Frequently Asked Questions

What is QWO?

QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.

How does QWO work?

QWO initiates a process we call Enzymatic Subcision and Remodeling (ESR®) by severing the band that pulls the fat cells down, creating the dimpling effect on the skin. The enzymes in QWO—called collagenases—release the fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells to create a more even skin texture, and stimulate the growth of new collagen.

The bruising looks severe, and painful. How long does it last?

In clinical trials, 84% of subjects treated with QWO experienced injection site bruising. In the clinical trials, the severity of bruising and pain did not seem to be correlated. Bruising tends to decrease with each round of treatment.

Does the patient need to complete all 3 treatments to see results?

Yes, a patient needs to complete all three sessions to see results. While independent assessments may vary, QWO was studied in patients who received three sets of injections spaced 21 days apart. Efficacy was assessed at Day 71, after all 3 treatments.

What can I expect (Fillers)?

Most of the dermal fillers on the market today contain lidocaine. If they do not, we can simply add lidocaine to the syringe of filler. This addition of lidocaine has significantly reduced the discomfort associated with dermal filler injections. Some other adverse events that can occur may be erythema, swelling and bruising. As with any injectable, patients should avoid all blood thinners for 10 days prior to the treatment. Call our office to get more information on pre-treatment instruction.

How long do Fillers Last?

Most dermal fillers last on average up to a year. Patients may need a touch up in 4 to 6 months after their initial treatment. At Hamilton Aesthetics, we encourage patients to maintain their filler results by not waiting until your filler has completely metabolized before getting your next treatment.

Call now to schedule your complimentary consultation to find out which Hyaluronic Acid or Biostimulatory dermal filler is right for you.