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Fotona 4D Laser Facelift

Have you ever thought about having a facelift? Too expensive? Afraid of going under the knife? There is now simpler, less invasive, and non-surgical way of getting that lift without ever going under the knife. The Fotona 4D Laser Facelift is an exciting new proprietary technology that allows you to look younger without ever having surgery. The Fotona 4D Laser Lift combines 4 treatments that work synergistically to give you the facelift that you have been wanting. The staff at STL Vein and Cosmetics is the only medical office in St. Louis that can offer you this service.

What is Fotona 4D?

Fotona 4D utilizes 2 complementary lasers and four different laser treatments to help turn back time. If you are wanting to tighten the skin on your face, reduce sagging, wrinkles, and/or any other signs of aging, the Fotona 4D facelift is what you are looking for. Each laser treatment is intended to help promote natural collagen and elastin production within all levels of the skin. It is this gradual loss of this collagen and elastin within our skin, that ultimately results in the physical changes that we see in our skin as we all age. The Fotona 4D was designed with all this in mind.

What to Expect with the Treatment:

The Fotona 4D is comprised of 4 different laser treatments all in one visit. Each treatment is designed to target a different part of the skin to ultimately give the client a full thickness laser facelift. The process begins with a unique procedure called

Smoothliftin®. In this initial step, the entire inside surface of the cheeks and lips are treated with an Er:Yag laser. This laser is extremely effective in tightening, volumizing, and promoting collagen regeneration from the inside out. This first step helps to minimize the depth of the client’s marionet lines and nasolabial folds while also increasing the volume of the lips for fuller lips.

The second step uses an Nd:Yag laser to perform the Fotona FRAC3 mode treatment. This procedure is performed on the surface of the facial skin. The laser energy heats up the deepest parts of the superficial dermis of the skin to help promote collagen production. This added collagen helps to reverse signs of aging by lifting, toning and tightening the skin in the cheek and jowl areas of the face.

The Third step in the 4D process again uses the Nd:Yag laser to perform the Fotona PIANO mode procedure. In this procedure, laser energy is slowly delivered into the various depths of the dermis in order to heat the tissue to a specific temperature. Maintaining this target temperature for a period of time, has been shown to further promote skin tightening, and a regenerative effect on the collagen and elasticity of the tissue within the dermis. The effect of this step is to return some of the youthful elasticity within the skin that was lost with the aging process.

Finally, the last step in the 4D treatment process entails using an Er:Yag laser to perform a SupErb mode procedure. The laser is again applied directly to the facial skin to help eliminate any surface imperfections and to refresh and smooth out the skin surface. This step effectively helps to exfoliate dead surface skin so as to return a more youthful GLO back the skin.

After all 4 laser treatments are completed, what you can expect is a mild redness to the skin that can last for a couple of days. Not much different than what a client would expect with a mild sunburn. Since the Fotona 4D laser treatment does not require any cutting, injections or any surgical procedures, there is really no downtime. All our client ever report is having a warm sensation on their face. They are free to return to work and their daily activities. All that is asked of our clients is to just avoid excessive sun exposure for the next few days as the skin can be a little sensitive much like in the case of a mild sunburn.

The Fotona 4D facelift treatment is normally a series of 3 treatments sessions performed every 2-3 weeks. The interval between treatments is intended to allow the skin time to properly regenerate before the next treatment. Each treatment session will in turn build on what was accomplished with the previous session. Typically, most clients notice an immediate improvement after only one session, but 3 treatments sessions are normally required for optimal results. Even after completion of these 3 treatments sessions, clients should expect some continued improvement over the next 6-9 months as the skin continues to rebuild its collagen and elastin. Once optimal results are attained, and all treatment related regeneration has peaked, the client’s normal aging process will unfortunately resume. As is the case with all cosmetic procedures, the Fotona 4D benefits are not permanent. The average client can expect the improvement to last up to 2 years depending on the level of skin care and protection they practice on a daily basis.

A “touch-up” treatment is often recommended every 18 months or so to help prolong the anti-aging effects of the treatment. The Fotona 4D is also an excellent maintenance tool for those who have already had a surgical facelift procedure or someone who does not wish to use dermal fillers or injectables.

Each Fotona 4D procedure session with all 4 laser treatments typically requires about an hour. Additional optional treatments involving the neck or eyes lifts, will require additional treatment time. If you have additional questions about the Fotona 4D facelift or would like to set up your free consultation with our staff of experts at STL Vein and Cosmetics, please call us today. Let us help you look and feel younger today.