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

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Category: Skin Care

Mouth and Eye Wrinkle Treatment

Erasing Lines around Mouth and Eyes with Minimal Redness

mouth and eye wrinkle treatmentEvery day patients come into my office complaining of wrinkles around their mouth and eyelids. Most of these patients have tried numerous creams and ointments without success and have spent hundreds of dollars for these products.  Certainly, these people have bought these products because of good advertisement.

Over the years, I have tried a number of techniques to improve these wrinkles.  This has included dermabrasion, laser therapy and fillers.  While all these modalities work, there are downsides to  each of these therapies.  With fillers, they are only temporary.  With dermabrasion and CO2 lasers, there is prolonged redness and long healing.

Sciton erbium laserRecently, I have been working with the Sciton Erbium laser.  I have found this laser to be extremely effective with minimal redness and fast healing.  This laser can reverse the effects of sun damage that cause wrinkling, sun spots and tired appearing skin.  With this laser, physicians  can control the ablation and coagulation depth for either light or deep peels and restore a healthy look to the skin.

There are 2 approaches to resurfacing: Full field and fractional.  In full field resurfacing, the entire surface areas of the skin is treated. A laser beam is scanned over the treated area and precisely removes a layer of skin.  The body will eventually replace the old, damaged skin that was removed, with a fresh, healthy layer.  Treatments can range from shallow to deep depending on the patients extent of wrinkling and texture problems.

In fractional resurfacing, the laser removes pinpoint columns of skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact.  This approach allows the laser to penetrate very deeply for effective collagen remodeling, while the surrounding and intact tissue promotes rapid healing.

By combining these two modalities, the results in my patients are greatly improved.  Depending on the patients desires, 1 day or a week of redness is involved to achieve the desired results.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, 714-738-4282.

Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD
The Aesthetic Institute

Laser Peels: Not a substitute for facelift

Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Lasers generate a concentrated stream of bright, pulsed light that can be used to help correct a variety of skin conditions. While some laser treatments result in complete skin resurfacing, others only help diminish fine wrinkles and discoloration. Lasers can penetrate deeply into the skin and promote reorganization of collagen, which helps diminish wrinkles and improve skin tone. They also have somewhat of a tightening effect, which can aid skin tone and appearance.
Although lasers are an effective method of facial rejuvenation, laser treatments are not a substitute for surgical procedures such as a facelift.  Laser peels can provide significant and long lasting improvement of sun damaged, unevenly pigmented or coarsely wrinkled facial skin. Peels can be performed with superficial or deep lasers. They may be used on the entire face or on a limited area, such as the vertical wrinkles around the mouth. Carbon dioxide lasers are generally the strongest and may be recommended for fair skin, severe sun damage, and deep wrinkles.

Get Rid of Acne and Get Beautiful Skin!

Beautiful face of young adult woman with clean fresh skinNo matter how old you are, you are always susceptible to getting acne. Caused by a buildup of bacteria-laden oil (sebum) and dead skin cells in your pores, acne can wreak havoc on your physical appearance, as well as your confidence. In the past, keeping skin free of dirt and sweat was only thought to be done with special scrubs and washes. However, various studies have found other ways to effectively fight against the development of acne.

Besides washing your face at least twice a day, below are a few helpful tips to effectively prevent acne and get the beautiful skin you deserve.

Get Your Vitamins

Just like your heart or lungs, your skin is an organ (the largest in the body). When it doesn’t receive the proper nutrients, there’s is an increased possibility that it will respond by overproducing sebum and clogging pores.

Mask it

Applying a homemade facial mask made of honey and cinnamon may seem like a waste of time, but it is more helpful than you think. Honey is a natural antibiotic that kills bacteria and cinnamon contains antimicrobial properties that slow the production of bacteria. All you need is two tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon and…Voliá!

Change Your Pillowcase

When you sleep, dirt and oil rub off onto your pillowcase, becoming a hotbed of bacteria of the coming days. Changing your pillowcase on a weekly basis can noticeably help prevent breakouts.

Check Your Laundry Detergent

Many laundry soaps contain chemicals and fragrances that are harsh on the skin and can irritate your pores. If you’ve been sporadically experiencing acne recently, then try using a detergent that is color- and fragrance-free.

Go Easy on the Makeup

If you’re one of those women who tend to cake on their makeup, perhaps this is the root of your acne. As an added problem, applying makeup means touching your face, which can promote bacterial growth. To help reduce your risk for acne, wear less makeup and wash your makeup brushes at least once a week.

At The Aesthetic Institute, we offer a wide range of skin care products and treatments that can diminish and prevent acne. To schedule your consultation, call (888) 401-2806 or fill out our online contact form to get started. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain clear, beautiful, acne-free skin.

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!

Radiesse – Facial Filler

Radiesse – Wrinkle Reduction

radiesse - facial fillerThe quickest way to improve the indentations in the folds of the cheek-lip junction or provide fullness in the cheek  is to add Radiesse. Radiesse is a hyaluronic acid, facial injectable filler, that can last up to one year.

Patients who want an immediate improvement in their facial appearance, a filler is the solution. The injection takes approximately 5 minutes. A nerve block is performed prior to the injection to minimize any discomfort. There is minimal bruising and swelling. A patient can have the injection over lunch and return to work in the afternoon. Radiesse can not be injected into the lips because of the potential for lumps.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, 714-738-4282.

Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD
The Aesthetic Institute

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

Phone: 714-312-3549
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