Erchonia’s Zerona Laser

How does the 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 these photoreceptors, 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 the 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 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.

We also offer nutrition plan options that go with the Zerona treatment. For more information, give us a call today at: (206) 324-2225