For some people, diet and exercise are not enough to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat in the hips, thighs and waist. Zerona laser treatment is a non-surgical body-contouring alternative to liposuction that could help you finally get rid of those love handles by liquefying fat cells and allowing your body to naturally eliminate this fat.
For some people, diet and exercise are not enough. No matter what they do, they just can’t seem to get rid of unwanted, stubborn pockets of fat. If you find yourself looking in the mirror at those love handles that just won’t go away, Zerona laser treatment may be an option for you.
What is Zerona laser treatment?
Zerona laser treatment is a non-surgical body-contouring procedure marketed as an alternative to liposuction for fat removal. It is a medical laser that claims to reduce the circumference of your waist, hips and thighs by two to four inches. It is safer than liposuction and other surgical weight loss options because it does not require the use of needles or anesthesia. It has been approved by the FDA for the removal of body fat from your waist, hips and thighs.
How does it work?
According to the manufacturer, the Zerona laser works by using cold energy to force the fat out of fat cells. The procedure uses the Erchonia Laser Scanner, which disrupts fat cells and causes them to release stored lipids and fatty materials that are then absorbed and naturally eliminated by your body. The manufacturer suggests that your treatment should include six sessions that span the course of at least two weeks. Each session lasts less than an hour, and the laser is used for a total of 40 minutes – 20 minutes on each side of your body. The treatment is pain-free and noninvasive, and is even said to be relaxing.
How effective is it?
As a relatively new technological approach to weight loss, Zerona laser treatments and other liposuction alternatives are still in the testing phase. Few clinical trials have been done to determine just how effective Zerona laser treatment is on taking inches off of your waist, hips and thighs. Studies show mixed results, with some people losing more than three inches and others losing none at all. It is important to keep in mind that weight loss is not guaranteed.
Are there any side effects or risks?
Because of the non-surgical nature of this treatment, there are very few side effects, and you are fully able to resume your normal activities after each session. One side effect may be eye damage, and if the machine is not properly grounded, there is the risk of electric shock, but this is extremely low.
Who is a candidate?
The ideal candidate for this treatment is someone who is not looking for an easy fix or a way around eating right and exercising, but rather is looking for that extra help in losing inches in the waist, hips or thighs, in addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Zerona laser treatment is not for patients who need to lose large amounts of weight. It is a purely cosmetic treatment for people who are physically fit but have pockets of fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise alone.