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February 26, 2021

Waitlists Are Filling Up For QWO – The Revolutionary FDA-Approved Cellulite Treatment Arriving This Spring

Say hello to QWO® and buh-bye to cellulite. 


Let’s be real: nobody likes cellulite. The bumpy-looking appearance of skin around fat pockets of fat is harmless and incredibly common, but most of us would rather not have it. So what if you could zap yours in just a few minutes?


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90% of adult women of all different backgrounds have cellulite.


While tedious procedures like laser treatments, infrared treatments, and small incisions can help temporarily manage cellulite, nothing non-invasive did the truck – until now. Enter QWO® – a new injectable that can smooth cellulite on the buttocks with ease.


A Refresh: Cellulite 101


Cellulite is incredibly common: it’s been reported in around 90% of adult women of all different backgrounds. “Over time, skin thins, fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface thicken and cause tension,” explains Dr. Anne Chapas, M.D., founder and medical director of Union Square Laser Dermatology.


Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not caused by fat, nor is it sagging skin – though cellulite can make your existing fat cells larger beneath the skin. That’s the culprit for the cellulite’s textured appearance.


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Cellulite can make your existing fat cells larger beneath the skin.


How Cellulite Injectables Work


So how do these new injectables actually target one of the most stubborn skincare conundrums out there? “QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases,” explains Chapas. “These enzymes are thought to target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. It’s thought that QWO works by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.”


The Procedure


If your dermatologist determines you’re a good candidate for QWO, she’ll inject it right into the cellulite on your buttocks, with a focus on 1-2 treatment areas. You’ll come back in three-week intervals until you’ve had three total treatment visits. While injectables always come with some degree of risk and potential side effects, most people require zero downtime after the procedure. And the best part? It only takes about ten minutes. And when your treatment is complete, your cellulite should be significantly reduced in appearance. 


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QWO is a breakthrough treatment for cellulite


QWO Just Might be Revolutionary


This treatment is a big deal – there’s never been anything like it targeted toward cellulite. Lots of dermatologists are buzzing with interest about the product and its manufacturer, Endo Aesthetics. “QWO is a breakthrough treatment for cellulite that has created a completely new category within the aesthetics space,” says Chapas. Other cellulite treatments release fat-trapping fibrous bands with mechanisms like tiny blades and thermal energy. QWO stands out among the rest because it appears to do so chemically, which is much less invasive and easier on the patient.


It also has unprecedented research behind it. “Endo conducted two clinical trials of QWO—the largest trials in the history of cellulite investigation—to help determine the safety and efficacy of this product.”  The trial included 845 women with moderate to severe cellulite in their buttocks. “Participants represented diverse populations, spanning ages (18 and older), ethnicities and BMI,” Chapas says. The studies included all skin types.


Coming To a Derm Near You This Spring


QWO is expected to be officially available at dermatologist offices in the spring of this year, and given March 20th is the first day of spring, it’s just around the corner. Doctor’s offices are currently accepting patients for consultations and exact pricing details are forthcoming. One thing is for sure: QWO is destined to make managing cellulite easier than ever and just in time for summer!

Claire is a writer, editor, content marketer, and reiki practitioner who covers wellness, lifestyle, and travel. Her work has appeared in Self, CNN, Prevention, Glamour, Health, Racked, The Huffington Post, Mic, The Frisky, YouBeauty, and many other publications. Her work has been highlighted by BBC News, New York Magazine, Today, Jezebel, Bustle, Reader’s Digest, and The Center For Research On Women And Gender. Her greatest loves are her cat and her vitamin C serum. You can find her on Instagram @daycationgram.



It’s about time a treatment like this came along. This will change the beauty industry!

Advances in biotechnology and skin sciences provide vast improvements in how we can treat certain skin issues. Personally, I notice the more I drink water and workout the less severe my back-of-thigh cellulite appears. I've seen this during many phases of my life; youth, pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and post-menopausal. Nutrition and food can cure much of what ails us without chemicals.

Cellulite is so common and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it but I am very glad to see more non-invasive treatments.


As summer is coming around, what a great time to invest in skin tightening formulations. Great to understand how cellulite is formed so we know how to deal with it when it shows.


It's so important to emphasize that cellulite is extreeeemely common. Thank you for highlighting this article.

I am happy to see more and more non-invasive treatments growing in the market.

Over the years skincare companies have marketed many products and tools to treat cellulite. I can't wait to try something that actually works! Sign me up!


Me too! Sounds incredible.


Wow I never realized that there were injections for treating cellulite. I can definitely see this being the next biggest thing!


I can imagine a long line on derma clinics for this.


I’m getting on the wait list for QWO stat!