QWO Cellulite Treatment at Michelle Esthetics

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:

  1. QWO injections contain collagenases, which are naturally occurring enzymes that break down the specific types of collagen in the fibrous bands that create cellulite.
  2. Fat cells are reallocated once the fibrous bands are broken, resulting in smoother skin.
  3. 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.

QWO® Results

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?
The majority of patients achieve their best results after three treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart.
Will I experience any pain during the injections?
Overall, the discomfort is minor and brief. During your QWO treatment, you’ll feel a pinch and a small bit of pressure, just like with a Botox injection. But since there is more fat and fewer nerves in the buttocks, QWO injections are nearly painless.
What are the side effects of QWO® injections?
Patients in clinical trials did not require any downtime after receiving QWO injections. However, substantial injection site bruising, itching, edema, and warmth in the treatment area are common side effects of QWO. The area may also become hard, red, or discolored for a short time. In those studies, all of the negative effects went away on their own within three weeks, and the bruising went away in much less time.

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?
There are no long-term results for QWO yet because it is a new treatment. However, it is expected to offer long-term results since it treats the structural origins of cellulite. The fat can migrate instead of remaining trapped between the fibrous bands when QWO destroys them.
Is QWO Safe?
With over 1,800 women participating in one study, QWO has seen more patients than any other FDA-approved cellulite treatment. The procedure was shown to be quite safe and effective, with adverse effects comparable to those seen with conventional cosmetic injectables.
Is QWO cellulite treatment available for the thighs?
QWO is currently only licensed to treat moderate to severe cellulite in adult women’s buttocks. Endo Aesthetics, QWO’s creators, are now researching the effects of additional treatment options.
Am I a good candidate for QWO?
QWO injections will benefit most adult women with cellulite. When treating cellulite in patients with good skin elasticity, QWO is ideal. During your free consultation with an injector at Michelle Esthetics, we’ll ask you some questions to see if you’re a good candidate for QWO. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in QWO, including collagenase, or if you have any bleeding issues, tell your injector before undergoing this therapy.

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?
The cost of QWO injections varies according to the number of treatment sessions you attend and the number of injections performed during each one. In general, one QWO treatment session at Michelle Esthetics costs about $800 to $1,000. Most clients need three treatment sessions to achieve their desired results.

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.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Rebecca Bogan
Rebecca Bogan
February 7, 2023.
Michelle and Paige are incredible! I had IPL treatment done by Paige. She explained and talked me through each set! Michelle helped me establish a skin care routine. The product line that she carries is amazing! My skin has never felt so hydrated. Would highly recommend Elle esthetics!!! Thank you a Michelle and Paige for making my skin glow!
Kelsey Dewitt
Kelsey Dewitt
September 4, 2022.
Michelle and Paige are incredible, they are committed to excellence. I cannot say enough good things my experience at each visit and the health of my skin since my first appt!
Taylor Cannon
Taylor Cannon
July 12, 2022.
I’ve had the pleasure of getting a few services done here! Love the staff, so friendly and accommodating. Very professional as well. Paige did my hydrafacial , will definitely be back for another one ! Pleased with the results .
Alyssa DiSalvatore
Alyssa DiSalvatore
May 26, 2022.
Hidden gem in Sola Salons! Michelle is an amazing injector. She really takes her time to explain everything, works with you on budget and is realistic about your expectations. You want an injector to fully assess your face and facial balancing rather than just throw whatever in. She’s awesome and so personable. I feel like I’ve know her for years! I’ve also had Microneedling done by Paige, who is incredibly kind and thorough. My skin is never AS red after I leave Paige because she uses special creams/serums on you and makes everything comfortable. One stop shop to get pampered at this place!
Roxanne Holt
Roxanne Holt
March 24, 2022.
Had my lips done by Shannon! Absolutely Amazing! They look perfect! Shannon really takes her time to make sure you look great!
March 21, 2022.
I thoroughly enjoy my appointments here! Shannon is is amazing, you couldn't ask for a more knowledgable, considerate, and compassionate nurse injector! I appreciate all the time she has invested in answering my questions and educating me. I am very satisfied with my results and I could not be happier! I recommend Shannon to all my family and friends and I will continue to go to her for Botox until the end of time!
Alexandra Santo
Alexandra Santo
March 5, 2022.
I had amazing experiences with Nurse Michelle and Nurse Raj in the Newtown Square location. They are both friendly, professional and talented. Each injector has an eye for creating natural beauty and has left me looking like a more refreshed version of myself. I know I am in good hands when I step in for an appointment.
Deanna Much Kristman
Deanna Much Kristman
November 2, 2021.
The entire team is amazing. Michelle walks you through the entire process and checks in throughout to make sure you're comfortable. Paige is also wonderful! She was extremely professional throughout my IPL service and really took the time to understand my main skin concerns. I've had other services from other providers, and I can honestly say they haven't come close to measuring up to Michelle and her team. Highly recommend them for all of your skincare needs!
Constance Mongelluzzo
Constance Mongelluzzo
September 9, 2021.
I love Michelle she explains everything with you and wants the best outcome for you. Love my results and will continue to come back. Anyone one the fence don’t be you will love the new you!!!!
Shannon McNelis
Shannon McNelis
August 4, 2021.
Michelle is a very experienced and professional nurse injector. If you are a nurse looking to join this field, I highly recommend you take Michelle’s course. No where else will you find the education she offers. She is extremely knowledgeable on all theory so not only do you gain the skills you need to be a good and SAFE injector, but she makes sure you have the knowledge to educate your clients. Michelle makes sure you are starting your new career path with a great educational foundation. She cares about your future and wants you to succeed! I am so grateful to have learned and trained with Michelle. With every single client I see, I am utilizing skills and tools that I learned from her. If you are serious about this career, you will be forever grateful that you took her course!

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