Cellulite Injectable | QWO
QWO Cellulite Injectable Treatment in New Orleans | Etre
Cellulite, a condition you might know as orange-peel skin, is dimpled skin caused by a buildup of fatty tissues.
The condition mainly affects women, with studies showing that more than 90% of women worldwide will encounter cellulite and at some point in their life. Men are also affected by cellulite; however, roughly 10% of men experience the condition.
Until now, there hasn’t been a reliable treatment for cellulite available. That is all changing with the development of the QWO® Cellulite Injectable, the only FDA-approved solution to cellulite.
Now available in Etre’s New Orleans, LA, clinic, QWO can finally treat moderate to severe cellulite in adult women! To book a consultation with Etre regarding treating your cellulite with QWO, reach out now by calling 504 227 3873 or filling in this online form.
What is QWO?
QWO is a new FDA-approved injectable treatment fixing cellulite in adult women. It works by targeting the connective structures holding the skin and muscular tissue together with the fatty tissue, which creates the dimpled texture.
How Does QWO work?
The precise process by which QWO works isn’t evident to industry professionals just yet.
What is clear is the active ingredient in QWO—collagenase—and how it works:
- Collagenase dissolves fibrous bands that connect the skin to fatty tissue
- QWO redistributes that fatty tissue evenly, removing texture from the skin surface
- Collagenase stimulates new collagen growth, helping skin to stay youthful and firm
Combined, these three functions serve to release tension over the skin, which eliminates the appearance of dimpled cellulite.
Am I a Good Candidate for QWO?
Many products have claimed to successfully treat cellulite in the past, but none have been genuine.
Creams, rolling brushes, even scrubs have all tried to fix cellulite to no avail. If you’ve either tried products in the past and have been disappointed with the results, or if you’re concerned about how your cellulite is making you look, then you are an ideal candidate for QWO.
Importantly, ideal candidates for QWO treatment approach treatment with realistic expectations for what the treatment offers.
What can I Expect Before, During, and After my QWO treatment?
Your QWO treatment might be a life-changing event. As such, you need to treat it with the gravity it deserves.
Leading up to your QWO treatment, you must have a consultation with the team at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center in New Orleans, LA. We understand that openly discussing your cellulite can be stressful, but it’s essential to identify your goals and desires leading into the treatment. Talking about how your cellulite makes you feel will be a big relief!
After a consultation and setting your sites on QWO, we’ll set a series of appointments for you to get your QWO injections. Depending on your circumstances, you might need anywhere between 3-4 meetings to receive the required number of injections to bring you the desired results.
As with any aesthetic procedure, we want our patients to be in the best health possible leading up to the procedure. Try and eat healthy and get regular exercise in the weeks before your QWO treatment – you’ll enjoy better results for it!
Appointments usually don’t take more than fifteen minutes, and because there is no need for general anesthesia, patients can drive themselves to and from our New Orleans clinic.
QWO treatment doesn’t need any recovery or downtime, but we do recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 24-48 hours after your appointment.
Depending on the number of treatments you have scheduled, you might want to avoid booking any trips away or excessively exertive activities like weekend hikes – just to make sure you met all your appointments.
There really isn’t any recovery time associated with QWO. In clinical trials, patients experienced some bruising but nothing that prevented them from enjoying their routines as usual.
Because QWO treatment is only offered in exclusive clinics, many patients will need to travel to find a qualified QWO clinician. There is no limitation to travel after treatments with QWO
Remember that QWO is FDA-approved, so these risks are limited. However, we should point out that there are several severe potential side-effects associated with QWO.
- QWO can cause anaphylaxis and bruising for hypersensitive patients or those with allergies
- Patients may experience post-treatment pain in the treated area, such as hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling, and a feeling of warmth around the injection site.
- There are possibly other unknown side-effects with QWO, as it is a relatively new treatment
QWO injections typically take between ten to twenty minutes per appointment.
How many treatments you need depends on the patient—weight, size, and cellulite severity all influence the number of treatments you’ll require.
Your treatment’s entire cost will depend entirely on your goals and the size of the treatment area. All things considered, QWO treatments can range in cost from $750-$1000 depending on the person. Keep in mind that multiple treatments may be required.