QWO cellulite treatment

PURE Medical Aesthetics is happy to announce being one of the first providers of QWO. QWO cellulite treatment is an injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. QWO is a mixture of enzymes called collagenases that target the structural cause of cellulite and dimpling. Cellulite appears as a dimpled look on the skin's surface. Fat cells are divided under the skin's surface by an architectural network of collagen-rich connective tissue termed fibrous septae, which connects the dermis to the deep fascia. QWO breaks up these fibrous bands and causes aredistribution of the fat cells as well as stimulating the growth of new collagen. This results in a smooth appearance to the skin surface, eliminating bumps and dimpling.

What is QWO?

QWO (pronounced kwhoa) is the first injection cellulite therapy approved by the FDA. It’s made up of two types of enzymes that destroy a specific type of collagen found in the fibrous strips (septae) which cause cellulite. Theseseptae are thought to be the main cause since they attach between the skin and the muscle and “pull down” the skin unevenly, allowing fat cells to protrude in between. By gradually dissolving them, the skin is able to rise and smooth.

The treatment requires three sets of injections completed with a 21-day interval in-between.


The enzymatic action of QWO

An important factor to note is that the enzymatic action of QWO does not harm any of the arteries or veins. Nor does QWO destroy the collagen that creates healthy skin and tissues.

An important consideration however, is that QWO does cause significant bruising of the treatment area for several days to up to two weeks after treatment. This bruising is a result of the smaller vessels losing the support of the fibrous septae which causes some transient leakage. Typically, the degree of bruising is reduced at each subsequent treatment.

What to expect at your appointment

Each treatment takes about 15 minutes. At PURE Medical Aesthetics Stamford , we start by marking the cellulite dimples to treat and then inject each one with three small doses of QWO. Numbing is not typically needed since there is much more fat and far fewer nerves meaning these injections are not painful.

The result of QWO cellulite treatment

QWO is a safe and effective treatment for cellulite but there can be some discomfort at the injection sites following treatment. It is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days but other than that there are virtually no restrictions. Results should start to become apparent over the course of several weeks. For most women, QWO results last at least 18 months before a repeat injection is needed. If you’re looking for QWO in Stamford PURE Medical Aesthetics has you covered!

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