Unfortunately, almost all of adult women have or will have some degree of cellulite on their abdomen, buttocks or thighs. This skin dimpling is frustrating and difficult skin condition to cosmetically treat. Cellulite is very common and is caused by strands of collagen (fibrous bands) pulling downward on an individual’s skin surface. The result is an “orange-peel” texture that appears as skin depressions or a “cottage cheese” appearance.
Many women try a variety of over-the-counter creams and lotions, but do not see any visible improvements to their skin texture.
There are safe and effective non-surgical solutions! At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa we are pleased to offer an effective new injectable, QWO to smooth and improve appearance of cellulite on the skin! QWO, manufactured by Endo Aesthetics™ is the first and only FDA-approved injection treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is among the first doctor’s office in the North Bay, Sonoma County, and Northern California to offer QWO.
What is the QWO Injectable Medicine Comprised Of?
QWO is the latest advancement in treatment of cellulite. QWO is comprised of enzymes that dissolves the fibrous septae that cause cellulite. The enzymes in QWO are called collagenases. These enzymes target the structural problem that cellulite cases under the skin. Collagenases breaks cellulite and the QWO treatment works in 3 ways:
- Releases fibrous bands
- Redistributes fat cells
- Stimulates the growth of new collagen
Patients see the results of QWO Cellulite Injections over a period of time. Patients typically see visible results in 10 weeks.
Who is a Candidate for QWO?
During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff or one of our Nurses will evaluate your cellulite areas and discuss options for improvement. Patients with good skin elasticity and non-sagging skin are the best candidates for QWO injections.
Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risk and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.
How is QWO Injected and How Many Treatments are Needed?
QWO is a clear water-like mixture that is injected through a very small needle into the dimpled skin of the bullocks. The injections are not painful and some swelling and bruising is expected. There is no downtime as patients can go back to normal activities after their injections. If patients are bothered by soreness they can take ibuprofen.
Dr. Chernoff recommends a series of 3 QWO treatments performed 3 weeks apart.
Is QWO Safe?
Yes. Numerous clinical studies have been performed to ensure the safety of QWO. The treatment is safe, and FDA approved. Endo Aesthetics has conducted extensive clinical trials where QWO has been proven effective and safe. QWO is FDA-approved to treat cellulite.
Can QWO Be Used for People with Different Skin Colors and Tones?
Yes, the clinical studies demonstrated that QWO is safe to use on patients with different skin type and tones.
What is the Cost of QWO Injections?
If you are interested in the cost, please call our office at 707-544-3232 and speak with one of our Patient Coordinators.
What Other Treatment Options Help Improve Cellulite?
Our office offers Radio Frequency and MicroNeedle RF that help improve cellulite. During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff or our Nurse will explain all options for cellulite improve and determine the best treatment for you.*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.