QWO® (Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum-AAES) is an FDA approved injectable used to treat moderate to severe cellulite.
There are three things that, together, cause cellulite’s signature dimpling. 1) Over time the skin thins, 2) fat cells enlarge and push against the skin and 3) the fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension. QWO contains enzymes called collagenases that target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. It is thought that QWO works by releasing these fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
Injection site bruising and discomfort occurs frequently after QWO injections. The bruising can last 7-14 days.
If you have cellulite, ask your practitioner if you would be a good candidate for treatment with QWO.