QWO Cellulite Treatment

Washington D.C. QWO® Cellulite Treatment | West Institute

QWO is the first FDA-approved non-surgical, injectable treatment utilized to treat moderate to severe cellulite in adult women’s buttocks.

How Does QWO Work?

Qwo is the first FDA-sanctioned injectable treatment for cellulite. It contains two collagen-degrading enzymes to gently dissolve the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin to cause dimples. QWO will gradually disperse the tethers and permit the skin to float up and smooth over. These bands are considered the root cause of cellulite because they tug the skin down, causing surrounding fat to bulge under the surface. The minimally invasive treatment is typically performed in a series of three sessions, spaced about 3 weeks apart.

Why Should I Choose Dr. West as QWO Expert in Washington D.C.?

Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures including CoolSculpting, EmSculpt, Cellulaze, and more. With over twenty years of experience, Dr. West’s extensive training and unique technique help her to provide highly individualized results for each of her patients, making her your best choice for liposuction in Northern Virginia.

Dr. West understands how important being fit and feeling strong is in her own personal life, and she brings this supportive perspective to all of her patients. For Dr. West, the most rewarding aspect of her career is watching her patients attain their own aesthetic goals, boosting their confidence, and helping them feel attractive. Her unique training, experience, and appreciation for aesthetics allow her to create significant results with natural-looking outcomes.

Is QWO in Washington, D.C. Right for Me?

If you are self-conscious about moderate to severe cellulite on your buttocks and have been searching for a quick, convenient, and non-surgical cellulite solution, QWO may be right for you. QWO is an excellent option for adult women who are concerned about cellulite on their buttocks and thighs and have found little to no improvement through dieting or exercise.  The West Institute was selected as one of 300 practices in the U.S. to participate in the early launch of QWO based on Dr. West’s decades of experience in body contouring.  If you are interested in determining whether you are a good candidate for QWO treatment, scheduling a consultation with Dr. West is the best way to find out. What to Expect

QWO treatment is quick and is usually referred to as a “lunchtime” procedure due to the lack of any downtime. You will relax in one of our treatment rooms while we will thoroughly cleanse the treatment site, then Dr. West will strategically mark the target areas before proceeding with the injections.

Most of our patients tolerate QWO injections with minimal to no discomfort. Following your QWO treatment you should expect bruising for up to two weeks.

After treatments are complete and bruising subsides, patients are thrilled to be able to wear shorts, swimsuits, and other summer clothing confidently.

How Long Will QWO Results Last?

An exciting aspect of QWO cellulite treatment is its results may last for up to a year or more before a maintenance injection is necessary. Many patients incorporate follow-up injections into their cosmetic routine like regular Botox®, dermal filler injections, and laser hair removal treatments.

QWO Recovery

The injection experience is similar to other minimally invasive cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox. The process is quick, convenient, painless,. Patients are able to leave the office and continue with their normal activities. In clinical tests, post-treatment downtime was not necessary for patients. Most bruising diminished after each session and resolved within 21 days.

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Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures. For over 20 years, Dr. West has dedicated her practice to providing natural-looking results and full patient satisfaction. Dr. West invites you to visit The West Institute for a friendly and informative consultation.

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Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tina West is a leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, body contouring procedures, and laser surgery. For more than 20 years, Dr. West has dedicated her career to delivering natural-looking results and total patient satisfaction. She invites you to visit the West Institute for a friendly and informative consultation. The West Institute is located in Chevy Chase, MD, and proudly serves patients from Northern Virginia, Bethesda, MD, Potomac, MD, Washington, D.C., and the surrounding communities.

Chevy Chase, MD QWO - FAQs

Some patients have to travel to a qualified practitioner to administer their QWO treatments. If you are planning air travel , Dr. West recommends waiting for 24-hours after a session before taking a flight in order to allow time for your body to adjust.

For patients with allergic conditions or hypersensitivity, QWO may cause anaphylaxis.QWO typically results in temporary bruising at the injections sites.

Patients may also experience some discomfort in the injection sites, including warmth, swelling, discoloration, redness, itching, and hardness.

While each patient is different, most women require, three QWO sessions to achieve an optimal outcome. During your initial consultation, Dr. West will evaluate you to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

QWO results last for a year or longer before a follow-up injection is necessary.

QWO is backed by clinical research that showed a two-point improvement, which means improving from a severe case of cellulite to significantly smoother and less dimpled skin.

QWO’s impressive clinical report followed subjects’ third treatment—with up to 12 injections during each session Some patients with mild cellulite may achieve improvement in less time and with fewer sessions.