With so many treatments in the market that promise great results, many women end up spending a lot trying to look their best and end up getting frustrated with the results. QWO™ is a breakthrough treatment against cellulite that promises permanent results with no downtime.
Looking your best will give you a level of confidence that can help you accomplish everything.
Oftentimes, when we look and feel our best, we increase our ability to exude a certain level of natural confidence.
This confidence helps us become more productive and more accomplished. We suddenly lose interest in the negativities and circumstances that our day had and channel our energy toward becoming the best version of ourselves.
Miracles happen if we are confident with how we look. But in this modern age where women are expected to do more, how do we effectively rise to the challenges around us?
Everything boils down to self-image and self-confidence.
Although we frequently hear that beauty and confidence are not only skin-deep, we must admit that looking good and feeling beautiful is a sure way to give ourselves a boost. Whether it be emotionally, mentally, or physically.
And we must be honest enough – cellulite is one of the most common concerns that highly affects how we, women, look at ourselves. Cellulite treatments can play a huge role in helping us look and feel our best every day.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite, otherwise known as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy, happens to both men and women, but it is more common in women because of estrogen. The hormone estrogen is not just a sex hormone. It also promotes the build-up and storage of fat.
Cellulite happens due to the accumulation of fat underneath the skin. The skin overlying certain fatty spaces is being pulled down by connective tissue, causing an uneven and lumpy appearance.
Although it may not be life-threatening, the presence of cellulite is a huge cosmetic concern. Cellulite is commonly seen on the hips, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and even at the breasts. It is thought to affect 80-90% of women of reproductive age.Cellulite is not the same with generalized obesity. The fat cells that are present in people who are obese have different characteristics compared to the fat cells in areas where cellulite is found. However, weight gain makes cellulite more visible, and cellulite can still be found among thin women. Treatment targeted for fat reduction does not have an effect on cellulite.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is considered multifactorial. Some women are more prone to develop cellulite than others.
Genetic and environmental factors play a huge role in this. Specifically, the development of cellulite is highly influenced by stress, hormones, weight gain, a sedentary lifestyle, or a poor diet. Pregnancy also causes cellulite in women.
Collagen fibers, which make up a bulk of our body’s dense connective tissues, are located between the skin and muscle. These collagen fibers divide the underlying fat into several compartments.
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and less elastic. As a result, cellulite becomes more noticeable because of the exposure of rippled connective tissues.
What Are the Treatments Available for Treating Cellulite?
Over the years, there are a lot of cellulite treatments developed just to alleviate this specific cosmetic problem. Most of these are invasive and require much downtime.
The oldest and least used treatments for cellulite are topicals. These topical treatments are usually coupled with a vigorous massage. Because of its convenience, the treatment has become very popular among women who want to reduce the visibility of cellulite.
These topicals usually contain methylxanthines and retinoids. The methylxanthines (aminophylline, theophylline, caffeine) are said to stimulate the breakdown of fat and other lipids. Retinoids, on the other hand, promote the increase of skin thickness, which reduces the visibility of cellulite.
The problem with topical treatments is that they do not treat the problem from its core. Though it reduces the appearance of cellulite, the results do not last long.
Some topical treatments work by thickening the skin’s outer layer. However, it comes with side effects such as dryness, peeling, redness, and extra sensitivity to the sun.
There are also many medical procedures for treating cellulite. These include cryolipolysis, ultrasound, acoustic wave therapy, laser and radiofrequency, and carboxytherapy.
Cryolipolysis works by freezing the fat cells, causing them to rupture. The contents are then absorbed by the body.
Other medical procedures work through manually cutting septae. A procedure called Cellfina uses a needle to manually cut through the bands. Cellulaze on the other hand falls under laser technology – it uses thermal energy from lasers to sever the bands.The problem with most current procedures is that they do not address cellulite production from its roots. Therefore, QWO™ just might be the effective, non-invasive game-changer that every woman needs in addressing cellulite problems.
Why Choose QWO™?
Today’s woman is always on the go. Thus, value for money is recognized by having fast and visible results without a long downtime to not affect daily productivity.
QWO™ (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) is an injectable FDA-approved product that works against cellulite. It is minimally invasive and readily shows tangible results.
QWO™ works by targeting collagen types 1 and 3. The enzyme in QWO™ releases the septae, therefore, releasing the “dimple”.
The healthcare provider directly injects QWO™ into the cellulite dimples. It usually takes up to 12 injections in one treatment. Each treatment lasts for approximately 10 minutes.
Clinical trials showed that three sets of injections spaced 21 days apart are enough to produce tangible results.
In a nutshell, QWO™ improves your appearance by achieving three steps:
1. Releasing the fibrous bands or septae that causes dimpling,
2. Redistributing fat cells under the skin; and
3. Stimulating collagen production for skin tightening.
Just like other cellulite treatments, QWO™ is known to radically reduce but not completely eliminate cellulite. Because it is relatively new in the market, there are still limited studies as to how long the effects will last. The longest study so far has covered assessments after a two-year post-injection period, and the results have shown to be promising.
QWO™ also has side effects. But these are mostly limited to injection site bruising, pain, itching, areas of hardness, discoloration, swelling, and warmth at the injection sites.
There are also some instances where anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity to QWO™ occur. Thus, it is very important to mention currently known food and drug allergies to your healthcare provider during your clinic appointments.
The main advantage of QWO™ over its counterparts is that it offers minimal to no downtime. Because it addresses cellulite production at its core, it is considered by a board-certified dermatologist in the US to be a “cutting edge cellulite treatment without the cutting”.
How Can I Be So Sure That QWO™ Works?
Many recent studies have proven the efficacy of QWO™.
A randomized double-blind study in 2019 conducted among 375 women showed that there was a significant improvement in areas with moderate to severe cellulite as reported by both clinicians and patients. In the study, the treatment period was up to 43 days only and the last assessment was done on the 71st day.
A long-term study was conducted in 2020 on 259 participants. Results found out that the use of QWO™ is efficacious, long-lasting, and generally well-tolerated among women even up to two years post-treatment. There was also no record of an increase in the risk of adverse reactions, particularly hypersensitivity reactions. Treatment efficacy is also not decreased upon repeat exposure to QWO™.
A recent study in 2021 was conducted on a large group of 843 women with visibly moderate to severe cellulite. This was considered the largest combined patient population to date. Results further supported initial claims that QWO™ is very effective in improving the appearance of cellulite, and that the treatment is well-tolerated.
Body positivity aims to make women more confident in their skin and accept their flaws and imperfections. It aims to make women feel comfortable and empowered.
In the same manner, body positivity should not aim to discourage women from taking chances toward self-improvement!
The price for productivity and a long day’s yield can come in the form of cellulite for a lot of women. And whether we like it or not, it highly affects the way we look at ourselves. Oftentimes, our self-image is vital for us women to function optimally. We are likely to breeze through challenges and obstacles if we feel comfortable with the way we look.
QWO™ is here to improve a woman’s outlook and self-image by helping her partly reverse the visible effect of the environment on her appearance. A non-invasive procedure with little to no downtime yet yielding long-lasting results – QWO™ is the perfect regimen to add to the typical busy modern woman’s routine.
With multiple studies paving way for its FDA approval, one can say that women who choose QWO™ are in for a rewarding experience and can safely expect a much better version of themselves. QWO™ cellulite therapy is now readily available at The Injection and Infusion Clinic of ABQ. Call us now for more information!