Dr. Steven Zimmet Invited to Speak at American College of Phlebology (ACP) Congress

dr zimmet speaks at acp congressOur very own, Dr. Steven Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh, was invited this past week to speak as an expert to his fellow peers during the annual American College of Phlebology (ACP) Congress on the following subjects:

  • American Board of Venous & Lymphatic (ABVLM): Attaining and Maintaining Your Diplomate Status
  • Hyperpigmentation and Matting
  • Ulcers
  • When to Biopsy and to Refer to a Dermatologist
  • Malignant Lesions on the Lower Extremities
  • How to Incorporate Aesthetic Procedures Into Your Practice

+ Practice Management
+ Training/ Education
+ Supervising Aesthetic Extenders
+ Marketing
+ Incorporating an Aesthetic Product Line

The audience of the 28th Annual Congress included over 1000 physicians and other health care professionals from around the world caring for patients with venous disease, with specialty backgrounds of phlebology, cardiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, dermatology, dermatologic surgery, internal medicine, family practice, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular medicine, nursing and sonography.

AAD teams up with Legendary Quarterback Phil Simms to Bring the Focus on Skin Cancer in Men

Dermatologist | Dermatology | Austin, TX | Skin CancerThe American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has recently released findings from a new national survey, which reveal that nine in 10 American men are aware of the existence of skin cancer, but only about 18 percent of American men actually visit a doctor for annual skin cancer screenings. This apathy towards the risk of skin cancer appears to be more conspicuous in younger men in the age group of 18 to 34.

The reality is that one in five people in the US will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, will afflict one in 50 Americans by 2015. The incidence of melanoma has been on the rise over the last three decades. Men are at a higher risk of this disease compared to women. The heartening part in the AAD survey is that men across age groups are more receptive to learning about skin cancer.

To spread greater knowledge and discussion about skin cancer among men, AAD has teamed up with the legendary New York Giants quarterback and CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms. Together they are launching SPOT me, an awareness campaign to highlight the risks of skin cancer. The campaign will particularly encourage men in all age groups to set up periodic skin cancer screenings from a board certified dermatologist and make skin health a priority.

Simms was diagnosed with skin cancer on his face, head, and ears in 2010 when he visited a dermatologist for a check-up. He has since undergone treatment and modified his lifestyle to reduce the risk of recurrence of skin cancer. Simms said: “Like most men, I resisted going to the doctor until my daughter encouraged me to have my skin checked, and I was lucky my skin cancer was diagnosed early and effectively treated.”

Simms is keen to educate men about the dangers of skin cancer in the United States. He says: “I get regular screenings and make sure my family – especially my two sons – does the same. I want to encourage men of all ages to talk to their family members and friends, be proactive with their skin health and most importantly, get screened for skin cancer.” Apart from teaming up with Simms, the Academy has also entered into a partnership with three professional football teams to raise awareness about skin cancer and provide free skin cancer screenings.

The president of the AAD, Dr. Brett Coldiron, also pointed out to the growing incidence of skin cancer among men. He said: “In my recent experience, I have treated more men than women for skin cancer, and the skin cancers in men are often more serious. This may be because men don’t get screened as often as they should, which leads to more advanced cancers that could have been caught earlier. The survey findings are encouraging in that men do wish to learn more and even welcome discussion about skin cancer.” The Academy’s skin cancer awareness campaign, SPOT me, is a part of its larger SPOT Skin Cancer initiative.

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.

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Please Join Us For a Special Ultherapy Event – Great Deals for Attendees Only!

Ultherapy Lifts, Tightens, & Tones:

Upcoming Events Austin Texas

  • Non-invasively
  • In a Single Treatment
  • With No Downtime
  • Face, Mouth & Eye Areas, Brow, Neck, Chin, Jawline & Now Décolletage

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Three session times: 12pm, 2:30pm & 5:30pm RSVP (512) 485-7700 (reserve early, space limited)
Dr. Zimmet and Ulthera Representative, Larissa Taylor, will be on hand to answer your questions.

  • See before and after photos
  • Receive a complimentary mini-consult
  • Enjoy attendee only specials!

Event Specials For Attendees Only:

FULL FACE + NECK + DéCOLLETAGE Buy a Full Face and Upper Neck Treatment for $2880 (Reg. $3600) and get a Décolletage Treatment for $499 (Reg. $1500)
Buy (1) Décolletage Treatment for$1200 (Reg. $1500) and receive (1) FREE Advanced FotoFacial for (1) area (Face, Neck, or Décolletage / $550 value)
INTERESTED IN DéCOLLETAGE ONLY? Décolletage $999 (Reg. $1500)Again, these great specials are strictly for attendees only! Don’t miss out. Reserve your spot today.
We look forward to seeing you!

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 for attendees only.

End of Summer Event

Sunspots, freckles, wrinkles, sagging?
This is the price of summer fun!
Repair and Prevent is the mantra for September.

Join Us for an End of Summer Event
Wednesday, September 10th
9am to 1pm
Sips and Snacks

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(VALID FOR PURCHASES 9/8 through 9/12 ONLY)
During Event Only, Appointment Required
$10.25/unit (regularly $12/unit)
Great for sun damage, hyper pigmentation,
rosacea and enlarged pores. Treats face,
neck, chest, arms and hands
FREE hand treatment with purchase ($200 value)

For smoother, more refined and youthful skin
20% Off


NeoStrata rep Grey McCallister will be on hand with a REVEAL CAM
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Special pricing and a gift with any NeoStrata purchase.

