“FOTONA 4D® lifting is a non-surgical laser treatment to tighten the skin, while improving skin tone and texture at the same time, it can also be performed all year-round.”
A powerful treatment without the need to go below the knifes.
“The 4D FaceLift Laser treatment strengthens collagen and thus you can see an immediate lift by the contraction of collagens after the treatment. The laser treatment allows laser to penetrate the skin from 2 surfaces, delivering laser energy from outside in from the exterior of the face, as well as from the inside out from the interior oral cavity, this synergistic double delivery of energy is able to stimulate maximal collagen synthesis within each layer of our skin, easily improving fine lines over the face and neck, tightening the laxity of ageing skin, and regaining your once youthful facial contour.”
FOTONA 4D® FaceLift Laser is suitable for
- Aging skin – wrinkles and fine lines, loss of volume, sagging facial tissue
- Skin requiring tightening by reducing skin laxity
- Nasolabial folds requiring reduction
- Uneven skin tone and skin texture
- Scar Tissue from acne or trauma
How does FOTONA 4D® FACELIFT work?
Fotona4D® is a series of synergistic, non-invasive laser treatments for skin tightening, it involves treating from 2 surfaces – the exterior facial skin and from the interior of the oral cavity; thus enabling full-thickness contraction of collagen for persistent tightening and volumization without undergo any injection or surgery.
“Best clinical results are obtained by employing two complementary wavelengths of near infrared lasers (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG LASER).”
FOTONA dual-platform laser system consist of Er:YAG laser and Nd:YAG laser, it is the most ideal option for deep tissue remodeling, skin resurfacing and stimulating the production of new collagen. It is also commonly used for rejuvenation treatments for anti-ageing or tightening purposes, reduction of fine lines and smoothing out irregularities on the skin.
There are 4 treatment modes which allow the doctor to work on different levels of the skin – from the deeper connective skin tissue to the superficial skin imperfections. The four “dimensions” of Fotona4D® refers to the four distinct treatments using Fotona’s SP Spectro systems: SmoothLiftinTM, FRAC3®, PIANO® mode and SupErficialTM, all of which can be done in the same setting harmoniously to combat facial aging, with little to no downtime, not requiring general anesthesia or sedation, and can be performed all year-round.
The SmoothLiftin™ is a revolutionary non-ablative Er:YAG laser treatment delivered via intraoral method. Of which the goal is for controlled and gentle “bulk-heating” to stimulate collagen contraction. This results in an overall improvement of tightness and elasticity in the treated tissue area as well as a plumping effect to the nasolabial folds from the inside, a filler-like result.
The FRAC3® is a fractional delivery of the Nd:YAG laser, it consist of a specific pulse structure that generates tiny regional spikes of high temperature. This non-ablative modality enables the treatment of specific, deeper imperfections to complement the results from the intraoral treatment, as well as restore youthful texture.
The SupErficial™ is a type of gentle superficial laser peel using Er:YAG ablative laser that gives a pearl finish to the skin. It improves the appearance of the skin and reduces imperfections by using propriety VSP technology, enabling the operator to easily adjust the laser to an extremely controlled light peel, without thermal effects, for a no-down time, precise treatment.
How is the procedure carried out?
To reduce any discomfort during the laser, a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to treatment. After which, the laser will be carried out and it takes about 15 minutes to half an hour of treatment per session. Patients often described the sensation as a warm to hot prickly sensation. The discomfort level is often described as mild.
How do I take care of my skin after Fotona 4D® Laser?
After the treatment, your skin will look pinkish and feel sensitive to heat and sunlight as it goes through the healing process. Usually any discomfort will be much reduced after the first 24 hours. Patient is then allowed to use a mild cleanser to cleanse the face, but to avoid products with exfoliants such as scrubs; anti-ageing or whitening products; toner containing high alcohol contents. Skin should always be patted dry and not rubbed after each wash. We would also advise to avoid contact with hot water, performing strenuous exercises, using the sauna or steam bath, or undergoing facial massages within the week of laser treatment.
How is the healing period?
If a light peel laser is performed, during the first 24 hours your skin might look a sunburnt pink, a mild peeling might occur on the 4th to 7th day if superficial laser peel is performed. Sun protection is compulsory throughout the healing period. Light make up can be used only after peeling of the skin is completed.
Healing depends on how intensive the laser treatment was, and also on how fast each individual usually heals. Sometimes during the healing period, combined soothing therapy such as hydration treatment or skin soothing procedure are suggested to reduce post-laser healing time and prevent complications.
Feel free to discuss with your doctor regarding any adjuvant options to help your skin heal faster.
When will I see results, how many treatments would I need?
How many treatments to achieve good result depends on the severity of the aging skin, the intensity of the present wrinkles, or the depth of the acne scars. Presence of any underlying skin condition or skin sensitivity can also hinder the treatment progress as it slows down healing.
Other factors causing poor skin healing includes poor after laser care, smoking and alcohol intake, or anything causing dehydration to the skin (using the wrong products, or frequent swimming or use of sauna or steambathing).
But you will be able to notice skin tightening results after each laser treatment.
Generally, patient will require 4-6 sessions of laser treatments to achieve a more significant result. Further collagen remodeling, skin resurfacing and tightening will still take place over the next 3-6 months after the last treatment, this is when the best results can be seen.
Consult our doctors now to understand how Fotona 4D Lifting can be customized to your specific skin condition to achieve younger, healthier and radiant skin.
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