Can You Achieve Faster Fat Loss with a Laser?
“There I was, running a gym and 30 pounds overweight. I felt like a hypocrite every day. As a former bodybuilder and MMA fighter, I knew what I had to do to get in shape, but because of my age it just wasn’t working like it used to,” he says. Anxious to get a little help, he decided to try Zerona, which promises to blast off stubborn fat cells and sculpt a smaller, firmer body. (Hey, we already know lasers can do wonders for your skin.) In addition to the thrice-weekly laser treatments that last about 30 minutes, Dan says he was instructed to eat a low-carb diet, drink lots of extra water, and keep to his regular exercise routine. Initially, he was skeptical. But as he started to see results, he became a believer, he says.
Who Can Try Laser Lipo
You also need to have enough time in your schedule to commit to multiple sessions each week for several weeks. The Zerona website recommends not going more than 72 hours between treatments for best results.
Laser fat-removal therapies are not recommended for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, or for people who have pacemakers. The laser also won’t address any underlying metabolic, hormonal, or other physical issues that may have caused the weight gain, so you should see your doctor first, Dr. LePort cautions.
How Laser Fat Removal Works
What It Feels Like
Afterward, however, you may feel something. Because the laser is causing your fat cells to release their contents into your bloodstream, you may feel a little tired, woozy, or sick afterward, particularly if you’re not drinking enough water. “The water is key to flushing the fat and toxins out of your system,” she adds. (Water is good for literally everything.)
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So, Does Laser Lipo Work?
A small clinical trial of the Zerona laser, sponsored by the manufacturer, found that patients lost an average of an inch off their waist and hips and an additional two centimeters from each leg. However, most of the patients regained at least some of the inches just two weeks after stopping the treatment. The FDA had enough faith in the treatment to approve it for general use in the U.S.
Dan is definitely a happy customer. “In just two months of Zerona treatments I’ve dropped 35 pounds, 8 inches off my waist, and 10 percent body fat!” he says. Dr. LePort agrees that patients can see impressive results, saying that it’s very successful when it comes to fat sculpting and body reshaping. (You know what else does that? Strength training.)