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Dr. Steven Zimmet

Aesthetic Medicine
Austin, TX
44 years experience male

Locations

Zimmet Vein & Dermatology

Austin, TX

Address

1500 W. 34th St, Austin, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

Steven E. Zimmet MD, RVT FACPh, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed a residency in family medicine with an elective focus on dermatology. He began practice with Austin Regional Clinic, a multispecialty group in 1981, where he served as chair of family practice, then chair of dermatology and as a board of director. Dr. Zimmet opened a solo practice, which consists of procedural dermatology and phlebology, in 1996. Dr. Zimmet is the founding President of the American Board of Phlebology and editor of Phlebology. He is Past President of the American College of Phlebology (ACP), and was the inaugural Chairman of the ACP Foundation. Dr. Zimmet was awarded the ACP Leadership Award in 2008 and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Leadership Circle in 2011. He is a Fellow Emeritus of the Australasian College of Phlebology. Dr. Zimmet has authored/co-authored six textbook chapters and about twenty publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been a member of the AAD and ACP for over 20 years. Dr. Zimmet has served as faculty for the ACP, AAD, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Venous Forum, Society for Interventional Radiology, and the French, German, Canadian and Australian Phlebology Societies.

Specialties
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Aesthetic Medicine

Dermatology

Phlebology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

139 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: Try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide. They are inexpensive and can work. You need to apply it daily to the areas where you get acne breakouts, and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes, to a point: Healthy lifestyle is the most important factor. Non-invasive treatments, such as cool sculpting and liposonix, have excellent safety profiles but pro... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: The best anti aging cream is sunscreen. Good sun care practices (sunscreens, hats, doing outdoor activities before 10 am and after 4 pm) is the best w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Nutrition, Lifestyle: I think dr. Werner gave excellent advice. There's a very good documentary on nutrition i'd recommend- forks over knives. You can get it via netflix. h... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Treatment- abrasion: I recommend aquphor ointment, available over the counter. It has a lower risk of allergic reaction than bacitracin.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
No: While home laser/light devices are an emerging technology area, they will of course have to be rather weak in order to avoid the risk of serious compl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
In Office: Laser resufacing, using fractioned laser technology, is typically done in office. We use a strong topical anesthetic, nerve blocks, cold air (zimmer c... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: I think you mean pityriasis rosea. This is a common rash in young adults, occurs mostly spring & fall. Usually starts with one large patch, the herald... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Non-invasive: The most fundamental "treatment" is lifestyle- a good diet & exercise. Non-invasive treatment for fat removal, such as coolsculpting & liposonix are f... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Veins in Pregnancy: Varicose veins often develop during pregnancy. The key causes are high Progesterone levels which cause the vein walls to dilate/relax, increased blood... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Varicose veins: Pain that came on quickly may be due a blood clot of the varicose vein or of a deep vein. Other causes of leg pain include musculoskeletal problems. Y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
More information: I'm not clear on what you mean by "getting more round". Can you provide more information?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Little evidence: I'm not a big fan of mesotherapy, and am not aware of any significant well done study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, that documents its safety... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Generally fillers: As we age it is common to lose some volume in our face, including the cheeks. Various fillers are commonly used to restore volume to the cheeks- this ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Maybe: Rosacea can cause changes on the nose. These include flushing, persistent redness, spider veins, bumps and pimples. It can also cause rhinophyma, som... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Harmess, temporary: Endermologie is a vacuum type massage. It has almost no risk, but any effects are probably very short-lived.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
No: The ingredients are phenylephrine (fen-ill-ef-rin), chlorpheniramine (klor-fen-eer-a-meen), and dextromethorphan (dex-troe-meth-or-fan). See http://ww... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
No evidence: I don't believe there is any credible evidence that cypress essential oil or apple cider vinegar would yield any significant benefit. Laser treatment ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Usually yes: Vi occurs when there is pooling in veins, causing varicose veins, & leg swelling, inflammation, & ulceration. Most common cause is when the one-way va... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Avoid tanning beds: There is substantial evidence that tanning beds are associated with significantly increased risk of skin cancers. They should be avoided. When you are... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Complications possib: Evlt is a minimally-invasive alternative to stripping used to treat certain kinds of varicose veins. While it has an excellent safety regard, and is h... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Perhaps: Ultrashape is an emerging treatment that used focused ultrasound to melt fat cells. Ultra shape has not been approved by the fda yet and thus is not a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Little evidence: I'm not a big fan of mesotherapy, and am not aware of any significant well done study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, that documents its safety... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Vein pooling: Veins return blood to the heart. Venous stasis occurs when there is reduced flow or pooling in the veins, almost always occurring in the legs. The mos... