About the Treatment
The Fotona 4D Laser Tightening treatment is a novel and innovative treatment protocol that has been proven to effectively address the fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, loss of dermal volume, uneven skin tone, and rough skin texture on the face. It is a full thickness skin treatment programme to stimulate maximum collagen contraction and aids in regeneration of collagen and elastin lost through the ageing process.
It combines the use of four unique laser modes found within the FOTONA system.
This special laser module is performed on the inside of the oral cavity. The non-ablative laser application results in gentle collagen contraction as well as stimulation of new collagen fibres. Patients can expect to see plumping effect on the nasolabial lines and marionette lines around the mouth, similar to the effect produced by a filler.
FRAC3® laser rejuvenation
The FRAC3® is a unique fractional long pulse mode laser that targets deep imperfections in the skin to restore a youthful texture and tone to the skin. Because the surrounding tissue is safe and unharmed, the patient will experience faster healing than conventional fractional treatments.
The PIANO® mode achieves effective and safe bulk tissue heating of deeper layers of the skin without damage to the epidermis at the top. The concentrating effect of the laser energy at the subdermal and subcutaneous depth causes tightening and contraction of skin layers above.
This is an ultra-light laser peel that works at the final step of the treatment program to remove dead skin cells, producing a healthy glow and smooth texture, all-in-all giving the skin a smooth, pearl-like quality.
The laser modalities are complementary and synergistic with each other. The procedure involves no cutting, burning or removal of tissues, injections, or suturing. The convenience of this highly effective treatment makes it one of our most popular treatments.
Benefits of the Fotona 4D Laser:
Our Laser 4D Laser Tightening treatment aims to achieve the following:
- Plumps and smoothens Nasolabial lines extending from corners of our nose to the sides of our mouth
- Tightens the skin of our face and neck
- Improves skin texture and help refine pores
- Reduces fine wrinkles and other static lines visible in aged skin
Affordable and comfortable with no downtime, the Laser 4D Tightening is a very useful tool to improve our patients’ skin without surgery, while giving more natural-looking results than surgery
– Dr. Heng Wee Soon
Medical Director, The Ogee Clinic
Am I a suitable candidate for the Fotona 4D Laser Tightening?
This programme is suitable for individuals who has concerns about mild to moderate facial wrinkles and lines and skin laxity, and want a comprehensive, effective and convenient treatment without going under the knife.
Is the procedure safe?
Definitely. The Fotona 4D Laser Tightening Program is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, with added benefits of easy adjustability for a highly precise treatment. Because of this, it is possible for doctors to perform a very controlled laser treatment without unwanted thermal effects. This minimises the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, post laser sensitivity, and other undesirable laser effects.
The Fotona 4D Laser Tightening Programme is powered by the Fotona SP Dynamis, the state-of-the-art technology in the family of the prestigious Fotona lasers. The specially designed, innovative handpiece technology enables safe and controlled treatment, while ensuring optimum pulse delivery to treatment areas for maximum benefit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before commencement of the procedure, Dr. Heng will conduct an in-depth consultation to understand your concerns, your skin, and mark out areas to focus on to achieve effective skin tightening.
Most patients will see some immediate results shortly after the treatment. The result will continue to improve over the next 6-8 weeks.
You may feel a mild sensation of warmth as the laser energy contacts the skin, and there may be a mild pinching sensation felt as well. Nevertheless, the procedure is very comfortable, and most patients can tolerate without any prior application of anaesthetic cream.
There is no downtime for this procedure, and you will be able to continue with your day’s activities immediately after the procedure. That being said, a minority of patients may experience mild redness or swelling for about half a day. Make up can be applied about 1-2 hours after the treatment.
The Laser 4D tightening program that is designed by Dr Heng Wee Soon will be unique to you, based on your skin condition. After the final session, you can expect to see the results to be sustained for 5-6 months. Maintenance treatments may be sought by patients after the main program has been completed.
The number sessions varies depending on the result that is desired. In addition, the skin response to the treatment varies between individual patient, and is an important factor in determining the intensity of the treatment sessions.