Qwo Cellulite



Qwo is the first FDA-Approved Injectable Cellulite Treatment that releases deep dimples through dissolving the fibrous bands that cause them, with a simple injection of a safe drug that’s been used for years in other medical applications.

Our patients have loved using Sculptra injections and/or Pixel8 Microneedling with  radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment, to fix the orange-peel texture of cellulite, but the treatments for the deep dimples of cellulite have thus-far been pretty invasive, most surgical in nature – since they all included various ways of cutting these high-tension fibers that tether the skin to the fascia below. This exact formulation of collagenase has been used for years to release fibrous bands

what is cellulite?

Cellulite is a complex multi-factorial condition hallmarked by fat trapped in the dermal layer of your skin leading to dimpling, waviness, “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” appearing skin texture and/or overall less smooth contour irregularity. The dimpling is often caused by “fibrous septae.”

how does it work?

QWO injected by your medical provider works by enzymatically disrupting the fibrous septae responsible for creating cellulite resulting in a smoother appearance of the treated skin.

what is esr?

Enzymatic Subcision and Remodeling (ESR™) describes the mechanism of action of Qwo™injections. Qwo™is an injectable formulation that consists of two enzymes that degrade collagen molecules. When Qwo™ is injected into the area beneath a dimple, it stimulates the initiation of ESR. ESR involves the enzymatic degradation of collagen-rich fibrous septae which play a key role in the pathophysiology of cellulite. By disrupting thesesubdermal fibrous structures, Qwo™causes therelease of cellulite-associated skin depressions and smooths the surface of the skin. Furthermore, Qwo™stimulates the production of new collagen molecules (neocollagenesis) which further improves the appearance of the skin.

where can i have qwo injections?

QWO injections have been FDA-approved to treat dimples aka cellulite on the buttocks.  However, Beauty Lounge Medical Spa routinely has patients voicing concerns of contour irregularity and cellulite on the back of their thighs.  This is an off-label treatment area that can be done as well in our San Diego office.