QWO

Dr. Wright and his team at St. Louis Lipo are excited to be one of the first providers to offer QWO treatment, the 1st FDA-approved cellulite treatment!

What Causes Cellulite?

As we age, the skin thins, fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, and fibrous septae bands thicken. This thickening creates the dimple appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and other areas of the skin. 

How does QWO work?

Using collagenase enzymes, QWO targets these fibrous bands and redistributes the fat cells that are responsible for causing cellulite. QWO also stimulates the growth of new collagen!

What is QWO treatment like at Laser Lipo & Vein Center?

QWO is a series of three treatments, spaced three weeks apart.  This non-invasive, non-surgical treatment can provide smoother, firmer skin with a short treatment time, and no incisions or anesthesia. 

Before your treatment, you will have a consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for QWO.  Ideal candidates will have moderate-to-severe cellulite that they have tried to improve with dieting and exercise and minimal skin laxity.  We recommend avoiding alcohol, smoking, and any medications or supplements that may thin the blood before treatments. Our before and afters below show great progress before the 3rd treatment is even started. Progress photos below are only have 2 treatments have been completed! 

During your treatment, each dimple that will be treated is marked with a surgical marker.  Then, while lying face down, QWO is injected into the fat of each dimple.  The injections will take about 10 minutes.

After your treatment, there will be soreness for a few days, like an intense workout.  Nodules felt under the skin are common and will resolve in 7-10 days.  Significant bruising will be present on the treated area.  You should avoid excessively exertive activities for a few days after your QWO treatments.

Am I a good candidate for QWO treatment in St. Louis?

Talk to your healthcare provider to see if QWO may be right for you, or give our office a call! There are risks associated with this product. You should not receive QWO if you are allergic to any collagenase or the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection in the treatment area. Serious side effects: allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis, and injection site bruising may occur. These are not all the side effects of QWO.