21 Jul Service Spotlight: Forma
Did you know that collagen production slows as you age? Usually people begin to lose collagen production after age 25 as a natural part of aging. Decreased collagen can lead to wrinkles, loss of volume and uneven skin texture. If you’ve experienced any of these, Forma treatments might help. Learn all you need to know about Forma and see if it’s right for you.
What is Forma?
Forma is a non-invasive treatment to stimulate collagen and elastin growth. It uses radiofrequency technology and thermal temperature control to improve skin elasticity. It also works to help encourage cell turnover. While Forma focuses on collagen production like microneedling, it does not require injuries to the skin. These treatments can be done on the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, smile lines and neck.
How does it work?
Forma uses thermal temperatures and radiofrequency. It works by heating the skin with precise technology. This allows skin to reach optimal temperature. The handpiece delivers radiofrequency energy that helps stimulate collagen production. The stimulation of collagen growth promotes increased elasticity and smooths texture. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that holds the body together.
What are the benefits?
Working on deep layers of skin, Forma remodels skin. The heat and radiofrequency work to improve skin texture. This helps the skin appear more youthful and natural. Forma is sometimes referred to as a “mini facelift.” The treatments lift and tighten skin without the need for surgery or injury to the skin.
- Tightens skin
- Improves texture
- Smooth lines and wrinkles
- Reduce deep wrinkles
Is it safe?
Forma is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive skin therapy. This means it doesn’t require anesthesia or special preparation. As with any medical procedure, there is always some risk. However, there are no significant risks when Forma is performed by a trained cosmetic dermatology professional. Remember to always choose a board-certified dermatologist or certified aesthetician. The radiofrequency energy used in these treatments is different from radio waves emitted from technology and radar. Radiofrequency in Forma treatments is controlled. This means it does not go higher than optimal temperatures.
Because it does not use lights or lasers, it is also safe for all skin types. If you are on certain acne medications, like Accutane, please talk with your provider before your sessions. Some medications cause heightened skin sensitivity. Because of this, you may need to stop taking them before your sessions.
What to expect? Is it painful?
Forma is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment and is not painful. Your provider will run a handpiece over your skin. This delivers the radiofrequency energy. You will be giving eye protection and can lay comfortably during treatment. Though the skin is heated, most patients describe the treatments as pain-free. Numbing gel is available if needed. Each treatment usually lasts about 30 minutes. And most patients need about 3-5 treatments for lasting results.
Forma requires no downtime. You may experience some redness, but this usually goes away quickly. After your treatment, avoid irritating skin and be sure to protect it from sun.
Are Forma treatments right for you?
If you want to improve your skin’s texture and firmness, Forma may be right for you. Forma is a radiofrequency treatment that stimulates collagen growth to tighten and lift skin. This minimally invasive service is FDA-approved and safe for all skin tones. Learn more about our aesthetics services: https://lovendermatology.com/aesthetics/.
At Loven Aesthetics, we are passionate about providing our patients with high-quality, individualized aesthetic and skincare services. We want to help you look and feel your best. That’s why we proudly offer highly advanced and individualized treatment for a range of skin concerns and needs. Please call us at 615.270.4250 for more information or to schedule your appointment.