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Larsa Pipen, former Real Housewives Star talks about her UltraShape® treatment

Larsa Pipen, former Real Housewives Star talks about her UltraShape® treatment

UltraShape®® NOW! FDA cleared for abdominal circumference reduction by mechanical disruption of fat cells

Body Shaping via Fat Cell Destruction

The UltraShape® works by emitting acoustic waves of ultrasonic energy that converge into a confined focal volume targeting only subcutaneous fat at a controlled depth. Unlike traditional ultrasound technology, UltraShape® energy transmits pulsed ultrasound, allowing control over temperature elevation (less than 0.5° C increase) and enabling fat destruction to occur instantly, selectively and mechanically (non-thermal).

UltraShape® Advantages

The latest non-invasive alternative that’s clinically proven to reduce localized fat deposits and body circumference to meet the needs of your patients.

  • Clinically proven pulsed (non-thermal) focused ultrasound technology for instant, selective and permanent fat cell destruction
  • Delivers homogeneous fat reduction throughout the treatment area – no irregularities
  • Avoid bruising, swelling or downtime with pulsed focused ultrasound technology
  • Comfortable and simple, “walk-in, walk-out” procedure
  • Long-lasting measurable results within just a few weeks
  • High patient satisfaction with no reported adverse eventsduct feature

Self Magazine: Is UltraShape® the Breakthrough Invention for Belly Fat?

When diet and exercise isn’t enough, a new ultrasound device may help to zap that super stubborn fat.

I’ve always felt strong and fit in my body. For workouts, I ride 30-plus miles on my bike, swim half a mile, and regularly rotate between barre, yoga and Spin classes. I’ve never paid much attention to the scale. I believed that since I was exercising and making (mostly) healthy food choices, I didn’t need to focus on weight. Right?

Then a dress felt snug before a friend’s wedding last spring. I blamed it on hormones, too much salt, even the innocent dry cleaner. I had become blind to the fact that I’d been relying on Spanx and flowy dresses rather than realize my clothing wasn’t fitting right. So I stepped up my workouts and eliminated processed carbs. I skipped dessert and avoided alcohol. But six weeks later I still had a pouch.

That’s how I ended up in the Manhattan office of dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, M.D. with a device the size of an ostrich egg sitting on my stomach. I was there to test out UltraShape®, a recently FDA-cleared machine that promises to blast away stubborn fat—the subcutaneous type that exercise and diet alone can’t tackle.

Unlike other popular body contouring procedures, UltraShape® doesn’t require extreme heat or cold to destroy fat: instead, it harnesses ultrasound waves, which “shake the fat cells until the membranes collapse,” explains Dr. Gross. Then the destroyed fat cell particles are filtered through the liver and digested through the body—just like fat from a meal. Interestingly, this process doesn’t harm any of your tissues, blood vessels or nerves, so there’s no recovery time. For that reason, Dr. Gross considers UltraShape® a “game-changer” in nonsurgical treatments. Read more

Learn more about the Ultrashape procedure, schedule a consultation now.

Free Cancer Screening Weekend

Dr. Zimmet is one of the renowned physicians sceduled to speak at ACP’s 29th Annual Congress in Orlando

Giving 8 speeches, Dr. Zimmet has been selected as one of the 96 renowned physicians and healthcare professionals from around the world to provide vein care practitioners the latest minimally invasive techniques, innovative and engaging content and opportunities for all levels of skill at the ACP’s (American College of Phlebology) 29th Annual Congress (November 12-15, 2015 | Orlando, FL). Don’t miss this opportunity to gain tools to improve your practice and enhance patient care.

Other healthcare professionals that plan to participate:

