Zerona: Procedures, Benefits, and Recovery

For those who are looking to slim down and improve the fat to muscle proportions of certain areas of their body, Zerona is a reliable and safe option. Zerona is a low-level laser applied for non-invasive body slimming of the waist, hips, and thighs. It has been shown to disrupt and burst fat cell membranes which promotes adipocyte collapse. In the following 2-minute article, we discuss Zerona laser treatment, including its procedure, effects, and possible side effects.


What Is Zerona Laser Treatment?

Zerona is a laser treatment that has been FDA-approved to slim fat around the waist, hips and thighs. The Zerona laser emits low-level laser energy that stimulates the fat cell, liquefying the fat within. This liquid fat moves from inside the cell to outside, where it loiters in the interstitial space (or tissue space) until your lymphatic system clears it.


How Does Zerona Work?

Treatment from Zerona laser usually involves six treatments, each of which lasts for about 40 minutes. Patients should not wait for longer than 72 hours between treatments if they don’t want to risk fat reappearing.

During a Zerona treatment session, you will lie in a dark room. The laser will be applied to the fat cluster which you want to treat. The laser will be pointed at that area for 20 minutes, after which it will be moved to the back of your body for 20 minutes. You should not feel excessive heat from the machine, but rather just a mild warming sensation on the skin. The Zerona machine should not cause any swelling or discomfort.


Zerona Vs. Coolsculpting

Zerona and Coolsculpting are similar treatments, but the two do differ in how they interact with the body’s fat cells.

Whereas CoolSculpting kills and eliminates the targeted fat cells, Zerona diminishes the fat cells in size but keeps the cells alive. A comparison of the two body shaping procedures shows that both treatments yield positive physical results. Both CoolSculpting and Zerona do not require an anesthetic and have very little recovery time, so you can go back to your normal daily activities after your session.

The effects of CoolSculpting and Zerona are not permanent and can be reversed if the patient reverts to an unhealthy lifestyle, eating too much and exercising too little. Both procedures are meant for people who do not need to lose considerable weight but rather have stubborn pockets of body fat that they would like to get rid of.


Zerona Vs. SculpSure

Zerona and SculpSure are both fat-removal procedures that help to slim down the body and build muscle tone. However, the two procedures do have slightly different effects.

SculpSure treatment causes apoptosis, fat cell death, and permanent fat cell destruction in subcutaneous fat cells in the treated area. The destroyed fat cells will not regenerate.

Zerona, on the other hand, shrinks fat cells rather than killing them. It causes fat cell membrane damage which often results in the escape of lipids from the fat cell into the tissue. Fat can be reabsorbed during the course of treatment if a strict diet is not followed. Patients can regain fat cells and increase size in the treated area with weight gain.


Benefits Of Zerona

As a treatment, Zerona has been shown to rupture and disrupt fat cell membranes, resulting in fat loss, fat redistribution, and many other benefits. These include the following:

  • Fat elimination
  • Tighter skin in certain areas
  • Looser skin in other areas
  • A more firm, toned overall appearance


Are There Any Side Effects To Zerona Laser Treatment?

There are no known serious side effects to Zerona laser treatment and patients do not need to use any medication or other resource after undergoing the Zerona procedure.


How To Recover From Zerona

There is no downtime after Zerona laser therapy, which means you can return to your regular activities as soon as you wish. Zerona does not cause any discomfort, and does not require any bandages or medication after treatment.


How Does Zerona Work?: Summary

Zerona is a popular non-surgical body slimming treatment. It involves the application of a low-level, non-harmful laser to fat pockets around the body. The most common areas which may be treated with Zerona include the hips, thighs, and stomach.

Here at Aria Integrative Health, we offer Zerona laser treatment for a variety of conditions. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary Zerona laser consultation.