Lose Weight – Lose Inches What’s the Real Skinny on Zerona?

030319_1876_5066_xslsIt’s been showcased on Rachel Ray, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, NBC and FOX News. And yet, it sounds suspiciously like a gimmick. After all, how could six 40-minute treatments possibly shrink body fat and inches? Nothing’s that easy, is it?

So it was with a heavy dose of skepticism that I began my research into a new laser weight-loss treatment called Zerona. I began by meeting with Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, robotic surgery and vein disorders. Dr. Karamanoukian said that he and his nurse practitioner, Jenna Goldsmith, were highly skeptical about claims that were being made about Zerona, but the results they have seen in their practice have surprised them.

Zerona, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2010, is described as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, and a new way to treat difficult-to-remove fatty areas of the body. Treatments consist of six 40-minute sessions over a two-week period. During these painless procedures, the patient lies down as a cool-laser shines on (but doesn’t touch) the skin over specific target areas. The laser temporarily opens small pores in the membrane around each fat cell, liquefying the fatty tissue inside and allowing it to escape into the interstitial area of the body. The body absorbs, metabolizes, and eliminates the fat through the lymphatic system. Fat cells are unharmed through this process and, once relieved of the tissue they contained, shrink in size, reducing the mass of problem areas. The result is overall loss of weight and inches.

Goldsmith says, “Zerona is completely pain free, and many patients listen to music or read during the procedure. It also doesn’t harm fat cells, which play an important role in maintaining hormone and immune system functions. Although eliminating excess fat can improve your health, completely killing the cell can have unwanted side effects. There is also no recovery time involved because the procedure is non-invasive and doesn’t damage tissue—so nothing needs to heal.”

It is important to note that while there are currently no known negative side effects, long term studies have not been done. Like anything else, there are those who have expressed great results from Zerona and fully endorse it, while others have expressed disappointment. The bottom line is that Zerona is known to be most effective when used in patients who are already leading healthy lives and seeking weight-loss in problem areas. It is also helpful for patients who use it to motivate a new commitment to a healthy diet and exercise by hastening their weight-loss efforts. Individuals who are medically obese or unwilling to live a healthy lifestyle during and after Zerona treatment are not good candidates. The same is true for those who are pregnant or wear a pacemaker.

While, there aren’t any negative side effects, staying well hydrated following the procedure is important. Also, since Zerona doesn’t remove fat cells, it is possible that lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet can cause the cells that were “emptied” by Zerona to “fill up” again with fatty tissue. “That’s why,” Goldsmith says, “a commitment to health is important to Zerona’s long-term success.”

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