Zerona Laser Sculpting Explained


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How does 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.


What does the Zerona laser do to fat?

As fat congregates in 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 their photo-receptors, 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 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 the 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 the 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 a double-blind, randomized, multi-site and placebo-controlled study 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 their waists, hips, and thighs*.

 *Results may vary

At the end of two weeks, 63 percent of the clients treated with Zerona laser had a reduced body circumference of at least three inches with some clients losing as much as nine and a half inches. With a difference of almost 60 Percent between the laser-treated and placebo-treated groups, the Zerona laser just may prove to be the future of body contouring without surgery.


What is the standard Zerona treatment?

The Zerona treatment consists of six treatments (one, forty-minute treatment every other day for two weeks). Most recently, Zerona received 510(k) market clearance for a once a week protocol, which resulted in 6.2 inch reduction over 6 weeks*. The laser is directed towards the hips, stomach, and thighs for twenty minutes on the front side, then the client flips over, and the laser targets the back for twenty minutes. The clients will feel no heat or any sensation from the laser.

 *Results may vary

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 (sixth) treatment*.

 *Results may vary

Where can I see before and after images?

For before the after images or more information, please visit


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The Science of Zerona®

ZERONA is a new body-slimming system designed to remove fat and contour the body without any pain, needles, or surgery. ZERONA allows the client to continue daily activity without interruption.


How the ZERONA Low-Level Laser Works

ZERONA works by using Erchonia’s patented and clinically proven low-level laser technology. This laser emulsifies the adipose tissue which is then released into the interstitial space. The excess fat is passed through the body during its normal course of detoxification. The ZERONA procedure has proven through a double-blind, randomized, multi-site, and placebo-controlled study in which clients, on placebo group, which only lost an average of half an inch*.

 *Results may vary

The remarkable images above demonstrate the low-level laser’s ability to emulsify adipose tissue. The pictures highlight the collapse of the rigid adipose cell, and secretion of the triglycerides and fatty acid from the cell.


How Triglycerides and fatty Acids Escape

These images show the formation of the transitory pore forming in the bi-lipid membrane of an adipose cell. This pore is the direct result of the low-level laser stimulation, and the reason why the triglycerides and fatty acids are able to move into the interstitial space. This pore is not damaging to the cell, and simply serves to allow the fatty content to evacuate the cell.


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