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How to find the Best Eye Cream? | Austin DermatologyA number of sensational skin care options for eye rejuvenation, including eye creams, are available today. However, it is necessary to choose an effective eye cream from among dozens of choices that may not live up to the claims they make. A consummate treatment for the eye area plays a pivotal role in the fight against facial signs of aging.

Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing cutting edge, dependable, and notable skin solutions for a variety of medical and aesthetic skin conditions. Dr. Zimmet will recommend the most appropriate products, including an eye cream, to suit the unique needs of a patient. He provides cutting edge dermatology treatments to patients in Austin, TX, and surrounding locations.


Ingredients in an Eye Cream

The skin around the eye area is more sensitive. Therefore, a patient should ideally choose a formula that does not cause a sensitizing reaction or irritation. Eye creams that contain irritating ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, fragrant plant oils, or other sensitizing plant extracts should be avoided because they can create pro-aging inflammation. The eye cream should have cell communicating factors, skin repair agents and antioxidants in a soothing, fragrance-free formula.


Need for a Specific Eye Cream

A specific product labeled eye cream may not be necessary if the patient is already using a well-formulated facial serum or moisturizer. These can work fine as long as the skin around the eyes is of the same as the rest of the face. An exception is if the skin around the eyes is drier. In such case, the patient will require a more emollient formula. People with oily skin may not be using a face moisturizer, in which case an eye cream is required.


Puffy Eyes, Sagging Skin, and Dark Circles

Eye creams claiming to reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and sagging skin typically exaggerate their effectiveness. A skin care expert will try to determine the underlying cause of these signs around the eyes before recommending an appropriate solution. For instance, puffiness resulting from fat pads that have moved under the eye cannot be treated with eye creams.

If puffiness occurs due to fluid buildup or from lack of sleep, a soothing eye cream may help along with other measures. If sun damage has caused puffiness in the eye area, a correctly formulated dermatology eye cream can be dramatically effective in healing the skin and reducing inflammation.

To address dark circles, the patient should ensure that a facial moisturizer or a well-formulated eye cream should contain sunscreen and melanin-inhibiting ingredients to improve skin color. Sagging skin and wrinkles around the eyes can be treated with the same ingredients that work for the rest of the face. In such case, the cream should have adequate amount of antioxidants and skin repairing ingredients.


Other Requisites

A daytime facial moisturizer should have SPF 25+ and should be applied around the eye area. The eye cream should be packaged in a way to ensure the stability of light- and air- sensitive ingredients. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby 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.

Laser Hair Removal Treatments | Austin DermatologyA lot of women look forward to the summer months when they can enjoy the appearance of sleek legs, a smooth back, or a trim bikini line while wearing a bathing suit. Laser dermatology can offer effective solutions in such cases to ensure that a woman has the look that she desires. Laser hair removal, in particular, can provide dramatic improvement in skin appearance.

Compared to traditional hair removal solutions, laser hair removal is significantly more effective and sustainable. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing laser hair removal and a wide range of other procedures. Patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive cutting edge solutions from Dr. Zimmet.



Prior to the laser hair removal procedure, the patient should protect the skin against sun exposure for several weeks. This will enable easier targeting of darker hair against lighter skin pigment. If the patient has a tan, they should let it fade before they receive laser treatment in order to avoid blotchy coloration.

In the weeks preceding the laser hair removal appointment, the patient should not use waxing, plucking or electrolysis to remove hair. If the hair follicles get disrupted underneath the skin, it will diminish the impact of laser treatment. Shaving is a good choice while the patient is waiting for a laser hair removal treatment. Shaving will only remove the external hair and the hair follicles will not be affected.


Treatment Session

Before the procedure begins, the patient will be provided with protective eye gear. The laser hair removal expert will apply a topical anesthetic to the targeted area of the skin to minimize discomfort. The laser device will be placed over the hair removal site and laser beams will be delivered precisely to generate controlled heat below the skin and destroy the unwanted hair follicles.

When performed by a skillful provider, the treatment will not cause harm to the surrounding healthy tissue and only focus on the targeted areas. The treatment may be completed within a few minutes for small areas such as the chin or upper lip area. However, larger surface areas such as the legs, back or bikini line will take a longer time to complete. Multiple laser hair removal treatment sessions are usually required to achieve a comprehensive and desired outcome.



