Botox Can Treat Depression

injection Botox Can Treat Depression  | Austin DermatologyLooking good is important for most people. Obviously, looking good is linked to our self worth and confidence. Even if you don’t really think about the way you look, the psychological component is hardwired in our brains and that is why a compliment on our looks brightens up your day. Botox has been used for years to reduce the signs of aging but some new research is now suggesting that it can also be used to fight depression.

How can Botox help deal with depression

Depression is a serious issue that is affecting a large portion of the American population. For years, the tools to fight it have been counseling sessions with a psychiatrist and drugs that seek to alter the brain chemistry. Although these have been successful, doctors are always on the lookout for new and more efficient techniques, one of which is botox.

Botulinum Toxin A or Botox, as it is commonly known, has been used in cosmetic surgery for skin care many years now. Its effects include reducing of wrinkles, tightening of skin, and youthful looks. What botox does is that it paralyses the so-called frown muscles (the muscles responsible for frowning). This means that the patient cannot form any expressions that show negative emotions such as sadness.

By some accounts, this inability to show negative emotions manifests itself in the brain as an inability to form a negative mood. Dr. Steven Zimmet who has been a dermatologist in Austin, TX for over thirty years feels that this idea might have some substance to it. He has used Botox in his dermatology practice extensively and has often felt patients to have a more positive outlook after such a treatment.

Skin care after Botox

Even though botox has become very popular, it still remains a toxin that is injected in to your face. That means proper precautions need to be taken for your skin care after a Botox treatment. Dermatologist recommends that you -

1. Do not touch the skin where Botox was administered for at least 24 hours after the treatment and absolutely no rubbing of the area. This can spread the toxin to unintended areas and can cause complications.

2. Do not consume alcohol.

3. Avoid skin treatments for up to 24 hours after the treatment. This means no facials, chemical peels, or micro-dermabrasion for you.

4.  If you are on blood thinning medication, avoid taking it soon after Botox treatment. Discuss with your doctor how long you should do this.

5. Botox bruises can occur. To get rid of them try a topical vitamin K and arnica cream.

As explained above, botox is not just a tool for getting rid of your wrinkles and getting you a more youthful look anymore. Used correctly, it can become a great way to counter and maybe even cure depression in individuals. Researchers are working hard to scientifically prove this link and when they are able to do so, doctors, both in dermatology and psychiatry will be happy get a tool that they can use together for both their fields.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments by Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, please contact us at 512-402-6694.

Give Dad a Chiseled Chin for Father’s Day!

This Father’s Day, skip the necktie and give Dad an Ultherapy® treatment to help keep him looking his best! One treatment can lift and tighten skin on the neck and under the chin, so Dad can get back that chiseled look from his younger years!

Contact us to book his Fathers Day Gift 512-402-6694

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As Seen In USA Today: Austin For Luxury Lovers

Dr. Zimmet named as the world-renowned vein specialist and dermatologist in Austin by USA Today.

“For all their modesty, Austin residents want to look their best and maintain a youthful mien. For that, they visit the intimate haven of Dr. Steven Zimmet, a world-renowned vein specialist and dermatologist who specializes in non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Zimmet, who boasts a number of celebrity and out-of-town clients, performs skin-tightening (Ultherapy), body-sculpting (Lipsonix) and other dermatologic magic at an intimate central Austin medical spa.”

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Happy Mothers Day! Just For You…

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SPECIALS
Please note: Care Credit may not be used with these specials.
May not be combined with other specials. Valid only for treatments
and products purchased by May 9th. Questions? Call us at (512) 485-7700.

FILLERS
Voluma, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse
15% Off (~$60 to $100 value per syringe)

COOLSCLERO
Get rid of your spider veins and
be ready for summer!
15% Off


SKIN TIGHTENING
Ultherapy, EndyMed, & Active/DeepFX
15% Off

BODY CONTOURING
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Liposonix - 15% Off
CoolSculpting – Call for Pricing


PEELS
Improves texture and tone, reduces fine lines -
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Buy 2, Get 1 Free ($150 value)

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Buy 2, Get 1 Free ($300 value)

20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS!
NeoCutis, SkinCeuticals, Obagi,
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Please note: Care Credit may not be used with these specials.
May not be combined with other specials. Valid only for treatments
and products purchased by May 9th.

LUMIÈRE Anti-Aging Eye Cream Voted 2014 Best Beauty Buys by InStyle Magazine

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InStyle Magazine has published its list of the very best hair, makeup, and skin products on the market. They asked the pros for their favorite mascaras, lotions, lipsticks, eye creams and more to keep you in the know.
See All InStyle Magazine 2014 Best Beauty Buys

LUMIÈRE Bio-restorative Eye Cream with PSP® was voted a Best Beauty Buy for 2014

Winner ‘12, ‘11, ‘10, ‘09

LUMIÈRE is powered by 30% more PSP® to help tackle the appearance of skin aging in the delicate under eye area. Other key ingredients include caffeine, hyaluronic acid and bisabolol. This powerful combination of energizers, nourishers and moisturizers helps provide your eyes with a younger, fresher outlook! In fact, a clinical study indicated that the signs of periorbital skin aging were reduced up to 28% after six weeks of twice daily application!

