Brought to you by Faces of South Tampa
A cutting-edge treatment for cellulite — without the cutting — QWO™ is the the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. “This is truly a first of its kind treatment, and we’re thrilled to offer it at Faces of South Tampa,” says Kate Williams, APRN-C, a nurse practitioner and national injectable trainer at Faces.
HOW DOES QWO WORK?
QWO™ is made from enzymes called collagenases. These enzymes are thought to target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. It’s thought that QWO™ works by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
QWO™ is a nonsurgical treatment performed in office. Injections take about 10 minutes or less, and patients see results in just three treatment visits over the course of two months. QWO™ has been studied on all skin types and ethnicities.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a localized alteration in the contour of the skin that has been reported in approximately 90% of adult women of all races and ethnicities.
What causes cellulite?
Over time, three completely normal things can happen. Fat cells get larger, skin gets thinner and a little looser, and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface get thicker, leading to a dimpled appearance.
Who gets cellulite?
Women are more likely to have cellulite than men, and it affects women of all shapes, sizes, ages and races.
Why aren’t men prone to developing cellulite?
Men have thicker skin than women do, and their collagen bands are oriented in a crisscross fashion, essentially eliminating the ability of the fat lobules to bulge through. If a man is given estrogen hormones (as in some cancer treatments), they can develop cellulite if there is enough fat.
Are fat and cellulite the same?
Fat is not cellulite and does not cause it, but fat cells getting bigger between fibrous bands under the skin can contribute to a bumpy appearance.
Is QWO™ a surgical procedure?
No. QWO is an injectable treatment option that is thought to target a primary structural cause of cellulite — the fibrous septae. The exact mechanism for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite is unknown.
How do I know if QWO™ is right for me?
The expert injectors at Faces of South Tampa will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for QWO™.
How many treatments will I need?
QWO™ injections will be given three weeks apart for a total of three treatment visits.
Contact Faces of South Tampa today to schedule your consultation.