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Qwo is an FDA-approved, collagenase-containing injectable used to treat mild to moderate cases of cellulite in the buttocks. This innovative cosmetic is a simple way to erase unwanted dimples from the skin. Unfortunately, cellulite is a common, stubborn condition that can’t be solved with diet or exercise alone. [1] But thanks to advances in aesthetic procedures, we finally have an effective way to tackle this issue: Qwo! Qwo is a simple injectable treatment that is directly applied to the individual instances of cellulite to smooth the skin’s surface. Austin Cosmetic Surgery in Austin, TX is proud to offer a carefully curated selection of cosmetic services to help patients love the way they look. Dr. Michelle Cabret and her staff are dedicated to delivering supple skin, and Qwo is an exciting, new, minimally invasive treatment to do the job. If you would like to see how to finally be rid of your pesky cellulite with Qwo, schedule a consultation or call us at (512) 688-8000.

About Cellulite and Qwo

Frustratingly, we know what cellulite is, but why it occurs is debatable. Nevertheless, this condition can primarily be blamed on the fibrous septae structure. [2] These narrow, rigid bands of connective tissue contribute to the appearance of cellulite, as they are what anchors our skin in place. They pass through our layer of subcutaneous fat and connect to our muscle. What’s still undetermined is how they shorten to cause the dimpled appearance of cellulite. Unfortunately, this is a problem that affects women much more than men because of the way the septae is configured in female bodies. Women’s fiber septae run perpendicular to the skin; men’s go diagonally.  

Up until now, cellulite often meant an involved battle using invasive procedures. Patients would resort to expensive, yet ineffective means. However, thanks to Qwo, treating cellulite is easier than ever. A Qwo treatment eliminates the need for any incisions or a lengthy recuperation process. And, it eliminates cellulite! This injection’s active ingredient is collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH). This specially cultured blend of enzymes breaks down the fibrous septae, to release the cellulite dimple. It also causes an increase collagen production and allows underlying fat to redistribute itself, smoothing the skin.[3] 

Life Without Cellulite

If your cellulite is a nuisance and holding you back from enjoying that lingerie or bikini bottom, Qwo is for you! Qwo is the only injectable treatment available that’s FDA approved to treat cellulite in the butt, and we couldn’t be happier to offer it. 

Qwo offers women the ability to:

  • Target specific instances of cellulite in a fast treatment
  • Avoid anesthesia, incisions, and the risk of scarring
  • Smooth the surface of their derriere 
  • Enjoy long-lasting results

Schedule a personal consultation! Dr. Cabret and her friendly staff are happy to treat your cellulite concerns, and afterward, you’ll be glad you did!

Eligible Candidates

Qwo is a great option for patients wanting to finally smooth the contours of their buttocks. This treatment may be right for you if you:

  • Are in good health, and free from certain underlying skin or blood conditions
  • Are not pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding

Personal Consultation with Dr. Cabret

Dr. Michelle Cabret is a highly regarded cosmetic surgeon in the greater Austin area. She was the first female to be accepted into the joint program at UT Southwestern Hospital and served as the active Chief for multiple hospitals during her sixth year of surgery residency. Today, helping other women achieve their goals is the driving passion that guides her work at Austin Cosmetic Surgery.

qwo cellulite treatment

Your initial consultation is your chance to discuss your questions and desired results. Dr. Cabret and her team will get a sense of the type of results you wish to see. Next, we’ll examine your cellulite to develop an effective treatment plan. We’ll walk you through the steps of a Qwo treatment, and explain how this injectable takes effect.

Schedule your consultation and see how you can get rid of cellulite. You can reach our office by calling (512) 688-8000. Meanwhile, peruse our blog! You’ll find interesting and helpful information about the other cosmetic procedures we offer.

Preparation and Procedure

Qwo doesn’t require much preparation before a session, or any downtime afterward! You may need to stop taking certain medications and supplements for 1-2 weeks leading up to treatment to eliminate the risk of increased bruising after your injections. 