  • Jack Ansell, MD
  • Karin Augur, PA-C
  • Carl Black, MD
  • Andrea Brennan, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, DAPWCA
  • Catherine Burdge, APRN
  • Peggy Bush, APN
  • Ronald Bush, MD, FACS
  • Joseph Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT
  • Todd Cartee, MD, FAAD, FACMS
  • Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM
  • Elizabeth Coll, APN, RVT
  • Anthony Comerota, MD, FACS
  • Robert Cushing, MD, FACEP, FACPh
  • Stephen Daugherty, MD, FACS, FACPh, RVT, RPhS
  • Tracie Dauplaise, RVT, RPhS
  • Marianne De Maeseneer, MD
  • Stephanie Dentoni, MD
  • Barbara Deusterman, RN
  • Steven Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh
  • Jessica Farris, BS, RVT, RPhS
  • Mark Forrestal, MD, FACPh
  • Daniel Friedmann, MD, FAAD
  • Helane Fronek, MD, FACP, FACPh
  • Gregory Funck, RN, BSN
  • Antonios Gasparis, MD
  • Sergio Gianesini, MD
  • Kathleen Gibson, MD
  • Jean-Jerome Guex, MD, FACPh
  • Paula Heggerick, BS, RVT, RDMS, RPhS, FSVU
  • Phillip Hertzman, MD, FACP, FAAFP, FACPh
  • Lawrence Hofmann, MD
  • Marresa Houle, BS, RVT
  • David Hovsepian, MD
  • Bruce Hoyle, MD, FACPh
  • Marge Hutchisson, RVT, RDCS
  • Mark Isaacs, MD, FACPh, FAAFP, RPhS
  • Maxim Itkin, MD
  • Arjun Jayaraj, MD, MBBS
  • Joseph Jenkins, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, RVT
  • Lowell Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS
  • Neil Khilnani, MD, FACPh
  • Dan Klusman
  • Nicos Labropoulos, PhD
  • Byung-Boong Lee, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Brian Lindsay, MHA, ADRP
  • Daniel Link, MD
  • Joann Lohr, MD
  • Marzia Lugli, MD
  • Fedor Lurie, MD, PhD
  • Oscar Maleti, MD
  • Margaret Mann, MD
  • William  Marston, MD
  • Elna Masuda, MD
  • Michelle McEvoy, RN, MSN/Ed
  • Chris McGreevey, RN, MS
  • Mark Meissner, MD
  • Frank Miele, MSEE
  • Vineet Mishra, MD, FACPh
  • Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhS
  • Terri Morrison, RN, BS, VocED
  • Giovanni Mosti, MD
  • Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, FACPh, RPhS
  • Diana Neuhardt, RVT, RPhS
  • Dung Nguyen, MD
  • Thomas O’Donnell, MD
  • Jessica Ochs, PA-C
  • Richard Owens, MD
  • Hugo Partsch, MD
  • Marc Passman, MD
  • Lisa Pavone, MD, RVT
  • Patricia Poe, RVT
  • Thomas Proebstle, MD, MSc
  • Joseph Raffetto, MD
  • Johann Ragg, MD
  • Suman Rathbun, MD, MS, FACP, RVT
  • AJ Riviezzo, MBA
  • Stanley Rockson, MD
  • Melvin Rosenblatt, MD, FACPh
  • Armen Roupenian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS, RPVI
  • William  Schroedter, BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU
  • Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPh
  • Gail Size, BS, RVT, RVS, RPhS, FSVU
  • Sara Skonsberg, RVT
  • Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh
  • Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS
  • Michael Vasquez, MD, FACS, RVT
  • Satish  Vayuvegula, MD, MS
  • Thomas Wakefield, MD
  • Frank West, BSN, RN, RVT, RVS, CHC, FSVU
  • Jeannie White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS
  • Kayla Wieseckel, BS, RVT
  • Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVI
  • Takashi Yamaki, MD
  • David Zawieja, PhD
  • Steven Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh

Sculptra to Re-volumize Sunken Temples


image1Reducing the signs of aging from the face is a major part of aesthetic skin care. A wide variety of treatments are available to address the appearance of facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. One of the most effective non-surgical solutions for facial anti-aging is Sculptra. This is a poly-L-lactic-acid based advanced injectable facial filler, which can treat wrinkles and lines and also enhance facial volume. Specific conditions in cosmetic dermatology such as sunken temples can be treated effectively with Sculptra.

Sculptra is considered among the more powerful dermal fillers, which was approved by the FDA in 2004 for facial lipoatrophy treatment. Since then the treatment has been widely used with safe and predictable outcomes. Loss of volume in the temple region requires treatment with specialized cosmetic filler such as Sculptra in order to achieve significant results. Eminent dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet provides Sculptra injectable treatment to patients in Austin, TX and other areas.

Key Ingredient

The primary ingredient of Sculptra is polylactic acid. This substance has been used for over two decades in various surgical products, including absorbable stitches. Polylactic acid is a synthetic material that is designed to mimic a natural derivative produced by the muscles during exercise. One of the benefits of using synthetic-based Sculptra filler is that it does not require any prior allergy tests.

Suitable Candidates

Sculptra cosmetic dermatology filler may be suitable for most adults because it is based on biologically inert ingredients. However, if a candidate suffers from a skin infection, or is taking anti-inflammatory drugs, or those who have poor immune systems, should consult with their physician prior to seeking Sculptra treatment. Individuals seeking restoration of facial volume around the eyes, lips, and temples can benefit the most with Sculptra.


