Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.