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Zerona FAQ

How does it work?
Clinical studies have shown that the Zerona laser stimulates emulsification of fat within the cell. This low level laser treatment temporarily opens small pores in the membrane around the cell. Then the fat inside the cell can move out and be removed by the lymphatic system. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process. Once the cells are relieved of the fat they become smaller and inches are reduced in the waist, hips and thighs.

Is the Zerona FDA approved?
Yes, the Zerona is FDA approved for the safe and effective emulsification and reduction of fat in the hips, waist and thighs.

Is the treatment painful?
No, the Zerona is gentle and non-invasive so you will feel no pain during or after treatments. There will be no bruising, scarring or discomfort and no anesthesia is needed. You may assume normal activities immediately after each treatment.

How is it different than other procedures?
There is no damage done to the tissues under the skin so there is no risk for bumps or uneven contours as a result of destruction of fat cells. The capillaries also are not harmed in any way. No needles, incisions, anesthesia or pain medication will be used. Zerona is non invasive, requires no recovery time and is relaxing, comfortable and completely private.

Do you offer free consultations?
Yes, of course! You may also call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Are there limitations as to what I can do during the process?
During the treatment period you can continue doing all your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol, which means you stay hydrated, exercise and eat a healthy, low carbohydrate diet. We provide specific nutritional guidelines to each individual to ensure the best possible long term results.

Who is a good candidate for Zerona treatments?
Most people are good candidates who want to lose inches in the hips, waist and thighs. It is also ideal for someone who wants to jump start a new diet and fitness regimen. If you are open to learning how to have a healthier lifestyle, that is a bonus!

Can the fat return?
Once the fat has left your body, the only way for it to come back is through your mouth. Eating a poor diet and consuming more calories than you burn will naturally result in fat accumulation.

Are the Zerona treatments effective?
Yes, the Zerona treatments are extremely effective if you follow the recommended treatment protocol and guidelines for success.

How soon after pregnancy can I do the Zerona?
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor, usually six weeks after birth. Zerona treatments are not recommended while breast feeding.

What if I have a medical condition?

Zerona should not be used if you have a pacemaker, are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.  There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist.  Zerona may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where metabolism is potentially impaired.

How often can I do this procedure?
An additional series may be added at any time.  With additional treatments you can expect to see improved results.