What is Qwo® Cellulite Treatment?

July 30, 2022

Most women (and even a few men) have at least some cellulite. This common problem causes a dimpled, uneven appearance, often on the buttocks. Qwo® offers the first injectable treatment that directly addresses the cause of cellulite. This FDA-approved cellulite treatment reduces the appearance of dimples to give you smoother, more even skin. 

What is Qwo® Cellulite Treatment?

Qwo® received FDA approval in 2021 after one of the most extensive research studies ever done on cellulite. Qwo® provides a non-invasive option for treating the cause of cellulite: fibrous bands of collagen that form under the skin. These bands are attached to the skin, causing dimples. They adjacent dimples tend to pinch the fat between them, resulting in a lumpy appearance. Qwo® breaks down these fibrous bands, which results in smoother skin.

How Does Qwo® Work?

Qwo® breaks apart these fibrous bands or septae using enzymes called collagenases. These enzymes target the types of collagen that make up the septae. When injected, these enzymes release the fibrous bands,causing the dimples to soften. The fat trapped between the bands also smooths out and becomes more evenly distributed. Qwo® also triggers the production of new collagen that tends to tighten and firm the skin. 

How Much Does Qwo® Cost?

The cost of Qwo® varies between locations and providers. The national average price is about $2950 for an entire course of Qwo® treatments. Schedule a consultation to learn how much you can expect to pay for Qwo® and how many treatment sessions you will need. 

What Results Will I See With Qwo®?

You will usually need more than one Qwo® cellulite treatment to see optimal results. Most people have three treatments spaced three weeks apart. Results will become visible within a few weeks of your first treatment and will continue to improve for several weeks after your last treatment. You will notice your dimples disappearing, as the uneven appearance of your skin becomes smoother. As new collagen develops, your skin will look firmer and tighter. 

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about Qwo Cellulite Treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Am I A Good Candidate for Qwo® Cellulite Treatment?

Qwo® has been approved for moderate to severe cellulite in women’s buttocks. You may be a good candidate if you are female and have cellulite in this area. You should not have Qwo® if you have had a reaction to collagenases or an infection in the treatment area. 

Is There Any Downtime With Qwo®?

Most people see some bruising after Qwo®. This bruising looks more serious than it is and will resolve without treatment over the next week or two. Dr. Langdon can prescribe medication to minimize this effect. You may also notice some swelling and soreness lasting a few days.

Dr. Langdon (and staff) makes me feel comfortable in consultation and during treatments, which was my biggest worry before going to the practice. Dr. Langdon is skillful and knowledgable. One suggestion would be to consider providing patients with a bit more care instructions and information on the treatment.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about Qwo®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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