Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Category: Wrinkle Reduction

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 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.

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

Are Facial Fillers Best For You

Do facial fillers make you look young again?

Headshot of smiling woman leaning on her handAs a plastic surgeon, I have a larger number of options to enhance a patients appearance and make them look younger.  These options include surgery and non surgical procedures.  Today, a lot of my patients request Fillers, Botox and Laser Therapy to minimize any down time from a surgical procedure.  Although these minimally invasive techniques work well, they are not long lasting and require further treatments, and can be quite costly over time.  A patient recently told me that she would have paid for a facelift following 2 years of maintenance therapy.  From a cost basis, she felt that a much longer lasting procedure would have been more economical.  I thought this was an interesting perspective and something every patient should consider.

Combining Fillers and Botox to Achieve Facial Rejuvination

Non-Surgical Facelift Using Fillers and Botox

Headshot of smiling woman with defined cheekbonesWhen a woman does not want to undergo surgery, fillers (Restylane, Juvaderm, fat) and Botox in combination can produce a youthful improvement to the face. Fillers can be used to add volume to the periorbital area, temporal area,  nasolabial folds, and jawline. Botox is used to remove the wrinkles in the forehead, upper nose and eyelid By combining these products at one time, a distinctive improvement in facial appearance occurs. A patient must realize these effects are not permanent and re-injections will be required every six to twelve months depending on the product used.

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