How does it work?
Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that the Verjú™ low-level laser system stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips, and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.
What can I expect at my appointments?
You can expect to relax, read, or do absolutely nothing. The Verjú treatment is completely painless. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever while being treated. Each treatment you will be met by your physician or technician who will position the laser at the desired areas of the body, he/she will step out while the front of your body is treated and then will return to reset for the backside of your body. After you are done you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling, or any discomfort. This is a symptom-free process except for losing unwanted inches and cellulite.
What happens if I miss an appointment?
It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Verjú treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol by your physician, not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be uptaken by the fat cells again.
How is it different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Verjú treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low-level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles, and no downtime.
How is it different from other “non-invasive” body slimming techniques?
The Verjú laser system is the only green laser completely safe and effective for non-invasive treatment in body slimming and the appearance of cellulite on the market today. There is no possibility of injury. No technician will be pushing on you or using any device against your body. You simply lay beneath the Verjú lights.
Is there any downtime?
Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used, and you can resume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using Verjú?
No. During the treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 15 minutes a day), and minimize alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it, which can decrease your results.
What areas of the body can I use Verjú on?
The Verjú treatment was proven effective in a double-blind clinical trial for non-invasive body contouring of the waist, hips, and thighs where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise and for the appearance of cellulite in the hips, thighs, and lower abdomen.
Is it covered by insurance?
No, Verjú treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.
Is it safe?
Yes, there is no risk involved in using the Verjú low-level laser system therapy, and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction and lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced like the Verjú. The Verjú treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scarring, and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used, and you can resume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?
Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Verjú should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Verjú may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.
Are there any side effects?
No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive, and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches, fat, and the appearance of cellulite.
How long has the Verjú laser been used?
The Verjú has been used in studies since 2012 and has been used by physicians in practice since early 2014.
Is it effective?
Yes, with the Verjú treatment and by following the recommended guidelines for success, we saw an average loss of 4.0 inches reported in our clinical trial on the waist, hips, and thighs and a decrease of 1 grade of cellulite on Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Scale (25% reduction).
How long do results last?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercising, you can expect long-term results.
Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of Verjú treatments immediately following your last treatment. Speak to your technician or physician about any discount programs that may apply.
How soon after pregnancy can I do it?
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Verjú treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.
How long does it take to begin seeing results?
Some can see results after only a few treatment sessions as their clothes fit more loosely. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions. Family and friends often notice the difference, too, within the 1st 2 weeks of the Verjú program.
Is everyone a good candidate for the Verjú treatment?
Most are good candidates. Even people who are not overweight can lose inches. Be sure to discuss your health background with your physician and ask any questions about your particular areas of concern.