Nashville Zerona Weight Loss

Obesity is a disease, Fat Cells are Not the Enemy

The adipocyte  (fat cells)  are responsible for storing and releasing the body’s excess lipid material — or more roughly put, fat. Participating in this process of fat storage and release are approximately 30 billion fat cells, weighing in at approximately 30.0 lbs in an average person. These cells are important.

What makes these cells so unique is their ability to expand nearly 1,000-fold in volume following the accumulation of lipid material.Fat cells, specifically white fat cells, contain a large cavity designed to store lipids. White fat cells are found within the subcutaneous layer, which is directly below the skin and above muscle, and in the viscera, which surrounds the abdominal cavity organs. During periods of limited food intake, fat cells can rapidly breakdown triglycerides into free fatty acids, which are further broken down to generate energy for the body. During periods of abundant food intake, your fat cells begin to rapidly accumulate lipids to keep fat out of the circulatory system and organ tissue. For many, fat cells are the bane of their existence: responsible for the unsightly bulges or pronounced curves that keep them from looking lean and healthy. People think that if they can be removed, their aesthetic problems would just melt away! It is certainly true that the fat cell is the primary reason why we cannot fit into our college jeans anymore; however, the reason why fat cells have expanded to great volumes is that the cell is trying to save our lives. That is right, the curves and bulge you think are unsightly are signs the fat cell is saving your life. Fat is not something you want floating around your circulatory system or organs. Fat has a tendency to collect along blood vessel walls and cause serious health risks. To keep the fat out of the circulatory system, the fat cell will accumulate and store the material until the body requires it.

zeronalaserFor many people, however, getting fat back out of the cell becomes the great challenge.

Fat is stored in the fat cell as a triglyceride. In order for a triglyceride to be released from the fat cell, it must be first broken down to a simpler form, known as a free fatty acid. This complex process requires the release of endocrine hormones that navigate the circulatory system seeking out a specific receptor. Once these hormones bind with a fat cell receptor, fat breakdown initiates with the activation of hormone-sensitive lipase. Unfortunately for dieters and people trying to lose weight, many factors can inhibit fat breakdown. For instance, consuming sugar can result in an insulin spike, which is a well-known inhibitor of fat breakdown. The storage capacity of adipocytes remain a key component of their function, but an additional function, that is less known, is the release of bioactive molecules known as adipokines. Adipokines are released from fat cells and communicate with other cells throughout the body. The diverse collection of cytokines and bioactive molecules (adipokines) released by fat tissue have been shown to modulate lipid metabolism and homeostasis, energy consumption and expenditure, immunity, insulin sensitivity, and blood pressure. The orchestra of adipokines released by fat cells reveals important role the fat cell plays in the body. For overweight and obese people trying to become leaner and healthier, it is important to understand the important role that fat cells play in the body, and why they shouldn’t be destroyed through invasive surgical procedures when trying to slim down.

Zerona is a non-surgical, non-invasive body-contouring technology that safely penetrates the adipocyte tissue to cause the safe release of excess fat from within the cell, without damaging the fat cells or their important functions. Once released, this excess fat is broken down by body’s lymphatic system, resulting in a circumferential size reduction and meaningful inch loss. This technology is so effective that Zerona guarantees a minimum of five inches of circumferential reduction across the waist, hips, thighs and arms within two weeks, all without pain or downtime. There are no negative side effects, and best of all, no damage to the very important adipocyte tissue. This video shows how the zerona laser affects fat cells.

The cold laser technology behind the Zerona procedure was shown to exclusively release the cellular contents of fat cells while leaving the capillaries and other cells within the interstitial space intact. The release of the fat cell contents is the result of the disruption of the cell’s membrane. This membrane disruption, called a transitory pore, is the result of low-level laser stimulation.

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