What is ZERONA?
Arsenault Family Chiropractic Centers in North Hampton, New Hampshire is excited to offer Zerona®, a new body slimming treatment designed to remove fat and reduce inches, and reduce triglycerides with ZERO pain, ZERO surgery and ZERO downtime. Zerona allows you to continue your daily activities without interruption. Request your complimentary consultation today! Call us at (603) 964-1460 or use our online consultation request form.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Zerona
The Science of Zerona®
The Treatment Process
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Zerona®
RESULTS: The average patient loses anywhere from 3.5‐11 inches. Some patients have lost even more.
MEASURABLE: You are measured before and after treatments to verify loss of inches. We also
recommend a unique “tight jean” method of measurement so that you can FEEL the loss experience.
SAFE: No side effects or complications have been reported in relation to a Zerona® treatment.
It is a completely non-invasive, proven procedure that requires no anesthesia. In fact,
some studies have even shown a reduction in the body’s cholesterol levels post-treatment, thus improving the overall well-being of clients.
NO DOWN TIME: You can continue your current weight loss and fitness regimen while undergoing your short series of treatments. Unlike traditional surgical sculpting treatments such as liposuction, the Zerona® laser system lets you be as active as you like to maximize your
CONVENIENT: With just six 40 minute treatments needed, you will see results after your two-week visit. With no recovery from each treatment, you are back to your daily tasks immediately,
with no one being the wiser.
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The Science of Zerona®
Zerona works by using a patented and clinically-proven body slimming technology. This treatment emulsifies the adipose (fat) tissue, which is then released into the interstitial space. The excess fat is passed through the body during its normal course of detoxification.
The Zerona procedure was proven through a double-blind, randomized, multi-site, and placebo-controlled study in which patients, on average, lost 3.64 inches from their waist, hips, and thighs. This result is dramatic compared to the placebo group, which only lost an average of half an inch.
Zerona’s effect on fat cells has been extensively researched since 1998, and unlike other cosmetic devices that promise fat reduction, Zerona is the only device available that does not harm the fat cell. Fat cells play an important role in maintaining hormone and immune system functions, and although eliminating excess fat can improve your health, completely killing the cell can have unwanted side effects.
The remarkable images above demonstrate the low-level laser’s ability to emulsify adipose tissue. The pictures highlight the collapse of the rigid adipose cell and secretion of triglycerides and fatty acid from the cell.
How Triglycerides and Fatty Acids Escape
These images show the formation of a transitory pore forming in the bi-lipid membrane of an adipose cell. This pore is the direct result of the low-level laser stimulation, and the reason why the triglycerides and fatty acids are able to move into the interstitial space. This pore is not damaging to the cell, and simply serves to allow the fatty content to evacuate the cell.
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The Treatment Process, Step-by-Step
Zerona® is six treatment sessions, administered over a two-week period of time. For added results, discuss additional Zerona treatments with your physician. Zerona is a low-level laser that does not produce heat, it is completely non-invasive, and has never shown any recorded side effects. During the procedure, patients generally feel nothing.
1. Before your first treatment and after your last, your measurements will be taken and recorded.
You can write your measurements in your Zerona® Patient Folder to easily track your success.
2. Remove your clothes, leaving your undergarments or bathing suit on, and lay down on the table wearing the safety goggles. The technician will direct the Zerona® lasers at the target areas.
3. Each treatment is 40 minutes – 20 minutes lying on your back and 20 minutes on your front.
4. For best results, it’s critical to schedule your appointments every other day (three treatments
a week) for two weeks.
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1. How does Zerona work?
Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that the Zerona® low-level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.
2. What can I expect at my appointments?
You can expect 40 minutes to relax, read or do absolutely nothing. The Zerona® treatment is completely painless. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever while being treated. Each treatment, the laser will be positioned at the desired areas for 20 minutes while the front of your body is being treated, then you will turn over and have the backside of your body treated for an additional 20 minutes.
3. What happens if I miss an appointment?
It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Zerona® treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol, which includes at least 6 treatments, every other day for 40 minutes and not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be uptaken by the fat cells again.
4. How is it different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Zerona® laser is a 100% non-invasive treatment that uses a low-level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell to emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia; no gels, creams, numbing agents, or needles; and no pain or downtime.
5. How is it different from other “non-invasive” body slimming techniques?
The Zerona® laser is the only completely safe and effective non-invasive treatment for body slimming on the market today. There is no possibility of injury. No technician will be pushing on you or using any device against your body. You simply lay beneath the Zerona lights.
6. Is there any downtime?
Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
7. Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using Zerona®?
No. During the 2-week treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to shrink fat and metabolize it, which can decrease your results.
8. What areas of the body can I use Zerona® on?
The Zerona® treatment can be used effectively on essentially every part of the body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients start with treating the waist, hips and thighs, which can all be targeted in one treatment. Other areas include upper arms, bra-line fat, inner knees, back fat and buttocks.
9. Is it safe?
Yes, there is no risk involved in using the Zerona® low-level laser therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction, lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced like the Zerona. The Zerona treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising or scarring. During the treatment no anesthesia will be used and you will feel no discomfort. There is no downtime, so you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
10. Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?
Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona® should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Zerona may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.
11. Are there any side effects?
No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.
12. How long do results last?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise, you can expect long-term results. Zerona® is especially ideal for 2 types of people: those who are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to shrink localized pockets of fat or decrease their percentage of body fat, OR those who want to use the Zerona and the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” their slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a healthier weight and lifestyle.
13. Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of Zerona® treatments immediately following your last treatment. Speak to your technician or physician about any discount programs that may apply.
14. How soon after pregnancy can I do it?
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Zerona® treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.
15. How long does it take to begin seeing results?
Some can see results after only a few treatment sessions, as their clothes fit more loosely. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions. Family and friends often notice the difference, too, within the two-week Zerona® program.
16. Is everyone a good candidate for the Zerona® treatment?
Most people are good candidates. Even those who are not overweight can lose inches. Be sure to discuss your health background with your physician and ask any questions about your particular areas of concern.
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