Areas with significant buildup of fat can be a real problem. These stubborn fat deposits can be extremely difficult to get rid of. One of the newest and most innovative approaches to reducing the amount of fat stored in certain areas beneath the skin is the cold laser treatment method known as Zerona. Zerona treatment is particularly effective in helping individuals lose inches from their waist, hips, and thighs. Unlike surgical methods such as liposuction, the Zerona laser treatment is non-invasive. We recommend it to our patients who are having difficulty shedding pounds in the areas where fat cell deposits are most prominent.
What Is Cold Laser Treatment?
Cold laser technology refers to any type of low-level laser beam. The temperature of the light beam is barely hot enough to evaporate certain liquids and sensitive tissues. When properly targeted, the beam can be directed to focus on a top, middle, or lower layer of the epidermis. Zerona laser treatment targets the tissue levels just below the skin. This is where fat deposits are located, often entangled in fibrous tissues.
The laser instrument is used in specified regions of the body, and the areas are subjected to the light beams for approximately 20 minutes. The patient then turns over and the procedure is repeated on the other side. The procedure we use is popular with our patients because no pain or discomfort is experienced during the treatment session.
The laser beam heats up the specifically targeted layer to tissue. Small pores are opened by the effect of the heat beam. Fatty material seeps out through the aperture and into extracellular space.
The penetrating laser beam actually melts away unwanted fat. During each session, some of the fat is carried away by the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Generally, patients are scheduled for two or three session the first week, with less frequent treatments after that.
Recovery and Side Effects
There is no downtime after the treatment session is complete. A healthy diet and plenty of fluid intake is encouraged between sessions. We may advise our patients to avoid caffeine and alcohol during the periods between sessions because these substances can negatively affect the lymphatic process of fat removal.
Cold laser treatments do not actually burn the tissue, meaning that no skin damage can occur. This makes it more appealing than other heat treatments that can cause first-degree sunburns.
Nearly everyone who suffers from excess fat deposits in their waist, hip, and thigh area is a candidate for this type of treatment. However, pregnant women and those who have a heart pacemaker may not be eligible for cold laser treatment.
Preferable To Invasive Surgery
Certain invasive surgical techniques such as liposuction can result in visible scarring. In addition, they require significant downtime after the procedure is completed. On the other hand, Zerona treatment is non-invasive and leaves no visible signs because the laser used has a very low heat output. Because the targeted areas are beneath the skin surface, patients need not worry about using any form of makeup or topical medication. At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, our Zerona treatments are repeatable and can be performed on the patient several times per week. Patients can schedule our treatment procedures around their own busy routine. Contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss today to schedule your consultation.