FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Zerona?

ZERONA is a revolutionary new way to burn fat away and shed inches off your body.  Zerona works by using a powerful cool-laser technology to stimulate fat cells to release the fatty tissue, helping your body to get rid of the fat in a natural way. Now you can lose inches off your body with a non-invasive laser treatment.

 

How is it different from other “non-invasive” body slimming techniques?

As of now, Zerona laser is the only completely safe and effective non-invasive treatment for body slimming on the market today. There is no risk of injury or any kind. All youi need to do is simply lay beneath the Zerona lights.

 

How does it work?

Clinical studies have shown that the Zerona low level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. The laser treatment also temporarily opens small pores in the membrane around each fat cell. Then the fat inside the cell can escape and be absorbed and safely removed by the lymphatic and digestive systems. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process. Once the cells are relieved of the fat they contained they shrink in size, reducing the mass of your problem areas.

 

Is Zerona approved for use in the United States?

Yes. Zerona is FDA-approved for the safe and effective emulsification and reduction of fat.

 

Do you offer free consultations?

Yes of course! We wouldn’t you want to pay for a consultation when you don’t even know how the process works or if you’re a good candidate. The consultation appointment is free, and you are not obligated to purchase any package. We simply want to give you specific information, ensure you are a good candidate, and give you a formal quote. Due to the amount of time we schedule for the consultations, we ask that you call ahead if you cannot make your appointment, so that we can assist other clients.

 

Is there any downtime?

There’s absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no pain, no discomfort, no burning, and no anesthesia will be used. You can get back to your normal activities immediately following each treatment.

 

How is it different than other procedures?

When compared to other body slimming options, Zerona has many advantages. Zerona:

~ is completely non-invasive

~ doesn’t require any healing or recovery time

~ is able to treat numerous problem areas

~ uses no anesthetic, pain medication, needles, or incisions

~ is relaxing, comfortable, and completely private

Because no damage is done to the tissues under the skin, there is no risk for unsightly bumps or uneven contours as result of destruction and removal of the fat cells. Since there are no recorded side effects with Low-Level Laser Therapy, this non-invasive procedure is extremely safe.

 

 

What happens if I miss an appointment?

It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Before you start the Zerona treatments, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol, a nd this includes at least 6 treatments, every other day for 40 minutes and not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours has passed without a treatment then it’s possible that some of the fat may be reabsorbed back into the fat cells. Zerona Zone wants to make sure you get the best results from your treatments!!

 

Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using Zerona?

No, there are no limitations. During the 2 week treatment period you can continue doing all of your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol, which means that you stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine can interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it, which can decrease your results.

 

What areas of the body can I use Zerona on?

You can use the Zerona laser treatments effectively on any part of the body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise.  Most patients treat the waist, hips and thighs first, and these areas can all be targeted in one treatment. Other areas include upper arms, bra-line fat, inner knees, back fat and buttocks.

 

Is it covered by insurance?

No, Zerona treatments are considered elective procedures and are not covered by insurance.

 

Is it safe?

Yes, the Zerona laser treatments are completely safe. Low-level laser therapy is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures, such as tumescent liposuction and lipodissolve. Also, unlike other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort, Zerona causes no discomfort at all. None of the aforementioned devices have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced like the Zerona laser. The Zerona treatment is 100% non-invasive and there is no downtime, bruising, scarring or discomfort. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort or pain whatsoever, despite the fact that no anesthesia will be used. Immediately following each treatment you can assume normal activities.

 

Are there any side effects?

No, there are no side effects. The entire process is completely non-invasive and there are no risks or side effects (except for loss of inches and fat)!

 

Will the treatment be painful?

No. Zerona is gentle and non-invasive, so you will feel no pain during or after every treatment. Some clients might feel a light tickle or a tingling sensation during their treatments, but absolutely no pain. You can be assured that whether you feel a tingling sensation or not, laser are doing their job!

 

How long has the Zerona laser been used?

The Zerona has been used in studies since 2008 and physicians have been using it in practice since early 2009. The same Erchonia Low Level Laser technology has been used to safely assist with tumescent liposuction since 2001 as it is proven to cause fat to be released from fat cells immediately prior to liposuction surgery. It is from this groundbreaking discovery that the Zerona technique was developed for effective, totally non-invasive body slimming.

 

Is it effective?

Yes, Zerona treatments are extremely effective, but only if you follow the recommended guidelines for success. If you stick to the diet, exercise and supplements you can expect to experience a loss of 3 – 9 inches overall from your waist, hips and thighs. Some patients have even noticed an improvement in the appearance of cellulite.

 

Can I do the procedure multiple times?  And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?

Yes, you can come back for more treatments. Often times with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of Zerona treatments at any time following your last treatment.

 

Can the fat return?

Once the fat has left the body, the only way for it to come back is through your mouth. As with liposuction and other slimming treatments, you can gain the weight you lost right back with poor diet and exercise habits. Naturally, if you take in more calories than you burn, fat will accumulate.

 

How soon after pregnancy can I do it?

It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Zerona treatment. Zerona treatments are not recommended if you are breast feeding.

 

Is everyone a good candidate for the Zerona treatment?

Most people are good candidates for Zerona treatments, and because of that most will lose inches. However, the treatments work best for those who carry an extra 10 or 15 pounds that they can’t seem to lose. It’s also ideal for people wanting to kick start a new diet or fitness regimen. We can shrink the fat for you, but it’s up to you to make smart choices to keep the fat off after the Zerona treatments are completed. Individuals who are medically obese will likely not see significant results from treatments. Also, if you have any liver or kidney conditions your results may be hindered. Zerona is not recommended if you are pregnant or you wear a pacemaker.

 

Who should definitely NOT have the procedure?

Zerona isn’t right for women who are pregnant, or anyone with unrealistic expectations.

 

What are additional benefits of Zerona treatments?

  1. Decreasing your BMI (body mass index) reduces your risk of diabetes, heart disease and arthritis, and can improve your insurance rates. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17385151/)
  2. Scientific studies have shown that treatments with the Zerona laser can lead to a reduction in LDL cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol).
  3. Reducing abdominal fat reduces risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease.
  4. Scientific studies demonstrated that treatment with the Zerona laser reduces Leptin (the hormone that triggers your appetite and releases energy), thus making you feel less hungry and more energetic.
  5. The laser also works the collagen, improving the health and elasticity of this tissue.

 

What supplements are recommended?

We recommend taking Fiber, Niacin, and L-Carnitine to assist the body in removing and properly processing fat released during Zerona treatments. These supplements help to ensure maximum results from your treatment. Once the fatty material is released from the cells it is absorbed by lymphatic vessels and transported to local lymph nodes. From there, the fatty material is released into the circulatory system so that the debris can be safely processed by the liver.

Fiber improves the productivity of your digestive system. We want to make sure that there is nothing clogging your tubes!

Niacin plays a vital role in energy metabolism in the living cell, as well as DNA repair. During metabolic reactions such as fatty acid oxidation, Niacin serves as an oxidizing (burning) agent, which helps lead to the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates. Niacin helps to burn the fat and makes it easier to get it out of the body (as opposed to getting re-absorbed by the cell). It also makes it possible for the fatty acids and triglycerides sitting in the extra-cellular space to be absorbed into the blood stream rather than reabsorbed by the fat cells.

L-Carnitine is used in the body to regulate fat oxidation (burning). It is responsible for transporting fat to the mitochondria (which is like a fat furnace). Unless fat makes it to the mitochondria, it cannot be oxidized, no matter how much you diet or exercise.

Niacin, L-Carnitine, and fiber can be purchased at our office at anytime, and they are included in some of our packages.

 

 

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