A dermatologist may recommend Sculptra to improve the appearance of sunken temples, cheeks or eyes. Studies have shown that patients who receive three to six treatment sessions with Sculptra injectable fillers experienced an average of 40% increase in facial volume. The results with Sculptra can last for up to two years, and the treatments can be repeated after that to extend the benefits.

Polylactic acid, the chief ingredient of Sculptra, has collagen building properties, which enables rebuilding of areas that have suffered volume loss. As the appearance of the face improves with the treatment, patients usually experience increased self-confidence and enjoy a better quality of life. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby locations for Sculptra treatment.

Liquid Facelift

Sculptra has been nicknamed ‘liquid facelift’ because of its ability to increase facial volume without surgery. It can fill up the hollowness in cheeks and temples, and restore definition to facial areas that have been drained of volume. It also helps to reduce the appearance of conspicuous facial folds and deep wrinkles.

In comparison to many other FDA approved facial anti-wrinkle treatments, results with Sculpta are more sustainable, natural looking, and longer lasting. Patients seeking a fuller, more youthful facial appearance, and in particular, looking to reduce the sunken look of the temples and cheeks may choose Sculptra.

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. recommends Ultrashape to remove excess fat

“From the above displayed info, a definite conclusion is appearing.. Syneron worked hard during the last 12 months to improve Ultrashape and provide something totally new, which seems to work wonders. Our latest study showed that UltraShape® can be an ideal alternativefor patients who want to remove their excess fat without resorting to a surgery and without having to withstand a prolonged recuperation period. So at the moment Ultrashpae appears as the best option in the whole liposuction alternatives industry, even more attractive than traditional players  such as CoolSculpting, i Lipo. But never forget, if you feel like having an UltraShape® operation, make sure you will conduct a meticulous research before finally resorting to it, contact an experienced physician etc.”

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Juvederm Voluma to Re-volumize Cheeks

Juvederm Voluma Re-volumize Cheeks | Dermatologist Austin TexasThe field of aesthetic dermatology has been revolutionized with the introduction of a wide range of anti-aging facial fillers to reduce wrinkles and lines from the face. Some patients may also suffer loss of facial volume due to aging, sun exposure and other factors, which can result in a sunken appearance of the cheeks. Juvederm Voluma is the only injectable dermal filler that has been approved by the FDA specifically for the purpose of volumizing the cheeks.

Women and men above the age of 21 seeking cosmetic skin care to restore volume and lift sagging facial skin may consider Juvederm Voluma as an ideal non-surgical solution. The treatment will help build facia contour and provide a subtle lift to the cheeks. Unlike most other cosmetic fillers that may last for only about six to 12 months, the results with Juvederm Voluma can last for as long as two years. Leading dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet provides this treatment to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding areas.


Patients should be aware that standard anti-aging dermatology fillers can reduce moderate to severe wrinkles and lines on the face, but they are not designed to lift the cheeks. Juvederm Voluma is the specific filler for this purpose. The filler gel includes lidocaine, which means that the procedure will not involve separate application of a local anesthetic.

The filler injection in precise quantity is directly delivered to the targeted areas of depleted volume. The filler gel provides almost instant support to the cheeks, and helps build a youthful curve and natural looking cheek contours over a few days. The filler is based on hyaluronic acid, which is biocompatible and requires no advanced allergy tests.

Hyaluronic acid helps to tighten the skin from inside out, and adds fullness to the treated areas around the cheeks. The patient will notice rounder and fuller cheeks and a more youthful looking facial profile within a short time after the treatment. As an experienced dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and other areas for Juvederm Voluma.

Proven Results with Juvederm Voluma

The FDA approved Juvederm Voluma specifically for its ability to “temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area of adults over the age of 21.” The manufacturers showed the positive results with Juvederm Voluma in an extensive study in North America involving 235 participants, while led to its approval from the FDA.

At present, the treatment has received approval in 72 countries, and the patient feedback has been overwhelmingly favorable with regard to Juvederm Voluma’s ability to restore cheek volume. Patients as well as treatment providers across the world prefer this treatment for its effectiveness as well as sustainability of results for a longer period as compared to other fillers.

Patients should also be aware that most of the hyaluronic based facial fillers have been approved by the FDA specifically for the purpose of reducing wrinkles and folds in the nasolabial area. Their usage in other areas of the face is off-label. With Juvederm Voluma, patients have a choice to receive FDA approved treatment to re-volumize the cheeks.

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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