QWO Specialist

Stellar Skin & Laser

Medical Spa & Skin Care located in Tempe, AZ

If you have cellulite on your buttocks that doesn’t go away with diet and exercise, a simple treatment is within reach at Stellar Skin & Laser in Tempe, Arizona. Expert medical professionals offer QWO® injections to reduce cellulite without pain, surgery, or downtime. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

QWO Q & A

What is QWO treatment?

QWO is an FDA-approved injection used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks in women. Cellulite is fat tethered by connective tissue that often appears as dimpled, cottage cheese-like skin that might make you feel self-conscious. It often appears near your hips, buttocks, or thighs.

What are the risk factors for cellulite?

Because cellulite is often linked with genetics, it might not go away with diet and exercise -- even if you’ve reached an ideal body weight. Additional risk factors include being a woman, pregnancy, family history of cellulite, being overweight, excess body fat, and lack of exercise.

Are QWO injections right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for QWO injections with the experts at Stellar Skin & Laser, your specialist discusses your medical history and desired outcome.

They evaluate skin in areas of concern and let you know what to expect during the procedure before personalizing an aesthetics treatment just for you. QWO isn’t a weight loss solution, so you should be at or near your ideal body weight.

What happens during QWO treatment?

During your treatment, a Stellar Skin & Laser specialist injects cellulite-reducing substances, including an enzyme that breaks down collagen called collagenase, in targeted areas of your buttocks while you relax on a comfortable exam table.

The injections often take as little as 10 minutes to complete and are virtually pain-free. Your specialist can first numb the treatment area if you’d like to reduce discomfort.

If you’re allergic to collagenase, don’t receive QWO injections. If you have any other allergies, talk with your provider to find out if QWO is safe for you.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After QWO injections for cellulite reduction, you can resume a normal routine immediately because there’s no downtime associated with the procedure. However, you might experience temporary side effects like bruising, tenderness, redness, swelling, hardness, or warmth at the treatment site.

Your Stellar Skin & Laser specialist may recommend you complete a series of injections spaced apart over time, with visible results often appearing within 10 weeks.

Stellar Skin & Laser providers also offer noninvasive Emtone® treatment, which reduces cellulite using noninvasive radiofrequency and targeted pressure energies.

To find out if QWO injections for cellulite reduction are right for you, call the Stellar Skin & Laser office or book an appointment online today.