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ZERONA® is a new non-invasive body sculpting procedure designed to remove fat and contour the body without invasive surgery. ZERONA®, unlike other procedures, allows the patient to continue their daily activities without interruptions from surgery, pain, wounds, or garments. ZERONA® works by utilizing the Erchonia® Laser Scanner, which is also FDA market cleared for laser assisted liposuction. The Laser Scanner allows for the emulsification of adipose tissue, which releases into the interstitial space. The excess fat is then passed through the body during its normal course of detoxification. The ZERONA® procedure was proven through a double-blind, randomized, multi-site, and placebo-controlled study in which patients, on average, lost 3.64 inches from their waist, hips, and thighs. This result is dramatic compared to the placebo group, which only lost an average of half an inch.
HOW IT WORKS
Voluminous adipose tissue can appear when fatty material is present, and this, in turn, can bring about enlarged subcutaneous fat regions. Because subcutaneous fat is close to the skin's surface, laser emulsification can have a dramatic effect. The collapse of adipose arrangements have been noted after laser therapy, reducing their volume and providing effective body contouring results. Four separate histological studies were performed to assess the efficacy of laser in the emulsification (liquefaction) of fat. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were utilized to analyze adipose tissue. SEM and TEM images revealed the collapse of adipose arrangements subsequent to laser therapy. The voluminous state of an adipocyte cell is reduced due to the emulsification process. The fatty material is evacuated from the cell and moves into extracellular space. The voluminous nature of adipocytes due to the accumulation of fatty material is what gives rise to an enlarged subcutaneous fat region. ZERONA® induces the formation of a transitory pore in the membrane of the fat cell. The pore enables the fatty material to seep out across the aperture and into extracellular space.
Result of laser energy on a single fat cell.
Result of laser energy on a group of fat cells.
Treatment takes 40 minutes and needs to be administered three times a week for two weeks for best results. The laser will be applied over the targeted area i.e.…waist, hips, and thighs for 20 minutes and then the patient will turn over and do the same treatment on the opposite side. This should be a minimum, for maximum results consult your physician about doing more than one two week series.
What You Can Expect
After completion of the two week protocol clinical trials resulted in an average of 3.5 inches lost; and some patients losing up to 9 inches. Many patients do not see noticeable results until after the last session. Don't get discouraged and stay with the protocol. As with any procedure results will vary and may be more dramatic from one patient to the next.
Achieve Your Maximum Success
By following these steps everyday, you will Achieve the maximum results from Zerona:
Walk- Take a 30-40 minute walk each day throughout your treatments and for one week after.
Hydrate- Drink 1/2 ounce of water per body weight pound, with a minimum of 67 ounces
per day (2 Liters)
Take your supplements- Start taking Curva (natural supplementation) one week before your treatments, continue throughout your treatments, and one week after your treatments.
Watch your diet- Eliminate fatty snacks, high-fat meals, and alcohol during your treatments.
By reducing fat and alcohol intake, your kidneys, liver and lymphatic systems can quickly purge excess fat from your body after your treatment.
Keep your appointments- Keep to your schedule treatments, with no more than three days between appointments. The fat tissue responds more quickly when treated every 48 hours.
Massage target areas- After your treatments, massage the targeted areas. This helps
flush your lymphatic drainage and fat removal systems quickly eliminate the excess fat from
Write it down- Keep track of your daily meals and exercise in a journal. By writing it down,
you can evaluate your success.
Top 5 Reasons
to Chose Zerona
The average patient loses anywhere from 3.5 - 11 inches. Some patients have lost even more.
You are measured before and after treatments to verify loss of inches. We also recommend a unique “tight jean” method of measurement so that you can FEEL the loss you experience
No side effects or complications have been reported in relation to a ZERONA treatment. It is a completely non –invasive, proven procedure that requires no anesthesia. In fact, some studies have even shown a reduction in the body’s cholesterol levels post treatment thus improving the overall well being of clients.
4. NO DOWN TIME
You can continue your current weight loss and fitness regimen while undergoing your short series of treatments. Unlike traditional surgical sculpting treatments such as liposuction, the ZERONA laser system lets you be as active as you like to maximize your results.
With just six 40 minute treatments needed you will see results after your 2 week visit. With no recovery from each treatment you are back to your daily tasks immediately with no one being the wiser.
The consultation is of great importance and at the Aesthetic Clinique, we aim to answer all of your questions and get you fully prepared for the procedure during your one-on-one meeting with Dr. John Serrao and his cosmetic nurse, Larissa.
Your first lipo consultation will last about an hour. You will be expected to give comprehensive information regarding past medical history and your current medical status. You will be asked detailed questions about the result you hope to achieve and, following an examination, Dr Serrao will give you a full assessment. This will include the likely outcome of the procedure as well as an explanation of the risks and benefits of the treatment. The doctor may also suggest alternative or adjunctive therapies if required and will advise you about weight control, diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes that he feels you may need to make.
You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can.
If you have been considering having liposuction surgery, call us for a consultation. Dr. John Serrao has provided Liposuction and Liposculpture procedures for clients not only in the Orlando area, but from around the world. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. His office based surgicenter is conveniently located in Orlando, Florida. Call us at 407-896-3772 or Toll Free at 866-834-3297 to schedule your consultation.
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