Zerona FAQs

What is Zerona?

Zerona is the first FDA-cleared, non-invasive body sculpting laser technology to effectively and safely remove fat from multiple areas. It is the only device cleared for circumferential reduction of fat from the waist, hips, thighs and upper arms.

Benefits:

  • Non-Invasive
  • Not Temporary
  • Safe & Effective
  • No Pain, Bruising, Downtime, or Side Effects
  • Local and Systemic Slimming
  • Results within two weeks*
  • Clinically Proven Effective

How Does Zerona Work?

Unlike other technologies, Zerona uses Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to stimulate the body's fat cells and create pores in the cells' walls. Through these pores, the lipid material (i.e., the fat) is released, allowing the cell to collapse to a smaller size.

Also unlike other technologies, the process does not kill or remove the fat cell. Believe it or not, the fat cell is not the enemy; it's the size of the fat cell that is harmful to your health.

What does it feel like?

Patients are asked to lie on a massage table, with the target area positioned directly under the lasers. A technician will turn the Zerona on and the patient will see red laser beams but will not feel any heat. Many people read, work on their tablet, or even take a nap during their treatment.

What results can I expect?

In clinical trials, patients were treated 6 times over a 2 week period and lost on average 3.5 inches combined off their waist hips and thighs. Some patients find that just 6 treatments fully address their goals while others need more treatments. Your body will continue to flush out the liberated fat and continues doing so for up to one week after your last treatment. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.

When will I see results?

This depends on how fast your lymphatic system can process the liberated fat. Age and lifestyle are a few items that may influence how fast you see results. In an ideal situation, patients should begin to notice a difference in how their clothes fit after their 4th treatment. To optimize results, we recommended that you drink 64 ounces of water per day and cut back on coffee, alcohol and soft drinks. It will also help improve results if you can get a small amount of lymphatic stimulation each day. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.

How long will results last?

Unlike other technologies, Zerona causes the cell to drain the lipid material (i.e., the fat) and collapse to a smaller size, and the process does not kill or remove the fat cell. The preservation of the fat cell is significant because it is considered an endocrine organ, and is actually beneficial for your health. Because Zerona does not destroy fat cells they are capable of re-storing fat should you not maintain a healthy lifestyle after treatment. A healthy lifestyle which includes diet and exercise is the best way to ensure long-term results. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that will allow you to achieve long-term success.

When are measurements taken?

Treatments are 40 minutes long which means you can easily fit them in to a busy schedule. During Zerona treatment, patients are asked to lie on a massage table, with the target area positioned directly under the lasers. A technician will position the device and adjust the four flex arms, which can conform to virtually any position, to most effectively target the desired trouble area.

Treatments will last for 40 minutes, 20 minutes on each side. Treatments are recommended every other day, or within 72 hours of the last treatment.

Can anyone get treated?

Clinical research has shown that using Zerona is safe and effective for removing inches of fat from the hips, waist, thighs and upper arms. Zerona is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and your doctor will your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.

Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?

Clinical research has proven that Zerona is safe and effective without supplements, diet or exercise. Doctors may recommend supplements and lymphatic stimulation to optimize your results but you do not have to adopt new diet or exercise habits. However, many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after the Zerona treatment. Zerona is the springboard that helps patients' jumpstart their healthy lifestyle.

What areas of the body can I treat?

Zerona is FDA Cleared 510 (k) for the safe and effective circumferential reduction of the hips, waist, thighs and upper arms. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.

What happens to cholesterol and triglyceride levels with Zerona?

A study was performed using Zerona to check cholesterol and triglyceride levels. None of the patients demonstrated elevation in their triglycerides and cholesterol levels. As a result, the FDA labeled the Zerona safe and effective.

Does Zerona work for obese patients?

Clinically obese patients can benefit from Zerona. To show a significant benefit, we recommend doing 2 series of 6 treatments back to back (12 treatments total). Note that Zerona will remove inches of fat from treated areas, but will not treat their obesity. However, many Zerona Providers treating obesity will combine Zerona with a program of weight loss and exercise. The significant improvement in body shape over a short period of time is used to motivate patients to comply with their diet and exercise program.

Is Zerona safe?

Yes. The FDA labeled the Zerona safe and effective for removing inches of fat from patients' hips, waist, thighs and upper arms.

What can I do to optimize my Zerona results?

Clinical research has proven that Zerona is safe and effective without supplements, diet or exercise. However to achieve optimal results we recommend supplements to help your body process the fat liberated by Zerona and water and lymphatic stimulation to help the body move the fat to the lymph nodes where enzymes break triglycerides down into safe free-fatty acids.

How does Zerona compare with other body contouring technologies?

Zerona is the only FDA cleared, non-invasive body sculpting laser technology on the market cleared to treat the waist, hips, thighs and upper arms. Zerona is also safe, pain-free, has no side effects, and requires no recovery time after the treatment.

How long has Zerona been in use?

The lasers used by Zerona have been researched and in use since 1998, and medical journals have been publishing their benefits since 2001.

What is the FDA status of Zerona?

In August 2010, the FDA cleared the Zerona platform for the safe and effective reduction of the hips, waist and thighs. In May 2012, the FDA cleared the Zerona platform for the safe and effective reduction of upper arms.

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