Santa Barbara Medical Innovations, the exclusive North American distributor of the leading, non-invasive body contouring procedure, Erchonia’s Zerona®, today announced it has designated Premier Zerona Centers as the first official Zerona Centers of Excellence. Premier Zerona Centers are exemplary for their outstanding expertise and service in administering Zerona as part of their comprehensive health and wellness programs. Premier Zerona Centers have already helped thousands of clients improve their health and well-being.

Premier Zerona Centers have earned the Zerona Center of Excellence designation by demonstrating a high level of client education and support, incorporating Zerona as a key component of healthy lifestyle changes and a holistic approach to health, fitness and wellness. In addition, Premier Zerona Centers meet a high standard of client service and satisfaction following Zerona treatment protocols.

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“We’re thrilled to be honored as the first Zerona Centers of Excellence,” remarked Giselle Cardillo, chief executive officer and founder of Premier Zerona Centers. “The facts are backed by FDA clinical trials, physicians and results. It was hard to believe when I first learned about this breakthrough, but when I saw it on my own body and then on our patients, I knew science had changed fat loss forever! We have an average 2-week reduction of over 8 inches with our clients seeing upwards of 38 to 40 inches with additional treatments. By adding Zerona to our health and wellness programs, we’ve been able to significantly improve our clients’ body shape, self-esteem, and overall health in a short period of time. The rapid visible results give them the motivation to reclaim their body and their health.”

Benefits of Zerona

Zerona, one of the world’s safest and most-researched, low-level laser treatment, empowers physicians to help clients enjoy numerous health benefits associated with removing fat and losing inches from their bodies. In a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled study submitted as part of FDA approval process, patients lost an average of 3.64 inches overall, during a two-week period. When combined with a well-rounded health and wellness program, clients can lose an average of 4.1 inches or more.

Recent research suggests that Zerona may be an effective method of lowering cholesterol. In a recent pilot study, eighty-four percent of study participants demonstrated an overall reduction in total cholesterol serum levels when comparing baseline and study endpoint levels (The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Nov. 2010).1

Unlike other non-invasive procedures, Zerona delivers important benefits:

Zerona is the first non-invasive aesthetic device to receive FDA market clearance in the U.S. for circumferential reduction of the waist, hips, and thighs.

Zerona is the only non-invasive body slimming procedure scientifically proven by Level I research to-date.

• Clients experience no downtime, pain, bruising, or swelling.

Zerona is the quickest and most effective non-invasive treatment for slimming the waist, hips, and thighs.

Zerona has proven to be a safe alternative to liposuction, and unlike competitive products, it does not kill fat cells, which many doctors believe are necessary for important metabolic functions.

“We’re excited about educating physicians and other health and fitness professionals about the benefits of utilizing Zerona, the science behind its creation, and its value as part of a well-balanced health and wellness program,” said Vanessa Tormey, vice president of marketing at SBMI. “Throughout 2011 and beyond, we will continue to deepen and expand our marketing support for various Zerona practice centers throughout North America.”

Zerona Client Successes

Among Premier Zerona Centers’ numerous client success stories is 52 year-old Dale Vendramini. Dale lost 11 inches off her waist and hips after using Zerona as part of Premier Zerona Centers’ Ultimate Best You Program. “I brought the motivation and Premier gave me the results,” said Vendramini. “I consider Premier my family and partners in a new and improved life. The most exciting part was losing 11 inches from the Zerona treatment!”

Chris Bleue lost 7.5 inches and 16 pounds using Zerona during a two-week treatment. “The morning after my fourth treatment I stood in front of the mirror and almost fell over!, said Bleue. “My belly seemed to have melted away over night!” Bleue’s healthy body change was a timely benefit he able to enjoy on the beaches of Cozumel, Mexico.

Michele Fox used Zerona to lose 8 inches of body circumference over two weeks. Seeing her waistline shrink so quickly gave Michele the motivation to continue improving her health and well-being. “I will never be overweight again, seeing results this fast does amazing things for your motivation! My husband was so impressed with my fat loss he began treatments before I had even finished mine.”

A typical three-week course of treatment with Zerona costs an average of $2,500 at Premier Zerona Centers, depending on a client’s specific goals. This cost can become significantly less when buying more than three weeks of treatments. If clients make a $20 donation to a qualifying local women’s charity, they can receive $300 discount on the Zerona treatment.

About Premier Zerona Centers

Premier Zerona Centers, found at 36 locations in Canada, provide the most comprehensive, high-tech health and wellness programs on the market today. The centers’ health and wellness programs are customized to meet each client’s specific goals, using some of the world’s leading health, fitness, nutrition, and medical professionals. For more information on Zerona and Premier Zerona Centers, visit

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SBMI is dedicated to bringing clinically proven, innovative health and wellness products that are safe and effective to market. SBMI is the exclusive North American distributor of Zerona, the only clinically proven, non-invasive body contouring device on the market, as well as the Erchonia EML, the only laser device FDA approved for pain during liposuction and breast surgery.

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Erchonia is the global leader in low-level laser healthcare applications. Over the last 15 years Erchonia has been conducting research & development with the world’s leading physicians to advance the science of low level lasers. Prior to market introduction, all Erchonia lasers are proven to be safe and effective through independent clinical trials. Currently thousands of Erchonia’s lasers are used daily to reduce body fat, eliminate pain, accelerate healing, and treat acne.

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1) The potential application of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for cholesterol reduction merits a proper study to accurately analyze the therapeutic utility.


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