We are all born with a certain number of fat cells and they either get bigger or smaller as we gain fat. Zerona™ is an FDA approved, non-invasive, painless laser that causes those fat cells to shrink in the same way that they would shrink with diet and exercise. The Zerona™ laser emits a light which specifically interacts with the surface of the fat cell.  That interaction causes the fat cell to become leaky and shrink. The contents of the fat cell are then either burned as an energy source when you are exercising or they are metabolized as waste via the liver. Either way, they are eliminated permanently from your body and the only way for that fat cell to plump up again is for you to eat more calories than you are metabolizing and store them inside the fat cell.

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All you have to do is keep up your exercise (the more you exercise the more you will lose), and your healthy eating habits, and drink plenty of water to help flush the fat out of your system.

Again, results are permanent, and if you gain fat back in the future or if you hit a plateau in your fat loss, you can always come back for another series of treatments.

You should have an initial consultation with either Dr. Jame’ or our treatment director Jennifer Bengel to make sure you are a good candidate for Zerona™. At that appointment we will take your measurements and body fat percentage and let you know how well hydrated you are. During your first treatment, we will determine the proper placement for the laser based on where the highest concentration of fat is on your body. You will lie on the table for 20 minutes on the front and then flip over for 20 minutes on the back. After the treatment there are no restrictions with regard to activity. If you are combining the Zerona™ with one of our fat flushing treatments, you can schedule that to come immediately before or immediately after your Zerona™ session. You will return every 24 – 72 hours for subsequent treatments until you are done with your treatment protocol. Since you will continue to metabolize the fat from the fat cells at least a week after you stop your Zerona™ sessions, we will schedule your final measurements for 1 – 2 weeks after you finish.

Typical inch loss is as follows no matter where you target the laser.

½ – 1 inch in the neck

½ – 1 ½ inches in the arms

½  – 3 inches in the braline

½  – 3 ½ inches in any of the waist measurements

½ – 3 ½ inches in the hips

½ – 2 ½ inches in the thighs

½ – 2 inches in the knees

How does Zerona™ work? Zerona™ laser emits a single wavelength of light that is absorbed by a receptor found on the superficial fat cells of the body.  The reaction between the light and the receptor painlessly creates a small hole in the wall of the fat cell. The contents of the fat cell, which give it its size, leak out and are eliminated from the body.  The body then burns it as energy through exercise or metabolizes it  in the liver. The cell, the surrounding tissue, and the circulation remain intact while your natural fat eliminating processes purge the fat from your body.

How is this better than liposuction or smartlipo™,  or Coolsculpt™? Zerona™ preserves the fat cell to maintain important hormone and immune system functions. Zerona™ also preserves the circulation in the surrounding tissue so that cellulite will not worsen and the skin above the fat will remain healthy. There is also no downtime, no pain, and no chance for scar tissue or complications from anesthesia or surgery. With Zerona™, unlike liposuction, if you gain the fat back due to lifestyle change, it will come back evenly and not in unusual places that alter your natural shape.

Do I have to follow certain diet or exercise protocol?

To maximize your results we recommend that you minimize refined sugar sources and fat from your diet. Sugar inhibits the enzyme Lipase which the liver uses to metabolize fat, and the fat in your diet will compete with the metabolism of the fat you are liberating from your fat cells. Additionally, if you are dehydrated, the liver is going to be busy doing the job of the kidneys and won’t bother metabolizing fat, so keep up your hydration. Otherwise, if you are really trying to lose fat, we recommend a goal of 1-2 lbs a week and using a calorie tracking program to ensure you are not eating too many or too few calories for optimum fat loss.

What kind of results can you expect?
 By following the Zerona™ treatment protocol, you can expect to 3-11 inches overall and shrink target areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  When Zerona ™is combined with a lymphatic or circulation stimulating treatment like Carboxytherapy , Velashape™, or Endermologie®, you can expect to amplify the inch loss as these techniques speed the fat out of the targeted areas.

Am I a good candidate for losing fat with Zerona? 
Yes -if you are in good health, are actively exercising, eat a healthy diet, and can refrain from consuming alcohol during the treatment process.

How many sessions are necessary? 
Zerona sessions are booked in 24-72 hour intervals, and a total of 6 are required for the initial protocol.

Is it permanent?
 Yes. Just like losing fat with diet or exercise, if you keep it off, it will stay off.

How much does it cost? 
Regular price for 6 sessions is $1999

Skinny j.

I had zero-in high quality treatments of Zerona, Tripollar and Carboxytherapy for the stubborn upper arms and legs areas. I’m very, very happy. Many thanks to Dr. Jamé !

