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Qwo® Cellulite Injectable

WHAT IS QWO®?

QWO is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.

About 9 out of 10 women will have cellulite in their lifetime.

That means your tough workouts and healthy eating habits are fantastic for your fitness and overall wellness—but won't do much to reduce your cellulite.
If you really want to reduce cellulite, you need to understand what's behind it.

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    Cellulite isn't fat.

  • It isn't caused by what you eat.

  • Exercise, hand, self-care, skill, healthy, strong

    Or because you aren't exercising enough.

How Does QWO Cellulite Injectable Work?

The primary contributing factor to cellulite is the fibrous connective tissue called the fibrous septae. When the skin thins with aging, and the fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, the fibrous septae bands thicken and push against the skin to create dimples. This causes the visible cellulite on the buttocks.
QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases. These enzymes are thought to target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts, to release the fibrous bands, redistribute fat cells, and stimulate the growth of new collagen. Qwo will be injected three times into the fibrous septae to slowly release the fibrous strands.

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Procedure

While the patient is lying face down on a table, QWO is injected into the fat (subcutaneously) of each circled cellulite dimple. There is no need for a numbing agent. There is a limit of either 6 or 12 dimples per buttock during a treatment. That is a maximum of 12 or 24 dimples being treated on the visit. The entire injection procedure should take 10 minutes. After the injections, the patient needs to remain prone for 5 minutes.

QWO injections are given 21 days apart for 3 treatment visits. The final results are evaluated 28 days after the third visit. The full treatment course is approximately 71 – 90 days.

Recovery

After the first round of injections, bruising may occur. With each subsequent round, the severity and duration of the bruises will decrease, as shown by clinical trials.

After 1st Treatment

75%

of patients experienced bruising

After 2nd Treatment

59.5%

of patients experienced bruising

After 3rd Treatment

39%

of patients experienced bruising

If any additional questions or complications arise during your treatment and recovery, please get in touch with Dr. Hsieh as soon as posible.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not receive QWO if you:

    Are allergic to collagenase or to any of the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection at the treatment area.

  • QWO may cause serious side effects, including:

    Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have hives, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, swollen face, chest pain, dizziness or fainting after receiving QWO;Injection site bruising

  • Before receiving QWO, tell your healthcare provider if you:

    ● Have a bleeding problem● Are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing or plan to nurse. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will receive QWO or breastfeed.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant).
The most common side effects of QWO include: injection site bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling and warmth in the treatment area.
These are not all the possible side effects of QWO. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088.

HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH QWO® CELLULITE INJECTABLE?

The best way to get started with the QWO® Cellulite Injectable is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hsieh to make sure that the treatment is the best fit for you and your concerns. We have many body contouring and skin rejuvenation treatments that we can pair with Qwo® Cellulite Injectable to meet your aesthetic goals!