Although men sometimes experience it, cellulite is mostly a female phenomenon. Researchers aren’t exactly sure why this is, though it is generally believed to be due to the role of the hormone estrogen, as many women have problems with cellulite during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause.
The places that cellulite normally develops includes the thighs, buttocks, knees, and sometimes the abdomen. What makes cellulite so frustrating to women is that, unlike other parts of the body, cellulite stubbornly refuses to respond to exercise and diet.
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What is Qwo?
Qwo is a simple injectable treatment that reduces the severity and appearance of cellulite around the buttocks. Cellulite creates an “orange peel” skin texture, affecting about 85% of women over the age of twenty. Scientists have long struggled to provide an effective solution for cellulite. But when the FDA cleared Qwo for cellulite treatment in 2020, many women found the answer that they were looking for.
How It Works
Qwo is made from something called collagenases clostridium histolyticum-aaes.
Let’s call it “CCH.” This is a natural enzyme that, after injection into cellulite, releases the tension holding the fibrous bands into place. The injected CCH goes to work breaking down these tough fibers that connect the skin to the muscle, causing a redistribution of underlying fat.
As this process continues, the appearance of cellulite begins fading, and the buttocks skin takes on a more smooth and balanced look. Recent studies have found that injections with Qwo significantly improve cellulite with a low risk of side effects.
Qwo Cellulite Treatment Benefits:
- Simple injection
- Fast treatment
- No incisions necessary
- Long-lasting results
- Smoother buttocks
- No recovery or downtime required
The best candidates for cellulite treatment with Qwo are those desiring the elimination of moderate to severe cellulite, as long as they are in good general health. Since women who are pregnant and lactating tend to develop complications, they are not qualified for this procedure. It is also not appropriate for those with bleeding disorders or an active infection at the proposed site of treatment.
Qwo Treatment Cost
If you undergo a package of three Qwo treatment sessions, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,800 to $3,200. Consult with your Qwo provider to determine the exact cost of your individual treatment.
Before undergoing a Qwo cellulite treatment, you will need to meet with your provider in a consultation. Inform them of your medical history, including any medications that you’re currently taking, including nutritional supplements. This is to ensure that nothing that you are taking interferes with any required medications or hampers your recovery.
Qwo Treatment Procedure
You’ll begin by lying flat on your stomach. Your practitioner will disinfect the area to be treated. Then they will inject the product directly into the cellulite. Once all of your injections are complete, you’ll simply relax for a few minutes while the injections do their thing. You can then return home to immediately reengage with your life as normal.
Following your Qwo treatment, you may notice some temporary soreness and bruising around the injection sites. This should subside within a couple of days.
Most patients require multiple treatment sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals. Your Qwo sessions can be spaced out a few weeks apart. Most patients benefit from three Qwo treatments to achieve optimal results.
Once you have completed your final Qwo treatment session, you will be gratified to begin seeing tighter, smoother skin around your buttocks. The underlying tissue bands will have loosened, evenly distributing the underlying fat, leading to cellulite-free results.