Is stubborn cellulite ruining your bikini bod? You are not alone. Up to 90 percent of women will experience cellulite at some point in our lives. And many of us are looking for an effective cellulite reduction treatment.
Unfortunately, no amount of dieting and exercise gets rid of these lumps. However - there is now QWO, a safe, simple, FDA-approved injectable cellulite reduction procedure with the potential to eradicate these unsightly bumps once and for all.
For patients seeking cellulite reduction New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Alexis Parcells is proud to announce that her practice is among the first in the Garden State to offer QWO. Contact Dr. Parcells at Parcells Plastic Surgery in New Jersey for more information.
Cellulite dimpling results from enlarged fat cells combined with loosening skin and thickening fibrous bands. QWO works by addressing those thicker fibrous bands directly. Formally known as collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, QWO is the first injectable cellulite reduction treatment to be FDA approved to treat cellulite. It is targeted for treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in women.
QWO injectable combines the collagenases AUX-I and AUX-II, according to the manufacturer, Endo International. These are purified enzymes which the clostridium histolyticum bacterium produces naturally. When combined, these enzymes release fibrous septae, breaking down the collagen within the bands. This collagen synthesis leads to improved skin appearance and texture.
QWO is considered safe for most patients. Those with a history of hypersensitivity to collagenase or any QWO formulation components should not undergo the procedure.
Anyone with known bleeding abnormalities should consult their doctor before having QWO injections. Make sure to tell your doctor about all medications and supplements you currently take. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait until after delivery and weaning for QWO. Those with active infections in the treatment area must wait until they recover.
QWO is a straightforward procedure.
After marking out the treatment areas, the doctor injects QWO directly into the cellulite dimples.
Three sessions, spaced three weeks apart, are needed. Each session lasts about 30 minutes.
Expect some bruising after QWO injections. It’s fine to resume normal activities after your session, although you might experience some mild pain in the buttocks.
Discomfort is usually gone within a few days, although it can last longer for some people. An over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen or aspirin should relieve any pain.
Results aren’t immediate, but you should notice substantial cellulite reduction in about ten weeks.
QWO cellulite reduction results should last at least one year. The good news is that many patients find QWO treatment has permanent effects. While that is not the case for everyone, it is true for a significant percentage.
At Parcells Plastic Surgery in New Jersey cellulite reduction using QWO is now available. Start eliminating unattractive cellulite today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Parsells.
QWO is painless, although some women may feel a small sting when injected. Buttocks injections are the least painful of any body part due to their fat content.
There are few risks associated with QWO. Those risks pertain to the side effects of injections in general, such as:
There is always a small risk of infection. Call your doctor if the area becomes very painful, warm, red, and swollen, or if you develop a fever.
Costs vary according to the size of the treatment area.
Because it is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance will not pay for QWO treatments.
There is no downtime for QWO. The process does not require anesthesia. It is safe to drive yourself home or elsewhere after the procedure.
Before QWO, treatments for cellulite reduction were available, but they provided only short-term benefits. Whether patients received laser therapy, radiofrequency treatments, minute incisions, or other methods touted for cellulite reduction, the best-case scenario was three years of relief. Before long, the skin dimpling around fat pockets returned.
Parcells Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced surgical and cosmetic medical spa treatments to women in New Jersey.
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