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CNN Reports: Tattoos last, but for 1 out of 10, so does the pain

CNN Reports: Tattoos last, but for 1 out of 10, so does the pain

cnn tattooAn estimated 25% of people in the United States have a permanent tattoo, making it one of the most popular forms of body art. But those colorful etchings of birds and symbols can sometimes cause ugly and painful skin problems. A new study suggests that 10% of people who get inked experience infections, itching and other adverse reactions, sometimes lasting more than four months. Read more

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BBC News Report: A quarter of your skin cells may lead to cancer

BBC news reportBBC News reported more than a quarter of a middle-aged person’s skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

Analysis of samples from 55- to 73-year-olds found more than 100 DNA mutations linked to cancer in every 1 sq cm (0.1 sq in) of skin.

The team, at the Sanger Institute, near Cambridge, said the results were “surprising”.

Experts said prevention was the best defence against damage from the sun.

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers.

Ultraviolet-radiation from sunlight bombards our skin and transforms it from healthy to cancerous tissue.

Review: Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX) Appears To Be Effective At Relieving Depression

Does Botox® Relieve Depression?

MedPage Today (5/22, Smith) reports, “Botulinum toxin A appears to be effective at relieving depression, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis” presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting. The review of five studies revealed that “injections of the muscle-paralyzing drug into the forehead were associated with more than a fourfold increase in the chance of remission compared with placebo.” The studies “included fewer than 200 patients all told,” however.

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Onabotulinum Toxin A (BOTOX) Injections May Make Skin More Elastic

Learn more about the elastic effects on skin with Botox® :

Austin TX Botox®  Injectables Medical Spa | DermatologistThe Today Show Online (5/22, Fox) reports that research suggests that Botox® (onabotulinum toxin A) “injections make the skin more elastic, and that the effect lasts for about as long as the compound stays in the body.”


HealthDay (5/22, Thompson) reports that “Botox® treatment seems to promote production of elastin and collagen, a pair of proteins that make young skin tight, firm and flexible, said lead author Dr. James Bonaparte.” The research was published online in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Ultherapy® Featured on The Doctor’s TV Show

Ultherapy® is the first non surgical procedure to use focused ultrasound for skin lifting, skin firming, and skin tightening on the face and neck. Not an injection… not a laser… the FDA-approved Ulthera System utilizes ultrasound technology to first visualize then treat the skin’s deep support structures. This gradually strengthens the skin from within to create just the natural lift and toning you’d like!

Ultherapy®: A Non-invasive Treatment To Lift, Tighten, And Tone Skin

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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) 485-7700.

New Reports: Many Americans Not Protecting Their Skin As Much As They Should

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology HomeSee the patterns of sunscreen use on the face and other exposed skin among US adults report by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

TIME (5/20, Sifferlin) reports that “research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows that many Americans aren’t protecting their skin as much as they should.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “researchers…asked people how often they use sunscreen when out in the sun for over an hour and only 14% of men said they regularly slathered on sunscreen.” The study found that “women, at 30%, were twice as diligent about putting on sunscreen—while men were more likely than women to report never using sunscreen.”

In the Washington Post (5/19, Bernstein) “To Your Health” blog, Lenny Bernstein writes, “The numbers are a little better when researchers asked about the face alone: 42.6 percent of women say they regularly protect their faces, while 18.1 percent of men say they do.” Bernstein adds, “One in five people will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime and a broad spectrum sunscreen, which protects from UVA and UVB rays, is the best way to prevent it. Use SPF 15 or greater, and don’t count on sunscreen alone, said Dawn Holman, a behavioral scientist for the CDC’s division of cancer prevention and control, because it wears off.”
HealthDay (5/20, Myers) reports that the research “also found that nearly 40 percent of sunscreen users were unsure whether their sunscreen provided broad-spectrum protection.”


Medscape (5/20, Kelly) reports that in a news release, AAD president Mark Lebwohl, MD, said, “Anyone can get skin cancer, so everyone should take steps to protect themselves from the sun. The Academy recommends everyone choose a sunscreen with a label that states it is broad-spectrum, has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher, and is water-resistant.”

American Men and Women Spend Over $12B on Cosmetic Procedures in 2014

American Men and Women Spend Over $12B on Cosmetic Procedures in 2014: ASAPS Report

Aesthetic Surgical Procedures | Non Surgical | Dermatology | Austin TXIn the last two decades, innovations in the field of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures have led to a significant rise in their popularity among both women and men. High patient satisfaction rates and positive word of mouth has encouraged a growing number of people to choose cosmetic dermatology and surgery procedures.

Dr. Steven Zimmet is a well-known skin specialist providing a range of safe and proven aesthetic procedures in medical and aesthetic dermatology. As an experienced dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet receives a large number of patients from Austin, TX and surrounding communities.

Growing Popularity of Cosmetic Procedures

The 18th annual multi-specialty data report released by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reveals the growth trends in terms of high spending on cosmetic procedures. In 2014 alone, more than $12 billion was spent on these procedures by American men and women, which was similar to the amount spent in 2013.

