The Fotona4D Laser is an innovative laser treatment that uses a unique combination of 2 complimentary laser wavelengths to treat 4 distinct “dimensions” of the skin to rejuvenate and tighten from the inside out. With the advent of scientific research and innovation, Fotona 4D Laser treatments offer absolute non-surgical and non-invasive yet exceptional results comparable to more rigorous procedures.
Indeed, the 4D Fotona Laser can help multiple facets of skin appearance, which include skin tightening, face lifting, reduction of jowls, fine lines, and wrinkles, improving laugh lines or sad lines, slimming down the face to achieve a V-shaped face, reduction of extra facial fats, improvement of volume loss, and brightening up the skin tone. In fact, the number 4 in the name of this treatment refers to the four stages below:
Stage 1. Smoothliftin- The first stage involves an intraoral tightening procedure, which uses Fotona to tighten the cheeks and surrounding areas, making them more voluminous and giving them “plumpness” comparable to dermal fillers.
This is done by “bulk heating,” which induces collagen contraction and synthesis from within the oral cavity, resulting in intra-oral tightness. There is no ablation and minor discomfort. The main benefits are skin uplifting and tightening for the nasolabial folds, midface region, chin, cheeks, and mouth.
Stage 2. FRAC3® Rejuvenation- This fractional treatment targets deeper imperfections such as background redness and pigmentation.
This Fotona method reduces or eliminates skin imperfections (sometimes assumed by some patients or practitioners to be permanent). Similar to all Fotona treatments, this method works on all pigmentation levels among patients. In fact, Frac3 can be used to treat dark spots (such as sun damage or liver spots), acne scarring, and flushing and improve the skin’s general texture.
Stage 3. PIANO® skin Tightening- The laser causes bulk tissue heating safely and rapidly, which helps to lift, firm, and tighten the skin.
Indeed, this one-of-a-kind use of Fotona laser technology helps stimulate the natural collagen production of the face and body. It also tightens the skin by heating it from the outside, boosting the skin temperature to a level ideal for stimulating collagen and tightening the skin.
That said, the process causes the body to create more collagen, giving the patient a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Immediately, results are visible with little to no downtime, like all Fotona treatments.
Stage 4. SupErficial™ Light Peel- This final stage removes dead skin cells, smooths uneven skin texture, and reduces imperfections. The skin will be brightened with a healthy glow.
As indicated above, SupErficial is a skin polishing procedure that involves a very mild laser peel technique. For that reason, this is fantastic for reducing the number of skin flaws on surface areas, which provides a great way to minimize the number of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases that are almost challenging to treat with other methods. It also gives the skin a polished, smoothed appearance, which promotes a youthful appearance.
What Benefits Do Fotona 4D Laser Therapy Provide?
- No downtime
- Reduces signs of aging
- Stimulates collagen production
- Skin resurfacing
- Skin tightening
- No post-op care required
- Does not damage the skin’s outer layer
Who Are Good Candidates For Fotona 4D Laser Therapy?
This 30-45 minute non-invasive laser treatment can benefit anyone in many different life stages and is particularly effective during the first signs of skin aging. Also, this is great for those with skin laxity issues, including those experiencing the development of wrinkles and fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and skin redness.
It has been said that from age 25, the body’s collagen production begins to decline and lose around 1% of collagen annually. So, after having this treatment, the face’s immediate freshness and tightness can already be seen, but the full effect unfolds gradually for 2-3 months. Before the treatment, patients are offered a free skin analysis and consultation, making sure they are perfect candidates for the treatment, while the provider tailors their skin concerns and suitability is discussed.
When Can You See The Result?
Patients will see minor improvements within a week of treatment, but full results will show after 4-6 weeks as the recommended treatment course progresses and new collagen and elastin growth is achieved. Overall, the skin will be fuller and firmer, and wrinkles and lines will be reduced, giving that even skin tone and a healthy, youthful glow.
What Are The Preparations and Aftercare?
The first step to preparing for laser therapy is to choose a reliable Fotona Laser therapy provider. Two weeks before the treatment, be sure to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol to prevent any complications. Do water therapy instead, and drink at least a liter of water before the session to help regulate the body temperature.
It would help to avoid unprotected sun exposure two months before the treatment. On the day of the session, wear loose-fitting clothes and do not apply any product to keep the area for treatment clean. If a patient will or must be sedated, have someone accompany them during or after the treatment if they need assistance.
Be sure to discuss expectations and medical history with the provider, including past and present medications and any experience with cosmetic procedures before. On the other hand, patients with weak immune systems may not be allowed by a doctor to undergo laser therapy, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Are The Side Effects?
Laser treatment’s most common side effects include swelling, itchiness, numbness, and skin redness. Skin redness is also generally experienced after skin resurfacing treatment. After the Fotona Laser therapy, the treated skin is raw.
In addition, there might be blisters if the laser-treated area is uncared for, which can lead to infections and scarring.
If experiencing pain and discomfort after treatment, gently apply an ice pack to reduce the pain. And if experiencing excessive pain, visit the doctor immediately.
The Bottom Line
The 4D Fotona Laser therapy allows for full collagen contraction for increased skin tightening efficacy without injectables or surgery. Scinature Aesthetics offers Fotona 4D Laser, an innovative technique that provides a youthful, natural-looking appearance. Ultimately, this synergic laser treats the face’s exterior and the different skin levels to give results from the inside out.