POP INTO SPRING WITH THESE SPECIAL DEALS

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

BODY CONTOURING
Get rid of unwanted pockets of fat
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
HAIR REMOVAL
Custom treatment plan using both laser and electrolysis
20% Off One New AreaPRODUCTS
NeoCutis, SkinCeuticals, Obagi, NeoStrata, Elta, Teamine, Nectifirm
15% Off

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 new Chapter in “The Vein Book”

the vein bookThe 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. This year Dr. Zimmet has contributed a comprehensive 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-vein-educationThe 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.

Skin Tightening Happy Hour

Interested in Skin Tightening?
Join Us for an Educational Happy Hour!

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Dr. Zimmet is an Official Ultherapy Treatment Provider

If you have questions, this is the perfect event to attend. It is comfortable and casual – enjoy sips and snacks while learning about our non-surgical, skin tightening treatment options including Ultherapy, EndyMed Radiofrequency, and Active/DEEPFX Fractionated CO2. Dr. Zimmet will be answering your questions along the way!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Sips and Snacks
Special Deals for Attendees:

  • Ultherapy – Free mouth or eyes with Mid-Lower Face Purchase ($795-$950 value)
  • EndyMed - Buy a series and get one treatment Free (Value varies)
  • Active/DEEPFX – Free Neck Treatment with Full Face purchase ($1500 value)

Please RSVP to (512) 485-7700.

1500 W. 34th Street
Austin, Texas 78703

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HAIR REMOVAL: BUY 3 TREATMENTS GET 4TH FREE…AND MORE!

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SURPRISE POP UP DEAL -
FEBRUARY 13 – 21 ONLY!

BUY 3 TREATMENTS GET 4TH FREE
Hair Removal (Electrolysis and/or Laser)

15% OFF
-Advanced FotoFacial
-Body Contouring (Liposonix & CoolSculpting)
-EndyMed Skin Tightening
-Microdermabrasion
-Peels
-All Skin Care Products (through February)

Treatments/packages must be purchased and first treatment scheduled between Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 21st. Please mention this email to receive the special pricing.

Please contact us at (512) 485-7700 to schedule treatment or a complimentary consultation. CareCredit® may not be used with this special.

We look forward to seeing you!
Dr. Zimmet & the ZVD Team

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15% OFF ADVANCED FOTOFACIAL
Advanced Fotofacial treatments are used to address uneven skin tone, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, persistent redness and flushing, enlarged pores, rough skin texture and rosacea. Especially effective for the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. Call for pricing and to schedule complimentary consultation.

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15% OFF BODY CONTOURING
Get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise non-invasively! Call for pricing and to schedule a complimentary consultation to find out if Liposonix orCoolSculpting is right for you.

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15% OFF ENDYMED SKIN TIGHTENING
Tighten and smooth. Natural looking results with no downtime – for both face and body. Series of treatments usually required. Call for pricing and to schedule complimentary consultation.

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ELECTROLYSIS AND LASER HAIR REMOVAL -
BUY 3 GET ONE FREE

No more stubble! No more shaving! Freedom!
Buy 3 treatments, get the 4th free! Call for pricing and to schedule complimentary consultation.

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15% OFF MICRODERMABRASION
Rejuvenates skin & reduces the appearance of fine lines, blackheads, sunspots, acne scars, and enlarged pores. No significant down time.

Areas: Face, Neck and Décolletage, and Hands
First Area: $100 / Second Area $50 (treated at same time)

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15% OFF CUSTOM PEELS
Addresses texture and tone – brightens, diminishes fine lines, improves general appearance and radiance.

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15% OFF ALL SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Featuring OBAGI, NEOCUTIS, SKINCEUTICALS, NEOSTRATA & ELTA. Not sure what you need? Come in for a custom skin analysis and product recommendation with our new Laser and Skincare Specialist, Carol Parker! Whether you need something for anti-aging, acne, prevention, or rosacea, we have the perfect regimen for you.

Valentine’s Events, Deals and FUN with Botox, Voluma, Fillers, Skin Tightening and More!

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$10.25/Unit BOTOX (day of event only)

$100 OFF VOLUMA AND FILLERS - Add Volume and Smooth wrinkles

15% OFF
ACTIVE/DEEPFX - Smoother More Refined Skin
ULTHERAPY - Lift, Tighten and Tone
TRIBEAM - Age Spots, Melasma, Tattoo Removal
ALL SKINCARE PRODUCTS (Obagi, NeoCutis, SkinCeuticals, NeoStrata, Elta)

FUN - Sips and Nibbles + Free Consults & Chair Massages with Liz Long of Prosperity Bodywork and shop the fun & funky jewelry from Fat Cat Studios.

