Have you ever tried counting how many times you glance down at your smartphone or tablet in a day? How about the amount of time spent sending all those texts and emails?
Dermatologists are now treating patients as young as 23 for signs of the high-tech beauty blunder.
Tech neck is a weakening of the neck muscles, causing signs of aging-like wrinkles, lines, and drooping skin. The overuse of neck muscles is directly related to the constant, repetitive motion of looking down at a device, a basic requirement in our now super connected daily lives.
There are steps patients can take to treat and prevent these lines from forming, no matter how many selfies, tweets, or messages they send in a day. Read more.
From the time an individual reaches the age of mid-twenties his/her aging process begins on a gradual note with reduction of collagen and degeneration of skin cells. While the signs of aging become visible only during mid-thirties or early forties, lines around the eyes, mouth and the forehead make us look older if they become pronounced due to weather exposure. In early days of facial plastic surgery patients had few choices, but now with advancements made in this line there are multitude of surgical and non-surgical methods to remove lines and improve volume and contour of the face.
Different sections of the face require varied skincare treatments depending on the types of creases, folds and wrinkles. While hollows under eyes and lower facial area like smile lines around the mouth are treated with fillers, creases around upper sections of the face like creases around crow’s feet and frown lines are commonly treated with muscle relaxers like Botox® , Xeomin and Dysport to limit movement of muscles. For widespread wrinkle removal on the face laser resurfacing of skin is done and then skin is treated with chemical peels to reduce after-effects of these procedures.
Derma Fillers are delivered by a dermatologist after viewing your skin condition and are a common skin rejuvenation procedure to soften fine lines and restore youthful look. Several derma fillers are now available which are injected into a patient’s skin to add volume and elasticity to underlying muscle and make the skin appear soft and youthful.
If you are a resident of Austin, Texas and are keen on trying out derma fillers to remove fine lines around prominent areas of your face, then do not hesitate to seek the opinion of Dr. Steven Zimmet. As a trained dermatologist with several years of experience in these procedures, he can provide you the right advice and treatment to improve your look. These treatments have to be done by a physician who has intimate knowledge about facial skin and muscle structure to give an aesthetic and natural look to the face.
Juvederm – There are two types of Juvederm fillers named as Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Plus which fill fine lines and deep wrinkles and can be used simultaneously. This hyaluronic acid filler is only of its kind which has been approved by FDA and lasts for almost a year.
Restylane and Perlane – These injectable fillers are similar to collagen and can clear fine lines on forehead, reduce liens around eyes, filling out pinched lips and clear out pitting and scarring of skin.
Radiesse – Also referred to as Radiance by dermatologists in Austin, Texas, this is a long lasting injectable filler suitable for all sections of the face and specially used for plumping out hollowed cheeks and improving face contour.
Sculptra – This injectable filler is made up of Poly-L-Lactic acid and provides lasting results to people with significant volume loss in the cheeks and chin area. The results from Sculptra can last for nearly two years and complete treatment consists of 3-4 injections which are spread over 4 to 6 weeks.
Dr. Steven Zimmet is one of three foreign specialist invited to speak at the Australasian College of Phlebology’s 17th Annual Congress in Noosa, Australia. He will be leading the conference off with a keynote speech, 3 additional talks and then chairs on a session of treatment and judged scientific posters at this international event. The Congress has also chosen Dr. Zimmet as a judge of scientific posters and a moderator for one of the sessions.
Dr. Zimmet will be honored at the Annual Congress with an award for Excellence in Education. The Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) was founded in 1993 and is the largest phlebology society in Australia and New Zealand. It is a nonprofit organization founded to improve the standard of care related to venous disease.
The ACP actively promotes education and research in phlebology and serves the general public as a resource regarding vein disorders. Public educational initiatives such as lectures, workshops and media interviews are undertaken by College Fellows on a regular basis, as well as annual international conferences. The mission of the ACP is to improve the standards of practice and patient care related to venous disorders.
Dr. Zimmet’s Focus on Phlebology Education
Dr. Zimmet has delivered more than a hundred presentations at a range of phlebology, dermatology, and laser treatment related conferences around the world. In 2013, he gave a keynote talk at the Annual National Venous Interventional Summit in India. Through his talks and seminars, he has consistently contributed to the medical field and acquired new insights and learning for his own practice at the same time.
Dr. Zimmet has also served as faculty for the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Phlebology, American Venous Forum, Society for Interventional Radiology, German Society of Phlebology, French Society of Phlebology, Canadian Society of Phlebology, and Australian Society of Phlebology.
Although injuries from contaminated cosmetics are not common, they can be serious, according to a cosmetic safety update from the FDA.
Receipt of FDA approval is not required for cosmetic products or ingredients, with the exception of color additives. But FDA microbiologists are currently exploring the best ways to test cosmetics for microbiological safety, as well as what consumers have the highest risk for certain types of contaminated cosmetics, according to the update.
Varicose veins affect men and women of varied age groups and if detected in early stages can be managed by regular exercise and massage to those areas. But when they become larger and deeper at advanced stages causing symptoms like pain and cramps in legs and restless leg syndrome it becomes difficult to manage them with home treatments. Varicose veins generally are a result of long hours of standing in the same position leading to poor blood circulation and stressed veins. Scientists have not been able to find a common cause for this illness and people generally use compression stockings or prescription stockings to avoid this problem from aggravating.
Medical reasons behind varicose veins – These are caused by loss of elasticity in veins causing them to stretch and enlarge as they become varicose. Sometimes pregnant women also tend to develop varicose veins as pregnancy reduces flow of blood upward from legs to pelvis region and also due to hormonal changes in the body.
Self-care during varicose veins – To reduce chances of varicose veins being painful and leading to invasive procedures it is ideal to follow a rigorous exercise regimen which will reduce weight. To reduce pain in legs keep them elevated and avoid standing up or sitting down for long periods.
Surgical treatments for Varicose Veins
Sclerotherapy – This treatment for varicose veins is done by injection of medication into a patient’s veins which makes them shrink to normal size so they do not appear bloated under the skin. This is the quickest procedure to treat varicose veins which takes around 20-30 minutes. A new kind of Sclerotherapy has become popular in Austin Texas, for treatment of varicose veins called Foam Sclerotherapy in which foamed medication is injected into patient’s infected veins.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy – This procedure has to be done by an experienced dermatologist as it involves making small punctures on the skin and removing small varicose veins. The area where punctures are made is injected with anesthesia to numb it and patient does not require hospitalization as within a couple of hours they can start walking. With dedicated skin care you can reduce any signs of punctures as these are only skin deep and do not leave scars.
Endovenous Laser Treatment – For removal of aggravated varicose veins and resulting pain you can take advice of experienced dermatologist like Dr. Steven Zimmet in Austin, Texas. He will skillfully deliver pulses of laser light into the vein making them collapse and shut down naturally. This intravenous laser treatment is carried out under local anesthesia and patient can recover within hours of the procedure.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy – Sometimes the varicose veins are deep under the skin and cannot be traced without the help of ultrasound machine. Through this treatment done under local anesthesia, Dr. Steven Zimmet can deliver laser directly into the deep veins after tracing them out through ultrasound to close them permanently.
Catheter Assisted Treatment – In this dermatology procedure the physician inserts a thin catheter into an enlarged varicose vein and then heats the tip. When the warm catheter is pulled out it destroys the vein causing it to permanently seal shut.