QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable that treats cellulite. QWO is an enzyme that dissolves the fibrous septage that causes cellulite which results in smoother skin it is a combination of bacterial collagenases indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.
Due to the mechanism of action, there is often rapid and profound bruising after injection of QWO. It is believed that there is leakage of small blood vessels near the injection site due to the breakdown of collagen supporting those blood vessels. Bruising following the first round of injections is the most profound.