Zerona results?

  • annie1964
  • 2 years ago

I paid $3781 dor 12 treatments that did not work, dr will not give me any money back and. this is a hoax and I caution everyine out there to not waste their hard earned money for zerona laser, I have been left with a lump(fat) on my side that I did not have prior to treatment and this is realy bothering me.

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I am now into my 7th treatment, first I lost 1.5 " but after today's treatment I got 1/2" back????? Not sure what to think
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Ashlyn, Thank Heaven you were diagnosed and this flim-flam quackery treatment didn't stall your surgery. Not all examples will be success stories. My letters to the FDA & FTC have gone ignored (even before the Fed shutdown). Until body bags start filling up, the regulatory arm of the government isn't going to protect the citizens from these con artists. Sad, but true....
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This is definitely a waste of money. I went there to get my belly flattened. However, I noticed that my gut didn't go away. They told me I lost inches from my belly though even though I didn't notice a difference. This was in January 2012. Fast forward to a year later, and I find out that my gut (which had gotten bigger) wasn't fat. I had a giant ovarian cyst growing in me. I lost 20 pounds from the surgery, so it must have weighed close to that. They drained 6.5 liters of fluid from me. My stomach is no longer big at all. The issue I have with this though is they lied to me. They said I lost inches from my belly, but that is impossible since I wasn't fat, it was a cyst. So I believe this is nothing but a scam.
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I underwent vaser lipo on my stomach and flanks 2 years ago and since have had an excellent and tight midriff area (small gain in my arms/upper back/chest when I gain a few pounds but fairly easy to lose it with excercise and diet). Last month, I underwent 9 sessions of Zerona and followed the rules: lots of water, sensible diet, workouts. I did lose some circumference around my thighs, but now my waist has visibly increased in size. My stomach has also gotten a little fatter, but I had high def there, so not much. I'm sure that Zerona moved the fat from my thighs and resettled some of it in my waist. This is so disappointing because the fat I lost off my thighs was NOT worth it to change the shape of my body back to not having a defined waist. I've called my surgeon and asked if he can help or recommend something to fix this disaster. I would NEVER recommend Zerona - even if it works, its nothing you can't get without the strict diet/excercise program they put you on for 3 weeks and I would be very careful about redistribution problems if you like the shape of your body or have previously undergone lipo.
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I paid $1000 for 8 sessions, but it was completely a waste of money and time. I would never recommend it to anyone. I did not lose any inch and look exactly the same. Don't waste your money on it if you are reading this.
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I was very skeptical about Zerona, but decided to try it out as nothing else had worked for me. I just finished my 6th treatment yesterday, and have lost several inches. I do the final measurements & pictures on Wednesday, but according to my own measurements I lost 1" from my waist, 3" from my lower waist, 3.5" from my hip region, and 1.25" from each thigh. This was significant for me, a bit more than 1 pantsize. I tried to do as much as possible to help this along , I wore spanx 23hrs/day, dry brushed 2x/day and drank my body weight in ounces, and avoided all fatty food. I did not take any supplements. I have some more I'd like to loose, and am planning on doing this again in the Spring.
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I love how our group buddy, ELAD, is still out there banging the drum that this is a proven, effective medical procedure. Is it really, or just expensive laser light quackery? If you're a potential patient trying to determine which category, continue researching further to draw your own conclusions. If you're an ex-patient who was recently fleeced by this scam, then become an activist. It's the only way to get the FDA's attention before several thousand victims lose their hard-earned money with this trickery and Voo-Doo style Bamboozle.
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I am a strength and conditioning coach and try to persuade people as much as possible from having this scam of a procedure done. There is no evidence that waving a red laser (laser pointer wavelength) over the human body will shrink or fracture a fat cell. The so called scientific evidence is only from the companies that sell them. Please post peer reviewed independent studies if they exist. This is a complete scam.
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Lyric, You totally get it. Yes, you've hit the nail on the head here. The few patience who see positive results obtain those via the water diet and exercise regiment prescribed during the pretreatment "counseling" session. Any and all credit for the circumstantial weight or mass loss is fully credited to the red laser light show scam of the Zerona machine.
In my case, I had been on a controlled diet and fitness program for weeks prior to starting Zerona treatment. So, after six sessions in two weeks, there was absolutely no measured change. Only after the wasted time and money, did I locate this forum and confirm the suspicions that were building half way through my Zerona sessions. The laser light show is as medically effective as a deck of tarot cards and a Weegie Board.
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So it appears to me that the "inches" lost come from the pills and water they ask you to drink and take. So if the pills assist you with the weight loss what the hell is Zerona really for? Then why would you pay for a procedure that promises inches loss from your body but it needs additional reinforcements to help it work? Does that make sense? It is like having liposuction and then being told the only way it will work is if you touch your toes three times per week....so then what was the liposuction for....all you need to do us touch your toes three times per week for the effect.....
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No, you don't get it. It was medically proven to reduce inches no matter what you do. That's a fact. No one is asking you to be on a diet, you are asked not to take in more than you usually would. People tend to eat more junk food once they are doing the Zerona. It's like being on a diet but eating cup cakes between meals. You lose on the diet but gain it back on the junk you're eating.
Why do you put oil in your car? It is proven to work even if you don't change your oil. But it's not going to run as good as with new oil.
Do you must take the Curva to lose inches? No. Why do we do it? Because it helps the metabolism work faster and clear the fat material away from the body faster which lead to better results.
Think of it like diet and exercise. Some people lose weight by just dieting, some people need the extra push of the workout. But everyone will agree that they complement each other so you will see better results if you do them together.
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Can you please post the Photo's of all the people that you have helped? I know it's not hard to do. So please show us the proof.
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Im for that!!
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Showing a patients photos is not going to change the outcome of anyones procedure since every patients case is different as each patient is effected differently. Also it's a HIPPA violation, if to post any patients picture without their consent. Check out the manudactures web site (sbmi). They explain how the treatment is performed.
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Stan
I have a life. If people claim that they have been helped by Zerona and look great they wouldn't mind posting their photo's. I'm sick of all these people telling me and other's that this procedure works. We keep seeing the same photo's, so this tells me their just using them to claim that this works. Thanks for weighing in on this Stan but I did not ask to see a patient's medical history, duh. So you get a life I didn't ask for your comments.
Proud to be Irish
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A patients photo's are part of the medical chart and covered under the HIPPA Law. Antyhing done or discussed in the doctor's office is covered under this law.
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Nice results Elad. REALLY nice b / a photo technique. Thank you for sharing. And for stating that you have patient consent so not to violate HIPA. (something that Irish obviously knows nothing about and does not want to learn) thanks again!
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Stan I know you have to consent to photo's. And I know you can't ask about people medical records. I don't know where you get off saying I don't. What I did was ask for Elad to post photo's and he or she did. It seems you know a little bit about nothing. As I have seen you beating someone else on here down. I bet your a small man, like you have the small man syndrome. Grown up, or I guess you can't.

