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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.

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.

Skin Care Treatments - AustinAging, weather, sun exposure, stress, and illness can have an adverse impact on the skin, and make it look old and rough. An expert dermatologist such as Dr. Steven Zimmet emphasizes on the importance of skin care for both women and men in all age groups. He provides innovative and advanced skin care solutions at his dermatology practice in Austin, TX.

Chemical Peels

A wide range of chemical peels are available today, and it is up to the dermatologist and their team of aestheticians to recommend the most appropriate option for a particular patient to match with their individual aesthetic goals. An appropriate chemical peel treatment can help a person achieve a smoother, rejuvenated skin, and enhanced complexion. The SkinCeuticals Micropeel provided by Dr. Zimmet is designed to address large pores, wrinkles and fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture and other signs of sun damage.

The SkinCeuticals Micropeel Plus works more effectively on oily, blotchy and uneven skin to make it smoother, richer and preventing future breakouts at the same time. The Signature ZPeel aims to enhance the skin in a way that it gains a natural glow and appears firmer and brighter.

Laser Hair Removal

Zimmet Vein and Dermatology provides the options of electrolysis and laser based hair removal to help patients achieve long-term removal of unwanted body hair. Hair on the face, neck, arms, back, or bikini area can compromise the aesthetic appearance of a woman. Excessive hair may occur due to hormonal imbalances, genetic factors or other reasons.

For patients who are looking for more effective and long-term alternatives to shaving, waxing and tweezing, laser hair removal can be the right answer. Laser targets the dark pigmentation, and manages to remove unwanted hair from the root. The treatment is precise and does not cause damage to healthy surrounding skin. Electrolysis is another treatment option that is effective for both light and dark hair and patients of all complexions.

Skin Exfoliation with Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation technique that gently removes the top cellular layer of the skin to pave way for softer, smoother, more youthful skin. This advanced skin care treatment can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve coarser skin, and enhance skin tone and texture by removing the buildup of dead cells from the top layer of the skin.

The treatment is cost-effective and convenient, involving no downtime and quick recovery. Dr. Zimmet recommends this treatment to patients in and around Austin, TX if they are looking for a safe, gentle solution for skin exfoliation.

Skin Rejuvenation with GentleWaves®

GentleWaves® is a non-thermal LED based skin rejuvenation system designed to improve the condition of skin affected by sun exposure or other environmental factors. This non-surgical treatment involves a quick and painless treatment process that causes no injury to the skin surface.

Face, neck, and chest are the areas commonly treated with GentleWaves® . The treatment does not involve any downtime, and there is no risk of side effects. Multiple treatments are usually required to achieve the best results.

Dr. Steven Zimmet has practiced dermatology in Austin, TX for more than three decades. He provides a wide range of skin care treatments, including laser-based treatments for the last 25 years. Dr. Zimmet makes sure that his patients are fully educated about various treatment options available in their case, and helps them make the most appropriate choices. His goal as a dermatologist is to provide outstanding, awesome, and renowned treatments to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals.

Austin Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet

Education and Certifications

Dr. Zimmet graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1978 and completed his residency in Pittsburgh in 1981. He became a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology in 2004, and an Emeritus Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology in 2007.

Dr. Zimmet became a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) in 2007. He is the founding president of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, and served as president of the American College of Phlebology from 2005 to 2007.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Zimmet was elected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America Database for 2011-2012 for dermatology and phlebology. In 2013, he received the HealthTap Top Doctor Award for the “Top Aesthetic Medicine Specialist in Texas” as well as the “Most Influential Doctor in the Austin Region.” He also won the coveted Patient’s Choice Award in 2013.

The Consumers’ Research Council of America listed Dr. Zimmet in their “Guide to America’s Top Physicians.” The prestigious Vein Magazine named him as one of the 25 most influential professionals in vein care globally. The voting for this position was done by physicians in the United States as well as internationally who are connected with the field of vein care.

Presentations and Articles

Dr. Zimmet has delivered more than 70 presentations during his illustrious career at various national and international medical conferences related to skin care and other fields. He has also authored a large number of articles for globally recognized medical journals and other publications. He has been serving as Editor of “Phlebology: The Journal of Venous Disease” since 2007.

Lisa P., Co-Director Livonia Vein Center, Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, University of Michigan, said about Dr. Zimmet: “I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with Dr. Zimmet through the American College of Phlebology and the American Board of Phlebology. Not only is he an incredibly talented, intelligent and highly-respected clinician, he is also a tremendous mentor, teacher, and a true leader in his field.”

