HOW DOES IT WORK?
Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that the Zerona® low-level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat contents within the cells. The liquefied fat then moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane, to areas outside the cell. The emulsified fat is absorbed by the lymphatic system, and results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller! Inches will begin melting away from the waist, hip and thigh areas. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY APPOINTMENT? WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS AN APPOINTMENT?
40 minutes of total relaxation; read, meditate or do absolutely nothing at all. The Zerona® treatment is completely painless. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever during the procedure. The therapist simply positions the laser toward the desired areas of reduction for twenty minutes. Initially you will lie on your back while the front of your body is treated, then you will lie face down for an additional twenty minutes while the backside of your body is treated. There is absolutely no downtime, pain, swelling or any discomfort. You may resume normal activities immediately. This is a symptom-free process, except for the loss of unwanted inches.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS AN APPOINTMENT?
It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Zerona® treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol which includes at least six treatments, every other day for forty minutes. It is not recommended to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be reclaimed by the fat cells once more. Commitment to the process is essential to the overall success of this treatment!
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube, with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction requires the use of intravenous sedation, local or general anesthesia. In contrast, the Zerona® treatment is a 100% non-invasive procedure that employs a low level laser applied externally to stimulate fat cells, emulsify and release the fat. There is no pain, needles, nor any use of numbing agents involved, and best of all - no downtime!
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN FROM OTHER "NON-INVASIVE" BODY SLIMMING TECHNIQUES?
The Zerona® laser is the only completely safe and effective non-invasive treatment for body slimming currently on the market. There is no possibility of injury. No technician will be pushing, pulling or using any device that will agitate the body in any way. You simply lay beneath the Zerona® lights, and let the fat begin to melt away.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used, and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS TO WHAT I CAN DO IF I'M USING ZERONA®?
No. During the two-week treatment period, you may continue all normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine will interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it, which may diminish your overall results.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN I USE ZERONA® ON?
The Zerona® treatment was proven effective in a double-blind clinical trial on the waist, hips and thighs, where localized fat deposits exist that are often resistant to diet and exercise.
IS IT COVERED BY INSURANCE?
No, Zerona® treatments are considered elective, and are not covered by insurance.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, there is no risk involved in using the Zerona® low-level laser therapy, and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as liposuction and lipodissolve, which rely on heating the tissue that cause discomfort. The Zerona® treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be administered and it is completely safe to resume normal activities immediately after each treatment.
IS IT SAFE IF I HAVE MEDICAL CONDITION SUCH AS DIABETES?
Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona® should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Zerona® may not be as effective on clients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE AFFECTS?
No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.
HOW LONG HAS THE ZERONA® LASER BEEN USED?
The Zerona® has been in use in since 2008 during clinical trials, and has been offered by practitioners beginning early in 2009. The same Erchonia® Low Level Laser technology has been used to safely to assist with liposuction since 2001, as it has been proven to release fat from cells immediately just prior to the actual liposuction surgery. Based on this revealing research, the Zerona® technique was developed for an alternative and effective, but totally non-invasive body slimming procedure.
IS IT EFFECTIVE?
Yes, the Zerona® treatment paired with the recommended guidelines for success, has reported an average loss of 3.64 inches in clinical trials conducted on waist, hips, and thigh areas.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST? CAN I DO THE PROCEDURE MULTIPLE TIMES?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. Zerona® is especially ideal for two types of people: those that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat OR those who want to use the Zerona® with the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a slimmer appearance and healthier lifestyle.
CAN I DO THE PROCEDURE MULTIPLE TIMES?
And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of Zerona® treatments immediately following your last treatment. You may also inquire about any discount programs that may apply.
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. It is not recommended if you are breast-feeding.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BEGIN SEEING RESULTS?
Some see results after only a few treatments, as their clothing will begin to fit more loosely. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions. Friends and family will often notice the difference within the two weeks Zerona® program.
IS EVERYONE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ZERONA® TREATMENT?
Most are good candidates. Even those who are not overweight can lose inches. Be sure to discuss your health background, any particular areas of concern, and raise any questions you may have during your initial consultation.
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