Choose the injectable that treats moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Now available in our office: Qwo® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes). While it is not fully understood how QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite, the enzymes in QWO—called collagenases—are believed to target a structural cause under your skin. It’s thought that QWO works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen. QWO may cause serious side effects: allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis and injection site bruising. Most bruising lessened after each treatment and resolved in less than 21 days. The most common side effects of QWO include injection site bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling, and warmth in the treatment area. Book your appointment today to see if QWO® is right for you.
QWO is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.
Do not receive QWO if you: are allergic to collagenase or to any of the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection at the treatment area.
QWO may cause serious side effects, including:
Before receiving QWO, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant).
The most common side effects of QWO include injection site bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling, and warmth in the treatment area.
These are not all the possible side effects of QWO. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report the side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088.