What is Qwo?

We at Stephens Plastic Surgery + Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge are so pleased and excited to bring you Qwo, the first and only FDA-approved injectable that has been specifically developed to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. As the least invasive cellulite treatment available, Qwo uses simple injections to deliver cellulite improvement in as little as three weeks.

Key Benefits of Qwo Cellulite Reduction

  • A great alternative for patients who don’t want a laser or radiofrequency treatment
  • Quick and convenient treatment sessions (under one hour)
  • Little discomfort during recovery
  • Results can be seen in under one month

Where Does Cellulite Come From?

Many women are all too familiar with that dimpled, orange-peel skin called cellulite. It tends to gather in the butt, hips, and thighs, making plenty of us want to cover up those areas.

Cellulite can occur when fibrous bands that are underneath the skin trap fat and push it upward. It’s very often genetic and can affect almost any woman — no matter her weight, age, or body type. Although it’s not caused by fat or age, the condition can be “encouraged” when fat cells enlarge with age. 

So where does cellulite actually come from? Many experts believe it to be a result of genetics and a poor diet, although hormonal and weight fluctuations, smoking, and lack of exercise may also play a big part. 

Unfortunately, when you’ve been stricken with cellulite, most people can’t just get rid of cellulite with diet and exercise the way you can with fat. At-home products also don’t help much. This is why cosmetic procedures are so sought out for cellulite.

How Does Qwo Work?

Qwo is a collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) treatment, meaning that it is made from enzymes. When Qwo is injected, these enzymes sever the fibrous bands, redistribute the fat cells, and trigger new collagen production for a smoother look.

Is Qwo safe?

Yes, Qwo is very safe when administered by a licensed professional. Not only has this treatment been FDA-cleared for reducing cellulite; it has also been extensively studied and has gone through numerous clinical testing. Qwo is also a collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) treatment. These types of treatments have a long, proven, safe track record in the medical industry.

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What to Expect During Treatment

One of the best things about Qwo cellulite reduction is how simple and convenient the treatments are. The injections take approximately 10-15 minutes, and then you can return to your regular day. 

When you arrive for your appointment, we will cleanse your skin, then ask you to stand up so we can mark the area. There’s no need for anesthetics of any kind. Qwo treatments are usually performed in three cycles scheduled 3-4 weeks apart. 

Recovery and Results

Although there’s no work or social downtime with Qwo, you should avoid exercise, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities for at least 48 hours. The most common side effect from the treatment is bruising, and you may also experience some soreness in the area. Other reported side effects include hardness, itchiness, redness, discoloration, swelling, and warmth in the treatment area. All side effects become less severe after each Qwo session.

Please be aware that results are not immediate. The earliest results are visible is at three weeks, but it may take longer than that.

Are Results Permanent?

Because Qwo cellulite reduction is such a new procedure, the long-term results have not been reported as of yet. That said, experts say that the results should be permanent (or at least very long-lasting) because the procedure affects the structural cause of cellulite.

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Ideal Candidates for Qwo

We at Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge are so excited to offer Qwo to help reduce cellulite. If you’re interested in this treatment, you may be the perfect candidate. Those who make excellent patients for Qwo are those who:

  • Are looking for a way to improve the appearance of their cellulite
  • Are at a healthy and stable weight, with good skin tone
  • Are not allergic to collagenase or the ingredients of Qwo
  • Do not have an active infection in the treatment area
  • Do not have a bleeding disorder, diabetes, or varicose veins
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding 
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Why Choose Us?

At Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge, we want everyone to glow with confidence and live life beautifully. We believe we can improve your quality of life by providing you with honest advice and a personalized treatment plan so you reach your individual aesthetic goals. Founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, we are a private, professional, patient-friendly plastic surgery and medical spa practice where you can enjoy a whole body experience. We are educators, advocates, and real people just like you — and our staff is personable and always has your best interest at heart. We use the latest treatments that are proven to provide the most effective results, and these results speak for themselves. 

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