Dr. Jennifer Berman – Sexual Health Expert in Los Angeles

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What is Forma?

Our skin constantly changes as we age and grow. Over time collagen decreases which leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Some of these changes might be inevitable but not all hope is lost as there are some treatments that can prevent and even reverse the affect that age and time have on our skin.
Forma is a safe, effective and non-surgical method of treating fine lines, wrinkles and saggy skin. By using radiofrequency and thermal energy, Forma makes it possible to achieve stellar results without the need for any invasive procedures. The RF and thermal energy penetrate deep into the tissue, stimulating skin contraction immediately and removing the wrinkles and fine lines from your face.

Benefits of Forma

Forma uses radiofrequency technology to achieve the outstanding results that are possible to obtain through the treatment. This technology makes it possible to raise the skin temperature in a safe and controlled manner with the help of a high-frequency alternating current (between 0.3 and 10 MHz). The heat rejuvenates and repairs skin tissue that is targeted during the treatment, improving the skin tone, texture, and firmness. All of this is achieved without undergoing any type of surgical procedure. Other benefits of Forma include:

Is it painful?

Forma works by using thermal energy that penetrates deep within the skin so patients do experience a heating sensation but it is not painful. Forma is actually considered to be a pain-free treatment and can be compared to a hot stone massage. The Forma wand heats up to 109 degrees and patients can ask for a topical numbing cream to ease the discomfort. The temperature of the wand is adjusted manually and this reduces the risk of accidentally overheating and causing damage. The temperature is lowered for sensitive areas such as the eyes but can be increased where deeper tissues need to be targeted.

Is it safe?

When compared to other body contouring and skin tightening treatments available today, Forma is easily one of the safest on the market. Forma is FDA approved which shows that it is completely safe and can be used on all skin types. The technology Forma uses has adjusts the temperature of the wand automatically, minimizing the risk of burns or damage.

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What areas of body can be treated with Forma?

Forma is a versatile procedure that can be used to treat various parts of the body. It is most commonly used to add volume, tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles on the face. It is particularly effective when treating:
However, it is not just the skin on your face that starts to change and show signs of aging as you grow older. Fortunately, Forma is safe for nearly all body parts. It can be used almost all over the body or wherever there is sagging skin, wrinkles, stretch marks. Common uses include:

How many Forma treatments are needed to see results?

Forma is an adaptable treatment and can be customized as per the needs and requirements of each individual patient. Most patients are recommended five treatment sessions and their progress can be monitored to see if they require more or less depending on how close they are to their goal. The condition of the skin, the area being treated and lifestyle habits also play a role in deciding how many treatments are suitable for a patient. Forma treatments can be scheduled weekly because the radiofrequency used in quite gentle and the skin does not need as long to recover after the procedure.

Is there any downtime after Forma?

One of the reasons for the popularity of Forma is that it is a non-invasive procedure and patients who opt for it do not have undergo a long recovery period or have downtime while they recover. The non-surgical nature of the treatment makes recovery minimal with nearly no downtime. Patients might experience some redness, mild swelling or irritation but this usually go away within a few hours after the procedure.

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Who is a good candidate for Forma treatment?

If you want to rejuvenate your facial skin but are apprehensive about undergoing a surgical lift procedure then Forma is the perfect treatment for you. Not only is a surgical lift procedure much more invasive and riskier, it is also very time consuming as there is a significant amount of downtime as the patient needs to undergo a lengthy recovery process.
Forma is applicable to all skin types and the efficiency of the procedure is what makes it highly popular. It provides a non-invasive and natural looking improvement in skin tone while also getting rid of irregularities in the texture of the skin. The skin usually feels fuller, smoother and more defined with a marked reduction in wrinkles.

How long do the results of Forma last?

Similar to other treatments and procedures of its kind, Forma is not a permanent fix. It can be described as a maintenance program where treatment is required is regular intervals to maintain the results achieved from the treatment. As you undergo treatments, you will notice continual improvement until maximum results are reached. After this point, follow-up skin tightening treatments can be scheduled as per the need of the patient. The frequency with which follow-up treatments are needed to maintain the results varies from patient to patient and only your doctor can recommend how often you need subsequent treatments.