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body 5Electrolysis is a widely recognized and time-tested skin care procedure designed to remove unwanted hair from the face or other parts of the body. With advanced electrolysis devices, it is possible to destroy the actual growth centers of the hair in a targeted manner. The procedure may involve the application of chemical or heat energy to achieve comprehensive outcomes. A very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, following which the hair is removed with tweezers.

As a cosmetic dermatology treatment, electrolysis can be used to treat unwanted hair in areas such as the face, eyebrows, legs, thighs, abdomen, and breasts. The technique does not involve long-term side effects usually, except for a temporary mild reddening of the treated areas. Zimmet Vein & Dermatology, headed by renowned dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, provides electrolysis treatment to patients in Austin, TX and nearby areas.

Key Facts

Electrolysis technique was developed over a century ago, and has continued to be popular even after the advent of cutting edge laser based hair removal technologies. Electrolysis is a preferred dermatology treatment because it can treat practically any area of the body efficiently with no permanent side effects.

The procedure is considered to be very safe because it does not burn, damage or disrupt health skin. Unlike some bleaches or depilatories, electrolysis technique does not involve the use of harsh chemicals. Highly experienced dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet, provides electrolysis and other innovative hair removal procedures to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities.

Number of Treatments

The extent of problem of unwanted hair will vary from one patient to another, which will impact the number of electrolysis treatments needed. However, in most cases, hair growth is influenced by several factors, making it necessary to receive multiple electrolysis treatments.

A majority of patients choose to space the treatment sessions once a week or once a fortnight. Once the series of treatments is completed, the unwanted hair will be eliminated permanently. A single treatment session may last from about 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the location and size of the treatable area and the density of hair growth.

Misconceptions Related to Electrolysis

Misconceptions are commonly prevalent about a procedure such as electrolysis, which must be cleared. One of the common misconceptions is that electrolysis is a painful procedure. The fact is that modern, advanced electrolysis techniques have brought down the discomfort level to a mere tingling situation in the skin. Sometimes the treatment provider may apply a topical anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable.

Another misconception is that electrolysis hair removal is not a permanent procedure. The fact is that electrolysis is the only technique recognized by the FDA and the American Medical Association as a permanent method to remove unwanted hair from the body.

Some people also believe that traditional hair removal methods are superior to electrolysis. However, in reality, traditional methods such as creams and lotions can cause skin irritation due to chemical use, and waxing and shaving can be harsh and may not provide very smooth skin.

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

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Almost everyone is a good candidate for Hair Removal with the right technology and the right hair removal specialist. Join us for a happy hour event and learn more with Dr. Zimmet and Specialist Carol Parker.

Carol has more than 17 years of experience and is a hair removal guru. She will discuss the various aspects of laser and electrolysis as well as the issues around dark and light hair, different skin types, and why a custom treatment plan will yield the best results. She will be taking your questions along the way.

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Laser hair removal is among the most sought after aesthetic dermatology procedures in the United States today. Advancements in laser technologies have made the process of hair removal safer, simpler, and highly effective. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing a range of skin care treatments, including laser hair removal. Patients located in and around Austin, TX have an opportunity to receive the latest treatments at his state of the art practice.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Body hair growth occurs differently in different people due to a variety of factors. Some people may get undesirable growth of hair on the face, back, neck, arms, bikini area, legs, and the back. This condition may occur due to hormonal imbalances, hereditary factors or other reasons.

Traditional solutions such as shaving, tweezing, and waxing can be painful and uncomfortable, and most importantly, they can only provide temporary relief. This is where laser hair removal has emerged as a highly effective long-term cosmetic dermatology treatment.

Good Candidates

Laser hair removal treatment is ideally suited for people who have a relatively lighter skin and pigment in their hair. The affected areas that need to be treated should not have tanning as far as possible. People who wish to remove white or gray hairs through laser technique may not achieve optimal results because the laser light will not be absorbed sufficiently to disintegrate the hair follicle.

Dr. Zimmet is an eminent dermatologist, who will first examine the suitability of the patient before recommending laser hair removal treatment. Patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities may consult with Dr. Zimmet for this treatment.

Procedure

Laser hair removal is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure. The treatment begins with the laser expert placing the laser tip over the affected area of the skin. The laser tip will release a sharp beam of laser light that is delivered with high precision to the targeted hair follicles. The laser energy goes through the top surface of the skin, and the hair follicle pigment absorbs it. This disables the unwanted hair from its root. Gradually, the hair gets removed from the skin with lasting results.

Laser hair removal treatment is largely free of any pain and discomfort. The skin care expert may use a topical anesthetic cream to ensure the patient remains comfortable during the treatment. Most patients can achieve their desired aesthetic goals with multiple treatments. The number of treatments that a patient may need depend on the hair color, hair density, and the cycle and pattern of hair growth.

Benefits

The long-term effectiveness of laser hair removal treatment has made it a treatment of choice for many people in the U.S. The outcome is not only long lasting, but also aesthetically superior in comparison to traditional hair removal techniques. One of the downsides of traditional solutions is that the patient is required to repeat them often to maintain the results. This can have an impact on the skin over a prolonged period of time. Such concerns are avoided in case of laser hair removal treatment.

Skin Care Treatments - AustinAging, weather, sun exposure, stress, and illness can have an adverse impact on the skin, and make it look old and rough. An expert dermatologist such as Dr. Steven Zimmet emphasizes on the importance of skin care for both women and men in all age groups. He provides innovative and advanced skin care solutions at his dermatology practice in Austin, TX.

