Learn more about Qwo™ in Northern California and how it can help you feel your best.
WHAT IS QWO®?
QWO is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the
buttocks of adult women.
Do not receive QWO if you: are allergic to collagenase or to any of the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection at the treatment area.
Our practice will be one of the first in the nation to be able to offer Qwo™ injections for cellulite. Qwo™ will be available to the public in the Spring of 2021. Qwo™ is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. The injection targets the fibrous septae, which have been shown to be the primary structural cause of cellulite.
How is QWO delivered?
Qwo™ is injected into the fat (subcutaneously) of each single buttock (treatment area) by your healthcare provider. You may receive up to 12 injections per treatment area. • Each treatment visit may include up to 2 treatment areas. • Qwo™ injections will be given 21 days apart for a total of 3 treatment visits. Each Qwo™ treatment session takes only around 15 minutes.
What are the side effects of QWO?
The most common side effects of QWO include bruising, pain, areas of hardness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling and warmth in the treatment area.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
QWO may cause serious side effects, including:
• Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions, including anaphylaxis. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have hives, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, swollen face, chest pain, dizziness or fainting after receiving QWO;
• Injection site bruising
Before receiving QWO, tell your healthcare provider if you:
• have a bleeding problem
• are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing or plan to nurse. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will receive QWO or breastfeed.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant).
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. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088.
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