Do you dread going to the beach because of cellulite on your buttocks? Sometimes squats just won’t cut it. If you are struggling with moderate-to-severe cellulite on your buttocks, there is now an injectable treatment available at Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL to smooth your cellulite called QWO®.
What is QWO® & How does it work?
QWO® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to treat the cellulite on your buttocks. It is derived from two naturally occurring collagenases enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2) to treat cellulite. These enzymes target the collagen buildup (types 1 and 3) on the fibrous bands connecting skin to muscle that cause cellulite. The breakdown of excess collagen causes the fibrous bands to loosen and allows the fat to settle in a smooth contour free of the appearance of cellulite.
QWO® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes), manufactured by Endo Aesthetics™, is precisely injected into targeted cellulite dimples on the buttocks causing the collagen buildup to dissipate and the fibrous bands to release. QWO® injections should be administered by an expert QWO® injector like Dr. Manuel Peña, in three separate treatment sessions, each 21 days apart.
Candidate for QWO® Cellulite Injections
At this time, QWO® is only approved for adult women who have moderate-to-severe cellulite in the buttocks. Women should schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña to confirm that they are a candidate as certain medical conditions or allergies may preclude them from treatment.
Is QWO® Painful?
As with any injectable treatment, patients should expect some minor pain. This can be managed with PRO-NOX™ during treatment if desired and over-the-counter pain medication following treatment. Patients can go about their day as normal after their appointment. There is a risk of swelling and bruising at the injection sites and bruising typically lasts up to two weeks following treatment.*
When will QWO® injection patients see results?
QWO® patients should see visible results around 10 weeks following treatment. Because these injections are addressing the cause of cellulite, results typically last a year or more.*
Request a consultation
If you have been struggling with your cellulite and are looking for a non-surgical solution to smooth your buttocks, Dr. Manuel Peña would be happy to determine if you are a candidate. Request your consultation today by emailing us or by calling 239-348-7362.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.