Westchester Girl

Wonderful Spa, Wonderful People – Dr. Jame, Liz, Jennifer and Carissa made my time spent at Wellpath very comfortable. They all are very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly I received both Zerona and Carboxy treatments. I am very pleased with the results; these treatments were a big success. I lost more inches than I thought I would and my clothes fit so much better…..I feel better. I even had Carboxy done on my chin and I can see my chin line turning back about ten years!!! I plan on continuing the Carboxy treatments as maintenance. I recommend Wellpath which is located on the upper east side, you won’t be dissapointed. Do yourself a favor and go!! I had my last Carboxy treatment appointment today and I already miss the staff. That’s how great they are!!!!!………but I will be back!


over a year ago

The Best Medical Spa in Manhattan – The Well Path provides relaxation and results. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. They are happy to answer all of your questions. They are both professional and friendly. Dr Jame Heskett is well informed about all cosmetic procedures. A + all around!! I loved the results from zerona and velashape- and I have been disappointed at other medical spas. Thank you Well Path!!!


over a year ago

It does not get any better than wellpath! – I can not speak highly enough about Dr Jame’ and her well trained, exceptionally knowledgeable staff at Wellpath. I have definitely been guilty of saying that this place is like Disney World for women. I tried Zerona and while doing Zerona I also did the Carboxy therapy which was totally worth it. Seemed daunting and scary at first but was definitely worth it in the long run. Zerona is 100% painless and while the Carboxy was a bit uncomfortable initially, for what it does to your body, it is worth it!! In this industry, I feel like many places, especially in NYC, will take you for your money and promise things that are not possible. At Wellpath, you will receive the best service, no strings attached 🙂


over a year ago

LOVE THEM!!!! – Dr. Jame’ and the Wellpath staff (especially Jennifer) are wonderful! It was really comforting to work with people who honestly believe in the products they offer. I took a Lifebooker deal on Zerona and coupled it with 6 treatments of Carboxi because although I work out 6 times a week and do cardio 3 times a week I simply could not get rid of pesky love handles and back fat (I’m a 35 yr old man btw). My diet is quite good but they just would not go away. I was skeptical at first but I swear to you it is the BEST THING OUT THERE! Not invasive…the carboxi needle hurts a little bit, not more than any other small needle, but whats a little pinch to get rid of stubborn back fat? I am a customer for life. I LOVE THEM…and they are Libras as I am so they understand me lol. Back fat…gone. Love handles…gone! Best thing since sliced bread (wheat, not white) offered by the best practice group in NY. Doesnt get any better!!



over a year ago

Made Me HOT – I love this place! I have been going to Wellpath for three years now. I first went because I wanted to have laser hair removal on my back, and it was the closest place to where I live. I felt a little awkward at first because I thought it was a med spa just for women, but Dr. Jame and Jennifer made me feel very welcome. They love their gays! 

While Jennifer was doing my laser treatment, she asked if I had ever tried anything for the stretch marks on my back. (I do a lot of weight training and had some serious stretch marks from some big muscle gains.) I told her that I had tried various creams and treatments and that nothing had worked. She told me she could treat the marks with carboxy therapy. I decided to give it a try. Best. Decision. Ever. After just a few laser treatments for the hair and a few carboxy treatments for the stretch marks, I had (and have!) a smooth back without noticeable stretch marks.

Most recently, I returned to see about getting some localized fat treated. After bulking up for a few months, I was trying to lean down, but I could not get rid of a little lower back fat, and it was driving me crazy. Jennifer put together a personalized package of Zerona, carboxy, and Velashape treatments, and ZOMG, it did the trick! I was 13% fat at the beginning and 9% at the end! I did some dieting in there, which I know helped, but the difference was that the fat came from the right places–my lower back and a little area around my belly button!!

Try this place! You (and everyone who sees you shirtless and/or naked) will be glad you did.



5 stars Anonymous

Customer since 2004

Love this place. The ladies are down to earth and gave me the best advise on the service I needed. The therapist really took the time to work with me and I am so happy with my results. I used the Zerona and Carboxy service! Thanks Wellpath!

Liz R.

Manhattan, NY


I absolutely love Dr. Jame and her team at The Wellpath! I tried their Zerona laser treatment, combined with Velashape, to help me lose some weight around the belly that I’ve been trying to get rid off for months, even years. Thanks to their help and caring advice and treatment, I lost 10 pounds within 4 weeks. For the first time in 14 years I am back to the weight I had when I started college. And just yesterday, I tried on ‘my skinny jeans’, that I never thought I would fit into. But guess, what: I did. A big thank you to Dr. Jame, Jennifer and Carissa!!! I am so glad I found you!

kristin k.

New York, NY


I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!! It has COMPLETELY reshaped my lower body! I’ve been coming to Wellpath for close to a year now after discovering that it is one of the only places in Manhattan that offers Zerona. The Zerona was fantastic, but what really stands out is that the staff was able to recommend add-on complimentary treatments that have compounded the results I saw from Zerona. I could not be happier. The staff completely designed a little program that they thought would be best for my lower body including Carboxy and Velashape. As I said, it has completely reshaped my lower body. 

The best part is that the staff is honestly the best you will find at any spa in the city. Some places feel cold and clinical when you walk in. Not Wellpath. They are so friendly, so knowledgeable and so engaged. I am honestly addicted to going. I am so lucky to have discovered it!