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Extremely unlikely: Laser surgery on the skin of the neck should not cause a sore throat. You should see your primary care physician to help determine what might be causi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not: Weight loss tends to be accompanied by increase wrinkles. Fat can act as a volume filler, and thus minimize wrinkles. When you lose fat, and therefor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Possibly: Chemical peels may help sebaceous hyperplasia. Main treatment options include liquid nitrogen, cauterization, localized topical treatment with a stron... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Various: Varicose veins are usually evident as blue bulging veins, larger than 3 mm, on the legs. There are cases when the varicose veins may be below the skin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Little evidence: I'm not a big fan of mesotherapy, and am not aware of any significant well done study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, that documents its safety... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Choose parents well: The main predisposing factor is genetics. Other causes include pregnancy, injury, prolonged standing & aging. So, you can see it's difficult to preve... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
A few options: Topical creams are a mainstay of acne treatment. Some creams are potentially more irritating than others. Topical clindamycin, an antibiotic, is usual... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Won't work.: Measures that can be helpful include compression stockings, regular aerobic activity, maintain a good weight, and avoidance of hot tubs/baths. However... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Start with evaluatio: Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Little evidence: I'm not a big fan of mesotherapy, and am not aware of any significant well done study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, that documents its safety... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Varicose veins are not life threatening, & may be mostly of cosmetic concern in some. However, they commonly cause significant symptoms. Studies show ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Need more info: More information would be needed to try to understand what might be going on. I'd recommend you start by seeing your primary care physician to an init... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Various: The best topical anti aging treatment is sunscreen, to prevent the damage. Once you have wrinkles, retinoids (the over the counter version would be re... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Vein pooling: Veins return blood to the heart. Cvi occurs when there is reduced flow or pooling in leg veins, causing leg swelling, inflammation, & ulceration. The ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Retin A (tretinoin) poss better: Benzoyl peroxide can be a useful agent for the treatment of acne, but probably doesn't really help pigmentation caused by acne or other causes. Retino... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Various treatments: Melasma can be frustrating to have and a challenge to treat. Daily sun protection is important. Often the best results may occur by using a combinatio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Aquaphor ointment: These kinds of products can be irritating to skin, and even more so to musical. You might try aquaphor ointment, available over the counter, several t... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Cyst removal: In general observation is reasonable if a cyst is not causing problems like pain, and if it isn't enlarging. Cysts that suddenly appear, get red and a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Can be treated: I disagree that a total vascular examination must be performed. In selected cases where there is suspicion of underying veins (significant symptoms, p... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Various treatments: Can be useful to treat acne scars. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, skin type & other factors.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Pregnancy + genetics: Many people first notice spider veins during pregnancy. Usually there is also a family history of veins. Normally spider veins improve to some degree ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Sun care, smoking: The most important prevention measures are good suncare- daily use of a good quality sunscreen that blocks uva & uvb rays, hats & clothing, and doing... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is certainly much better than microdermabrasion. However, treatment depends on type of scar, location and your skin type. Other options i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Smoking is terrible for our entire physiology- skin, blood vessels, lungs, bladder, etc etc. Continuing to smoke will continue to damage most every o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Need sclerotherapy: Compression hose typically improve symptoms caused by spider and varicose veins, reduce leg swelling as well as decrease the risk of blood clots (usef... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 44 years experience
Don't give up: Acne can be frustrating to treat. However, usually we can find a treatment regimen to help most patients. See a dermatologist, who can help determine ... Read More

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Jul 17, 2014
Dr. Zimmet is very knowledgeable and thorough. I highly recommend him.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zimmet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zimmet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yes, my bum crack rash is EXTREEMLY itchy, and yes it does burn! I am constantly aware of it. It is circular, raised, really bumpy, & white on the tops of certain bumps. I get it in the EXACT same spo...Read More
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Thank you, your post was very helpful! I have had multiple scaly red and purplish rashes. My pcp suggested eczema but they are spreading. I am going to see a derm!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Venous doppler show venous insufficiency greater than 6 seconds. Why?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside

Awards

Honorary Member, French Society of Phlebology
Best Doctors in America®, Best Doctors in America®
Best Doctors, Austin Monthly Magazine

Affiliations

American College of Phlebology
American College of Phlebology Foundation
Zimmet Vein & Dermatology

Publications

Chapter Author: "Endovenous Thermal Ablation"
Parsi K, Zimmet S, Allegra C et al. Phlebology training curriculum. A consensus document of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP)-2010
Zimmet SE. Regarding “Incorporating outpatient venous procedures into a vascular surgery practice”
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