What is Zerona?
Zerona is a completely new way to treat difficult-to-remove fatty areas of the body. It uses a powerful cool-laser technology to encourage fat cells to release the fatty tissue, allowing your body to dispose of it in a natural way. The results are comparable to liposuction if patients practice healthy diet and exercise habits concurrently with treatment. Both overall weight-loss and loss of inches in specific problem areas are possible with the completely non-invasive Zerona laser treatment.
Who is a candidate for Zerona?
Since Zerona is non-invasive to the body, many individuals who are unable to undergo surgery may be candidates for Zerona. Often, Zerona is most effective when used in patients who are already leading healthy lives and are seeking weight-loss in particular problem areas, or in patients who would like Zerona to motivate their new commitment to a healthy diet and exercise by hastening their initial weight-loss efforts. It’s important to discuss your individual situation and eligibility with your healthcare professional.
What areas can Zerona treat?
• Abdominal area
• Lower back (Love-handles)
• Upper arms
• And other areas
Who is not a candidate for Zerona?
Individuals who are medically obese or are not prepared to live a healthy lifestyle during and after their Zerona treatment may not be good candidates. Since Zerona doesn’t remove fat cells, it is possible that the cells “emptied” by the Zerona procedure could potentially “fill up” again with fatty tissue later—which is why a commitment to health is important to Zerona’s long-term success. In addition, if you are pregnant or wear a pacemaker you may not be a good candidate for Zerona.
What is the treatment like?
Once you’re ready to receive a Zerona treatment, you will schedule six, 40-minute treatment sessions over a two-week period with your specialist. During these painless procedures, you will lay down as the cool-laser shines on (but never actually touches) the skin over your target areas. The laser will open temporary, small pores in the membrane around each fat cell, liquefying the fatty tissue inside and allowing it to escape into the interstitial area of the body. Your body will then absorb, metabolize, and eliminate the fat through the lymphatic system. The fat cells are unharmed through this process, and once relieved of the tissue they contained they shrink in size, reducing the mass of your problem areas.
Will the treatment be painful?
No. Zerona is gentle and non-invasive, so no pain is felt during or after the treatment period.
What can I expect of the recovery process?
Zerona doesn’t require any recovery time because it is non-invasive and doesn’t damage your tissues—so nothing needs to heal. There should be no negative side effects during or after the treatment process that would limit your activities, however your specialist may recommend that stay well hydrated and may prescribe dietary supplements to provide support to the lymphatic system.
When will I begin to see results?
The results of your treatment will begin to show about a week after the treatment session is completed.
What will the long-term results be like?
Your long-term results will depend on your lifestyle. Because Zerona empties fat cells rather than taking them out of the body, there is a possibility that the cells could become filled with fat again. Exercising and eating a balanced diet are key elements of maintaining your successful results.
Are there any risks involved?
Zerona requires no anesthetic, incisions, or dermal trauma—so there are no true risks associated with it. If you are pregnant or wear a pacemaker there are complications that could result from treatment with Zerona that you should discuss with your specialist.
Will I need more than one treatment?
Six treatment sessions are required and are typically financed together, to be performed over the course of two weeks. Each session will take around 40 minutes.
What makes Zerona different from other procedures?
There are many advantages to Zerona when compared to other weight-loss treatment options. Zerona:
• Is completely non-invasive
• Doesn’t require any healing or recovery time
• Is able to treat numerous problem-areas
• Uses no anesthetic, pain-killers, needles, or incisions
Is Zerona approved for use in USA?
Yes. Zerona was recently approved by the FDA for the safe emulsification (liquefy) of fat and reduce overall weight.
Will insurance cover this treatment?
No, as is similar with other cosmetic procedures, Zerona is not usually covered under major insurance providers. However, many cosmetic dermatologists and other specialists offer financing options for cosmetic procedures.
What are the costs associated with Zerona?
The six-treatment process usually costs from $2,000 to $3,500, although that number can changed based on practitioner’s fees, size of the treatment area, and geographic area you live in.
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 Anti-Aging.org Staff
Updated: July 27, 2009