QWO® near you in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

 The world’s first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of cellulite.

Introduction to QWO Near You in Vernon Hills

Get rid of lumpy bumpy cellulite.

Cellulite is a complex multi-factorial condition caused by fat trapped in the dermal layer of your skin leading to dimpling, waviness, or “cottage cheese” appearing skin texture and/or overall less smooth contour irregularity.

      • The dimpling is often caused by “fibrous septae.” Fibrous septae are like narrow, rigid bands that pull the skin downwards, thus creating the typical effect of cellulite on the surface of the skin. People of all body types and weights can get cellulite.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type


Treatment Time

30 minutes



Back to Work


Total Recovery Time

Minimal recovery

Duration of Results

Minimum of 1 year

# of Treatments


Treatment overview

QWO is the first-ever minimally invasive injectable procedure that releases fibrous septae enzymatically by specifically targeting types 1 and 3 collagen.

  • The injectable destroys those fibrous septae which cause skin dimpling! The exact mechanism of action is unknown but it contains proteinases ( enzymes that sort of work like bleach) which break down old collagen particles and help make new ones where the cellulite dimples are. This breakdown mechanism results in smoother skin surface and potential elimination of dimples. The full treatment consists of three rounds of injections, spaced 21 days apart.

    The collagen fibers between the skin and muscle separate the underlying fat into multiple pockets. Many people try, with variable success, to improve the appearance of their skin through weight loss, exercise, massage and creams marketed as a solution to cellulite however, typically these aren’t long term solutions.


QWO Treats…

The first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women, QWO is used strictly to help treat cellulite. Specifically, the dimpling seen on the surface of the skin.




Benefits of QWO

  • QWO is approved by the FDA to treat Cellulite, meaning that this procedure is proven to be safe and effective.
  • QWO is a simple injection process that requires no downtime, cutting or anesthesia.
  • Greatly reduces the appearance of dimpling in the buttocks
  • The treatment is quick, lasting only about 30 minutes.
  • The QWO healing process with little to no downtime. Qwo patients can continue social activities as normal after treatment.
  • 1 - 3 treatments can have long-lasting results.

Qwo near you in Vernon Hills

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different.

    • Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

      A typical consultation lasts about 40 minutes and is free of charge for all aesthetic treatments. At the end of your consultation, you will leave our office in Vernon Hills with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your first treatment session.

Receiving a QWO Treatment

At your appointment, your aesthetic specialist will discuss treatment and expectations.

 We start your QWO treatment by ensuring your total comfort in a clean, comfortable, and private treatment room. Our expert providers will then mark the target areas and begin the procedure. After identifying the treatment areas, the skilled providers at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa use a small needle to inject QWO into the dimpled areas. No anesthesia is need.

The entire procedure usually lasts 20-30 minutes, during which the patient will feel virtually no pain. Once finished, patients will have almost no downtime. However, the treatment area may be tender and bruised for a few days. You should not receive QWO if you are allergic to any collagenase or the ingredients in QWO, or have an active infection in the treatment area.

The Recovery

The most common side effects after treatment are mild to severe bruising at the injection site, swelling, mild tenderness and itching.

    • Bruising may be severe for a week or longer. Because QWO is non-surgical, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities directly after your session. Remarkable results can be achieved in 10 weeks and are long lasting.

Before & After

Before & After QWO Treatments in Vernon Hills

RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is proud to illustrate our exquisite QWO results; remember, these are real patients with real results.




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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about QWO

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Book Your QWO Consultation

Your first QWO treatment in Vernon Hills is one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your appointment for a day and time that’s convenient for you.

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Happy patients


This place is EXCEPTIONAL. Everyone is professionally courteous from start to finish & very careful in maintaining safety. Dawn is EXCELLENT. You won’t get a sales pitch from her or pushy persuasion to do anything. She will ask what you presume you need taken care of & then Dawn will honestly tell you, per her expertise, what you may or may not truly be in need of, as well as, the reasons why & allow you to make the final decision. This, in my opinion, is what makes her stand head & shoulders, above others in similar professions.
-Jeanette Rivera
Just moved to the area from the city. Great experience and friendly staff.
-Miriam Cardenas
I barely get a chance to take care of myself but when I come into their office I feel like it’s all about me. From the ladies behind the desk to the doctors that did a couple of my procedures I’m treated like a Queen. Every time I’ve come in I leave feeling all my issues have been addressed and not sold any false promises. This is a great place for quality care and my results have been amazing! Beyond my expectations.
-Victoria Stevens
The environment was very clean and I felt assured they were Covid safe. The staff was very friendly and helpful during my visit. I had any questions that I had answered by the Doctor and felt he was very knowledgeable about the procedure we were discussing.
-Renee Miller

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