Due to the latest technology from Fotona®, we are excited to be able to bring this amazing treatment to the border area. This is a relatively quick and easy treatment with little or no down time attached. Fotona® TightSculpting® is a unique dual wavelength, non-invasive laser treatment for sculpting and skin tightening of all areas of the body. The exclusive delivery modes are used in concert for hyperthermic adipocyte destruction and collagen remodelling with exceptional results.
The procedure is a fast, safe, effective and non-invasive alternative to laser lipolysis or traditional liposuction surgery with no down time required for patients.
Consultation with Our Medical Team
Every person will require an appointment with our experienced laser consultant. At this appointment, you can ask as many questions as you like to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a medical questionnaire to be filled out about your health and medications. Some health conditions and medications will exempt you from laser treatment. A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser setting are suitable to you. 4-7 days after the patch test, we will commence your treatment.
Prior to Your Visit
Before laser treatment it is very important to keep the area that is to be treated away from direct sun exposure. This is crucial both before and after treatment. The laser works on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce the desired endpoint. This endpoint can be exacerbated if exposed to the sun and can cause unwanted side effects.
What Can I Expect During My Laser Treatment?
You will be required to wear protective laser glasses during the treatment; this is to protect your eyes from the intense laser light.
This laser treatment does come with a minimal amount of discomfort, so if you feel that you may be a person that might need to prepare your skin beforehand with a local numbing cream, then this is something that you should talk to the laser consultant prior to the treatment at the consultation. Most people will describe the treatment as a warm sensation and the feeling of pins and needles. Our laser consultant will talk with you all the way through the treatment to ensure your comfort. The procedure will take between 30 to 60 minutes.
Step 1: Deep Skin Tightening and Fat Reduction with Piano Pulse
This super long pulse Nd:YAG mode is designed for homogenous tissue heating comfortably, safely and rapidly by concentrating energy delivery to subcutaneously stimulate metabolism of fat cells, leaving the epidermis intact. The PIANO mode extends the pulse durations to the seconds regime, resulting in full-thickness bulk heating with an overall synergistic tightening effect.
Step 2: Improvement of Skin Surface Laxity with Smooth Pulse
The second stage consists of revolutionary non-ablative Er:YAG SMOOTH mode, ideal for skin tightening. The intense, controlled surface tissue heating stimulates collagen remodelling and initiates neocollagenesis. The effects result in an overall improvement of laxity and elasticity in the treatment areas.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment?
There is no complex post-laser regime to follow after your treatment.
You will, however, get some transient erythema or redness, but this will resolve itself within a few hours to a few days, depending on the amount of treatment that was performed. The skin in the treatment area will also become dry, so it is a good idea to keep it well-moisturised.
There are activities that you can undertake to maximise results, which will be discussed during the consultation with the laser consultant.
Research, Results, and Discussion of Case Report by Dr. Adrian Gaspar
During a combined Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser treatment using thermal pulses, superficial tightening is combined with deep heating of the skin. During the treatment, the generated heating is transmitted through the skin, increasing local vascularisation and accelerating organic chemical reactions, including fat metabolism, as well as causing the tightening of deep connective structures. Moreover, superficial tightening using thermal Er:YAG pulses works to improve flaccidity and the surface appearance of the area. With our combined procedures, we were able to achieve immediate and lasting effects. In our experience, an average 7-8 cm in waist circumference reduction can be achieved, and similar results can also be expected in other body areas.
“Combined Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser treatment for non-invasive body contouring.” Gaspar A. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2015. No. 1 – View PDF