QWO Cellulite Injections

If you are looking for a way to deal with cellulite around your hips or your buttocks, we would love to introduce you to QWO. QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable procedure to treat cellulite around the buttocks. We are happy to be one of the first practices in the Greater Boston area to offer this procedure. Learn more about this procedure and set up a consultation by contacting our office.

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How Do QWO Injections Work:

What Causes Cellulite?

The majority of people have or will have cellulite. It is a common misconception that cellulite is caused by fat. In fact, developing cellulite can happen regardless of diet & exercise. As we age our skin thins, fat cells under the skin can enlarge and push against the skin, and bands of fiber can thicken and pull down sections of the skin. Together the three factors can create dimpling in the skin.

What Does QWO Do?

As the first FDA-approved injectable for cellulite treatment in the buttocks, QWO works by breaking the fibrous bands that pull the skin down. Over the course of multiple treatments, this injection can help women see visible changes in cellulite around their buttocks and hips.


3 days prior to your treatment, it is recommended to avoid the following to decrease the risk of bruising after treatment:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any blood thinning medications or supplements that increase the chances of blood thinning
  • One week prior to treatment avoid taking: Advil, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Excedrin, Motrin or any NSAID.
  • One week Prior avoid: Herbal supplements such as Gingko biloba, Ginseng, Flax oil, Cod liver oil, Fish oil, Omega 3’s or other essential fatty acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Garlic
  • Please arrive to your appointment with the treatment area clean and free of any product
During The Treatment

What People Are Saying About Botox @Kathryn Russo Medical Aesthetics

Aliza W.

I have been seeing Kathryn Russo, NP for over five years. She is very thorough, honest, and artistic. She has treated me with Botox, fillers, and PRP. I found her through a friend and it has been life-changing. Thank you so much!


I’ve been going to Kathryn for about a year. I am so pleased I made the switch to this office. Appointments run on time and are easy to schedule. I love the text/email reminders on upcoming appointments. She is knowledgeable of ALL products to make the best suggestion for your needs. She is open and honest which is extremely important with any injection. She’s an awesome injector. I’ve never had a single issue with any of the treatments I’ve had. I have seen Kathryn for the following: Botox & dysport, restylane, sculptra, viora treatments (back of legs), Voluma. Highly recommend!

Kristin G.

I am so happy I was able to meet Kathryn Russo. For someone new to injectables/ terrified of needles I could not have been in better hands. I truly appreciated her transparency about the Botox process. In addition, her knowledge and professionalism was very much appreciated. Her skill truly impressed me in office and I was delighted with my results. I left the office feeling educated as well as confident in $ spent.

Lauren D.

I started botox last year at the age of 37 on my forehead. I had other concerns i.e. gummy smile but Kathryn was the first to suggest botox in my upper lip rather than filler. This was a game changer and made the biggest difference in my smile. Kathryn is beautiful inside and out and so is her staff that goes the extra mile for every body.


Kathryn is now my go to girl for anything I’m getting done with my face now. She’s so nice and funny and keeps it real with whatever you want to get done. Doesn’t pressure you into anything. So far I've seen her for Botox and filler. So far very happy with the results. Very convenient for all the newton ladies (men too).

Frequently Asked Questions About QWO Injections

If you have any questions about QWO injections, we highly recommend that you contact Kathryn Russo Aesthetics. Our office would be happy to answer any of your specific questions. We also wanted to address a few commonly asked questions:

QWO is the first FDA approved injectable designed to decrease the visibility of cellulite around the buttocks for adult women.

Typically patients receiving QWO treatments will need to make three appointments with 21 days between each appointment. Most patients see their full results around 10 weeks after their first treatment.

QWO has had one of the largest studies of any injectable designed to treat cellulite. More than 1,800 women participated in the study. You can see some of the results here.

QWO is injected by your medical aesthetics provider directly into targeted areas of your buttocks to break down the fibrous bands that cause cellulite. The procedure can take less than 10 minutes, and clients do not have to plan any recovery time.

Like other medical aesthetic procedures, QWO can cause severe allergic reactions in clients who are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should not take QWO if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or have had allergic reactions to other cellulite treatments in the past.

Other than that, the most common side effects of QWO is light bruising near the injection sites, itching, redness, swelling, and warmth in the treatment area.

Make Your QWO For Cellulite Appointment in Newton

We would love to have you at our office. Whether you are new to QWO, medical aesthetics procedures in general, or simply have questions about our procedures and how they work, we would love to cover everything at a consultation at our office. To set up an appointment please use our online forms or give us a call during our normal business hours. We can’t wait to see you!

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