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What Are QWO Injections?

QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. QWO contains enzymes called collagenases that target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. The enzymes eat away at the fibrous septae bands, which are often regarded as the root cause of cellulite since they tug the skin down and cause surrounding fat to bulge under the surface. Gradually, the enzymes dissolve the tethers and allow the skin to float up and smooth itself out, effectively diminishing the appearance of cellulite.

A full course of QWO treatment consists of three rounds of injections, spaced 21 days apart. The injection experience is similar to that of other injectable treatments, like Botox and fillers. No anesthesia is required, but you will likely experience bruising after the procedure. Ideal candidates for QWO are adult women who have moderate to severe cases of cellulite in the buttocks

Can QWO Injections Improve the Appearance of Cellulite?

Qwo is clinlically proven to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. In the past, cellulite treatments have been inconvenient and ineffective. However, QWO may be the most successful, non-invasive treatment for cellulite that has ever been introduced.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is typically caused by bands of collagen, called septae, that attach the skin to the muscle. As fat accumulates between the skin and the muscle, the “dimples”, are caused by the septae tightening the skin closer to the muscle between the pockets of fat. This action makes the fat appear encircled in divots, which show up as dimples in the skin. Cellulite is a highly prevalent condition, affecting about 90% of women. That’s right-most women, regardless of their age, weight, or ethnicity, have cellulite. And, it’s completely normal. However, many women are unhappy when they notice cellulite on their bodies, especially around the hips, butt, and thighs.

Is QWO an Effective Cellulite Treatment?

Qwo has also been proven to be a highly effective treatment for cellulite. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important for patients to have realistic expectations before scheduling QWO treatment. Evidence from initial studies show that QWO, like many other cellulite treatments, will significantly reduce but not totally eliminate cellulite.

You will likely see results from QWO treatment a few weeks after your first round of injections. Full results can be expected after about a month. Because QWO is a new treatment, the exact longevity of results is currently unknown. However, studies suggest that the results may last anywhere from several months to even years.

The major benefits of QWO include:

  • Clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite
  • Zero post-treatment downtime
  • First and only FDA-approved cellulite injectable
  • Injections takes as little as ten minutes
  • Non-Surgical
  • Improve self-confidence

QWO vs. Other Cellulite Treatments

There are existing cellulite treatments on the market. However, many are either invasive, ineffective, or only work for mild to moderate cellulite. QWO is game-changing for cosmetic surgery because it is a treatment for moderate to severe cellulite that requires no downtime and has proven to be highly effective. Other cellulite treatments may work by severing the septae. The treatment Cellfina®, for example, uses a tiny blade to sever the bands, while laser treatments do so with thermal energy. These surgical procedures require more downtime to heal and may not be very effective. The major difference with QWO is that it seems to loosen the septae chemically, rather than severing them mechanically. As we discussed earlier, enzymes in the injectable work to dissolve the tethered septae, diminishing the appearance of cellulite without requiring significant recovery.

QWO Cellulite Treatment in Milwaukee, WI

At Illume Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, our mission is to provide the ultimate level of service and comprehensive care to improve our patients’ confidence and overall quality of life. As the Milwaukee area’s largest cosmetic surgery and physician-supervised medspa practice, we offer a wide variety of treatment options and utilize advanced technologies to help you achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of. We happy to offer Qwo to patiets in Milwaukee and Waukesha. If you’re interested in QWO for cellulite treatment, schedule a complimentary Qwo consultation today!