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QWO Cellulite Treatment in Northern Virginia

Any woman who has been troubled by the dimpled appearance of cellulite knows that this frustrating skin condition doesn’t respond to toning or exercise. Cellulite affects up to 90% of women, and while harmless, the bumpy appearance of cellulite can make it difficult for women to achieve the firm, toned appearance they desire. This is why Dr. Larry Lickstein and the team at Elle Aesthetic Arts in Loudoun County are so excited to introduce QWO, a revolutionary injectable treatment that diminishes the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks.1

Why Choose Elle Aesthetic Arts for Your Cellulite Treatment?

At Elle Aesthetic Arts, Dr. Larry Lickstein and our team are committed to providing only treatments that are clinically proven to be both effective and safe. Dr. Lickstein is a highly experienced plastic surgeon, and has thoroughly researched QWO before offering this innovative treatment to his patients. As a result, you can feel confident that this treatment will safely help you realize your aesthetic goals.

What is Cellulite?

Most commonly affecting the buttocks and thighs of women, cellulite is a harmless skin condition that can cause the appearance of dimples or bumps on the surface of the skin. 

The true cause behind the presence of cellulite is not known, but genetics, body tone, and skin texture may play a role in the appearance of cottage-cheese like texture on the skin. The dimpling effect of cellulite is a result of tension of the fibrous cords that connect skin to the muscles below, causing fat cells to push up against the skin, which is why cellulite cannot be eliminated with exercise.2

How Does QWO Treat Cellulite?

QWO is a revolutionary injectable treatment that has been approved by the FDA to treat cellulite in female buttocks. Two enzymes in the QWO formula work to break down the collagen in the connective cords between skin and muscle, easing the tension that causes the appearance of dimples and lumps on the surface. Furthermore, QWO may promote fat cell redistribution as well as the production of fresh collagen, helping treated areas to appear firmer and tighter.

45% of women who participated in QWO clinical trials showed reduction in the appearance of cellulite on their buttocks after only three treatments.3

The QWO Cellulite Treatment Procedure

QWO is injected using tiny needles during a session that lasts about 10 minutes at our offices in Northern Virginia. This treatment requires no anesthetic and no downtime.

Before your QWO treatment, you and your skilled aesthetician will review your cellulite concerns and the areas that trouble you the most. Your practitioner will then use a small needle to inject QWO into those sites, administering between 12 and 24 injections per session.

What are the Risks of Treatment with QWO?

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo treatment with QWO. The most common side effects of QWO cellulite injections are pain and bruising at the injection site. In some cases, swelling, redness, discoloration, and itching have been reported. Very rarely, patients have encountered an allergic reaction to QWO.4

Contact Elle Aesthetic Arts

If you’ve grown frustrated by the bumpy appearance of cellulite on your buttocks, you may be a great candidate for treatment with QWO. To learn more about QWO cellulite treatment and to schedule your personal consultation with an experienced aesthetician at Elle Aesthetic Arts, please contact us today.

1 American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Cellulite: an evidence-based review. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25940753/. Accessed May 7, 2021

2  Mayo Clinic. Cellulite. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cellulite/symptoms-causes/syc-20354945. Accessed May 7, 2021.

3  Sadick NS, Goldman MP, Liu G, Shusterman NH, McLane MP, Hurley D, Young VL. Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum for the Treatment of Edematous Fibrosclerotic Panniculopathy (Cellulite): A Randomized Trial. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Aug;45(8):1047-1056. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001803. PMID: 30829779; PMCID: PMC6693937. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30829779/. Accessed May 7, 2021.

4  Endo Aesthetics. QWO FAQs. Available: https://www.qwo.com/faqs#side-effects. Accessed May 7, 2021.