QWO Cellulite Treatment

Chicago QWO™ Cellulite Treatment | Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa

Finally, there’s a cellulite treatment that delivers smooth, dimple-free skin without surgery in Vernon Hills, IL. No cutting, no sutures, and no downtime. The brand-new QWO™ injectable cellulite treatment gets to the root of the problem with a quick, convenient treatment session lasting less than a half-hour.

QWO is the only FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatment for cellulite on the buttocks in aesthetic medicine. The safe and effective treatment will deliver smooth skin in a matter of weeks. It is a suitable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite for women of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities.

If you struggle with cellulite and would like more information on this quick and convenient injectable treatment for outstanding results, request a consultation or call 847-367-8815. We are located in Vernon Hills, IL, and serve the greater Chicago area.

What Is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a complex cosmetic issue highlighted by fat trapped in the cutaneous layer of skin, leading to contour irregularities and less-than-smooth skin. Dimpling, which is caused by fibrous septae pulling down the skin, is highly common—about 90% of all women have cellulite.

The problem can last several years up to a lifetime, and it is most prevalent among women between the ages of thirty-five and fifty. A family history of the cosmetic concern may increase its likelihood.

As women age, their skin loses elasticity. Also, a complex combination of factors from heredity to hormones plays a role. Estrogen may be the most crucial hormone in the development of cellulite.

(Our patient is 71 days after QWO treatment)

What is QWO?

QWO in Chicago at Ritacca MedSpa is the preferred non-surgical treatment of cellulite. QWO is administered by our experienced injectable therapists, Dawn Davidson, RN, or Kathleen Morno, MD.  When injected, QWO disrupts the fibrous septae responsible for creating cellulite through the use of specialized enzymes. The results are a smoother skin presence at the treatment site.

How QWO Works and Its Proven Benefits

ESR™ (Enzymatic Subcision and Remodeling) describes the mechanism of action of QWO injections. QWO formulation consists of two enzymes that degrade collagen molecules. When QWO enters the area beneath a dimple, it stimulates ESR.

ESR involves the enzymatic degradation of collagen-rich fibrous septae, which play a vital role in cellulite formation. By disrupting these subdermal fibrous structures, QWO triggers the release of skin depressions and smooths the skin’s surface. Additionally, QWO promotes the production of new collagen molecules, which further improves the appearance of the skin.

(Our patient is 71 days after QWO treatment)

Optimal Candidates for QWO in Chicago

Good candidates for QWO injections are women with moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. If you’ve had liposuction or Cool Laser with limited success, QWO treatments could be for you. The product is not suited for skin laxity creating alterations to skin textures.

The QWO Treatment Session

Before we start any procedure, we begin by ensuring your comfort in our friendly, stress-free Medical Spa. Your injector will make up to twelve injections in each buttock. Most of our patients require three sessions for the best results.

Our team is skilled in minimizing discomfort during your QWO treatments with no numbing of the treatment site necessary.

Once the procedure is finished, there is no downtime, but your buttocks may feel tender for the days following with some bruising.

(Our patient is 71 days after QWO treatment)

FAQs for QWO Injectable Cellulite Treatments in Chicago

Does QWO cellulite treatments involve cutting?

QWO requires no cutting. It is an injectable solution that breaks down cellulite-causing bands with no surgery or downtime.

When will I see my QWO results?

Visible results may be achieved in ten weeks. In clinical studies, women received three treatments of QWO, twenty-one days apart.

Are there any side effects associated with QWO?

The most common side effects are soreness, tenderness, and bruising. These may last a few days at most.

How is QWO administered?

QWO is injected by a qualified injector into targeted areas in the buttocks with a small needle.

You should not receive QWO if you have an active infection in the treatment area or are allergic to any collagenase.

Will I need to take time off after my QWO treatments?

No. QWO treatments are quick and require little to no downtime. You can resume all normal activities after the procedure. However, some patients experience initial soreness and tenderness. Again, these side effects resolve quickly with time.

How should I bring up your cellulite problem with my aesthetic medical specialist?

It may be hard to talk about something as personal as cellulite. We are here to listen, not judge, and help you find an optimal solution. You can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone in this struggle with cellulite. Approximately 90% of women have cellulite, ranging in all sizes, shapes, and ethnicities.

Think about your goals before your consultation and bring them to your appointment. Describe how cellulite makes you feel and why you need a different treatment. Ask if we think QWO is the right treatment for you.

How much does QWO cost in Chicago, IL?

The cost of your QWO treatment will be unique to what you want to accomplish and the scope of your concerns. The best way to learn what your procedure will cost is to schedule a consultation. After we have evaluated you, we can provide an accurate estimate.

Why Choose Ritacca for my Chicago QWO Treatment?

Our full-service medical spa is located on the upper level of our facility. Our staff is educated and trained in the latest technologies and techniques designed to slow the aging process and make our patients look their best.

Our mission is to enhance your quality of life by providing cutting-edge anti-aging treatments and products with the most advanced and compassionate medical care. We strive to rejuvenate and revitalize your inner and outer being, bringing you to realize a radiant appearance and restoring your overall energy. If you need help with choosing a procedure, our MedSpa team is happy to schedule a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment for your concerns.

Your Consultation for Chicago QWO Treatments

If you are considering cellulite treatment, give the doctors at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa a call at 847-367-8815 to schedule a consultation. Our experienced and caring providers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns.