Have you been curious about non-invasive fat removal either for yourself or as a new treatment option for your clients at your beauty location? While there are several technological options to permanently remove fat from the body including cryolipolysis, radio frequency, ultrasound, and lasers that can contour the body and address common trouble spots without having to go under the knife—I recently tried out the latest laser technology to hit the market called EON by Dominion Aesthetic Technologies, Inc., which launched in March 2021.

EON is the only body contouring technology that is both touchless and robotic,” Christian Bloomgren, President of EON, proudly shares with me. This futuristic device utilizes a 1064 nm laser that is proven to induce apoptosis (which is essentially the death of unwanted cells) in adipose tissue, also known as body fat. “Through the process of apoptosis, EON induces the permanent removal of subcutaneous fat cells,” continues Bloomgren. “The device delivers consistent and powerful laser energy through the robotic arm, while jet impingement cooling and real-time monitoring ensure a comfortable and safe patient experience. The robotic delivery technology of EON provides unprecedented fat reduction results and patient safety.

EON can get subcutaneous fat hot while keeping the skin in the treatment area cool with its autonomous technology. The device utilizes 42 smart sensors that scan and map an individual’s topography to deliver personalized treatments. “These sensors drive EON’s autonomous decision-making while monitoring patient safety and comfort. The robotic design provides a consistent treatment experience from patient to patient and eliminates human error and inconsistency,” explains Bloomgren.

So, who gets the most out of this type of body contouring treatment?

EON candidates today are looking to permanently reduce stubborn fat in the upper/lower abdomen and flanks,” responds Bloomgren. “Even with a healthy lifestyle, people have areas they would like help with so that they can look and feel their best. EON patients are looking for a non-invasive solution that doesn’t interrupt their normal daily schedule but gives great results. EON patients typically have a manageable BMI of 30 or less and no contraindications to treatment.” Although Bloomgren did mention that in their trials they have seen results with much higher BMIs. “What is great about our device is that it can be used on localized fat of around one inch, which is much less than what other devices require to work.

Currently, EON is FDA-cleared for the treatment of stubborn fat on the abdomen and flanks with other body part clearances in the future. The company recommends repeated treatments for a patient to get the desired results. These can be determined by your practitioner’s recommendations and are usually scheduled every 4 weeks. The results are gradual as the damaged fat cells are removed from the body via the lymphatic system in around 12 weeks.

Because EON utilizes the body’s natural functions to remove the damaged fat cells, it can take up to 12 weeks to fully realize the results of your treatment. Although, many patients have reported seeing results as early as six weeks, especially when coupled with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Patients in our studies experienced the full efficacy of the treatment by 12 weeks after a full abdominal treatment with 20 -25% fat loss in the upper and lower abdomen. But the removal of fat cells is permanent in the areas treated,” explains Bloomgren.

As the treatment begins, a robotic arm hovers over the body in a very precise pattern in the treatment area. “This maintains the skin temperature to fat temperature ratio so that the patient can experience a very effective, comfortable treatment,” explains Bloomgren. “The robotic arm is led by protocols written into the system by our robotic engineers. This system has 42 sensors that manage the treatment. Human error is removed when the device is monitoring the treatment. Our clinical studies were done to prove the safety of the robotic device. Similar robotic technology has been used in other surgical applications outside of aesthetics to remove human error.”

While I am generally a fit individual, now that I am in my later 40s, I am struggling with a few trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t seem to address—mainly my lower stomach and flanks. I had my first EON treatment over 12 weeks ago, which was painless. I had all three sections of my abs treated along with my flanks. I then had a second treatment roughly 6 weeks ago on just my lower belly and flanks. I was slightly tender after all my appointments, which is to be expected when a hot laser beam attacks your fat cells. So far, I am quite impressed with my results. After a few more weeks, I may get one last treatment to hit any remaining pockets of fat. But compared to other technologies, EON has worked wonders for me.

EON represents an exciting and efficacious solution for healthy individuals who have trouble spots that they want to be addressed but that don’t want to go under the knife. If you are a beauty business owner, devices like EON represent a unique opportunity to meet the ever-growing demand from individuals who want non-invasive fat reduction. The global market for body contouring reached 6.5 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow to almost 9.6 billion by 2026. So, if you are considering adding a non-invasive body contouring device to your salon or spa, this is one worth looking into.

Note: A version of this was published previously in Forbes.