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What is Zerona?

What is Zerona?

Zerona Highlands & Asheville, NC

Historically, when a person has wanted to reduce the circumference of their thighs, hips, waist, or other areas, they had only one option: liposuction. If you’ve struggled with stubborn fat that persists regardless of your diet and lifestyle habits, you may have wondered if liposuction was in your future, too. Maybe not. In recent years, innovative developments in cosmetic medicine have created a new possibility, nonsurgical body contouring.

Patients of our Highlands, NC practice appreciate the opportunity to improve their body contours with Zerona, an FDA-approved laser liposuction technique that does not require anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. We’re pleased to offer Zerona body contouring and even more pleased with the results our patients are obtaining. Here, we discuss details you’ll want to know as you consider how to get the shape you want.

What is Nonsurgical Laser Lipo?

Zerona is referred to as nonsurgical laser lipo not because it involves a liposuction technique but because it stimulates a process called lipolysis. Zerona is a cold laser device that permeates fat cells with energy, disrupting the integrity of the outer membrane of each. Essentially, the cells walls become punctured by the cold laser energy and spill out the lipids that give them shape. Without the same lipid content, fat cells shrink in size, just like when we diet. The result is a slimmer physique.

What Happens During Treatment?

Each Zerona treatment typically lasts less than an hour. The front and back of the body are treated separately, with 20 minutes spent on each.

Patients may wear a swimsuit or undergarments during their treatment session. While the patient lies on the table, the device applicator is positioned over the treatment area. The Zerona device has multiple arms, making it resemble an octopus. Each laser arm is aimed at a specific part of the body, such as the hips, abdomen, thighs, or other areas.

Because it is cold laser energy that penetrates through the dermis, Zerona treatment is completely comfortable. There is no warming, tingling, or other sensations that occur. After treatment, as well, patients avoid the side effects they might expect from an average laser treatment. There is no soreness or tenderness to speak of. Some patients do report feeling somewhat tired for a short time after their session, but this is relatively uncommon.

The results of Zerona treatment occur gradually. Because the lymphatic system is involved in escorting lipids from the body, patients are encouraged to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day and to walk at least 15 minutes a day after their treatment. These strategies stimulate the body to perform detoxification duties.

What Now?

If you are interested in looking slimmer this summer, now is a great time to start Zerona treatments. To learn more, call (828) 526-3783.

Spend Less Time Focusing on Fitness and Still Feel Fabulous with Laser Body Slimming

ZERONA™ Non-invasive Body SlimmingHighlands, NCIt is no secret that many people would like to reduce fatty deposits on one or more area of their body. Typically, this goal has been associated with a lot of hard work, a lot of discomfort, or both. It doesn’t have to. If you have a goal of revealing a slimmer version of you this year, we can help. Here, we discuss the value of laser technology for non-surgical body contouring.

Zerona™ Laser Fat-Reduction

Patients who are interested in feeling better about their body but are not in a surgical procedure and its inherent risks may discover that Zerona laser fat-reduction is their ideal strategy. The technology was initially developed as an enhancement for tumescent liposuction. However, during clinical use, it was discovered that the circumference of the thighs, hips, waist, and other areas could be reduced using the cold, low-level laser technology alone.

Zerona works by walls of fat cells. The disruption to the cell membrane of these cells allows the stored lipids to spill out of the cells into the interstitial space where they are then carried through the bloodstream for elimination.

Patients appreciate the non-invasive nature of Zerona treatments. To enjoy a slimmer shape, all that is required is that you lie on a comfortable treatment table over which the laser applicator is placed. During treatment, cold, low-level laser energy penetrates the superficial tissue and gets absorbed by adipocytes. All the while, you feel nothing. Each side (front and back) is treated for approximately 20 minutes. After treatment, you are free to go about your day as usual. No pain. No side effects.

Details You Should Know

It is important to us that our patients have options for non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. At the same time, we also want to achieve the results each patient envisions. Zerona is an excellent treatment option for fat-reduction but it is not designed to tighten the skin. Therefore, patients who have excessive laxity may wish to discuss how the condition of their skin could affect the outcome of treatment.

Zerona works in an entirely different manner than liposuction. Fat cells are not extracted manually during Zerona treatment; they are disrupted to trigger the body to eliminate the contents that have spilled from targeted cells. This not only contours the body but it may also trick the brain into jump-starting weight loss. Although fat cells are not extracted, we have had an outstanding success rate with long-term results.

This is not intended as a weight loss alternative, though we have used it to jump start weight loss with lifestyle and dietary modifications. It is also not ideal for small localized areas of fat, but works best on more generalized areas. For small areas, liposuction under local anesthesia is still the most effective method.

Achieving a better body doesn’t have to be so difficult. To learn more about Zerona and how it can support your healthy lifestyle, call our Highlands office at (828) 526-3783.

Slim Down for Summer with the Zerona Laser

When the sun heats up and the mercury rises, it’s time to whip out those bikinis and dresses again, right? For most of us – no! Even those people who are slimmer tend to gain 5-7 pounds during the winter and holiday months, so it is no surprise that when it’s suddenly summer; everyone wants to slim down yesterday! But is there really a quick fix solution? Is there a way to get rid of those saddlebags once and for all without having to recover from a liposuction procedure? The amazingly simple answer is, yes!

The Zerona laser is an FDA-approved laser treatment for actual fat reduction – and it works in just 2 weeks! Sound is too good to be true. It’s not – and our patients have proven it! The laser works by burning a small hole right in the fat cells membranes. This causes the fat to drip out, and then be eliminated by your body naturally. The process takes 6 treatments over 2 weeks which require less than an hour of your time. All you have to do is spend 20 minutes on your back, then 20 on your stomach while the laser zaps away the fat! There is no recovery needed – besides a tingling sensation afterwards, you can continue on with your day feeling great!

So is this miracle treatment right for you? It’s not for everybody! The Zerona laser eliminates the fat in cells only. It cannot tighten the skin as lift procedures done with liposuction could. So if you have more than a little extra fat on your thighs to lose, the Zerona isn’t ideal. It can however, be done before liposuction to help flush out fat, or you could even use it as a motivator to get you losing weight with quick results. It also doesn’t completely eliminate fat cells, it just drains them It’s best to still be careful with your diet and workouts afterwards so you don’t quickly gain it back, as with any fat loss procedure.

If the Zerona sounds like something you need to try, give us a visit! We’ll carefully go over all the steps with you and show you how this miracle laser can change your body for the better!

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