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Electrolysis Hair Removal in Austin, TX

Electrolysis Hair Removal in Austin, TX

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) 485-7700.

Radiesse Dermal Filler Approved for Hand Wrinkle Treatment

The dermal filler Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) Merz North America) received FDA approval for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the dorsum of the hands. The dermal filler provides a volumizing effect that can last up to 1 year.

In a randomized, controlled US trial, blinded evaluators reported that the dermal filler improved the appearance of both hands in 75% of treated patients at 3 months. Importantly, 98% of treated patients also reported improvement in the appearance of their hands at 3 months. Improved aesthetic outcomes as measured on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) after initial and repeat treatments correlating with clinical improvement were demonstrated in this study, with all primary and secondary endpoints being met. Read more

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.

CDC: Incidence Of Melanoma Has Doubled In The US In The Last 30 Years

Los Angeles Times Reports

The Los Angeles Times (6/3, Kaplan) “Science Now” blog reports that “the incidence of melanoma…has doubled in the U.S. in the last 30 years and is on track to remain high unless Americans take more precautions to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said” yesterday. The “Vital Signs study” was “published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.” The blog adds that while “Melanomas account for only 2% of skin cancers…they are the deadliest kind, according to the National Cancer Institute.”

CBS News Reports

On its website, CBS News (6/3, Cohen) reports that in a statement, Dr. Lisa Richardson, the director of the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, said, “The rate of people getting melanoma continues to increase every year compared to the rates of most other cancers, which are declining.” Dr. Richardson added, “If we take action now, we can prevent hundreds of thousands of new cases of skin cancers, including melanoma, and save billions of dollars in medical costs.”

HealthDay Reports

Melanoma Rates Up Among US Children, Young Adults. HealthDay (6/3, Dallas) reports that research indicates that “melanoma…has increased by 250 percent among U.S. children and young adults since the 1970s.” The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.

Austin Dermatology Medical Center by Dr. Zimmet

Austin Texas Dermatology

body 8Zimmet Vein & Dermatology is a state of the art medical center offering fantastic, stellar, and marvelous skin care and aesthetic treatments. Each individual’s skin type may vary and their aesthetic needs may be unique. Therefore, a customized treatment can provide the most satisfying solutions. This is where Zimmet Vein & Dermatology excels by adopting a customized treatment approach in each case.

The practice is led by Dr. Steven Zimmet, an experienced dermatologist with expertise in the latest cosmetic and medical skin and vein treatments. Dr. Zimmet is provides personalized care and attention to every patient, and remains involved at every stage of the procedure and beyond. Dr. Zimmet’s leading dermatology center receives patients from Austin, TX and surrounding communities.

Minimally Invasive Treatments

A wide range of anti-aging, aesthetic enhancement, and medical skin care procedures today involve aggressive surgery or other invasive approaches. However, many patients seek minimally invasive or non-invasive alternatives to achieve their aesthetic goals. This is where Zimmet Vein & Dermatology comes in to provide innovative and advanced treatments without involving surgery or other aggressive approaches.

Patients seeking treatment for sagging or wrinkled skin, rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, loss of facial volume, unwanted body hair, excess fat deposits, unwanted tattoos, varicose or spider veins, or other conditions have an opportunity to receive custom treatment or skin care regimen with minimally invasive techniques.

As a leading dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet’s goal in every procedure is to achieve desirable results without causing much discomfort, or exposing the patient to the risk of side effects, or involving a prolonged recovery period. Dr. Zimmet provides the most appropriate treatment combinations in dermatology to his patients in Austin, TX and other areas.

Range of Dermatology Services

Dr. Zimmet’s Austin medical center is equipped to provide a comprehensive range of skin treatments and aesthetic services to patients, which include the following:

  • Acne Treatment
  • Active FX / Deep FX / Total FX CO2 Resurfacing
  • Advanced Fotofacial
  • Body Contouring
  • Botox®
  • Chemical Peels
  • Discoloration / Pigmentation
  • Endymed Radio Frequency
  • Fat reduction
  • Fillers
  • Hair Removal – Laser/Electrolysis
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Rosacea
  • Skin checks
  • Skin Products
  • Skin Tightening & Lifting
  • Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Sun damage
  • Tattoo removal
  • Ultherapy®
  • Venus Legacy™

Vein Treatments

Dr. Zimmet is pre-eminent vein specialist with international recognition in this field. Some of the advanced vein treatment procedures provided by him include the following:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
  • Laser and Pulsed Light Treatment
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

About Dr. Zimmet

Dr. Zimmet is the founding president of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine and a member of the American Venous Forum. The Vein Magazine included him among the 25 most influential professionals in vein care in the world. With more than three decades of experience in dermatology, Dr. Zimmet is widely recognized in the field. He was chosen by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America database 2011-12.


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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