QWO Cellulite Treatment Long Island, NY

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Dissolve the Fibrous Bands that Cause Cellulite!

Globally, as many as nine out of ten adult women develop cellulite. No one has ever been happy about it. Cellulite is exasperating, and is generally not caused by being overweight or inactive.

We offer an innovative and safe nonsurgical injection procedure that destroys the fibrous bands that provide the foundation for cellulite dimples. It's called QWO Cellulite Treatment. And it works!

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What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a common condition that causes the skin to appear dimpled and lumpy. It most often develops on the buttocks and thighs. While it primarily affects women, men will sometimes develop cellulite, too.

Fat trapped in dermal layers leads to the "orange peel" or "cottage cheese" appearance of cellulite dimples.

What causes cellulite?

Since cellulite is so prevalent among women, hormones do play a role. The dimpling is directly caused by fibrous bands under the skin, medically known as fibrous septae. These bands pull unevenly on the skin and provide the foundational "walls" of cellulite dimples.

Genetics contribute to cellulite formation, as does age, although many young women have cellulite.

Cellulite affects people of all sizes and body types and is not—despite popular belief—restricted to people who are overweight. For example, many thin, active, and well-conditioned people develop cellulite.

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What is QWO Cellulite Treatment?

QWO (pronounced "kwoh") is the first FDA-approved injection procedure used primarily to treat moderate-to-severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.

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How does QWO work?

QWO involves the injection of a safe drug that has been around for years in other medical applications to dissolve the subcutaneous fibrous bands (septae) that create the structure of cellulite dimples.

This "releasing" effect allows your skin to relax and smoothen. QWO also stimulates the production of new collagen, which further evens out skin surfaces. QWO is a clear and odorless liquid that is injected into cellulite dimples through tiny needles.

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What ingredients are in QWO injections?

QWO consists of two common enzymes known as Aux-1 and Aux-2 in a combination named Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CCH).

Benefits and advantages of QWO Cellulite Treatment

Treatments are:

  • Safe
  • Convenient
  • Quick
  • Nonsurgical

Plus, the treatments require no anesthesia and minimal to no downtime.

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Which body areas can be treated with QWO Cellulite Treatment?

While QWO is primarily used to treat cellulite on the buttocks, it can be very effective in combating cellulite on the thighs as well.

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Are you a candidate for QWO Cellulite Treatment?

QWO works best for candidates whose cellulite is directly caused by fibrous bands of connective tissue that have created tight dimples or divots.

You may be disqualified if you have had a liposuction procedure in your treatment area. QWO will not correct general skin laxity.

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Selecting the right provider for your QWO Cellulite Treatment

This is the most critical decision you will make in seeking QWO cellulite reduction treatment. At Marotta Plastic Surgery Associates, we provide our patients with trustworthy expertise and unparalleled support, and we produce results worth sharing.

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Your consultation

Under the direction of double board-certified surgeon Dr. James Marotta, Marotta Plastic Surgery Associates has earned a reputation as Long Island's premier medical center for both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and treatments.

Your doctor will carefully review your medical history, including all medications and supplements you are taking. Tell your doctor if you have a bleeding problem and disclose any allergies. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We invite you to schedule a consultation by calling (631) 982-2022.

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Your QWO treatment session

Your injections will be administered in your doctor's office or treatment room.

QWO requires no anesthesia. The injections are virtually painless. The entire procedure takes as little as ten minutes. We'll observe you for approximately 30 minutes to make sure you're doing well, after which time you are free to get on with the rest of your day.

Most women receive three treatments for optimal results, separated by 21 days.


You will have some soreness and possible bruising and swelling that may last up to two weeks. Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or ibuprofen will be sufficient to manage any discomfort.


Since three treatment sessions are recommended, it may take up to ten weeks for you to achieve your full results. Most Long Island QWO cellulite treatment patients will then see significant improvements, and your results, while not permanent, should last for several years.

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Schedule a consultation at Marotta Plastic Surgery Associates

QWO is a safe, convenient, and effective treatment for cellulite of the buttocks or thighs.

At Marotta, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Book an appointment by calling (631) 982-2022.


Is QWO Cellulite Treatment painful?

"A little bit sore" is probably the best way to describe any discomfort you will experience during and following your injections. Over-the-counter medications should handle it.

Are there risks and/or side effects?

All procedures of this nature come with slight risks, in this case including:

  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Allergic reaction

Call your doctor if you experience trouble breathing, a swollen face, dizziness or signs of infection at your injection sites.

Is QWO Cellulite Treatment safe?

QWO has been studied in a sample of several hundred patients who have undergone a total of more than one thousand treatments. As a result, QWO is regarded as a very safe procedure.

Are there "natural" ways to get rid of cellulite?

No. But there are "natural" ways to make cellulite less noticeable, including maintaining a stable weight, proper hydration, therapeutic massage, and proper skincare.

Can cellulite be treated with liposuction?

Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite. In fact, it can make cellulite dimpling appear more prominent.

Will my insurance cover my QWO treatment?

Since cellulite is considered a cosmetic issue, your insurance will not pay.

What are the costs?

Remember that three treatment sessions are needed to optimize results. The total general price for QWO is between $1,800 and $3,200. Discuss costs with your doctor prior to your treatment.

When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.

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