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Written by: Becki Murray

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Reviewed by: Alice Hart-Davis

Last Updated: 30 November 2023

The EMERALD Laser by Erchonia has garnered significant recognition and acclaim for its innovative capabilities. In 2022, it received the prestigious ‘Best Aesthetic Technology’ award at the Safety in Beauty Awards, a clear testament to its cutting-edge features. Building on this success, in 2023, the EMERALD Laser secured the title of ‘The Best Non-Invasive Body Shaping Technology’ at the esteemed AMWC Aesthetic Medicine Awards, further cementing its reputation as a pioneering device in the world of cosmetic and wellness treatments.

Approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019, EMERALD Laser is a powerful device for full-body fat-loss treatments. Using harmless light energy, EMERALD targets your fat cells, creating small temporary pores in the cells that allow the fatty liquids to seep out of them, thus causing the fat cells to shrink. Your body’s lymphatic system then processes the fatty liquids naturally, removing them from your body. Better yet, once your fat cells have shrunk, they take on the characteristics of healthy, lean fat cells once more, helping your body to manage and store energy normally in the long term and reducing insulin sensitivity.

Developed by laser pioneer Erchonia, the EMERALD Laser uses ten green laser diodes, which produce 20% more energy than red laser diodes, giving EMERALD the power to emulsify fat without problematic heat or cooling. Rather than removing fat cells as liposuction does or destroying fat cells as cryolipolysis (fat freezing) does, EMERALD Laser treatment shrinks the fat cells but leaves them in place so that your body can use them normally again after the treatment.

Price Range

From £90 per treatment for the chin area, from £175 per treatment for body areas. Erchonia recommends one to two treatments per week for 4 to 8 weeks.


Safe, non-invasive, targets specific problem areas of the body, gives average loss of 6 inches of abdominal circumference over 8 treatments.


A fast, FDA-approved laser treatment to physically remove surplus fat from your body — painlessly.

Lasts for


Treatment Time

30 minutes

Any Anaesthesia





Why We Recommend Emerald Laser

Alice Hart-Davis
Founder, The Tweakments Guide

If you are struggling to lose fat, EMERALD Laser treatment can give you a boost, harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology to turbo-charge your existing weight-loss methods. EMERALD Laser treatment uses carefully calculated wavelengths of light to work on your fat deposits at the cellular level, shrinking your fat cells without causing bruising or swelling. You can get measurable results in as little as a fortnight with no downtime. EMERALD Laser treatment can give you substantial gain with zero pain.”

About Emerald Laser

Why might you be interested in EMERALD Laser?

If you are carrying extra fat on your body, EMERALD Laser treatment can help you to lose it without surgery. EMERALD Laser can remove subcutaneous fat not just from typical problem areas — such as your waist, hips, and thighs — but from anywhere on your body.

Why is EMERALD Laser exciting?

EMERALD Laser can help you reach your goals of reducing body fat and getting into shape without surgery, painful treatments, or major investment of time and effort. What sets the EMERALD Laser apart is its non-thermal ‘true’ laser technology, which harmonizes with the body, earning it the distinction of being a wellness device. Remarkably, it can effectively treat individuals with a BMI of up to 40 for fat loss and cellulite reduction.

How does a EMERALD Laser treatment work?

One of the primary applications of the EMERALD Green Diode System is to reduce the circumference of treatment areas and alleviate the appearance of cellulite. This treatment is a natural, healthy alternative with no apoptosis (cell death). Importantly, it preserves the endocrine function of fat cells, aligning with the concept that beauty goes beyond surface appearance. This approach promotes holistic well-being by providing a cellular anti-aging effect that offers various health and wellness benefits. Patients often report increased energy levels due to the approximately 400% increase in ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the body’s energy currency, resulting from EMERALD Laser treatments.

How long do the results last?

The results of the EMERALD Laser treatment are permanent. However, you will want to use diet and exercise to optimise your gains.

Is EMERALD Laser treatment painful?

