QWO® Cellulite Injections.

On this page you can find answer to some of the common questions potential clients have about the QWO® injection service. If you are still unsure if QWO® is a good choice for you, give us a call to book a free consultation. In your consultation we will go over your specific needs and goals and  help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

What are QWO® Injections?

QWO® (pronounced kwhoa) is a subcutaneous injection treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. The active ingredient in QWO® is collagenase clostridium histolyticum. Further information about the specifics of what's in the injections can be found on the FDA website.

What Areas Can Be Treated With QWO®?

Currently QWO® has only been approved for use in the buttocks area.

How Does It Work?

According to an article posted on Realself - QWO® contains two types of collagen-degrading enzymes that eat away fibrous bands that connect skin to muscle. In doing so, they gradually dissolve the tethers and allow the skin to float up and smooth out. It's believed that Septae are the main cause for the appearance of cellulite. They in essence tug the skin downward which causes the surrounding fat to appear bulged or rippled under the surface.

Watch the video below for details on how QWO® works.

What Does The Treatment Entail?

Before receiving your QWO® injection you'll need to inform your injector of any allergic reactions you may have had to QWO® or other injectables in the past. You'll also need to inform them if you have a bleeding problem, are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

  • QWO® is injected into the fat (subcutaneously) of each single buttock (treatment area) by your healthcare provider. You may receive up to 12 injections per treatment area.
  • Each treatment visit may include up to 2 treatment areas.
  • QWO® injections will be given 21 days apart for 3 treatment visits.

What Is The Recovery Time?

Getting a QWO® treatment is similar to other injection services such as Botox or Fillers. It requires no anesthesia and had no significant downtime. The procedure is pretty quick and can be completed in about 30 minutes. Patients are able to walk out of the office and continue their day as normal.

When Will I See Results?

While some results may be seen within a few days following your first treatment, for best results you may need three treatments over the span of about 2 months.

QWO® Quick Facts

  • First and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in women's butts.
  • Non-surgical treatment performed directly in-office.
  • Injections take about 10 minutes or less.
  • Three treatment visits over the course of two months.
  • Studied on all skin types and ethnicities.

Is QWO® Approved?

QWO® was FDA-approved for use in the USA in 2020.

What Are The Risks/Side Effects?

The following risks and side effects are possible with QWO®:

  • Injection site bruising.
  • Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have
    any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of QWO®: Hives, swollen face, trouble breathing, chest pain, low blood pressure, dizziness or fainting.

The most common side effects of QWO® include bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling and warmth in the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of QWO®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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