The information on this page is the product of extensive scientific research into the effects of Erchonia® lasers on adipocytes. All the research on this site, including SEM, MRI, and TEM, was performed using this specific laser technology.

The Erchonia® laser is a patent-pending technology with a variety of practical applications. On these pages, you will see, through the use of time lapse photography, how these treatments actually empty live fat cells.

Cold and Low Level Laser Treatment Technology

Zerona® is the world’s first noninvasive, nonsurgical body contouring procedure. It removes excess fat with zero risk and without the side effects often associated with traditional body contouring procedures. Zerona® is built on the same cold laser technology that was developed by Erchonia®. It is able to emulsify fat, allowing it to move into interstitial space.

The technology was initially developed as an aid in tumescent liposuction procedures, but it was discovered that cold laser treatment by itself was able to help patients shed inches off their waists, hips, and thighs.

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Zerona®’s cold laser technology was also shown to have the exclusive ability to release the contents of fat cells but leave capillaries and other types of cells in the interstitial space fully intact. The disruption of the cell membrane in the fat cells results in the release of the cell’s contents. The membrane disruption is known as a transitory pore and is the direct result of stimulation by a low level laser.

Prior to being exposed to the laser, fat cells maintain a consistent cluster shape. Within minutes of being exposed to a low-level laser, fat cells start developing transitory pores. The pores facilitate the evacuation of the contents of the cell into extracellular space. Once the fat cells have been emptied, they are then released into interstitial space, where they can then be eliminated by the body through the normal process of detoxification.

A randomized, double-blind, multisite study that included a placebo control group showed the Zerona® procedure to be a highly effective, completely noninvasive procedure for body contouring. Patients who had the procedure lost 3.64 inches off the circumferences of their waists, hips, and thighs on average. The placebo group lost a small fraction of that — about half an inch on average.

Zerona® cold laser therapy represents a safer alternative to surgeries that can result in swelling, bruising, and tissue damage. Zerona® eliminates the need for bandages or anesthesia, since it is completely noninvasive and pain free. Similar noninvasive procedures can cause a degree of discomfort owing to the need to heat the tissue to be effective. This is not an issue with Zerona®, since the tissue does not need to be heated for the treatment to work. Patients are able to resume their normal routines immediately with no recovery time.

Applications of Zerona®

Zerona®’s noninvasive body contouring treatment utilizes the Erchonia® Laser scanner. Erchonia®’s multisite clinical tests used to validate the effectiveness of the process centered on fat cells in the abdominal, hip, and thigh areas. These are the target areas for which the use of Zerona® has been approved. The procedure is done in a doctor’s office and takes approximately 20 minutes per side. Patients lie down comfortably while five lasers are simultaneously applied to the target areas.

Thousands of people have had the Zerona® procedure with the results being an average loss of 3.64 inches from the waist. That is the equivalent of going down a size or better with no effort beyond relaxing for 40 minutes, several times a week.

We invite you to consider Zerona® for your fat loss needs. It is a proven effective alternative medical solution with benefits far beyond those of more traditional procedures with new advancements being made all the time. We recommend that you consult with your physician before trying any new course of treatment. When you have done that, we look forward to hearing from you and working with you to achieve your fat loss goals.