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Posted on 08-16-2016

Coolsculpting Vs Zerona: Which One To Choose?

*Results and patient experience may vary.

What is Zerona?

Providing non-surgical body slimming of hips, thighs and waist, Zerona is a low-level laser device that opens microscopic pores in fat cells to allow release of fatty acids and triglycerides. Once released, the body's natural metabolic processes remove excess fat from the body.  The FDA cleared Zerona in 2010 as a Class II medical device offering aesthetic treatments for reducing the circumference of thighs, waists and hips.  Clinical trial subjects participating in Zerona studies averaged a loss of 3.5 inches compared to a loss of only .68 inches in placebo group subjects.

Zerona's low-level laser technology emulsifies fat that must be eliminated by the body before it is reabsorbed by fat cells. To enhance effectiveness of Zerona's ability to reduce circumference of your thighs, waist and hips, patients should increase their water intake, engage in moderate exercise or receive lymphatic massage therapy to promote metabolization of released fat. Ideal candidates for Zerona treatments are those with body mass indexes between 20 and 30 BMI. 

*Results and patient experience may vary.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a selective cryolipolysis procedure that eliminates fat cells by freezing them. Following a CoolSculpting procedure, fat cells start to implode and die. Freezing fat cells requires temperatures higher than those needed to freeze surrounding tissues. Consequently, CoolSculpting allows doctors to target only fat cells for crystallizing and shrinking them. Once fat cells shrink to a certain point, they are absorbed and eliminated by the body.

*Results and patient experience may vary.

What to Expect During Treatment with Zerona

Lasting about 40 minutes, a Zerona session consists of your doctor positioning a special laser device over your problem areas to begin the process of shrinking fat cells. During this time, you can read or just relax, since Zerona treatments are painless and free of side effects. No downtime is indicated with Zerona. After completing treatment, you can go about your normal daily activities.

*Results and patient experience may vary.

What to Expect During Treatment with CoolSculpting

Targeted areas are covered with a gel pad and controlled-cooling applicator cup during a CoolSculpting treatment. You will feel numbing, intense cold as the applicator starts freezing fat cells. You may also feel a tugging or pinching sensation as the  cup works like a vacuum to bring fat cells closer to the applicator. People undergoing CoolSculpting treatment report the sensation isn't exactly painful but it is uncomfortable.

*Results and patient experience may vary.

Benefits of Zerona Over CoolSculpting

Zerona does not cause any bruising, swelling, scarring or numbness during or after treatment. While CoolSculpting produces areas of swelling, bruising and redness for several days following treatment, Zerona's method of eliminating fat cells relies on low-level laser energy rather than cryolipolysis, which does not promote the inflammatory side effects you experience with CoolSculpting. In addition, Zerona can treat people with higher BMIs compared to CoolSculpting candidates.

For information about Zerona or to schedule a consultation, please call 1st Choice Health and Wellness today at %CLIENT_PHONE%.

*Results and patient experience may vary.

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