No. EMERALD Laser treatment is completely painless. You may feel nothing at all as the laser works, or you may feel a slight tingling.

Where can EMERALD laser treatment be used?

EMERALD Laser can be used anywhere on the body where you have pockets of fat you want to reduce or remove.

Who is suitable for an EMERALD Laser treatment?

These two groups of patients are suitable for an EMERALD Laser treatment:

  • Patients with small pockets of fat they want to lose. For example, you might have a small pocket of fat under your chin that you are unable to remove by diet and exercise.
  • Patients with BMI values in the range 30 to 40. Technically, BMI 30 to 34.9 is termed moderately obese, BMI 35 to 39.9 is termed severely obese, and BMI 40 and above is termed morbidly obese.

How long does EMERALD Laser treatment take?

The treatment will take 30 minutes anywhere on the body.

How quickly can you see results?

You can typically see results after about two weeks. The effects of the treatment continue for about four weeks.

A typical course of EMERALD Laser is one to two treatments per week for 4 to 8 weeks.

How much does EMERALD Laser treatment cost?

The cost varies depending on which body area or areas you’re having treated and whether you choose to buy a course of treatment or pay as you go per session. Here are example costs:

  • A course of 10 full-body treatments costs from £3,000.
  • Individual treatments for the chin area cost from £90.
  • Individual treatments for body areas cost from £175.

Will I have scars from EMERALD Laser treatments?

No. EMERALD Laser is a non-invasive procedure.

Are there side-effects from EMERALD Laser treatment?

No. EMERALD Laser treatment has no reported side effects.

What is the aftercare advice following an EMERALD Laser treatment?

First, follow any specific advice your practitioner gives you for getting the greatest benefit from the treatment.

Second, here is general aftercare advice following an EMERALD Laser treatment:

  • Drink water. Drink at least 3 litres of water a day for the first three days after the treatment to help your body get rid of the fat freed by the treatment.
  • Remain active. Activity helps ensure your body expels the emulsified fat. Exercise every day, or at least walk for 30 minutes each day.
  • Avoid alcohol. Ideal, you should avoid alcohol both during the treatment and for four weeks after treatment.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks. Carbonated drinks can cause water retention, which may interfere with your body’s ability to process the freed fat.
  • Reduce your caffeine intake. Caffeine can hamper your kidneys’ ability to process the emulsified fat.

Are any specific treatments recommended post treatment?

Lymphatic massage may help your body get rid of the emulsified fat. Alternatively, you could wear a lymphatic drainage suit or use a vibration plate to stimulate your system.

Are there any studies on the effects of EMERALD Laser treatment?

Three separate double-blind clinical trials proved the effectiveness of EMERALD Laser and gained FDA market clearance for the device.

Who created EMERALD Laser?

EMERALD Laser was created by Erchonia, a pioneer in low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The EMERALD Laser employs ten green laser diodes, which emit 20% more energy than red laser diodes. This additional energy allows EMERALD to emulsify fat without resorting to problematic heat or cooling methods.

Who are laser lipolysis treatments not suitable for?

Generally, laser lipolysis treatments are not suitable for patients with the following:

  • Morbid obesity. Laser lipolysis is usually not recommended for patients with very high BMI values. EMERALD Laser is approved for treating patients with up to BMI 40.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding. Postpone cosmetic treatments until you are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, or diseases that interfere with wound healing. These conditions may contraindicate laser lipolysis treatment.
  • If you are taking medications that makes you photosensitive, laser treatment may not be advisable.

Consult a practitioner for more specific advice about contraindications.

Find an Emerald Laser Clinic

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We have been using Emerald Laser in our clinic for quite some time and the results are phenomenal when it comes to fat loss. There are also added benefits to the Emerald treatment such as improved energy levels, reduction in pain and improvement in gut health. The Emerald Laser has allowed us to treat larger patients that we previously would not be able to do. Any clinic looking to add the Emerald Laser should do so without hesitation.


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