Following the laser hair removal procedure, the patient will have to take care of the skin to ensure that it remains in good health. Ice therapy can be used immediately after the treatment to obtain relief. Mild redness is expected after the treatment session, but it will soon disappear on its own. The dermatologist will advise the patient regarding sun protection and for how long they should stay out of sunlight or tanning beds.

This is important to allow the skin to heal sufficiently. This period could last for several weeks, but once the skin healed, the patient can wear a sunscreen and enjoy their summer on the beach or at the pool with complete freedom from unsightly hair. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for laser hair removal and other skin care procedures.


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.

Botox Anti-Aging Injectable | Austin DermatologyBotox is one of the most popular cosmetic dermatology procedures to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The procedure involves minimal discomfort and almost no downtime. One of the additional benefits of Botox, which is not known to many people, is its application in the field of medicine.

The FDA has approved Botox over the years for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. This is impacting the medical landscape in positive ways. The condition is that Botox should only be administered by a qualified provider to ensure a more safe and expected outcome. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet provides Botox injections to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.



Botox earned the FDA’s approval as a treatment for migraines in 2010. Although researchers are still unable to conclusively determine the methodology of action of Botox against migraines, but the results have been undeniable. Many researchers believe that Botox as a neuromodulator blocks the pain signals to the nerves, which helps a patient to achieve relief from migraines.

The treatment provider must follow the defined regimen for Botox injections to treat migraine. Botox must be recommended only when the diagnosis of migraine is confirmed. It should not be used for severe or persistent headaches that often get mistaken by patients as migraine.


Incontinence and Overactive Bladder

Some people may suffer from urinary urgency or may have a frequent need to urinate because of an overactive bladder. If medications and other treatments do not provide relief, Botox injectable solution may be applied to treat this condition in patients above the age of 18.

Urinary incontinence is commonly seen in patients suffering from a neurological disorder or a related condition. The condition of incontinence can also be improved with Botox injections. The provider will use a cystoscope of administer Botox in a targeted manner. Several patients report significant improvement with just two treatments a year.



Medical research about Botox as a treatment for depression is still in its early stages, but some researchers already point out to the potential benefits of Botox for patients of depression. They believe that when an individual forms a specific facial expression, the corresponding nerves deliver feedback to the brain to prolong and reinforce those feelings.

Botox can be used for its neuromodulating properties to disrupt the signals of sadness and depression by targeting the specific nerves. A positive state of mind of the patient may be restored with this approach. A few researchers are also studying the effects of cosmetic improvement of the face, which may lead to emotion of happiness and support the patient’s fight against depression.


Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Excessive underarm sweating, clinically called axillary hyperhidrosis, affects more than a million Americans today. The FDA has given its approval to Botox for treating this condition, where anti-perspirants, and other non-invasive techniques do not work.

Botox medication blocks the nerve signals that cause stimulation of sweat glands in the underarm area, and bring sweat production in the underarms to a halt. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for Botox and other skin care procedures.

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.

Learn about Anti-Aging Skin Treatments | Austin DermatologyAdvanced skin care solutions are available today to address a variety of skin conditions, including the effects of aging. Non-invasive and minimally invasive anti-aging dermatology treatments are more popular today because they involve minimal discomfort and downtime, and produce more sustainable, natural looking outcomes.

Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing a comprehensive range of anti-aging skin treatments. Dr. Zimmet will recommend the most appropriate treatment combinations and alternatives during the initial consultation. He provides these treatments to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.


EndyMed 3DEEP

This unique skin care treatment is based on radio frequency (RF) technology. RF energy generates gentle heat in the deeper layers of the skin, triggering fresh collagen production to firm up and tighten the skin. The treatment can be applied in areas around the face, neck, mouth and eyes as well as other body parts. Surface fine lines on the face can be treated with the fractional RF handpiece of EndyMed 3DEEP.



Ultherapy is based on ultrasound technology. The device will generate gentle heat through ultrasound waves to lift, tone, and tighten the skin. It will also stimulate new collagen production for more sustainable outcomes. Ultherapy is commonly used on the face and neck, and involves little to no downtime. A single dermatology treatment session with Ultherapy will take about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment.


