Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lawrence Bass will be discussing the recently FDA approved fat devices Zerona and Zeltiq this morning on Good Morning America in what they described as "The Battle of the Bulge meets the Big Chill".
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq has received FDA clearance for the non-invasive reduction of fat. The procedure works by delivering targeted cold therapy to treatment areas and crystallizing the fat cells which die off and are flushed out of the body by natural processes. CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is often described as "Freezing away Fat".
Actual results of Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick and Dr. William Groff of La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre
Zeltiq is simple and requires no needles, pain, or downtime for the patient. On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. Results are seen as soon as 3 weeks after treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.
The Zerona, a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), is the first non-invasive aesthetic device to receive FDA market clearance in the U.S. for circumferential reduction of the waist, hips, and thighs. ZERONA has been featured on the The Doctors, CBS Early Show, and many other national & local news segments. The FDA granted market clearance following the completion of a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, multi-site clinical investigation evaluating sixty-seven study participants. The results obtained from that study demonstrated an average inch loss reduction of 3.65 inches across patient's waist, hips, and thighs in as little as two weeks.
"Fat cells leave through a transitory pore that is developed under the influence of this particular non-invasive laser light. We lose an aggregate of 4 or 5 inches off of the hips, thighs and waist." Dr. Barnes points out that this is a non-invasive laser for what he calls "body slimming," in which inches are lost all over the body.
Actual Zerona Results of Dr. Elizabeth VanderVeer
"The tape measure doesn't lie!" commented an elated female patient at VanderVeer Center, Portland's premiere cosmetic medicine facility, after completing the treatment for the ground-breaking non-invasive body slimming laser ZERONA. "I'm stunned," said VanderVeer Center patient Edie S. from the Portland area, "I lost 7 inches in two weeks. Unbelievable!"