QWO Cellulite FAQs

Cellulite is a localized alteration in the contour of the skin that has been reported in approximately 90% of adult women of all races and ethnicities.

Over time, three completely normal things can happen. Fat cells get larger, skin gets thinner and a little looser and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface get thicker, leading to a dimpled appearance.

Women are more likely to have cellulite than men, and it affects women of all shapes, sizes, ages and races.

Men have thicker skin than women do, and their collagen bands are oriented in a crisscross fashion, essentially eliminating the ability of the fat lobules to bulge through. If a man is given estrogen hormones (as in some cancer treatments), they can develop cellulite if there is enough fat.

Fat is not cellulite and does not cause it, but fat cells getting bigger between fibrous bands under the skin can contribute to a bumpy appearance.

Weight loss might reduce the appearance of cellulite but won’t get rid of it since it doesn’t address the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface. In some cases, weight loss can actually make cellulite look worse because of resulting skin laxity.

Topical treatments such as lotions, creams and scrubs have been used to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.

In an online Harris Poll survey of 2,006 women with cellulite, respondents said their cellulite was most commonly present in certain areas: 81% thighs, 66% butt, 42% stomach, 33% hips, 24% arms, 11% calves. Although cellulite can develop in various areas of the body, it mainly affects women and the predominant localization is on thighs and buttocks. This is because women tend to have more fatty deposits in these areas.

Skin laxity happens as you age and can impact the appearance of cellulite.

Cellulite isn’t just a superficial problem—it’s actually quite deep. According to a recent Harris Poll online survey of 2,006 women, nearly half said they are bothered “a great deal” or “a lot” by their cellulite.

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The first and only FDA-approved injectable clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. This non-surgical treatment is now available in our office.

Do not receive QWO if you are allergic to collagenase or to any of the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection in the treatment area.

QWO may cause serious side effects, including: allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis, and injection site bruising.

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