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.1 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.
How Does QWO treat cellulite?
QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases. These enzymes are thought to 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.
The Facts of QWO
QWO Clinical Data 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.
- First and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in women’s butts.
- Non-surgical treatment performed in a doctor’s office.
- Injections take about 10 minutes or less.
- Three treatment visits over the course of two months. • Studied on all skin types and ethnicities.
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.1,2 The exact mechanism for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite is unknown.
How do I know if QWO is right for me?
Dr. Ronanr 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. 1
Are there side effects of QWO?
There are risks associated with this product. QWO may cause serious side effects including: allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis, and injection site bruising. These are not all the side effects of QWO.