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Forma Skin Tightening: A Non-Invasive Treatment for Loose Skin

Forma™ is a cutting-edge skin tightening treatment that has revolutionized the world of non-invasive aesthetics.

This advanced procedure harnesses the power of radiofrequency (RF) technology to promote collagen production and enhance skin texture without surgery.

Whether you’re hoping to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin on your face or tighten and contour skin on other areas of your body, Forma™ offers a safe and effective solution that delivers noticeable and long-lasting results.

Continue reading to learn more.

Forma™/Forma Plus™
Forma™/Forma Plus™

What is Forma™ Skin Tightening?

Forma™ is a non-invasive treatment for loose skin that uses thermal bipolar radiofrequency (RF) heating. It is used to treat and reverse skin laxity or what many call crepey skin.

Radiofrequency induces deep skin layers' contractions, stimulating collagen and elastin production through electrothermal heating. This process enhances skin texture and tone, resulting in a more defined, smoother, and less wrinkled appearance.

The duration of Forma™ treatment depends on the size of the treatment area and the specific skin concerns being addressed. Typically, sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour.

Forma™ has no downtime and can be used for a special event or lasting results by performing one treatment a week for eight weeks.

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®), Forma Plus™ complements the fat-loss areas of the body with a tighter and more toned appearance, especially the abdomen and love handles.

Forma™ vs. Forma Plus ™ Skin Tightening

Forma™ and Forma Plus™ are both non-invasive skin tightening treatments that harness the power of radiofrequency (RF) technology to stimulate collagen production and enhance skin texture.

While both treatments share the same goals and procedures steps, they differ in their target treatment areas.

Forma™ is specifically designed to address smaller body regions like the face and neck. It is highly effective in combating concerns like fine lines, wrinkles and improvement in skin texture for overall facial rejuvenation.

On the other hand, Forma Plus™ targets larger treatment areas on the body, in areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks, for skin tightening and contouring.

With a larger handpiece and deeper penetration of RF energy, Forma Plus™ can target a wider surface area while addressing skin laxity and promoting a more sculpted appearance.

How is Forma™ Skin Tightening Treatment Performed?

Forma™ is typically performed using a specialized device that delivers radiofrequency energy to the skin's target areas.

The original Forma™ handpiece is used for the face and neck, while the Forma™ Plus handpiece can be used on larger body areas such as the abdomen, arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, back, and knees.

Before treatment begins, the patient's skin is thoroughly cleaned. A numbing cream may be applied to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure.

The Forma™ device is then applied to the specific treatment area. The RF energy penetrates deep into the skin's layers, reaching the dermis, where collagen and elastin fibers are present.

The built-in temperature sensor allows uniform, consistent heating to obtain maximum power for the best results while providing a safe, comfortable setting.

What Can I Expect After Forma™ RF Skin Tightening?

Immediately following the procedure, the treated area may have mild redness and warmth. These common side effects usually subside within a few hours to a day.

Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

Following Forma™ treatment, patients typically notice fewer skin folds, smoother contoured skin, evened-out textural inconsistencies, and improved tone in sagging skin within the first few weeks after their first session.

Multiple treatment sessions are often recommended for the best results, spaced several weeks apart. The exact number of sessions varies depending on your unique skin condition and goals.

Patients may observe continuous improvements in their skin for several weeks to months after completing a full series of Forma™ treatments.

There is no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary.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

Am I a Good Candidate for Forma™ Skin Tightening?

This safe and effective non-surgical skin tightening procedure caters to all skin tones and textures.

It is important to note that radio-frequency treatments, like Forma™, cannot be performed on those with implanted devices (e.g., pacemakers), epilepsy, or pregnant or lactating women.

Book your appointment with Tennessee Vein Center now and explore our wide range of personalized cosmetic treatments in Knoxville.

Embark on your journey toward revitalized and youthful skin today. Don't hesitate; call 865-233-5858 now.

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