Fat Removal: Experience the Zerona Laser Advantage
The Zerona Z6 by Erchonia was the world’s first laser designed specifically for body contouring. Initially developed to complement liposuction, cosmetic surgeons quickly realized how effective the powerful Zerona laser system actually was. At SilMedica in San Antonio, TX, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the safest, most effective methods for achieving their ideal aesthetic.
What Is the Zerona Laser System?
The Zerona Z6 laser system uses six lasers suspended roughly three to six inches above your skin. During treatment, you lie on a comfortable table and the cold lasers are turned on.
What Areas Can This System Treat?
Zerona was originally FDA-approved to address fat around the hips, flanks and abdomen. However, in later years, more studies were conducted. Today, this treatment is FDA-approved for the emulsification of fat from the:
- Lower back
- Middle back
- Upper arms
In other words, this treatment is ideal for treating virtually any part of your body with excess fat. To determine if the Zerona laser system will work for you, come in for an in-person consultation.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
During your initial consultation, we will assess your current body fat distribution. We will also consider your aesthetic goals to help you determine how many treatment sessions you will need.
For reference, clients who are already at their ideal weight usually only need two or three treatment sessions. Clients who have a bit of weight left to lose benefit the most from six sessions spaced four weeks apart.
The Zerona Advantage: Rapid Results
One of the reasons people quit trying to lose weight is because they can’t see the results of all their hard work. The scale won’t budge, and they can’t feel that their pants fit looser yet. In the age of the internet, we have grown accustomed to instant results.
Zerona doesn’t provide instant visible results, but it comes pretty close. Regardless of the alternative body contouring treatment you choose, you must wait several months before you see the results of treatment. With Zerona, you only have to wait a couple of weeks. Even if you can’t see the changes in the mirror, we will show you Before and After photos side-by-side so the results are clear.
What Results Can I Expect?
Results from this treatment vary on a case-by-case basis. However, clinical studies revealed that the average recipient lost 3.72 inches from the circumference of their hips, thighs and waist. This is in stark contrast to the placebo group, who lost less than half an inch.
Keep in mind that every clinical study conducted was double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled and tested multiple sites on the body. Any laser manufacturer can claim that their laser is the most effective. Thanks to these clinical studies, there is no doubt that, regarding results, Zerona has a distinct advantage over other body contouring treatments.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of Zerona can last up to a lifetime. As with any body contouring treatments or procedures, future weight gain can happen. When you consume more calories than your body burns within a given period, the excess energy is stored within your fat cells. The more weight that you gain, the more your fat cells will expand.
However, if you eat a calorie-neutral diet, you can maintain the results of treatment for the rest of your life. Luckily, if you’re good at listening to your body, you don’t need to worry about maintaining your weight. When it is not bombarded with artificial foods and beverages, it doesn’t crave things it doesn’t need. It will crave moderate portions of nutrient-rich foods and tell you when it is full.
The Zerona Advantage: Rapid Treatment
Some body contouring treatments take an hour per treatment site. If you’re trying to treat your chest, abdomen and back, you’re in for a long day. At SilMedica in San Antonio, TX, we respect your time and understand its value.
If your time is limited, Zerona is the body sculpting method for you. Rather than scheduling time off of work to sculpt your ideal body, you only need 20 minutes out of your day per treatment site. Since there is no anesthesia, you can drive yourself back to work and continue with your daily routine.
The Zerona Advantage: No Cellular Death
It seems like everyone vilifies fat cells. However, like so many other parts of life, things aren’t so black and white. There’s nothing wrong with being dissatisfied with your body fat distribution. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to perfect your aesthetic, improve your self-confidence and enjoy life more in your attractive body. But you don’t have to kill fat cells to do it.
Cellular death can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful. This is particularly true when using hot lasers. Your fat cells are important for several critical bodily functions. For instance, the unattractive white fat cells so many people hate support the body’s immune system. Fat cells also regulate your blood sugar and play an important role in reproductive health.
The Advantage of Zerona Over WarmSculpting
Not all lasers are created equally. While both Zerona and WarmSculpting use lasers to address excess adipose tissue, that’s about where the similarities end. Zerona uses cold lasers, while WarmSculpting uses hot lasers. WarmSculpting simply doesn’t provide the same results as a Zerona treatment session.
One of the most distinct advantages of low-level laser technology is that it does not damage the surrounding soft tissue. With WarmSculpting, you run the risk of burning your skin. Also, while WarmSculpting is comparable to Zerona regarding treatment time (25 minutes compared to 20 with Zerona), it takes several months to see the results of treatment.
The Advantage of Zerona Over Liposuction
Zerona may have started out as an adjunct to liposuction, but there is no doubt this treatment is the perfect alternative to the invasive fat removal procedure. Liposuction requires an extensive recovery process. It also results in swelling, bruising, damage to surrounding soft tissue and the death of fat cells.
The most distinct advantage Zerona has over liposuction is that it targets fat cells with LLLT (low-level laser technology). This non-invasive approach requires no downtime or recovery before you can go about your day. There are no compression garments or other restrictive bandages to wear after treatment. There is also no expensive anesthesia required.
How Should I Prepare for Treatment?
Luckily, there isn’t a lot you need to do to prepare for a Zerona treatment session. All you need to do is what you should do to maintain your health, anyway. Take care to stay hydrated by drinking at least half a gallon of water daily. Get at least 2.5 hours of exercise weekly. Eat a healthy diet and keep your blood pressure within a healthy range.
