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QWO

QWO

What Is QWO?

Qwo is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to server cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.

Cellulite is an incredibly common cosmetic condition that primarily affects women. Because the fibrous septae beneath the skin run perpendicular to the skin, women’s bodies form larger fat lobules in the subcutaneous and adipose tissue. The dimpling that results from this subdermal structure can create years of frustration. Women have tried to exercise and diet their way out of cellulite. Some have tried to eliminate the problem with surgery. The issue with cellulite is that it is not a “fat” issue; it is primarily caused by those fibrous bands that lie differently in the female body than in the male body. No definitive answers about cellulite have pointed to a worthwhile solution. Until now.

How Does QWO Work?

Enzymes called collagenases target the structural causes under the skin. where cellulite starts. It’s throughout that QWO works by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and simulating the growth of new collagen. How QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite is not fully understood.

Is QWO a Surgical Procedure?

No. QWO is an injectable treatment option that is throughout to target a primary structural cause of cellulite-the fibrous septae. The exact mechanism for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite is unknown.

Your doctor will determine If you are an candidate For QWO.

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Can QWO Be Used to Treat Cellulite in Others Areas Besides 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 treatments visits.

Are There Side Effects of QWO?

There are risks associated with this products. 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. Please see important safely information on the next page for the more details.

Where Is QWO Available?

QWO is now available throughout the United State at aesthetic healthcare practitioner’s offices.

How Long Does a QWO Treatment Take?

Each treatment session may take 20 minutes to an hour. We can better prepare patients for their future appointments after our consultation. During each session, the provider identifies and marks individual dimples to be targeted. After cleansing the skin, the provider injects small amounts of the QWO solution beneath the skin. The duration of each appointment depends on the number of dimples treated and the inclusion of any ancillary treatments, such as EMSculpt.

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How Long Does It Take to See Results From QWO?

Patients may start to notice smoother skin as soon as a few weeks after their initial session. As they progress through their treatment program, they can expect a gradual improvement as the QWO enzymes continue to break down collagen-rich septae.

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How Long Will Results From QWO Last?

To date, science has not developed a definitive, permanent solution for cellulite. The treatments that are currently available, including radiofrequency, lasers, and other modalities, generally achieve results that last 2 to 3 years. From early indications, it seems that QWO will achieve comparable outcomes because this approach addresses cellulite at its core.

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Are QWO Injections Painful?

QWO injections are not described as painful. The provider uses a very fine needle to administer treatment into the subcutaneous area of the buttocks. We might compare the sensation of QWO injections to dermal fillers. However, because the buttocks is primarily composed of fatty tissue, injections here may be even more tolerable than those administered in other areas of the face or body.

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Before & After QWO

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