Self-care is important for both men and women alike. A normal part of wellbeing is feeling that your appearance reflects your inner health and happiness. Facials are a great way to relax as well as to rejuvenate. Life’s hectic pace, normal aging, and environmental stress can all factor into how your skin appears. For many women, fine lines and wrinkles, textural changes, and a decrease in skin tightness are the first signs of aging. Facial rejuvenation treatments like the Forma facial gently and effectively help to reduce those signs while also creating a youthful glow. This article will discuss the Forma facial, one of Hollywood’s red carpet treatments, and why it is so popular for maintaining a radiant appearance with no downtime.
What Is Forma?
Forma is a sophisticated therapy that delivers controlled and very comfortable thermal energy to an exact depth beneath the skin. Specific temperatures over a certain period of time have been scientifically shown to not only immediately tighten collagen and elastin, but also to stimulate future collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a protein that comprises about 80% of the skin’s dermis and provides for skin firmness and strength. Collagen diminishes at about 1% a year after the age of 20. Elastin gives skin it’s ability to stretch and bounce back. Therefore, tightening and stimulating collagen and elastin helps skin to retain firmness and shape. This results in smoother, tighter, finer skin with lifted contours and luminance.
Forma uses bipolar radiofrequency energy, so the exact depth can be controlled and focus specifically on where collagen and elastin reside. Forma can be performed as a single treatment to lift and glow right before an important event, or more effectively done in a series for more significant, longer term results. It works synergistically with other rejuvenating therapies as well, so it can be combined with other procedures to supercharge results or used as a maintenance therapy to protect your investment in prior procedures.
As it doesn’t penetrate the skin, Forma doesn’t require any numbing medication. It is comfortable and relaxing (think warm stone massage). Forma is also ideal for most skin types. The treatment can be done during a lunch hour, requires no downtime, no pre or post procedure restrictions, and gives an immediate rosy glow.
Forma is performed on clean skin with a water- based gel that leaves skin feeling hydrated and lifted. Patients often find it so relaxing that they are tempted to take a nap. The whole treatment for one area takes about an hour from start to finish. The face, neck, or both may be done. The body may also be treated. Popular areas include the upper knees, upper arms, and abdomen. Sunscreen and makeup may be applied immediately afterwards. The treated area will appear tighter and pink. Within a few days, you’ll notice a fresher more vibrant appearance.