The First FDA-Approved Injectable Treatment for Cellulite in the Buttocks!
Cellulite is a common skin condition causing dimpled skin most commonly around the thighs and buttocks. It is more common in women than men, but can be related to genetics. According to Qwo, approximately 90% of women have cellulite! You are not alone! Typically diet and exercise is a modality that many people use to try to get rid of cellulite, but often times it is a stubborn condition that will not go away on its own.
Qwo is the first FDA-Approved injectable treatment for cellulite in the buttocks.
Although cellulite is caused by multiple factors, one is fibrous connective tissue called “fibrous septae.” This is what causes dimpling in the skin. This new injectable treatment Qwo releases the fibrous septae by targeting collagen. This will result in improved appearance and potential smoothing of the skin in the desired area.
How should I prepare for the treatment?
No specific preparations are mandated pre-treatment. At La Chelè Medical, however, we do advise stopping any blood thinners (specifically aspirin) , NSAIDS, or Omega 3 if possible 7-10 days prior to treatment to decrease the risk of bruising.
What should I expect?
Qwo is a non-invasive prescription injectable treatment. The treatment takes only 10 minutes and is relatively painless! It is normal and should be expected to have some bruising.
Is there downtime?
Significant bruising and swelling at the injection site along with itching may occur. There is no physical downtime. Per protocol, you may resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment. No compression garments are recommended.
How many treatments will I need?
FDA approval is 3 consecutive treatments 21 days apart. Some patients may require additional treatments depending on the severity of cellulite. Visible results can be shown in up to 10 weeks. We advise your follow up photos are taken 1 month after your third treatment.
Is this treatment safe in skin of color and all skin types?
Yes! We were so happy to see that the clinical studies included 48% of participants that had a skin type 5 and 6.
Do you have to do maintenance treatments?
As of now, maintenance is not recommended as study patients were followed one year out and they found no recurrence. If one were to gain a significant amount of weight, however, it could create new cellulite dimples.
Call La Chelè Medical Aesthetics to book your complimentary consultation today at 215-862-6100!