A few decades ago, the only way one could reverse the signs of ageing such as sagging and loose facial skin was to get involved through doing invasive treatments or surgical facelifts. While they are effective, these options can create an obvious, unnatural appearance as well as unnecessary downtime. Thanks to the advancement of laser technology, these invasive treatments are no longer the only treatment options for those with loose and sagging skin.
My Bliss Clinic’s Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment is a non-surgical laser treatment for face that addresses the skin’s laxity, lines, wrinkles, loss of volume, and uneven skin tone and texture on the face.
This is a non-invasive and non-surgical process that tightens the skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract and stimulate the production of new collagen. The Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment results in skin tightening and increased elasticity of your skin.
How does this laser treatment for face work? Why is it called Fotona 4D?
The Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment treats both the exterior of the face as well as the interior oral cavity to produce extraordinary results from inside out. The Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment is an advanced technology treatment that has 4 unique laser modes and combines 2 types of lasers: Nd:YAG and Erbium YAG laser.
First step – treats cheeks from inside the oral cavity. The SMOOTH mode of the Erbium YAG laser gently bulk- heating the skin tissues to induce collagen contraction and stimulate new collagen regeneration. This tightens and lifts skin deeply from the inside out to restore volume and improve the appearance of nasolabial folds. Results are often seen instantly.
Second step – the fractional laser beam penetrates deeply to target on skin blemishes, and improve skin tone, texture and wrinkles on our skin.
Third step – stimulates collagen from the outside in. Laser energy penetrates into the deep layer of our skin for synergistic skin tightening and promotes wound healing.
Fourth step – a light micro-laser peel is to reduce surface imperfections. It minimizes fine lines and pores. For those with deeper dimpled scars, higher energy can be used to smoothen the scars.
Who should go for the Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment?
Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment 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?
For the Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment, 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 the Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment hurt?
The Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening 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. The Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment is safe for most skin types except very dark skin tones.
Is there any downtime after the Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment?
Immediately after the Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening 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 after this laser treatment for face, 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 Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening Treatment?
It is very important to minimise sun exposure 2 weeks before and after the Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening 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.
Message from Dr. Elson
Both Twinlight Rejuvenation Laser and Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening are all-rounder to improve overall skin condition. To get the benefits of both laser treatments, you may consider our Age Defy Program.