Zerona Laser Liposuction: Myths and Facts

The Zerona laser liposuction technique is an FDA approved slimming procedure that is non-invasive, and employs a laser to break down fat cells, leaving surrounding skin and tissues unharmed. Involving 6 – 10 treatments generally spread over a period of 2 weeks, this technique results in a loss of about 3 – 5 inches in the patients’ hips, thighs and waist. However, like any new technology, there are several myths associated with this procedure as well.

Myth: Zerona Laser Liposuction Leaves Scars

General invasive liposuction procedures often leave scars on the patient’s skin. This has caused people to worry about the scarring that the Zerona laser could cause on the skin, particularly as it involves focusing the laser onto the problem area of the patient, for nearly 20 minutes.

Fact: Zerona Laser Liposuction Leaves No Scars

The Zerona laser is completely safe for your skin, a fact attested by the FDA. This is because unlike the usual high heat laser used in surgeries, the Zerona laser is a low-level laser, which is absorbed by skin cells the least. Tissues, like fat, are more prone to absorb the laser, which causes them to excrete the fat, which is then removed from the body naturally. This not only makes the procedure scar free, but also painless and safe.

Myth: Zerona Laser Liposuction Is Less Effective Than Traditional Liposuction

Zerona laser liposuction technique contours the body in a non-invasive manner, and even though it causes the fat cell membrane to become temporarily porous, the liquefied fat is removed by the body’s natural detoxification process. This has led to doubts about the effectiveness of this procedure.

Fact: Zerona Laser Liposuction Is Not a Replacement for Traditional Liposuction

Zerona laser liposuction technique does not remove fat cells, it only melts the liquefied fat within fat cells causing it to be excreted, and then disposed from the body naturally. So if a patient returns to an unhealthy lifestyle after the procedure, there is a chance that the fat cells may be filled up again. A patient can obtain the same results as traditional liposuction procedures only by following a healthy lifestyle, complete with exercise and a balanced diet.

Myth: Zerona Laser Liposuction Can Fight Obesity

Due to the painless and non – invasive manner that the Zerona laser liposuction technique works, it could be taken up by obese people to lose fat, fast.

Fact: Zerona Laser Liposuction Is Not an Answer to Obesity

The procedure is not meant to be a cure for obesity, so an obese person, who is only looking to lose weight, and not change his lifestyle, is going to regain all the fat after the procedure. Only people who are willing to make a positive change in their lifestyles can benefit from this procedure.

Myth: Zerona Laser Is Effective Against Cellulite

The Zerona laser, due to its low-level wavelength, affects only fat tissues under the skin, leaving skin cells unaffected. This could result in the breakdown of cellulite as well.

Fact: Zerona Laser Is Ineffective Against Cellulite

Cellulite and fat are two different things. While fat can be removed by liposuction, exercise or healthy eating, cellulite is harder to get rid of. Even though cellulite is found directly under the skin, it is not affected by Zerona laser liposuction technique.

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