Buglino Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is excited to announce it will soon be offering the recently U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved injectable treatment for cellulite, QWO™ (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes). This is the first approved injectable treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. 

"Endo recognized a significant unmet need for an effective and noninvasive injectable treatment for cellulite, which led us to conduct the largest clinical trials in the history of cellulite investigation in the United States," said Matthew Davis, M.D., R.Ph., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Endo International plc, the developer of QWO, in a press release

Dr. Anthony Buglino is proud to provide this cutting-edge injectable to his Long Island patients beginning in early April. With QWO, Long Islanders can achieve long-lasting cellulite reduction. For the best results, it’s recommended that patients receive three treatments, each 21 days apart. 

“We are excited to offer the first-ever injectable solution for cellulite,” exclaims Dr. Buglino. “The procedure is very simple, using the same small needles for administering Botox. Three small injections for each ‘dimple’ makes this the easiest cellulite treatment in regards to time, discomfort, and recovery.”

QWO Injection before and after image of woman's buttocksWhat is QWO?

QWO is a nonsurgical treatment proven to reduce moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women, according to the official site

“It's not fully understood how QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite,” the site states. “The enzymes in QWO—called collagenases—are believed to target a structural cause under the skin. It's thought that QWO works in three ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.”

What is a typical treatment like?

During your appointment, your plastic surgeon will discuss your expectations and explain the treatment. After identifying treatment areas, a small needle is used to inject the treatment into the buttocks. The procedure is completed in less than 10 minutes. Typically, the procedure doesn’t require post-treatment downtime. Visible results are achieved in approximately 10 weeks and multiple injections.

QWO Injection before and after image of woman's buttocksWho is an ideal candidate for QWO?

Ideal candidates for QWO injections are women in good health free of infections in the treatment area. They aren’t allergic to any collagenese or the ingredients in the injectable. Candidates desire smoother buttocks and are interested in getting rid of cellulite. 

What are the possible side effects?

Although patients may experience minor bruising and swelling after treatment, they can resume normal activities immediately. Others may see redness or discoloration or feel warmth on the treatment area. A severe allergic (hypersensitivity) reaction is rare. 


To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for QWO or you’re interested in getting rid of buttock cellulite, schedule a consultation today!

Before & After images provided by QWO.

Topics: Fillers, Injectables