What is Zerona?
Using revolutionary cool-laser technology, Zerona is a weight-loss procedure that can help patients lose weight in targeted problem areas in a completely non-invasive way. If Zerona is used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle choices, it provides an effective alternative to surgical weight-loss procedures like liposuction, without the recovery time or pain frequently associated with them. Zerona’s unique laser treatment permeates fat cells, causing them to release the fatty material they contain so that it can be eliminated through natural pathways in your body. This reduces the body mass overall, and helps patients lose inches from their problem areas.
Who should consider Zerona as a good treatment option?
Zerona is non-invasive, so patients who are unable or not prepared to have weight-loss surgery may be good candidates for Zerona. Since Zerona is linked with healthy lifestyle choices, Zerona could be a great option for people who are already committed to good diet and regular exercise but would like to contour their bodies, or Zerona may be effective in motivating people who are making a new commitment to their health and would like to speed their weight-loss results. All patients should discuss their unique situations and health-histories with their specialist before deciding if Zerona is their best option.
What areas can Zerona be used to improve?
• Side and lower back (love handles)
• Neck and jawline
• And other areas
Who is not a candidate for Zerona?
If you wear a pacemaker or are pregnant, Zerona may not be your best option. Additionally, people who are clinically obese, or those who aren’t ready to maintain a lifestyle regimen shouldn’t undergo Zerona. Due to the fact that fat cells are “emptied,” but not removed, it’s possible that new fat could “fill” the cells, causing the patient to gain back the weight Zerona helped them lose. This is why the success of Zerona is linked with healthy habits.
What is the procedure like?
The Zerona treatment period spans two weeks and requires six, 40-minute sessions for optimal results. Each pain-free treatment session consists of the patient receiving exposure to the cool-laser, which simply shines across the treatment areas without even touching the skin. Within the body the laser is active in causing the fat cells to become temporarily porous, liquefying the fatty tissue within and allowing it to seep out through the cell wall into the interstitial are of the body. The fatty material is then managed through the lymphatic system, which metabolizes and eliminates it along with other bodily waste products. The result is smaller, emptied fat cells that take up less space in the body, amounting to a slimmer, contoured physique.
Will it be painful?
No, not at all. Zerona does not cause any pain during or after the treatment period.
How much recovery time is required?
No recovery time is necessary during or after the treatment period, mainly due to the fact that Zerona doesn’t cause any damage to your body. Nearly all patients are able to go about their normal daily routine, although doctors may recommend a dietary supplement routine to strengthen the lymphatic system and staying well-hydrated is also important.
When will I start to see results?
Some people see a difference immediately, though for most people results begin to show a week after the treatment period is complete.
What will the long-term results be like?
Long term results of Zerona are very positive in individuals who sustain their healthy dietary and exercise habits. Because the fat cells are drained, but not removed, there is a chance they could “re-fill” with fat once again, and this risk is managed through healthy choices.
What risks are involved?
Due to the fact that Zerona is totally non-invasive, there are no true risks involved. It is still important to discuss your medical history and current condition with your specialist, however, before determining if Zerona is the best option for you.
Are multiple sessions required?
The standard treatment regimen consists of six, 40-minute treatment sessions scheduled evenly over a two-week span.
How does Zerona compare to other procedures?
There are many reasons to consider Zerona as a strong treatment option to assist in weight-loss. Zerona:
• Is entirely non-invasive
• Requires no healing or down-time
• Is able to treat many areas of concern in the body
• Involves no anesthetic, pain-killers, needles, or incisions
Is Zerona approved for use in USA?
Yes, the FDA has approved Zerona for use in the United States.
Is this procedure covered by insurance?
Most major insurance carriers do not cover cosmetic procedures like Zerona because they are not deemed medically necessary; although some specialists offer in-house financing that can help manage costs.
Is Zerona expensive?
The standard, six-session treatment program typically can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500, but this can vary based on specialist’s fees, the size of the treatment area, and other factors.
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 OnlineSurgery.com Staff
Updated: July 27, 2009