What is QWO® ?
QWO® is a FDA-approved non-surgical treatment clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. QWO® is now available at Pariser Dermatology Specialists.
How Does QWO® Work?
There are 3 things that together cause those signature dimples. Let’s take a look under the surface of the skin.
- SKIN Over time, skin thins.
- FAT Fat cells enlarge and push against the skin.
- FIBROUS BANDS The fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension and the signature dimpling on your derriere.
Enzymes called collagenases target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. It’s thought that QWO works by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen. How QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite is not fully understood.
Important Safety Information
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:
• Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have hives, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, swollen face, chest pain, dizziness or fainting after receiving QWO;
• Injection site bruising
Before receiving QWO, tell your healthcare provider if you:
• have a bleeding problem
• are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing or plan to nurse. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will receive QWO or breastfeed. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood. 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. Report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088.
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