Fotona 4D Laser Skin Tightening

“4 Complimentary Laser Treatments in 1 session” targeting all levels of skin

The Fotona 4D Laser Facelift is an exciting, cutting edge new nonsurgical skin tightnening procedure for men and women of any skin type.   The 4D Laser Lift combines 4 synergistic treatments using two complementary laser wavelengths, to provide safe tightening of facial skin, to improve sagging, jowls, wrinkles, lines and folds, reducing the visible signs of aging.

In the lower and mid-face, a full thickness treatment stimulates maximum stimulation of natural elastin and collagen production.   In addition, the procedure provides effective freshening and rejuvenation of the entire skin surface.

The first step of the 4D Facelift is a unique procedure called Smoothliftin®. The entire inner surface of the cheeks and lips are treated with non-ablative infrared light, using the Er:YAG laser, for tightening, volumizing and restoring collagen starting from the inside out. This reduces the depth of the nasolabial and melomental folds (The lines from nose to lips, and lips to chin), and helps restore lip volume.

The second step uses the Nd:YAG laser in Fotona’s Frac3® modality. This helps to lift, restore tone and tightness from the outside, in the cheek and jowl areas.

The third step uses the Nd:YAG laser in Fotona’s PIANO® mode. Controlled deep tissue heating is maintained for a period of time. This promotes tightening and restoration of collagen and elasticity in the dermis and deeper tissues.

Finally, the skin surface is lightly treated with the Er:YAG laser in SupErb® mode, to provide a smooth, fresh surface and smooth out skin surface irregularities.

No surgery. No pain. No downtime. No bruising.

The Fotona 4D Laser treatment is done in our medical clinic.  It involves no cutting, burning or removal of tissue, and no injections or suturing. There is no bleeding, bruising, or scarring. After the procedure, the skin may be mildly pink for a day or two. Makeup may be applied immediately after the procedure, if desired. There is a sensation of heat, but the procedure is not painful. Most patients say it feels like lying in full sun on a beach. Sedation or anesthesia are unnecessary. After the procedure, the patient may safely drive home or return to work.

The Fotona 4D Laser Lift is a series of 3 treatments, provided at least 2 weeks apart. Most people notice some immediate improvement after the first procedure. Friends may comment about your younger or more rested appearance, without recognizing that a procedure has been done. Improvement builds with additional treatments. After the series is completed, additional improvement continues for about 6 – 9 months, due to regeneration of normal elastin and collagen. At that point, you will resume aging just as you would have years ago.

As with any cosmetic procedures, the duration of the Fotona 4D is not forever. It is expected that improvement may lasts up to 2 years. We recommend a “touch-up” procedure every 18 months or so.  Suitable for patients who do not wish to use injectables as well as maintainence treatments after surgical facelifts procedures.

Fast, safe, and comfortable

Each standard Fotona 4D procedure requires about an hour. Additional optional treatments such as a neck treatments or forehead/brow/eye rejuvenation may extend the session to about 90 minutes. There are no known long-term risks.

Natural look, at an affordable price

The Fotona 4D procedure does not over-tighten or distort the shape of the face. The goal is to restore the skin to its normal, more youthful-appearing contours.

Price Guide:  Standard Fotona 4D procedure for face is $600 (inc GST) per treatment (approximately 1 hour).  Usually 3 treatments are recommended. Special Eyelid Laser treatment is $500 per treatment.

Injectable collagen stimulation injections have been available since early 2000s.  

The information on this page for Bio-Stimulators will assist your understanding during your consultation with our doctor.  Due to TGA regulations, we cannot put before and after photos on our website.

Overtime we see too many patients' faces over-filled using temporary gel products. 

Temporary gels are water binding materials that occupy space in the tissues until the materials breakdown over 6-12 months.

Traditional wrinkles treatments, including temporary volumising gels do not improve the quality of the skin.  In fact after mid 20s, we lose about 1% of collagen per year from our face, causing our skin to be thinner as we age.  After menopause we lose even more collagen, up to 30% in the first 5 years of menopause, both in our skin and our bones.  

Collagen stimulators and bio-regenerative type products, on the other hand, has a bio-stimulatory effect, and most patients who use collagen bio-stimulators will notice an improvement in the quality of their skin initially, followed by a gradual increase in volume over a couple of months.  Results from collagen bio-stimulation injections may vary between individuals, but in general, results last longer than traditional temporary gel fillers.

There are a few types of collagen bio-stimulator in the Australian market and each have their unique benefits and disadvantages.  Our doctors will discuss the possible benefits of some of these bio-stimulators as well risks of these products during and post injections. 

It is also important to know how to incorporate bio-stimulators as part of your rejuvenation journey, when combined with other treatments such as Lasers, traditional cosmetic treatments and other energy based devices.  

You will need a thorough consultation, treatment planning and informed consent prior to collagen Biostimulator treatments. 

You may also need to have a few months interval between your previous treatments and collagen biostimulator treatments. 

Injectable Bio-stimulators are prescription only medicines in Australia and a doctor's consultation is essential.  

Main benefits:  

Improvements in volume occur gradually over a few months and provides natural looking result.  For some types of collagen stimulators, a few treatments may be required. 

Once your skin forms its own collagen, it takes longer for this collagen to breakdown.

Hence, results may last 12-24 months, longer than the average temporary gel products.  

For patients who have lost a lot of volume in their face and likely to require lots of temporary gel products, or patients who "burn" through their temporary gel quickly,  biostimulators may be an alternvative option in the long run.  This happens in women who have high metabolism or peri- and post-menopausal women. 

The aesthestic management of menopausal women is different to treating a women who is younger.  Women start to lose collagen with declining oestrogen levels, a whole decade before the onset of menopause, so replacing this collagen is sometimes more important than just filling the face. 

As collagen remodelling and collagen contraction occur overtime, most patients will also notice  "firmness" in the skin that is rarely achievable using traditional temporary gel products. 

Collagen Biostimulators are useful for reducing temporal hollowness, firming lateral high cheek, lateral jawline including pre-auricular region, jowls, neck and decolletage as well as hands. 

Disadvantages: 

Higher upfront cost (when compared to traditional cosmetic injections) and for some biostimulators, a few treatments are required. 

Results are not immediate, as collagen production takes time, the improvements occur over a few months. 

Collagen Biostimulators are not suitable for lips and the thin skin around the eye (periorbital) region as there is a small risk of nodules.  Hence non biostimulatory treatments are required in these areas. 

Some patients with active autoimmune disorders may not be suitable for bio-stimulator injections.  A full medical history is essential to exclude contra-indications.

Other treatment risks are similar to traditional cosmetic injections includes pain, bruising, swelling, foreign body reaction, lumpiness, vascular occlusion and blindness.