Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Category: Laser Skin Resurfacing

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.

Non-Surgical Facelift Using The Infini Laser

Treatment For Aging, Sagging Skin, And Wrinkles Of The Face

infini laserPatients generally receive laser treatments during the Fall or Winter seasons in order to avoid the sun. Now, the Infini laser provides patients with the luxury of receiving nonsurgical facelifts all year round. Other lasers can’t effectively treat darker skin pigmentation, whereas the Infini device is safe for all skin types. The Infini laser reverses the aging process by removing wrinkles and lifting/tightening the skin. 

What is the Infini Laser?

The Infini is a microneedling, fractional radiofrequency device that targets coagulation zones within specific layers of the dermis. The Infini is a high intensity laser that adds heat only at the distil tip. Dr. Wald can manipulate the laser by specifically adjusting the needles depth to match the desire of each individual patient.

What type of results can I expect? 

Within three days to one week Post-Treatment patients notice a brighter skin tone and significant reduction in oily secretion, for those with oily skin types. One month after treatment patients see improvement of fine wrinkles and skin laxity. There is continuous improvement of fine wrinkles, pore sizes, scars, and skin laxity up to three months after treatment. The Infini laser removes wrinkles, sagging, acne scars, and reverses the aging process.

Infini Laser - before and after pictures

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Recovery and Downtime using Infini Laser

The technology of the laser provides maximum comfort with little downtime. Holes from the treatment will be completely closed within just two hours after treatment. Some patients may experience some bruising, but makeup can be applied the following day. 

If you are considering a non-surgerical facelift using the Infini laser, schedule your consultation with Dr. Wald today. Contact our office at (714) 312-3549, or fill out our online contact form here for additional information.

The Sciton® Laser: Treat Acne With Cutting Edge Technology

Acne is a condition that can arise when there’s an overabundance of bacteria and oil on the skin. Normal oil amounts keep skin healthy, and when hormones are properly balanced, estrogens and androgens work to keep the skin moisturized. However, hormonal imbalances can cause the Laser Acne Treatmentssebaceous glands on the skin to overproduce oil. This excess oil, combined with anaerobic bacteria, can lead to acne. In many cases, acne is painful, difficult to treat, and can leave permanent scars, but with modern technology, acne and acne scars can be treated with great success. Dr. Robert Wald at The Aesthetic Institute utilizes the Sciton® Laser to effectively treat acne in many patients, improving not only their condition but also the quality of their skin and the appearance of acne scars.

How the Sciton® Laser Works

The Sciton® Laser transfers heat directly through the skin and penetrates deep into the dermal layer. Precision cooling technology protects the surface skin from damage during the process. The heat waves kill bacteria and increase collagen production and skin contraction. Some of the conditions this treatment can improve are facial wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation problems, acne scars, and active acne. The treatment is only 15 to 30 minutes long, and patients experience minimal pain, little or no recovery period, and no downtime.

How It Treats Acne

While other treatments may fail to treat resistant active acne, the Sciton® Laser has been shown to be effective in reducing acne in all skin types and tones. As the Sciton® Laser penetrates the skin, it kills bacteria and shrinks the sebaceous glands so that they are less likely to overproduce oil. It also stimulates the growth of collagen, which repairs and heals the skin. These processes work together to repair acne-damaged skin and to reduce the likelihood of future acne. Dr. Wald can use the Sciton® Laser on the face, neck, chest, back, and arms to treat acne. It is more effective and safer than common CO₂ lasers because it treats all skin types, allows Dr. Wald excellent precision control, increases patient comfort, improves recovery time, and adapts easily to new procedures and treatments. Using this evolving technology, Dr. Wald can always provide his patients with the newest developments available for the Sciton® Laser.

Even though acne affects almost everyone, it shouldn’t have to be a burden or leave you with permanent reminders in the form of scars. Dr. Robert Wald is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can treat your active acne or acne scars with Sciton® Laser technology. Call (714) 312-3549 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with him today.

How to Look Good for the Holidays…FAST!

Young beautiful woman at a party wearing a cocktail dress and holding a martini glassThanksgiving is over, and Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be here before you know it. Everyone one wants to look their best at the parties and gatherings this holiday season, but with events fast approaching, many wonder if there is anything that can be done in such a short amount of time. Thankfully, Dr. Robert M. Wald and his staff at The Aesthetic Institute offer many non-surgical procedures that can provide amazing results with little to no downtime. Here are just a few of the facial rejuvenation procedures offered:

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser technology is one of science’s most exciting and innovative achievements. One of the lasers Dr. Wald utilizes for laser skin resurfacing is the ultrapulse carbon dioxide laser, which treats sun-damaged skin, facial wrinkles, scars, and other minor skin imperfections, especially around the eyes and mouth. Some of the benefits of laser skin resurfacing include less pain, a quicker recovery, and, in many cases, a lower cost. The amount of improvement that can be achieved varies depending on the condition of the skin. However, laser skin resurfacing can significantly improve damaged skin and produce dramatic results!

Scinton® Laser

The Sciton® laser is one of the most advanced and cutting-edge technologies for facial rejuvenation. In addition to effectively treating resistant active acne, acne scars, skin spots, photodamaged skin, and wrinkles, this fractional laser also reduces non-cancerous pigmented and vascular lesions while tightening the skin. The Sciton® laser is excellent for treating the neck, chest, hands, and arms. Best of all, it is safe for all skin types and requires no downtime.

Facial Peels

The Aesthetic Institute offers a full variety of facial peels to help your skin looks its best.

Glycolic Acid Peel

The glycolic acid peel provides excellent exfoliation and is designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines while improving the tone and texture of your skin. This superficial peel works well on almost any skin type and is customized for your individual needs.

Red Light Treatment with Glycolic Acid Peel

This peel helps correct the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin. In addition to exfoliating the skin, this treatment stimulates your body’s natural process to rejuvenate and tighten the skin.

Skin Care Products

Dr. Wald is committed to offering the most advanced skin care products available in Orange County, including:


This advanced line of skin care products is designed to correct previous damage to your skin while also protecting healthy skin and preventing further damage. We offer a complete system for maximum improvement to your skin’s health.

SkinMedica® – TNS

This system provides facial rejuvenation and reduces photodamage. These products contain quality ingredients that have been clinically proven to reduce the visible signs of aging, including antioxidants, soluble collagen, cytokines, natural growth factors, and matrix proteins.

Obagi Nu-Derm® System

This system is specially formulated to penetrate your skin at the cellular level to correct damage and make your skin healthier and younger looking.

Whether you have a holiday party to get ready for or are just wanting to rejuvenate your appearance, Dr. Robert M. Wald and his staff at The Aesthetic Institute are dedicated to providing you with the latest and most effective skin care treatments available that can help you look your best FAST! To schedule your consultation regarding our many facial rejuvenation procedures, please call us at (888) 401-2808 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping you put your best face forward this holiday season!

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