Venus Legacy

Venus Legacy is your best option for combating stubborn fat areas and cellulite. It uses our proven (MP)2 technology—Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields—but combines it with the innovative VariPulse technology, which enables therapeutic heat energy to safely travel deeper into the skin, resulting in increased blood circulation, noticeable skin tightening, and immediately plumped and glowing skin. Results can be seen in as little as one treatment with no pain, discomfort, or downtime.

Skin Resurfacing

Fractional skin resurfacing offers a highly effective anti-aging solution to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars, and shrink enlarged pores. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Zimmet offers advanced fractional skin resurfacing solutions to patients in Austin, TX and nearby areas.


Active/Deep FX/Total FX

Dr. Zimmet provides state of the art Lumenis laser fractional CO2 skin resurfacing system with the options of Active FX, Deep FX and Total FX to address wrinkles, fine lines, scars, pigmentation in the face and skin laxity in the neck and chest areas.


Fractional RF EndyMed 

The fractional radio frequency (RF) EndyMed device is generally used in combination with the standard EndyMed 3DEEP treatment to help treatment surface fine lines.


Anti-Wrinkle Procedures


Botox, Dysport, Xeomin

These injectable neuromodulators are highly popular non-surgical solutions to treat facial expression lines such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.


Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are designed to induce accelerated exfoliation to mitigate the appearance of wrinkles and other skin imperfections to reveal healthier, new skin.


Dermal Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers for the face such as Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero, Radiesse, and Sculptra can help to minimize wrinkles and folds, and add volume to the depleted areas.


Laser Genesis

This is a leading non-invasive laser technology designed to promote collagen production to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and minimize the pores.

Other cutting edge anti-aging skin treatments at Dr. Zimmet’s practice include Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Venus Legacy, and topical treatments.

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.

Botox for Excessive Underarm Sweating | Austin DermatologyExcessive sweating, known in medical dermatology as axillary hyperhidrosis, is a common condition, with more than a million Americans estimated to be affected by it. A person can sweat up to four times more than others in this condition in order to maintain regular body temperature.

The condition can cause difficulties in the performance of everyday chores, create itching and discomfort, and make a person feel less confident in social settings.

Botox, which is popularly used as a facial anti-aging injectable, has an additional application as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating. The FDA has approved Botox for treating excess sweating under the arms. The effects of Botox for this purpose can last for up to two years. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing Botox for excessive underam sweating. Dr. Zimmet provides various skin care procedures to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.


FDA Approved

The FDA gave its approval for Botox as a treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis in cases where topical creams and anti-perspirants do not offer relief. Severe sweating symptoms can be treated by injecting directly into the underarm area. The treatment can be provided to people above the age of 18 if they have not achieved satisfactory relief with topical dermatology solutions.

Patients should carefully note that Botox has only been approved by the FDA for treating excessive sweating in the underarm area. According to the FDA, it remains undetermined as of now whether Botox can be used safely and effectively to treat excessive sweating in other parts of the body.

The procedure to treat hyperhidrois is very similar to that of the cosmetic facial anti-aging treatment with Botox. But it is important that the dermatologist should assess the severity of sweating prior to recommending Botox as a solution. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for a wide range of skin care procedures.


How does it Work?

Botulinum toxin A is a potent biological substance and a nerve immobilizer, which constitutes the key ingredient in Botox. When the Botox provider injects this neurotoxin directly into the affected area, it will block communication signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. With the nerve communication blocked, the overactive sweat glands will stop functioning, which will bring an end to the excessive sweating.

The excess sweat eliminated with this treatment does not get collected elsewhere in the body. Botox injections will simply halt the production of sweat in the targeted areas. However, sweating in other parts of the body will continue as before. Patients should have a clear understanding of the potential effectiveness of Botox for underarm sweating before they commit to the procedure.


Procedure and Results

Based on an assessment of the severity of the underarm sweating, the dermatologist will prepare a Botox injection plan. The medication will be delivered into the affected areas in the armpits with the help of fine needles. Significant reduction in underarm sweating can be noticed in about one month after the treatment. Relief will usually sustain for about six months with Botox, but individual results may vary.

