2D, 3D, 4D®
Fotona4D® is a series of synergistic, non-invasive laser treatments of both the exterior facial and interior oral cavity, enabling full-thickness contraction of collagen for persistent tightening and volumization without injectables. With two laser wavelengths (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG) and four treatment modes, anti-aging is comprehensively approached from four different levels, working on deeper, medial and superficial connective structures of the skin, as well as targeting imperfections.
The four "dimensions" of Fotona4D® refer to four distinct treatments with Fotona’s SP Dynamis system: SmoothLiftinTM, FRAC3®, PIANO® and SupErficialTM, all harnessed in concert to combat facial aging, with little or no downtime or anesthesia.
Fotona4D® = 4 Dimensions = 4 Steps
Fotona4D® uses 4 dimensions of rejuvenation to tighten the skin from the inside out.
1D Step 1: SmoothLiftin™
A revolutionary non-ablative Er:YAG intraoral treatment for controlled and gentle “bulk-heating” to stimulate collagen contraction. In addition to an immediate effect resulting in the shrinkage of collagen fibers, the initiation of new collagen generation occurs. The effects result in an overall improvement of tightness and elasticity in the treated tissue as well as a plumping effect to the nasolabial folds from the inside, much like a filler.
Treats cheeks and lips inside the mouth
Lifts the cheeks & corners of the mouth
Restores volume to diminish nasolabial folds
Comfortable and no downtime
Results are often seen instantly
2D Step 2: FRAC3®
A self-induced, fractional effect of the Nd:YAG laser and a specific pulse structure that generates tiny regional spikes of high temperature. This non ablative modality enables the treatment of specific, deeper imperfections to complement the effect of the intraoral treatment, as well as restore youthful texture.
Targets deep skin imperfections
Stimulates collagen to tighten skin
Improves texture, tone, and wrinkles
Suitable for even the darkest skin
Lengthy sun avoidance not required
3D Step 3: PIANO®
A unique, ultra-long Nd:YAG pulse mode for the third stage of Fotona4D®. The laser causes bulk tissue heating safely and rapidly, from the outside in, by concentrating energy delivery subcutaneously. The PIANO® pulse is in the super-extended seconds regime mode, with a brushing technique for completing the full-thickness bulk heating with an overall synergistic tightening effect.
Stimulates collagen from the outside in
Penetrates deeply for synergistic tightening
Safe and effective for fair-medium or dark skin
Tightens effectively on the face or body
Comfortable and no downtime
4D Step 4: SupErficial™
A light cold Er:YAG ablation that gives a pearl finish to the skin. SupErficialTM additionally improves the appearance of the skin and reduces imperfections by using propriety VSP technology, allowing for an extremely controlled light peel, without thermal effects, for a no-down time, precise treatment.
Polishes the skin for a smoother finish
Peels off sun damage
Reduces surface imperfections
Suitable for fair, medium and dark skin types
4D Non-invasive Face Lifting
SmoothLiftin™, Piano™, Frac3™, and SupERficial™ are four treatments we can offer individually or in combination, thanks to the expanded capabilities of our Fotona Dynamis laser.
Each treatment has its own unique benefits to target superficial, medial and deeper connective structures of the skin. Combined, they provide synergistic, non-invasive solutions for both the exterior facial and interior oral cavity, while simultaneously targeting skin imperfections.
Which combination is right for you?
2D Face Lifting - SmoothLiftin™ and PIANO®
The “In-Out Facelift” tightens the skin of the face from the inside and the outside providing subtle lifting of the cheeks, the corners of the mouth and the nasolabial folds.
3D Face Lifting - SmoothLiftin™ and PIANO® and FRAC3®
Volumize, tighten, lift and seek out miniscule age-related imperfections.
4D Face Lifting - SmoothLiftin™ and PIANO® and FRAC3® and SupErficial™
Add a light micro-laser peel to polish the skin for a complete rejuvenation.
2D-3D-4D Non-invasive Face Lifting
Prior to Treatment
Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.
At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to asses your eligibility for treatment.
A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.
Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.
Before & After
Frequently asked questions
What is Fotona4D®?
Am I a suitable candidate for Fotona 4D laser?
You will be a suitable candidate for a 4D laser facelift if you have uneven skin, want to increase volume or 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.
What does the procedure feel like?
Everyone is different, but typically there is a gradual warming sensation, and after a few minutes you may experience some very brief hot sensations in the treatment area, which dissipate quickly.
Is Fotona Laser safe?
Fotona laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses multi-laser technology. Having been clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, Fotona laser treatments are safe, have a minimum to no downtime and produces satisfactory results.
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.
How long will it take to see results?
Results will vary with every individual, but most patients notice some results immediately, with the full effect taking place gradually over a period of 2-3 months. If you elect to have a more aggressive treatment, you may experience a day or two of redness.
Will I need to have repeat treatment sessions?
To achieve the best results, some people may need to undergo up to four treatment sessions. The repeat sessions can be undertaken after 20 to 30 days.
When can I start wearing makeup again?
You should avoid wearing makeup for the first 24 hours.
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