Wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, and uneven skin tone are all signs of aging that have traditionally been treated with invasive procedures that require lengthy recovery times. Many technological advances, particularly in the science of lasers, have provided patients with alternative options like the Fotona 4D® facelift that can help combat the signs of aging more effectively and with fewer side effects. Dr Johann van der Vyver and our specialists here at DermaNuva can help you decide if the Fotona 4D® facelift is right for you.
What is the Fotona 4D® Facelift?
Fotona 4D® is a laser treatment that uses a number of modes to combat wrinkles, increase skin volume, and even out skin tone. Each mode can be used separately, or they can be used together in an attempt to produce visible and lasting results. The treatment addresses superficial skin issues but can also go deeper into the dermal layers to produce immediate and long-lasting results.
How Does It Work?
The four unique laser modes included in this treatment are:
- SMOOTH®: This first step is delivered intra-orally and is specifically designed to increase collagen production inside the mouth. This rejuvenation typically results in visible exterior changes. The skin around the nose, chin, and mouth should tighten in response, reducing wrinkles and lessening nasolabial folds.
- FRAC3®: The second step of the treatment uses a special laser to address skin imperfections by removing sun spots and dark areas. This mode also heats up the skin, which improves collagen production and typically results in tighter, firmer, clearer skin.
- PIANO®: This mode goes much deeper than the FRAC3® laser to target the deeper layers of the skin and promote collagen development, strengthening the underlying skin structure. This mode aims to reduce wrinkles from the inside out.
- SupErficial™: The final mode polishes the results given by the previous three treatments. This mode acts as a very controlled peel that reduces skin imperfections and gives the skin an amazing glow.
Each of these treatments has a specific purpose, and when used together, they can turn the clock back.
What to Expect During the Treatment
Patients typically report feeling nothing more than a warm sensation during their treatment. Because the Fotona 4D® facelift is completely non-surgical and non-invasive, you won’t have to worry about extensive discomfort or downtime afterward.
What are the Results Like?
Individual results can vary. Most patients undergo a series of treatments to obtain optimal results; we usually recommend one per decade (i.e. four treatments if you are in your 40’s, five if in your 50’s, etc) and then 1 – 2 top-up treatments per year. While some results may show themselves immediately, the results should gradually improve over the following months as collagen production reaches its peak.