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Fotona 4D Laser Facelift


Skin Laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, texture irregularities


Minimal to none


1-3 years with maintenance treatments


Visible improvement within 2-4 weeks


4D technology combines four unique laser modes to induce collagen for elasticity, target imperfections, and enhance texture and tone.


1 hour

At Cosmetic Club MD, nestled in the heart of North Vancouver’s vibrant community, we’re thrilled to offer a groundbreaking approach to skin rejuvenation and tightening – the Fotona 4D Laser Facelift.

This state-of-the-art procedure offers a multifaceted solution to the signs of aging, without the need for surgery.

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What Fotona 4D Treats


The Fotona 4D Laser Facelift is designed to address a wide range of skin concerns. 

It excels in:

  • Multi-layered skin tightening
  • Volumization without the use of injectables
  • Significant texture improvement
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Evening out skin tone and reducing superficial facial scars 

Unique Features of Fotona 4D Laser Facelift

What sets the Fotona 4D Laser Facelift apart from other treatments is its innovative 4-dimensional approach, ensuring superior outcomes with minimal downtime. 

Key features include:

  • Non-Invasive Technique: A blend of four distinct laser modes work together to lift, firm, and rejuvenate the skin from the inside out.
  • Minimal Downtime: Resume your daily activities immediately following the treatment.
  • Comprehensive Rejuvenation: Not only tightens the skin but also improves texture, tone, and volume in a single session.

Fun Fact

The internal oral treatment, SmoothLiftin™, is often referred to as a “lunchtime facelift” due to its quick, painless procedure and immediate, visible results.

Ideal Candidates for Fotona 4D


The Fotona 4D Laser Facelift is suitable for a wide array of individuals. Ideal candidates are those who:

  • Are looking for non-invasive options for skin tightening and rejuvenation
  • Have mild to moderate skin laxity and are seeking to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss
  • Wish to enhance their skin texture and tone without the recovery time associated with surgical procedures

The Fotona 4D Treatment Process

Embark on your journey to revitalized skin with the Fotona 4D treatment process at Cosmetic Club MD in North Vancouver. Here’s what to expect:

Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a personalized consultation to understand your skin concerns and tailor the treatment plan to your needs.

Consultations are done by Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eli Akbari, MD, FRCSC.

The Treatment Session

Step 1. SmoothLiftin™ (Intraoral Tightening)

Purpose: The first step involves intraoral treatment to stimulate collagen production from within the mouth, targeting nasolabial folds and areas around the mouth and cheeks for volumization and a plumping effect.

How It Works: A specialized handpiece is used inside the mouth to deliver gentle yet effective Er:YAG laser energy, heating the oral mucosa tissue. This process stimulates collagen contraction and new collagen formation.

Step 2. FRAC3® (Rejuvenation)

Purpose: This step focuses on rejuvenating the skin by targeting deeper imperfections and restoring skin texture, promoting a more youthful skin surface. 

How It Works: FRAC3® uses a fractional laser approach to deliver energy pulses to deeper skin layers, selectively targeting aging skin and imperfections without damaging surrounding tissues. 

Benefits: It effectively treats age-related changes, such as spots, vascular lesions, and uneven skin texture, enhancing the skin’s overall appearance and texture.

Step 3. PIANO® (Skin Tightening)

Purpose: PIANO® mode aims to firm and tighten the skin by delivering a bulk heating effect to the skin’s deeper layers, stimulating significant collagen remodeling. 

How It Works: Using a unique, ultra-long Nd:YAG laser pulse mode, PIANO® heats the skin safely and rapidly from the outside in, concentrating energy delivery to the areas where skin laxity is most pronounced.

Benefits: This leads to tighter, more elastic skin and a visible reduction in sagging. It’s particularly effective for lifting the cheeks, jawline, and neck area.

Step 4. SupErficial™ (Light Peel)

Purpose: The final step polishes the treatment by providing a light peel to the skin’s surface, improving its brightness and texture. 

