As people age, gravity takes its toll. If your skin is sagging, you may want to try a relatively new skin tightening technology known as Forma. Not only is Forma effective, it is colloquially known as a lunchtime technology you can utilize within a short time frame. Basically, Forma works as a painless non-surgical wrinkle treatment conducted via radiofrequency. It can also be used for facial and body contouring. You may have many questions about how does Forma work and a seasoned doctor who is knowledgeable able Forma and collagen could help answer your questions.
According to its manufacturer, InMode, Forma is the first auto-adjusting non-invasive, thermal skin treatment for deep and uniform tissue stimulation. Not only does Forma tighten skin and reduce wrinkles, but it stimulates the skin’s collagen production as well. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, but people typically produce less of it as they age. Among other benefits, collagen provides firmness and elasticity to the skin.
For those who want to tighten their jawlines and reduce jowls, Forma is a good facial contouring option. In this sense, it is somewhat like a non-surgical facelift. When used for body contouring, the radio frequency current homes in on fat cells to create a more shapely figure.
Forma requires no downtime and is safe for all skin types, unlike some other forms of laser therapy. During the procedure, patients feel only a slight warmth as the device passes over the treatment area.
While Forma can treat sagging skin and wrinkles anywhere on the body, it is especially effective at treating more difficult areas, such as the neck. Many people use injectables and other wrinkle-reducing procedures on the face, only to have their necks give away their true age. Now, those whose necks do not match their smooth faces have an option besides wearing high collars or scarves. When asking how does Forma work, it is important to know that it can take care of the difficult treatment areas.
Other areas patients often have treated with Forma include:
Doctors can apply Forma with precision due to its specifically designed head that matches facial contours. Furthermore, the device has a cutoff temperature to prevent it from overheating, but it also achieves optimal heat quickly, which is just one reason why patients experience such good results in a short period of time.
Patients who take advantage of Forma should expect treatment sessions on the face and neck to each last about 45 minutes. While the number of treatment sessions required depends on what the patient is having done, most people will see a difference after just one or two treatments. Some procedures, such as neck work, may require six sessions or more, while other areas will need fewer sessions.
After a Forma session, the area treated may appear somewhat red for a few hours and feel a little warm. Forma has few, if any, side effects, but there are some contraindications.
People who have recently undergone cosmetic filler treatment should wait at least six months before undergoing a Forma procedure. One exception, however, is Botox injections, for which patients must only wait a few weeks.
Pregnant or nursing mothers should not undergo Forma, nor should anyone have the device used in an area in which they were previously treated for skin cancer. Patients with a defibrillator installed should consult their cardiologists prior to undergoing Forma therapy.
If you have any questions about how does Forma work and how it could improve your skin and body, call Dr. Edward Jacobson’s office today and schedule a consultation. Along with Forma, Dr. Jacobson has other skin-tightening, wrinkle, and rejuvenation therapies available, and could discuss with you the best ones for your needs.