What is Zerona Laser Treatment? It is the first non-invasive laser therapy that works to contour the body and removes excess fat without the side-effects associated with surgical methods. Developed by Erchonia, this cold laser emulsifies fat, allowing it to be absorbed into the interstitial tissues. It was originally designed as an aide to traditional tumescent liposuction procedures; however, it was discovered that Zerona can also work just as effectively at melting away both fat and inches on its own.
How does Zerona work?
It’s cold laser technology disrupts the fat, allowing its contents to be released in a process called a ‘transitory pore’. Those contents are absorbed by the interstitial space that surrounds where the fat is located. The major benefit of the Zerona laser is its targeting of solely the fat. In liposuction and other traditional surgical techniques, capillaries, and the interstitial tissues are all disturbed during the procedure. This can cause bruising, pain, bleeding, and other side effects, some of them severe. With Zerona Laser Therapy, there are no compression garments to wear, and no need for potentially risky anesthesia since there is little or no pain involved. Because it is a non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime, and patients can return to their daily activities almost immediately, instead of having to wait several days as with some surgical interventions.
But does it work? In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, and multi-site study, Zerona was proven to be an effective, non-invasive procedure to melt away body fat. On average, patients lost 3.64 inches from their waist, hip, and thigh regions, where the placebo group only lost about half an inch.
As with any procedure, there may be risks involved with the Zerona laser. You should speak with your doctor about the procedure, and if it’s right for your plastic surgery needs. To speak with a professional cosmetic surgeon, contact Dr. Gregory C Roche today!