Understanding Fotona 4D Treatments in Singapore
Fotona 4D is a non-invasive, non-surgical, and safe facial treatment that provides natural-looking results. It uses a combination of 2 complementary laser wavelengths—the Nd:YAG and Er:YAG. Fotona 4D treatment treats the skin’s 4 distinct dimensions to tighten and rejuvenate the skin from the inside out.
Considered an alternative to surgery and injectables, Fotona 4D treats both the inside (oral cavity) and outside of the skin. This is done to lift the inner middle face. This breakthrough skin treatment also stimulates collagen remodeling to promote healthy-looking and new skin. This results in rejuvenation, glow, and tightening of the skin.
The Enticing Benefits of Fotona 4D
Below are some of the amazing benefits of Fotona 4D:
- It produces noticeable and immediate results
- Won’t require injectables, fillers, or surgery
- Volumizes and plumps the skin for better elasticity
- Improves the skin complexion significantly
- Provides full lifting treatment from the inside out
- Tightens sagging and loose skin
- Stimulates the natural production of collagen
- Minimizes hyperpigmentation and scarring
- Makes wrinkles and lines less pronounced
How Fotona 4D Works
Fotona 4D has 4 unique protocols: PIANO, SMOOTH, FRAC3, and SupErficial. It works by accentuating the facial features and rejuvenating the skin. Fotona 4D is a 4-step procedure that treats the skin both internally and externally. It penetrates the deep and surface skin layers while retaining the ligaments of the face.
1D Step 1: SmoothLiftin
Fotona 4D treatment starts from the inside of the mouth and targets the muscle inside the mouth (mucosa tissue) using Er:YAG laser. This helps tighten the cheeks, reduce the nasolabial fold, and perioral wrinkles. It can also lift the treatment area similar to a filler.
2D Step 2: FRAC3
The jaw and the cheek are targeted using Nd:YAG laser. The micro columns of the skin are subjected to something called “thermal injury.” This so-called injury will trigger the natural repair mechanism of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Deeper imperfections such as pigments and deep lines are also targeted.
3D Step 3: PIANO
Using a brushing technique, heat is rapidly and safely applied to the deeper layers of the dermal tissue. This allows the energy to be delivered deep into the skin without causing any unnecessary damage to the skin’s upper layer. This bulk heating step will also trigger neocollagenesis which results in overall tightening effect, creating a more lifted and firm skin.
3D Step 4: SupErficial
A light laser peel will be used to address those surface-level imperfections. Through exfoliation, you will instantly notice the skin looking tighter and more refreshed. This makes for a healthy and natural glow.
What to Expect from the Procedure
The procedure can take around 30 to 45 minutes. Patients will not experience any downtime or discomfort from the procedure. The process will also allow you to continue with your usual daily routine. No numbing cream is needed for the procedure.
Generally, patients will feel a warm sensation once the laser hits. However, the heat can easily dissipate. The expected results from Fotona 4D include:
- Skin brightening (due to the mild exfoliation done at the end of the procedure)
- Reduction of fine lines (around the patient’s mouth)
- Skin tightening of the entire face
- Increase in facial volume (for those individuals with sunken face)
- Enhanced elasticity (for those with deep skin issues)
Results of the procedure can vary from one individual to another. However, most will notice instant tightness and fitness of the face after the procedure. Improvements are more pronounced 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure. The full effect of Fotona 4D will completely unfold in 2 to 3 months