Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.
Cellulite can be famously difficult to get rid of. There are many different cellulite miracle products on the market, and it’s likely you’ve tried a few without results. Qwo® is an exciting new option that shows promising results when it comes to boosting your confidence and achieving noticeably smoother skin.
Cellulite is caused by a combination of fatty tissue under the skin and the way the female body stores fat preferentially in certain areas like the buttocks and thighs. Normally, the skin is connected to the underlying muscle by collagen fibers ( the fibroseptal matrix) that are surrounded by a layer of fat. When fat pushes outward, these fibers stabilize the skin. In cellulite situations, the fibers are too short for the amount of fat stored and and this causes a dimpled appearance Cellulite has historically been very difficult to treat (usually by severing these bands). Qwo is an injectable option that uses enzymes called collagenases to target the specific type of collagen fibers under the skin. When these fibers dissolve, the bands release the dimpling and the result is smoother skin.
Qwo is an excellent option for women who are bothered by the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks. One of the biggest benefits of Qwo is that it comes with no downtime (compared to other minimally-invasive cellulite treatments) and you can return to your regular schedule right away. During your consultation with Dr. Angelchik, you’ll discuss factors like your health history and goals for treatment to determine whether Qwo is your best option.
Qwo treatment is quick and easy – and it can be performed right in our comfortable Phoenix treatment suite. To begin, you’ll discuss your unique treatment goals with our team and create a customized plan. The areas for injection will be reviewed, marked, and photographed. Then, you’ll lie down and be administered a local anesthetic so you’re comfortable. Then, the product is injected in the in areas of cellulite on the buttocks to fully treat dimpling. Once complete, you can return to your normal schedule. Light compression garments will be recommended for use after treatment.
Qwo works best when administered in a series of 3 treatment sessions spaced a few weeks apart. Our team will make sure you know when to return for your next treatment session.
It can take about 6 weeks for your results to become noticeable. The best part about Qwo is that it can produce long-lasting results with a full treatment package – however, it’s best to live a healthy and active lifestyle to maintain results and prevent further cellulite from becoming visible. You can always return for touch-up treatments with our team according to your needs. In patients who have skin laxity in addition to cellulite, other treatment modalities like Morpheus8, Renuvion, or Accutite may be recommended as well. ( link to these treatment pages).
Qwo is one of the most exciting new treatments available. To learn more, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our Phoenix office by calling 602-428-9210 or filling out our online contact form.