Zerona FAQs

How do I know Zerona body contouring/laser lipo is safe?

Low-level lasers, such as those used in the Zerona treatments, have been used for over 3 decades without a single adverse effect reported. There is zero risk.

And, since Zerona works with your body’s own detoxification pathways and does no damage to your fat cells, you can rest assured your inch loss is as safe as it is effective.

How many inches will I lose?

We guarantee you will lose a minimum of 3 inches from your hips, waist, and thighs…and you may very well lose more. In a double-blind, randomized, multi-site, and placebo-controlled study, patients reported losing a minimum of 3.65 inches from their hips, waist, and thighs with Zerona. Some reported loss of up to 9 inches.

Does it work on cellulite?

Yes. Since Zerona works by emulsifying fat, it also targets cellulite and can either reduce or eliminate its appearance. Good bye unwanted dimples!

Is my inch loss guaranteed?

Absolutely. We guarantee while following your recommended program, its timeline, and our diet and lifestyle recommendations, you will lose a minimum of 3 inches from your hips, waist, and thighs (as reported in the studies here), or we will extend your treatment program, free of charge, until you reach a 3 inch loss minimum.

We determine your total inch loss by taking your measurements before your first appointment and one week after your final appointment.

Will I experience any pain or scarring?

No. Zerona is completely non-invasive—no needles, no incisions, so there is not cause for discomfort or scarring. And since Zerona is a low-level laser you won’t experience any heating or burning sensations.

Is there any recovering time required? Will I have to take time off work?

There is ZERO down time with Zerona! You can go straight back to work, shuttling the kids around, or to the gym feeling relaxed and renewed.

How many treatments will I have to have?

Every person is different, and we will determine the best number of treatments for you after taking your BMI and looking at your overall health.

We always recommend a minimum of 6 treatments, 1 scheduled every other day with no more than 3 days between treatments. If you go longer than 3 days between treatments the body may re-uptake some of the fat, which can hinder your results.

Call: 770-975-9233 or email to schedule a complimentary consult and we will determine the best package for your needs.

How long do the treatments take?

Each laser treatment lasts about 40 minutes, followed by 30-40 minutes of relaxing and supportive detox therapies.

The laser is directed to your front side for 20 minutes, then to your back side for 20 minutes. You will be measured before your first treatment, and one week after your last treatment.

How long before I see results?

Every body metabolizes and eliminates fat differently. Some patients see results after one treatment, others will not see results until one week after the final treatment.

Why one week after? The body continues to process the released fat for up to one week after treatment, so measurements taken before that time could be inaccurate.

Are the results permanent?

Because Zerona works with your body’s detoxification process to eliminate stored fat, as long as you maintain a consistent, healthy lifestyle of whole foods nutrition, plenty of water, and regular exercise you can expect your results to last.

Though fat and inch loss happens rapidly, a consistent healthy lifestyle is the key to long-term results.

Does it help tighten and tone loose skin?

Yes. Many patients turn to Zerona/laser lipo to help tone up that last bit of loose skin or few inches after pregnancy or significant weight-loss.

Does it work for men and women?

Yes. Zerona is approved for circumferential inch loss in both men and women. Check out our Before and After page to see real male and female success photos.

How do you track my progress?

You will be measured before your first treatment and one week following your final treatment.

Since the body continues to process and detoxify fat up to one week following treatment, we wait until that point to get an accurate measurement.

What nutritional parameters do I have to follow?

To maximize results, we recommend following a whole foods diet low in sugar and processed foods, drinking plenty  of water, and eliminating caffeine and alcohol during your treatments (sorry, but your liver needs to be in ship-shape and your body needs to stay hydrated).

We also recommend specific nutritional supplements to help open and support your detoxification pathways and maintain hydration.

I have sensitive skin, is the laser safe for all skin types?

Absolutely, the laser is approved for all skin types.

Who will perform the treatment?

Either Dr. Mikals or a trained Zerona tech from our staff.

Have any adverse side effects been reported?

No. Low level lasers, such as those used in the Zerona treatments, have been used for over 3 decades without a single adverse effects reported.

As the result of its successful clinical trial, Zerona was cleared by the FDA in 2010 for non-invasive circumferential reduction of the waist, hips, and thighs.

Have more questions? We’re here to help.

Call: 770-975-9233 or email us:, to talk to a live person and schedule your complimentary consultation.