LISTEN UP, LADIES: IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW HARD YOU WORK OUT OR HOW HEALTHY YOU EAT, YOUR CELLULITE WON’T GO AWAY. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT CAN’T GO AWAY. MEET QWO, THE FIRST FDA-APPROVED NONSURGICAL TREATMENT FOR CELLULITE, AND YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND.
When it comes to cellulite, it’s not a love-hate relationship, it’s just plain hate. If you won the gene pool and are cellulite-free: One, we secretly despise you; and two, you’re a rare species. As it turns out, researchers found that almost all (yes, all) adult women suffer from cellulite in their stomach, thighs, butt and arms. Luckily, science is here to save the day once again.
Enter Qwo (@qwo_us), the brand of collagenase clostridium hystoliticum-aaes injectable, and—here’s the part to pay attention to—the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for cellulite. “It’s so great to finally have an easy injectable treatment to offer patients for this pervasive problem,” says Dr. Laura Beaty of Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery (@beatyfacialplasticsurgery), one of the first practices in Georgia to offer the injectable. “We’re excited to have a solution that really works!” adds Beaty. Yes, you read that right: Qwo actually works, and—if you can believe it—the treatment is quick, easy and painless too.
Since we know it sounds too good to be true, we come bearing the facts. Cellulite is caused by strands of collagen pulling down on the skin’s surface, resulting in depressions and pushing fat upward. (Layman’s terms: The further you get over the hill, the more skin thins, fat pushes up and lines appear—ah, isn’t getting older fun?!). But here’s where Qwo acts as your fairy godmother and waves away all of the unwanted cellulite—plus all of the insecurities that come with it: “Patients are administered injections, which take less than 15 minutes,” says Beaty. “Then, over the course of three sessions (one every three weeks), the collagenase enzyme treatment will release the fibrous bands causing the dimpling of cellulite,” she adds. Twelve weeks later, your Qwo fairy godmother has made your wish come true. Good riddance, cellulite!