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Non-Surgical Body Contouring Options

Non-Surgical Body Contouring Options

Non-Surgical Body Contouring| Medical Spa | Cosmetic Dermatology | Austin TX

Body contouring can be achieved with innovative and advanced non-surgical skin care and fat reduction procedures. Women and men who wish to avoid surgery, and yet achieve an enhanced figure may consider non-surgical body contouring dermatology options.

Dr. Steven Zimmet is a dedicated dermatologist providing state of the art non-surgical body contouring techniques and procedures. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and surrounding communities for procedures such as UltraShape®, Liposonix, and Venus Legacy™.


UltraShape® is revolutionizing the field of non-surgical dermatology fat reduction with its unique non-thermal ultrasound technology. UltraShape® has become the first and only non-invasive body shaping device cleared by the FDA that involves the use of focused, pulsed ultrasound energy to selectively and mechanically (non-thermally) eliminated targeted fat cells.

UltraShape® technique involves no cuts, incisions or injections, and makes the procedure nearly painless and completely scar-free. The ultrasound energy is focused only on the unwanted fat cells, which minimizes the risk of bruising, swelling and downtime. The patient can undergo the UltraShape® treatment in less than an hour, and resume their routine activities almost immediately.

Areas treated commonly with UltraShape® include the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, love handles, arms, knees, and bra line. The treatment has proved to be clinically safe and effective in numerous research studies. On the leading rating website, UltraShape® has scored a whopping 96% “Worth It” rating.

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Venus Legacy™

Venus Legacy™ is another highly innovative non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening system offered by Dr. Zimmet. Patients who are unable to reduce stubborn fat pockets and cellulite in certain areas of the body with a diet and exercise regimen may consider Venus Legacy™ treatment.

This non-surgical, pain-free treatment can provide body enhancement, skin smoothing and firming results in just one treatment session. Venus Legacy™ can be safely used anywhere on the face and body where the patient seeks to achieve smooth, firm, luminous skin. Patients with any skin type may choose this procedure.

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.

Dr. Zimmet Selected as a Distinguished Fellow Member of the AVF

Congratulations Letter DraftSeptember 11, 2015

Dear Dr. Zimmet,

On behalf of the American Venous Forum (AVF) Board of Directors and the AVF Distinguished Fellows Committee, I would like congratulate you on being selected as a Distinguished Fellow Member of the AVF!

As an organization, the AVF is dedicated to improving the health of patients suffering from disorders of the venous and lymphatic systems. Your outstanding history of membership in the Forum, and your remarkable achievements in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine, has proven your right to earn this premier member status.

As part of your election as a Distinguished Fellow Member in the American Venous Forum, you are hereby invited to attend the American Venous Forum 28th Annual Meeting to be held February 24-26, 2016 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. During the Member’s Business Luncheon, you will be formally recognized in front of your fellow AVF members. However, your member status with the AVF will change immediately.

Congratulations once again upon your selection and we look forward to your continuing contributions to AVF and to the field in the future.


John Blebea, MD, MBA, President, American Venous Forum

Anthony Comerota, MD, Distinguished Fellows Committee, Chair

Juvederm Voluma Results

Juvederm Voluma Results | Medical Spa | Cosmetic Dermatology | Austin TX

Juvederm Voluma is a popular anti-aging facial skin care procedure specifically aimed at adding volume to the cheeks and other depleted areas of the face. Juvederm Voluma injectable treatment is the first and only treatment to have received the FDA’s approval for cheek volumizing. Patients can expect to achieve outstanding results without the risks typically associated with a surgery.

During the initial cosmetic dermatology consultation, the treatment provider will discuss various aspects of Juvederm Voluma including its expected results. The patient may also receive Juvederm Voluma before and after images at this time to have a clear idea about what kind of outcomes can be achieved for the face. Dr. Steven Zimmet is a pre-eminent dermatologist who receives patients from Austin, TX and surrounding areas for Juvederm Voluma.

Different from Average Dermal Fillers

Juvederm Voluma results are going to be a little different from what is usually expected from an average skin care treatment or dermal filler. This is because Juvederm Voluma works in a different area, which is the cheek. While the aesthetic goal with standard facial fillers is to reduce facial wrinkles, lines and folds, the specific goal with Voluma is to add volume to the cheeks and provide a subtle lift to the cheeks.


Patients can expect a fuller and rounder facial contour with volume restoration in the cheek area with Juvederm Voluma aesthetic dermatology treatment. Results are almost instant in terms of the addition of a youthful curve to the cheeks as the Voluma gel is injected deep into the targeted area. Over a few days, as the swelling and redness disappears, the enhanced and lifted facial appearance can be noticed.

Dr. Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing Juvederm Voluma injectable treatment to patients in Austin, TX and nearby locations. Results are typically safe and predictable, more so because Voluma gel is based on hyaluronic acid. This is naturally occurring substance in the body, which requires no prior allergy tests.

Near-instant plumping of the cheek area can be achieved, resulting in a fuller and rounder facial contour. Results with Voluma are usually smoother as compared to various other dermal fillers because of its cutting edge VYCROSS technology. The gel created with this technology has a greater consistency and smoother composition. This helps the patient gain a more even facial appearance.

Sustainability of Results

On average, the anti-aging results with cosmetic fillers can last for anywhere between six and 12 months. However, with Juvederm Voluma, the patient can expect to enjoy sustainable results for as many as 18 to 24 months in most cases. Therefore, even from a monetary perspective, Voluma proves to be more cost-effective as well as conservative procedure.

