QWO is a prescription injectable used to treat moderate to severe cellulite.
Most Common Uses
- Reduction of cellulite in buttocks
What to Expect During and After Treatment
Your first appointment will be a consultation and treatment. Numbing of the area is not needed, as QWO causes no burning sensations and the needle is very small. QWO is injected directly into the dimpling caused by cellulite and can take as little as 10 minutes. You will return in 3 weeks and then again in 6 weeks for additional treatments.
You will remain in office for 5 minutes to lay down after injections and then there is no further aftercare. Visible results may be achieved in 12 weeks.
Is It for You?
If you are bothered by dimpling caused by cellulite, this is the treatment for you! However, it is not recommended while pregnant or nursing.
Cellulite involves fibrous connective cords that secure the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down, like the tufting on a sofa. This pulling creates the dimpling. The enzymes in QWO—called collagenases—are believed to target this structural cause under your skin. It's thought that QWO works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.