ZERONA® is the only clinically proven, FDA-approved body slimming treatment that removes fat and reduces inches  with ZERO pain, ZERO surgery, and ZERO downtime. Need help looking and feeling your best? Contact Laser Trim  Contours today!  "I have been very impressed with results from ZERONA®. We've treated four staff members who lost  between 2.5" to 4.5" after their treatment series. When treated with an additional six sessions, some  lost as much as 6.8". All had great results!"  -Mark Rubin, M.D.,  Lasky Clinic on ZERONA  Questions we will answer:  What is ZERONA?  What areas can ZERONA treat? Who is a good candidate for ZERONA?  Who is not a candidate for ZERONA?  Could obese patients still use ZERONA as part of an overall lifestyle change to lose  weight?  Why does it not work as well on patients with previous liposuction?  What is the treatment like? Will the treatment be painful? What can I expect of the recovery process? When will I begin to see results?  What will the long-term results be like?  Are there any risks involved? Is ZERONA approved for use in the U.S.?  Will insurance cover this treatment? What are the costs associated with ZERONA?  Why don't patients lose weight? Is there a risk of fat embolism?  Does ZERONA help with skin tightening?  Does ZERONA improve the appearance of cellulite?  Can ZERONA cause cancer?  Why should patients avoid alcohol during the ZERONA process? What is ZERONA?  ZERONA® is a completely new way to treat difficult-to-remove fatty areas of the body. It uses a powerful cool-laser technology toencourage fat  cells to release the fatty tissue, allowing your body to dispose of it in a natural way. The results are comparable to liposuction if patients practice  healthy diet and exercise habits concurrently with treatment. Both overall weight-loss and loss of inches in specific problem areas are possible  with the completely non-invasive ZERONA® laser treatment.   What areas can ZERONA treat?      Abdominal area     Lower back (Love-handles)     Thighs     Buttocks     Upper arms      Neck  Who is a good candidate for ZERONA?  ZERONA is not meant to replace diet and exercise. Indeed, if you do not keep up a good  exercise routine and healthy eating schedule, you could start to regain your lost inches because the treatment doesn't destroy the fat cells, it just 'empties' them. Nor is laser fat removal for  people who need to lose a lot of weight or who have broad areas of fat. The ideal candidate for  ZERONA is someone who has a pocket of fat that he or she hasn't been able to get rid of,  despite a good diet and exercise efforts. Get your free consultation with a medical expert trained and experienced in this new technology at Laser Sleek Contours today to find out how much  you can benefit from ZERONA.  Who is not a candidate for ZERONA?  Individuals who are medically obese or are not prepared to live a healthy lifestyle during and after their ZERONA treatment may not be good  candidates. Because ZERONA doesn't remove fat cells, it is possible that the cells "emptied" by the ZERONA procedure could potentially fill up  again with fatty tissue after the treatment, which is why a commitment to health is important to ZERONA's long-term success. In addition, if you  are pregnant or wear a pacemaker, you may not be a good candidate for ZERONA. Also, if you have ever had liposuction, you might not see as  much improvement as other patients who have not undergone liposuction treatments. Could obese patients still use ZERONA as part of an overall lifestyle change to lose weight?  Yes, clinically obese patients will benefit from ZERONA; however, we cannot guarantee they will experience the  same results as our non-obese patients. To show a significant benefit, we recommend doing two series of six  treatments back to back (12 treatments total). Note that ZERONA will provide a circumferential reduction to the  treated areas but will not treat obesity. However, the significant improvement in body shape over a short period of time can often help motivate patients to commit to a strict diet and exercise program in order to see even greater  results. Why does it not work as well on patients with previous liposuction?  Patients with previous liposuction have had their fat cells mechanically removed. ZERONA works by emptying fat  cells of their content, so ZERONA will not be effective with patients that have only a few fat cells left. Liposuction  also creates a lot of fibrotic tissue, which further hampers results. What is the treatment like?  The entire procedure will consist of six 40-minute treatment sessions over a two-week period with your specialist. During these painless  procedures, you will lie down as the cool-laser shines on (but never actually touches) the skin over your target areas. The laser will open  temporary, small pores in the membrane around each fat cell, liquefying the fatty tissue inside and allowing it to escape into the interstitial area of  the body. Your body will then absorb, metabolize, and eliminate the fat through the lymphatic system. The fat cells are unharmed through this  process, and once relieved of the tissue they contained, they shrink in size, which reduces the mass of your problem areas. Will the treatment be painful?  No. ZERONA is gentle and non-invasive, so no pain is felt during or after the treatment period. What can I expect of the recovery process?  ZERONA doesn't require any recovery time because it is non-invasive and doesn't damage your tissues. There  should be no negative side effects during or after the treatment process that would limit your activities.  However, your specialist may recommend that you stay well hydrated and may prescribe dietary supplements to  provide support to the lymphatic system. When will I begin to see results?  The results of your treatment will begin to show about a week after the treatment session is completed.  