Irish and proud of it.
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Stan

Are you working for Elad? Are you Elad? FIrst the regulation you are referring to is not HIPA but HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

Cosmetic surgeons often ask very satisfied patients to release their before and after photos. This explicit written permission by the patient allows the doctor to use these before and after photos and satisfies HIPAA requirements. Frankly in studying the before and after images posted on Elad's website, it is my opinion that these are very unimpressive nonresults. Many of the image do not have the two halves of the patient that are being compared lined up correctly. This appears to account for any apparent difference in these images. In my opinion they reveal no difference in the pre and post images. It is important to understand that this practice has put up what they consider to be the very best results they have. This is consistent with every thing that we now understand regarding the Zerona laser, which in my opinion, is that the laser does nothing. For those further interested in this topic, on my website I have a posted blog that reviews all the literature that has been published on this topic (search on my name and zerona). It is my opinion that this product is not supported scientifically. Rather than flaming me for my opinion on this, I recommend that those of you who are still making a living performing this service to the public consider your exit strategy.

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Hi Dr.
Thanks for educating Stan. He was telling me what I know and don't know. I'm so happy that a real Dr. is helping the public not get scammed out of their money. I also thought the photo's seemed produced. Meaning they didn't quite look like people really lost the fat. I had seen an advertisement in our local paper, I'm around Pgh Pa. telling brides to come and so they can look their best. Then they went to the bridesmaids, then onto family members. Do you think a class action suit will stop these people? I was lucky, I contacted Zerona and got hold of the inventor. He promised me free treatments or my money back. I asked for the money but it took since last July to get it. I got most of it back. He claimed he paid me out of his pocket because I was in a financial bind. Really. Your thoughts.

Irish
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I did zerona in NYC and had amazing results. I don't have pre and post measurements because we didn't bother to take them. The results were so clear in the mirror my Scale and the way my clothes fit. I have gone from a size 27 to a 26,I lost 3 pounds of fat and it all cam from my butt and thighs were I have never ever been able to lose weight from. I can wear leggings for the first time In my life. The only change in diet I really made was to cut out alcohol which does not account for the change. Maybe you are all going to bad drs ? Plus I bought a groupon so I only paid 700 for 6 sessions. I would say this was literally the best money I have ever spent.
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PROCEDURE IS A SCAM!!! DO NOT DO IT. They will suck the money out of you
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I spent over 3,000 on this and it did not work - I started with 6 sessions and was told I needed more - so I spent more. I was silly. I now pay $94 per month for a yoga membership and watch what I eat and I am getting great results. The Zerona experience was the reinforcement of "no shortcut". On a positive note, I did enjoy the rest on the table, but a complete waste of money on the inch loss goal.
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