QWO – QWO is a cutting-edge prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in women’s buttocks. It is the only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite and is a non-surgical treatment.
In clinical trials, over 1,800 women participated in determining if QWO was effective in reducing cellulite. QWO was clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite, and visible results were seen in 10 weeks. The treatment includes three injections given about 21 days apart, and each injection takes only ten minutes
QWO uses enzymes called collagenases to target the structural causes of cellulite. QWO works in three ways: it releases the fibrous bands holding the fat cells, redistributes fat cells, and stimulates collagen growth.
At your consultation, let your provider know if you have a bleeding problem or are pregnant or nursing. Give your provider a list of all prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Make sure you let your provider know if you take medications that prevent blood clotting.
QWO includes side effects of bruising, itching, discoloration, warmth in treatment areas, pain, areas of hardness, redness, discoloration, and swelling.
Cellulite is the traditional name for lumps and dimples in the skin that affects both men and women. However, cellulite is more common in women due to the vertical distribution of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. It is documented that between 80 and 90 percent of women experience cellulite at some point.
Cellulite comes from the interaction between the connective layer below the skin’s surface and the layer of fat below that layer. Connective tissues and fat cells are vertically arranged underneath your skin. If these fat cells protrude into the upper layer of skin, you have the appearance of cellulite. Hormones, genetic factors, plus dietary and lifestyle contribute to cellulite, also known as cottage cheese, orange-peel skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon, and hail damage.