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Our experienced team of aesthetic professionals here at Pinsky Plastic Surgery is excited to offer a new option for cellulite that offers women a truly revolutionary way to diminish signs of cellulite in the buttocks. QWO® is a completely non-surgical solution that has proven effective for diminishing the skin depressions associated with cellulite and leading to a smoother and healthier look. QWO® joins Cellfina, another advanced cellulite treatment available from our practice, as part of our continuing effort to provide patients with effective, minimally-invasive options for treating this very common concern.

What Is QWO®?

QWO® is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe degrees of cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Unlike virtually every other treatment method available for cellulite, QWO® is an injectable solution. The composition of the QWO® solution includes enzymes called collagenases. It is believed that collagenases are able to target specific fibrous bands deep within the skin that pull superficial dermal layers down, ultimately creating the telltale craters and dimples that are characteristic of cellulite. The QWO® solution is designed to release the fibrous bands, redistribute fat cells, and stimulate new growth of the skin’s natural collagen in the treatment area to significantly diminish signs of cellulite for a much smoother appearance.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite can develop when fibrous bands that connect surface layers of skin with the muscles underneath begin to pull the skin in a downward trajectory. This can happen when the skin starts getting thinner over time and underlying fat cells become enlarged. As the skin becomes pulled down further and further, dimples and depressions are ultimately produced by the process. Women typically develop cellulite in greater numbers than men due to the unique way that body fat is distributed in females. The condition is extremely common among women, even for individuals who take excellent care of their bodies and their skin. Fortunately, new options such as QWO® offer women less-invasive (and quite effective) remedies for cellulite that can noticeably enhance the appearance of the skin.

What Does the QWO® Treatment Process Involve?

For optimal results, QWO® injections are provided in a series of three treatments spaced approximately three weeks apart from one another. During each treatment session, the QWO® solution will be precisely injected into areas of the buttock tissue that are exhibiting signs of cellulite. In most cases, the treatment sessions only take about 10 minutes to complete and can be performed here at our Palm Beach Gardens office.

One of the many benefits offered by QWO® procedures is the fact that they do not require a recovery period. Most individuals who undergo this treatment are able to resume their normal daily activities immediately. While some bruising and irritation around the injection sites can be expected, these effects should fade shortly after the procedure.

What Can I Expect from the Results of QWO® Injections?

It often takes up to 10 weeks before the initial results of QWO® become apparent; however, some individuals may notice the aesthetic benefits of the treatment much earlier than that. It is important for patients to complete the entire three-treatment cycle for the best results. While QWO® may not make cellulite disappear completely, this solution is capable of dramatically reducing signs of the condition for a much smoother look.

Do you have questions about QWO® injections for cellulite? Please reach out to our practice for additional information, or to schedule a consultation.