Forma® is a unique, thermal skin rejuvenation treatment that heats the sub dermal layers to promote collagen and skin tightening without downtime or discomfort. Forma uses temperature controlled heating of the skin to affect skin tightening, smoothing and the reduction of wrinkles. It is a procedure for the face where the tissue is heated ever so slightly to promote the growth of collagen. As the heat rises, the skin’s elasticity will begin to work properly and instantly regain firmness.
Forma utilizes radio frequency to heat the dermis and stimulate contracture of loose or sagging skin. It features built-in safeguards to heat the skin precisely with no damage to the outer layers. This treatment is ideal for the face and neck, because it is gentle, effective and safe, but can be used almost anywhere on the body. Each treatment feels like a warm massage.
It is better to think of Forma as a skin toning and firming method, not a sagging tissue lifting method. As a result, it is best used on younger patients with minimal or early signs of aging from sun damage. Small amounts of jowling or just a little loose neck or chest skin are easily addressed.
Forma is usually administered in about 6 to 8 treatments spaced a week or so apart, to get the optimal skin toning effect. We currently recommend that patients consider a single maintenance treatment every 6 months to maintain the quality of their result.