The Non-Surgical Facelift at Vancouver Medi Spa with the Fotona Laser – by Lwini Mata (Beauty Nine to Five)
By Lwini Mata on Beauty Nine to Five
Whether you consider yourself a beauty buff or not, you have to admit that having great skin is pretty much a universal beauty standard. However, we are human and there are a myriad of factors that we cannot control which can interfere with our quest for perfect skin. However, although “perfect” may be unattainable, there are dermatology solutions which can aid in helping your skin look its best.
There is an entire faction of the beauty industry which focuses on “anti-aging”. That can refer to anything from preventing the signs of growing older, to erasing them. And while there are various products which promise and deliver outstanding results and help to prevent and slow the early, physical effects of aging on the skin, there is only a small, expensive portion which can claim to successfully reverse its results. For many years now, botox and dermal fillers are two of the most popular treatments that help fight signs of skin aging.
Those who are looking for an option that packs a bit more of a punch than a pricey night cream or vitamin-packed serum, but are not comfortable with the idea of going under the knife will be happy to hear about this safe and effective alternative: the Fotona laser. This is the perfect non-invasive alternative for those considering other cosmetic procedures like botox injections and even facelifts. You can consult experts that do Botox injections in Brookings, OR or dermal fillers in Fort Lauderdale, FL for additional guidance on botox injections.
What is the Fotona laser?
The Fotona laser is a powerful, non-invasive skin resurfacing tool which employs the use of four treatment nodes administered by a heat-activated laser. The laser uses fractional light to visibly lift, sculpt and tighten the look of your skin. It can be administered on the exterior surface of the skin as well as inside the oral cavity, in which case, it works by stimulating and contracting collagen and in turn, making skin appear more voluminous and plump.
The four nodes of operation are as follows: intraoral, rejuvenation, skin tightening, and light peel. Intraoral focuses on the stimulation of collagen, rejuvenation reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, skin tightening firms and lifts loose or sagging skin, and light peel resurfaces rough or textured skin.
What is the treatment procedure?
Before administering the laser, the physician or clinician will usually apply a topical cream containing 7% lidocaine and 7% prilocaine to the desired area and leave it on for 30 minutes prior to beginning the session as a means of numbing the skin. This serves as an alternative to an anesthetic and therefore does not require the patient to be put under in order to undergo the procedure. Once the skin has been prepped, the laser will then be administered twice in a zigzag motion over the desired areas, first vertically, and then horizontally to ensure that the entire surface has been covered.
What results can be expected after using the Fotona laser?
In addition to effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and visibly sculpting and lifting sagging skin, the Fontona laser also helps to resurface the skin, eliminating texture and helping diminish scarring. This leaves clients with a smooth and even complexion, as well as younger-looking skin. The Fotona laser treatment can also serve as a means of lip augmentation, effectively plumping both the upper and lower lips after only six sessions. It is recommended that those seeking these treatments have a between three to five sessions in order to obtain the best and most visible results.