QWO in Melbourne, FL
Cellulite is an incredibly common concern, with a vast majority of women dealing with dimpled skin regardless of their body type or weight. QWO is a cutting-edge treatment option to help women smooth cellulite without downtime. For Your Best Self is proud to offer this treatment for our patients in Melbourne, Indialantic, Viera, and Brevard County, Florida. Our team, lead by Anita Saluja, MD, Rebecca Novo, MD, and Renee Gasgarth, MD, offer high-quality, effective QWO injections so our patients can enjoy smooth skin.
What is the QWO Procedure Like?
QWO is an injectable product, and the procedure is much like any other injectable such as Botox or dermal fillers. After marking the area, QWO is injected into dimples in the buttocks using a small needle to precisely target cellulite in this area. Injections can be completed quickly, in as little as 10 minutes. There is no anesthesia required, and patients report that the treatment is virtually painless.
QWO treatment is completed in a series of three treatment sessions, which are scheduled at least 21 days apart. During a consultation at For Your Best Self, your injector can explain your treatment plan, including scheduling your injections and when you will see results.
What Can QWO Treat?
QWO is used to treat cellulite in the buttocks. Cellulite is the dimpled appearance of fatty areas of the body including the buttocks or thighs due to natural collagen fibers in the skin; a large majority of adult women have cellulite regardless of their weight, body type, or other factors. QWO is approved to smooth the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks for adult women, provided that they do not have loose skin in this area. The product received this approval from the FDA after an extensive trial with over 1,800 patients, a larger study than any other cellulite treatment currently available on the market.
How Does QWO Work?
QWO works using an active ingredient called collagenase, an enzyme which safely breaks down the structural fibers below the skin. These enzymes work to release the fibrous bands that pull the skin down, creating the dimpled appearance of cellulite. At the same time, QWO is also believed to redistribute fat cells for a smoother, more even appearance, and stimulate new collagen production to increase a firm and youthful look. Most QWO patients begin seeing these results about 10 weeks after their first injections.
Am I a Candidate for QWO?
Good candidates for QWO are adult women who see cellulite in the buttocks area but do not have significant loose skin.
During your consultation at For Your Best Self, we will review the treatment area and your relevant health history to determine whether QWO is a good treatment option for you.
What Can I Expect After QWO Treatment?
There is no downtime required after QWO treatment. After your injections, you can expect some common side effects including bruising, redness, and swelling. These side effects can last for about two weeks after the treatment. For most patients, results are noticeable about ten weeks after your first injection appointment and will continue to gradually improve. QWO results are long lasting, so you can enjoy the appearance of smooth skin long-term without maintenance injections or future treatments.
We recommend Alastin TransFORM topical treatment in addition to QWO. We may also recommend additional collagen stimulating treatment with Sculptra, Radiesse, or devices for skin tightening.
How Much Does QWO Cost in Central Florida?
QWO costs can vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of your cellulite, as the product is injected directly into dimples. On average, you can expect to pay about $3,000 – $4,000 for QWO treatment series over the course of your injection sessions. A specific cost estimate can be provided for you during a consultation.
QWO is a unique, effective, and non-invasive treatment option for Cellulite, a condition which most women face. At For Your Best Self, our team offers the latest in cosmetic procedures with proven results. Lead by plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Novo & Dr. Renee Gasgarth and dermatologist Dr. Anita Saluja, the Best Self team is ready to provide high-quality, effective procedures for patients in Central Florida, serving the Melbourne, Indialantic, Viera, and Brevard County areas. To schedule your QWO consultation, contact us online or call For Your Best Self today!