What is Forma?
Forma is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared skin rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency energy and heat to improve skin elasticity and build collagen in the dermal layers via deep tissue stimulation.
It’s commonly used to treat the forehead, neck, crow’s feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, and smile lines.
What is a Forma Facial?
Forma facial is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency and heat to stimulate collagen production to help tighten, tone and define the face - as well as promote skin elasticity. It is commonly used on the forehead and around the eyes, where creases and fine lines are present. There are also different areas of the body wherein Forma facial is used - the arms to deal with ‘bat wings’, abdomen, knees, and other areas of the body with loose skin.
What does Forma Facial do to help my skin?
Forma facial will stimulate collagen production to help lift, tone, and tighten the skin and can be used to define the jawline for a more contoured appearance. It will make you look younger by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin smoother. It has long-lasting results with a painless procedure. It is ideal for people of all ages, especially if they have hanging or loose skin.
How Does It Work?
Forma facial uses a radiofrequency and heat to help heat up the tissue to 43 degrees - creating a contraction in the deeper layers of your skin. The wand creates controlled thermal damage to stimulate the natural healing response of the body to help stimulate collagen production and elastin.
While it sounds painful, some describe it as a relaxing hot stone massage on the face. Treatments are performed once per week to every 2 weeks for a minimum of 6 sessions to see the best results.
Does Forma Hurt?
Forma facial treatments are non-invasive with little to no discomfort and are often described as a hot-stoned massage for the face!
Forma facial is relatively painless and there’s no downtime for this treatment as well. However, the best care you can provide after the Forma facial is to avoid direct sunlight and apply a sunscreen with SPF 30 if needed. This habit will retain the youthfulness and health of the skin.
For how long does Forma tighten your skin?
Collagen production can begin as early as 2 weeks and continue up to 6 months post-treatment where continued results can be seen after the recommended treatment sessions. These results will last forever; however, we do continue to age, depending on your skincare regimen as well and how often you expose yourself to direct sunlight.
The results from Forma facial will continue until the natural aging process takes over and signs of aging become visible again. Regular maintenance sessions are recommended as it will continue to stimulate collagen production and it can last up to 4 years. By keeping up every 6 months of Forma facial, you will be able to look young longer.
How do I prepare for my Forma treatment?
There is no preparation required for Forma facial but no excessive sun exposure for 2 weeks before and after the treatment is important. It’s also good to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated before and after the Forma facial procedure.
Investing in a good sunscreen (at least SPF 30) is also ideal to lessen sun damage and premature skin ageing. A good and healthy diet will also keep you look young and glowing, along with the Forma facial benefits. With its smooth results and tightened skin after the Forma facial, you won’t even need any makeup when you need to go out!
How many treatments are needed?
A single treatment can help to tighten the skin temporarily and deliver a softer looking complexion; however, a minimum of 6 treatments is recommended to see noticeably lasting results. Ideally, schedule a session of Forma facial every week to see the full result of the facial.
If continued monthly to maintain, it will be able to last for a couple of years - coupled with a proper skincare regimen and a healthy lifestyle. By continuously scheduling for this kind of treatment, you will be able to retain your skin’s youthful glow.
What can I expect from a Forma treatment?
While you can have the Forma facial as often as you want as it is a safe and a non-invasive procedure, a minimum of 6 treatments is recommended to see noticeably lasting results. If you continued for years, you will be able to retain your skin’s radiant glow and youthful look. If you want to go through the session again, you should schedule the next appointment at a minimum of 5 to 7 days after your first to give your skin a break.