Qwo Cellulite Treatment

collagenese clostridium histolyticum-aaes

A cutting edge treatment  without the cutting

Meet Qwo

The first ever FDA approved injection for cellulite. 

 QWO ™ offers permanent solution for severe and moderate types of cellulite.

Over 90% of women have cellulite and the most common reason for it is the hardening of the fibrous septate or bands (which provide structural support to our skin) They are responsible for dimpling or cottage cheese like appearance of the skin.



How does QWO ™( collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) work?

It destroys those fibrous bands which cause skin dimpling!

QWO contains proteinases which break down old collagen particles and help make new ones where the cellulite dimples are. This breakdown mechanism results in smoother skin surface and potential elimination of dimples.

What is  QWO™ collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes)?

It is an injectable medication which is FDA approved for treatment and correction of  for moderate to severe cellulite for women ages 18 -78. It is meant for women who have moderate to severe Cellulite with Grade 2 or Grade 3.  


Cellulite Grades

  • Grade 0:  Perfect looking skin

  • Grade 1: Cellulite is when you cannot visually see the cellulite skin changes but they are there when the skin is examined under a microscope.

  • Grade 2: Cellulite is the most common and happens when the skin loses its elasticity and you start to visualize the early dimpling of the skin visible to the naked eye.

  • Grade 3: Cellulite is the most severe and most difficult to treat and might require a combination of treatments to reduce the size of fat cells and to tighten the skin


How many sessions do I need with QWO ™ (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) to see results?

In clinical trials patients’ treatments included 3 sessions scheduled 3 weeks or 21 days apart, full results on day 71.

What are the most common side effects of QWO ™(collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes)?

The most common side effect was bruising. Followed by tenderness, redness and swelling, and hardness in the treatment area.

What to expect during your QWO ™( collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) treatment?

  • After checking in you will be provided a robe, thong underwear and footies to change into. (You may wear your own panties if you choose but they should be a thong when treating the buttocks, normal briefs are ok when treating only the thighs).

  • The area to be treated will be carefully marked and photographed, then you will be asked to lie stomach down on the treatment bed.

  • The entire treatment is performed in this position and for an extra 5-10 minutes after the last injection.  During this time your skin will then be cleaned to remove the markings and a topical Arnica cream will be applied.  A light application of ice may be applied to larger areas injected.

How long do the results of QWO ™( collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) last?

The results are permanent with combination of optimal diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.


Additional information about Cellulite.

The causes and development of cellulite are multifactorial and hence the best treatments may be multi-targeted. There are several options for treating other concerns that may accompany cellulite such as skin laxity, muscle tone and fat.

Skin laxity options:

 •   Lifting Threads – provide instant lifting and stimulate collagen, body threads last approximately 2+ years and results are immediate.

 •   Sculptra Aesthetic- can be used to restore or add volume in the buttocks and stimulate collagen production creating a more 

      youthful appearance.    


 •   Bellafill- The longest lastest filler on the market, that starts working immediately, and continues to add volume over time typically lasts 5 years.

Muscle tone:

 •   High Intensity Muscle Sculpting – using high intensity pulses, muscles are stimulated creating definition and lifting i , a series of 4 treatments          is recommended and results continue to be visible over 6-8 weeks.


 •   Cool Sculpturing – Cryolipolysis or Fat freezing, fat cells are frozen and eliminated from the body naturally over 2-3 months.  This treatment is

     best for targeting hard to lose bulges of fat on the body, minimum of 2 treatments 30 days apart are recommended for best results.

 •  Kybella- Fat melting injections, several small injections are given in targeted areas to melt fat that is then eliminated from the body naturally     

     while tightening the skin.  Typically 2 treatments are required 3 weeks apart to achieve maximum results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between QWO ™ and Cellfina?

These two treatments are FDA approved for Treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttock and thigh area for women. QWO ™ is an injectable with minimal recovery and permanent results. Cellfina is a needle that cuts the same fibrous septae bands but has FDA clearance to keep results lasting for 3 years. It also has quite a bit of a recovery and possible scars are the needles are pretty large.

What is the difference between QWO ™ and Cellulaze?

QWO ™ is an injection into the fibrous septae bands. Cellulaze is a laser device similar to a hot knife which cuts the fibrous bands as well. Has many side effects and also quite a bit of recovery period.

What is the difference between QWO ™ and liposuction?

QWO is an injection for fibrous septae bands while liposuction simply removes the fat inside those septae. Different procedure categories and different outcomes and recovery times.

What is the difference between QWO ™ and subcision treatment for cellulite?

QWO ™ permanently destroys the fibrous septae band while subcision treatment may cause micro tears and possibly release of the bands as well, but results vary and need multiple procedures with unpredictable results.

What is the difference between QWO ™ and Kybella injection?

Both are natural enzymes made in the human body. QWO ™ targets fibrous bands and breaks down the collagen in the bands.  Kybella is an injection of an enzyme to target fat cells inside the fibrous septae bands. They do not compete with each other but rather may complement each other for the right candidates.

What is the difference between QWO ™ and Sculptra Aesthetic injection?

QWO ™ targets fibrous bands of the cellulite.  Sculptra Aesthetic injection targets skin laxity component of the cellulite and restores support. They complement each other very well and should be considered for the right candidates, Only the best experts will be able to deliver this treatment for their patients.