Knoxville EMSCULPT vs Zerona Laser Fat Loss

What is Zeroa Laser Body Contouring?

Developed by Erchonia, the Zerona Z6 procedure is a body fat loss treatment that can be used for body contouring and targeting specific areas of the body to remove stubborn body fat deposits. This safe treatment technology has been clinically tested and is FDA Market-Cleared to treat the overall body. Zerona is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction and other surgical fat-loss procedures, requires no downtime and has no side effects.


A device claiming to build muscle and sculpt the body through high intensity electromagnetic therapy used to induce muscle contractions, enlarging current muscles and subsequently stimulating new muscle growth.

How are they different?

Method for getting rid of fat:

Zerona: Zerona uses cold laser technology in which a drop of six lasers is aimed at the target area of the body to shrink fat cells. The laser causes holes in the fat cells and causes the fatty tissue to emulsify and leak out. Making the fat cells smaller and your lymph system gets rid of the emulsified fat. It is important that your fat cells do not die, just shrink.

EMSCULPT: The focus of this treatment is not to burn fat, although it may promote fat loss by the body metabolizing it faster because of the muscle growth it induces.

Comfort during treatment:

Zerona: Clients lay down on their back for 20 minutes as cold lasers are applied to the treatment site. There is absolutely no pain, sensations, or feelings. After 20 minutes on their back, clients lay on their stomach and have another 20 minute treatment. Many enjoy the relaxing nature or the Zerona treatment.

EMSCULPT: Treatment involves the patient lying down under the applicator, and will feel intense muscle contractions for the duration of the session. There will be muscle soreness, as if an intense workout had been performed.

When do you see results:

Zerona: Many of our clients lose inches on the first visit and continue to lose even more after the 6 visits.

EMSCULPT: Each treatment is 30 minutes long, 4 sessions is the minimum needed to see results, scheduled 2-3 days apart. Results take between 2-4 weeks to be seen.

Areas approved by FDA for treatment:

Zerona: FDA-Cleared to treat the whole body.

EMSCULPT: EMSCULPT is only FDA approved to treat the abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves and thighs.


Zerona: 6 Laser Contouring treatments can range from $1,400 – $1,600 dollars and are done once a week. A treatment can also treat a client’s thighs and belly at the same time. It covers a large area.

EMSCULPT: Each 30 minute session can cost between $750.00- $1,000.00

How Are Zerona and EMSCULPT Similar?

In some ways, Zerona and EMSCULPT are similar cosmetic procedures. Both treatments are above-the-skin procedures that help patients break through walls that have proven difficult to manipulate by diet and exercise alone. The procedures for both treatments involve no incisions or anesthesia, a relatively short appointment for each treatment and have minimal or no downtime for recovery.

Zerona and EMSCULPT both work best for those who are relatively fit already and should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise plan. Clients of both procedures should be prepared to maintain their results through healthier lifestyle plans after their treatment. Both men and women can benefit from Zerona or EMSCULPT.

Neither procedure should be used to treat the severely overweight or obese, and should not be a replacement for a healthy, active lifestyle.