The FAQs of QWO® - Center's Anti-Cellulite Injectable Treatment

If you haven't heard of QWO® yet, don't will. QWO®, by ENDO AESTHETICS, is the world's first injectable treatment to visibly reduce cellulite dimples in the buttocks. Our Medical Providers and Master Injectors here at Center Aesthetic & Dermatology are now offering QWO® in two different treatment plans. One is a 12-Point Treatment, that treats 12 individual dimples at a time, the other option is a 24-Point Treatment that addresses 24 individual dimples at a time. So let’s unpack this treatment a little more….


How QWO Works

This is the first ever minimally invasive injectable procedure that releases fibrous septae enzymatically by specifically targeting types 1 and 3 collagen. The injectable is targeting the bands beneath the skin surface directly, which results in the smoothing of the skin for the improved appearance of cellulite.

The QWO Treatment

The process for Qwo™ is quick and easy. First - we’ll mark up the area for treatment and then your medical provider will inject those targeted areas (dimples) with QWO injectable. You do not need anesthesia (the treatment is relatively painless), and you can leave and go about your day. It’s important to note, though, that significant bruising can be expected. 

QWO  Recovery & Results

There is no perfect, 100% cure/fix to cellulite. It’s unfortunate, but true. But we can definitely IMPROVE cellulite’s appearance, that’s for sure. Center Aesthetic & Dermatology has unique approaches to cellulite treatment as we offer both QWO Injectable  and EMTone, our device that treats ALL types of cellulite through both thermal and mechanical energy during a series of treatments. We would likely recommend a package of QWO treatments, and then a series of EMTone to help smooth out any rippling. 

How does Qwo™ compare to Cellfina® and Cellulaze® — the two cellulite procedures currently on the market?

Cellfina® and Cellulaze® also target the bands under the surface of the skin. Tthey work by severing the septae mechanically, either by knife or with laser energy. Their results have been reported as underwhelming for most patients. QWO, is minimally invasive, with virtually no downtime (except for some expected bruising). Patients are also, overall, more satisfied with their QWO results at the end of their treatment plan. 


Like any injectable treatment, there is a risk of swelling and bruising at the injection site. With QWO, you can expect bruising to last up to two weeks, so plan your treatments accordingly. If you’re heading out of town for a beach weekend, you may want to pack a sarong, or plan your treatments after a booked vacation. 

QWO Cost & Maintenance

One QWO Package requires a total of three sessions, spaced 21 days apart for a lasting result of a year or more. Each session takes about 30 minutes.  We photograph, document and treat you during each appointment, and we’ll see you again for a Follow Up to assess your results 3-4 weeks after your final treatment. Center Aesthetic & Dermatology offers QWO at competitive rates, a little over 20% less costly than other practices and the manufacturers suggested price point. To learn more about our QWO Injectable Packages and treatment plans, please call us at 212-433-3344 or click here to book your complimentary consultation with Nurse Lynn or Dr. Cheryl Karcher.


Alexandra Milner Alexandra is the Marketing Director and Chief of Staff at Center Aesthetic & Dermatology. She's focused on creating the ideal patient journey and experience for every person that walks through our doors, as well as key content for our followers, patients, and readers. As the practice grows, so does Alexandra's passion for all things aesthetics and wellness. She's also a big fan of tiny chihuahuas, but that's another blog for another time :)

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