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Everything You Need to Know About QWO for Cellulite

Updated: May 13, 2022

Do you have those lumpy, bumpy, dimpled, and unattractive areas of skin around the thighs, buttocks, hips, buttocks, and abdomen? Those are cellulite. Thankfully, there are cellulite injectables that help treat the harmless but unappealing condition called cellulite.

The QWO injectable solution is a cellulite treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is a cellulite injectable for women that redistributes the clumps of fat that form the unsightly bumps.

In this post, let’s cover the essential information you need to know about the QWO cellulite injectable. We will look at how it works, its effects, the potential side effects, and other pertinent details.

What is Cellulite?

Before we get into the QWO cellulite injectable, let’s first clear the air and understand what cellulite is and how it forms.

Cellulite is a prevalent but harmless skin condition that manifests as a lumpy and dimpled skin area, usually around the hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. The texture of cellulite is comparable to cottage cheese or orange peel. Although it is common, it generally affects more women than men.

Mild cellulite is only visible if you pinch the skin where cellulite is present. Severe cellulite is easily visible due to the drastic appearance of rumpled and bumpy skin with peaks and valleys.

What Causes Cellulite?

There is very little known about what causes cellulite. But one thing is sure: fibrous connective cords tether the skin to the muscle, with fat sandwiched in between. As the fat cells accumulate and push against the skin, they create an uneven dimpling called cellulite.

Many factors affect and contribute to the formation of cellulite. Hormones and genetics that determine skin texture, skin structure, and body type can play a role. An individual’s weight and muscle tone may also lead to cellulite, but even fit people can have it.

What is the QWO Cellulite Injectable?

QWO is the first and only cellulite injectable approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate to severe cellulite cases in adult women. It is made of enzymes called collagenases, which target the structural fibrous bands that cause cellulite.

Collagenases break the fibrous bands when injected under the skin. It will help redistribute fat cells’ clumps and stimulate the production of new collagen protein. However, it does not burn fat.

The Effects of QWO

The effects of QWO are quick, often manifesting themselves within a few weeks of the injection. It reduces the appearance of cellulite around the thighs and buttocks and helps contour and sculpt the lower body. Plus, it assists in correcting dimpled and uneven skin texture by encouraging new collagen growth.

Does QWO have Side Effects?

QWO has side effects. The most common are:

  • Bruising

  • Hardness

  • Pain

  • Redness

  • Itching

  • Swelling

  • Discoloration

  • Warmth around the treatment area

These side effects are common and minor. They will dissipate and will not affect the outcome. However, QWO has other more serious but rarer side effects.

Allergic reactions are possible with QWO – reactions like anaphylaxis. You should immediately contact a healthcare professional if you experience the following symptoms after a QWO injection:

  • Swollen face

  • Hives

  • Chest pain

  • Trouble breathing

  • Dizziness

  • Fainting

  • Low blood pressure

How to Ensure Safety with QWO?

It is best to consult with trained, certified, and experienced professionals before getting a QWO injection to discover all the risks. We encourage you to ask any questions regarding the treatment during the consultation. You should also divulge any details about your medical history to the doctor.

The doctor can tell you about contraindications that will affect the results of QWO. The most common contraindications include pregnancy, bleeding problems, and blood-thinning medicines that prevent blood clotting (anticoagulants and antiplatelets).

You should discuss the medicines you are taking with the physician. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as vitamins and herbal supplements, might cause adverse effects, so you should also tell your doctor about them.

Who are the Best Candidates for QWO?

Women with moderate to severe cellulite around the buttocks and thighs are the most suitable QWO recipients. The ideal patient is young, healthy, not prone to drastic weight fluctuations, and has no skin laxity.

Such women will get the best results out of the QWO cellulite injectable. There is no absolute cure for cellulite, but women with the traits described above will see the most cellulite reduction.

How Soon Will the Results Become Noticeable?

You will begin seeing the results of the QWO cellulite injectable within three to ten weeks of the injection. Several factors affect the efficacy of the treatment – the severity of the cellulite case, the youth of the patient, their skin condition, and more factors all play a part. When you begin noticing desirable results, that is not yet the end of QWO’s effects.

Results will continue improving for weeks after seeing the first improvements.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The results of QWO may last from one to five years. Again, several factors play a role in affecting the length of the results. Depending on the patient, results may vary.

If you want to maintain results, you may need repeated treatments. You may need around three sessions spaced three weeks apart to get the initial desired results.

The Benefits of QWO

QWO has multiple benefits, including:

  • Results are seen quickly

  • Results are long-lasting and easily sustainable

  • Treatment reduces cellulite around the thighs and buttocks

  • Injections correct dimpled and uneven skin texture caused by cellulite

  • Contours and sculpts the body

  • Repeated treatments maintain results

  • Non-invasive and generally safe

Want to get rid of stubborn and unappealing cellulite right now? We have made it easy for you to book and schedule your QWO treatment with Premier Aesthetics using our online booking tool.

Book and Schedule a QWO Session with Premier Aesthetics

You can book a QWO cellulite injectable session with us by calling (434) 425-3545, emailing, or sending us a message through our contact form. We are based at 305 Craghead Street, Suite 102-D, Danville, VA, 24541.

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