Forma™ / Forma Plus™
FORMA is a non-Invasive bipolar radiofrequency treatment using of thermal heating of radio-frequency treatment. This provides a contraction of the deep layers of the skin where collagen and elastin is formed with electrothermal heating to improve skin texture and tone leaving it more defined, smoother feeling, and less wrinkled. The built in temperature sensor allows for uniformed, consistent heating to obtain maximum power for the best results while providing a safe, comfortable setting.
This procedure has no downtime and can be used for a special event or lasting results by performing one treatment a week for eight weeks. It is used to treat and reverse skin laxity or what many call crepey skin.
The forma hand piece is used for the face and neck. The Plus hand piece can be used on larger areas of the body such as the abdomen, arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, back and knees. Since this procedure is near painless the post procedure redness disappears within a few hours. Most patients feel a heat sensation described as “soothing”. Typically patients notice fewer skin folds, smoother contoured skin, evened out textural inconsistencies, and improved tone in sagging skin.
This procedure can be used in conjunction with other RF treatments such as the Fractora and when combined we call this the FracTotal facial. Using RF for fat cell destruction or apoptosis (BodyFX), the Plus compliments the fat loss areas of the body with a tighter andmore toned appearance, especially the abdomen and love handles.
All radio-frequency treatments cannot be performed on someone with implanted devices such as a pacemaker, epilepsy, or in pregnant or lactating women.
Maintenance sessions might lead to even better and longer-lasting results.
After my first visit, I was not excited. I thought my ankles and legs looked worse; I was discouraged. Well, by the end of my second visit – WOW! I was taking a bath and about to shave my legs and no more blue ankles. I was so excited I wanted to jump out of the tub! This is my third visit and I can’t wait to see my ankles and legs at the end of my fifth. Now, I am ready for summer and shorts. I am so very please! This I do recommend. – R.S., age 72, March 2015