VISIT - Reps from Obagi & Ultherapy will be on hand to answer questions.

CALL (512) 485-7700 to schedule appointment or free consultation. To receive discount, treatment must be purchased or a consultation scheduled no later than Friday, February 14th. CareCredit may not be used for specials.

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FEELING LUCKY? BRING A FRIEND!
Bring a friend to introduce us to and be entered to win a FREE Mid/Lower Face Ultherapy Treatment ($2500 value). Other prizes include product from Obagi and NeoCutis and an Advanced FotoFacial treatment (1 treatment for 1 area). Reps from Ultherapy and Obagi will be here.

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MEET CAROL PARKER!
OUR NEW LASER & SKINCARE SPECIALIST

We are so excited to introduce you to the lovely Carol Parker. She brings 19+ years of experience in skincare and laser therapies. She specializes in laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation using intense pulsed light & laser technologies. Carol truly enjoys her ability to help people feel better about their skin and this is reflected in her large and very loyal following. She is looking forward to meeting you! Schedule a complimentary consultation with her today for FotoFacial, ActiveFX or Hair Removal Treatment.

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$10.25/UNIT BOTOX
Botox smooths facial wrinkles and fine lines – also addresses excessive sweating. Be sure to sign up for the Brilliant Distinctions points program so you can earn $’s toward your next treatment! Ask us how.

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$100 OFF VOLUMA AND FILLERS
Voluma restores lost skin volume and brings a youthful curve back to cheeks. Fillers smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth.

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15% OFF ACTIVE FX
ActiveFX restores skin and reduces signs of aging – improves overall appearance of skin. Call for pricing and to schedule complimentary consultation.

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15% OFF ULTHERAPY
Lift, Tighten and Tone non-invasively with Ultherapy. Great for the face and loose skin on the neck and under the chin. Call for pricing and to schedule complimentary consultation.

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15% OFF HYPERPIGMENTATION TREATMENT AND TATTOO REMOVAL
Tri-Beam laser addresses hyperpigmentation such as age spots and melanoma. Also used in the removal of tattoos. Call for pricing and to schedule complimentary consultation.

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15% OFF ALL PRODUCTS THROUGH FEBRUARY
Stock up this month and enjoy 15% off all skincare products! Obagi, NeoCutis, SkinCeuticals, NeoStrata, & Elta. Tim Brown from Obagi will be on hand to answer your questions!

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LIZ LONG IS BACK!
Enjoy a free consult and chair massage with Liz Long of Prosperity Body Work. Book an appointment with her at the event and get your first hour at half price! A licensed massage therapist, her primary focus is injury prevention and management but also helps those seeking relaxation, better sleep and an overall heightened sense of well being. Don’t miss out on this great and highly enjoyed freebie!

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FAT CAT STUDIO JEWELRY
Come shop the fun and funky jewelry designs of Fat Cat Studios and pick up a special piece to wear this Valentine’s Day.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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7 Factors Your Doctor Considers for Laser Procedure

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Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Austin, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can provide excellent results in the treatment of a long list of skin problems.

  • Rosacea
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Sun Damage
  • Loss of Skin Tone
  • Spider Veins
  • Cherry Angiomas
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Melasma or Hyperpigmentation
  • Keloids/Scars
  • Freckles
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Blood Vessels on the Face, Neck and Chest
  • Hair Removal
  • Precancerous Cells
  • Acne and Acne Scarring

There are many lasers and IPL choices. A laser is a source of high-intensity light tuned to a specific single wavelength. IPL, on the other hand, delivers a broader spectrum of wavelengths, rather than the single wavelength of a laser. The light energy is preferentially absorbed by target tissue selected for treatment, such as blood vessels, tattooed skin, a brown spot, or hair follicles, for example (see list above). The absorbed energy produces heat in the target tissues.

Optimal treatment requires not only the selection of an appropriate laser or IPL, but also proper settings and technique. Here are 7 factors your doctor should be thinking about carefully when planning your treatment.

1.    Are You a Good Candidate?

Your doctor, in consultation with you, must establish that you are likely to benefit from treatment. Then, in addressing your particular requirements, your doctor will customize your procedure.

2.   Are We on the Right Wavelength?

Your doctor must choose the correct light device to obtain the best outcome. The optimal wavelength will be well absorbed as it is pulsed over the target. The aim is to destroy the target, but not harm surrounding tissue. Also, as different wavelengths penetrate to different depths, the depth of the target must also be considered.

3.   How Much Light Energy?

How much energy to apply to the pulse of light? Too little energy will not adequately destroy the target or deliver long-term success. Too much will cause collateral damage to surrounding tissues. Your optimal energy level should be within the therapeutic window, giving good results but not causing collateral damage.

