Not long ago I blogged about the Zerona Laser, a “lunchtime lip0” treatment with a cold laser that supposedly can drain an average of 3-6 inches of fat with a series of individualized, nutritional supplements, and approx. 6 short treatments over a two-week period. I agreed to try this myself, and said so.
Since people have been asking how the treatment is going, I thought maybe a quick update was in order.
Like anything worth doing in life, the Zerona Laser treatment takes preparation. After you’ve had an initial meeting, you have to take a series of blood tests. Then, you meet again with the person doing your laser treatment (in my case, it’s Dr. Nicholas Ungaro of Better Body Solutions 260 Madison Avenue , NYC.
As of now, I’ve met Dr. Ungaro, and I’ve done the blood tests. I also went back to Dr. Ungaro , and he has analyzed and even computerized the results with a visual computer display (impressive!). Based on what he saw in those tests (and a lengthy questionnaire about my health and lifestyle that he glanced at) he gave me some supplements that I am supposed to take for a week before the treatments begin. Since this is a public forum, I am not going to divulge what he thinks might be out of synch in my body (no one is in 100% perfect health and balance), but I walked out with three items that are supposed to help the laser work in synch with my body, better.
I am not a big proponent of vitamins and supplements. My father, Dr. Norman S. Blackman, was a noted cardiologist and internist, and always said that if you are healthy, there really isn’t much of a need for additional supplements. In fact, he cautioned, you can take too much of a “good thing” (particularly if you self-medicate) and do more harm than good. As far as I can tell, these are herbal supplements with many ingredients I recognize (e.g. ginseng, cucumber, folic acid…)and the ones I got are vegan, too (if that’s a concern for your lifestyle). You can probably get these in any good health food store and online. However, as Dr. Ungaro reminded me, even these supplements are “drugs” and should be used with care. Depending upon what is out of balance in your body, your pre-treatment could add another $100 more or less to your total treatment cost.
The GOOD news is that now I’m ready to start the treatments and am armed with my bag of health goodies. The BAD news is that I can’t actually start the laser treatments until after fashion week in mid September. To do the treatments, you need a consistent block of time of at least an hour (not counting your travel and waiting time) to and from the office where the treatments will be administered, every other day for that two week time period. I don’t have two solid weeks where I can commit to the treatment until after FW is over! So I’ll be taking the supplements during at the tents all week, and then the next week, I will start my two-week Zerona laser treatments.
Feel free to comment or ask questions…I’ll do my best to answer them