QWO at Michelle Esthetics
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QWO Cellulite Treatment at Michelle Esthetics
Cellulite affects 90% of all women, regardless of their shape, size, age, or ethnicity. Many people believe it is caused by excess fat, but it is not. That means that no amount of dieting or exercise will help you get rid of that orange-peel look.
Fortunately, there is a cellulite-fighting injectable treatment called QWO®. QWO (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) is the first (and only) FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in adult women’s buttocks. It only takes three treatments, and the injections take no more than 10 minutes.
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What Causes Cellulite?
Fibrous bands (also known as fibrous septae) connect the skin to the muscle and are generally thin. Cellulite, on the other hand, develops when those bands thicken and drag the skin downward. This traps the fat cells between the bands, causing them to push up on the skin and resulting in depressions and a cottage cheese-like appearance.
Cellulite primarily affects women, and the structural cause is these connective bands of tissue beneath the skin. In addition, women’s skin thins as they age, revealing what lies beneath the surface more readily than men’s.
How Does QWO® Cellulite Treatment Work?
Cellulite treatments have been largely ineffective up to this point in cosmetic history, ranging from topical creams to minimally invasive procedures like Cellfina. QWO is the first injectable treatment for cellulite to hit the market, and it has been a game-changer since it is quick, effective, and noninvasive.
QWO repairs cellulite-dimpled skin in three steps:
- QWO injections contain collagenases, which are naturally occurring enzymes that break down the specific types of collagen in the fibrous bands that create cellulite.
- Fat cells are reallocated once the fibrous bands are broken, resulting in smoother skin.
- QWO stimulates the production of new collagen, creating skin that is healthier and smoother.
The QWO® Procedure
We’ll sanitize the treatment area in preparation for your therapy, and then the treatment will begin. Each side of the buttocks can receive up to 12 injections of QWO cellulite treatment, which is delivered directly to the treatment site via tiny needles. It takes about 10 minutes to complete the therapy.
Following your treatment, we’ll go over what to expect in the days to come and whether you should come back for a follow-up procedure.
The QWO injections are administered across three sessions, with each taking place three weeks apart. Patients frequently notice a reduction in the appearance of their cellulite following their first session, but results can vary. Over the next two sessions, the smoothing of the treatment areas becomes more apparent.
The enzyme will continue to break down more fibrous bands after the third session, so you’ll see fewer and fewer cellulite dimples. Four weeks after the third treatment, or 10 weeks after the first, you should expect to see your final results.
Benefits of QWO® Cellulite Treatment
These before and after images are proof that you can achieve smoother skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite dimples with QWO injections.
- Diminishes the appearance of cellulite and smoothes out your skin’s surface
- Nonsurgical and minimally-invasive treatment
- No downtime or recovery period involved
- Side effects are mild and dissipate on their own
- Final results can be seen within one month of your final treatment session
Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments will I need?
Will I experience any pain during the injections?
What are the side effects of QWO® injections?
In general, with each therapy session, the adverse effects of QWO tend to grow less severe and subside more quickly. QWO does have the potential for more serious side effects, but they are uncommon. Allergic (hypersensitive) reactions such as anaphylaxis are an example. But as long as you discuss such possibilities with your injector before undergoing this treatment, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
How long do results last?
Is QWO Safe?
Is QWO cellulite treatment available for the thighs?
Am I a good candidate for QWO?
At the consultation, you will go over your medications with us and let us know if you are taking any specific ones, such as blood thinners. We’ll also examine you to make sure there’s no active infection in the treatment region. Finally you’ll also be asked if you’re expecting a child or if you’re currently breastfeeding.
As long as you don’t fit any of the descriptions listed above, you should be a good candidate for QWO injections.
How much does QWO® cellulite treatment cost?
Free consultations are available to discuss your questions and our treatment options. During that conversation we can also provide an estimate for your treatment.
QWO® Cellulite Treatment Recovery
QWO does not require any downtime or recovery. You can come in during your lunch break, undergo the procedure, and then resume your normal routine right away!
Is QWO® Right for Me?
QWO at Michelle Esthetics is a natural way to restore your skin’s smooth and youthful texture, especially if you want a nonsurgical cellulite reduction treatment. QWO treatments can also be used in conjunction with some of our other procedures.
Every treatment plan at Michelle Esthetics is customized to ensure that your skin improves as much as possible. We provide free consultations and always take the time to discuss your goals and answer any questions you may have.
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- Anastacia Novosyadlo
“Had amazing experience! I was there exactly 2 weeks ago when I saw Michelle. it has been hands down the best experience. She took her time really making sure I had good results and that I was satisfied. I was really worried about bruising, but she made sure to do it in the way that to my surprise I did not bruise at all. I will be going back for sure. I had a lot of questions and she helped me with everything. I had an issue with my brilliant distinctions program and they took their time to help me with everything. the price was also amazing for the best service I’ve ever had.”
- Kevin Shen
“Michelle knows her stuff very well. I got 40 units on my upper face. I have good skin for my age. I am 43 years old. But I stated to get frown lines in my mid-thirties. Since then I have been getting Botox probably once or twice a year. I also have small lines on my forehead. Michelle also injected some on my eye corners to lift my “droopy“ a bit. I am very happy about the overall experience.
Also Michelle looks so young. I probably will get some injections (filler) from her later as she obviously doesn’t overdo it. I hate fake, plastic look when it’s too much.”