Experiencing excess fat in the body can have more than just an effect on one’s health, though that is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Being overweight can affect one’s whole way of life, decreasing confidence and hampering a social life. The reason why this is such a common problem for millions of people is that diet and exercise sometimes don’t even work to get rid of stubborn fat deposits, particularly if a person is female.
There is now an alternative to lipo that is far safer, less scary, and less expensive that is sweeping the nation.
When diet and exercise are failing a person in their quest to lose weight and inches off of their bodies, many just give up rather than taking the traditional next step in fat removal, which used to be liposuction. This is a procedure that is intimidating to many people, requiring going under the knife in a surgeon’s office, being sedated, and having fat literally sucked out of the body after incisions are made. This can be frightening,which is why so many people have been seeking an alternative to lipo for quite some time now.
The first alternative to lipo came in the form of laser surgery. This doesn’t require any knives, at the very least. In this case, a high powered laser is applied to trouble spots where fat has deposited, typically the thighs, stomach, or buttocks. The laser cuts through the first layer of skin and burns away fat, typically melting it. This was an improvement on liposuction, but far from ideal as it has the possibility of leaving behind unsightly scars and can be a painful process to boot. What is the point in receiving plastic surgery to improve one’s physical appearance if there are scars that still make it embarrassing to go out and flaunt it on the beach?
Finally, the true alternative to lipo has arrived, which comes as a huge relief to all those people who have been seeking a solution to their stubborn fat that won’t budge despite dieting. Women are hard wired to hang onto fat, making stronger means necessary. A new high-powered laser known as the Zerona® system has arrived, which rather than burning the fat simply liquefies it in the subcutaneous layer underneath the skin. The fat molecules are then gently and naturally excreted by the body. This is the best solution, because it is painless, doesn’t leave scars, and there is no need to go under the knife.
How does laser work? The low level laser therapy emitted by the laser causes the fat contained in the fat cell to liquidfy. The laser causes the fat cell membrane to become temporarily porous, allowing the liquefied fat to leave the cell and accumulate in the interstitial space around the cells. There is no damage to the cell membrane and after 48 hours the pores close up. Once the fat is in the interstitial space, the body via the lymphatic system naturally removes it. Of course this is where the system shines with nutritional support, percussive lymphatic massage, re-hydration therapy, and more.
How much can I expect to lose? Everyone is different, so results will vary. The success of the treatments depends on your body’s ability to detoxify emulsified cellular debris. Therefore, not all patients will obtain the same outcome at the end of the two-week therapy. In double-blind, randomized, multi-site, placebo-controlled clinical trials that tracked the circumferences of patient’s waist, hips, and thighs, the average total loss was 3.64 inches, up to a maximum of 9.5 inches, compared to a placebo group that only lost a half inch. From our clinical experience, the more treatments received, the more inches lost.
Who can receive treatment? You may not be a good candidate for the treatments simply because you want to lose weight. During our doctor’s thorough examination, it will be determined if you’re a good candidate for the program and if weight loss will improve your health. If you’re a candidate for the program, the doctor will determine a treatment and nutritional protocol that is best for your body.
Are there any risks? There are no known risks associated with low-level laser therapy. This treatment causes no discomfort before or after the treatment.
Is the procedure painful? Treatment is painless and requires no surgery, no anesthesia, no needles, no recovery, no healing, and no downtime.
What will the treatment be? Typically, you will receive six 40-minute laser treatments during one, two-week period. Additionally, you will receive nutritional support and other take home instructions for optimal results. Programs vary depending on the patient’s needs and goals. Often a patient will be so thrilled with the results that they will want another session.
Will the program get rid of cellulite? This program reduces contours due to excess fat, not cellulite. We may recommend additional treatments such as Endermologie or deep tissue massage to help breakdown the fibrous adhesions common to cellulite.
Will the fat deposit “elsewhere?” Fat removed by the laser is metabolized and removed by the body. There is no evidence that this fat deposits elsewhere.
Can I just use the laser instead of dieting? The procedure is not a program for losing weight or a cure for obesity. The Zerona® laser is a fantastic way to get rid of inches in specific problem areas – stomach, thighs, buttock, arms, and chin. This is not the best way to lose weight all over the body. It is a great way to ‘kick-start’ a lifetime change toward better health, including good nutrition and proper exercise.
