At a Glance
Do you wish to tighten your skin and increase volume, without using any injectables or undergoing any surgery?
Centre for Surgery offers Fotona4D, a non-invasive laser face lifting procedure. This will help to combat facial ageing as well as target superficial imperfections.
The 4D laser facelift is a non-surgical method which improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven tone and texture and loss of volume.
Using a laser, collagen is tightened, while new collagen production is also stimulated, giving the skin a youthful, healthier appearance.
Unlike other facelift methods, this procedure does not involve the use of any chemicals and does not involve a surgical procedure. It is ideal for those who are wanting to appear rejuvenated and also wish to have no downtime following the procedure.
The laser facelift is performed using Fotona4D treatment. This involves using two laser wavelengths – Er:YAG and Nd:YAG. Treatment targets four different levels – deeper, medial, superficial, and targeting imperfections.
The four dimensions of the laser facelift refer to four treatments within Fotona’s SP Dynamis system: SmoothLiftin, FRAC3, PIANO and SupErficial. These treatments work together to combat the signs of ageing.
You will be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you have wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin or lack of volume which you are wishing to treat.
It is suitable for people who do not wish to use chemicals and do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure.
Fotona4D involves the use of four treatments with Fotona’s SP Dynamis or SP Spectro systems. These are:
- SmoothLiftin: this uses the non-ablative Er:YAG laser for gentle heating. This stimulates collagen contraction and stimulates new collagen production. This results in an increase of tightness and elasticity in the skin.
- FRAC3: the fractional Nd:YAG laser treats deeper imperfections and helps to restore a youthful texture to the skin.
- PIANO: the ultra-long Nd:YAG laser pulse safely and rapidly heats bulk tissue. This stage also has an overall synergistic tightening effect.
- SupErficial: for a pearl finish, the light cold Er:YAG ablation is used. This reduces imperfections and improves the appearance of the skin. This stage involves a controlled light peel without any thermal effects.
You should experience no pain throughout the procedure.
The whole process will take around one hour to complete.
This is a day procedure, so you will be able to return home once the treatment is complete.
As this is a non-surgical procedure, there is no downtime. You will be able to resume your usual daily routine right away.
You may notice some redness or swelling of the skin, which will last one to two days.
For optimal results, you may wish to undergo repeat treatments. You may opt to undergo three treatments, which should be done 14-21 days apart.
What does 4D mean?4D stands for four dimensions, which is four treatments: SmoothLiftin, FRAC3, PIANO and SupErficial. These are the different treatment types which target different levels – deeper, medial, superficial and targets imperfections.
Am I a suitable candidate for this procedure?You will be a suitable candidate for a 4D laser facelift if you have uneven skin, want to increase volume or a wanting to treat wrinkles and fine lines.
This treatment is often appealing for those who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure or use chemical products.
Does the procedure hurt?You should feel no pain throughout the treatment. You may feel a slight warm or mild pinching sensation.
How long does the procedure take?You should feel no pain throughout the treatment. You may feel a slight warm or mild pinching sensation.
What will the recovery period be like?This is a non-surgical procedure, so there is no recovery period. You will be able to resume your usual daily activities right away.
It is normal to experience some redness of the skin, which will last one to two days.
When will I be able to see the results?You will be able to notice some results immediately, and the results will gradually become more apparent over the next two to three months.
Will I need to have repeat treatment sessions?To achieve the best results, some people may need to undergo up to three treatment sessions.
The repeat sessions can be undertaken after 14 to 21 days.
When can I start wearing makeup again?You should avoid wearing makeup for the first 24 hours.