Don’t wait any longer to enjoy smoother thighs and buttocks and get rid of unsightly cellulite with a simple and effective Qwo treatment performed by Dr. Olga Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Call us today to learn more about Qwo cost in Houston and set up an appointment with Dr. Bachilo
QWO Treatment in Houston, TX
HOW IT WORKS
Are you self-conscious or bothered by cellulite on your buttocks? Perhaps you avoid wearing shorts or skirts or cover up when wearing a bathing suit. If so, you may want to consider QWO as an effective treatment option. QWO is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to address moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. The QWO treatment is a simple and safe one but should always be performed by a qualified medical provider such as board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo.
Healthy women who wish to eliminate stubborn cellulite on their buttocks can often benefit from this treatment. However, you should not receive QWO injections if you have an infection in the treatment area, are allergic to any collagenase, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. To learn more about candidacy, schedule a consultation appointment at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Bellaire, TX today.
Qwo: How It Works
Cellulite is caused by fibrous connective tissue called fibrous septae. When your skin begins to thin with aging and fat cells enlarge, these fibrous septae bands thicken and push against the skin, creating a dimpling appearance.
QWO contains enzymes called collagenases which are believed to target the structural cause of cellulite beneath your skin. This is achieved through redistributing fat cells, releasing fibrous bands, and triggering the growth of new collagen.
During treatment, your injector will mark each dimple to be treated with a surgical marker. Next, QWO is injected into targeted areas in the buttocks using a very fine needle to reduce the severity of dimpling. Treatment is quick and can take as little as 10 minutes to complete.
Long-Term Results With Qwo
Following your QWO treatment, you may experience bruising, discomfort, itching, redness, swelling, and areas of hardness at the injection site. These effects are temporary and should resolve within 3 weeks. If you are planning on wearing a bathing suit or clothing that reveals the treatment area, we advise waiting to undergo injection, as bruising may be visible.
Noticeable results can be seen in 10 weeks. Each individual will receive a personalized treatment plan depending on their goals, though most women need 3 treatments, each spaced 21 days apart. Once optimal results are achieved, they are permanent, so you can enjoy your smoother buttocks for years to come!
Take the first step toward treating stubborn and unsightly cellulite by scheduling a consultation appointment at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Houston, TX area today. We will be happy to speak with you regarding your treatment options to help make your aesthetic goals a reality.
Can QWO be used on thighs for cellulite?
QWO is FDA approved for use in the buttocks. In some cases, it may be used to treat cellulite in areas such as the thighs as well. This use would be considered off-label; therefore, you will have to speak to your treating physician to determine treatment’s safety in that area.
How long does QWO for cellulite last?
Results from QWO injections are expected to be permanent. Over time, it is important to maintain a stable and healthy weight after your QWO injections. This will allow you to enjoy your results long-term. Your provider may recommend additional injections or other treatments as needed.
Is QWO permanent?
QWO is a new treatment option, so it is not yet known whether results are permanent. While studies are ongoing, results are long-lasting. As long as you maintain your weight and have a healthy lifestyle, your results should stay the same.
How long does it take for QWO to work?
QWO results will gradually emerge through the course of the treatment as the product enzymatically breaks down collagen septae. Patients typically undergo three rounds of QWO injections, which are spaced several weeks apart. Final results are typically visible about three weeks after your final injections.
Does QWO reduce fat?
QWO does not reduce fat. Instead, it breaks down the connective tissue known as fibrous septae which are found below the skin. These bands pull the skin down through the fat layer, forming the \u201corange peel\u201d look in the skin. Breaking down septae using QWO removes these dimples, creating a smooth appearance.
What are the benefits of QWO?
QWO has several benefits. The first and most obvious is the reduction of cellulite. The treatment is also non-surgical and requires little to no downtime. Patients also benefit from experiencing only minimal side effects, such as bruising or slight soreness. Finally, QWO results are long-lasting and may even be permanent.
Can I work out after QWO?
While no downtime is required after QWO injections, patients are typically advised to avoid heavy exercise or other strenuous activity for 7 days after their treatment. Reducing your physical activity or pressure on the buttocks will help minimize side effects after receiving your injections. Your provider will give you detailed aftercare instructions during your QWO appointment.
Is QWO FDA-approved?
QWO is FDA-approved. This makes it the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite.
Can you take a bath after QWO?
In most cases, patients are advised to avoid showering for 24 hours after QWO injections. Keeping the area dry helps to prevent complications such as infection and minimizes side effects such as bruising. Your injector will provide full aftercare instructions during your appointment.
What are side effects of QWO?
The most common and noticeable side effect of QWO is bruising. This occurs as the fibrous septae break down as a result of the injections. Patients also commonly experience soreness or discomfort, itching, redness, swelling, or warmth at the injection site, which will subside in a few days.
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