Non-Invasive Fat-Loss Laser

Zerona Laser FAQ

How does the Zerona laser work?

The Zerona laser produces a low-level, or cold, output that has no thermal effect on the body’s tissue (you can’t even feel it). FDA-approved for both efficacy and safety, the non-invasive Zerona laser helps the body absorb and process fat by stimulating biological function.

Because the laser is a coherent light source, the photons move in a uniform-parallel manner and are not scattered like light from other light sources; therefore, depth penetration past the skin is far greater with the laser than from any other light source.

Is the laser FDA approved?

Yes. Erchonia submitted the results of its successful clinical trial and the laser was granted market clearance by the FDA in August 2010 for the non-invasive circumferential reduction of the waist, hips and thighs.

What does the Zerona laser do to fat?

As fat congregates in interstitial spaces of cells for a certain amount of time, the Zerona laser stimulates the photo-receptors in each cell. The photo-receptors absorb photons at 635nm, and by exciting these photoreceptors, the Zerona is able to stimulate the excess fat to leave the cell, producing a beneficial clinical effect. It does not destroy the cell or the fat.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects; no pain, discomfort or recovery time of any kind. The Zerona laser is completely non-invasive.

How was Zerona tested?

Zerona was tested in a double blind, randomized, multi-site and placebo-controlled study which revealed that in two weeks of trials with the Zerona laser—without surgery, diet restrictions, supplements or any other adjuncts—patients lost an average of 3.65 inches from their waists, hips and thighs.

At the end of two weeks, 63 percent of the patients treated with the Zerona laser had a reduced body circumference of at least three inches with some patients losing as much as nine and a half inches. With a difference of almost 60 percent between the laser-treated and placebo-treated groups, the Zerona laser just may prove to be the future of body contouring without surgery.

What is the standard Zerona treatment?

The Zerona treatment consists of six treatments (one, forty-minute treatment every other day for two weeks). The laser is directed towards the hips, stomach and thighs for twenty minutes on the front side, then the patient flips over, and the laser targets the back for twenty minutes. Thepatient will feel no heat or any sensation from the laser.

What maximizes results?

Although not required, results may be maximized with lymphatic supplements such as niacin, proper hydration, light exercise, and minimizing alcohol and caffeine.

How soon could I see results?

Results vary from patient to patient but could appear after the first treatment. Best results typically occur a week after the final (sixth) treatment.

Where can I see before and after images?

For before and after images or more information, please visit

What is Erchonia?

Erchonia is the global leader in low level laser healthcare applications. Over the last 15 years, Erchonia has been conducting research and development with the world’s leading physicians to advance the science of low level lasers. Erchonia created the low-level laser category after the company was granted the first low level laser FDA clearance for any indication in 2002. Prior to market introduction, all Erchonia lasers are proven safe and effective through independent clinical trials. Currently thousands of Erchonia’s lasers are used daily to reduce body fat and cellulite, eliminate pain, and treat acne. For additional information, visit

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