By Mark Ginella, Managing Director, Radiance Medspa Avon
For years and years women have turned to a wide variety of topical cellulite treatments that have led to disappointing results at best. Top cellulite fixes and treatments have run the gamut from eating better and losing weight to creams, massages and fascia blasting. Do any of these cellulite treatments really work?
If they did, you probably wouldn't be reading this. Invasive cellulite treatments and surgery yield better results, but they are, well, invasive.
But an exciting new treatment is here to change the way we treat cellulite.
What is QWO
QWO Cellulite Treatment is an FDA-approved injectable that treats moderate to severe cellulite with collagenases enzymes that are believed to target the structural cause of cellulite.
In order to understand why QWO works, and why topical cellulite treatments do not work or provide only temporary improvement, let's consider the structure of cellulite, which is mostly a result of thickened fibrous septae bands beneath the skin. These bands pull skin down where they are connected and push fat up, causing the dimpling effect that appears on the surface. That means cellulite looks like a fat or skin problem,but the biggest issue is the connective fibrous bands.
How Much Does QWO Cost?
QWO cellulite treatments vary in price from $1800 to $2800 per treatment depending on how many dimples need to be released. The treatment protocol is designed as three treatments spaced 21 days a part.
Does QWO work for cellulite?
QWO works by getting to the root of what causes cellulite. The injectable prescription medicine - collagenase clostridium histolyticum aaes - treats cellulite in the buttocks, and it is hypothesized to work in three ways. Most important, the enzymes
in QWO break down the collagen in the fibrous bands, causing them to break and release their hold on the skin.
Think of it like a rope holding a hot air balloon to the ground - the rope being the fibrous bands. If you pull on the rope, the balloon will get pulled down too - the cellulite dimples in your skin. But if you cut the rope, the balloon goes free. If you cut the fibrous bands, your skin will also go free, and the dimpled skin will regain its oncesmooth appearance.
Not only does QWO cellulite treatment release the fibrous bands causing cellulite below the skin, but its enzymes also
redistribute fat cells and stimulate the growth of new collagen. That's important because other attributes of cellulite include enlarged fat cells that give the fibrous bands something to dimple and lost skin firmness that comes from age. With redistributed fat, the surface appearance becomes smoother, and with boosted collagen production, skin laxity improves.
This three-part process is why QWO cellulite treatment is a game changer in improving the appearance of cellulite.
Is QWO permanent?
There are many exciting aspects to QWO, and one of them is the treatment's longevity. Already, QWO has been seen to last for three years or more. It may be that for some women, results from QWO cellulite treatment are permanent.
To get the best results from QWO, you'll want to get multiple treatments. Endo Aesthetics, the makers of QWO, performed clinical trials in which adult women received three treatments spaced 21 days apart. You may start to see visible results as soon as 10 weeks after your first treatment as the QWO enzymes go to work on damaging the fibrous septae bands.
QWO cellulite treatment continues to work with each treatment, and final results are achieved about 90 days following that first visit in patients who have three treatments. Although patients may experience bruising, discomfort, or redness at the injection site, no post-treatment downtime is required. Patients with allergic hypersensitivity reactions may experience additional side effects from QWO.
How much does QWO cost?
The cost of QWO cellulite treatments is determined in part by the severity of a patient's cellulite and the number of treatments recommended to provide significant visible improvement. At an initial consultation, your provider will present a treatment plan and explain the timing and cost of reducing cellulite with groundbreaking QWO - the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite.
QWO is now available at Radiance Medspa in Avon, Connecticut. For more than a decade, Radiance Medspa has provided
the latest advances in non-invasive body sculpting treatments, and we are the top provider of CoolSculpting in Connecticut. With our years of experience offering aesthetic treatments for fat reduction, toning and muscle building, we are expert at tailoring treatment plans to each patient and are thrilled to add QWO to our range of body sculpting solutions.