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Can an Injectable Treat Cellulite?

Posted on May 20th, 2021

Cellulite can be unsightly and difficult to get rid of. For years There has not been any new treatment approved by the FDA to treat the appearance of cellulite. Existing treatment options only offer temporary results. A new injectable treatment called QWO, which is collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, can now be used to improve moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks area of women.

QWO treatment allows for the smoothing of dimpled areas in the buttocks with an injection. In the clinical trials, this injectable for cellulite has proved to be very effective. Learning all that you can about QWO treatments can help you to determine whether it is right for you.

How Does QWO Work?

QWO works in 3 ways: by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen Cellulite is the dimpling of skin surrounding pockets of fat. Skin laxity or sagging skin is not the cause of cellulite. Just about every woman will experience cellulite in their lifetime. QWO is administered into the cellulite dimples found in the buttocks. There may be up to twelve injections per treatment. The enzyme that is in QWO helps to target  a structural cause under your skin that will release the dimple, and the skin will be smoother.

Is QWO Effective?

In clinical trials, QWO has been very effective. Visible results can be achieved in 10 weeks. Women in the trial were given three injections that were 21 days apart. They were shown to have reduced dimpling in this area of the body.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Of course, as with any treatment, you will want to have a realistic expectation for results. Visible results will begin to appear after each treatment and will continue each time you receive a set of injections. Most patients will see optimal results about 10 weeks after the QWO treatment is complete.  Studies are still ongoing to see how long QWO treatments will last.

What Are The Risks of QWO Injections?

There are several side effects that you may see after getting the QWO injections. Some reports stated that they had pain, formation of nodules, swelling, itching, discoloration, and a warm sensation. It is typical to experience a mild amount of bruising after any injection. Also, as with any injection, a severe allergy can occur, so it is important to talk to your provider before having this injection if you have any concerns. At this time, there is no long-term data on any long-term safety issues when it comes to QWO, and it is not expected that there will be any long-term negative effects.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have cellulite and you struggle to get rid of it, you may want to consider getting QWO injections. These injections will help to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite. If you are interested in QWO, please call MDSkin Lounge & Bar to schedule a consultation with a provider who can determine if QWO is the right treatment for you.