What is Zerona?
If you’re looking for a way to remove fat from specific areas in your body, but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure such as traditional liposuction, you may want to consider Zerona.
Zerona is a non-invasive procedure that penetrates fat cells with laser energy, causing them to shrink over time. This process is unlike other nonsurgical laser treatments like SculSpure, which kill fat cells with the laser energy. Smaller fat cells in a body part usually equates to a slimmer appearance in that area.
Good Candidates for Zerona
Zerona should not be seen as a weight-loss treatment, as it is specifically designed to tackle fat in specific areas. To determine whether the procedure is for you, speak to your doctor or local Zerona provider.
You’ll likely be approved for this procedure if you are not pregnant, do not have a pacemaker, and have an overall healthy lifestyle.
How Does Zerona Work?
The Zerona process goes as follows:
- The patient lies under the Zerona device, which has four adjustable arms that scan over the target body part. Areas that can Zerona can address include the abdomen, thighs, back, arms, neck, knees, and love handles.
- The Zerona arms emit laser energy into targeted fat deposits. This energy perforates fat cells, making them release their stored contents into the body. These contents include fatty acids, glycerol, and water.
- The lymphatic system flushes out the expelled fat content or naturally burns them for energy.
A typical Zerona procedure lasts around 40 minutes. Unlike other non-invasive laser fat-reduction methods, these are unique in that they actually can feel cold, rather than uncomfortably warm. This feature can be attributed to the fact that Zerona uses lower wavelength lasers (635 nm wavelength, as opposed to the 1060 nm wavelength emitted during SculpSure). These lasers actually will feel cold during treatment, making Zerona one of the more comfortable nonsurgical fat procedures currently available.
How Many Laser Treatments Are Needed?
Zerona providers suggest that you undergo up to six treatments to see maximum results. Nevertheless, the results are noticeable after just a few sessions, each of which should be spaced apart by about 48 hours.
Considering that Zerona typically needs six sessions for its full effect, a complete course of treatments will cost you between $1,500 and $3,000. Nevertheless, the price may end up being lower, depending on your geographical location and provider fees.
Are Zerona Results Permanent?
Zerona does not destroy fat cells; it simply shrinks them by emptying their contents. This detail means that cells are capable of storing fat again if weight is regained in large amounts.
To have ‘permanent’ results, you must stick to a healthy and balanced diet. If you adopt an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle after the treatment, then Zerona’s fat-reducing effects may retract.