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QWO™

QWO™ – Injectable Cellulite Treatment in Northern Virginia

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QWO™ is an injectable that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite by targeting the fibrous bands beneath the skin that cause skin-dimpling

QWO™ Overview


Our skin is tethered to underlying muscles by fibrous bands. As fat accumulates beneath the skin, these fibrous bands prevent the skin from stretching at their points of attachment resulting in a dimpled-texture of the skin known as cellulite. Areas where we see a lot of cellulite on the body are the thighs and buttocks. Cellulite is an issue that is more common in women than in men due to structural differences in the fibrous bands.

QWO™ is a novel injectable treatment option for moderate to severe cellulite on the buttocks. New to the cosmetic industry as of Spring 2021 QWO™ injections are effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite and smoothing the skin on the buttocks overall.

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Administering QWO™


QWO™ is FDA-Approved 

The formulation of QWO™ is primarily composed of (CCH – collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes). CCH is an enzyme that targets certain types of collagen that compose the fibrous bands responsible for cellulite. QWO™ is a less invasive treatment option for the reduction of cellulite and provides lasting results.

Our qualified injectors will administer QWO™ by injecting it directly into cellulite dimples on the buttocks. In a single treatment up to 12 injections are administered, or 24 injections for two treatments. The recommended amount of treatments of QWO™ depends on each patient and will be discussed during your consultation. Each treatment is spaced at least 21 days apart to maximize results.

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What to Expect?

One of our experienced injectors will review the procedure and your consent forms with you. No numbing is needed for the procedure and the injections take as little as 10 minutes per injection. Results can be seen as soon as 10 weeks post-injection.

Recovery after QWO™ is fairly simple. Patients can resume daily activities as tolerated. For the first few days after treatment, patients can experience mild to moderate swelling, soreness and bruising that lasts no more than 2 weeks. We recommend that patients come in for a follow-up 3-4 weeks after each treatment.

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QWO™ FAQs

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies between 1-3, but each treatment is usually spaced at least 3 weeks apart. Results are assessed a month after your last treatment.


Does it hurt?

Numbing is not used for this procedure. Many patients report the injection feels similar to a Botox injection.


How much does it cost?

The price varies based on the size of the area(s) to be treated. You will need a consultation before booking the appointment for the QWO ™ injection. Your injector can give you an estimate at the time of your consultation!


Why QWO ™?

Many cellulite treatments that are currently available aim to reduce the fat collecting between the skin and muscle (CoolSculpting, Laser liposuction, Kybella injections), or to treat skin laxity (Sculptra and TempSure). QWO ™ injections are able to effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks without the use of lasers and risk of scarring from incisions. It also requires less downtime compared to the alternative treatment options.


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