Over stubborn cellulite? Ask about an exciting treatment now available at our medspa
There are 3 things that, together, contribute to cellulite formation: fibrous bands under the skin get thicker, skin thins, and fat cells get larger–pushing against the skin and creating dimples.
What is Qwo? Qwo is the first and only FDA- approved injectable cellulite treatment in the buttocks of adult women. Qwo is made from enzymes called collagenase clostridium hystoliticum-aaes. These enzymes target the cellulites by releasing the fibrous bands which cause dimpling, which then helps redistribute fat cells, and stimulate the growth of new collagen. Qwo is done in series of 3 treatments, spaced out 3 weeks apart.
The Treatment process starts with in-clinic consultation to determine if you are the right candidate for this treatment. Qwo is indicated mainly for cellulites (skin dimpling), it is not a treatment for laxity which requires a different procedure.
What to expect during the treatment? Once you are determined to be the right candidate for this treatment, your Provider will mark the targeted cellulites and take photos for record keeping and documentation. Qwo is injected subcutaneously in the identified cellulites. You may feel slight discomfort during the injection but overall a well tolerated procedure.
What to expect after the treatment? The most common side effect of Qwo is bruising followed by some soreness, itchiness and nodule. These generally resolve within about 2 weeks. The bruising severity decrease with each round of treatment. In the clinical trials, no post-treatment downtime was required.
How much is the treatment? A full in-clinic assessment is required to see if a patient requires 1 or more vials per session. Treatment cost is dependent on severity of cellulite, size of the area, and presenting symptoms. A package cost which includes 3 sessions will be discussed on the day of your appointment.
Here’s our Aesthetic Provider injecting Qwo to one of our patients:
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WHAT IS QWO®?
QWO is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the
buttocks of adult women.
Do not receive QWO if you: are allergic to collagenase or to any of the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection at the treatment area.
QWO may cause serious side effects, including:
Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have hives, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, swollen face, chest pain, dizziness or fainting after receiving QWO;
Injection site bruising
Before receiving QWO, tell your healthcare provider if you:
have a bleeding problem
are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing or plan to nurse. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will receive QWO or breastfeed.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant).
The most common side effects of QWO include: injection site bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling and warmth in the treatment area.
These are not all the possible side effects of QWO. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088.
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