Zerona is the latest non-surgical technology in the battle against unwanted fat. Zerona is a low level laser that effectively reduces fat content within targeted body areas such as the abdomen, back, thighs, knees, arms and neck region.
ZERONA™ patients are treated six times over two weeks. No needles or scalpels are required. Each of the six sessions takes 40 minutes. Our certified technician sets the computerized laser system to deliver the laser aiming beams to the appropriately selected body areas. The laser treatments are delivered 20 minutes to the front of the body and 20 minutes to the back of the body. During this time the patient relaxes comfortably in a prone position.
This remarkable treatment is completely non-invasive and patients feel nothing during treatment. No downtime or recovery period is needed after treatment. Instead, patients can resume normal activities immediately. A reasonable increase in exercise activity is helpful. It is also recommended that the patient increase their water intake to help flush the fat from their body.
The low level Zerona laser energy causes the fat cells’ membranes to become leaky. This allows the stored fat within the fat cells to leak out into the extracellular space. The body’s normal lymphatic system then clears away the released fat to be excreted by the body. The ingestion of adequate water helps this clearing process. Below are scanning and transmission electron microscopy images that show the result of laser energy on a single fat cell and a group of fat cells. The engorged fat cells are collapsing as the cells leak fat following treatment with the Zerona laser.
How does Zerona Technology work?
There are two types of fat cells – Subcutaneous and Visceral. Subcutaneous fat is located directly above the skeletal muscle and below the skin. Its superficial placement is what ensures proper depth penetration of the laser energy. Patients containing a high volume of visceral fat (fat below the skeletal muscle) are not ideal candidates for this procedure. However, they may still contain subcutaneous fat; therefore, the individual may still be treated by just ensuring they adopt a healthy diet to address the visceral fat.
Dr. Walter Tom on "Ask The Expert"
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