Forma is a radiofrequency device used for face treatments and body treatments for sagging or aging skin. It’s the perfect solution if you’re wondering how to get rid of loose skin without going under the knife. Forma face tightening treatments are a non-invasive solution for mild to moderate facial wrinkles. As an added plus, the technology of the Forma device by InMode is gentle enough to be used practically anywhere on the body.
Forma uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to provide skin tightening around your face and neck. The RF energy heats the deep tissue under the skin to melt small fat deposits, stimulate collagen production, and tighten the skin. The FormaPlus is a larger device with the same innovative technology to target larger areas of the body and also help reduce cellulite.
BENEFITS OF FORMA TECHNOLOGY
Targets smaller areas of the face and neck
Targets larger areas of the body
Non-invasive treatment for collagen formation
Instant results for skin tightening
HOW DOES FORMA WORK?
The Forma device is a small hand-held applicator that uses radiofrequency energy to warm the sub-dermal skin layers. The energy, as mentioned above, stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. The energy creates heat to a therapeutic temperature of around 42º C which can be sustained for a long period of time. As your body begins to produce more collagen through the treatment area, your skin laxity will improve and give your skin back its youthful texture.
WHAT AREAS DOES FORMA TREAT?
The regular Forma device is designed to treat spots of sagging skin around your face, such as the forehead, cheeks, and upper and lower eyelids. Treatments also help the areas under the chin, such as jowls and the neck. Some have even called Forma a non-surgical facelift!
However, the benefits don’t stop there! The Forma technology works on all areas of the body, which is why we offer FormaPlus. This larger device allows us to treat trouble spots around your arms, upper and lower abdomen, legs, and any other loose skin spots. FormaPlus also improves the appearance of stretch marks on the skin.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THIS SKIN TIGHTENING PROCEDURE?
At the beginning of your treatment, a soothing gel conductor will be applied to the treatment area. With the gel applied, the device gets to work as it easily glides over your skin.
The RF energy usually causes your skin to feel warm, but it should not be uncomfortable. In fact, the device has built-in thermometers that constantly check and adjust the temperature during treatment. This way, it maintains the optimum therapeutic temperature and prevents you from getting burned.
As an added benefit, if you’re feeling sore, the heat applied by the Forma device can increase blood flow and relieve muscle soreness and tension.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
For most patients, it takes about six weeks to notice the full results of this treatment. However, you may notice results in as little as three weeks. Typically, you will need to have multiple treatments in order to see the best results for this non-surgical facelift.
You should plan to receive treatment at least once a week during a period of six to eight weeks. When you visit us for a consultation, we’ll discuss your expectations and goals for this treatment and create a customized plan. Dr. Garza and Tracey will help you establish your expectations, especially since Forma treatments are non-surgical and focus on using the body’s natural systems to reduce lines and wrinkles.
WHAT KIND OF SKIN TIGHTENING RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
You’ll start to see the lines and wrinkles start to fade tighten up. Forma face treatments also provide excellent face sculpting results. Within a few weeks, you’ll also see sagging areas tighten up around your jawline and neck.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The main side effects our patients notice is some redness around the treatment area. But any redness will be natural looking and will fade within a few hours. Your skin might also be sensitive to touch, but this will also fade in time.
WHY IS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION SO IMPORTANT?
Collagen is one of the body’s most important and abundant natural resources. It plays an important role in keeping your joints healthy and making your bones stronger. Aside from that, collagen also improves the appearance of your skin, which is why we talk so much about treatments that stimulate collagen production.
In fact, when your skin has healthy levels of collagen, it appears smoother, clearer, and younger. Additionally, it also improves the fullness of your skin so fine lines and wrinkles are reduced.
CAN FORMA HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?
Forma is not designed as a weight loss solution. If you need help removing body fat, you should look into body contouring procedures like BodyTite or liposuction. However, these cosmetic surgery procedures are not a permanent weight loss solution. Diet and exercise are the best way to prevent and reduce weight gain. The cosmetic treatments we offer are designed to help you deal with stubborn problem areas like cellulite, and give you a youthful appearance.
FORMA SKIN TIGHTENING BY GARZA PLASTIC SURGERY IN NASHVILLE
In summary, Forma is one of the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures and it works for all skin tones and types. So, if you have loose skin after weight loss, have problem areas, or just want healthier skin give us a call and ask about FORMA at Garza Plastic Surgery in Belle Meade.