Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Orange County | Fullerton, CA

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Category: non-surgical treatments

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.

SCITON® Laser

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.

INFINI™

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. 

Am I Ready for Plastic Surgery?

The demand for plastic surgery continues to stay on the rise. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2016 statistics, more than $15 billion dollars were spent on plastic surgery in the last year. It isn’t surprising though, as most people care about their looks and want to stick to the societal standard to maintain a young and fresh appearance. Some might try to improve their body and/or face with diet, exercise, and at-home treatments, but even with rigorous efforts, they have little to no success. The only way for some people to meet their aesthetic goals is through plastic surgery. However, plastic surgery is a serious process, and it may not be for everyone. How do you know if you are ready for plastic surgery?

Are You a Plastic Surgery Candidate?Liposuction Patient Before and After photo by Dr. Wald

There are several factors patients must consider before they undergo a plastic surgery procedure. Making sure you are ready, emotionally and physically, for surgery will ensure the most comfortable and safe surgical process possible. Here are some questions you should ask yourself first:

  • Are you realistic in your expectations?: Plastic surgery is designed to enhance and rejuvenate a person’s natural features. Patients should be realistic in their expectations. They should be aware that plastic surgery is not going to provide them with a dramatic change but rather a more youthful, enhanced version of themselves.
  • Are you physically healthy?: Surgery involves anesthesia and recovery. Someone who is not physically healthy has a higher risk of complications. Patients should be honest with their surgeon about their medical history and any current medical conditions. If a surgical procedure appears unsuitable for a patient, Dr. Wald offers a variety of non-surgical treatments, such as SculpSure®, that provide beautiful results without as many risks and with minimal recovery time.
  • Have you already tried diet and exercise to achieve your goals?: Patients considering body contouring procedures such as liposuction should not treat plastic surgery as a weight loss method. It is recommended that patients be at or near their ideal body weight with only a few pockets of fat they would like to target.
  • Are you willing to maintain your results?: Plastic surgery is not a permanent solution to one’s body and facial flaws. The best patients are willing to maintain their results with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Patients should stick to a regular exercise regimen and skin care routine to achieve a longer-lasting outcome. It is also highly recommended to refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol in excess.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Are you a candidate for cosmetic surgery? If you answered yes to the above questions, now is the time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wald. He can discuss your goals and concerns as well as evaluate your anatomy and health to help you decide if you are suited for a cosmetic procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical. Dr. Wald will go over all of your options and design a personalized surgery plan.

Dr. Wald is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is skilled and experienced in performing several procedures and techniques for the face, breasts, and body. Schedule your consultation by calling us at (714) 312-3549 or fill 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