Recently, there have been several breakthroughs in non-surgical body sculpting, either for cellulite reduction or for fat reduction. One of these is the new Zerona™ system from ERCHONIA®, which was recently cleared by the FDA for use in laser assisted liposuction.
The Zerona Laser Scanner is designed to be used as either an aid during surgical Liposuction, or as a stand-alone non-invasive body contouring method. The system works by utilizing a low frequency laser scanner to help liquefy fatty tissue under the skin, which then gets passed through the body during the detoxification process.
Zerona has shown decent results during clinical testing as a stand-alone procedure. Patients treated with the system averaged a loss of 3-4 inches, with some losing as much as 9 inches, compared to a placebo group that lost only a half an inch. Additionally, testing has shown Zerona to be a very comfortable procedure for patients. Since the system uses a low level laser, no heat is produced, so most patients say they didn’t feel anything.
Treatment takes 40 minutes and needs to be administered three times a week over a two week period for best results.
Unlike other procedures, Zerona allows patients to continue their daily activities without interruptions from surgery, pain, wounds or garments.
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Dr. Bill Adams is a greater Boston area board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field.