Can the fat return? This is a very common question and a very simple answer. The Zerona® laser itself does not obliterate or remove the fat cells from the body. When the fat leaves the cells, the cells remain intact and collapse to their ‘unloaded’ size. This is that same thing that occurs when you are exercising (burning calories) and watching what you eat (controlling calories you eat). If poor diet and lifestyle habits continue and greater calories are consumed than expended from exercise, the body will store the excess calories and the fat cells may begin to retain fat again. So the short answer is “yes” fat can return, if you are consuming more calories than you burn.
How many treatments can I do? This should be discussed with your Practitioner. Many patients return for second, third, fourth, and more series of treatments to focus on different areas to lose even more inches. There have been no contraindications or side effects found from continued treatments.
Why do some people lose more inches than others? The physiological ability to process fat has genetic variability from person to person. Variations included function of the lymph and digestive system as well as possible metabolic abnormalities. Your doctor will work with your individual case to help achieve optimum performance within the parameters of your given physiological makeup.
When can I expect to see results? Typical results in decrease of body circumference are seen about one week after completion of your treatment. However, some individuals may see results almost immediately and some individuals may not experience decrease of body circumference or weight loss at all.
What signs of change may I notice during my treatments? Some physiological changes can occur during your program. Initial changes are typically noted beginning around the first week and may include changes in stool including lightening of color, loosening of texture, and floating. This is due to the increased fat content of the stool as the body rids the fat via the digestive tract.
Upon palpation, superficial body fat may begin to feel softer or more ‘liquid’ during the program. Also, finding and tracking the size and texture of any ‘fat nodules’ or lipomas in field of treatment may be a useful monitor of initial change.
Due to the hydration aspect of the program, some patients may feel bloated during the first week of hydration. Drinking plenty of water is so important for flushing out the fat that has leaked from the cell and for lymphatic stimulation.
Why do you take my measurements? In order to accurately gauge your loss of body circumference in inches, it’s important to take accurate measurements. These are taken at specific anatomical sites before the first treatment, after the final treatment, and one week after the final treatment is completed. We also highly recommend before and after pictures of targeted areas. All these steps allow both the doctor and the patient to have accurate pre and post data – the pictures in particular, have proven to be very effective. This is the most objective (it doesn’t depend on how you feel) way to assess your progress.
Do the treatments increase toxins in my system? During a large study, liver panels were taken pre and post and no changes were shown. Among its 500 or so functions, the liver is one of the body’s major detoxification pathways and any increase in toxins would show as an increase in liver activity.
Are there any other changes from the treatment besides loss of fat? During a large study, it was shown that Cholesterol and triglyceride levels were normalized. This means that people who were 10 points high tended to drop 10 points and people who were 100 points high tended to drop 100 points. Also noted are skin improving changes. The laser has been FDA approved for wound healing.
CURVA™ contains a unique blend of active ingredients designed to assist the body in removing and properly processing fat released during ZERONA® treatments. Once released, the fatty material is absorbed by lymphatic vessels and transported to local lymph nodes. From there, the material is released into the circulatory system so the debris can be safely processed by the liver.
Designed to ensure the lymphatic and circulatory systems and the liver are functioning at optimal levels, CURVA™ possesses a natural blend of Niacin and Ginkgo Biloba. Niacin is a powerful oxidant that helps support the mitochondria by supporting the electron transport chain that is the major photochemical target of the ZERONA®. Ginkgo Biloba is a beneficial vasodilator that increases blood flow to the treatment area. Increased blood flow enhances the transportation of nutrients to the cell and promotes a stable ,intracellular environment.
Other active ingredients in CURVA™:
Along with natural Ginkgo Biloba and Niacin, CURVA™ contains Green Tea Extract and L-Carnitine to promote a healthy, stable immune system and support the transportation of fatty acids into the mitochondria so that fatty-acid oxidation can occur.
CURVA™ Directions to be used with ZERONA® Protocol:
- Take one CURVA™ capsule twice daily (AM/PM) prior to meals
- Begin taking one week prior to initiating ZERONA® treatments
- Take CURVA throughout the two-week ZERONA® procedure
- Continue taking for one week after ZERONA® procedure has ended