Did you know that 90% of women will develop cellulite?
It’s true. Cellulite is common and perfectly natural, and it has nothing to do with your overall health or lifestyle. Cellulite just happens.
That being said, if you’re feeling self-conscious about your cellulite and want to reduce its appearance, our aesthetic injection specialists at Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, CA, and Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, are here for you.
…But First, What is Cellulite and What Causes It?
There’s a big market for topical products that promise big results for cellulite reduction.
You know what we’re talking about, and you also know they don’t work.
Why don’t these topicals work? Because cellulite is caused by tough, stubborn fibrous bands beneath the skin which create pockets and dimples. You can’t break up those tough strands with a mere topical cream, because cellulite isn’t caused by skin textural imperfections; it goes much deeper.
In most cases, addressing cellulite effectively requires a surgical procedure to break up the strands of fat. But here at Skin by Lovely, we’re all about non-surgical solutions for helping you look and feel your very best.
Introducing QWO, the Injectable for Cellulite Reduction
It’s natural to have cellulite, but it’s also natural to wish it away. If you feel self-conscious about moderate to severe cellulite on your buttocks, book a consultation at Skin by Lovely to find out if QWO is right for you.
What is QWO?
QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to treat cellulite in the buttocks. QWO is much like a facial filler to plump up the lips or cheeks, but this one smooths out your other cheeks. *wink*
The injectable works by:
- Breaking up the fibrous bands that cause cellulite beneath the skin
- Redistributing fat cells in the area
- Stimulating collagen production to improve skin firmness and fullness
Essentially, QWO addresses all of the reasons cellulite occurs, offering long-term results in as little as 10 weeks.
Who is a good candidate for QWO?
Adult women who have moderate to severe cellulite can receive QWO. There are exceptions in cases of allergic history to any of the ingredients or an active infection in the treatment area. We will go over your health history and examine the treatment area to determine if QWO is right for you.
How quickly does QWO work to reduce cellulite?
In clinical studies, QWO worked in as little as 10 weeks with three treatments each spaced 21 days apart.
What should I expect during my treatment?
After ensuring your comfort, your aesthetic injection specialist will inject QWO into cellulite dimples for targeted results.
Up to two treatment areas can be treated during a single session.
We will also provide you with aftercare instructions and book your follow-up appointments to review results and administer more QWO so you can get the full benefit from treatment.
How many sessions will I need for visible cellulite reduction?
You are unique, and your treatment must cater to your unique needs. We will determine during your consultation what your personalized treatment plan will look like. However, based on clinical trials, women on average saw results with three treatment sessions spaced 21 days apart. Results were visible starting at 10 weeks.
What about pre- and post-care instructions?
We will provide you with pre- and post-care instructions during your consultation to ensure you’re prepared and receive the best care and results.
Is there any downtime with QWO cellulite injections?
Patients in clinical trials required no post-treatment downtime following QWO injections. There was some mild bruising and discomfort, but these side effects cleared up prior to the next treatment session.
Is QWO safe and FDA approved?
QWO is the first and only injection for cellulite reduction that is FDA-approved. It is considered safe for most adult women.
However, women who are pregnant or nursing should not receive QWO. If you’re allergic to any of the ingredients, QWO should not be used. Certain prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and supplements do not interact well with QWO. Please discuss your health history with our providers.
Are there any side-effects?
Every prescription treatment carries a small risk of side-effects. The most common side effects are related to injection site discomfort and discoloration, which is to be expected any time a needle penetrates the skin. Bruising, redness, warmth, itching, and swelling are very common and normal.
Rare side effects can be avoided by seeing an expert at an established, reputable practice like Skin by Lovely. These include allergic reactions, which we can avoid during our consultation by going over your full health history prior to your first treatment.
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