What is it?
It is a regenerative laser facelift.
Who is it for?
This treatment is perfect for anyone concerned with aging skin or maintaining their youthful appearance.
Is it fast, safe and comfortable?
Can it be used at any age?
Can it be used with any skin tone?
Yes How long does it take Less than an hour
Can I have other procedures along with it?
Yes, we often do Neck Tightening, SmoothEye and LipLase along with the Fotona 4D.
Will it help my wrinkles?
Will it help the sun damage on my face?
Is there any downtime?
No. Go right back to work or to your usual activities.
Can I wear makeup or sunscreen after the treatments?
Yes. You may wear makeup or sunscreen immediately after the treatment.
Does it hurt?
How many treatments will I need?
Many clients see results in 1 treatment but 3-7 treatments are optimal and then a yearly maintenance treatment.
The Fotona 4D is an exciting, rejuvenating and painless laser facelift that can be done in 45 minutes. It can be done on men and women and on any skin tone. This laser treatment leaves your skin glowing, more youthful,with fewer wrinkles, less dark areas, fewer lines, lightened scars, more dewy and so much more.We expertly use 4 complimentary laser treatments in a single session, targeting all levels of the skin.With Fotona 4D, you still look like you, but more youthful and fewer imperfections. You won’t look pinched, or overdone like some surgical procedures and everyone, at any age can benefit. This treatment is perfect for anyone concerned with aging skin or maintaining their youthful appearance.
How does it work?
The first step of the 4D Facelift is a procedure called Smoothliftin® and is performed safely inside the mouth.The entire inner surface of the cheeks and lips are treated with the Er:YAG laser. This step helps with tightening, volumizing and restoring collagen starting from the inside out. This reduces the depth of the smile lines or nasolabial folds, marionette lines. It slightly plumps up the lips as well. This non-filler volumization smooths out wrinkles around the lips.The second step uses the Nd:YAG laser in Fotona’s Frac3® modality. This helps to lift, restore tone and tightness from the outside, targeting the cheek and jowl areas.The third step uses the Nd:YAG laser in Fotona’s PIANO® mode. Controlled deep tissue heating is maintained for three to five minutes. This precisely controlled energy promotes tightening, lift and restoration of collagen and elasticity in the dermis and deeper tissues. The fourth step is with the Er:YAG laser in SupErb® mode. This gives a precise laser skin peel. This is to provide a smooth, fresh surface and smooths out skin surface irregularities.
How long to see results?
Of course results vary but most patients will see some immediate results and the complete result over a period of 2 or 3 months.
Is there any numbing cream needed?
It is not needed, but we usually use some.
Does the procedure have any downtime?
No, there is no downtime. Patients walk-in and walk-out in an hour to go on with their day. There may be some slight redness after the procedure, but makeup can still be applied. Sun exposure is not recommended for 3 days. No tanning is recommended for at least 1 week.
How many treatments are needed?
Many clients see remarkable results after one treatment but 3 to 7 treatments performed every 14-21 days apart are optimal. Thereafter, only a maintenance treatment is recommended once or twice a year
What are some of the effects of the treatment?
One of the most immediate results are on the fine lines and wrinkles. They start to fade with the first treatment and the fading only gets better with each subsequent treatment. Deeper wrinkles fade with repeated treatments. Acne scarring improves dramatically with repeated treatments. Part of the process evens out the skin tone, an often overlooked sign of youthful skin. Another very important benefit is the collagen renewal and stimulation. As we age the skin looses elasticity and this creates sagging and wrinkles. We can renew collagen with precise laser energy help make your skin become more youthful and glowing. The Fotona 4D basically combats the aging process on the skin.
Are there any pre-treatment instructions?
Yes, Stay well hydrated. Don’t go sun tanning for at least a week prior to the treatment. Don’t use any skin products containing any type of retinol for 2 weeks prior to treatment. Those types of medications may make your face more irritated during treatment. Fotona 4D treatments may be performed safely during pregnancy and with proper precautions, it’s a safe treatment to do here in sunny Key West during the summer. Bring a wide brimmed hat, wider than a baseball hat.
Are there any post-treatment instructions?
Doctor recommends no sun tanning for 1-2 weeks after your treatment. Wear large brimmed hats and use sunblock of at least 30 spf. Stay hydrated and use a good moisturizer. You may restart your retinol skin products 1 week after your treatment.
Are there any side effects from the treatments?
Side effects are uncommon. Usually people walk out looking great and feeling great. A side effect may include Hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin), Hypo-pigmentation (loss of skin pigmentation) and those changes rarely may be permanent. There may be mild to moderate burns or blisters, temporary redness, little pink/red small bumps like “goose bumps”, swelling and itching in the treated area, hives, rashes, bruising and lack of desired results. Your skin may feel warm with blotchy redness. There may be mild swelling in areas treated. The redness usually goes away within 1-3 days. You may feel that your skin is tighter immediately following your procedure and for up to a few weeks. You may use hydrocortisone cream available at your pharmacy without a prescription. Sometimes with your treatment you may notice red or white blotches in the mouth that usually go away in day or so.
How much does it cost?
$650 per treatment