Cold Laser Treatments
Treatment with the Zerona laser is easy, painless, and carefree. Each session takes less than an hour; the low-level laser is used for a total of 40 minutes. The laser is applied to the targeted area, which is generally a combination of the waist, hips, and thighs, for 20 minutes. The patient then turns over and the very same treatment is applied to the opposite side. The minimum suggested treatment period is two weeks, with three full sessions each week. You should consult your physician about the maximum results for your body type, weight, and target loss.
Many patients have described the session as relaxing, and even Zen. Some even try to catch up on phone calls with friends and loved ones as they lay down. You simply lay in a comfortable, stationary position for twenty minutes at a time, in a relaxed environment, while the cold laser does all of the work. Since the Zerona uses cold laser technology, you feel nothing during the procedure. You may feel a bit different and lighter as you exit the treatment center due to the bio-stimulation that begins in your body.
While all doctors’ recommendations are different, many will suggest that you increase your fiber and water intake leading up to the procedure to increase the speed of results. Others may encourage a detoxifying footbath or massage immediately following treatment. Each of these procedures is voluntary, and varies from office to office. What remains the same are the results.
You are always welcome to listen to music, or just close your eyes and rest during the procedure. Listening to white noise such as running water or ocean waves is always a relaxing way to spend the forty-minute sessions. Ultimately, the treatment with a Zerona laser is a stark contrast to traditional methods of fat reduction procedures such as liposuction and gastric-bypass surgery. With Zerona, you can simply lie down, relax, and let the laser do all the work.
What to Expect
Get Ready To Watch Inches Melt From Your Waistline!
It’s often stressful to come to a new doctor’s office. As relaxing as our office is there is a level of anxiousness and uneasiness when meeting a new doctor and discussing sensitive issues such as health and especially issues of weight and body shape.
When making your first appointment, please come in 10-15 minutes early to fill out a brief, confidential intake form and take measurements that allows the Laser Tech the opportunity to get to know you and your ideal body goals.
The Intake Specialist will meet with you to discuss your body and lifestyle goals. The main reason for meeting with you is to make sure that you qualify for the Zerona laser treatment. There are certain conditions where the Zerona laser treatments are not recommended.
Based on your conversation during the intake, we will decide which treatment options are best for you and discuss in detail those options. A treatment time will be chosen and our various convenient payment options will be discussed with you.
Beginning Care: Pre-Treatment Preparation
Before your first treatment, it’s important to begin the hydration process. We recommend drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water. For example, a 140 pound person should drink at least 70 ounces of water. This would be about 8 bottles of water (the size that is complimentary in the office). Increasing your fiber intake with either 2 apples per day or a fiber supplement bar is also recommended.
Treatment Visit #1
It’s here! Your first visit with the Zerona LipoLaser! Before we begin your session it’s important that we get accurate measurements of your waist, hips and thighs. If you are targeting an area other than the waist, hips, or thighs, a measurement of that body area will be taken.
Suggested clothing to wear during your laser sessions is thin running shorts and a sports bra for women.
In the laser treatment room you will relax on a comfortable massage table. The technician will set up the laser for you and confirm the target body areas you wish to be treated. For the first 20 minutes you will be laying on your back, all you have to do is lay back and relax and let the laser do the work. After the first 20 minutes is complete, the technician will return back to the room, you’ll turn over on your stomach, the technician will reposition the laser to the desired areas. During your laser treatments, please feel free to catch a quick nap, read a book, or listen to your favorite music. You are welcome to bring an IPod or MP3 player if you wish.
Most patients describe their treatments as relaxing. It’s a perfect way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and allow you to have a little “me” time.
If you have any questions regarding the supplements, we’ll be happy to review that with you at this time and any time during your treatment. Continue your supplements until you have used everything completely. Some patients report continued inches lost even after the laser treatments have completed. We also recommend you wear a compression garment. For best results wear the compression garment during your waking hours.
Visits 2-8 will be the same as visit one without the measuring. Measurements will be taken again after completion of visit 9.
We expect you’ll be pleased with the experience at Laser Magic. We’d love for you to share your results with others who are making decisions to change their lives. Please see some of our before and after pictures for examples of previous results.
Science of Zerona
Cold Laser & Low Level Treatment Technology
The following is another example of scientific proof of the Erchonia lasers effect on adipocytes. All of the SEM, TEM, MRI and all other research of this website was done using an Erchonia laser.
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 is the first non-invasive body contouring procedure to effectively remove excess fat without the negative side effects associated with surgical methods. Zerona utilizes the same cold laser technology developed by Erchonia, which has been shown to emulsify fat and allow it to move to interstitial space. Although this technology was originally utilized to help assist tumescent liposuction procedures, it was found that the cold laser treatment alone helped patients to reduce inches from their waist, hip and thighs.
The cold laser technology behind the Zerona procedure was shown to exclusively release the cellular contents of fat cells while leaving the capillaries and other cells within the interstitial space intact. The release of the fat cell contents is the result of the disruption of the cell’s membrane. This membrane disruption, called a transitory pore, is the result of low-level laser stimulation.
Prior to laser exposure, fat cells have 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. This pore allows the evacuation of the cell’s contents into extracellular space (see Figure 7). Once the contents of the fat cell have been emptied (Fig. 10), they are released into interstitial space where it can be passed through the body during its normal course of detoxification.
Through a double blind, randomized, multi-site and placebo-controlled study, the Zerona procedure is proven to be an effective non-invasive cold laser weight loss and body contouring procedure. On average, patients lost on average 3.64 inches from the circumference of their waist, hip and thighs, whereas the placebo group only lost an average of a half of an inch.
The Zerona cold lasers provide patients with a safer alternative to surgical procedures, which can result in bruising, swelling, and damage to other tissues. There is no need to wear compression garments or bandages with Zerona and since there is no pain, there is no need for anesthesia. Unlike other non-invasive approaches, Zerona low-level lasers do not rely on heating tissue, which can cause discomfort. There is no downtime, so patients can resume their normal activities immediately.