Finally, a simple and sure way to reduce cellulite dimples in the buttocks that doesn’t require light, radiofrequency, massage or suction.

What is Qwo?

Quite simply, QWO (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) is an injectable treatment for cellulite. It’s the first and only FDA-approved injectable clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adults. This non-surgical treatment takes as little as 10 minutes with visible results in as little as 10 weeks* and it’s making waves in the medical aesthetics community for its amazing skin-smoothing benefits.

Living with Cellulite can be difficult

If you have cellulite, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the struggle of feeling self-conscious about those unsightly dimples in your thigh and buttocks region, especially during shorts and bathing suit weather. But you’re certainly not alone – it’s estimated that roughly 85% of all women over the age of 25 have some degree of cellulite. The good news is there are options in combating the unwanted bumpy appearance that often comes with the cellulite territory.

There are a multitude of ways people have tried to reduce their cellulite. However, despite common misconceptions, cellulite isn’t fat. It isn’t caused by what, or how much, you eat or because you aren’t exercising enough. The formation of cellulite is simply a part of a woman’s biology which means tough workouts and healthy eating habits are fantastic for your fitness and overall wellness—but won’t do much to reduce your cellulite.

There are 3 things that together cause those signature dimples in your buttocks. First, is your skin. Over time, your skin thins out. Next, fat cells can enlarge and push against the thinning skin. And finally, fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension and the signature dimpling on your butt.

Before & After: QWO

QWO Before-and-After-Photo - Plastic Surgery Specialists, Maryland Cosmetic Surgeons
QWO_Before-and-After-Photo - Plastic Surgery Specialists, Maryland Cosmetic Surgeons
QWO-Before-and-After-Photo - Plastic Surgery Specialists, Maryland Cosmetic Surgeons

Your Annapolis QWO Consultation

If you’re considering QWO, your next step should be a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Physician’s Assistant or nurse injectors at our main office in Annapolis or at one of our one satellite offices in Easton or Prince Frederick.

During the consultation in one of our comfortable exam rooms, the doctor, PA or nurse will review your goals and your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate. The consultation typically includes a discussion of:

  • Your goals: why are you considering QWO and what outcome are you hoping for?
  • Your medical history and your lifestyle. You’ll talk about things like:
    • Are you taking any prescription or nonprescription drugs and/or herbal supplements?
    • Do you smoke?
    • Have you had any previous surgeries or cellulite reduction treatments?
  • Your options and outcomes. The provider will examine your problem areas to evaluate your current signs of moderate to severe cellulite or dimples in the buttocks.
  • The procedure. You’ll have time to ask whatever you need. We recommend writing down your questions before the consultation, so you won’t forget anything important.

If you’re considering QWO, your next step should be a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Physician’s Assistant or nurse injectors.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Special enzymes in QWO (called collagenases) target specific structural causes under the skin, and work in three ways: 1) by releasing fibrous bands; 2) redistributing fat cells; and 3) stimulating the growth of new collagen.

After identifying potential treatment areas, we’ll inject QWO directly into the dimples in your buttocks and thighs using a very fine needle. Injections typically take only about 10 minutes. Following the injection, the enzymes go to work. At its core, QWO breaks down the buildup of collagen in the fibrous bands over time.

What to Expect After a Treatment

If together we decide that QWO is right for you, we will agree on an overall treatment plan, including total number of treatments. Every case of cellulite is different, so we’ll have to look at your specific condition to determine how many injections may be needed. Each treatment visit may include up to 2 treatment areas, given roughly 21 days apart.

Are there any side effects to QWO?

Like any injectable, 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.

When Will Results be Seen?

In most cases, visible results may be achieved in up to 10 weeks.* In clinical studies, women received 3 treatments of QWO, 21 days apart. Most patients will have more than one session for the best results. Results with QWO should last for years with a healthy lifestyle. For now, you can expect results to last at least one year, though it’s likely to last much longer.

If cellulite hinders you from wearing short shorts or your favorite bathing suit, contact us to schedule a consultation, to get the information you need to decide if QWO can provide the results you’re looking for.

*Individual results may vary.