Did you know that between 80 to 90 percent of women experience cellulite at some point in their adult lives? Although cellulite is remarkably common, treatment options for this cosmetic concern have been limited in past decades. But, with the release of QWO, the first injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks, there’s now a safe and simple solution for cellulite.
At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center, we’re thrilled to offer QWO for our patients who want to finally say goodbye to cellulite.
To understand how QWO combats cellulite, let’s first go over how cellulite forms.
Cellulite most often develops as a result of septa, which are thick, fibrous sections of collagen. Septa bind the skin to the underlying muscle tissue. When fat cells accumulate in between the skin and muscle, the septa keep the skin and muscle connected around the fat deposits. This creates the dimpling of the skin that’s considered to be cellulite.
What is QWO?
QWO is the first and only injectable to be approved by the FDA for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. The active ingredient in QWO is collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, which contains collagenase enzymes.
How Does QWO Work?
QWO is thought to work in two key ways. For one, the collagenase enzymes break down the fibrous septa that pull down on the skin. When the force of the septa is released, the skin can rise back up to its normal position, giving the skin a smooth appearance.
The results of QWO may also be attributed to collagen production stimulation. When QWO breaks down the septa, it also triggers the body’s healing response, which causes new collagen to form. Additional collagen provides strength and structure to the skin, making it look smoother and more youthful.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically, patients need three treatment sessions, scheduled three weeks apart, to achieve the maximum results. QWO only takes about 15 minutes to administer and requires no downtime.
QWO is an innovative, effective treatment for stubborn collagen. To learn more about this treatment and whether it could work for you, schedule a consultation at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center today.