Laser Skin Tightening with Forma™ and Forma Plus™
Laser skin tightening using Forma™ and Forma Plus™ is designed to firm skin on the face, neck, and body which has lost elasticity over time. Both Forma™ and Forma Plus™ use radiofrequency energy to comfortably enhance skin quality over a series of treatments.
What is Forma™ and Forma Plus™ laser skin tightening?
Forma™ is a non-invasive method of gentle, controlled heating of the skin using bipolar radiofrequency energy. In general, Forma™ is administered to the face and Forma Plus™ is used for the body and larger treatment areas. The heat is only delivered under the skin, to the deeper layers of the dermis, leaving surrounding tissues and the surface of the skin unharmed. As a result, skin elasticity and fine lines can be improved. Forma™ also has the added benefit of a built-in temperature feedback safety measure. This temperature feedback system continually measures the temperature of the treated area and adjusts as needed. This ensures the energy is evenly distributed and also prevents overheating of the skin.
What does it feel like?
Most patients report that they experience little to no discomfort. The treatment is virtually painless and has been likened to a warm massage. No anaesthetic cream should be needed.
Can Forma™ and Forma Plus™ skin tightening be used on all skin colours?
Because Forma™ uses bipolar radiofrequency, it is not affected by different skin colours and can be safely used on all skin types and on tanned skin.
How does the skin look afterwards?
The treated skin often looks slightly pink afterwards, and this reaction should settle within a couple of hours. Makeup can be applied straight away and normal activity typically can be resumed immediatey afterwards.
Which parts of the body can be treated?
Any part of the body where there is concern about skin laxity can be treated (e.g. face, neck, underarms, knees, thighs, abdomen). There is a larger treatment head, called the Forma Plus™, available to treat non-facial skin and larger areas.
How many sessions are required?
It is usually suggested that weekly sessions be performed for six to eight weeks, but some patients may need more sessions and some may need less. The tightening usually takes several weeks to become apparent and in some individuals becomes more noticeable over a few months.
Can Forma™ be used with other treatments?
Yes. Forma™ works well alongside other treatments, such as personalised skin care, wrinkle reducing injections, fillers, and lasers.