What will the long-term results be like?  Your long-term results will depend on your lifestyle. Because ZERONA empties fat cells rather than taking them  out of the body, there is a possibility that the cells could become filled with fat again. Exercising and eating a  balanced diet are key elements of maintaining your successful results. Are there any risks involved?  ZERONA requires no anesthetic, incisions, or dermal trauma. Also there are no true risks associated with it. If you are pregnant or wear a  pacemaker there are complications that could result from treatment with ZERONA that you should discuss with your specialist.  Will I need more than one treatment?  Six treatment sessions are required and are typically done together about 24 hours apart,  to be performed over the course of two weeks. Each session will take around 40 minutes. What makes ZERONA® different from other procedures?  There are many advantages to ZERONA® when compared to other weight-loss treatment  options. ZERONA:      Is completely non-invasive      Doesn't require any healing or recovery time     Is able to treat numerous problem-areas     Uses no anesthetic, pain-killers, needles, or incisions Is ZERONA® approved for use in the U.S.?  Yes. ZERONA was recently approved by the FDA for the safe emulsification (liquefaction) of fat and to reduce overall weight. Four separate  histological studies were performed to assess the efficiency of lasers in fat reduction. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission  electron microscopy (TEM) were used to analyze adipose tissue following the laser treatments. SEM and TEM images revealed the collapse of  adipose arrangements after laser therapy. Thus the studies revealed that the fatty material was effectively evacuated from the cell and moved into extracellular space. The voluminous nature of adipocytes due to the accumulation of fatty material is what gives rise to an enlarged subcutaneous fat region. Will insurance cover this treatment?  No, as with with other cosmetic procedures, ZERONA is not usually covered under major insurance providers.  What are the costs associated with ZERONA?  The six-treatment process usually costs from $1,600 to $1,800 however Medi-Spa of Ocala offers this service at a reduced for new clients. What happens to cholesterol and triglyceride levels post ZERONA?    A study was performed using ZERONA to check cholesterol and triglyceride levels. None of  the patients demonstrated a statistically elevation in their triglycerides and cholesterol levels.  In fact a statistically significant reduction in both low density lipids (LDL) and cholesterol levels  was observed. More research is underway to assess if ZERONA may be a useful medical  therapy in reducing LDL and cholesterol levels. Why don't patients lose weight?   The study performed to validate the efficacy of ZERONA focused on circumferential  measurements of hips, waist and thighs and did not include monitoring the weight of the  patient. SBMI never makes claims that cannot be evidenced in a clinical study. This does not  mean that patients do not lose weight however, just that we have no clinical evidence to back  a weight loss claim. Anecdotal evidence from centers using ZERONA who have been  monitoring weight have noticed that patients saw a reduction both in their weight and in their  total fat percentage. Is there a risk of fat embolism?   No. Fatty embolism occurs when clumps of fat cells enter the bloodstream after trauma (typically from a long bone fracture). ZERONA does not  rupture fat cells. With ZERONA, triglycerides are first processed by the lymphatic system where they are broken down by lipases into free fatty  acid and glycerol before entering the blood stream, so there are no risks of fat embolisms. Does ZERONA help with skin tightening?   There have been no studies specifically looking at the effect of ZERONA.   Anecdotal evidence suggests that patients undergoing ZERONA have  noticed an improvement in skin tone and texture. Does ZERONA improve the appearance of cellulite?   There have been no studies specifically looking at the effect of ZERONA on  cellulite.  Again, anecdotal evidence suggests that patients undergoing  ZERONA have noticed an improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Can ZERONA cause cancer? No. ZERONA uses low levels of light in the visible spectrum (635nm) to  stimulate cells to be more efficient and accelerate the rate of naturally  occurring processes. Low level light therapy has been evaluated for over 40  years, and there has never been any indication that it may cause cancer.  However, because the effects of ZERONA on cancer cells has not been fully  researched, patients with cancer should not be treated. Why should patients avoid alcohol during the ZERONA process?   There are three main reasons why alcohol should be avoided with ZERONA:  a. Alcohol is a diuretic and it is critical that the body stays optimally hydrated throughout the treatment program. b. Alcohol also contains a lot of calories: a 5-ounce glass of red wine packs 100 calories! This directly conflicts with the recommendations of the  program which calls for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. c. Third and most importantly, alcohol is processed as fat by the liver which directly restricts the body's ability to process the newly liberated fat.  Once liberated by ZERONA, the fat that is not used up as energy to fuel the body's normal metabolic needs fat is processed by the liver using  enzymes. The total amount of fat being processed at any given time is limited by the amount of enzymes produced by the liver. Alcohol is  processed as fat by the liver using the same enzymes. So, when the liver is busy processing alcohol, it is not able to process the fat liberated by  ZERONA. Hence more time/treatments are required to achieve results.  © 2012 Laser Trim Contours Johnson Enterprises 916.420.2264