LUMIÈRE helps to*:

  • Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area.
  • Firm and hydrate.
  • Deflate the look of puffiness.
  • Reduce the appearance of under-eye darkness.
  • Wipe away signs of stress and fatigue.

All skin types: Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested • Free of color additives and fragrances • Not tested on animals.

*Individual results will vary.

Click Here to ask Dr. Zimmet what skin products are the best for you.

 

Mother’s Day Special Event!

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SPECIALS

Please note: Care Credit may not be used with these specials.
May not be combined with other specials. Valid only for treatments
purchased by May 9th and products purchased May 5th through 9th.
Questions? Call us at (512) 485-7700.
BOTOX

$10.25/unit (regularly $12/unit)

FILLERS
Voluma, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse
15% Off (~$60 to $100 value per syringe)

COOLSCLERO
Get rid of your spider veins and
be ready for summer!
15% Off


RECENT DEALS – EXTENDED!

SKIN TIGHTENING
Ultherapy, EndyMed, & Active/DeepFX
15% Off

BODY CONTOURING
Get rid of unwanted pockets of fat
Liposonix - 15% Off
CoolSculpting – Call for Pricing


 

PEELS
Improves texture and tone, reduces fine lines -
ideal for acne prone skin.
Buy 2, Get 1 Free ($150 value)MICRO-NEEDLING
Treats fine lines, scars, and improves skin’s
overall appearance.
Buy 2, Get 1 Free ($300 value)20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS!
NeoCutis, SkinCeuticals, Obagi,
NeoStrata, Elta, Teamine, Nectifirm
(5/5 – 5/9)

LEARN MORE ABOUT NEOCUTIS
NeoCutis product line Rep Jennifer Salzman
will be on hand to answer your questions and
will have a special giveaway.
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FUN!

STELLA & DOT
Come visit with Rep Whitney Fields and shop
the stylish Jewelry, Bags & Scarves from Stella & Dot
and be entered to win a $50 gift card with your purchase.
Find a great gift for Mother’s Day or Graduation!

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Questions? Call us! (512) 485-7700

Please note: Care Credit may not be used with these specials.
May not be combined with other specials. Valid only for treatments purchased by May 9th and products purchased May 5th through 9th.

In the News: Teenage Skin Cancer Survivor Encourages Smart Skin Decisions [VIDEO]

Watch the video:

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WDAF-TV Kansas City, MO (4/21, McKean) reports on efforts by Makenzie Martin to convince youngsters to make smart decisions to avoid skin cancer. Martin, now 19, was diagnosed with melanoma during a regular physical when she was 15. Following multiple surgeries, the disease is under control and she works to improve awareness and research through her Melanoma Miracles Foundation.

POP INTO SPRING WITH THESE SPECIAL DEALS

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(Only valid on treatments and product purchases during the week of April 21-25)

BODY CONTOURING
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Liposonix – 15% Off
CoolSculpting Special – Call for Pricing

ADVANCED FOTOFACIAL
Great for sun damage, hyperpigmentation, rosacea,
and enlarged pores. Treats face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
Buy For Face - Get Neck, Chest or Hands Free
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Custom treatment plan using both laser and electrolysis
20% Off One New AreaPRODUCTS
NeoCutis, SkinCeuticals, Obagi, NeoStrata, Elta, Teamine, Nectifirm
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Questions? Call us! (512) 485-7700

Please note: Care Credit may not be used with these specials.
May not be combined with other specials. Valid only for treatments performed April 21-25, 2014.

Just Released: Dr. Zimmet’s Chapter in “The Vein Book”

41CS7KthuuL 232x300 Just Released: Dr. Zimmets Chapter in The Vein Book  | Austin DermatologyThe new 2014 second edition of The Vein Book, published by Oxford Press, and edited by John Bergan and Nisha Bunke-Paquette is now available in stores. Dr. Zimmet contributed a chapter on the  ”Principles of Treatment of Varicose Veins.”

Since its initial publication nearly a decade ago, The Vein Book continues to serves as the ultimate comprehensive resource on venous disease. Upholding its reputation as the go-to reference for complete, authoritative, and up-to-date information about venous function and dysfunction, this second edition effectively bridges the gap between clinical medicine and basic science, suitable both for the seasoned surgeon as well as the medical student.

Dr. Zimmet Invited to the Sedona Days Vein Conference

medical education Dr. Zimmet Invited to the Sedona Days Vein Conference  | Austin DermatologyThe invitation only annual Sedona Days Vein Conference is held each April in Carefree, Arizona, organized by Nick Morrison MD and sponsored by an unconditional educational grant from MediUSA. This unique medical conference is structured after a similar conference held in Appenzell, Switzerland annually for over 25 years,and organized initially by Robert Stemmer, then Hugo Partsch, and most recently Eberhard Rabe.  It represents a gathering of the leading venous experts in the world, coming together to discuss various topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with venous disease. Dr Zimmet and other invited doctors have the opportunity to delve much more deeply into venous topics than they might have in a typical medical conference where the time is spent only on presentations with limited time for creative discussion.