Few decades ago, the only ways to reverse the signs of aging, such as sagging and loose facial skin, involved invasive treatments or surgical facelifts. While effective, these options can create an obvious, unnatural appearance and unnecessary downtime. Thanks to the advance of laser technology, invasive treatments are no longer the only treatment options for loose and sagging skin.
The Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening is a treatment that addresses skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, loss of volume, and uneven skin tone & texture on the face.
It is a non-invasive, non-surgical process that tightens skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract and stimulate the production of new collagen. This results in skin tightening and increased elasticity of your skin.
How Does It Work? Why is it called Fotona 4D?
Fotona 4D treats both the exterior of the face and the interior oral cavity to produce results from both inside and out. The Fotona 4D Treatment is an advanced technology that has 4 unique laser modes, combining 2 types of lasers -- Nd YAG and Erbium YAG laser:
Firstly, this is conducted on the inside of the oral cavity. This non-ablative laser provides a controlled and gentle “bulk-heating” to stimulate collagen contraction and new collagen fibers. The main target of this step are the nasolabial folds, which get a nice plumping effect from the inside out.
The second step uses a fractional beam that targets deeper imperfections to restore a youthful texture and tone to the skin.
Next step is a safe and fast bulk tissue heating from the outside in by concentrating energy delivery subcutaneously. The bulk heating is used to tighten the skin.
This laser mode is used last to improve the appearance of the skin and reduce imperfections with an extremely controlled light peel. This gives the skin a smoother clear finish.
Who should go for this treatment?
Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening is recommended for those:
- Have loose and sagging skin on the face and neck
- Have mild to moderate wrinkles
- Want to improve the appearance of their skin without undergoing invasive cosmetic procedures
How many sessions needed for results?
An average 4 to 6 sessions, once every 3 to 4 weeks, will be required for optimum results. Our doctor will work with you to determine a treatment plan that is right for you.
Will this treatment hurt?
The treatment is comfortable. Numbing cream is applied before the procedure due to the mild pinching sensation. There will also be a feeling of warmth throughout so cryogen will be used to cool the skin during the treatment. It is safe for most skin types except very dark skin tones.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling on the treated area. These conditions should resolve within a few hours. There is little or no downtime, and you should be able to return to work and normal activities immediately. It is advised that you wait 24 hours before you wear makeup.
How soon can I see the results?
Most patients will see immediate results, you will see the final results over the next 2 to 3 months as the collagen regenerates.
What do I need to avoid before and after the treatment?
It is very important to minimise sun exposure 2 weeks before and after the treatment. You should also follow the post treatment protocol carefully, which will be provided after the treatment. Certain skincare products such as acidic and Vitamin A creams need to be avoided for 3 to 5 days after the treatment.