Erchonia is the global leader in low level laser healthcare applications. For nearly two decades, Erchonia has been conducting research & development with the world’s leading physicians to advance the science of low level lasers. Erchonia created the low-level laser category after the company was granted the first low level laser FDA clearance for any indication in 2002. Prior to market introduction, all Erchonia lasers are proven to be safe and effective through independent clinical trials. Currently thousands of Erchonia’s lasers are used daily to target body fat and create a slimming effect, target onychomycosis, veterinary applications and reduce pain. For additional information, visit www.erchonia.com.
Erchonia’s Zerona Laser FAQ
How does the Zerona laser work?
The Zerona laser produces a low-level, or cold, output that has no thermal effect on the body’s tissue (you can’t even feel it). FDA-approved for both efficacy and safety, the non-invasive Zerona laser helps the body absorb and process fat by stimulating biological function.
Because the laser is a coherent light source, the photons move in a uniform-parallel manner and are not scattered like light from other light sources; therefore, depth penetration past the skin is far greater with the laser than from any other light source.
Is the laser FDA approved?
Yes. Erchonia submitted the results of its successful clinical trial and the laser was granted market clearance by the FDA in August 2010 for the non-invasive circumferential reduction of the waist, hips and thighs. Since then, the Zerona has obtained 4 additional FDA 510(k) clearances with the last being for overall body circumference reduction.
What does the Zerona laser do to fat?
As fat congregates in the interstitial spaces of cells for a certain amount of time, the Zerona laser stimulates the photo-receptors in each cell. The photo-receptors absorb photons at 635nm, and by exciting these photoreceptors, the Zerona is able to stimulate the excess fat to leave the cell, producing a beneficial clinical effect. It does not destroy the cell or the fat.
When the fat storing cells are exposed to the red laser light, the biological response observed is the formation of a “pore” or an opening in the protective membrane of the cell. By altering the integrity of the cell’s membrane, the fatty material is quickly removed from the cell, causing the once plump cell to collapse, but is not destroyed, so it can still secrete beneficial hormones.
In summary, Zerona laser therapy stimulates a photo-acceptor that then alters the unique dynamics of the cell, causing an opening in the membrane to form forcing the fatty material to seep through that opening leaving the cell. Because the cell no longer retains its stored content, it collapses, the material is absorbed by the lymphatic system, and the end result is the reduction of a subcutaneous fat pocket.
Where does the fat go?
Once the fatty material leaves the cell, it is quickly absorbed by the lymphatic system, where it is transported to the liver for processing. The excess fat is then removed naturally by the body without the negative side effects and downtime associated with more invasive procedures such as liposuction.
Are there any side effects?
There are no side effects; no pain, discomfort or recovery time of any kind. The Zerona laser is completely non-invasive.
How was Zerona tested?
Zerona was tested in multiple double blind, randomized, multi-site and placebo-controlled studies which revealed that in two weeks of trials with the Zerona laser - without surgery, diet restrictions, supplements or any other adjuncts-clients lost an average of 3.72 inches from the waists, hips, and thighs. Zerona was also published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
What is the standard Zerona treatment?
Frequency of treatment will vary depending on patient needs and goals. Typically, one treatment per week for ten weeks is the initial treatment plan, however other plans can be considered. Eash session lasts forty minutes. The laser is directed towards the anterior (front) side for twenty minutes, then the client flips over, and the laser targets the back (posterior) for twenty minutes. The client will feel no heat or any sensation from the laser.
What maximizes results?
Although not required, results may be maximized with lymphatic supplements such as niacin, proper hydration, light exercise, and minimizing alcohol and caffeine.
How soon could I see results?
Results vary from client to client but could appear after the first treatment. Best results typically occur a week after the final treatment.
Where can I see before and after images?
For before and after images please visit www.myzerona.com.
To schedule your appointment please contact Optima Health & Vitality Center. 715-832-1953.