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QWO Cellulite Injectable: How It Works

If you’re like 85% to 90% of women, you know the embarrassment of unsightly cellulite. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, cellulite can strike women regardless of weight, diet, or exercise regimen.1

Removing cellulite can feel next to impossible, and you may have been under the impression that getting rid of cellulite actually was impossible. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only recently approved QWO, an injectable medication that treats cellulite in the buttocks.

Here’s what you need to know about QWO Cellulite Treatment.

What Is Cellulite?

To understand QWO and how it works, it’s helpful to know what is happening in your body when you develop cellulite. Cellulite occurs when the fat that normally lies between your skin and underlying fascia gets locked into place by fibrous connective tissues known as septae.

For an easy visual analogy, imagine using a staple gun to anchor your comforter to the sheets beneath it—because of the presence of the staples, you could create a quilted dimpling pattern on a bedspread that was once perfectly flat.

What Is QWO?

QWO, also known as collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, is an injectable medicine that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite in your buttocks. It is the first and only injectable medication that the FDA has approved for this purpose.

How Does QWO Work?

QWO contains an enzyme, collagenase, which targets the problematic septae connective tissues and helps break them down. In our example above, these collagenase enzymes are like staple removers—they can take the staples back out of your comforter, making its appearance flat again. For women who have stubborn cellulite in their buttocks that is rated moderate to severe, a series of three injections of QWO, given 21 days apart, may help improve their condition.

What Are the Benefits of QWO?

One of the most significant benefits of a QWO cellulite treatment is that you can start seeing a visible reduction of your buttocks cellulite in as little as 10 weeks.2

Other benefits of QWO include:

  • Short treatment sessions, lasting as little as 10 minutes each
  • Minimal side effects, including minor soreness and bruising
  • Less invasive than other methods of removing cellulite, like tiny incisions or lasers

Although QWO is generally well-tolerated, make sure to discuss your entire medical history with your provider, including any history of allergy to collagenases, as allergic reactions to QWO are possible.

How To Learn More About QWO

If you are interested in learning more about addressing your unwanted buttocks cellulite with a minimally invasive, injectable cellulite treatment, contact us today.


Cosmetique Aesthetics has been a trusted provider for over 15 years. Cosmetique has the only doctor injector practice in Culver City. Dr Sarshad and his team will personalize your visit and ensure that you leave with a smile. We are waiting for you. We will be honored to enhance your natural beauty!