Why choose Fotona 4D
As we age, collagen and elastin production begins to slow, and our skin experiences a number of changes, such as the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and sagging of the face. If you are looking to restore a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery or injectables, Fotona 4D offers a non-surgical, non-invasive facelift alternative.
Fotona 4D is an innovative laser treatment that combines two wavelengths to address several common signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, skin laxity, volume loss and uneven skin tone. Treatments target both the exterior of the face and the oral cavity to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate skin from the inside out.
How does it work?
Fotona 4D treatments use four laser modes to revitalise and tighten the skin, with each step having a different effect.
Step 1: SmoothLiftin
Fotona 4D treatments actually start inside the mouth. By applying laser energy to the oral cavity, skin is tightened around the jawline and perioral region, and expression lines, such as nasolabial folds, are reduced.
Step 2: FRAC3
To rejuvenate both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin, a fractionated laser is used to stimulate collagen production and target imperfections such as sunspots and severe wrinkles. This works to improve skin texture and create an overall more youthful complexion.
Step 3: PIANO
The PIANO mode uses a brushing technique to rapidly heat the deepest layers of the skin to tighten lax skin. This heat works to improve connective tissue and remodel the skin for a firmer, lifted appearance.
Step 4: SupErficial
To complete the treatment, a light laser peel is performed to create a pearl-like finish. This stage is designed to address surface-level imperfections, such as pore size and minor lines and wrinkles, to give the skin a youthful glow.
What to expect
Prior to your treatment, we recommend having a consultation at Skin Confidence to discuss your skin concerns and procedure expectations, after which we can create a treatment plan.
Fotona 4D treatments take around one hour to complete. As the laser penetrates the skin, you may experience a warming sensation in the treatment area, however, this usually dissipates quickly. Overall, treatments are relatively painless, and, as such, no anaesthetic is required. After your Fotona 4D treatment, you are immediately free to resume your regular activities.
Fotona 4D is ideal to address several common signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, skin laxity, volume loss and uneven skin tone.
Fotona’s 4D laser treatment enables full-thickness contraction of collagen for persistent, low-downtime tightening.
What can be treated with Fotona 4D
Some of the skin concerns that can be treated with a Fotona 4D facelift include:
- Sagging jowls and general skin laxity
- Volume loss
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and other static wrinkles
- Pigmentation and sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Deep creases around the mouth
Ideal candidates for Fotona 4D
Fotona 4D may be ideal for patients looking for an effective, comprehensive, convenient skin rejuvenation treatment without having to resort to surgery or cosmetic injectables. This treatment achieves the best results in patients with mild to moderate facial wrinkles and skin laxity.
During treatment, we can adjust the energy levels based on your skin type and aesthetic concerns. However, the best way to determine whether Fotona 4D will be a suitable treatment for you is to have a consultation at our clinic.
Fotona 4D results
While results will vary from patient to patient, many notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of their skin. As collagen production continues to build in the following months, you will likely see the full effects of your treatment within two to three months. As time goes by, your skin will begin to age again, which is why annual follow-up treatments may be required to maintain results.
How many treatments will I need?
While just one Fotona 4D treatment can achieve incredible lifting and rejuvenation results, some patients require additional treatments to reach their aesthetic goals. For patients with severe signs of skin ageing or those who desire dramatic results, we may recommend up to four treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart.
Fotona 4D recovery
There is absolutely no downtime required after a Fotona 4D facelift, meaning that you are free to resume your usual daily activities immediately. However, you may experience some mild swelling, redness or peeling of the skin: this is normal and should resolve within a day or two. Following your Fotona 4D treatment, diligent sun care is a must, so we suggest applying an SPF 50+ to the treated area daily.