ZERONA Research

The research represented below was done in the US using an Erchonia laser and shows time released photography of one fat cell and its contents being emptied. Please note the cell is still alive. Erchonia only uses its own research to prove its patent pending applications.

Zerona Research

Zerona is the first non-invasive body contouring procedure to effectively remove excess fat without discomfort, downtime, or any negative side effects associated with surgical methods. The Zerona cold laser technology has effectively demonstrated the release of the cellular contents of fat cells while leaving the capillaries and surrounding cells and tissue unharmed. Although this technology was originally utilized to help assist the liposuction procedure, it was found that the cold laser treatment alone helped patients to reduce inches from their waist, hip and thighs.


As seen in the above cellular photography, prior to laser exposure fat cells display a regular, cluster shape, as seen in Figure 4. Within minutes of low level laser exposure, fat cells begin to develop transitory pores as indicated by arrows in Figures 6-9. These pores allow the evacuation of the cell’s fat contents into extracellular space (seen in Figure 7). Once the contents of the fat cell have been emptied (seen in Figure 10), they are released into interstitial space where it may be passed through the body during the normal course of detoxification. On average, patients lost on average 3.64 inches from the circumference of their waist, hip and thighs.


The Zerona cold lasers provide patients with a safe alternative to surgical procedures, which can result in bruising, swelling, and damage to surrounding tissue. Alternatively, the Zerona low-level lasers do not rely on heating tissue, which may cause all of the above-mentioned discomfort. There is no pain, no need for anesthesia, and no need to wear any bandages. Unlike other non-invasive approaches, there is no downtime, so patients can resume their normal activities immediately. 

Read more about Cold Laser Treatments and explore How it Works