There is Hope on the Horizon for Cellulite Sufferers
- Posted on: Oct 15 2020
Cellulite affects nearly 80 percent of women. The problem has long been associated with excess fat, but a quick look around is all it takes to realize that fat is not the sole contributor to that cottage cheese appearance on the thighs or buttocks. Not only do we now know that people of pretty much any shape and size can develop cellulite, we know the culprit. Knowing the culprit has led to amazing discoveries in medicine. We are excited to begin utilizing new technology in the coming months. Here, we discuss everything you need to know about QWO cellulite treatment.
What is QWO?
Cellulite develops when naturally fatty tissue pushes against the fibrous bands that pass from the skin to deeper layers of tissue. QWO is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that has been extensively tested as a solution for cellulite. It is made primarily of CCH, Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum. This is an enzyme that breaks down collagen. Not just any collagen, though, the Type 1 and 3 protein that exists in specific tissues, like the fibrous septae that are responsible for cellulite.
QWO injections are administered similarly to dermal fillers or Botox. A tiny needle is used to deposit the clear, water-like mixture into the dimples of cellulite. In clinical trials, hundreds of patients received over a thousand injections, achieving dramatic results with few side effects. The side effects of QWO injections seem to be similar to other injectables. Bruising is expected and can last one to two weeks after the initial treatment. Patients have reported mild to moderate soreness, a side effect that can be managed with over-the-counter medication. With the benign nature of these side effects, patients have been able to resume normal activities, including exercise, the day after their injections.
Details about QWO Results
QWO is performed in areas where cellulite is most common, the buttocks, and the backs of the thighs. Because the treatment works by breaking down the fibrous septae causing dimples, it takes some time to see improvements. Many patients start to notice smoother skin as early as 3 weeks after receiving injections. The reduction in cellulite continues for some time. The best results have been achieved with a series of 3 appointments scheduled 3 weeks apart. According to data, the results of this protocol can last at least a few years. Being a new treatment, QWO will be closely followed to fully comprehend how long improvements sustain.
Hold Out Hope Just a Little Longer
Dr. Shridharani has participated in several of the clinical trials conducted to gain FDA-approval for QWO cellulite treatment. Having treated hundreds of people during these trials, he has gained significant skill and insight into the benefits of this product. We are excited to begin offering consultations for QWO cellulite treatment at this time for appointments beginning in the Spring of 2021.
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