FAQs

SculpSure Frequently Asked Questions

  • SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells without surgery.

  • SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.

  • Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, you may wish to have additional treatments based on your desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.

  • Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well tolerated.

  • Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

  • Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.

  • There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.

  • The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller, but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.

Zerona Frequently Asked Questions

  • Zerona® low level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquify) the fat within the cell. The liquefied fat moves from inside the cell, through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane, to outside the cell where it waits in 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.

  • Yes. There is no risk involved in using the Zerona® low-level laser therapy. It is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction, lipodissolve, as well as other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which relies on heating the tissue causing 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, causes no bruising or scarring, and has zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used, and you can resume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

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

  • Yes. After the ZERONA® treatment, in conjunction with following the recommended guidelines for success, we saw an average loss of 3.64 inches reported.

  • 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.

  • Long-term results are seen when maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen. ZERONA® is especially ideal for 2 types of people: those following a healthy diet lifestyle who want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop body fat % OR those who want to use the treatment and the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” their slimming efforts.

  • Some can see results after only a few treatment sessionswith looser fitting clothing. Most see the difference after 4-6 sessions.

  • No, with two exceptions. During the 2 week treatment period you can continue your normal activities, except consuming alcohol and caffeine. We strongly recommended committing to and following 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.

  • 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. You will be met by your physician 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, pain, swelling or any discomfort. This is a symptom-free process.

  • It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Zerona® treatment, it is important to commit to the recommended lifestyle protocol which includes at least 6 treatments, every other day for 40 minutes and not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be uptaken by the fat cells again.

  • 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.

  • Using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum, liposuction removes an entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin. The procedure is invasive. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the ZERONA® treatment is 100% non-invasive, which uses a low level laser applied externally stimulating fat cells, emulsifying, and releasing fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles, as well as no downtime.

  • 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.

  • The Zerona® treatment can be used effectively on essentially every part of the body where localized fat deposits exist, especially those resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients start with treating the waist, hips, and thighs, which can all be targeted in 1 treatment. Other areas include upper arms, bra-line fat, inner knees, back fat, and buttocks.

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

  • No. ZERONA® treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.

  • 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 physician about any discount programs that may apply.

  • The ZERONA® laser has been used in studies since 2008 and used by physicians in practice since early 2009. The same Erchonia® Low Level Laser technology has been used to safely assist with tumescent liposuction since 2001.

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