One of the patterns that emerge from the ASAPS report is that an increasing number of men are opting for aesthetic skin care procedures. The total number of men choosing such procedures has shot up by 43% in the last five years alone. In case of women, the specific procedures that have registered the highest increment on a year on year basis include buttock augmentation (up by 89%), labiaplasty (up by 49%) and non-surgical fat reduction (up by 42%) in 2014.

Most Popular Surgical Procedures

The most popular procedures performed in 2014 for both women and men included the following:

  • Liposuction (342,494 procedures)
  • Breast Augmentation (286,694 procedures)
  • Eyelid Surgery (165,714 procedures)
  • Tummy Tuck (164,021 procedures)
  • Nose Surgery (145,909 procedures)

Most Popular Non-Surgical Procedures

Dr. Zimmet is one of the leading providers of a variety of skin care non-surgical procedures for patients in Austin, TX and nearby locations. These procedures are typically safer, simpler, and involve minimal or no downtime. Potential risks that are usually associated with a surgery are avoided with non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Busy mothers and working people particularly choose these procedures as they fit into their busy schedules easily.

Top five non-surgical procedures in 2014 included the following:

  • Botulinum Toxin (3,588,218 procedures)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (1,696,621 procedures)
  • Hair Removal (828,480 procedures)
  • Chemical Peel (484,053 procedures)
  • Microdermabrasion (417,034 procedures)

Botox® and Dysport injectable treatments to reduce facial lines and wrinkles remained the most popular procedures in 2014 with nearly 3.6 million treatments performed through the year. Cosmetic fillers based on hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm and Restylane, ranked second in terms of popularity with about 1.7 million procedures. Other three most sought after treatments in 2014 included chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion.

Growth in Men’s Procedures

Since 2010, the rise in demand for men’s procedures is as follows:

Surgical Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty (up 34%)
  • Male Breast Reduction (up 33%)
  • Facelift (up 44%)

Non-surgical Procedures

  • Botulinum Toxin (up 84%)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (up 94%)
  • Nonsurgical skin tightening (up 37%)
  • Intense Pulsed Light (up 44%)

The rise in men’s procedures, as recorded by ASAPS, has been very impressive in the last five years.

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) 485-7700.

Preference Grows for Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Procedures: ASPS Report

Preference Grows for Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Procedures: ASPS Report

Cosmetic Surgery | Dermatology | Plastic Surgeon | Austin TXMedical advancements in the area of cosmetic surgery and dermatology have led to an increasing number of men and women in the US seeking these procedures. Particularly, the growth in non-surgical med spa procedures has been remarkable in recent years with the introduction of innovative technologies and techniques.

The latest data report tracking the trends in demand for non-surgical aesthetic skin related procedures has been released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It shows that a significant rise has been registered in almost all non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic dermatology procedures over the last 15 years. Experienced dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, provides such procedures to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding areas.

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox® or Dysport)

The ASPS report for 2014 reveals that nearly 6.7 million Botulinum Toxin Type A-based injectable treatments were performed in the US alone. This makes Botox® and Dysport as the most popular non-surgical anti-aging skin solutions. The growth in these procedures has been eight-fold since 2000.

Cellulite Reduction

Among non-surgical skin care aesthetic procedures, cellulite reduction showed a growth of 22% from 2000 to 2014, with 29,243 treatments carried out in 2014.

Chemical Peels

Over 1.25 million chemical peel treatments were performed in 2014 in the US, representing a jump of 7% over the previous year. Leading dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet provides this procedure to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL technology based treatments are designed to promote skin renewal and tighten and firm up the saggy areas of the skin. Nearly 622,000 procedures were performed in 2014, showing a growth of 3% over 2013.

Laser Hair Removal

The growth in the popularity of this procedure has been consistent in recent years, with a jump of 51% since 2000. More than 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were carried out in 2014.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Ablative and non-ablative treatments involving laser technology stood at 543,731 procedures in 2014. The overall rise in the number of procedures from 2000 to 2014 has been 218%.

Laser Vein Treatment

The total number of laser vein treatments performed in 2014 was 207,790, which was almost the same number as in 2013.


Microdermabrasion has ranked among the top five in-demand non-surgical aesthetic procedures in the country in 2014. Almost 882,000 procedures were performed in 2014, but this was a reduction of 9% in comparison to 2013.


Sclerotherapy has continued to be a widely accepted injectable treatment for vein removal. A total of 323,609 treatments were carried out in 2014, representing a small improvement over 2013.

Facial Fillers

Dermal filler treatments led in popularity in the minimally invasive aesthetic segment, with over 2.3 million procedures carried out in 2014. The growth in this procedure has been as much as 253% since 2000. Juvederm and Restylane, which are hyaluronic acid based fillers, have grown by 8% year on year in 2014.

A total of 14 million cosmetic minimally invasive treatments were performed in the US in 2014, showing an increase of 154% since the year 2000.

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) 485-7700.

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