Forma is a non-invasive sub-dermal treatment for collagen remodeling and tightening. It was developed based on the clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology. A.C.E. technology uses RF energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under- or over-treated. This ensures maximum safety and consistent results. This technology is FDA-approved. Unlike other lasers and machines, because Forma has no lights or laser components, this treatment can be done on any skin type. Patients can just relax during the treatment feeling only a warm heat and movement of the treatment head. The subdermal heating allows your skin’s collagen to be increased and remodeled into a more youthful functioning layer.
As we age, collagen layers become smashed (think of an older mattress), thus creating wrinkles and lines. The RF energy in the Forma system allows the collagen strands to remold into tighter lines, thus improving lines, wrinkles, and texture. Forma treatments are done as a series, usually with one session a week, with a total of 6-8 treatments performed (depending upon whether the face or body is being treated). A maintenance program is suggested after the initial treatments are completed to help maintain your long-term results.
FORMA smooths and tightens the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reversing the effects of aging and sun damage. The process is completely painless, quick and requires no downtime.
IS FORMA FOR ME?
Forma is suitable for all skin types. Forma patients include people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s+. It is good from men and women and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities. Patients have reported that their skin feels smoother and more defined with less wrinkles.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
FORMA is a wrinkle treatment specifically to lift the face and neck. This includes the forehead, crow’s feet, the brows, and areas like bags under the eyes while lines on the neck area will be reduced and the neck lifted.
WILL IT HURT?
Forma is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime due to its precise technology and deep-layer targeting of the skin. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post-procedure, which subsides within a few hours.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over a six to eight-week period. Individuals with mild laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. Scheduling should be based on a medical pre-evaluation.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
Forma can be used on multiple areas of the body and face. For the face and neck, each treatment does not exceed 45 minutes. The medical aesthetician applies an ultrasound gel to the target areas and glides the Forma head in small, intense movements over those areas until the proper temperature is reached. During the treatment, there is no pain. We can relax and just feel the gentle heat, as the treatment head moves all over the treated area. Just like having a hot stone massage. Forma treatments can also be combined with additional therapies.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
There is no downtime. Right after the treatment, the skin may be slightly flushed in the treated area that goes away within a few hours, and we can return to our everyday activities immediately after the session.
WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT?
There is an ongoing improvement in the appearance and elasticity of the skin with each visit. Over time there is a remarkable reduction in the folds and wrinkles while sagging skin appears more toned and lifted, offering a more contoured, smooth look.
How LONG DOES A FORMA FACIAL LAST ?
If you’re looking for results to last long term, we recommend patients purchase packages of six or eight. Treatments are followed up every couple weeks, with results lasting anywhere between 5- 10 years!
It’s good to do maintenance once a year.
If only do 1 or 2 treatments, we call it red carpet face lift (introduction face lift). It lasts for a few weeks, can see the result immediately.
No waste of time or money.
CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
Yes, Forma can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, injectables and/or filler. Please speak to your aesthetic provider when considering combining Forma with other treatments.
WHAT IS FRACTORA FACIAL?
Many Forma patients will combine Forma with Fractora Resurfacing and Lumecca Photofacial for a treatment series called FracTotal Facial. FracTotal Facial is the ultimate skin renovation treatment that addresses all in-demand facial concerns including skin laxity, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, wrinkles and pigmentation.