4.   Shorter or Longer Pulse Duration?

The duration of the light pulse should be selected based on what’s being treated, the size of the target, and type of laser.

5.   What’s Your Skin Type?

Your skin type is important is determining wavelength, pulse duration, and light energy level. Darker skin colors tend to absorb more light energy. This tendency increases the risk for burns, unless appropriate adjustments are made. This pertains especially to patients with a tan. If you have a tan, you will get better results with less risk of complications if you schedule your treatment after the tan fades.

6.   How to Stay Cool?

Cooling techniques are used in most laser and light procedures to reduce discomfort as well as the risk of skin injury. The most common methods of cooling include chilled air, cryogen spray, and contact cooling.

7.   What Are Potential Side Effects and Risks?

Your doctor will inform you of potential side effects and the likelihood of their occurrence for your specific situation and procedure. Some possible side effect include:

  • Temporary pain, redness, bruising, blistering and/or crusting
  • Infection, including reactivation of herpes simplex
  • Pigment changes (brown and white marks), which may be permanent
  • Scarring, rare when treatment is performed properly
  • Eye injury, which is why appropriate goggles must be worn

In expert hands, the risks of a laser and IPL treatments are small. Be sure you are treated by a qualified and experienced practitioner to avoid the more severe risks associated with treatment by untrained, inexperienced, or unethical personnel.

If you’re considering laser treatment, Zimmet Vein & Dermatology can help determine if laser is a good option for you. We have years of training and experience in the use of medical lasers for dermatology and vein conditions. Contact us today to make an appointment.


Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot

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It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

It’s still not too late to get your flu shot, with flu season typically peaking between January and March. Vaccination ideally should occur before flu is circulating widely, but as long as flu is still spreading, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.

Flu vaccine numbers for 2013-2014

Even with flu activity starting to increase across the country, most people remain unvaccinated. Through mid-November, only about 40% of individuals 6 months or older — including 41% of pregnant women and 63% of healthcare workers — had received a flu vaccine. These numbers are about the same percentage of vaccinations as last season at this time.

Does the flu shot really help?

Yes. More than six million cases of the flu were prevented during last year’s, 2012-13, flu season because of vaccination, according to numbers released by the CDC.

For last year’s flu season, even though only 45% of the population received flu vaccine, and vaccine effectiveness was 51%, it is estimated that vaccination prevented 6.6 million illnesses, 3.2 million flu cases for which people would have sought medical attention, and about 79,000 hospitalizations.

The reductions in overall flu-related adverse events for 2012-13 were greater than those estimated to have resulted in the flu seasons between 2005-2011, at least partly because of the increased severity of the season, according to CDC director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH.

Get your flu shot!

“Flu vaccine in a vial doesn’t do anyone any good. The more people vaccinated, the more benefit to individuals, the fewer the hospitalizations, the fewer the illnesses and deaths,” Frieden said.

To get the estimates of how many flu-related events were avoided last season, CDC researchers considered vaccination coverage, vaccine effectiveness, and actual event rates. From October 2012 to May 2013, there were an estimated 31.8 million flu cases, 14.4 million medically attended cases, and 381,000 hospitalizations.

Of the hospitalizations that were avoided, more than two-thirds (69%) were averted in children younger than 5 and adults 65 and older, the two groups that are most likely to be hospitalized with influenza.

Contact Zimmet Vein & Dermatology at (512) 485-7700 for more information.

 

Testing Skin Products without Using Animals

Progress is being made in efforts to reduce the use of animals in testing new cosmetic and other product ingredients that might trigger skin allergies. Concerns about the ethics, as well as costs, of animal-based tests for skin sensitizers, plus regulations in the European Union, are fostering a search for alternative approaches to testing. Testing product ingredients prior to marketing is important, because allergic contact dermatitis is the most prevalent form of immunotoxicity in humans.

In a study published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, scientists are describing a highly accurate, non-animal test for these skin sensitizers.

It is a cell-based alternative test that uses genes and signaling pathways in mouse skin cells grown in the lab. Exposure to skin sensitizers typically triggers characteristic responses, activating genes and making cells release substances that communicate with adjacent cells.

Evaluation of the test on 18 compounds showed that it had a sensitivity of 92 percent in correctly identifying actual sensitizers. It had a specificity of 100 percent and did not produce any false positive results — indicating that a substance caused sensitization when it actually did not. According to Bruno Miguel Neves, one of the authors, the approach could be extremely valuable in revealing the interaction of skin cells with sensitizing ingredients.

If you’re on the search for safe, effective skin care products that doesn’t involve the use of animal testing, check out the skin care products we have available or contact Zimmet Vein & Dermatology at (512) 485-7700 for more information.