Get to the bottom of cellulite with QWO
The first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women is available at Tondue.
Visible results may be achieved in 10 weeks.* Women received 3 treatments 21 days apart.
QWO is a non-surgical treatment clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite.
Injections take as little as 10 minutes.*
Get to know all about QWO and if it's right for you
QWO is a non-surgical treatment for cellulite dimples.
QWO is an injectable treatment that is effective as a solution for cellulite.
QWO works in several ways.
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Cellulite is not your fault.
It's simply a natural part of women's biology.
Most (about 90% of) women will have cellulite in their lifetime.
Cellulite is not fat.
Cellulite is not caused by what or how much you eat.
Cellulite is not impacted by your exercise levels or activities.
How does the appearance of cellulite happen?
Over time, skin thins.
Fat cells become enlarged and push against the skin.
The fibrous bands under the skin can thicken and cause tension. This leads to the signature dimpled skin on the buttocks.
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.
Visible results may be achieved in 10 weeks. In clinical studies, women received 3 treatments of QWO, 21 days apart. QWO is a highly effective treatment of cellulite that will reduce skin dimpling in women's buttocks.
"With any treatment, it's important for patients to have realistic expectations. With the evidence we have from the initial study, it appears that QWO much like other cellulite treatments will significantly reduce but not totally eradicate cellulite.
Finally, there is no data that looks at how long QWO's smoothing effects last. Because QWO is brand-new, published studies have not followed QWO patients' results longer than 90 days."
QWO has been studied in more patients than any other FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment, with over 1,800 women participating.
In two pivotal phase 3 clinical studies of adult women with moderate to severe cellulite, 424 were treated with QWO, and 419 received placebo.
QWO is injected by one of our expert team directly into targeted dimples in the buttocks using a small needle.
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.
If your aesthetic specialist determines that QWO is right for you, she or he will outline a treatment plan, including a total number of treatments.
Each treatment visit may include up to 2 treatment areas. QWO injections will be given 21 days apart for 3 treatment visits.
At each visit, injections take as little as 10 minutes.
Other available cellulite treatments also work by severing septae. Cellfina® uses a tiny blade to sever the bands, while Cellulaze™ does so with thermal energy from a laser. Perhaps the oldest cellulite treatment uses a cannula to mechanically cut the septae. The major difference with QWO is that it appears to loosen septae chemically. By comparison, QWO is less invasive and requires less downtime after treatment. (americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org)
The most common way to treat cellulite is through laser therapy. Lasers have proven to be highly successful in reducing the appearance of cellulite. However, they also cause significant downtime due to healing time after each session. Additionally, many people find them uncomfortable during the procedure itself.
(QWO) “It's attractive because it's an easy, minimally invasive treatment option for those who don't want a more invasive procedure,” said Teo Soleymani, a clinical health sciences instructor and dermatologic surgeon at UCLA Health. “There is relatively minimal downtime compared to other modalities. But, as a result, the outcomes may not be as pronounced or you may not be able to treat as large of an area.”
QWO may cause serious side effects including allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis, and injection site bruising.
The most common side effects of QWO include injection site bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling, and warmth in the treatment area.
These are not all the possible side effects of QWO.
In clinical trials, women required no post-treatment downtime. Severe bruising after injection is uncommon when administered by an expert professional provider. Most bruising lessened after each treatment and resolved in less than 21 days. As opposed to surgical treatment for cellulite dimples, QWO is a non-invasive procedure with minimal recovery time.
The FDA approved QWO to treat cellulite in the buttocks of women. In clinical trials, it appears to reduce the severity of “dimpling” in this area. In the study, participants received three injections, each 21 days apart. We have evidence that it is effective, although it has only been studied in this area of the body.
The biggest downside to current cellulite treatments is that they require multiple sessions over time. For example, if you have 10 areas treated, you will need 20 treatments total. With QWO, however, you would receive one injection per area, requiring fewer visits overall.
Another drawback to current cellulite treatments involves recovery time. After undergoing surgery, most people must wear compression garments until the swelling goes down. Some treatments involve weeks of wearing special wraps, compresses, or bandages.
It can be hard to talk about something as personal as your cellulite. Just know that we are here to listen and help you find a solution. You can take comfort in knowing that you're not alone in your struggles with cellulite. Approximately 90% of women have cellulite, no matter what they eat or how much they exercise.
Think about your goals beforehand and have them ready at your appointment. Describe how your cellulite makes you feel, and why you want to try a different treatment. Ask if QWO may be right for you.
"The only non-medical cellulite-reduction treatment that works is specialized massage. However, the results are both subtle and temporary. You can explore our page about available cellulite treatments for more information."
The biggest advantage of QWO over current cellulite treatments is that it works immediately. It doesn't require multiple sessions spaced weeks apart, nor does it need to be repeated every year. With most cellulite treatments, you have to wait months until your next session.
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Tondue Medical Spa is a certified and highly trained facility that can help you achieve your cellulite goals as an authorized provider of QWO.