Track record of safety with Juvederm Voluma is very high. It received the FDA approval only after rigorous tests and clinical trials. The injectable treatment is now approved in more than 70 countries, and receives consistently positive response from treatment experts and patients alike. Downtime involved is minimal with this procedure, which makes it preferable for busy moms and working women and men.

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.

Venous Disease Care: Improving Training Paradigms

vein magazineHow to ensure that physicians receive comprehensive training in venous and lymphatic disorders.

By Steven E. Zimmet, MD, and Anthony J. Comerota, MD

The major vein societies in the world share a common mission to improve the quality of patient care. With education at the core of quality patient care, an important question is how best to ensure that physicians receive the necessary education in venous and lymphatic disorders so that good-quality patient care is provided to patients with venous disease. Comprehensive training can be achieved by establishing educational standards for teaching programs in venous and lymphatic medicine. Read more…

You can stop biting your nails [VIDEO]

Nail biting can affect more than the appearance of your nails. Chronic nail biting can lead to sore skin around the nails and more serious problems. With a bit of determination and some practical advice from dermatologists, it’s possible to stop. In this month’s video, you’ll learn what dermatologists recommend. How to stop biting your nails

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.

Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan may have high skin cancer risk

If you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may want to see a dermatologist to find out how often you should have a skin cancer exam.

Researchers have found that veterans deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan often spent 4 or more hours a day in bright sunlight without sun protection. This increases the risk of developing skin cancer.

Skin cancer exams can find skin cancer early. Found early, skin cancer is highly treatable.

About the study

Serving in Middle East may raise skin cancer risk in U.S. vets

Academy resource:

  • Detect skin cancer
  • Includes tools to help you find a dermatologist and a free skin cancer screening.
  • Melanoma patients: Keep follow-up appointments

If you’ve had melanoma, you have a higher risk of developing another melanoma. This risk may be greatest for white men who are 60 years of age and older, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. For these patients, the risk was greatest during the first year after being diagnosed with melanoma.

Keeping all dermatology appointments and checking your skin can help you find melanoma early when it can often be cured.

About the study
Multiple primary melanomas most likely in first year after initial melanoma diagnosis

Academy resources:
Can you spot skin cancer?
Body mole map (PDF)
Includes areas for you to draw your spots and describe what they look like, so you can find changes.

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.

Who needs sunscreen in September?

Hives on a child's backWhile fall is almost here, you should continue applying sunscreen to exposed skin before heading outdoors. Sun protection is important year round. Even when the sun’s rays feel less intense, they can harm unprotected skin. Many skin cancers develop on areas like the head, neck, and hands, which tend to get the most sun exposure.

Hives on a child’s back

To help you get the protection you expect from sunscreen, there’s a new article that can help you decode sunscreen labels. You’ll find easy-to-understand definitions for required terms like SPF. You’ll also find out what terms like “baby” and “sensitive skin” may say about the sunscreen’s ingredients.

How to decode sunscreen lingo

What dermatologists tell their patients

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad spectrum protection
  • Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

A sunscreen that offers the above helps to protect your skin from sunburn, early skin aging, and skin cancer. Seeking shade and wearing sun-protective clothing are also important.

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.

Laser Hair Removal: Cost, Benefits, and Risks

Laser Hair Removal | Medical Spa | Cosmetic Dermatology | Austin TX

Laser Hair Removal: Cost, Benefits, and Risks

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic dermatology procedures in the US today. Results with an advanced laser based treatment are more sustainable and aesthetically superior compared to various traditional hair removal methods.

The treatment involves focusing of the laser beams directly over the targeted hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorbs laser light, which leads to the gradual weakening and disintegration of the unwanted hair. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing laser hair removal to patients in Austin, TX and other areas.


Laser hair removal is an advanced skin care procedure designed to remove unwanted hair from areas such as the legs, arms, face, underarms, back, and the bikini line. High precision with the laser technology is a fantastic advantage because the treatment provider can selectively target coarse, dark hair while leaving the surrounding healthy skin undamaged.

Another key benefit of laser hair removal technique is that a larger area can be treated effectively in a short time. Each pulse of the laser energy is delivered in a fraction of a second, and it can treat multiple hairs at the same time.

On average, an area approximately the size of a quarter can be treated per second. Treatment of smaller areas such as skin around the lips can be treated in about one minute, while larger areas such as the legs or back may take nearly one hour.

Safety and predictability of results is another key benefit, as long as the laser hair removal treatment is received from an experienced dermatology expert. Dr. Zimmet is a leading dermatologist providing laser hair removal and other procedures to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities.


Prior to the treatment, the laser expert will trim the targeted hair to a few millimeters above the skin surface. The laser equipment will be calibrated to match with the hair type, thickness, color, and location as well as skin color. The patient will be provided with an eye shield, and a cooling gel or another cooling technique may be applied to protect the top layer of the skin.

FAQ’s and More About Laser Hair Removal

Short and controlled pulses of laser light will be delivered to the targeted area. The treatment provider will carefully determine optimal laser delivery settings for safe and desirable outcomes. Following the procedure, the patient will be given cold water or ice packs to keep them comfortable. Multiple laser treatment sessions will be planned, with each session spaced about four to six weeks apart.

Financial Implications

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that the average dollar amount of a single laser hair removal treatment session in the US is about $235. However, this cost can vary from one practice to another depending on several factors such as the size of treatable area, number of treatments, and the laser expert’s skills and reputation.


The treated area will appear sunburned for a day or two, and the condition can be eased with moisturizers and cool compresses. The treated hair will begin to fall out after about a month. Sunscreen should be used for several weeks to help prevent temporary color change in the treated areas.

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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