QWO-For Cellulite Treatment
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center is thrilled to be one of the few practices in the Northwest to provide this innovative cellulite treatment. No more creams, massages, rollers, and heat-based treatments with lackluster, short-term results. Qwo® can significantly improve the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. Improving the appearance of cellulite, Qwo® will be giving women the confidence to wear the hemlines and bathing suits they’ve avoided for years. Dr. Reichel has been searching for a reliable, effective treatment for cellulite reduction. Finally, with Qwo®, we can achieve results with long term satisfaction.
Cellulite is caused by factors such as hormones, genetics, and lifestyle choices. Often, no amount of diet and exercise can diminish the dimpled appearance of skin. And, although liposuction can help to decrease unwanted fatty tissue, it is not designed to improve cellulite.
Qwo® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to treat cellulite. Qwo® is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Qwo® is a non-surgical treatment clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite.
How Qwo® works:
Cellulite occurs because of a problem with the layer of connective tissue beneath it. Vertical tethers (fibrous septae) go through the fat and insert into the undersurface of the skin. The tight bands pull down the skin, creating the puckering you see on the surface of the skin. Qwo® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aas) contains injectable enzymes that break down the collagen responsible for cellulite banding.
Who is a candidate for Qwo®?
Unlike men, women’s connective tissue is vertical in nature and more susceptible to the formation of cellulite. In fact, it is reported that as many as 80 percent of women regardless of size have cellulite. If you are like most women, you may have cellulite and are an excellent candidate for treatment. We recommend you visit us for a consultation to determine if Qwo® is right for you. Please call 206-859-5777 or contact us to schedule an appointment.
What can I expect from Qwo®?
The most common side effects of Qwo® include injection site bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, and swelling and warmth in the treatment area. In clinical studies, side effects generally lasted less than three weeks. The intensity of bruising may lessen with each treatment. Bruising generally resolved within about 2 weeks.
Some thing to know before you Qwo®:
Patients will receive three treatments - one every three weeks. Treatment time can be done in approximately 20 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. In clinical trials, no post-treatment downtime was required*. *Individual results may vary