Academic Contributions

Apart from his practice as a dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet has served as faculty for the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Phlebology, American Venous Forum, Society for Interventional Radiology, German Society of Phlebology, French Society of Phlebology, Canadian Society of Phlebology, and Australian Society of Phlebology. He gave a keynote talk at the 2013 Annual National Venous Interventional Summit in India. He has also served on the Scientific Committee and Abstract Committee of the International Union of Phlebology World Congress in 2013 in Boston.


Austin Dermatologist

dr-zimmet austin dermatologistDr. Steven Zimmet, with more than three decades of experience as a dermatologist, provides state of the art skin care solutions to patients in and around Austin, TX. He makes use of advanced laser techniques to achieve safe, targeted, and highly effective outcomes in various dermatology areas for his patients.

About Dr. Zimmet

Dr. Steven Zimmet received a certification from the American Board of Family Practice in 1981 as well as a certification from the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine in 2008. He also became a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) in 2007. As a leading dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet is associated with various professional organizations. He is the founding president of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, and served as President of the American College of Phlebology from 2005 to 2007.

Dr. Zimmet has received several honors and recognition for his contributions to the field of dermatology. He has received the 2013 HealthTap Top Doctor Award as a “Top Aesthetic Medicine Specialist in Texas” as well as the “Most Influential Doctor in the Austin Region.” He has also received the 2013 Patient’s Choice Award. The Vein Magazine has named Dr. Zimmet as one of the 25 most influential professionals in the field of the vein care globally. He was chosen for this honor through vote of physicians around the world who are related with the field of vein care.


Dr. Zimmet provides a number of safe, proven and effective skin care products to his patients in Austin, TX and nearby areas.

Body Contouring

Dr. Zimmet provides non-surgical body contouring procedures that are designed to reduce unwanted fat pockets, which are resistant to exercise and diet efforts. Ultrashape and Venus Legacy™ are two such innovative techniques available at his practice.

Skin Treatments

Zimmet Vein & Dermatology practice offers Ultherapy® and ENDYMED™ 3DEEP skin tightening treatments to reduce the signs of aging in the skin. VariLight laser and other treatments are provided for Rosacea treatment. Fractional CO2 laser and fractional radio frequency treatments are provided for skin rejuvenation through resurfacing. Blu-U Blue Light Therapy, peels, cortisone injections and topical and oral treatments are provided to treat various acne conditions. Treatments for wrinkles, sun damage, melisma, and laser tattoo removal are also available at the practice.

Vein Treatments

As an experienced dermatologist, Dr. Zimmet offers sclerotherapy, which is a non-surgical treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. Laser and pulsed light treatments are provided for the treatment of facial spider veins. Ambulatory Phlebectomy procedure is available for the treatment of large varicose veins. Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is another in-office procedure that may be recommended for specific vein conditions at Dr. Zimmet’s practice.

Aesthetic Treatments

A range of peels and refreshers for skin rejuvenation are provided by Dr. Zimmet. Hair removal techniques such as laser hair removal and electrolysis are provided. The practice is also equipped to provide advanced skin rejuvenation techniques such as microdermabrasion and GentleWaves® .

As of February 2011, the unemployment rate for adult men was 8.7%.  With more male candidates fighting over fewer job opportunities, landing work in today’s economy is more than a resume boasting professional experience and a college degree. Economists Daniel Hamermesh and Jeff Biddle discovered that attractive men and women enjoy hourly earnings 5% higher than those with average looks in a paper entitled, “Beauty and the Labour Market”.  Simply put, looking good pays.

In 2010, 1.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men according to a recent report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  The number of cosmetic procedures is up 2% from 2009 and experts believe fierce job market competition is driving men to seek everything from Botox® to chemical peels to Ultrashape.  Men in their forties, fifties, and sixties are getting passed over for job raises that are going to their younger colleagues.

Below are the five most popular male minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for 2010:

1. Botox® (337,000)

2. Laser Hair Removal (165,000)

3. Microdermabrasion (158,000)

4. Chemical Peel (90,000)

5. Soft Tissue Fillers (78,000)

Males account for 5-10% of patients Dr. Zimmet sees each year, with the number of visits growing.  The top reasons male patients seek out Dr. Zimmet are Botox® and pulsed light rejuvenation.