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 / Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Hair Removal | Austin TXLaser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) based hair removal and skin care technologies have been around for more than two decades. Permanent hair reduction, if not permanent hair removal, can be achieved with these advanced, non-surgical techniques. Multiple treatment sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results.

Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing laser and IPL hair removal treatments. Dr. Zimmet’s practice is equipped with state of the art light-based technologies to address various medical and cosmetic dermatology conditions. Dr. Zimmet provides these procedures to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.


How does it Work?

High-energy laser beams in varying strengths are designed to precisely target the pigment contained in the hair shaft as well as the hair follicle or root that needs to be removed. The laser energy heats up the hair follicle from its base, causing damage to the cells that generate hair growth. When sufficient controlled damage is created through laser, it can prevent the hair from growing any further.

The effect of this unique laser dermatology hair removal procedure is most productive during the anagen or the active phase of hair growth. New hairs begin to grow in this phase. During this period, the pigmentation of the hair follicle increases, and growth of new cells occurs. This makes it more open to impact from the laser heat treatment.

While laser delivers a single wavelength, an IPL system can deliver hundreds of wavelengths in a single burst of light. Specific filters are used to target these flashes of light in order to ensure that they work in a precise and controlled manner like a laser beam. This controlled burst of light is used to cause damage to the hair follicle in much the same way as a laser beam.



The treatment provider will use a small hand piece to deliver flashes or beams of light to the targeted area of the skin. Some laser techniques may also involve spraying the skin with a cooling agent prior to the procedure. Alternatively, a cooling gel may be applied to the treated area.

Minimal discomfort is involved in the laser or IPL hair removal procedures. Most patients report a stinging or tingling sensation during the procedure, but the discomfort can vary depending on the technology used and the patient’s personal pain tolerance level.

If the treatment is received in a sensitive area, the provider may apply a topical anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable. Leading dermatologist Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for laser and IPL hair removal.


Repeat Treatments

Hair removal procedure typically involves multiple treatments because of the natural hair growth cycle. Each hair follicle goes through the phases of growing and resting. The follicles are treated most effectively during the early growth phase with light based procedures.

The first treatment will only damage a limited number of the follicles. In a few weeks, the previously resting hair follicles will start growing, which will need to be targeted in the next treatment session.

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.

Electrolysis Hair Removal Cost | Dermatology | Austin TXElectrolysis is an advanced hair removal skin care procedure that can produce long term or permanent reduction of unwanted hair in various parts of the body. During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will discuss various aspects of electrolysis and provide a comparison with other hair removal treatment options. The provider will also advise the dollar figure estimate of electrolysis at this time.

The first concern of a responsible provider will be to ensure that the patient makes a well-considered choice of a procedure. Therefore, they will educate the patient about costs and other aspects to enable the patient to make an informed decision. Zimmet Vein & Dermatology is a leading practice offering electrolysis and various other procedures to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.     


Price Comparison

Some patients may want to compare the estimated costs of electrolysis with other treatment alternatives such as laser hair removal and traditional solutions such tweezing, waxing, and shaving. While the traditional treatments will usually prove to be more affordable when they are applied at-home, they are not long term solutions to the problem of unwanted hair.

The patient will have to repeat such traditional procedures periodically as long as they want to maintain a smooth, hair-free skin in certain areas of the body. On the other hand, electrolysis is a one-time procedure spread over multiple treatment sessions with long term or permanent hair reduction results.

In the long run, chances are that a procedure such as electrolysis may prove to be more cost-effective and less time-consuming in comparison to the traditional at-home treatments. Apart from these treatments, the patient may also have the option of laser-based hair removal. The costs of electrolysis and laser hair reduction may not be very different.

However, the actual costs of procedure will vary from one patient to another. The dermatologist will carefully evaluate the patient’s condition of hair, skin and hair color, the area of treatment, and the patient’s personal aesthetic goals. Accordingly, the provider will recommend the most appropriate treatment between electrolysis and laser hair removal.


Cost Variations

Patients should be aware that electrolysis will involve multiple treatment sessions that will usually be administered at the office of the dermatologist. Therefore, the patient should ideally be committed to the entire treatment plan, which may involve multiple treatment sessions spread over several weeks or months. The patient should be prepared to commit the amount of time required to complete the treatment in order to achieve optimal results.