We highly value your feedback. Please let us know how
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Treats fine lines, scars, and improves skin’s
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Buy a series of 6 and get 2 peels FREE ($300 value)SUNSCREEN
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The ultimate clean!
20% OFF ($45 value)
Comprehensive treatment and product recommendations

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 9/12 and products purchased 9/8 through 9/12.
Questions? Call us at (512) 485-7700.

Dr. Zimmet and Co-Authors Publish Core Content for Training in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

Phlebology: The Journal of Venous DiseaseDr. Steven E. Zimmet is the lead author of “Core Content for Training in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine,” which has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed and indexed journal, Phlebology: The Journal of Venous Disease. The co-authors, very prominent physicians who are recognized experts in the field, are Drs. Teresa Carman (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine), Anthony Comerota (Jobst Vascular Institute), Craig Feied (Georgetown University School of Medicine), Michael Jaff (Massachusetts General Hospital), Mark Meissner (University of Washington School of Medicine), Robert Min (Weill Cornell Medical College), Suman Rathbun (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center), and Thomas Wakefield (University of Michigan Health System).

The work has received endorsements from both the American College of Phlebology and the American Venous Forum, two of the largest and most influential medical societies devoted to vein and lymphatic diseases in the world.

The major vein societies in the world share a common mission to improve the standards of medical practitioners, the educational standards for teaching and training programs in venous medicine, and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders. With these goals in mind, the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) convened a multi-specialty task force with representatives from dermatology, interventional radiology, phlebology, vascular medicine and vascular surgery, with the objectives to agree upon the core content in venous and lymphatic medicine. Dr. Zimmet, President of the ABVLM, chaired this task force.

The Core Content covers the areas of knowledge that are essential to practice in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine. It can also serve as a template for the development of curricula for medical school, residency and fellowship education, and serve as a framework for training programs, accreditation standards, and board certification testing.

The Core Content is divided into five key categories:

  • Basic sciences
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Treatment modalities in venous and lymphatic medicine
  • Clinical sciences
  • Other components and core competencies of the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine

Dr. Zimmet and co-authors, along with a larger group of advisors, developed the work using in-depth reviews of the latest available medical literature combined with their own expertise and experience in their areas of specialty.

The complete Core Content manuscript can be found here: http://phl.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/24/0268355514545120.full


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.


Ultherapy Receives FDA Clearance for Decolletage Anti-Wrinkle Treatment [VIDEO]

Ultherapy Anti-Wrinkle Treatment | Austin DermatologistUlthera, Inc., an international medical device company that produces the ultrasound platform device Ulthera System, has received FDA clearance for this technology for the treatment of lines and wrinkles of the décolleté. This makes Ulthera System, the company’s signature aesthetics technology, to be the first non-surgical procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to aesthetically treat the chest and improve the signs of aging on the décolleté.

The Technology

The Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment makes use of Ulthera System’s proven and highly effective imaging and micro-focused ultrasound therapy capabilities. A single treatment session can be completed in about half an hour. The penetration of ultrasound energy into the deeper layers of the skin causes the natural stimulation and production of collagen and elastin. With new collagen and elastin appearing in the skin’s foundation, it gradually helps smooth the wrinkles and lines from the chest.

Natural Looking Results

The results are more naturally looking with this treatment because the process occurs internally and makes a gradual impact. It will usually take about three months for the full results to appear. The Ulthera System has already been FDA-cleared for lifting the neck, eyebrow and under the chin, with significant benefits achieved in just a single treatment. Similar outcomes are also achieved for the decolletage treatment. The procedure involves no downtime and there are no post-procedure care requirements.

Consistent, Safe, Painless

Many experienced dermatologists report that there is a high demand from patients to provide a safe and effective procedure to treat the aging signs on the chest. Patients are keen to choose solutions that do not involve invasive treatment. However, the proven and established treatments available to reduce lines and wrinkles from the chest typically involve needles, incisions, multiple treatments, prolonged recovery, and restrictions against sun exposure.

Now with the FDA clearance of the Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment, dermatologists have a safe, effective, and comfortable solution that produces consistent results. The procedure can be performed during the lunch hour, so the working people do not even have to take time off from work. The treatment can be undertaken at any time of the year and without any downtime involved.

Expanding Scope of Treatment

The president and CEO of Ulthera, Inc., Matthew E. Likens, has said that receiving FDA clearance for Ulthera System to treat the décolleté indication fills a very clear void for patients. The company is committed to expanding the scope of its platform technology. The dermatology practices that support the state of the art Ulthera System can now address a wider range of aesthetic needs for their patients with this technology.

The company’s goal is to ensure that greater value is added to the Ulthera System each year for the providers for the Ulthera treatment. With the latest FDA clearance, the Ultherapy treatment now addresses four key areas, ranging from the brow to the chest. The company is pleased that its efforts in research and development are producing real benefits for the patients. The Ultherapy technology is already cleared in more than 40 countries around the world, and has displayed an excellent safety and performance record.


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.

Botox Can Treat Depression

Botox Cost depression treatmentLooking 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

Father's Day Ulterapy

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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