QWO Cellulite Treatment
The latest FDA Approved treatments to tackle cellulite in females.
What is Qwo?
Qwo (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, Endo Aesthetics) is the first FDA-approved drug device for cellulite treatment in women. It is a solution of liquid collagenase, an enzyme that breaks down and remodels collagen, a key protein in fibrous bands that creates cellulite dimples. It is FDA-approved in adult women for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite dimples of the buttocks.
How Does it Work?
QWO is an injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. QWO works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
What is the Process?
In clinical studies, women received 3 treatments of QWO, 21 days apart. QWO is injected by our aesthetic specialist here in the Fishill practice directly into targeted dimples in the buttocks using a small needle. Visible results may be achieved in 10 weeks.
Is QWO Cellulite Treatment Permanent?
This FDA approved treatment for moderate to severe cellulite should act as a permanent treatment option, however diet, exercise and overall lifestyle will play a large role in determining the longevity of the results. You can expect your QWO results to last at least one year, but most likely, much longer than that. This treatment is more suitable than any competing surgical options available on the market.
How Many QWO Treatments Are Needed?
QWO treatments are administered in 3 treatment sessions, each spaced 21 days apart. Patients will notice an improvement in the look of cellulite in as few as 10 weeks. As a non-surgical injectable, the treatment includes a consultation and injections and has zero downtime allowing you to get back to your schedule immediately after the procedure. Each treatment visit may include up to 2 treatment areas. QWO injections will be given 21 days apart for 3 treatment visits.
Who is a good candidate for QWO?
Cellulite affects the vast majority of women—approximately 90-95% of females past puberty. Cellulite causes unsightly textural changes to the skin and has been found in studies to impact our daily activities and even sense of well-being. Women most ideal for Qwo treatment have distinct cellulite dimples. Qwo does not help wavy, textural changes sometimes referred to as cellulite, but are truly skin laxity/looseness.
Are There Any Side Effects From Using QWO?
What are the possible side effects and downtime following Qwo treatment?
The most common side effects from Qwo clinical trials were the following:
- Injection site bruising
- Pain in the area of treatment
- Areas of hardness
- Skin discoloration
- Swelling in the treatment area
- Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis
The most common side effect with QWO is bruising and is most noticeable during the first treatment. In our experience, the follow up treatments sees far less bruising than following the first. Blood-thinning medications, supplements, or foods should be avoided if medically possible prior to treatment to avoid severe bruising.