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QWO for cellulite reduction


How many women have taken part in QWO studies?

QWO has been studied in more patients than any other FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment, with over 1,800 women participating.In two pivotal phase 3 clinical studies of adult women with moderate to severe cellulite, 424 were treated with QWO and 419 received placebo.

How is QWO given?

QWO is injected directly into targeted dimples in the buttocks using a small needle.You should not receive QWO if you are allergic to any collagenase or the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection in the treatment area.

How many treatments will I receive?

We will help determine if QWO is right for you and develop a treatment plan, including total number of treatments if you are a good candidate.Each treatment visit may include up to 2 treatment areas. QWO injections will be given 21 days apart for 3 treatment visits.

How long do the injections take?

At each office visit, injections take as little as 10 minutes.

Are there any side effects?

QWO may cause serious side effects including allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis, and injection site bruising.The most common side effects of QWO include: injection site bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling and warmth in the treatment area.These are not all the possible side effects of QWO.

How much bruising can I expect after each treatment?

In clinical trials, women required no post-treatment downtime. Most bruising lessened after each treatment and resolved in less than 21 days. However, bruising was seen in 84% of patients and should be expected. We can share the details of why we see bruising.

How does QWO work?

It’s not fully understood how QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite. The enzymes in QWO—called collagenases—are believed to target a structural cause under your skin.It’s thought that QWO works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.

How should I bring up cellulite at my visit?

It can be hard to talk about something as personal as your cellulite. We are here to listen and help you find a solution. You can take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone in your struggles with cellulite. Approximately 90% of women have cellulite, no matter what they eat or how much they exercise. Think about your goals beforehand and have them ready at your appointment. Describe how your cellulite makes you feel, and why you want to try a different treatment. Ask if we think QWO may be right for you.

Who is a candidate for QWO?

It is important to determine if your buttocks has cellulite, or if its appearance is more related to skin laxity.

We can examine your concerns to help you determine if QWO is the right treatment option for you.

How much does QWO cost?
  • The cost for QWO treatments vary depending on the severity of your cellulite.
  • The cost starts at $450 per treatment and ranges to $1,200 per treatment.
  • For moderate to severe cellulite, 3 treatments are recommended 21 days apart
  • For mild to moderate cellulite, we are recommending 2 treatments, possibly a third.
  • As mentioned, bruising is to be expected following the treatment.

To book a visit you can call our office or fill out an online form.

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