Qwo is the first and only FDA-approved prescription injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Using naturally occurring enzymes to accomplish what was previously being doable only with fine surgical blades, Qwo degrades only the forms of collagen that contribute to the appearance of cellulite, in what are called fibrous septae.
How much does Qwo cost?
At our practice in Houston, Qwo costs $2,500 and up for the required series of three treatments. The exact cost will vary from patient to patient, depending upon how many cellulite dimples are to be treated and how many treatment sessions are required (three or four).
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects of Qwo are injection site bruising, slight swelling, and redness. All side effects resolve on their own. Most disappear within 7 days, with some (bruising) lasting up to 21 days.
Is Qwo permanent?
It is believed that the results of Qwo are permanent. According to clinical studies done, the results last at least a year. (Qwo was FDA-approved in 2020, at the results held up through the end of studies. Based on Qwo’s postulated mechanism of action, it appears the results are permanent.)