By Marissa Sherer
LOVES PARK (WREX) – Sometimes, diet and exercise just isn't enough when it comes to getting rid of body fat, but a new treatment might help.
Muffin tops, thunder thighs, belly fat, and the dreaded double chin.
The Zerona LipoLaser promises to melt away those unwanted inches in a simple, painless procedure.
"My hips, my thighs, and my stomach area," Becky Shih said.
When diet and exercise stopped working, Becky Shih decided to try something else to get rid of unwanted fat, the Zerona LipoLaser.
"The laser penetrates the layer of skin, goes down into the fat layer below, and creates small pores in the cell membrane of the fat cells. It liquefies the fat within the cell, and that liquefied fat then seeps out into the space around the cell and is absorbed by the lymphatic tissue. It then just goes through the natural detoxification to get out of the body," Advance Medical Rehab Clinic Chiropractor Dr. Cathy Dzik said.
Just like liposuction, the Zerona LipoLaser can remove fat from any part of the body. What's different, this LipoLaser is non-invasive and pain free.
"It's great, it's painless, it's no down time," Shih said.
Each treatment takes 40 minutes. Patients get six treatments total over two weeks. Most lose between 3.5 and 7 inches. Becky lost 7.75 inches after 12 treatments.
While the laser removes fat, Dr. Dzik says it's for body contouring, not weight loss.
"This is not for someone that's obese. It's truly for somebody that just wants to whittle off a few inches on their waist or a few inches on their thigh," she said.
The Zerona LipoLaser costs $1,200 for six treatments.
The fat isn't guaranteed to stay off, but Dr. Dzik says as long as you maintain a decent lifestyle, it shouldn't come back.
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