Fotona Treatments are the go-to for anyone who is hoping to tighten and lift their skin. Aside from that, Fotona treatments can also help with reducing wrinkles, and provide your skin with an overall rejuvenation. If you have concerns about sagging skin and ageing concerns, you might want to visit your nearest aesthetic clinic for a Fotona 4D treatment. Furthermore, the Fotona 4D treatment also helps improve your skin texture, laxity, tone and even repairs collagen.  So, Beauty Insider has put together a short guide that you need to know about Fotona treatments before getting them! 

How Does the Fotona 4D Facelift Work?

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Similar to its name, the Fotona 4D Facelift has 4 steps to it. First is the Intraoral Tightening, Rejuvenation, and Skin Tightening, followed by a Light Peel. When getting Fotona treatments such as the Fotona 4D Facelift, it is good to note that it uses 2 different laser wavelengths to address several of your skin concerns. Like most Fotonal treatments, it is non-invasive and treats both the external and internal layers of your skin. The two laser technologies are Nd:YAG and Er:YAG, which contain 4 unique protocols – SmoothLiftin, FRAC3, Piano and SupErficial. All of which play a part in helping to accentuate facial features and rejuvenate your skin. 

The Fotona 4D Facelift is also a 30 to 45-minute procedure that has little to no discomfort and downtime. This treatment also does not require any numbing cream. When the laser is used on your face, you will feel a slight warming sensation. But, do not worry as the heat will dissipate quite quickly. You can expect your skin to feel tighter, and brighter, as well as reduced fine lines and an increase in elasticity and facial volume. 

The 4D Procedure 

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SmoothLiftin The first step in the Fotona 4D treatment, actually starts from within your mouth. This first step targets the muscles inside the mouth, called mucosa tissue. Using the Er:YAG laser, it performs the procedure in a non-ablative mode that is effective at reducing nasolabial fold, perioral wrinkles and tightening the cheeks. Simultaneously, it is also lifting the treatment area like a filler. 

FRAC3 – Step two, involves using Nd:YAG to target the jaw and cheek areas. Without touching the surrounding areas, it targets the controlled micro columns of skin subjected to “thermal injury”. This “injury”, actually triggers the natural repair mechanism of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Therefore, deep imperfections such as pigments and deep lines are targeted precisely to help restore a more youthful texture and overall uniform complexion. 

PIANO – Step three PIANO uses a brushing technique to quickly and safely apply heat to the deeper layers of thick dermal tissues. Thus, it allows energy to be delivered deep into the skin without causing any unnecessary thermal damage to the skin’s upper layer. Aside from that, this is a bulk heating step that helps trigger neocollagenesis to create a tightening effect for more lifted and firmer skin. 

SupErficial – The last step of the Fotona 4D Facelift is a light laser peel. This laser peel is to address all the imperfections on the surface level. It features a mild exfoliation, whereby you will immediately notice tighter and fresher skin that has a natural and healthy glow. 

Side Effects of Fotona Treatments

Since Fotona treatments are non-invasive, there are very few side effects caused by them. This gentle procedure does not have any downtime and you will not feel bruising or pain. Although, mild side effects such as peeling of the treatment area and mild redness are possible. 

Fotona 4D Results

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Results after this treatment may vary depending on person-to-person. Most people tend to notice an immediate tightness and freshness on their faces. Better improvements can also be seen after 4 to 6 weeks. The full effect of the treatment will most likely unfold after 2 to 3 months. Results also typically last for 9 to 12 months thanks to the continual regeneration of elastin and collagen. 

Benefits of the Fotona 4D Facelift

Some benefits of getting this treatment include: 

  • Tightening without the need for toxins or fillers
  • Skin complexion improves
  • No needles, anaesthesia or surgery required
  • Immediate glow, rejuvenation and tightening 
  • Full lifting treatment from the inside out
  • Little to no downtime