Have you noticed some sagging and new wrinkles on your face and wonder what you can do about it? At Inner Vitality in Bellevue, WA, we have great news. You don’t need anesthesia and scapel to firm and lift your face. Instead, Fotona 4D non-ablative facial rejuvenation applies advanced laser technology to firm and lift your skin from within. It’s safe, simple, and requires no downtime while healing.
What Is Fotona 4D Non-Ablative Facial Rejuvenation?
- More even skin tone
- A smoother canvas with fewer wrinkles
- Tighter skin with less sagging
- Reduced nasolabial folds
- Fewer creases
- Faded scars
Frequently, the effects of the Fotona 4D are referred to as “laser lifting” because facial tissues and skin can be lifted without surgery. With the Fotona SP Dynamis laser, we have four different modes used during the Fotona 4D treatment and even more modes that we can use, allowing us to customize treatment and target almost any concern you might have.
Multiple Treatment Modes in Fontona 4D
The first of these modes allows for deep heating of tissues from inside the mouth using long pulse ErYAG. The laser generated heat gently penetrates past the mucosa inside your cheeks, without any irritation to the mucosal lining itself. Ultimately, this creates tighter tissues around the mouth, chin, and nasolabial folds. It also restores volume to improve natural contours and give you a more vibrant appearance.
Also known as the fractionated laser mode with 1064 NdYAG, this setting uses very short pulses and targets multiple skin layers to correct a variety of concerns. It improves uneven skin texture, helps to anchor skin to deeper structures for lifting and can even improve sunspots. This setting also tightens skin and uses thermal energy to ramp up collagen production.
With this mode, the 1064 NdYAG laser energy is delivered in extremely long pulses, gently warming all layers of skin, thereby promoting tissue remodeling. Collagen production is likewise stimulated to lift tissues, improve moisture levels, and restore skin’s bouncy nature.
The last mode delivers a light resurfacing peel to instantly brighten and tone skin. SupErficial reduces pore size and gives skin a smoother, polished look.
How It Works
The real difference in the Fotona 4D, however, comes from its proprietary variable square pulse (VSP) technology. This creates almost immediate temperature increases delivered only to targeted spots. Surrounding tissues, therefore, remain intact to encourage faster healing.
A Good Disruption
Laser technology disrupts underlying tissue layers to initiate a cellular response. Essentially, these tools are designed to shake up cell activity and ignite collagen production. We hear much about collagen but rarely think about its activity within the body. With regard to skin, it provides a smooth and plump appearance heralded as the hallmark of youth.
Although we produce this protein throughout our lifetimes, it starts to steadily decline in our 20s. By age 35, most people produce on average 10% less collagen than they did 10 years earlier. This is the culprit behind thinning skin that looks dull and fatigued. Increasing collagen production, therefore, treats common aging concerns at the root cause for more dramatic and longer-lasting results.
What to Expect
After your initial consultation, during which we’ll assess your health and review the concerns you want to be treated, we’ll schedule your treatment sessions. We recommend a course of therapy with each session spaced one month apart. The general guideline to determine your optimal number of sessions is to add up one session per decade of your age; so if you are in your 30s, three sessions would be recommended for your course of therapy. Each session will last 45 to 60 minutes. You can return to your usual activity immediately. Results build upon each other, so it’s important to follow your treatment plan from beginning to end. Ideal maintenance therapy would involve one session once or twice a year, depending on your age.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re wondering how long it will take to see the results of treatment, you’re not alone. Most patients see some improvement even after their first session. Final results will appear gradually, over a period of roughly two to three months, which many patients appreciate; they don’t want to look dramatically different overnight, and this laser satisfies the desire to look subtly but noticeably younger.
Can I Have Treatment If I’ve Had Fillers?
Yes, you can. Dermal fillers and the Fotona 4D work well together. But we do recommend you wait two weeks from your last injection before proceeding with laser treatment. This ensures your fillers are firmly in place and won’t be compromised by thermal energy.
How Soon Can I Wear Makeup?
You should wait 24 hours after treatment to apply your usual cosmetics. Waiting gives your skin a moment to recover and breathe freely. It also prevents irritation that may occur when cosmetics touch freshly-treated skin.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once your results have completely developed, you can expect to enjoy them for up to a year. However, we generally recommend 1-2 maintenance sessions per year to refresh your outcomes. Many patients schedule these sessions in advance as part of their routine skincare regimen.
Who Is This Right for?
Four-Dimensional Skin Rejuvenation
If you’ve been looking for a therapy that can safely erase years from your face, look no further. The Fotona 4D provides brighter, smoother, and softer skin. It’s safe, with minimal to no pain and no downtime and because results develop gradually, nobody will know you’ve had “work” done. They’ll notice only your enhanced features, including a brighter complexion and more defined contours.