Qwo is a cutting-edge injectable that has been FDA-approved for reducing cellulite in the buttocks. Here at Dallas Dermatology Partners, many of our patients ask if Qwo can also be used to treat dimpling and orange peel texture on their “saddlebags.” The answer is yes! With precise injections and lower dosages, our dermatologists can treat cellulite in the thighs and buttocks. While Qwo thigh treatment is technically off-label, it is a simple and safe procedure when performed by a skilled dermatologist.
What is Qwo?
Qwo is an enzymatic solution that breaks down collagen that accumulates in the fibrous septa. These dense bands are responsible for creating the dimpled or cottage cheese-like surface typical of cellulite.
Qwo for thighs treatment
Our patients love Qwo cellulite treatment because it’s non-invasive, virtually painless, and produces amazing results for smoothing contour irregularities caused by cellulite.
Our dermatologists will mark the injection sites on your thighs and apply a topical anesthetic cream to minimize discomfort. Qwo injections in thighs are gentler and less painful than Botox– thanks to the extra padding in this area. We inject each cellulite dimple, and the entire procedure is over in around 10 minutes.
Side effects of QWO cellulite treatment on thighs
The risk of adverse side effects after getting Qwo on thighs is minimal. The most common side effects are temporary redness and soreness at the injection site and itching. These issues usually resolve within two days, and any bruising will fade over the following week.
After having Qwo injections in the thighs, patients can expect mild soreness that can be alleviated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For the most part, you can resume normal activities and even hit the gym. In this regard, there is no recovery or downtime after a Qwo treatment.
When will thigh cellulite go away?
You may note improvements as soon as one month after your Qwo injections. Expect to see smoother, dimple-free skin on your thighs about 2-3 months after the treatment. Remember that it takes time for the enzymes to break down the fibrous bands. Most of our patients benefit from two or three Qwo sessions.
How long does QWO thigh cellulite treatment last?
Qwo addresses the root of cellulite and is designed to be a long-lasting– if not permanent– treatment. Since Qwo is new to the market, anecdotal evidence on the longevity of results is still being determined. However, early studies have been promising, and after two or three sessions of this powerful injectable, you will probably be cellulite-free for the rest of your life.
Qwo thigh cellulite treatment in Dallas
Summer is just around the corner, and if leg and thigh cellulite is keeping you out of your favorite shorts and swimwear, now is the time to book your Dallas Dermatology appointment. With our expert guidance and technique, you can be beach-ready and confident in just a few short months.