Body Fat Reduction in Asheville, NC

Safely Get Rid of Body Fat, Improve Brain Function

Studies show a connection between belly fat and cognitive decline and that stomach fat removal may improve brain function.

Fat Reduction Treatment is Now Available!

Find out what's possible by scheduling a free consultation with one of our board-certified physicians.

The Body Fat Reduction Solution

Baseline Testing


The foundation of all programs is objective data gathering and a comprehensive evaluation by our board-certified physicians covering:

  • Diagnostic Testing
    Including lipids profile, thyroid, blood chemistry, urine protein, as well as environmental toxins, gut health, organic acids, food sensitivities, and hormone tests.
  • Body Composition Baseline
    Full body analysis and measurements, including weight, BMI, subcutaneous & visceral fat, vital signs, and before photos.

Individual Care Plan

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Every program is personalized to the individual and based on objective testing and evaluation. Fat reduction care plans typically include:

  • Metabolic Plan
    Including nutritional supplements, medical food, and cleanses.
  • Diet & Exercise Plan
    Including healthy eating, physical activity, and exercise recommendations.
  • Fat Reduction Treatment Plan
    Including low-level laser treatments and vibration plate therapy.

Fat Reduction Treatments

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All programs include a combination of the following in-office treatments designed to safely and painlessly reduce body fat.

  • Laser Fat Reduction
    Each care plan includes multiple sessions of relaxing, pain-free full body fat loss treatments that target excess fat without adverse side effects.
  • Vibration Plate Therapy
    Each laser treatment is paired with a vibration plate session to accelerate the body's natural absorption of the emulsified fatty tissue. 

How It Works

You'll start with an initial consultation with a board-certified physician.

Then we do your baseline testing.

We will perform a comprehensive evaluation and create your individualized care plan as we await your test results.

Then, you begin your fat reduction therapies. Each lasts about an hour and the programs are up to 8-weeks long.

At the end of the program, we'll repeat your objective testing to quantify your fat loss and wellness gains. 

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Laser Fat Reduction Treatment Explained

Erchonia’s Zerona Z6 is a full body fat loss treatment that allows clients to target areas of stubborn fat and is the first laser specifically designed for body contouring. The Zerona Z6 is FDA Market-Cleared, non-invasive, and clinically tested. Applied externally, the laser targets excess fat by emulsifying fatty tissue through the use of cold laser technology developed by Erchonia. As a result, it provides an alternative fat loss treatment without the adverse side effects associated with surgical and other weight loss procedures like liposuction, cryolipolysis, and body wraps.

Zerona Fat Reduction Laser

The Connection Between Body Fat and Brain Function

Inflammation caused by excess body fat is a leading contributing factor to many degenerative diseases. In fact, the current research finds a connection between belly fat and cognitive decline, suggesting that reducing belly fat may help to improve brain function and clarity.

One study found that people with large bellies had worse cognitive decline than those without. The researchers looked at 10,000 men and women who were scanned for brain MRI before participating in this research experiment to measure their body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio, and markers of inflammation called CRP.

Participants whose measurements fell within high ranges suffered slower mental abilities such as attention span. At the same time, those maintaining low values appeared not to affect cognition whatsoever.

Also, study findings showed that as the waistline increases, so does cognitive decline. The researchers discovered an interesting biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease: where people had significant amounts of central obesity or fatty tissue around their midsection region-in other words, not just on arms/legs but also inside the stomach area -there were more significant losses in gray matter volume compared to what would be expected based off someone’s height & weight alone; meaning location matters too!

The findings suggest that targeting obesity could be a potential strategy for mitigating cognitive decline in older adults.

Laser Fat Reduction Treatment Before and After Photos

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Male 2 Zerona B and A

Laser Fat Reduction Treatment FAQs

A lot, actually. Studies show a definite connection between body fat and both brain function and cognitive decline. And it turns out that reducing stomach or belly fat, in particular, may improve your brain function.

Our comprehensive weight loss programs include 1) A Comprehensive Plan, 2) Diagnostic Labs, 3) Nutrition Therapy, and 4) Laser & Vibration Treatments.

The lasers we use are not kind that can hurt you. They are the "cold" or low-level type. Treatments are safe, painless, and FDA-approved. 

Proper exercise is usually always a benefit, but our programs are effective for those with exercise limitations.

Both. Because our programs combine laser fat removal with metabolic therapy, diet, and exercise (if able), we target both types of fat cells.

Results vary by individual, but clinical study participants lost an average of 3.72 inches of belly fat in just six sessions (Approx. 3 weeks).

Our complete weight loss programs include lab testing, nutrition therapy, and laser/vibration treatments ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. It's a fraction of the cost of weight loss surgery, which averages $15,000 to $25,000, depending on the type.

It's likely not because it's considered an aesthetic or cosmetic procedure.

Yes, financing is available.

Laser Fat Reduction Research

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Reducing the Hip, Waist, and Upper Abdomen Circumference of Individuals with Obesity
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Volume 35, Number 3, 2017
Gregory C. Roche, DO, Steven Shanks, Robert F. Jackson, MD, and Laura Jane Holsey, DO

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