The provider may charge for electrolysis treatment on a per-session basis. The total number of sessions will depend on the size of the area being treated, and the amount of hair that needs to be removed. Hormones, genetics, and general health of the patient may also impact the number of treatment sessions required.
For instance, a very fine growth of hair on the upper lip may only require about six to eight short treatment sessions, while a heavy growth of hair in the same area may take as long as two years of treatment that start bi-weekly and progress to monthly. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for electrolysis.

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.

What is Electrolysis Hair Removal?  | Dermatology | Austin TXElectrolysis is a safe and time-tested skin care treatment for the removal of unwanted body hair with long-term results. Unsightly hair on the face, neck, arms, back, or bikini area can compromise a person’s aesthetic appearance. Waxing, tweezing, and shaving are short-term and cumbersome solutions to unwanted hair. Electrolysis is a proven and effective long-term solution for hair reduction.

Electrolysis treatment can be used on any skin or hair type. The treatment provider will discuss various aspects of the treatment and explain different treatment options to help the patient make the best choice. Zimmet Vein & Dermatology provides electrolysis hair removal procedure to patients in Austin, TX, and surrounding locations.


Treatment Overview

Today’s advanced electrolysis devices employ chemical or heat energy to destroy the growth center of the unwanted hair. A very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle to weaken and eliminate it. The procedure can be used on most of the body areas, including the face, eyebrows, thighs, abdomen, breasts and legs. Temporary reddishness in the treated areas may occur, but electrolysis has no permanent side effects.

The number of treatment sessions required to achieve the desired results will vary from one patient to another. The patient may have to visit weekly or bi-weekly depending on their condition. Once the series of treatments is completed, the unwanted hair will be removed for the long term. Each treatment session may last from 15 minutes to an hour.


FDA Approved

Electrolysis is a very safe procedure, and does not involve the use of harsh chemicals as in some other techniques. The procedure has been approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. While it will produce optimal results, permanent hair removal is not guaranteed in every case. However, patient satisfaction rate with electrolysis is typically higher than with most other types of hair removal treatments.



The treatment provider will apply an electric current using a very fine needle-shaped electrode or a metal probe into each hair follicle to destroy the root. The growth of hair will occur in different stages: growing, resting and shedding.

All of the hair will not be present on the same stage at any given time. Therefore, multiple treatment sessions will be required to get the hair in their growth phase in order to achieve most effective results with electrolysis.



In comparison to most other hair removal treatment options, electrolysis usually has a higher track record of patient satisfaction. The results with this procedure are more comprehensive than other methods. Unwanted hair will be gone for long periods of time, or even permanently.

Another benefit is that many different types of hair and skin can be treated with electrolysis. The procedure does not target hair pigment, but attacks the follicle directly. Therefore, a patient who may not be a stellar or salient candidate for laser hair removal may still be eligible for electrolysis.

Dr. Zimmet is an experienced and astute dermatologist receiving patients from Austin, TX, and nearby areas for electrolysis hair removal and various other aesthetic and medical skin care procedures.  

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 Skin Resurfacing in Austin, TX | Cosmetic DermatologyAging, sun exposure, disease, and heredity factors can cause the skin to lose its natural elasticity and suppleness. Sagging skin, wrinkles, and lines can make a person appear older than their age. Advanced laser-based skin care treatments can help to reverse these effects and restore a younger looking and smoother skin.

Laser skin resurfacing technology has revolutionized the field of cosmetic dermatology in the last decade. Zimmet Vein & Dermatology is a premier practice equipped with state of the art laser technologies to provide safe and effective skin solutions. Led by experienced dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet, the practice provides aesthetic and medical skin care treatments to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.


Fractional Resurfacing with Laser

While standard laser skin resurfacing can achieve the desired skin enhancement, it is a more aggressive technique and involves more downtime. Therefore, Dr. Zimmet prefers fractional laser skin resurfacing to achieve the desired level of skin care and youthfulness in a gentler way. Fractional laser skin resurfacing technique involves the use of an array of precise microbeams, which will treat columns of skin rather than whole areas.

This allows the provider to minimize patient discomfort during the procedure and achieve excellent results with a shorter recovery period. Individuals with deeply etched wrinkles, moderate to heavy sagginess in the skin and irregular pigmentation can achieve significant benefits from fractional resurfacing with CO2 laser. At Zimmet Vein & Dermatology, the laser expert will evaluate the skin type and condition and offer an appropriate, customized treatment plan.