Chemical Peels

A wide range of chemical peels are available today, and it is up to the dermatologist and their team of aestheticians to recommend the most appropriate option for a particular patient to match with their individual aesthetic goals. An appropriate chemical peel treatment can help a person achieve a smoother, rejuvenated skin, and enhanced complexion. The SkinCeuticals Micropeel provided by Dr. Zimmet is designed to address large pores, wrinkles and fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture and other signs of sun damage.

The SkinCeuticals Micropeel Plus works more effectively on oily, blotchy and uneven skin to make it smoother, richer and preventing future breakouts at the same time. The Signature ZPeel aims to enhance the skin in a way that it gains a natural glow and appears firmer and brighter.

Laser Hair Removal

Zimmet Vein and Dermatology provides the options of electrolysis and laser based hair removal to help patients achieve long-term removal of unwanted body hair. Hair on the face, neck, arms, back, or bikini area can compromise the aesthetic appearance of a woman. Excessive hair may occur due to hormonal imbalances, genetic factors or other reasons.

For patients who are looking for more effective and long-term alternatives to shaving, waxing and tweezing, laser hair removal can be the right answer. Laser targets the dark pigmentation, and manages to remove unwanted hair from the root. The treatment is precise and does not cause damage to healthy surrounding skin. Electrolysis is another treatment option that is effective for both light and dark hair and patients of all complexions.

Skin Exfoliation with Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation technique that gently removes the top cellular layer of the skin to pave way for softer, smoother, more youthful skin. This advanced skin care treatment can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve coarser skin, and enhance skin tone and texture by removing the buildup of dead cells from the top layer of the skin.

The treatment is cost-effective and convenient, involving no downtime and quick recovery. Dr. Zimmet recommends this treatment to patients in and around Austin, TX if they are looking for a safe, gentle solution for skin exfoliation.

Skin Rejuvenation with GentleWaves

GentleWaves is a non-thermal LED based skin rejuvenation system designed to improve the condition of skin affected by sun exposure or other environmental factors. This non-surgical treatment involves a quick and painless treatment process that causes no injury to the skin surface.

Face, neck, and chest are the areas commonly treated with GentleWaves. The treatment does not involve any downtime, and there is no risk of side effects. Multiple treatments are usually required to achieve the best results.

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Many dermatologists across the nation are seeing a boost in their male clientele who seek laser hair removal as technology has advanced. Initial laser hair removal could only comfortably manage small areas, such as the underarms or bikini line. However, lasers with larger target areas are making it feasible to remove hair from areas commonly of concern to men, such as the chest and back.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae, characterized by irritation of the skin and in-grown hairs, is a common condition in men that can be well treated by laser hair removal. Improvement is often noted after just one treatment, with several treatments usually yielding long lasting results.

Laser hair removal is just as effective for men as it is for women, and many men are turning to their dermatologist for hair removal rather than spending money on shaving, waxing, trimming hair. If you’re interested in laser hair removal, contact Dr. Zimmet’s office.

Recently released data shows that a slow economy isn’t dragging down cosmetic procedures anymore, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ASAPS. In 2010, cosmetic surgeries jumped by 9% compared to 2009, with about 9.5 million procedures overall for the year. And the momentum shows no signs of stopping—in fact, since 1997, surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures combined have witnessed a 155% increase.

ASAPS’s report, which is released yearly, consisted of statistics regarding plastic surgery, dermatology, and ENT medicine. The most popular non-surgical procedures included Botox (over 2.5 million procedures), cosmetic fillers, and laser hair removal.

Here are some other interesting statistics from the ASAPS report:

  • Abdominoplasty, or “tummy tucks,” have increased in popularity by 300% since 1997.
  • Adults ages 35-50 were the most likely to have undergone a cosmetic procedure.
  • Men’s cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular; in 2010, men accounted for 8% of cosmetic procedures.

Perhaps the growth in cosmetic procedures is related to the results of a recent survey, which revealed that more than half of Americans approve of plastic surgery for cosmetic ends. About 70% of the individuals surveyed reported that they would not be embarrassed about having a procedure for cosmetic reasons.

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As of February 2011, the unemployment rate for adult men was 8.7%.  With more male candidates fighting over fewer job opportunities, landing work in today’s economy is more than a resume boasting professional experience and a college degree. Economists Daniel Hamermesh and Jeff Biddle discovered that attractive men and women enjoy hourly earnings 5% higher than those with average looks in a paper entitled, “Beauty and the Labour Market”.  Simply put, looking good pays.

In 2010, 1.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men according to a recent report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  The number of cosmetic procedures is up 2% from 2009 and experts believe fierce job market competition is driving men to seek everything from Botox to chemical peels to Ultrashape.  Men in their forties, fifties, and sixties are getting passed over for job raises that are going to their younger colleagues.

Below are the five most popular male minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for 2010:

1. Botox (337,000)

2. Laser Hair Removal (165,000)

3. Microdermabrasion (158,000)

4. Chemical Peel (90,000)

5. Soft Tissue Fillers (78,000)

Males account for 5-10% of patients Dr. Zimmet sees each year, with the number of visits growing.  The top reasons male patients seek out Dr. Zimmet are Botox and pulsed light rejuvenation.

Women are quick to forget that men, too, are judged by their appearance and physique.  Whether a trimmer waistline, a wrinkle-free forehead, or a rejuvenated face, a more youthful appearance has been proven to boost a man’s salary level, self-esteem, and love life.

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