Drink Enough Water
In the two weeks preceding and proceeding your treatment, it is absolutely critical that you drink at least eight cups of water daily. If you’re more active, try to drink a gallon of water per day. Adequate hydration is essential for your overall health. Dehydration has a particularly negative effect on your skin health, circulatory system and lymphatic system.
Get Enough Exercise
Exercise is another pre-treatment step you should already be taking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), you should at least walk briskly 30 minutes daily, five days a week.
Regarding the Zerona Z6 laser treatment, there are several reasons why you should exercise. First, regular exercise ensures your circulatory system is running strong and your blood pressure is at a healthy level. Second, it ensures your lymphatic system is running smoothly.
Eat a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet is critical for the rapid, dramatic success of treatment and lifelong results. Depending on your current and goal weight, you may want to eat at a calorie deficit. If you’re at your ideal weight, you should eat a calorie-neutral diet.
Regardless of how many calories you are consuming, make sure they provide high nutritional value. Make sure at least one meal incorporates water-rich foods, like carrots, blackberries, peaches and honeydew melons. The foods you eat should also be very nutrient-dense, like fruits, veggies and legumes.
Keep Your Blood Pressure Within a Healthy Range
In the two weeks before and treatment, it is important that you keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. Do not smoke before or after treatment. Cigarettes and other tobacco products contain nicotine, which elevates your blood pressure. When your blood pressure is too high due to constricted blood vessels, oxygen and nutrients can’t circulate throughout your body properly.
You should also avoid alcohol, caffeine pills, spicy foods and too much salt. Alcohol and caffeine pills elevate your blood pressure while acting as a diuretic. Diuretics cause your body to flush out essential nutrients while dehydrating you. Spicy foods elicit an inflammatory response within your body and excessive sodium increases venous blood pressure.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Another advantage of this revolutionary cold laser system is it is safe on every skin type, tone and texture. However, body contouring may not be right for you at this time. If you are over 30 pounds away from your goal weight, hold off on treatment until you are closer to your ideal body mass.
You should also hold off on treatment if you have an active bacterial, viral or skin infection within two weeks of treatment. It’s important that your body has plenty of time to protect and heal itself before it diverts its energy to its lymphatic system and flushing out the contents of its fat cells.
What If I’m Nowhere Near My Goal Weight?
If you’re not within 30 pounds of your goal weight, that’s okay. We offer several medical weight loss options to help you get into a normal BMI range. For instance, we offer HCG boosters to change your relationship with food and lose weight quickly and safely.
What Is HCG?
HCG, also known as human chorionic gonadotropin, is a protein-based hormone commonly known as the “pregnancy hormone.” This is the hormone detected by at-home pregnancy tests to identify pregnancy. However, this hormone isn’t just for fertile women. It can also jumpstart the production of testosterone in men.
Both HCG and testosterone play a critical role in appetite regulation and metabolism. The results of the HCG diet are so dramatic because you’re burning more calories throughout the day due to your elevated metabolism. Simultaneously, you’re not as hungry as you once were, so you can easily stick to a very low-calorie diet.
How Does the HCG Diet Work?
The most common method of boosting your HCG blood levels is injection. However, if you are needle-averse, we also offer oral drops, pellets and sprays. More important than the delivery system is sticking to a very low-calorie diet. Most people who follow this diet restrict their calories to 500 filling, nutrient-dense calories daily.
What Can I Eat on the HCG Diet?
The first two days of the HCG diet are known as Phase I, or the loading phase. During this period, HCG supplementation begins, and clients are recommended to eat high-fat foods. This helps the body enter ketosis and makes the diet much easier. During ketosis, your body burns more fat for fuel than carbs. High-fat foods include salmon, almonds, peanut butter and butter.
During Phase II, or the weight loss phase, clients eat between 500 and 1,500 calories daily for three to six weeks. To stay in ketosis, you’ll want to eat low-carb fruits and veggies and high-protein or high-fat foods. Limit your carbohydrate intake. During Phase III, or the maintenance phase, increase your food intake gradually. Avoid starches and sugars for three weeks.
What If I’m Still Not at My Goal Weight?
One of the great things about the HCG diet is that it can be repeated as necessary. For instance, some clients want to lose weight slowly and eat 1,200 calories daily during the weight loss phase. If you go through the three phases and haven’t reached your goal weight yet, you’re in good company. Simply repeat the three phases until you reach a healthy weight.
Other Medical Weight Loss Options
The HCG diet isn’t for everyone. For that reason, we offer several other medical weight loss solutions to help you reach your goal weight and benefit from Zerona. These include GHRH, phentermine, weight loss injections and hormone replacement therapy.
Weight loss injections, for example, encourage your body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. Essentially, they tell your body it is time to enter ketosis. Moreover, these injections elevate the level of testosterone in your body to regulate your appetite. Finally, they tell your body to burn the right type of fat for fuel, leaving brown fat and beige fat untouched.
Discover the Power of the Zerona Laser System for Yourself
Are you sick and tired of your upper abdomen sitting on top of your waistband? Can you clearly see bulges underneath your bra line? Do you feel like excess fat is decreasing your self-confidence and happiness?
If this sounds familiar, we can help. The Zerona laser system is completely safe and extremely effective. To determine definitively if it is right for you, call us at SilMedica in San Antonio, TX today to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.