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Manufactured by Erchonia®, Zerona® is a non-invasive fat removal treatment that was introduced to the American market in 2009. Since then, it has been touted for its ability to help patients lose inches off the waist, thighs, and other areas of the body. What's more, unlike liposuction, the Zerona® treatment is not associated with any pain or downtime. Learn more about how the Zerona® fat removal treatment works by reading the sections below.

Zerona® Candidates

The Zerona® procedure targets subcutaneous fat - the fat that lies beneath the skin, but above the skeletal muscle. Patients with large amounts of visceral fat may not be good candidates for Zerona® treatment alone; to reduce the visceral fat (the fat located below the skeletal muscle), the patient must maintain a healthy diet.

Ideal Zerona® candidates must also be committed to undergoing six treatment session every other day. No more than 72 hours should pass between treatment sessions.

The Zerona® system is most suited to patients that maintain a healthy lifestyle, but would like to treat problem areas or reduce body fat. Patients committed to adopting a healthy lifestyle moving forward many also be considered to be good Zerona® candidates.

The Zerona® Procedure

Patients that opt to undergo Zerona® fat removal treatment will be asked to commit to a minimum of six treatment sessions spaced at least one day apart but no more that 72 hours apart. During each treatment session, which last about 40 minutes, the cold laser energy from the Zerona® system will be applied to the targeted treatment area. The laser light causes the fat within the cell to emulsify (liquefy); the emulsified fat then moves out of the cell and is absorbed and expelled by the lymphatic system.

Zerona® Recovery and Side Effects

The Zerona® procedure does not require the use of anesthesia, injections, or incisions. Patients do not experience any discomfort during treatment, and it does not cause any bruising, swelling, bleeding, or scarring.

Zerona® Results

In order to obtain the best results from the Zerona® fat removal procedure, patients should not miss any of their scheduled treatment sessions, and should adopt healthy habits before, during, and after treatment. Patients should drink at least eight cups of water each day, consume a healthy diet, increase their fiber intake, exercise, and avoid alcohol and caffeine in order to achieve the best results after the Zerona® treatment is complete.

In a study conducted by Erchonia®, the makers of Zerona®, patients lost an average of 3.64 inches off the waist, hips, and thighs. Most patients begin to see results after four treatment sessions.

Zerona® Costs

The cost of six Zerona® treatment sessions typically costs about $3,000. Many doctors offer Zerona® discounts or specials when multiple treatment sessions are purchased as a package, so ask your local clinic about any Zerona® deals that they may have.

Zerona® Alternatives There are a number of other non-surgical body contouring treatments in the market, including Thermage® and VelaShapeTM.

Contact a Physician

If you would like to undergo the Zerona® non-invasive body contouring treatment, contact a doctor today. A medical specialist can review the costs and safety of Zerona® in more detail.

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