Contrary to what many people think, diet and exercise will not eliminate cellulite. The dimpled appearance is not caused by excessive fat. Fibrous bands of collagen cause cellulite, and Qwo® can undo them to release your cellulite dimples. Qwo® works differently than other cellulite treatments for better results without invasive procedures.

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What is Qwo®?

Qwo® is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. Cellulite occurs when fibrous bands called septae stick to the skin and the underlying tissue. This holds the skin down and creates a dimple. At the same time, fat under the skin becomes squeezed between the septae, creating a lumpy appearance. 

How Does Qwo® Work?

Qwo® works by using enzymes that break down the septae and release the skin. These enzymes, collagenases, target specific types of collagen that form septae. Releasing the skin allows the dimple to rise and become smooth. Freed from being pushed between the septae, fat can also smooth out, removing the lumpy appearance. 

How Long Does Qwo® Last?

It remains unknown whether the fibrous bands will ever regrow. Qwo® can last for many years. The manufacturer reports that Qwo® will last at least two years and possibly much longer. If you are considering Qwo®, talk to the Capital Laser & Skin Care team about the results they have seen. As the use of this popular treatment continues, we will learn more about the lasting power of Qwo®. 

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How Long Does Qwo® Take To Work?

Qwo® takes time to break down the fibrous bands, and skin will take time to relax. We recommend two or three treatments spaced three to four weeks apart. You can begin to see results in as little as three weeks after treatment. Results will continue to develop for the next several months. You will see smoother, more even skin on your buttocks and feel more confident wearing any clothes you want. 

Is There Any Downtime with Qwo®?

Qwo® requires no downtime. You can go back to your usual activities after your 30-minute treatment. You may experience some swelling and soreness around the injected areas for a few days. Some people notice hardened areas under the skin during the first few days, but this will resolve without treatment. Bruising after treatment is common and may take several weeks to completely resolve.

Am I a Good Candidate for Qwo®?

If you are a woman with moderate to severe cellulite, you may be an ideal candidate for Qwo®. Let your Capital Laser & Skin Care team know about any health problems you have or if you have ever had a reaction to a product like Qwo®. 

I was very happy with the service at capital laser and skin care for cool sculpting on my arms. All the staff is very professional and made my treatment comfortable. The results from the first treatment motivated me to lose more weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. It almost felt like a spa day, highly recommended.

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