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Zerona Laser in Fitness RX for Woman June 2010 Issue

Topical Fat-Buster:  Lose 7 Inches of Fat in 20 Minutes-Really!?!
By Dan Gwartney, MD

BIOMODULATION EFFECTS ON CELL MITOSIS AFTER LASER IRRADIATION USING DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS

R. Sroka, C. Fuchs, M. Schaffer, U. Schrader-Reichardt, M. Busch, T. Pongratz, R. Baumgartner.

LFL Laser – Research Laboratory – Clinic of Urology and Clinic of Radiotherapy, University Munic, FRG

The biostimulative effects on cell mitosis induced by laser light at different wavelengths in cell cultures had been investigated, Murine skeletal fibroblasts (C2), normal urothelial cells (HCV29), human squamous carcinoma cell line of the mouth (ZMK) and urothelial carcinoma cells (J82) were irradiated with laser light at ^=488, 630, 640 and 805+25pm using a computer controlled irradiation chamber. The irradiance was set to 10mW/cm(2) and 100mW/cm(2), while the irradiation varied between 2 and 201/cm(2). The mitotic was determined by single cell counting after Orecein staining 24h post irradiation.

The mitotic rate showed a wavelength dependency with maxima at ^=635 and 805+nm for HCV29 and J82 cells. While the mitotic rate of C2 and J82 cells has the maximum value at about 41/cm(2), the maximum was at about 81/cm(2). ZMK cells showed no increase. At ^=805+25pm C2 and ZMK cells showed slight decrease in the mitotic rate after irradiation with 201/cm(2). An irradiation of 10mW/cm(2) was more effective than with 100m/Wcm(2). The biostimulation of the mitotic rate of both normal and tumor cells depends on the wavelength, irradiation and irradiance and on the cell line. The wave length dependency in the ^=630 to 640nm range could indicate a participation of endogenous porphyrins. Because the results show stimulative as well as inhibiting effects it should be considered to change the term biostimulation “into biomodulation.”

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Supports laser induced biomodulation

Would Albert Einstein use an Erchonia handheld laser?

Background

The progression of low-level laser therapy as a viable therapy has made tremendous strides since the early investigations conducted nearly a century ago to assess how light can affect atom bound electrons. The photoelectric effect, a theory postulated by Max Plank and later proven by Albert Einstein in the early 1900s, identified that light was quantized and carried the force for the electromagnetic field, acting both as a wave and particle.

It was described by Einstein that light of a particular energy or color, as described by the following equation (Energy = plank’s constant x speed of light/wavelength), is capable of inducing electron emission at higher frequencies (lower wavelength) and independent of the intensity of light, an occurrence known as ionization (Fig. 1).

Einstein revealed that no matter how high the intensity was increased, if the photon did not possess a specific energy (frequency), the electron could not be ionized. Adjusting to the wavelength capable of ionization and increasing the intensity did, however, promote a greater number of photonic collisions with the atoms thus escalating the number of electrons emitted from the atom. This simple concept of increasing the intensity to obtain enhanced photoreactivity however does not translate well when applied to the human model.

It has been more than 100 years since Einstein stimulated metal surfaces to demonstrate the photoelectric effect and since that time research has demonstrated that electrons when stimulated with the correct wavelength can become excited, leaving the ground state and entering an excited state, becoming more bio-reactive as electrons can temporarily reside on the outer orbital of an atom.

A key word in the previous sentence is “temporarily,” as I am reminded of the phrase “what goes up, must come down”; and in fact, the electron must return to a ground state, and in doing so, energy is released.

The release of energy can result in transient heating of the photoabsorbing molecules within nonphotosynthetic cells, and too much electron excitation induces large quantities of heat release. Identified photoabsorbing complexes are simple proteins that possess prosthetic metal groups forming chromophore structures, and like all other proteins, function under ideal parameters regarding temperature and pH is essential. Increasing the intensity may sound like a clever means to enhance photobiomodulation of cells, but recent clinical trials have demonstrated the opposite.

