Laser Derm & Wellness Centre

November 30, 2010 13:49 ET

Laser Derm & Wellness Centre: Dr. Maureen Bakken Introduces New and Only Non-Invasive, Body Slimming, Low-Level Laser Treatment With Proven Results

ZERONA® Offers Safe Alternative for Painless Reduction of Inches and Body Fat in Red Deer, Alberta

RED DEER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2010) - Laser Derm & Wellness Centre, Red Deer announces the arrival of the ZERONA®, the only non-invasive, body slimming, low-level laser treatment, to its practice, making Dr. Bakken one of the first physicians to offer the ZERONA™ in the Red Deer, Alberta. During clinical trials, the ZERONA® has been scientifically proven to result in an average of 3.6 inches lost from patients' waist, hips and thighs. Unlike invasive weight loss surgery, ZERONA® is a revolutionary method that is applied externally without the dangers associated with surgery or other non-invasive devices which rely on heating the tissue. The new technology has been proven to reduce inches from target areas such as the tummy, back, hips, thighs, buttocks, chin, neck and arms; contour and reshape the body; and tighten and tone loose skin.

The introduction of ZERONA® to Laser Derm & Wellness Centre in Red Deer will provide those seeking a safe alternative to surgery with a body contouring program that causes no bruising, scarring and discomfort. The simple procedure consists of six 40-minute treatments over a two-week period.

Dr. Bakken says, "Our patients have been pleased with the results from ZERONA® treatments and because there are no needles, no incisions and no recovery time involved, they can continue with their daily activities immediately after each treatment. ZERONA® is an excellent option for patients who do not want to experience the downtime, health risks or pain associated with more invasive procedures for body contouring."

ZERONA® uses a patented and clinically proven low-level laser technology developed by Erchonia, the global leader in low-level laser healthcare applications. The results were proven effective through a double-blind, randomized, multi-site, and placebo-controlled study.

Clinical studies demonstrated that the ZERONA® low-level laser targets adipose tissue (fat storing cells) and stimulates the fat cell to liquefy the fat within the cell. A small pore is then naturally created in the protective membrane of the fat cell enabling the fatty matter to seep out of the cell until absorbed by the lymphatic system. The excess fat is then passed out of the body during its normal course of detoxification which results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller and inches are reduced.

"ZERONA® is the leading technology for body contouring without surgery," says Steve Shanks, Vice President at Erchonia, the creator and manufacturer of the device. "We are pleased to bring such a superior product to highly-respected doctors such as Dr. Bakken who can now offer ZERONA® as a perfect solution for those who want to jump start or maintain a healthier and slimmer lifestyle in Red Deer."

For more information on the ZERONA® treatments at Laser Derm in Red Deer, visit or call (403) 347-8050. To learn more about ZERONA® ,visit

About Dr. Bakken

Dr. Bakken graduated from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, with a special Family practice degree. She has resided and worked in Red Deer since 1978. She is the Medical Director/ Owner of Laser Derm & Wellness Centre. Her interest in Dermatology and Wellness Medicine has expanded to include the scientific benefits of Anti-Aging Medicine. This encompasses lifestyle counseling, health supplements along with lasers, and pulsed light sources as well as Botox Cosmetic and Therapeutic and Cosmetic fillers. She is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. 


Developed by Erchonia Medical, the global leader in low-level laser healthcare applications, ZERONA®, a body contouring laser, offers individuals a body slimming solution, without diet or exercise. Unlike invasive weight loss surgery, ZERONA® is a revolutionary method that is applied externally without the dangers associated with surgery, while at the same time allowing patients to remain active during treatment. Patients are able to continue their busy lives without pain, swelling or the discomfort of invasive surgery. The simple procedure consists of six 40-minute treatments over a two week period. For more information on ZERONA® visit

About Santa Barbara Medical Innovations (SBMI)

SBMI is dedicated to bringing proven, innovative health and wellness products that are safe and effective to market. SBMI is the exclusive U.S. distributor of ZERONA Non-Invasive Body Slimming System. To learn more about ZERONA, visit 

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts
    on Behalf of Dr. Maureen Bakken
    of Laser Derm & Welleness Centre
    in Red Deer, Ab.
    (403) 347-8050
    Media Contacts
    on Behalf of ZERONA(R)
    Gary Grasso
    Doctors P.R.
    (626) 793-8964