QWO: Cellulite Treatment
The Look Lab offers QWO® for a pain-free, non-surgical treatment to achieve smooth skin texture on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. QWO® treatments are injected once a month for three months for maximum effectiveness. Results from QWO® treatments are not instant and require the full 3-month treatment plan.
Cellulite is a skin condition, most prevalent in women, that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Cellulite involves fibrous connective tissue that attaches the skin to the muscle, with fat lying in between. As a person ages, their skin begins to thin, the fat cells enlarge, and the fibrous cords thicken and push against the skin, which creates dimples in the flesh. Cellulite can be found in all body types, whether fit or not.
Collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes (QWO®) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for cellulite. This clinically proven, non-surgical treatment is proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite. QWO® injections break down the build-up of collagen by releasing the fibrous bands, redistributing the fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
Common Side Effects of QWO®
(typically last less than three weeks)
- Injection site burning (normal, expected, and short-term)
- Areas of hardness
- Light pain
- Swelling and warmth in treatment area
No post-treatment downtime is needed, most people can resume normal activities almost immediately. We suggest you bring spandex, yoga pants, or biking shorts to wear after treatment.
Before Receiving QWO®
Do not receive QWO® if you are allergic to collagenase or any of the ingredients in QWO® or have an active infection at the treatment area.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have a bleeding problem
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, prescription and over-the counter, including any anticoagulant or antiplatelet medicines.
If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, nursing, or plan to nurse, discuss with your healthcare provider to decide together whether you will receive QWO® or breastfeed.