Research

A recent paper “Biphasic Dose Response in Low Level Light Therapy” co-authored by Dr. Michael Hamblin, Professor at Harvard Medical School, was published in the journal Dosage in 2009.1 Dr. Hamblin and colleagues discussed the dogma of intensity and dosage as they apply to laser therapy.

The authors assessed numerous clinical investigations and concluded that the delivery of lower intensity across greater treatment times yielded higher utility.1 Dr. Hamblin et al. postulated that higher intensity devices generate a detrimental level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) limiting the benefit of laser therapy and perhaps transforming this modality into a harmful therapy.1

The concept proposed by Einstein a century ago precludes the complexity of the human cell and the fragile homeostasis that must be maintained in order to preserve cell function and viability.

Increasing the concentration of photons to a selection of tissue can actually be achieved without increasing the intensity, and this concept has been best demonstrated by the Erchonia handheld device. Employing a distinctive line-generated beam, the Erchonia handheld device is able to deliver an extraordinary concentration of photons across a vast surface area, upholding the basic principles proven by Einstein while understanding the complexity of the human cell. In addition to the unique means in which the photons are emitted, the Erchonia handheld device delivers 635 nm light at low-intensities, a therapeutic approach that is proven to be clinically ideal.

Speculation regarding the efficacy of the Erchonia handheld device is not necessary as it has been used in more than six placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, multicentered clinical investigations. Each clinical trial was able to accurately illustrate the efficacy of this modality and importance of delivering light at lower intensities with greater treatment durations.

Conclusions

Applying light therapy seems like a basic concept, aim and treat, but this technology is intertwined with complex subtleties that require understanding to ensure the best possible therapy is utilized. Wavelength, intensity, and dosage are all complex parameters of low-level laser therapy, and determining the best combination can be a tiresome and defeating process.

The market has become saturated with devices avoiding appropriate clinical testing. Laser therapy although innocent and harmless in principle can be dangerous when the intensity is increased, and that is why this therapy must adhere to evidence based medicine, proving a claim through a Level 1 clinical study.

The Erchonia handheld has embraced the philosophy that lower is better, and it is only recently that the medical community is demonstrating through thorough clinical data that both Einstein and Erchonia are right. To quote Dr. Hamblin, “Low levels of light are good for you while high levels are bad for you.”

References

1Ying-Ying H, et al. Biphasic dose response in low level light therapy. Dose-response 2009;7:358-383.

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Woman’s Health March 2011 Issue Weight Loss Scoop “Laser Fat Away”

 

 

Anti-Aging Medical News A New Non-Invasive Approach for Body Contouring

The Applications of Low-Level Laser Therapy
By Dr. David Turok.

The Zerona Laser on Dr. Oz

Zap the Fat Away, Literally www.mynews4.com May 19, 2011

It’s a laser that literally shrinks the fat cells in your body. There’s just one place in town where you can find the new technology. A fat zapping laser sounded too good to be true, so News 4’s Mackenzie Warren took a closer look…

Carrie Anderson has fought the scale most of her adult life. She’s tried everything-wacky fad diets, even surgery. “I actually did have liposuction several years ago and while happy initially with the results fat came back in other spots,” says Anderson.

Anderson decided to try a newer procedure that targets those trouble spot. She chose the Zerona laser at the Esteem Medical Spa inside Posh Salon on Crummer Lane. After 12 weeks, Anderson lost nearly 14 inches. Doctor Michael Glass, owner of Esteem Medical Spa, says the cold laser reduces the size of fat cells in the body, creating tiny holes in the cell. Once the contents seep into your body’s circulation, they’re metabolized and exit the body harmlessly. After a double-blind study the FDA approved Zerona for both safety and effectiveness.

The machine looks like an octopus with five arms. Each projects laser beams onto the stomach, thighs and waist: all in an attempt to sculpt your body into how you’d like it to look. “I’ve lost inches all over my body-places I didn’t expect my neck,” Anderson says proudly.

