Move over liposuction scientists have invented a painless, surgery-free treatment which apparently zaps and destroy fat cells instantly.
The developers of the new technology, Erchonia Medical, claim their new FDA-approved Zerona laser can allow patients to drop two dress sizes in two weeks without amping up exercise, or following a radical diet, the UK's Daily Telegraph reported.
Clinical trials conducted for Erchonia Medical on 67 volunteers found that following a series of treatments with the laser, patients lost an average of 8.89cm from their waist, hips and thighs. The control group recorded a 1.72cm reduction.
In the treatment, which is growing in popularity overseas, the laser passes over the skin and raptures fat cells, which are then expelled from the body over a period of time.
"When the fat cells have reduced, the body naturally excretes the fat over time giving the patient proven results after around six treatments over two weeks," Erchonia said on their website, FindZerona.com. "This occurs during the body's normal detoxification process."
For the best results, six 40-minute sessions are required at a cost of thousands of dollars.
The results of the clinical trials were published in the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
US celebrities have reportedly used the treatment to slim down fast as, unlike surgery, the treatment is non-evasive and leaves no scars.
Miracle treatment or marketing hype? Time will tell.
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