What is QWO?
QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.
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.
Is QWO a surgical procedure?
No. QWO is an injectable treatment option that is thought to target a primary structural cause of cellulite the fibrous septae. The exact mechanism for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite is unknown
How do I know if QWO is right for me?
Your doctor will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for QWO.
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
How many treatments will I need?
Each treatment visit may include up to two treatment areas. QWO injections will be given three weeks apart for a total of three treatment visits
Are there side effects of QWO?
There are risks associated with this product QWO may cause serious side effects including allergic Chypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, and injection site bruising. These are not all the side effects of QWO.
Where is QWO available?
QWO is now available throughout the United States at aesthetic healthcare practitioners’ offices
What symptoms does QWO treat?
QWO addresses lumps, dimples, and divots in the skin for a smoother look. It’s designed specifically for moderate to severe cases of cellulite. Women who have mild cellulite may not be ideal candidates for this treatment.
Mild cellulite is only visible when you pinch the skin on your thighs or buttocks. But if you can see a bumpy texture and areas of peaks and valleys when your skin is at rest, you might have moderate to severe cellulite. Experts suspect that QWO works to improve the symptoms of visible cellulite by targeting the structural causes beneath your skin.
How long does a QWO appointment take?
Women love QWO because the injections take as little as 10 minutes at each office visit. Compare that to the hassle of applying a cellulite cream or dry brushing your skin every day. Not only are these alternatives time-consuming, but they probably won’t give you the noticeable results that you want. Count on QWO for a fast and effective way to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
How long will results from QWO last?
QWO is the only treatment of its kind that is thought to target the structural causes of cellulite. That’s why experts believe that it can offer longer-lasting results than non-invasive cellulite reduction.
New data shows that improvements in skin texture may last for up to four years. Talk to our medical injectors to learn more about what you can expect from your QWO results.
Is there a recovery period after a QWO treatment?
A QWO treatment doesn’t require any aftercare or downtime. Because it’s minimally-invasive and performed via injection, it has a much simpler recovery than other professional cellulite treatments. You can walk right out of our office and get back to your daily routine.
You might experience some bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site after your appointment. These side effects are often mild and temporary. Our medical injectors will explain what you should expect post-treatment and let you know when to follow up with our office.
How can I prepare for a QWO treatment?
Getting a QWO treatment for cellulite requires virtually no preparation on your part. You may be asked to avoid certain drugs and supplements that increase the chance of bruising from the injections. Our team is happy to provide you with a list of pre-treatment recommendations before your appointment.
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What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a localized alteration in the contour of the skin that has been reported in approximately 90% of adult women of all races and ethnicities 12
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What causes cellulite?
Over time, three completely normal things can happen. Fat cells get larger, skin gets thinner and a little looser and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface get thicker, leading to a dimpled appearance.
Who gets cellulite?
Women are more likely to have cellulite than men, and it affects women of all shapes, sizes ages and races.
Why aren’t men prone to developing cellulite?
Men have thicker skin than women do, and their collagen bands are oriented in a crisscross fashion, essentially eliminating the ability of the fat lobules to bulge through If a man is given estrogen hormones (as in some cancer treatments), they can develop cellulite if there is enough fat
Are fat and cellulite the same?
Fat is not cellulite and does not cause it, but fat cells getting bigger between fibrous bands under the skin can contribute to a bumpy appearance.