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Joined: 3 Jun 2011
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Zerona DOES NOT Work!
on 8 Mar 2012
My name is Andrea I'm the office manager at a laser Institute. (For reason stated by our lawyer and this website it is in our best interest not to disclose our exact office location, but I didn't want to hide behind a false name)
We have seen over 2,000 patients between our two clinics and have a 98% satisfaction rate over the last 3 years. As well as an acredited business with the Better Business Bureau. We are in high standings on our local and state boards and have had 100's of people post positive stuff about our results as well as become return patients to further their success. As well as bring family and friends.
We've also been featured on our local news for our outstanding results and patient satisfaction.(which our patients sought out to tell the community about, no one is paid, as that is illegal to do, but we are very blessed to have such wonderful patients)
Here's a little insight about how we handle the procedure.
We give out Zerona's basic rules which are to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day ( which in general most people should do anyways for their overall general health)
We have patients cut out alcohol and caffeine. Reason for this as in any surgery, weight loss procedure, or when working out rigorously those two substances dehydrate you. Not 'can' dehydrate you but WILL so if you want your kindney and liver to be functionally optimally you will need to give up those substances in general. And as seeing those organs are what rid your body of toxins and fat it is needed during this program to quit those substances (and again in general they serve no great health purposes)
Secondly it is Zerona's recommendation to take a Niacin pill. 200 mg. twice a day.NOT a water pill (we've had patients not take them for medical reasons and still lose inches) Niacin is just the vitamin B3. and if you did any research on this a lot of MDs and PCP recommend this daily for many people regardless of a weight loss procedure.
Other than that we recommend for patients to get moderate exercise if they can or wear a compression garment to stimulate the fat cells after the laser session.
As far the basic proticol that pretty much sums it up.
Next when ever we are measuring, as in any field when measuring body mass, are some techinques that help to get accurate results.
- one is to have the person relax their arms and put their backs straight.
(a lot of people are selfconsious while being meausred so it is a tendency to hold in your tummy)
So to get an accurate measurement we have the patient breathe in and let out a big breath to relax the stomach muscles so they arent being held in.
- Also during this time we may have them put their hands out at their sides (airplane wing style) so as to force the patient to be in a relaxed stance and not holding in.
We offer our patients a wide range of other things to do at our office, such as diets/cleanses to help rid the body of any visceral fat around the organs (the laser does not effect this fat, its the fatty tissue around the organs can cause a "pregnant" belly look and very often times is hard)
The laser is designed to go 630 n.m. into the skin so it is only effecting the soft fatty tissue. But we try and be well rounded at our clinc and offer people with different issues different options.
We have a wonderful patient base and have had amazing results. I understand you can not please everyone and that some people feel wronged. I am just stating what we have done in our clinic for years and are very proud to support. There is science behind it, it's been studied and approved. It's used not just in the U.S. but world wide as well.
Everyone has different opinions I'm just stating mine.
Seeing as this is my first time being on here, it will also be my last.
I don't like to dwell on things and live my life worrying about what other people say, but I did want to "clear" my name, because apparently in the past people have felt the need to discredit things I've studied for the past 4 years . (this is called fraudulent misrepresentation - basically talking about someone to discredit them with no proof) and The doctors that have spent their entire adulthoods on researching and offering the best ways to help their patients.
I am not saying anyone is right or wrong. or that anyone is not entitled to their opinion but I wanted to state the facts as they are and not as they have been interpreted.
Money I understand causes strong reactions from people. As it is said for 1000's of years. It is the root of all evil.
I know because like everyone else I earn my way through life. I drive a 15 year old car with over 180,000 miles, I have my own student loans that will take me years to pay off, I also take care of my grandmother and pay for her medical bills and housing bills. Not to mention my own expenses. I save, I pay my debt off and work hard.
What I'm getting at is not everyone "rips" people off, Some of us really believe in helping people and giving them best we have to offer. Some of us don't work 50 + hours a week to have expensive things, but do it because seeing people happy and get healthy and feel better is something we take pride in. It's nice to go to work everyday and regardless of what is out there you still believe in what you do and what you have learned, but most of all getting the fullfillment of seeing someone cry happy tears at the end of the day and being proud of themselves for it, and having helped them get there.
I understand everyone has different experiences in life. and obviously not all positive. But What I did learn from reading these reviews is that I'm glad my life isn't filled with anger, resentment, or hate. Because as I can see it can consume some people. Negative energy feeds off of it's self which I guess why sites like these can become so popular.
I only wrote on here so I could do what any person who has been wronged feels like they should do and that's speak out. But I don't have the time and more so the energy to live a life focused on negative things.
I wish everyone the best of luck in whatever endevours you all encounter and I hope everyone learns something like what I did today.
God Bless and take care
on 12 Oct 2011
Just another perspective in regards to insurance companies and the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical companies and their agendas. You have to bare in mind they are a business.
I really think this would benefit some people to watch this documentary.
It is a sad truth, that I think is often over looked
on 12 Oct 2011
how is science that has been studied for 20 some plus years fooling people? There are people who devote their entire careers to the study of lasers and how it effects the body in different ways, People have different expertise in different fields.
Someone I would find a "fool" is a person who would try and discredit something they don't fully understand and probably has never worked with. I also find it odd that someone would belittle someone in the medical field because they had different traing. That quote is a fantastic quote and I find it ironic how inappropriate it is for this particular discussion.
Someone once told me, It's people who have little knowledge and understanding or little to say themselves that take the words of others for situtations they are not best suited to speak of.
on 12 Oct 2011
How are they not as trained when I just showed you their education is more extensive in some aspects? you are judging an industry on one doctors response. And your insurance will only approve someone they are in network with because that's how they make money. They dont individualize that for your health they do that for them so they can make a profit.... Seriously I think you need to do a little more research on the insurance industry and doctor's training. Your entire descisions are based on non-truth prejudice.
on 10 Oct 2011
Any doctor who actually cares for his patients would not try and "rip" anyone off. The simple truth is that some doctors in any field just aren't as good as others, It doesnt make the science behind zerona any less true. Anyone or anything could cause different results. But the fact of the matter is by people making remarks saying that the procedure failed because DCs do it, is just simple ignorance. Go look around there are plenty of MDs who do this procedure infact in some states due to laser laws only MD offices can do it. People are dissatisfied with their outcomes, It could be their fault or their doctors, but it is not the technology, it has been being used and fda approved since 1998 this is not something new, just some people are not trained well enough.
its not a money making scheme, this is pure simple science. It just needs to be applied correctly.