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FOTONA 4D Aftercare

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Fotona4D Aftercare

The look:

Redness is normal and expected. Pinpoint bleeding may occur. This can last for a few hours – 12 hours depending on the treatment depth and may be isolated to certain treated areas. Immediately after treatment Swelling is common and expected. Use of a cold compress or ice packs will help to relieve the swelling. To avoid further swelling, you may choose to sleep in an upright position the first night after the treatment. The first morning post treatment is when swelling is more prevalent, especially under the eyes. Swelling may last 2-4 days depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Avoid salt while swelling is present. Avoid spicy and acidic foods for the first 48 hours. The treated area may be extremely warm for 12-24 hours after the treatment. Cold compresses or ice packs may provide comfort during this time.

You will increasingly notice tiny dark spots and bronzed appearance to the treated skin. In individuals with heavily pigmented skin, or in areas where sun damage has produced pigmented lesions, the microscopic wounds, contain large amounts of melanin. Because there are so many, they can make the skin look bronzed and small areas appear crusted (do not try to scratch them off). This is part of the healing process where treated tissue is working its way out of your body as new fresh skin is regenerated. During this time, your skin will be very dry and have a sandpaper texture and will begin to flake and peel.


1. Directly after skin will be pink, feel hot & possibly have pinpoint bleeding

2. Day 1-2 moisturize, the skin will be dry and rough to the touch

3. Day 3-5 skin will feel tight and like sandpaper. Dry & wrinkly looking. Don't worry continue to moisturize. At day 5, use a gentle exfoliate to slough excess skin.

4. Results are not immediate - the skin will improve over time. Be patient, best results at 2 to 3 months.


The Aftercare:


After undergoing a Fotona4D treatment, it is essential to follow proper aftercare guidelines to maximize the results and ensure proper healing. Here are some aftercare tips to consider:

  1. Avoid Sun Exposure: It’s crucial to avoid direct sun exposure for a few weeks after the treatment. The skin will be more sensitive, and sun exposure can lead to pigmentation issues. If you have to go outside, wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF and a wide-brimmed hat.
  2. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. This will help in the healing process and also facilitate the production of collagen.
  3. Use Gentle Skincare Products: For a few days following the procedure, use gentle, fragrance-free cleansers and moisturizers. Avoid any skincare products with harsh chemicals or exfoliants. KEEP SKIN MOISTURIZED
  4. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Refrain from using hot water on your face, and avoid activities that cause excessive sweating or heat, such as vigorous exercise, saunas, and steam rooms, for about 48 hours post-treatment.
  5. Minimize Makeup: If possible, avoid using makeup for the first 24-48 hours after the treatment. When you do start using makeup again, opt for mineral-based products that are less likely to irritate the skin.
  6. Do Not Pick or Scratch: There may be some peeling or flakiness as the skin heals. It’s essential not to pick or scratch the treated area, as this can cause scarring.
  7. Follow Medical Advice: If your practitioner has given you specific instructions or prescribed medication, make sure to follow these directions carefully.
  8. Cold Compress: If you experience any swelling or discomfort, you can use a cold compress to alleviate these symptoms. However, make sure not to apply ice directly to the skin; wrap it in a cloth or use a cold pack.
  9. Sleep with Head Elevated: Sleeping with your head slightly elevated can help reduce any swelling that might occur after the treatment.
  10. Schedule Follow-Up Appointments: It’s important to have any scheduled follow-up appointments with your practitioner to monitor the progress and discuss any concerns or questions you might have.

Remember that Fotona4D is a powerful treatment, and proper aftercare is crucial for achieving the best results. Always consult your practitioner for specific aftercare instructions tailored to your skin type and condition.

Expected Results

With Fotona 4D, there is minimal need for any special postoperative routines as the whole treatment is non-invasive – the only side-effect is mild erythema or redness, which could last up to a few hours after the procedure.
To get the full effect of the collagen and elastin remodelling, Ida will usually do two sessions one month apart between treatments and then, depending on the patient’s age, a maintenance session every six months for patients younger than 50 and every four months for patients older than 50. In this way, it is possible not only to maintain a good tightening and rejuvenating effect of the facial skin for a long time but also to improve it through time further. We have many satisfied patients who have been on this regime for three and more years.