What is Forma?
Forma is a cutting-edge treatment that is designed to improve the skin’s tightness and elasticity without any down time. Forma can be used on both the face and the body, and it is safe for all skin tones and types.
How does it work?
Forma is the first auto-adjusting, non-invasive, thermal skin treatment for deep and uniform tissue stimulation. Forma uses radio-frequency power that flows uniformly between the electrodes to provide a comfortable thermal experience with immediate and subsequent contraction. There is no downtime in this effective “lunch-time” procedure.
Who is a candidate for Forma?
Forma is a great option for anyone who wants to improve their skin’s elasticity and tightnessanywhere on their body. Forma is suitable for all skin tones and types and can be used on almost any body part to achieve a tighter more contoured effect. Forma should not be used as a weight loss tool and is not a substitute for exercise or a healthy diet, but it should be used in conjuncture with these things to achieve maximum results.
Is it safe?
Forma is one of the safest body contouring and skin tightening devices on the market. Forma is FDA-approved and is safe to use on any skin type, unlike many other laser procedures. The technology is auto-adjusting to ensure the correct level of heat at all times. Forma is painless and has zero down time after the procedure. Some patients experience a bit of redness on their skin after the procedure but this generally subsides on an hour or two. Your provider is also thoroughly trained in the use of Forma technology.
Is it painful?
Forma is considered to be a pain free treatment and is actually often compared to a hot stone massage. The wand uses auto-adjusting technology to ensure that the heat does not reach too high of a temperature. Patients will feel a little bit of heat coming from the wand, but nothing hot enough to burn the skin or cause any pain. In fact, many patients consider Forma to be quite relaxing. There is no pain or recovery time after Forma either.
How long does Forma take?
Your entire Forma appointment will only take about 30 minutes for the average body part. If you decide to do Forma treatments on multiple body parts, each additional body part will take an additional 30 minutes since treatment is performed with a single wand. There is no preparation or recovery period for Forma treatment.
How often does Forma need to be performed?
Forma is often performed for multiple treatments for best results. Patients usually need at least five sessions to start seeing any changes in the skin. The waiting period between Forma treatments is minimal since there is no downtime. We usually ask patients to schedule treatments at least 2-3 days apart minimum to be safe.
How long do results last?
Forma is not a permanent fix, but rather a maintenance program. You will notice improvement after each session until you reach maximum results. Once you reach maximum improvement, results can be maintained with subsequent Forma treatments scheduled less often or further apart. The maintenance aspect of Forma is individual, and you and your provider will be able to determine how often you need to undergo additional Forma treatments to maintain final results. As you continue to age, you will of course require continuous Forma treatments to maintain as much of your skin’s tightness and elasticity as the technology will allow for.
What areas of the body can be treated with Forma?
Forma is suitable for almost any area of the body. It can improve elasticity of the face or neck, or it can be used to contour the body. Essentially, Forma can be used on any area with skin that the patient desires to be tighter or have improved elasticity on.
What do I need to do to prepare for Forma treatment?
Forma is mild, safe, and suitable for all skin types; therefore, no preparation is required. It is always recommended that you use sun protection and hydrate well since well hydrated skin heals more quickly and has a better and more fresh appearance.
How much does Forma cost?
The price of Forma is largely individual and depends on the size of the area to be treated and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired outcome. The price of individual sessions decreases with the size of the package you buy. Please don't forget to ask about any promotions we are running. If you consent to participate in our “model release" we may offer additional discounts on your treatment or package!
What is the recovery from Forma like?
There is zero downtime after a Forma treatment. In some cases, the skin might appear slightly red, but any redness should subside within a couple of hours. Forma is called a “lunch-time treatment” because you can resume normal activities immediately after and apply any skin care products or make-up as desired.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Your provider will discuss your problem areas and desired results versus expected results. You will have photographs taken (for office use only unless consent is given for additional mediums) so that skin tightness can be compared over multiple sessions to assess effectiveness of treatment. Your treatment will take approximately 30 minutes and then you will be on your way with zero down time required.
When will I see a results?
You should expect to see small changes in your skin’s tightness after each session. Forma works gradually and incrementally, so you will need multiple treatments and should not expect any drastic or dramatic changes after just one session. Until you achieve maximum results, Forma will continue to tighten your skin and improve its elasticity with each session.