Each session takes 40 minutes and about six sessions in two weeks for a full effect. There is no anesthesia, pain killers needed, or down time afterwards. Anderson says she can’t even feel a thing when she’s getting the treatment.

Zerona isn’t cheap. Esteem charges $1800 for a month-long program that includes a two-week session with laser sessions every other day. There’s a week of prep beforehand and a week of measuring and assessments after the sessions. Dr. Glass says results are best if patients work out during the treatment. He also tells his patients to avoid coffee and alcohol since those beverages can change the water balance in your body. Dr. Glass says the procedure is safe with no known side effects.

And for Anderson the feeling of buttoning those forbidden skinny jeans makes Zerona worth every minute and penny.

Can You Zap Away Fat With a Laser? Self’s Beauty Director Gives Her Results

Can You Zap Away Fat With A Laser?
Friday, July 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM   |  posted by selfeditor
SELF’s Beauty Director, Elaine D’Farley tested out three revolutionary anti-aging beauty treatments and bravely documents every detail. First up, the Zerona laser!
I love learning and when it comes to fat reduction I’m fascinated. There are lots of exciting things going on in the world of lasers, lights, and radio frequency treatments. For example, I was interested in Zeltiq when I heard about it. Cleared by the FDA in 2010 as a body contouring treatment, it uses a gel patch attached to a machine that freezes fat cells, making them self-destruct and get re-absorbed into the body over several months. I quickly set up an appointment and suddenly found myself strapped to a chair getting ready to freeze my pooch off, i.e. destroy my fat, when I realized I didn’t want to. Personally, the idea of killing part of my body to be slimmer seems counter intuitive to being healthy. When the nurse offered me ‘my last chance’ to disengage from the machine and call off the procedure, I did. I ran back to the office a bit traumatized but relieved. Then I heard about Zerona and WENT FOR IT..read on to see and hear about the results!
Zerona is a cold laser that helps fat cells develop pores allowing the stuff inside to empty out, flattening the fat cells, and then your body excretes it, just like when you detox, no self destruction required. I was intrigued. I liked the idea that my fat cells would remain intact, merely getting opened and drained, it made me feel more secure to know that the Zerona laser was encouraging and helping the body to do what it does naturally when you lose weight. I signed up for a consultation. I showed up at Dr. Jame Heskitt‘s office a bit wary. She was concise, quick and completely thorough in her description of the procedure along with being really knowledgeable about everything else out there, I trusted her. I decided to sign up for the six treatments.
On the designated day I showed up at 8:30am after dropping off my daughter at school and we did the “before” photos. Knowing how detailed SELF’s research team can get regarding these types of photos I was pleased to see little foot marks where you place your feet so that when you take the after photos you stand in exactly the same spot in the same way. Then I got measured. Next, I lay down on the bed with the lasers above me. It is completely painless; in fact it’s relaxing. I read and relaxed and 20 minutes later Dr. Jame popped in and turned me over. I marveled at the lights lingering over me like a benign octopus, noiselessly targeting my fat. It felt a little too good to be true. I returned five more times.

In between sessions I felt great, it was fun this idea of melting my fat while doing – ahem – nothing. You can’t drink alcohol while doing the treatments, so perhaps my diminished wine intake over 2 weeks helped melt a little fat too but however it works, I’ll take it. After the last session Dr. Jame told me to come back a week or so later because more fat would melt. I returned, we measured, and I lost! It worked: 9.5 inches overall. Here is the data to prove it:

 — Elaine D’Farley, SELF Beauty Director
Click here to view article online.

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Veterinary Practice News December Issue We Don’t Claim It — We Prove It!

Veterinary Practice News December 2012 Issue

We Don’t Just Claim It—We Prove It!
Educational Series Article:  Class 3 Laser – Less is More
– By Janet Gordon, DVM