What is Forma?
Forma is a radio frequency skin tightening treatment. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses heat and radiofrequency to increase collagen production both in the face and body resulting in lifting, tightening, and contouring your skin, almost like ironing your skin – in turn helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – and aiding recovery from age spots and hyperpigmentation. Forma can be used on both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include: forehead, crows feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines and neck. On the body, popular treatments consist of the arms (bat wings), abdomen and other areas that may need more refinement.
Why have Forma?
Forma is a great treatment for anyone who is looking for a non-invasive yet visibly rewarding result. It is great for anyone who has concerns of jowling, lose of skin laxity, a sunken or even a tired look in the skin. This treatment is used to achieve a tightened and more lifted result along with improving the skin’s overall appearance giving smoother skin and a more radiant glow.
How does Forma work?
Forma works using radiofrequency energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results. During the procedure the device will be placed on the targeted skin, which emits radiofrequency energy to heat up the tissue and stimulate the production of collagen. The heat also causes the underlying tissue to contract, resulting in a tighter and firmer appearance. The device is moved over the treatment area in a continuous motion, gradually heating the skin to optimal temperature. The treatment is designed to be comfortable, and patients often describe it as feeling like a warm massage. The results are typically noticeable immediately after the treatment, and continue to improve over time as the collagen production is stimulated. Multiple treatments are recommended for optimal results, and maintenance treatments may be needed to sustain the result over time.
What areas can be treated with Forma?
Forma can be performed on various areas of the face and body, some of the most common treatment areas include:
– Face: Forma can be used to tighten and lift sagging skin on the forehead, around the eyes, cheeks, jowls and jawline.
– Neck: Forma can help tighten loose skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the neck and decolletage area.
– Arms: Forma can be used to tighten and smooth out loose skin on the upper arms, it is a great way to tighten (bat wings) or any loose skin from ageing or weight loss.
– Abdomen: Forma can help to tighten and firm the skin on the abdomen, especially after weight loss or pregnancy.
– Thighs and buttocks: Forma can be used to tighten and smooth out loose skin on the thighs and buttocks – a very common area for many of us to suffer with a lose of skin laxity.
What is the downtime of Forma?
One of the huge advantages of forma is that there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. Unlike more invasive skin-tightening procedures, such as surgery, forma is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any incisions or anaesthesia. After the treatment, some patients may experience mild redness, swelling, or a warm sensation in the treated area, but these side effects typically resolve within a few hours. It is important to protect the treated area from sun exposure and to follow any aftercare instructions provided by your skincare professional. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules or who want to avoid any downtime associated with many facial treatments, however it is important to note that individual results may vary.
How many sessions are required?
It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over a six-week period. Individuals’ may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks in between each treatment. Scheduling should be based on a medical consultation. We would usually recommend a course of 6 at a minimum.
Can Forma be used in combination with other treatments?
Yes, forma can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, injectables and/or filler.
An amazing treatment to combine – and one we do many of – is the amazing and well known Hydrafacial + Forma – a treatment we know as HydraTight. This is a wonderful treatment for anyone who is looking for not only a lift and tighten, but to also target some more specific skin concerns. We start the treatment with our multi step HydraFacial ensuring you have the most clean, hydrated and protected skin before your Forma treatment. This allows Forma to work at a deeper level, allowing you to receive the absolute best results!
Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your consultation and treatment online.
Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face or body, and we will happily review for you.