At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa we’re always looking for the latest aesthetic treatments to offer our patients. This month we are thrilled to announce an exciting new, non-surgical treatment plan for cellulite called QWO.
QWO (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) is a revolutionary new product from Endo Aesthetics. It is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite of adult women, and we are one of the first practices in the Bay Area to offer this exciting new product.
There are typically three things that cause cellulite’s distinct dimples: over time, your skin thins, fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface thicken and cause tension. QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases. When injected, these enzymes target and break down the fibrous bands under the skin. Once the tension in the bands is released, fat cells are redistributed to help smooth out surface dimples.
Before introducing QWO, Endo Aesthetics conducted the largest clinical trials in the history of cellulite investigation to help determine the safety and efficacy of the product. These two identical trials enrolled 845 women in the United States, aged, 18 or older, with moderate to severe cellulite. During the trials, reductions in cellulite severity were observed more frequently in the QWO group compared to the others.
If you are interested in learning more about this new cellulite treatment plan, I encourage you to call or come in for a consultation with me or one of our nurse practitioners. Yes, I know it can be hard to talk about something as personal as your cellulite, but perhaps you can take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone in your struggles. Approximately 90% of women have cellulite, no matter what they eat or how much they exercise.
If together we determine that this new QWO product is right for you, we will develop a personalized plan, including the target treatment areas and total number of treatments. At each office visit, injections take as little as 10-15 minutes. Visible results are typically achieved in 10 weeks, and most women can expect to come in for three treatments, 21 days apart.
Please call our office at 925-736-5757 to learn more about QWO or to schedule either an in-person or virtual consultation. For a limited time, we are offering introductory pricing that can save you 15% or more on your first cellulite-busting treatment plan. We look forward to introducing you to QWO and helping you say goodbye to cellulite.
By Stephen Ronan, MD FACS, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa