Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Category: BOTOX® Cosmetic

Minimally Invasive Techniques to Refresh Your Skin

Recent surveys have shown a trend toward less expensive and less invasive treatments to rejuvenate the skin. The range of non-invasive services available at Dr. Wald’s office offers a complete solution to your individual cosmetic and skin care needs. 


Many of these options can slow or reverse the signs of aging to keep you looking youthful and refreshed. To learn more about your non-surgical options, read below to see what treatments could help you achieve your aesthetic goals.


Woman before and after facial laser treatment

*Results may vary

BOTOX® Cosmetic 

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a diluted neurotoxin commonly used to treat wrinkles in the upper face. The injectable can be administered in a quick treatment of 10 to 20 minutes with no downtime afterward. 


When injected, the neurotoxin stops the muscle contractions that form wrinkles in the upper face, allowing the skin to smooth itself out. Elimination of wrinkles lasts three to six months, and treatments tend to have longer-lasting results with each subsequent treatment. Further treatments with BOTOX® Cosmetic can be administered to maintain a wrinkle-free appearance.


BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce facial wrinkles, such as:

  • Chin wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are designed to soften and reduce wrinkles, enhance facial volume, and improve the overall appearance of the face. Aging indications, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and creases, can all be addressed with injectable dermal fillers. Certain formulations can also be used to treat wrinkles and aging on the backs of the hands. 


Injectable fillers take a few minutes to inject, and there is no downtime after treatment. Results can last between three months and two years, depending on the filler used and how quickly your body breaks down the elements.

Medical Grade Skin Care Products

There are multiple skin care products available to our patients. Speak with Dr. Wald to find out which products will best help you maintain the appearance of your skin.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing can treat acne scarring, sun spots, and other similar skin imperfections to improve the overall facial appearance.


Dr. Wald offers the Sciton® ThermaScan™ laser and the SkinTyte II™ laser to address wrinkles, acne scarring, and reduce blemishes by controlling the oil production process and providing smoother, softer, clearer skin.


The INFINI™ laser uses microneedling techniques combined with fractional radiofrequency waves to correct loose skin on the face and smooth out wrinkles. 


Sometimes called a non-surgical facelift, this approach to facial rejuvenation is appropriate for all skin types and is less invasive than traditional microneedling and dermabrasion.

Woman before and after laser resurfacing treatment

*Results may vary

Which Method Is Best for Me?

All of the treatments offered by our office are designed to rejuvenate the skin and provide a more youthful appearance without surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Wald, he can discuss which treatment options are best for you and your skin type.


To learn more about our minimally invasive techniques for refreshed skin, call our office at (714) 312-3549 or fill out our online contact form today. 

Look Great in 2017 Non-surgically!

INFINI™ Laser ResultsA new year is here! It is time to freshen up your look and become a brand new you. With so many non-surgical options in the world of cosmetic surgery, you don’t even need to go near an operating table to look and feel more youthful. Dr. Robert Wald offers a variety of non-surgical procedures that have proven results with less downtime and pain. It’s time to look great in 2017 and be the best version of yourself you can be!

Injectables and Fillers for a Smoother Facial Appearance

The stress of last year may have worn and tired your appearance, and facial injectable fillers are ideal options for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles with minimal pain and recovery. Within one short office visit, you can quickly “touch up” aging indicators to create a younger, more rejuvenated facial appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the increasing popularity of non-surgical facial rejuvenation continues to grow and provides endless customization for patients. You can undergo one or a combination of our injectable treatments.

Injectables and Fillers Offered:

  • JUVÉDERM®: Composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, JUVÉDERM® can treat smile lines, wrinkles under the eyes, loss of fat in the cheeks, and thin lips.
  • Restylane®: This hyaluronic acid formula helps fill nasolabial folds, creases around the mouth, and loss of volume in the cheeks.
  • RADIESSE®: Made of calcium hydroxylapatite, this injectable effectively treats marionette lines, depressions on the nose, smile lines, loss of volume in the cheeks, and loss of definition along the jawline.
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: Made of a protein derived from botulinum toxin type A that blocks nerve impulses to temporarily paralyze facial muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help to target frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles along the forehead.

Non-surgical Facelift With INFINI Laser

Aging, sun exposure, environmental factors, and stress can all impact the overall appearance of the face. As time goes on, the tissues on the face tend to dry out and sag. INFINI™ Laser is a radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device that helps to remove wrinkles and reduce facial skin laxity. Patients can achieve results similar to those of a facelift without the surgical scars and pain.

Eliminate Fat From the Love Handles and Abdomen

Many of us have noticed how much the holiday season has caused us to pack on the pounds. We can diet and exercise to get rid of the unwanted weight, but sometimes even a healthy lifestyle provides little to no success. SculpSure® is one of the latest fat-reduction technologies designed to target stubborn areas such as the love handles and abdomen. Using custom-designed applicators, the SculpSure® device emits laser technology to eliminate fat by attacking the fat cells and melting them down.

Dr. Wald is an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you decide on the right treatment for you. Schedule your consultation today! Contact us by calling (714) 312-3549 or by filling out our online contact form.

Brighten up the Face for Spring

Before and After Laser Skin ResurfacingSpring is here! The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, but you may find yourself looking in the mirror and see that your face is not reflecting in the same bright and beautiful way. The cold winter months have likely taken a toll on your facial skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, splotches, sun damage, and acne scars may make you feel and look old, tired, and worn out. It is time to brighten up the facial skin so you can enjoy some springtime fun. With so many non-surgical cosmetic options available, you can rejuvenate the face to gain fresher and smoother skin without having to undergo a strenuous procedure that requires a long recovery time.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: This FDA-approved neurotoxin is made up of a protein derived from botulinum toxin type-A that blocks nerve impulses to temporarily paralyze the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce the appearance of:
    • Lines and wrinkles on the forehead
    • Frown lines between the brows
    • Crow’s feet
  • Injectable fillers: Injectables reduce signs of aging on the face by filling in wrinkles and creases and adding volume to restore a fuller, more youthful look. Depending on the target area and the patient’s preference, Dr. Wald will use one of the following injectable formulas:
    • Restylane®
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: This laser treatment uses an erbium-yag laser that emits a beam of light to remove unwanted tissue, such as scarred, wrinkled, and lined skin. It works by vaporizing the skin cells by emitting bursts of light  that are absorbed by the water in those cells. It can target:
    • Tiny wrinkles
    • Acne scars
    • Minor skin imperfections
  • Sciton® Laser: Infrared energy is used to heat dermal collagen deeply while protecting the treatment area with sapphire contact cooling. Dr. Wald manipulates the laser to emit the wavelength appropriate for the target depth of damaged tissue. The Sciton® Laser can help to diminish the appearance of:
    • Blemishes
    • Acne and acne scarring
    • Lax, aged, or damaged skin

By undergoing one or a combination of non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, a patient can expect to have softer, brighter, more youthful facial skin. With shorter recovery times, immediate results, and minimal pain, non-surgical treatments are an excellent option for providing natural-looking improvements to the face.

To find out how you can achieve smoother, rejuvenated skin, schedule your consultation with Dr. Wald by calling (714) 312-3549 or by filling out our online contact form.

The Difference Between Facial Injectables

BOTOX vs. Other InjectablesYour face is the most visible part of your body. When aging, sun exposure, genetics, and more cause facial fine lines and volume loss, there’s no way to hide it. However, with facial injectables, you can effectively minimize the appearance of wrinkles and facial volume loss so that you don’t have to worry about hiding anything. Dr. Robert Wald uses facial injectables to smooth wrinkles and fill in thinning areas to restore a more youthful facial appearance. To help you determine which treatment may be right for your needs, here are the basic differences between facial injectables.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly popular injectable used to treat frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. It is a neurotoxin formula derived from botulinum toxin type A, and it blocks nerve signals to slow muscle contractions and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Results last between three and six months, after which point many patients return for touch-up treatments. Interestingly enough, BOTOX® is also FDA approved to treat a number of medical conditions such as chronic migraine headaches, cervical dystonia, blepharospasms, and overactive bladder.

Injectable Fillers

In contrast with BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers do not interfere with nerve impulses and muscle contractions. Rather, they simply fill in the areas of the face where volume loss contributes to an aged appearance. They are also FDA approved and can effectively fill in wrinkles around the eyes, smile lines, nasal depressions, loss of jawline definition, loss of cheek volume, and thinning lips. The results of treatment with facial fillers may last longer than the results of treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

  • JUVÉDERM®: This dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid can correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® can effectively treat smile lines, thin lips, loss of fat in the cheeks, loss of jawline definition, and wrinkles under the eyes.
  • Restylane®: This dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid can also treat facial lines and folds. Restylane® can effectively treat loss of volume in the cheeks, creases around the mouth, and nasolabial folds.
  • RADIESSE®: This injectable is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres and stimulates collagen production to improve skin elasticity. RADIESSE® can also effectively fill in wrinkles and treat smile lines, loss of volume in the cheeks, marionette lines, nasal depressions, and loss of jawline definition.

If you feel you are a good candidate for facial rejuvenation with facial injectables, please contact our Orange County practice today. As you meet with Dr. Wald to discuss your desires, he will determine which treatment method is best for you. Call (714) 312-3549 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Wald.

Get a Facelift Without Surgery

Time, genetics, hormones, sun exposure, and years of facial contractions eventually take a bit of a toll on the face. Fine lines, wrinkles, thinning lips and cheeks, acne scars, sun spots, and more can show up at any time, often causing you to look older than you are or than you feel. While facelift surgery could be an appropriate option for your needs, there are nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures that may be better suited to your desires. At The Aesthetic Institute, Dr. Robert Wald uses BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, and Sciton® laser treatments to provide patients with a nonsurgical facelift.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® CosmeticDr. Wald uses BOTOX® Cosmetic primarily to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines as well as for additional FDA-approved medical treatments. This neurotoxin formula derived from botulinum toxin type A blocks nerve signals to temporarily paralyze facial muscles from contracting and causing facial wrinkles. Dr. Wald conducts the procedure on an outpatient basis at his Fullerton practice, and it takes only a few minutes per treatment. Patients need no downtime to recover, and they begin to see satisfying results within 24 to 48 hours. Results typically last between three and six months, after which time most patients return for touch-up treatments.

Injectable Fillers

Unlike BOTOX®, injectable fillers do not inhibit the movement of facial muscles to reduce wrinkles. Rather, they fill in the tissue where the wrinkles or lines are located to restore the face to a fuller and more youthful appearance. Dr. Wald offers the FDA-approved facial injectable fillers of JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and RADIESSE® at his Fullerton practice. These fillers can effectively treat wrinkles around the eyes, smile lines (nasolabial folds), thinning lips, loss of definition along the jawline, loss of volume in the cheeks, depressions in the nose, and more.

Treatment With the Sciton® Laser

Treatment with the Sciton® LaserThe Sciton® laser is a new, cutting-edge technology that Dr. Wald uses for skin tightening, acne scar treatment, sun spots, wrinkles, dermal rejuvenation, vascular lesion reduction, and more. The heat from the Sciton® laser kills active bacteria, shrinks oil glands, and stimulates collagen growth and contraction to heal the skin. Precision cooling prevents the surface skin from being damaged while the laser heat penetrates deep into the dermal layer. Treatment lasts only 15 to 30 minutes and requires no downtime, and patients experience little to no postoperative swelling or discomfort. Dr. Wald uses it on all skin types with great results.

If you have facial lines, volume loss, acne scars, or any other signs of aging or skin damage, Dr. Robert Wald is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can rejuvenate and revitalize your face. Call (714) 312-3549 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation today so Dr. Wald can help restore your face to its natural, youthful beauty.

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