Is Zerona a One-time Treatment or is It a Series?

How many treatments are recommended?

Doctor Answers 8

Zerona fat reduction laser uses a series of treatments

The effects of Zerona on the fat cells lasts for about 72 hours. The low level laser is used for non-invasive body contouring instead of liposuction or Smartlipo. Zerona makes the fat cell membrane "leaky" and fat leaks out of the cells.

This change lasts for about 72 hours after the treatment. So we treat every 2nd or 3rd day to keep the fat cells in this state for maximum fat reduction. Usually, the treatment time is two weeks but I have had many patients take more treatments for more improvement.

San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Number of treaments required for Zerona

Although a new technology, the current reccomendation is that you should get six treatments total over a two week period of time. Each treament  takes about 40 minutes.

Barry E. DiBernardo, MD
Montclair Plastic Surgeon
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Zerona treatments

Typical Zerona treatment consists of a series of  six treatments total over a two week period of time. Each treament  takes about 40 minutes and there is no discomfort (you can talk on the phone or read a magazine while it is being done).

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Zerora is a series of treatments

Zerona requires a series of treatments.  We require our patients to come in for 6 treatments over a course of 2 weeks.  (So you need to come in 3x/week).   In addition, our patients are put on supplements and are required to diet and exercise for 30 minutes/day over the course of treatment. There is no downtime. 

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

Zerona treatments are performed in a series of 6 treatments

Zerona treatments are performed with 6 treatments in a period of 2 weeks.  Each session takes approximately 40 minutes.  In addition to the treatments, exercise, diet and supplements are recommended.  No pain is involved with the treatments.

Sanjay Grover, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 224 reviews

Zerona treatments over a 2 week period are recommended

Zerona treatments are multiple. Usually 6 treatments spaced out over a 2 week period. Each session takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes and does not require anesthesia. It is a great alternative for non-invasive body contouring.

Andrew P. Trussler, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Is Zerona a one time Treatment or a series?

The recommendation is for six 40 minute treatments spread out over a two week period. This is based upon the science of this low level laser that makes the fat cell more porous so that the fat leaks out. My patients drink 8 glasses of water each day, take a vitamin supplement, walk for 30 minutes every other day and some wear an elastic garment around their waist. We are seeing 4-6 inch loss of in the waist,hips and thighs within this two week period.

Joel B. Singer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
3.4 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Zerona is a series of treatments

The recommended treatment regimen for Zerona is a series of treatments occuring every other day.  The minimum number of treatments recommended is 6, but the patients who do respond are often most satisified after 9-12 treatments.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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