Qwo in Corpus Christi
An injectable treatment for cellulite is here
The first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women is now available. Most women will have cellulite in their lifetime–about 9 out of 10 women, in fact.
Cellulite isn’t fat
That means your tough workouts and healthy eating habits are fantastic for your fitness and overall wellness—but won’t do much to reduce your cellulite.
If you really want to reduce cellulite, you need to understand what’s behind it.
There are 3 things that work together to cause those signature dimples. Let’s take a look under the surface of the skin.
Over time, skin becomes thinner.
Fat cells enlarge and push against the skin.
The fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension, pulling skin inward, causing those signature dimples on your butt.
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What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a complex condition hallmarked by fat trapped in the dermal layer of your skin leading to dimpling, sometimes likened to “cottage cheese” in appearance. The dimpling, in part, is caused by “fibrous septae.”
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 these subdermal fibrous structures, Qwo causes the release 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.
How Does Qwo Work?
We begin the process with a series of injections that work by enzymatically disrupting the fibrous septae responsible for creating cellulite resulting in a smoother appearance of the treated skin.
INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR
Qwo® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes)
QWO is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR QWO
QWO is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to collagenase or to any of the excipients or the presence of infection at the injection sites.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Serious hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported with the use of collagenase clostridium histolyticum. If such a reaction occurs, further injection of QWO should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience any symptoms of serious hypersensitivity reactions.
Injection Site Bruising
In clinical trials, 84% of subjects treated with QWO experienced injection site bruising. Subjects with coagulation disorders or using anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications (except those taking ≤150 mg aspirin daily) were excluded from participating in Trials 1 and 2.
QWO should be used with caution in patients with bleeding abnormalities or who are currently being treated with antiplatelet (except those taking ≤150 mg aspirin daily) or anticoagulant therapy.
Substitution of Collagenase Products
QWO must not be substituted with other injectable collagenase products.
QWO is not intended for the treatment of Peyronie’s Disease or Dupuytren’s Contracture.
In clinical trials, the most commonly reported adverse reactions in patients treated with QWO with an incidence ≥ 10% were at the injection site: bruising, pain, nodule and pruritus.
Please see Full Prescribing Information for QWO.