What is QWO?
The first and only FDA-approved injectable medication used to treat moderate to severe cellulite of the buttock and used off label for the thighs. QWO is a collagenase or enzyme that works by breaking the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin causing the distinctive dimples of cellulite. The release of these bands allow the surrounding fat cells to redistribute and the healing process that is started stimulates growth of new collagen to further smooth the skin surface.
Who is a good candidate for QWO?
Patients with dimpling on buttocks and off label for back of the thighs can all benefit from QWO injections. This is the only FDA approved injection for removal of cellulite for the buttocks and Dr. Walker feels it is the most effective treatment for this issue.
What Does the Treatment Process Entail?
After careful evaluation, QWO is injected into the cellulite dimple using a very small needle. The treatment is quick and well tolerated with minimal discomfort. Bruising is expected after each treatment and can last for a week or more. QWO injections are given 3 weeks apart for 3 treatment visits. The full results are seen in approximately 3 months. QWO results in a permanent reduction in the size and number of cellulite dimples of the buttock and thighs.