Zerona laser represents an FDA-approved, pain-free, non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction. Used to contour the body shape, the Zerona requires no physical insertion, rather it relies on a high fluence, low level heat therapy designed to perforate the membrane of fat cells. Zerona treatments release triglyceride from targeted fat cells, which are ultimately removed by the bodies own lymphatic elimination systems. Dr. Rokhsar has extensive experience with both surgical liposuction and non-surgical technologies such as Zerona, Liposonix and Coolsculpting.
Zerona laser is best for areas such as:
- Bra-line fat
- Inner knees
What is treatment like?
The Zerona laser experience is simple. Patients lie on their front side for up to half an hour, and on their back for similar period of time. Sessions consist of an array of lasers that sends painless energy to target areas simultaneously. This relaxing experience means patients can usually sleep, read, or simply enjoy the solitude. Typically, there is no pain, heat, or swelling involved.
There is no downtime post-procedure, and patients are free to resume normal activity such as work, exercising, etc. However, it is recommended that patients stay hydrated, maintain a healthy diet, and abstain from excessive alcohol and caffeine, as these substances can impede the lymphatic metabolizing process and decrease results.
*Results may vary.
How many sessions will I need?
The Zerona laser typically requires around six to ten sessions for optimal results. These sessions are ideally spaced every other day, with no more than 72 hours elapsing between treatments to prevent reuptake by fat cells. Therefore, prior to beginning a treatment plan, patients should be committed to the schedule.
*Results may vary.
What is the difference between liposuction and Zerona laser?
Zerona laser does not require the insertion of cannulas to physically remove fat with suction. Instead, it emulsifies subcutaneous fat using “cold” lasers, and therefore is a non-invasive alternative requiring no compression garments, bandages, sutures, or anesthesia. Eliminating the need for a surgical procedure also means that bleeding, bruising, soreness, and downtime of traditional liposuction are uncommon. Consulting with Dr. Rokhsar can help you make the body-contouring treatment plan that is best for your specific needs.
Am I a good candidate?
Due to its gentle and non-invasive nature, almost everyone is eligible for Zerona laser. However, those who are pregnant should not participate, as well as patients with pacemaker devices, diabetes, or certain thyroid disorders.