Cellulite is sometimes described as cottage cheese or orange peel texture. It is most common in women and is a normal skin condition that is harmless but unsightly.
Science is unsure about the causes of cellulite, but it includes fibrous connective cords tethering the skin to underlying muscle with fat lying between the bands. The fat cells push against the skin while cords pull downward. This push-pull creates an uneven surface.
Hormones may also play a large role in cellulite development, and genetics is also a culprit. Weight and muscle tone often cause cellulite, and the problem is exaggerated with aging when the skin loses elasticity.
QWO is a unique and new treatment that helps decrease the signs of cellulite is an injection called QWO®. The FDA has approved QWO to decrease moderate to severe cellulite in the thighs, hips, abdomen, breasts, and buttocks.
QWO® contains two enzymes called collagenase. These enzymes target the structural causes of cellulite, release the fibrous bands around the fat, and redistribute the fat cells.
QWO® is safe, and you may see results in only ten weeks. The side effects of QWO include hard lumps, warmth in the treatment area, injection site bruising, swelling, and itching. Side effects disappear within a few hours after treatment.
Collagenases aim at the structural supports under the skin, where cellulite starts. QWO frees fibrous bands, redistributes fat cells, and triggers new collagen growth.
No. QWO is an injectable procedure targeting the structural cause of cellulite or fibrous bands.
Your provider will discuss if you are a good candidate for QWO.
QWO is approved for treating moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. But thighs can be treated with QWO as well.
Each treatment includes up to two treatment areas. Three treatments are recommended to be given three weeks apart.