"Zerona is really for helping you fit into your clothes," said Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, vice chairman of plastic surgery and director of the Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment at UT Southwestern.
Zerona not supplant traditional liposuction for those needing a more significant contour change, so good candidates should be close to their ideal body weight and a good quality of the skin to good results, he said.
Customized Fat Loss
"I lost two inches on my thighs and hips -. About 2 ½ inches on my hips, my stomach is my real problem area, and I lost almost 3 inches," Ms. Martinez said.
The low-level lasers cause fat cells to lose fat, Dr. Kenkel explained. The body has than that of the naturally by means of absorption or excretion.
"We are a clearinghouse for technology, and we are excited about the data from Zerona," said Dr. Kenkel, whose research focuses on laser treatments.
The lasers are used for many years to manage pain in the joints. Already released data from a previous study on Zerona reported that patients lost an average of 3.64 inches from their waist, hips and thighs combined. For comparison, the control group lost an average of 1/2 inch.