Shrink Your Cellulite With QWO® Injections

If you’re like many women, you may be plagued by cellulite on your backside. This dimpled skin tends to appear on the buttocks and the back of your thighs. One of the most frustrating aspects of cellulite is that it has nothing to do with your weight; even thin women can have cellulite. 

Unfortunately, there has been little that you can do if you have cellulite — until now. 

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment called QWO®, which contains two types of enzymes that break down collagen. QWO is delivered by injections and gradually smoothes out your skin. 

Are you curious to learn more? Our providers at eleven 19 Medical + Weight Loss explain more about QWO injections and how to know if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

What is QWO?

QWO contains two types of enzymes that break down the collagen in your skin and that eat away at the fibrous bands that connect your skin to the muscle. As a result, your cellulite breaks up and your skin smooths out.

If you look closely at cellulite (which can be difficult to do because of where it’s located), the skin is thinner. The fat cells underneath are also enlarged. This creates a dimpling effect, which leads to the telltale appearance of cellulite.

QWO treatment is a minimally invasive procedure consisting of injections given 21 days apart. The development of this drug was the result of the biggest study ever done on cellulite, so its arrival on the treatment scene is really quite exciting.

Who’s a good candidate for QWO

Although QWO is very effective for breaking up cellulite, it’s not the right procedure for everyone. QWO is intended for those with moderate to severe cellulite. The ideal candidate for QWO injections is a woman with tight cellulite divots.

Women whose cellulite is actually the result of skin laxity in the buttocks and thighs are less likely to see significant results from QWO treatment. A lot of women see skin laxity or sagging and think that it’s cellulite, but this is not true cellulite.

What to expect from QWO

We give QWO injections on an outpatient basis, meaning that your recovery time is minimal. You can get up to 12 injections in each cheek at one time, and you need to have a total of three injections, each 21 days apart.

You may experience some bruising after the procedure. This is actually a good sign: It means that the treatment is working. The more dimples that we inject with QWO, the greater the degree of bruising you’re likely to experience. Some of this bruising may be extreme and painful, but it usually disappears within two weeks.

The good news is that you’re likely to experience less bruising with each subsequent treatment. But if you do experience bruising, you may want to take it easy for a few days. Vigorous exercise brings more blood flow to your skin, which can cause bruising to appear worse.

The even better news is that your results are expected to last. Most people who get QWO treatments are expected to remain cellulite-free.

If you have cellulite and would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for the QWO injections, call us at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Ontario, California.

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