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Cellulite Reduction with QWO

Dimples are absolutely wonderful when they’re spotted on someone’s face, especially when they smile.

But they are less welcomed and appreciated when they show up in places such as the buttocks.

Dimples are one visible sign of cellulite, which is a type of fibrous cell that grows in long skinny bands in the body. Though cellulite is not technically fat, it’s related. As fat cells grow larger, the skin around them gets thinner, making room for cellulite to grow under the skin.

Cellulite is especially noticeable on the backside and can often be seen as a series of dimples or a bumpy, cottage-cheese texture. It’s more commonly seen in women and can make them feel self-conscious, especially in shorts or a swimsuit.

One of the challenges where cellulite is concerned is that it’s nearly impossible to get rid of with traditional diet and exercise methods. In fact, weight loss and fat burning plans, which benefit the rest of the body, can make cellulite even more noticeable.

So, what can be done to properly get rid of cellulite?

One solution now available from the OBI BioAesthetic Institute in Jacksonville Beach is QWO®, a non-surgical injectable solution designed to remove cellulite in adult women and men.

Patient 1

  • Age 47
  • Fitzpatrick IV
  • BMI 23.8
  • Category Normal Weight
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Patient 2

  • Age 52
  • Fitzpatrick II
  • BMI 23.6
  • Category Normal Weight
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Patient 3

  • Age 21
  • Fitzpatrick III
  • BMI 22
  • Category Normal Weight
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QWO® is a shorter name for collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, a chemical compound that’s injected into the buttocks and can remove moderate to severe cellulite.

It’s the first FDA-approved injectable method designed to treat this condition, and many people have said they have received impressive results after a few treatments. QWO® causes the fibrous bands to release, the fat cells to be redistributed in the body, and the stimulus of new collagen.

We recommend a QWO® schedule that typically takes about 10 weeks to be fully effective. This includes three treatments 21 days apart. Each treatment takes about 10 minutes and no down-time.

Individual results may vary.

Like any procedure, there are warnings of possible side effects: it could cause pain, bruising and redness at the injection site, which all eventually fade. There are also warnings of possible allergic reactions especially if someone is already allergic to collagen or collagenase products. People are advised to talk with their health care provider ahead of beginning any treatment, especially if they are taking certain medicines or supplements that may conflict with QWO®.

Important Safety Information

WHAT IS QWO®?

QWO® is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.

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. 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 side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click for Full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information for QWO®.

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    *Disclaimer: Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the compliance with the aftercare program. The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.