Zerona Laser Therapy®
Zerona® laser therapy is a non-invasive method of body contouring that can shave inches off your trouble spots. Zerona® treatments are available at SUBTLchanges® skin rejuvenation clinic, where a series of treatment sessions are typically recommended to ensure desired results. The Zerona® laser uses cold laser energy to create small pores in fat cells, in which fat may be released. Liquefied fat is then eliminated through the body’s natural detoxification process, while the treated area becomes visible smaller. The device comes with a guarantee that you will lose at least 3 ½ inches from your treatment site, although some patients reduce by even more.
Zerona® laser therapy offers the following benefits:
- Safely eliminates fat without incisions or downtime
- Trims inches from your target area for a slimmer appearance
- Slims and reshapes the body contour
- Tightens and tones loose skin for a firmer, more toned appearance
Zerona Laser Therapy Houston
How is Zerona® Laser Therapy Performed?
A Zerona® laser therapy sessions takes 40 minutes to complete. Patients are asked to lie in a comfortable position on the treatment table while the laser device is situated over the treatment area. For 20 minutes, the five lasers administer painless laser energy to the target areas simultaneously. The patient then turns over on the treatment table and laser energy is delivered to the back for another 20 minutes. Patients may read, listen to music or even nap during their treatment session.
What is the Recovery Like?
There is no downtime after Zerona® laser therapy, which means you can return to your regular activities as soon as the procedure is over. There is no discomfort, no bandages to wear and no medication to take after treatment. The only side effect you will notice is that your clothing begins to fit more loosely after a few Zerona® sessions.
Dr. Rappaport Answers Questions about Zerona® Laser Therapy
Who is a candidate for Zerona®?
Zerona® works very well for people who are not obese, but desire to lose inches. Contour abnormalities are still best treated by liposuction. Zerona® is also an effective way to jump-start a fitness program. However, it is not recommended for individuals whose weight goes up and down more than a few pounds.
What is a Zerona® treatment like?
Zerona® is given in a series of six comfortable treatments over a two-week period. Each treatment takes 40 minutes; you lie under the Zerona® equipment for 20 minutes on each side. Before your first treatment and three weeks after your last one, we will do bioimpedance analysis to measure your ratio of lean body mass to fat. We wait until three weeks after your last treatment to gauge your results, because many patients continue to lose unwanted fat for two weeks after their last Zerona® session.
How many inches can I expect to lose?
You’re guaranteed to lose at least 3-1/2 inches in two weeks. The national average loss with Zerona® is six inches — and some patients have lost as much as nine inches.
Can Zerona® help improve the appearance of cellulite?
Some patients have noted an improvement in the appearance of cellulite after Zerona® treatments. Of course, individual results may vary.
What else is involved in the Zerona® regimen?
For best results, you need to drink plenty of water and walk for 20 minutes a day. And of course, you need to maintain a healthy diet. The closer you adhere to these guidelines, the better results you can expect.
What if I’m having trouble losing weight?
Zerona® works especially well when combined with clinical weight-loss programs such as FirstLine Therapy. Our advanced-practice nurse, Deborah Hartman, RN, MSN, CNM, can do a functional medicine evaluation to detect problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands or ovarian hormones that may have been thwarting your weight-loss efforts.
How soon can I expect to see results from Zerona®?
Some patients notice that their clothes are fitting more loosely after just a few Zerona® sessions. Many start to see the difference after four to six treatments — and so do their friends.
How does Zerona® get rid of unwanted fat?
Zerona®’s laser energy targets and separates fat tissue and helps the melted excess fat exit through the body’s natural detoxification system. And as Zerona® is emptying fat from your cells, it also lowers your cholesterol and triglycerides.
What kind of laser does Zerona® use?
Zerona® employs an Erchonia Low-Level Laser, which has been used since 2001 to safely release fat cells immediately before tumescent liposuction surgery. For more than 40 years, low-level lasers have been used to treat medical conditions ranging from chronic pain to wound healing.
How thoroughly has Zerona® been tested?
Zerona® has been proven safe and effective through a double-blind, randomized, multi-site, placebo-controlled clinical study. The Zerona® laser has been used in clinical studies since 2008 and in doctors’ offices since early 2009.
How long can I expect the Zerona®’s effects to last?
You can expect long-term results from Zerona® if you stick with a healthy diet and exercise.
Dr. Rappaport and his staff offer Zerona® laser therapy in their SUBTLchanges® clinic. Treatments are quick and painless and results can often be seen in as little as 4-6 treatment sessions. To learn more about this revolutionary body contouring treatment, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at 713-790-4500.