Dr. Zimmet employs the Lumenis Ultrapulse CO2 laser (Active FX, Deep FX, Total FX) for fractionated ablative skin resurfacing. In comparison to non-ablative techniques, this procedure will help achieve more substantive reduction in aging, tighter and smoother skin, and scar reduction. This ablative technique can be used in areas such as the face, neck, and chest.

If the patient has a less severe degree of skin laxity, Dr. Zimmet will recommend the EndyMed 3DEEP fractional resurfacing. This technology is based on radio frequency (RF) energy, which will penetrate into the deeper skin layers to promote new collagen and fresh skin growth. This procedure is faster and involves lesser downtime. Dr. Zimmet is a dedicated dermatologist receiving patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas.



Individuals with one or more of the following conditions may make good candidates for fractional laser skin resurfacing:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Pigmentation on the face, neck and chest
  • Fine lines around lower eyelids
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Facial wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Acne scars

Depending on the severity of these conditions, the treatment expert may recommend fractional resurfacing with a CO2 laser or an RF applicator.


Recovery and Results

Fractional laser skin resurfacing will replace damaged or aging skin with new, healthy skin cells. The recovery period can range from one or two days to five or six days, depending on the technique and the extent of surface area treated. Smoother and tighter skin along with reduction in skin coloration will become noticeable in the weeks following the treatment.

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.

How does Laser Tattoo Removal Work | Dermatology | AustinMore than 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo. It is fairly common for a person to seek removal of a permanent tattoo at some point of time. The tattoo may have become uninteresting or irrelevant, faded, or distorted, or may be interfering with an individual’s career opportunities. Whatever the reason, it is possible to achieve tattoo removal with advanced laser-based skin care procedures.

Laser tattoo removal avoids the need for surgery, and enables quick and effective removal of the unwanted tattoo. Zimmet Vein & Dermatology is a leading practice equipped with cutting edge laser technology for tattoo removal. The practice is headed by Dr. Steven Zimmet, who is a highly trained and experienced dermatologist providing latest cosmetic and medical skin care treatments. Dr. Zimmet provides laser tattoo removal to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.


Customized Treatment

Each tattoo is unique in terms of its size, age, location, depth, and color. Some tattoos may be created with rare or unapproved inks or colors, which may be more difficult to remove. Tattoos in red, black, and blue colors typically respond well to laser treatment. An individual’s skin tone will also be a determining factor in tattoo removal procedure.

Dr. Zimmet aims to provide customized skin care solutions for various medical and cosmetic skin conditions, and applies the same principles also for effective tattoo removal. He will carefully evaluate the tattoo composition factors and skin tone to determine the extent and intensity of laser treatment that may be required.


Advanced Laser Technology

Zimmet Vein & Dermatology is equipped with state of the art TriBeam Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser technology for tattoo removal. This unique laser enables fractionated delivery of laser energy in a Q-Switched platform. For the treatment of tattoos, it employs 1064 and 532 wavelength light, which is delivered in nanosecond pulse durations. Effective skin penetration is achieved with the laser operating at a high peak power.

Short pulse duration ensures that the risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissue is minimized. An experienced dermatologist or laser expert will ensure highly precise outcomes with laser tattoo removal. Multiple laser treatment sessions will usually be required to achieve optimal fading. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for laser tattoo removal.


Key Steps in Removal Procedure

The following steps are usually followed in laser tattoo removal procedure:

  • Topical anesthesia or a Zimmer Chiller is used for laser tattoo removal.
  • The patient’s eyes are covered with a protective eye shield.
  • The provider will test the patient’s skin reaction to laser to decide optimal laser intensity.
  • Smaller and lighter tattoos will require fewer laser pulses as compared to deeper or larger tattoos.
  • The tattoo will become progressive lighter with each laser treatment session.


Results and Recovery

The tattoo will disappear completely in some cases, while in others it will be lightened substantially. Scarring risk is very low with the Tri-Beam Q-Switched Laser. Temporary redness or discoloration of the skin may occur. Sun exposure in the treated area should be avoided for several weeks.

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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