Can an Injectable Treat Cellulite? Here’s What You Need to Know About QWO

If you’ve been looking for a way to battle cellulite, you’ve likely run across numerous treatment options. Unfortunately, once you start looking at reviews and feedback, you find that many of them provide varying degrees of improvement.

That has left many to wonder if an injectable can successfully treat cellulite, and with that in mind, we want to share with you exactly what you need to know about QWO.

What is Cellulite?

While most prevalent in women, the short and not-so-sweet of it is that cellulite is a harmless skin condition that is quite common that results in dimpled flesh on the buttocks, hips, breasts, thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. While not a health concern, many do opt to treat cellulite for appearance’s sake.

Knowing the QWO Basics

First, QWO (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) is available by prescription and is a combination of bacterial collagenases that is a first of its kind that is the first and only FDA approved injectable that is clinically proven for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of women.

Injections take as little as 10 minutes, you’ll generally receive 3 treatments 21 days apart, and you may detect visible results in as little as 10 days after treatment.

According to the official QWO website, their product “has been studied in more patients than any other FDA-approved cellulite treatment, with over 1,800 women participating.”


Side-Effects of QWO

As a quick note, you should not receive QWO if you are allergic to collagenase, have an active infection at the treatment area, or you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in QWO. It may also cause a few side effects, including low blood pressure, dizziness, and others, so you’ll definitely want to speak to your Aesthetx doctor before beginning treatment.

However, the most common side effects are mild and include injection site bruising, redness and discoloration, itching, areas of hardness, swelling, pain, and warmth in the treatment area.

Why Aesthetx?

The multi-specialty physician team at Aesthetx, Dr. Zeidler, Dr. Berkowitz, and Dr. Hausauer believe that your body shouldn’t be altered but rather rebuilt, and it’s a philosophy that they apply to plastic surgery and dermatology.

Dr. Zeidler earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and graduated at the top 5% of her class, earning her membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Berkowitz graduated with honors in art history from the University of Michigan. He also pursued a career as a plastic surgeon and inaugurated the first combined general surgery/plastic surgery program.

Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer attended Stanford University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with the highest honors in Human Biology. Over the years, she has gained a very rigorous knowledge of cutaneous biology.

In other words, at Aesthetx, you are in the best of hands.

No matter if you choose to address your cellulite with QWO or you want to look at other services such as buttock fat grafting, rhinoplasty, BOTOX®breast augmentation, or any number of other options, the professionals at Aesthetx have exactly what you need.

Contact Aesthetx today by calling (408) 559-7177 or contacting us online today!

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