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What Is Qwo?
Qwo is an injectable, non-surgical, clinically-proven, treatment for cellulite—the only one FDA-approved. (Read more: “What Is Cellulite?” and “How women feel about cellulite and FAQs about cellulite.” )
Qwo contains enzymes which are believed to stimulate new collagen growth, redistribute fat cells, and ease the fibrous structures which tug on the skin from below, causing dimpling. These three results have been clinically studied and shown to lessen the appearance of cellulite.
Injections must be performed in a medical environment. Generally, a treatment regimen requires three appointments, three weeks apart, for visible results in ten weeks.
Is Qwo right for me?
If you are female, of any ethnicity or skin type, and are over age 21, and have moderate or severe cellulite in your buttocks or back of thighs which you wish lessened, Qwo is right for you.
Currently, Qwo is not fda-approved for other parts of the body, besides buttocks, or for men.
Key Benefits and Typical Results
• Qwo has been rigorously studied and found to be safe and highly effective
• Qwo is FDA-approved
• There is no downtime
• There is minimal discomfort
• Quick appointments
• Minimization of dimpling
• Youthful results
28 Days After Third Treatment
28 Days After Third Treatment
How do I prepare for treatment?
Bruising is expected after a Qwo treatment. To minimize bruises, avoid aspirin or ibuprofen for two week prior to your appointment. This may also apply to other medications or supplements such as vitamin E or fish oil so be sure to let us know what you are taking.
Also, consider your schedule and don’t plan on wearing butt- or thigh-revealing clothing for a week after your appointment if you are concerned about visible bruises.
All this will be covered during your complimentary consultation to determine if Qwo is right for you.
What happens during treatment?
Treatments with Qwo do not require a numbing agent. You’ll likely receive up to 24 shots. Injections take about ten minutes or less, after which, you will remain lying still for an additional ten minutes.
Post-treatment care or downtime?
For the first few days do not participate in rigorous exercise, but other than that, no post-treatment downtime is needed. Some common side effects include warmth in the treatment area, swelling, bruising, areas of hardness, discoloration, or itching. You’ll feel soreness similar to that you feel after a workout.
Bruising and other side effects lessen with each treatment. Read more on what should be expected.
How long until I see results?
Optimal results will show a few weeks after your final treatment.
How long will results last?
Qwo is a leading-edge, new treatment, so studies have only followed patient’s results for 90 days after treatment, meaning there is no data beyond that time.
How many treatments will I need?
A treatment plan varies from person to person, but in general, best results are realized ten weeks after the third of three appointments. Appointments must be three weeks apart.
What’s the science?
Together, there are three things that cause cellulite’s signature dimples: Over time, skin thins, fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface thicken and cause tension. Qwo is made from enzymes called collagenases which are thought to target these structural causes where cellulite starts. By releasing these fibrous bands, fat cells redistribute and the growth of new collagen is stimulated. However, exactly how QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite is not fully understood.
Other available cellulite treatments also work by severing septae with a tiny blade or with thermal energy from a laser. Perhaps the oldest cellulite treatment uses a cannula to mechanically cut the septae. The major difference with Qwo is that it appears to loosen septae chemically. By comparison, Qwo is less invasive, and requires less downtime after treatment.
Qwo clinical data
Qwo has been studied in more patients than any other FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment, with over 1,800 women participating. Endo Aesthetics conducted the largest clinical trials in the history of cellulite investigation to help determine the safety and efficacy of Qwo. These two identical trials enrolled 845 women in the United States, aged 18 or older, with moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. Reductions in cellulite severity were observed more frequently in the Qwo group compared to the placebo group as measured by the investigator and patient cellulite severity scales.
Read more: “Is This The End Of Cellulite?”