I recently read about the new QWO injectable treatment and I was finally swayed to give it a try. So this article is part one of my experience with it. Here are all of my completely honest experiences, results, and feedback. Plus, all the questions I got answered along the way. I visited Dr. Bruce Katz of JUVA Skin and Laser Center three weeks ago and here’s what happened.
First of all, what the heck is QWO?
QWO is the first FDA-approved injectable for cellulite that removes moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Great! I immediately thought…I am an adult woman who has moderate cellulite…please sign me up. Dr. Bruce Katz, who examined my butt to see if I was a candidate, actually told me I was more light to moderate. But nonetheless, there were areas he thought he could improve. GREAT! I am all for improvement in my butt.
Right now QWO has been approved by the FDA for use on the buttocks. However, Dr. Katz has also developed a special technique to also treat thighs which is showing promising results as well. I only received treatments on my buttocks – both cheeks to be exact.
What does this whole cellulite treatment involve? Here is what my appointment was really like…
The treatment is performed in-office, it involves no numbing and the injections don’t hurt. I am not lying about this. And, I think my whole visit to the office was slightly over an hour. I went to Dr. Bruce Katz’s office for a 10:00am appointment. I think I was out of there and back at my apartment by noon. Dr. Katz examined my butt and told me I had only a tiny amount of cellulite. Yay. But little pockets of dimples nonetheless. I was excited to never see them again.
I consider myself pretty fit. I do lots of squats, yoga, and all the things. But little bits of cellulite rear their head no matter what. As Dr. Katz explained to me, it really doesn’t matter. It’s genetic.
He circled the areas on my butt. Then I laid face down on the table. I begged for numbing agents or laughing gas. He assured me it was really not necessary. I begged again. Thankfully, he was right and it didn’t hurt at all.
He made teeny tiny injections. First on my right side. Then on my left side.
QWO requires three sessions and patients see results quickly – results can be seen in as little as 3 – 6 weeks. Yay!