Introducing QWO: the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. QWO is now available at Southeastern Dermatology.
How does QWO work?
QWO cellulite treatment 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.
QWO could be a game-changer for many women with cellulite.Anne Chapas, M.D.
Each QWO cellulite treatment visit may include up to two treatment areas. QWO injections will be given three weeks apart. In clinical trials, no post-treatment downtime was required.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a localized alteration in the contour of the skin that has been reported in approximately 90% of adult women of all races and ethnicities.
Over time, three completely normal things can happen. Fat cells get larger, skin gets thinner and a little looser and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface get thicker, leading to a dimpled appearance.
90% Of Women Deal With Cellulite
Cellulite is a natural part of women’s biology. About 9 out of 10 women deal with it in their lifetime. Over time, our skin thins and fat cell enlarge and push against it. Fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension. Cellulite isn’t caused by what or how much we eat, and exercising doesn’t reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Are Fat & Cellulite The Same?
Fat is not cellulite and does not cause it, but fat cells getting bigger between fibrous bands under the skin can contribute to a bumpy appearance.
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.