The Latest Fat-Burning Lasers
New weapons in the battle against the bulge
-Paige Herman Axel
Unfortunately, diet and exercise can only go so far for some people, but if you’re looking to get rid of those last few stubborn pounds, there’s a new non-invasive treatment that could be just what the doctor ordered. It’s called Zerona, and it may be able to help you slim down your thighs, stomach and legs – without feeling a thing.
Zerona works like this: You lay on a table at your doctor’s office and an octopus-looking arm zeros in on the treatment area and emits a painless low-level, or cold laser energy. It is believed that the laser breaks down the fatty tissue so it can be eliminated naturally from the body. After treatment, you can resume your normal activities so it’s truly downtime-free. Doctors recommend six Zerona treatments over a period of two weeks for maximum results, and you can lose up to five inches. Each treatment can take from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the area to be treated, and the series of treatments will set you back a few thousand dollars (prices vary from doctor to doctor, and region to region). At this time, you can find doctors offering Zerona in most major metropolitan areas, and you can search for a doctor near you at findzerona.com.
But before you dial up your doctor and make an appointment, there are a few things you should know. First, despite being cleared by the FDA, I’ve read some mixed reviews from both doctors and patients, so buyer beware. If you book a consultation with a doctor, ask them about the results they’ve been able to achieve, and ask to see before-and-after pictures. Also, keep in mind that long-term results and side effects are not yet known, so it’s possible you may need follow-up treatments in order to maintain results.