Women are quick to forget that men, too, are judged by their appearance and physique.  Whether a trimmer waistline, a wrinkle-free forehead, or a rejuvenated face, a more youthful appearance has been proven to boost a man’s salary level, self-esteem, and love life.

Photo:  Noii

Women are increasingly initiating Botox® treatments at an earlier age.  It’s not uncommon for women in their twenties or thirties to seek treatment for fine lines and wrinkles around the brow area.  What’s the reason behind younger women visiting the cosmetic dermatologist?  Blackberry Botox® .  It’s a new term referring to the rise in women seeking Botox® treatments due to overuse of mobile phones.

The pervasive use of smartphones means women are spending more and more time squinting at smaller screens to browse the latest celebrity gossip, watch YouTube videos, check Facebook news feeds or read text messages.  Focusing on small text on Blackberry, iPhone, or Android screens for extended periods of time builds tension in the facial muscles, typically resulting in premature wrinkling.

Cosmetic dermatologists are divided over Blackberry Botox® .  Some feel it’s premature for young women to get Botox® while others feel that a light Botox® treatment (approximately 15 to 20 units) does wonders to erase crows feet as well as fine surface lines around the brow and forehead.

Dr. Zimmet treats patients in their twenties and thirties, provided they have no contraindications and understand the potential benefits, risks and alternatives.  Botox® not only improves women’s appearance but helps prevent the worsening of lines over time.  In his experience, Botox® is very well tolerated with significant side effects being very rare.

Geek Squad’s Stephanie Albertina provided some tips to help women prevent the mobile phone wrinkle blues:

1. Take a break – It’s important to put down or at least glance up from your smartphone regularly so that your eyes can rest. Though squinting is necessary when using a smartphone, taking time to relax your eyes can significantly reduce this new type of strain on your facial muscles.

2. Turn the light down low – Too much light and contrast can have cause you to narrow the eyes to take in the brightness; a no-no for fresh-looking eye contours. Combat the dreaded ‘crow’s feet’ effect by dimming the screen in your ‘settings’ options – and see how low you can go on the light emission. The less, the better (as a bonus, this will also help preserve your phone’s battery life!)

3. Enlarge the text – If you find yourself struggling to read the small text on your smartphone and holding it so close you wrinkle your nose so much it hurts, just enlarge the text by simply going to your settings and altering the text size. Also, the zoom function can be a fantastic thing.  Use it to focus in on images on your device so you can see much more clearly and avoid pulling the inner eye.

4. Looking after your eyes – If you can bear it, spend less time glued to your iPhone or Blackberry. During this timeout, take some deep breaths to relax the face into a more natural expression, and gently  massage the area around the eyes.  It’s a simple thing that can make a big difference to preventing those lines that starts subtly, but can get deeper and more pronounced. Not only will your face be serene looking, you will feel more serene – and in a much better state to deal with any inbox horrors.

5. Don’t forget to smile! If you are experiencing stress from being constantly attached to your smartphone, just think about the potentially negative effect this is having on your youthful appearance. Then, take some time to do something to relieve the tension, like playing on a fun app, like TomCat or Angry Birds; this will help relax your face, soften your expression and prevent long term frown lines.

Photo:  Ed Yourdon

by Hadley, Skin Care Specialist at Zimmet Vein and Dermatology

Finally a non-comedogenic water-resistant physical sunscreen designed for acne and rosacea prone skin! This is my new favorite product. I admit I felt skeptical when my sample of MDSolarSciences Mineral Gel Sunscreen SPF +30 arrived. My chin is a major problem area and sunscreens always seem to irritate my skin and cause breakouts. Also, physical sunscreens are often thick and difficult to apply. Continue reading

Hadley recently posted a Survival Guide on Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing. Here are her photos- before treatment, during recovery, and 40 days after treatment.

Before Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Day 1 after Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Day 4 after Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Day 6 after Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing (Active FX)

Day 40 after Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing

by Hadley, Skin Care Specialist at Zimmet Vein & Dermatology

I recently took the plunge into Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing (Active FX) and survived! As an aesthetician, I’ve experienced a variety of skin treatments but this was by far the most challenging and rewarding. Active FX requires dedicated post-procedure care and maintenance by the patient at home. This process is imperative for proper healing. This guide is based on my personal ActiveFX experience and intended to help patients prepare for and manage the healing phase of Active, Deep or TotalFX.

Active FX Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Video – Part I

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