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As we become older our skin becomes thinner and dryer as the result of loss of collagen and elastin fibres - and the hyaluronic acid which is responsible for our skins firmness and hydration. This and loss of fat from the face and bone result in the appearance of wrinkles, deepening of nasolabial folds, sagging and crepey, tired looking skin. This advanced Fotona laser treatment lifts, rejuvenates and tightens the skin and is a popular option for those wanting to achieve results similar to a facelift without having invasive surgery.
HOW IT WORKS
The patented FOTONA 4D LASER FACELIFT® consists of four different laser modes at each treatment session to tighten, brighten and lift the skin in four steps.
STEP 1: Intra-oral SMOOTH® mode. The erbium laser “SMOOTH® mode” produces non-ablative, gentle, controlled heating of the tissue inside the mouth. The Fotona erbium 4D, SMOOTH® mode has been used in dentistry for many years to treat gum disease. It results in firming and tightening of the lower face by shrinking existing collagen fibres and stimulation of new collagen production in the treated tissue. This gives a visible lifting effect and the removal of fine lines around the lips and along with a plumping effect.
STEP 2: Pre-heating of the skin using Nd:YAG FRAC3®. This patented non-ablative laser mode gently but rapidly heats up the skin in a fractionated pattern to gently tighten up the skin and remove skin imperfections like fine lines, pigmentation and open pores from under the skin. It improves skin texture, closes open pores, reduces oiliness, irons out fine lines, reduces pigmentation and gives an instant mild tightening effect.
STEP 3: Bulk heating with Nd:YAG PIANO® mode. The PIANO mode delivers heat slowly to the deeper layers of the skin resulting in a tightening effect and the stimulation of new collagen production in the skin giving a firmer and more lifted complexion. This improves with the number of treatments over time and continues after the course of treatment is finished.
STEP 4: Erbium SupErficial® mode is a gentle superficial laser peel to remove surface imperfections like uneven skin tone and texture. Small, benign skin blemishes can be removed at the same time. The strength of the peel can be chosen according to the client’s desires for an improvement and downtime and may range between ultra-superficial, superficial, medium to deep, full spot, fractional, hot or cold.
The skin is cleansed with a suitable antiseptic and moisturized prior to the procedure. You will be wearing specialist goggles to protect your eyes. Laser beam will be passed over the treated area several times to reach adequate temperature in the treated tissue. Your skins temperature will be monitored regularly. The sensation you will experience resembles the warmth you experience during sunbathing.
As a result of the collagen and elastin stimulation, clients will notice the skin feeling immediately plumped and rejuvenated, the full results will be achieved for most clients at 14 - 21 days after treatment with radiant looking skin with an improved texture and a noticeably firmer, lifted and more youthful appearance.
What would prevent me from having this treatment?
Pregnancy, infections, active herpes infection, within one week of chemical peel, within 6 months of Roaccutane, within 2 weeks of topical retinol, during an active autoimmune condition, inflammatory skin condition, allergy to lidocaine.
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE A PATCH TEST?
This treatment requires a patch test to be performed 3 days before treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Between 3 to 6 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the severity of skin damage. It is customary to have 1 treatment per decade of life e.g. 30s - 3 treatments, 40s – 4 treatments, 50s – 5 treatments, 60s – 6 treatments.
WHAT ARE THE AFTERCARE RECOMMENDATIONS?
You will receive complimentary LPL LED using blue, red and infrared light for their healing and antibacterial properties. You will also get Post Procedure Kit consisting of a cleanser, recovery balm and mineral sunscreen with SPF 40 + to use after the procedure for a few days. Regular skin care and pigment production suppressants may have to be used by an individual with a darker skin tone or pigmentation problem. It is recommended to moisturize skin regularly and protect it from sun exposure by using broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+ which should be reapplied regularly. A breathable foundation like Oxygenetics with SPF 30+ can be used the following day.
WHAT'S THE DOWNTIME LIKE?
Laser facelift procedure There is no recovery time and the treatment an be done all year round even if the skin has a lead to minimal or no downtime. It is advisable to avoid strenuous physical activity or sauna for 24 hours post procedure. Make up can be work the following day. Skin peeling phase ranges between 3 days in the case of cold, superficial peel to 7 days in medium, cold peel to 21 days in deep, hot laser peel.
This treatment comes with a complimentary LED Light Therapy treatment worth £50! You will also get Post Procedure Kit consisting of a cleanser, recovery balm and mineral sunscreen with SPF 40 + to use after the procedure for a few days.