We’re so excited to offer QWO treatments for cellulite at our Utah spas. Clients have been loving these treatments and raving about their results.
WHAT IS QWO®?
QWO is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. QWO is short for collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes (a mouthful if you ask us!). QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite. QWO (pronounced kwhoa) contains two types of collagen-degrading enzymes that eat away at the fibrous bands (or fibrous septae) connecting skin to muscle, gradually dissolving the tethers that cause dimpling and allows the skin to float back up and smooth out.
WHO IS QWO® GOOD FOR?
You may be a great candidate for QWO treatments if you have moderate to severe cellulite in your bum or thighs. These treatments have shown to dramatically improve cellulite appearance.
Women are sadly more likely to have cellulite than men, and it affects women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and races. This treatment is an excellent option for anyone suffering from unsightly cellulite.
How Does QWO Work?
The Enzymes called collagenases that are in QEO target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. QWO works by releasing those fibrous bands that hold the skin down, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
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.
Remember to 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.