Treating Cellulite with QWO
QWO is the first FDA-Approved injectable cellulite treatment and works to remove cellulite dimples using a safe and recognized drug in the medical field.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a common issue where collections of fat push against the tissue beneath the skin. Over time, skin thins and fat cells enlarge - this is a natural progression and affects almost everyone. The fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension, giving the signature dimpling on the butt.
Factors that go into how much cellulite one has and how visible it is include age, genetics, sex, and the amount of fat on the body. Lower levels of elasticity can make the cellulite appear more pronounced, as can gaining weight. While obese individuals have more prominent cellulite, is not uncommon for lean people to notice the dimple appearance as well.
How Does QWO Work?
QWO works for moderate to severe cellulite, using enzymes called collagenases to target a structural cause under the skin. QWO releases the fibrous bands, redistributes fat cells, and stimulates the growth of new collagen. The injections break down the buildup of collagen in the fibrous bands, in turn reducing the appearance of cellulite in the affected area of the buttocks.
The ideal candidates for QWO injections are adult women with moderate to severe cases of cellulite in the buttocks. The treatment is not indicated for men or those with cellulite in other parts of the body, such as the thighs.
- The appropriate dimples for treatment will be identified and marked with a dot - photos will be taken to document treatment progress and evaluate the results of the specific areas.
- While laying face-down, QWO will be injected into the fat of each dimple. A maximum of 24 dimples will be treated during each visit.
- The entire procedure should take no longer than 10 minutes, with about 5 minutes of post-treatment rest while laying down.
- Treatments are performed about 21 days apart for 3 separate visits. Results will be evaluated roughly 28 days after the final visit.
Notify your provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your provider if you take medicine to prevent the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant).
Common side effects of QWO treatment include: injection site bruising for up to 10 weeks, soreness, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling, and warmth in the treatment area. Be sure to contact your provider for medical advice about QWO side effects.
QWO works for moderate to severe cellulite. The enzymes in QWO—called collagenases—are believed to target a structural cause under the skin. It's thought that QWO works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.