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We strive for providing the latest technology and best treatment available for our patients. We are excited to inform you of some new tools that we have recently acquired.

The newest addition to our office is the Zerona Laser. This technology is used to safely zerona-laser-treatmentcontour the body by removing fat without invasive surgery. Zerona, unlike other procedures, allows the patient to continue their daily activities without interruptions from surgery, pain or wounds. Zerona works by utilizing the Erchonia patented laser (FDA market cleared) to emulsify adipose tissue with then releases 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 averaged a loss of 3.5 inches compared to the placebo group that lost only a half an inch. Check out the Zerona Laser on Vimeo here

Zerona FAQ’s

How does it work?zerona-lipo

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.

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 you will be met by your provider or technician who will position the laser at the desired areas of the body, he/she will step out for 20 minutes while the front of your body is treated and then will return to reset for the backside of your body for an additional 20 minutes. After you are done you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling or any discomfort. This is a symptom –free process except for losing unwanted inches.

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.

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® treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.dr-boluch_ba_26a

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.

dr-boluch_ba_26bIs 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.

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 remove fat and metabolize it which can decrease your results.

What areas of the body can I use Zerona® on?

The Zerona® treatment was proven effective in a double-blind clinical trial on the waist, hips and thighs where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise.dr-branton_ba_36b_0

Is it covered by insurance?

No, Zerona® treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.

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 and 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, scaring and 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.

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 clients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.

Are there any side affects?

A. No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.

How long has the Zerona® laser been used?

The Zerona® has been used in studies since 2008 and has been used by providers in practice since early 2009. The same Erchonia® Low Level Laser technology has been used to safely assist with tumescent liposuction since 2001 as it is proven to cause fat to be released from fat cells immediately prior to liposuction surgery. From this important experience, the Zerona® technique was developed for effective, totally non-invasive body slimming.

Is it effective?

Yes, with the Zerona® treatment and by following the recommended guidelines for success, we saw an average loss of 3.64 inches reported in our clinical trial on the waist, hips, and thighs.dr-taguchi_ba_3

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 that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop 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 and slimmer lifestyle.

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 provider about any discount programs that may apply.

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.

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 2 week Zerona® program.

Is everyone a good candidate for the Zerona® treatment?

Most are good candidates. Even people who are not overweight can lose inches. Be sure to discuss your health background with your provider and ask any questions about your particular areas of concern.

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In order to speed up healing process, pain alleviation, inflammation reduction and much more… we introduce the Low Level Laser! This therapy has been proven to aid in the treatment of various conditions. Here are the most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q. What is low-level laser therapy (3LT®)?PLT_Front_View_On
A. Low-level laser therapy is the use of low intensity photonic energy as a treatment modality.
Q. How does Low-Level Laser (3LT®) work?
A. Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy, with the three primary reactions being, reduction of inflammation, cell regeneration, and increased blood flow.
Q. What is it used for?
A. The potential applications of low-level laser are almost limitless, however; to date Erchonia has received market clearance for Neck and Shoulder Pain, this in combination with Chiropractic treatment, has helped patients continue with their active lifestyle without the use of medications. Erchonia continues to conduct clinical trials on other applications.
Q. What are the benefits of low-laser therapy?
A. Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective modality that has been proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema, and promote healing.
Q. How safe is low-level laser therapy (3LT®)?
A. Low level laser therapy has is very safe; the only general precaution is the use of special filtering glasses when a class 3B laser is in use (this is not what we use in the office.)
Q. How deep into the tissue can laser light penetrate?
A. The depth of penetration is dependent on multiple factors including mass and density, however since low-level laser has been proven in clinical studies to effect subcutaneous cells; the point is low-level laser, does penetrate; as opposed to the heat lamp devices that do not.
Q. What the difference is between pulsed vs. constant wave?
A. Like their names imply, constant wave is a continuous emission of laser energy, without disruption, for the length of time the device is ON.  Pulsed wave is controlled breaks in the wave, at predefined and programmed intervals.
Q. What is hertz as it relates to low-level lasers?
A. The predefined, controlled breaks in the laser emission, measured by the number of breaks per second, equals hertz.
Q. Is low-level laser therapy painful?
A. No, most people do not feel anything.  For those that have reported a feeling, it is nothing more than a slight tingling.
Q. How is low-level laser therapy administered?
A. The mechanics of low low-level laser therapy is administered is based on the indication for use; however, the general process is the probe containing the laser diode(s) are held in place or moved gently over the treatment area at a distance of anywhere from 4” – 12.”
Q. How long does it take for the laser to heal or improve a condition?
A. This is dependent of the application; however, progress is immediately evident.
Q. What clinical studies have been conducted using low-level laser?
A. Erchonia has sponsored numerous clinical trials and continues to promote low-level laser as a modality through ongoing research.  To see the completed study results and the on-going study progress, click here.
Q. Is low-level laser therapy FDA market cleared?
A. The FDA clears for market devices and specific indications for use, this is sometime referred to by persons outside the FDA as “FDA Approval”, although it is a term unacceptable to the FDA.  All Erchonia devices have received a FDA market clearance or were self-certified in accordance to FDA regulation.
Q. Are Erchonia low-level laser devices tested to ensure safety?
A. Erchonia Corporation develops, designs, and manufactures devices in accordance to both FDA and International Standards for Medical Device Quality Standards.  Prior to release to production, finished devices are tested to Medical Safety Standards for Laser Controls, EMC, and Safety.
Q. Are there any conditions which would prevent me from low-level laser treatment?
A. There are no code regulated contraindications; however, since there are no long term evaluations on certain conditions, Erchonia does not recommend use on pregnant women or persons with a pace maker.
Q. Does low-level laser therapy cause heat damage or cancer in the tissue?
A. No, low-level laser by virtue of design is non-heat producing and does not alter the cell structure.  The laser irradiation is non-ionizing, meaning it does not collect in the tissue.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Some persons have reported a sense of deep relaxation that may cause drowsiness.
Q. Are there any complications to the treatments?
 A. There are no known and / or published adverse effects of low-level laser therapy.

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