What is QWO?
Qwo is the only injectable available that is FDA approved for the removal of cellulite. Here’s how it works with one to three treatments. The actual bands that cause cellulite are dissolved by this injection. This is a new treatment that’s never been performed before. This was FDA approved. Meaning that it met the strictest criteria by the federal government to be approved for the removal of cellulite. With previous types of procedures, such as liposuction and Cellfina, cellulite could be improved, but not removed. And these procedures had significant downtime. With the injectable Qwo, which is now offered in Chicago, cellulite can actually be treated with a simple injection.
Where Can Cellulite Be Found?
Cellulite is typically found in female patients versus men. The reason it’s found in women is because women’s hormones are different and the way their bands look, crosshatch, is different than men.
Cellulite is most typically found along the patient’s legs. Sometimes the butt area and rarely the stomach. Their problem with cellulite is it creates a cobblestoning appearance. And for some women, if they’re trying to wear bathing suits, even if they’re in relatively good shape, their genetic predisposition will make them have cellulite.
There are plenty of alternatives for cellulite, but very few are effective. Liposuction is good for reduction of fat, but does not work for cellulite. Cellulite is different to treat cellulite. You need to remove the bands. Some doctors described using fork liposuction, cannulas, as well as a device called Cellfina. However, these treatments can be painful.
Frequently asked questions
The downtime with QWO has found to be “limited.”
There may be some mild discomfort, but the pain seems to be well tolerated by our patients. And it’s less than that of a surgical intervention.
There are no guarantees what results have been promising based on the study and our limited experience.
Between one to three treatments.
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