QWO is an injectable treatment for cellulite, and it’s available at Solace Med Spa!
If you have cellulite, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the struggle of feeling self-conscious about those unsightly dimples in your thigh and buttocks region, especially during shorts and bathing suit weather. But you’re certainly not alone – it’s estimated that roughly 85% of all women over the age of 25 have some degree of cellulite. Only about 10% of men are affected. The good news is there are options in combating the unwanted bumpy appearance that often comes with the cellulite territory.
At Solace Med Spa, we offer one of the latest innovations in treating cellulite for our patients. We carry the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite. It’s called QWO® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) and it’s making waves in the medical aesthetics community for its amazing skin-smoothing benefits.
First of all, cellulite isn’t your fault. It’s not fat; it’s not caused by what or how much you eat; and it’s not because you aren’t getting enough exercise. The formation of cellulite is simply a part of a woman’s biology.
Special enzymes in QWO (called collagenases) target specific structural causes under the skin. This is believed to occur in three ways: 1) by releasing fibrous bands; 2) redistributing fat cells; and 3) stimulating the growth of new collagen.
Every case of cellulite is different, so we’ll have to take a look at your specific condition to determine how many injections may be needed. In clinical studies, however, women typically received three treatments of QWO spaced about 21 days apart.
The most common side effects of QWO include bruising at the injection site. Other side effects reported were mild pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling, or a warm sensation in the treatment area. Though rare, the most serious side effect is an allergic reaction. Women who are allergic to any collagenase or the ingredients in QWO, or who have an active infection in the treatment area, should not receive the injections.
If cellulite hinders you from sporting your favorite pair of shorts or donning that sexy bathing suit without a wrap, then give us a call at 832-808-7095. We’ll set up a consultation to discuss your specific concerns and determine if QWO is right for you.