Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Category: Non-surgical Treatment Options

Are “Selfies” Making Us Face Our Facial Flaws?

Smiling business woman making selfie photo on smartphoneSocial media has taken over our daily lives. Some of us feel that we must know what is going on every minute of every day. It is has spiked the influx of people taking photos and always snapshotting their daily activities. Among the photo trends that has become popular is the “selfie,” where an individual holds their arm out and takes a picture of themselves. The downside of taking close-ups like selfies is that they can reveal your facial flaws, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. Thankfully, social media platforms often have image filters to help cover up those facial flaws. However, many people want to improve their facial skin and signs of aging in real life and to avoid needing filters. Fortunately, there are many non-surgical options for improving your skin.

Your Non-surgical Treatment Options

Even someone who follows a regular skin care regimen and a healthy diet may still have problems with fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin pigmentation. Non-surgical cosmetic options allow someone to reverse their facial issues without surgical knives, anesthesia, and long recoveries. Here are some of the procedures offered by Dr. Wald:

  • BOTOX Cosmetic®: BOTOX Cosmetic® is an injectable composed of a protein derived from botulinum toxin type A. It works by inhibiting the movement of the facial muscles that cause the appearances of dynamic wrinkles, such as:
    • Crow’s feet (fine lines at the outer the corners of the eyes)
    • Frown lines (creases between the brows)
    • Lines and wrinkles along the forehead
  • JUVÉDERM®: JUVÉDERM® is an injectable filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that hydrates and adds volume. It can help smooth and plump the skin to treat issues such as:
    • Wrinkles under the eyes
    • Loss of fat in the cheeks
    • Thin lips
    • An undefined jawline
    • Smile lines
  • RADIESSE®: RADIESSE® can effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles caused by a lack of volume. It is an injectable gel filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that stimulate collagen production. It can target:
    • Smile lines
    • Marionette lines
    • Loss of volume in the cheeks
    • Depressions on the nose
  • Restylane®: Restylane® is comprised of hyaluronic acid that adds fullness to the face to target facial wrinkles and creases, such as:
    • Nasolabial folds
    • Creases around the mouth
    • Loss of fullness in the cheeks
  • Laser therapy to peri ocular and peri oral areas by Dr. WaldLaser skin resurfacing: This treatment involves using a surgical laser to remove unwanted, damaged tissue. It can help to effectively treat imperfections on the skin, such as:
    • Sun damage
    • Acne
    • Acne scarring
    • Fine lines
    • Wrinkles
  • Sciton® laser: The Sciton® laser uses infrared energy to heat the dermal layer deeply using sapphire contact cooling. The heat from the laser treats the collagen layer to promote the natural healing process of the skin. This treatment can target:
    • Wrinkles
    • Fine lines
    • Blemishes
    • Age spots
    • Acne scars

If you want to make your filtered selfie a reality and are interested in one of our non-surgical treatments, schedule your consultation with Dr. Wald today! Contact us by calling (714) 312-3549 or by filling out our online contact form.

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Robert Wald, MD
100 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Suite 300
Fullerton, CA 92835


Phone: 714-312-3549
Fax: 714-738-1862