Zerona is a revolutionary new weight-loss procedure that uses cool-laser technology to non-invasively eliminate fatty tissue deposits in the body. When combined with a healthy lifestyle, Zerona is a comparable alternative to liposuction, without the recovery time and side effects usually associated with surgical weight-loss procedures. The Zerona procedure involves exposing treatment areas to the laser, which encourages fat cells to release the fat into the body, where it is absorbed and eliminated naturally. This process results in the loss of weight amounting to significant loss of inches from abdominal and leg areas in particular.
Who is a candidate for Zerona?
Because the procedure is non-invasive, many people are able to undergo Zerona treatments. The best candidates for Zerona fall into one of two categories: either people who have established a healthy lifestyle and are seeking to lose the last few pounds separating them from their goals, or individuals who would like to use Zerona to accelerate their path to weight-loss and healthy living. Talk to your specialist about your particular eligibility.
What areas does Zerona improve?
• And other areas
Who is not a candidate for Zerona?
People who are obese, or are looking for a way to lose weight without changing their lifestyle may not get the results they are looking for with Zerona. Because the Zerona procedure “empties” fat cells rather than physically removing them, it is possible for them to “fill up” again with more fat if a healthy diet and exercise regimen is not maintained. Also, if you are pregnant or wear a pacemaker, this procedure may not be for you.
How is the procedure performed?
After discussing with your specialist your goals and target-areas, you will schedule a series of six, 40-minute treatment sessions over a two-week period of time. During these treatments, a low-level or cold laser is applied toward the treatment area, though nothing will touch your skin. While you relax comfortably (there is no pain associated with the treatment), the laser liquefies the fatty material held within the fat cells, which is then released through tiny, temporary pores the laser creates in the cell membrane to allow the liquid fat to leak into the interstitial area of the body. From there, the lymphatic system absorbs, processes, and eliminates the liquid fat along with other unwanted bodily fluids, leaving the fat cells undamaged yet emptied of their plump cargo, resulting in the loss of inches from your body mass.
Is the procedure painful?
No, there is absolutely no pain associated with the Zerona procedure, which is one of the primary benefits of Zerona compared to other weight-loss procedures.
What is the recovery like?
There is no recovery time associated with Zerona, since it is completely non-invasive and doesn’t require healing. While there are typically no limitations on your activities during or after the treatment process, your specialist may recommend that you increase your water intake and potentially maintain a supplement regimen during the treatment process, in order to support the lymphatic system.
When will I begin to see results?
Results are usually evident about a week after the treatment period is complete, with some individuals seeing a difference even sooner.
What will the long-term results be like?
The Zerona procedure helps eliminate the fat contained within your fat cells, but doesn’t remove the cells themselves, so there is a possibility that the weight you lose as a result of the treatment can be gained back. However, healthy diet and exercise routines will significantly reduce this risk, and help maintain your results long-term.
What are the risks?
Because Zerona is non-invasive, requires no anesthetic, incisions, or dermal trauma there are no true risks associated with it. If you are pregnant or wear a pacemaker this procedure may not be for you.
How many sessions are needed?
The Zerona treatment period spans two weeks, during which you will receive six, evenly spaced treatment sessions lasting 40 minutes each.
What are the advantages of Zerona over other procedures, like traditional liposuction?
Zerona shines in comparison to other procedures. Zerona:
• Is 100% non-invasive
• Requires no healing or recovery time
• Can be used on a variety of areas
• Involves no anesthetic, pain-killers, needles, or incisions
Is Zerona approved for use in USA?
Yes, Zerona has been approved recently for use in the U.S. by the FDA for fat emulsification (liquefying) and reduction purposes.
Is Zerona covered by insurance companies?
Like other cosmetic procedures, Zerona is not typically covered by most medical insurance providers, but some facilities may offer in-house financing options to help you afford treatment.
How much does Zerona cost?
The cost of your Zerona treatment can vary based on the specialist you choose to work with, the number of treatments you receive and other factors, but generally ranges from $2,000 to $3,500 for the six-treatment process.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Dermanetwork.org Staff
Updated: July 27, 2009