How It Works: SupErficial™ lightly ablates the surface layer of the skin, creating a pearl-like sheen and smoothness to the treated area. 

Benefits: This peeling effect helps to even out the skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and give the skin a radiant, smooth finish.

Post-Treatment Care:


Post-treatment care for the Fotona 4D laser facelift is relatively straightforward, focusing on skin hydration, protection, and gentle handling to ensure optimal results and comfort. The treated area may feel warm to the touch, similar to a sunburn. This sensation typically diminishes within a few hours after the treatment.

Some patients report a feeling of tightness or firmness in the skin, which indicates the beginning of the collagen remodeling process.

Why Choose Us?
  • Our Medical Director (Above): Dr. Eli Akbari, MD, FRCSC, a world renowned Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon is with you every step of the way. Her expertise, personalized plans, and commitment to excellence ensure your experience is nothing short of extraordinary. 
  • Results: Our gallery of before-and-after stories speak for itself. You’re invited to join the ranks of our satisfied patients. 
  • Commitment to Safety: Our commitment to safety is reflected in our achievement of the highest standards of sterility, comparable to those of a Surgical Operating Theatre.
  • Our Skilled Team: Our laser technicians are not just qualified; they’re chosen for their exceptional skills and dedication. Handpicked by Dr. Akbari, they represent the best in the field.
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Most Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Fotona 4D Laser Facelift

The Fotona 4D Laser Facelift is a non-surgical and multi-dimensional laser treatment that rejuvenates facial skin by stimulating collagen remodeling from the inside out. Unlike traditional facelifts that require incisions and have longer recovery times, the Fotona 4D Laser Facelift is minimally invasive with no downtime, targeting skin imperfections and promoting elasticity.

Ideal candidates for the Fotona 4D Laser Facelift are individuals experiencing signs of aging such as skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles, who prefer a non-invasive approach to skin tightening and rejuvenation. It’s suitable for most skin types and particularly effective for those seeking subtle, natural-looking results.

The treatment comprises four steps: SmoothLiftin™ for intraoral tightening, FRAC3® for skin rejuvenation, PIANO® for skin tightening, and SupErficial™ for surface peeling. Each step serves a unique purpose, from volumizing the skin to reducing imperfections, resulting in comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

One of the advantages of Lucent IPL Photofacial treatment is minimal downtime. Patients can usually return to their daily activities immediately after the session. However, there might be slight redness or swelling, which typically subsides within a few hours to a day. It’s crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions, including avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

Each Fotona 4D Laser Facelift session takes approximately 60 minutes. The number of sessions required varies based on individual goals and skin condition, but typically, a series of 3 to 5 sessions, spaced a few weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.

Avoid sun exposure, tanning, and any chemical peels or abrasive treatments for a couple of weeks prior to the procedure. It’s also recommended to discuss current medications and skincare routines with the provider to ensure proper preparation.

You may feel a warm sensation as the laser works on the skin, with minimal discomfort due to the treatment’s non-invasive nature. The Fotona 4D treatment is designed to be a comfortable experience, often described as feeling like a series of rapid, warm pinches.

Immediately following the treatment, there may be mild redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn, which usually subsides within a few hours. The treated area might also feel warm for a short period.

Post-treatment care includes protecting the skin from sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and keeping the skin hydrated. Avoiding harsh treatments and following the specific aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner will promote healing and enhance results.

Some immediate tightening effects can be observed right after the treatment, with more significant results appearing gradually over the following 2-3 months as the skin continues to produce new collagen.

The results of a Fotona 4D Laser Facelift can last up to a year or longer. Periodic maintenance treatments are recommended to prolong the effects.

Side effects are typically minor and may include temporary redness, swelling, and warmth in the treated areas. More serious side effects are rare when the procedure is performed by a qualified practitioner.

Patient safety is ensured through the use of state-of-the-art laser technology with precise control, adherence to stringent safety protocols, and the expertise of certified practitioners who perform the treatment. Regular training and equipment maintenance are also integral to ensuring safety.

Consultations are done by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eli Akbari, MD, FRCSC

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