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SkinPS Unveils Zerona Laser

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 17, 2009

Reading and tanning at the beachThe Zerona laser has been in the media spotlight recently with appearances on the television talk show “The Doctors”, as well as the “Rachel Ray Show”.

Zerona also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Magazine and other lifestyle publications as the latest alternative to liposuction surgery. Now, the Skin Physicians and Surgeons (SkinPS) dermatology practice in Rancho Cucamonga has unveiled the procedure for its clients.

Zerona costs less than conventional liposuction and may offer similar benefits in some people. According to Sandra Lee, M.D., one of the three board-certified dermatologists at SkinPS, “People clearly see that this [Zerona] is a cost benefit to them.” Dr. Lee says that the procedure does not require the patient to undergo any anesthesia, and that most patients will see results after a series of six treatments over a two week period.

Zerona treatments typically last about 40 minutes, with 20 minutes for the front of the body and 20 minutes for the back. The procedure is designed to stimulate the release of fat cells which are eliminated through the body’s natural elimination process. Studies and trials with the Zerona laser showed an average reduction of 3.5 inches from the hips, waist and thighs after six treatments.

SkinPS is among the few plastic surgery centers in California to be set up for the Zerona laser system, and the procedure is appearing in major markets in the U.S. including Chicago, New York and select cities in Florida.

Some experts believe that Zerona is a valuable alternative to liposuction an can help many people lose a few unwanted pounds without undergoing surgery. However, Zerona can only be used to treat subcutaneous fat, which means that any layers of fat sitting directly on top of the skeletal system can only be removed with surgery. The Zerona laser does not involve any downtime or incisions, and in some cases, can be performed over the patient’s lunch hour.

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