“4D” in Fotona 4D refers to the four different treatments this technology is capable of providing patients. These treatments are SmoothLiftin, Frac3, Piano, and SupErficial, and each is capable of providing a distinct benefit.
Patients can completely customize their treatments and choose which of these cosmetic enhancements they would most benefit from—a consultation with a certified Fotona 4D provider will reveal more about which will be best for you.
The first thing to keep in mind about Fotona treatments is that they’re completely non-surgical and non-invasive while still providing benefits similar to more intensive procedures.
For example, Fotona 4D has been compared to yield similarly positive results as a traditional (surgical) facelift or to provide additional volume and enhancement to the face as a dermal filler injection. Unlike these injections, however, Fotona 4D requires no injections or incisions and lasts a substantially longer time so that you can enjoy the benefits for years—the effects of dermal fillers tend to last only six months to two years depending on the type used and its application.
SupErficial skin polishing is a laser peel procedure—a very light one. This is a Fotona procedure ideal for lowering the number of imperfections on surface areas of the skin, making it an excellent method to reduce the number of lines, wrinkles, and creases that tend to be quite fine and difficult to treat with other methods. It also gives the skin a polished, smoothed look which promotes an appearance of vibrancy and youth.
Frac3 skin rejuvenation is a Fotona method and part of the Fotona 4D and 3D procedures that are capable of reducing or eliminating skin imperfections, some of which may have been thought to be permanent by some patients or practitioners—and just like all Fotona treatments, it works on patients no matter how light or dark their pigmentation is. Frac3 is capable of treating dark spots (as in with liver spots or sun damage) as well as flushing and acne scarring. The overall texture and appearance of the skin will be enhanced.
SmoothLiftin is an intraoral tightening technique using Fotona which aids the cheeks and surrounding areas to become tighter and more voluminous, adding a “plumpness” which is similar to the results found with dermal fillers (though of course much longer-lasting, as we explored above).
Piano skin tightening is a unique application of the Fotona laser technology which actually stimulates the collagen already found naturally within the body and face. The procedure will prompt the body to produce more—this makes the skin become tighter and provides the patient with a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Results are often seen immediately and, again similar to all Fotona treatments, there is little to no downtime.
Discovering More About Fotona 4D
As you’ve learned, the benefits of Fotona 4D are many. If you’d like to learn more about how this advanced laser skin resurfacing technology can be applied to your personal aesthetic goals, the first step will be to contact a medical practitioner in your area. If you live in Calgary or you’ll be in the area soon, consider making the same choice as thousands of Canadian men and women—not to mention countless individuals from abroad—and contact the Calgary Institute of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jonathan Lee, an award-winning plastic surgeon, this plastic surgery clinic can provide you with answers about Fotona 4D as they pertain to your unique anatomy, needs, and goals. If you’d like to take action today and enjoy a more aesthetically pleasing, youthful look, please feel warmly welcomed and encouraged to dial (403) 286-4263 at your earliest convenience.