History of Zerona Laser Liposuction

Zerona Laser Liposuction was introduced in April 2008 for noninvasive body contouring. The announcement was made by Erchonia Medical at the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery Conference, directly after the conclusion of a pilot study. The study showed patients lost an average of five to six inches from their waists, hips and thighs.

In early studies, Erchonia's low-level laser was used principally as an accompaniment to traditional liposuction. The laser helped to soften fat cells so as to be easily removed during the surgery. The FDA approved the laser itself for liposuction applications in 2004. Researchers soon realized the laser could be used on its own for fat loss and developed the Zerona technique.

Availability of Zerona

Doctors began widely using Zerona in early 2009, promoting it as a completely painless way to trim inches from problem areas. Zerona is available from cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists across the country. Further studies are being conducted to determine its effect on cellulite and other skin conditions.

How Zerona Works

The Zerona laser emits a low-energy 'cold' laser light that painlessly penetrates the skin. The light stimulates the fat cells beneath the skin to release their fat. The body then metabolizes and eliminates the fat naturally.

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