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QWO® Cellulite Treatment

Is cellulite something you struggle with? You’re not alone. 90% of women feel the sting of insecurity due to cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. There are 2 myths that feed into cellulite shame: it’s caused by diet and exercise, and it can be controlled by diet and exercise. It’s a contradiction that only hurts those with cellulite. Now, with the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate-to-severe cellulite in the buttocks, you can win in the fight against cellulite. It’s called Qwo® and you can get it at Capital Laser & Skin Care.

How Does QWO® Treatment Work?

First, let’s look at how cellulite is formed. Dermal thickness and changes to the fat cushion contribute to the formation of cellulite, but its primary cause is fibrous connective tissue called septae. Septae connect the skin to the underlying tissues of the fascia, and when septae are too short, they cause dimples that give cellulite its “orange peel texture.” Cushioning fat cells of the buttocks bulge between the septae, contributing to the dimpling. However, the fat that makes up cellulite cannot be burned by the body for fuel, so there is no amount of diet or exercise that can improve it.

 Now with Qwo®, septae can be released with a series of injections. The active ingredient, collagenase enzymatically releases the fibrous connections by targeting collagen types 1 and 3. The septae dissolve, which relaxes their pull on the skin and smooths away the dimpling while preserving the necessary fatty cushion that provides the buttocks its shape. No cutting, non invasive treatments like those of the past, and no more cellulite. There are no more telltale dimples, so your buttocks and thighs appear smooth and more youthful no matter what you’re wearing.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Women of all ethnicities, ages, skin colors, and body types can get cellulite, so the makers of Qwo®, Endo International, prioritized a medication to serve everyone who’s not allergic to Qwo’s® ingredients. If you’re self-conscious about cellulite on your buttocks and thighs and are tired of feeling like you can’t improve it, schedule a consultation with Capital Laser & Skin Care for truly effective cellulite treatment today.

What is Qwo® Treatment Like?

As with any aesthetic injection, Capital Laser & Skin Care specialists are highly trained to recognize where within your treatment area the medication should go. Your skin may be marked for ideal placement, and then Qwo® is injected into your cellulite to begin dissolving the fibrous septae. Qwo® works best when injected in a series of 3 treatments scheduled every 3-4 weeks. Your appointments last only 30 minutes, and you’re back to your regular schedule in no time.

Is There Any Downtime?

There is no real downtime with Qwo®, though some injection site bruising and pain, or areas of hardness and itching in the treatment area are possible. They typically resolve within a few days of treatment.

What Results Can I Expect?

Qwo® has been shown to help even those women with severe cases of cellulite, and once the fibrous septae are disconnected from the skin, those connections don’t reform. You can expect to see less dimpling and smoother skin in as little as 3 weeks from your first Qwo® treatment with results lasting for years.

At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we work diligently to bring you the latest in cosmetic enhancement advances, so when you’re ready for truly stunning, natural rejuvenation results, we can deliver. Qwo® is another way we can enhance our patients’ experiences, by delivering cutting edge treatment without the scalpel.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about our Qwo® cellulite treatment? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.