ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Many people, both men and women, have a condition called Cellulite. This condition is unsightly for some, and many wishes for cellulite to disappear go unanswered, until now! There is now a treatment for these dimples in the skin to go away! This is not a cream, lotion, or potion. This is another FDA-approved treatment for cellulite!

Here comes Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum-aaes or simply named QWO™! This revolutionary therapy will soon be available at the Injection and Infusion Clinic of ABQ.

Continue reading to get to know the most frequently asked questions about it below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about QWO™

  1. What is QWO™?
  2. How does QWO™ work?
  3. How is QWO™ administered into the body?
  4. Is QWO™ effective and safe?
  5. Is QWO™ better than other cellulite therapies?
  6. What are the potential side effects of QWO™?
  7. How much does QWO™ cost?
  8. Where can you get QWO™?
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  • What is QWO™?

QWO™ by Endo Aesthetics™ is a prescription injectable medication. It’s used for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. It’s a minimally invasive and non-surgical cellulite therapy.

Word of caution: QWO™ doesn’t work for weight-loss. Neither does it directly get rid of all your fats nor improve your skin laxity.

  • How does QWO™ work for treating Cellulite?

Fat under your skin is pulled downward to connective tissue or fibrous septae. It creates uneven or dimpling of your skin. You can visibly see this as a mattress-like or orange-peel appearance. It’s referred to as cellulite.

Cellulite is common in about 80% to 98% of adult women. You can see it in the buttocks, stomach, thighs, and arms. Cellulite can become more noticeable when you gain weight, and doesn’t always go away when you take the weight off.

Although, you can have cellulite or fat even if you’re thin. Think of it as stubborn but harmless fat that doesn’t easily go away.

Cellulite is hard to shed off, and this is where QWO™ comes in. QWO™ contains a combination of collagenases enzymes. It targets collagen types 1 and 2. It works by releasing or breaking down the fibrous bands that cause dimpling.  

QWO™ redistributes fat cells. New collagen is produced at the same time. As a result, skin becomes smoother. In addition, it improves the appearance of cellulite.

  • How is QWO™ administered into the body?

It’s administered into your body through injection. It’s injected under the skin of your buttocks or other areas of concern. The QWO™ shots dissolve the fibers that cause dimples. 

For example, each of your buttocks receives about 12 shots every session. It’s repeated every 21 days in between 3 sessions in all. Each session takes about 10-15 minutes only.

  • Is QWO™ effective and safe?

Researchers conducted a phase-2 study among 375 women in 2019. All women had moderate to severe cellulite in their buttocks or thighs. The researchers injected 0.84 mg dose per session every 21 days for up to 3 sessions. The appearance of cellulite improved, and the women generally tolerated the procedure.

A 2021 study concludes that QWO™ is an effective and safe therapy among 845 women. It also reveals improved self-esteem and quality of life. Women reported less visual and emotional impact after undergoing the sessions. This finding is consistent with earlier studies. 

  • Is QWO™ better than other Cellulite therapies?

Like QWO™, Cellulaze® and Cellfina® are FDA-approved for cellulite therapy. It works by targeting the bands under the skin.

  • What’s the difference between those Cellulite therapies and QWO™?

With QWO™️, it’s a simple, quick, in-office injection without any downtime. Qwo is injected into each dimple directly. QWO works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen. Each session takes about 30 minutes. Once the session is complete, you are out of the office and on with the rest of your day.

For Cellulaze®️ or Cellfina®️ a healthcare practitioner administers local anesthesia to the site. Cellulaze®️ or Cellfina®️ is then inserted under your skin. Next, it cuts the fibrous septae or bands either by laser fiber or blade/needle, respectively. These procedures take up to 2 hours, and you’ll need 1-2 days to recover, and you may need to wear compression garments for up to 1 month.

Side effects of both treatments may vary like bruising, swelling, pain, or tenderness.

QWO™️, Cellulaze®️, and Cellfina®️ suggest permanent relief from cellulite problems. Combined with proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes contribute to the best results. 

For more information about cellulite therapies, you can get in touch with us to discuss your options in detail.

  • What are the potential side effects of QWO™?

Clinical studies on QWO™ noted some adverse events. The common side effects include pain and itching at the injection site. Or, you can expect slight bruising lasting more than a week.

A more severe side effect is an allergic reaction. Symptoms may include rashes, chest pain, dizziness, or a sudden drop in blood pressure. It happens when you’re allergic to the ingredients in QWO™ like collagenase.

It’s best to consult us if you have other risk factors:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Presently taking a medication that prevents blood clotting, like anticoagulants or antiplatelets
  • How much does QWO™ cost?

The three sessions cost about $800 to $1300. It depends on the number of dimples.

  • Where can I get QWO™?

You can now get your QWO™ cellulite therapy shots in Albuquerque. The Injection and Infusion Clinic of ABQ is now accepting reservations. Click below to join our waitlist or call us for more information. 

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