There are a multitude of ways women have tried to reduce their cellulite. With QWO, women and their aesthetic specialists can choose the first and only FDA-approved injectable available that treats cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. QWO is a non-surgical injectable that is believed to work in 3 ways by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
How does QWO work?
Enzymes called collagenases target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. It’s thought that QWO works by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen. How QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite is not fully understood.
Can QWO be used to treat cellulite in other areas besides the buttocks?
QWO is only approved for treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Endo Aesthetics is continuing to investigate additional areas of treatment.
What is the treatment like?
Patients who are appropriate for QWO will be given a tailored treatment plan. We will talk about what QWO may and may not treat and decide which dimples to treat. QWO injections will be given 21 days apart for three treatment visits. It may sound like a lot of treatments, but injections take as little as 10 minutes. We will also go through the risk information associated with this treatment when you come in for your consultation.
What should I plan in terms of treatment timing?
During your consultation, we will walk you through a tailored treatment and determine if QWO is right for you. If it is, QWO is given 21 days apart for three treatment visits. We typically account for 45 minutes for your first appointment for photography and to walk through all the information, but the injections themselves take as little as 10 minutes, so you’ll be in and out and on with your day. We will also go through the risk information associated with this treatment.
How long will it take to see results? And is there any downtime?
Visible results may be seen in 10 weeks. Our before and after photos were taken 4 weeks after the third treatment. We will walk through this information and the safety information when you come in.
What are the side effects?
QWO may cause serious side effects of allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis and injection site bruising. Additionally, common side effects include pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling and warmth in the treatment area.
How much does it cost?
As each treatment is tailored based on your desired results, we will go through this during your consultation.
This treatment is available at our Integrative Medicine and Midtown locations. This treatment requires a consultation before booking.