QWO Cellulite Injections Treatment | QWO NYC

QWO Cellulite Treatment | The Best Nonsurgical Injection Treatment to Get Rid of Cellulite, Offered by Smooth Synergy Medical Spa, NYC

Have you had enough of stubborn, unwanted fat on the buttocks and/or upper legs? Maybe, it’s dimples on the butt that persist despite endless workouts? Or cottage cheese thighs that seem immune to all the fat burning foods in the world? It just might be time for QWO Cellulite Reduction! Recently approved by the FDA, QWO injectable represents an exciting advance in the non surgical treatment of cellulite. Specifically, QWO injections are highly effective for permanent removal of moderate to severe cellulite — without the downtime and side effects of surgical fat removal. So get set to reveal smooth, ready-to-bare skin!  It’s possible with QWO Cellulite Injections Treatment, New York City!

QWO Benefits | Cellulite Results
  • Quick and easily tolerated
  • Nonsurgical / no downtime
  • The ONLY FDA-approved injectable for Cellulite reduction
  • Noninvasive alternative to surgical  fat removal
  • Smooths the surface of the skin
  • Defines the body
  • Reveals a shapely contour
  • Restores a youthful appearance


We know it when we see it: dimples on the bum, inner thigh fat pockets, cottage cheese upper thighs. It’s largely genetic with up to 90% of women suffering from cellulite on at least one area of the body, compared with only 10% of men. Weight gain and aging can make it worse. 

But why does it happen in the first place? Simply put, cellulite dimples are the result of fat pushing through the superficial bands within the skin. More specifically, fat cells grow together separated by thick bands of collagen called septae. These bands of connective tissue hold the fat in compartments and tether the skin to its deeper structures. With cellulite, the fat is ballooning up over these fibrous cords and protruding through the surface in a lumpy, bumpy skin texture. A good illustration is to think about how ice freezes in an overfilled ice cube tray. The bulging ice represents cellulite; while the rigid tray compartments are the connective tissue. The result? Visible pockets of fat appear on  the surface level of the skin. 

QWO is the first and only cosmetic injectable specifically designed to permanently get rid of cellulite. It does so by targeting the septae described above. In a nutshell, by breaking down these fibrous septae, it distributes the fat more evenly. Specifically, collagen is what makes the septae rigid. QWO contains two different active enzymes – AUX-1 and AUX-11 – that work to break down the collagen. Once the collagen is relaxed, the fat is no longer held tight in compartments and the skin smooths out under the surface of the body. 

QWO is formally known as collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, The Makers of QWO, Endo Aesthetics in Malvern, PA, gained  FDA-approval for QWO in July of 2020, making it the first injectable treatment for the permanent removal of cellulite in the buttocks. It’s important to note that Endo International undertook the largest clinical trial phase in the history of cellulite treatments, in their effort to gain FDA approval. 

QWO injectable treatment is fairly simple, taking 30 minutes to an hour. Clients may opt for topical numbing cream at the injection site. Then, Dr. Liakeas will use a fine needle to inject QWO at predetermined sites along the treatment area. 

We typically see permanent cellulite reduction in as little as three sessions, although individual results will vary based on the quality of the skin to begin with. 


In clinical studies, QWO showed lasting reduction of cellulite after three sessions. Specifically, skin appeared visibly smoother with a reduction of dimpling at the treatment area.

A course of treatment is typically three sessions spaced three week apart, although individual treatment schedules may vary.


The majority of clients experience minimal discomfort and require no downtime or anesthesia and minimal side effects. Though individual pain tolerances vary, most clients find QWO less painful than Botox injectable or dermal fillers. Following treatment, clients are free to resume normal activity. Side effects, such as swelling, soreness or bruising at the injection site, are normal and should resolve within a few days. Rarely, QWO can induce anaphylaxis and allergic reactions, which is why it’s best to seek treatment from a reputable MD with an on-site Medical Director, like Smooth Synergy. 

Like most cosmetic injectables, QWO is priced by units. Therefore, how much QWO  costs depends on each individual’s beauty goals, the quality of the skin to begin with, as well as the extent of the treatment area. For example, the QWO cost for two areas (say butt and thighs)  will be more than the QWO price for one area. Additionally, a larger amount of cellulite dimples in a single area will require more units. To find out the price of QWO for you, we always recommend coming into Smooth Synergy for a complimentary consultation who will evaluate your skin and recommend a personalized treatment plan.

Our Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, has 20 years experience administering cosmetic injectables on thousands of clients. He’s a trusted medical physician with a keen eye for aesthetics. He has a knack for understanding individual anatomy, as well as knowing where to place injections to make you look your best. 

Why Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC?

Smooth Synergy Medical Spa & Laser Center in New York is a boutique cosmedical spa that opened in 2002. Conveniently located in Midtown East, we offer a comprehensive line of cosmetic injectables, as well as body contouring solutions including Endermologie / Lipomassage and Ultrasonic Lipo Cavitation. To experience our expertise and to find out which treatment is right for you, please call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an Expert in Beauty. We offer complimentary consultations for all your skincare needs. 

With over 15 years experience in the medical spa industry, Smooth Synergy Cosmedical Spa prides itself on providing real solutions and superior results. We do this by staying current on the latest technological advances in skincare, including Laser Skin Tightening. To find out more, call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an Expert in Beauty. She will speak with you about your skincare goals and create a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique skincare needs.