Before we get started, we’ll mark the specific injection sites to make sure that the treatment targets the area that needs it most. Once you’re ready for the procedure to begin, you’ll lie comfortably on your stomach. Qwo is injected directly into cellulite dimples on the buttocks using an ultra-fine needle. During a Qwo session, we can administer up to 12 injections per buttock, or 24 injections for both. The specially formulated enzymes in Qwo target the collagen under the skin to dissolve the septae. This allows the tension that causes the dimple to be released, freeing the skin. The enzymes also allow the underlying fat to be redistributed fat for a smoother skin surface and unblemished behind! Qwo is a fast procedure, and we can treat up to 24 cellulite dimples in a quick 15-minute session. In three weeks, we’ll see it again, and repeat the process in another three weeks: a typical Qwo treatment consists of three injection sessions spaced three weeks apart. 

Fast Recovery with No Recuperation

After your treatment, you’re free to continue the rest of your day. Unlike other more invasive procedures, patients are free to go home as soon as their session is finished. Slight bruising and swelling at the injection sites are normal and will only last for 1-2 weeks.  

Stunning Results

Qwo works gradually, so you’ll see improvement progress over the next few weeks, as you continue your course of treatment. Qwo is designed to be administered in three sessions, spaced three weeks apart. That means that in just nine weeks you can finally be rid of the cellulite that’s been holding you back. Say sayonara to sarongs! You’ll be able to dress your smoother curves in all the leggings you like – without any of that unflattering rippling. Qwo can help you feel more confident, and more comfortable, whether you’re poolside, or making the most of your favorite athleisure wear. And, since Qwo eliminates the fibrous septae that cause cellulite, you can plan on enjoying your results long term. Those troublesome connective tissues don’t regenerate, so your smooth skin is yours to keep for years to come.  

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

The Qwo treatment is a great way to fine-tune the lower portion of the body. But if you’re looking for a more dramatic way to enhance your assets, go big! A Brazilian butt lift is one of the most popular body contouring procedures today, and there’s a good reason for that. This innovative procedure uses unwanted fat to sculpt ideal curves for your derriere. The result can be tailored to your tastes, and since it uses your own fat, there’s no risk of allergic reactions or side effects. It’s all you! Plus, the liposuction part of the procedure can let you finally say goodbye to love handles or hello to a sexy thigh gap. 

If injectables are more your speed, Austin Cosmetic Surgery offers patients a wide range of procedures that smooth away the signs of aging. Patients looking to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles can opt for one of our dermal filler treatments. ACS offers patients Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero, and Sculptra as quick and simple alternatives to more invasive treatments. They have helped countless men and women to restore a youthful, revived appearance by adding volume to targeted areas of the face. 

Patients looking to correct skin conditions such as light acne, sun damage, and other minor blemishes can do so with a chemical peel. Our treatments are designed to provide improvements to the texture and tone of the skin. 


Qwo is a customized procedure that takes care of mild to moderate cases of cellulite dimple by dimple! As a result, the cost will vary depending on the extent of your cellulite condition and the number of treatment sessions needed. We’ll give you an accurate estimate for your Qwo treatment plan at your personal consultation.  


Do Qwo treatments hurt?

The Qwo treatment is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require anesthesia. Patients may experience mild discomfort after their injections However, after their injection sessions, patients are free to leave our office, hop in their car, and continue their day.

Is Qwo safe?

Qwo is a safe, FDA-approved method to treat cellulite in the buttocks. 


  1. Can an Injectable Treat Cellulite? The ABCS Has the Details on QWOTM, the New Injectable that Promises to Smooth Cellulite in the Buttocks. (2020, August 14). ABCS. https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/cosmetic-medicine/can-an-injectable-treat-cellulite
  2. McLane, M. P. (2020, August 23). Human Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Subcutaneous Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum in Women. JDDonline – Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. https://jddonline.com/articles/dermatology/S1545961620P0852X  
  3. Kaufman-Janette, J. A., Bass, L. S., Xiang, Q., McLane, M. P., Kirby, M. T., & Vijayan, S. (2020). Efficacy, Safety, and Durability of Response of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum-aaes for Treating Cellulite. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, 8(12), e3316. https://doi.org/10.1097/gox.0000000000003316