Wrinkles are challenging enough, but when facial and body contours start to change with age and gravity, it can feel overwhelming. Skin tightening is the latest in cosmetic treatments! In the past, surgically removing excess skin with resulting downtime and scars, seemed to be the only option. No longer. Today, there are some amazing non-surgical procedures to consider that restore more youthful contours and firmness back to the skin. Supermodel of the ’80s, Paulina Porizkova, has been pleased with her Fractora treatment sessions. At 54, she says she’s not wanting surgery at this point. Forma and Forma Plus are two other non-invasive skin tightening treatments that also yield impressive results.
Fractora, Morpheus, and RF Energy
Loose skin and wrinkles are common signs of general aging and sun damage. Fractora and Morpheus can provide face and body rejuvenation that looks natural, restores a firmer jawline, and smooths the complexion. Best of all, it is safe for every skin type and skin tone, including sensitive skin, rosacea, and more highly pigmented complexions.
The high-tech cosmetic treatments use the power of radio-frequency (RF) energy to emit targeted heat to the dermis and fibroseptal network below, which in turn tightens the skin, spurs new collagen production, and with Morpheus can even melt fat when desired. Fractora and Morpheus feature a series of micro-needles that gently enter the skin to effectively send the energy deeper and more widespread below the skin’s surface.
The skin tightening treatment can also repair acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles, and because the pins are coated, the top layer of the skin is protected, making it safe for all complexions.
A Customized Treatment
Both Fractora and Morpheus allow for customized depth control, energy level, and density to address each patient’s specific needs ( a light, moderate, or deep treatment). In addition the treatment can resurface the top layer of skin to address pigmentation, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles if desired and indicated.
Morpheus is further customizable to melt fat on any part of the body as well as tightening skin. Popular areas for Morpheus are under the chin, jowls, knees, bra-line, abdomen, back of the arms, and axilla as well as the face and neck.
Comfort is a priority at AURAE MD, so both Fractora and Morpheus are done with numbing medication. The treatment takes about an hour depending upon how many areas are being treated. Post-treatment, there is very little discomfort if any, and only mild swelling and redness for a few days. An ointment is applied for 48 hours, and after that makeup may be worn. There is no oozing or bleeding that can sometimes be experienced in the case of laser resurfacing. Your complexion will glow, and your skin will begin to tighten as the weeks go by with continued lifting and rejuvenation over the following year.
Three mild to moderate treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, or one more intense treatment is recommended to yield optimum results.
Forma and A.C.E. Technology
If you have no time for downtime, but want to put the spring back in your skin, Forma is a completely noninvasive thermal skin rejuvenation treatment. This relaxing treatment delivers heat deep into the dermis to tighten and stimulate collagen and elastin. It is a red carpet treatment that leaves the skin radiant, lifted and with a refined texture. Popular areas of treatment are the cheeks, jowls, naso-labial folds, around the mouth, under the chin, jawline, and neck.
Lift to the Face and Neck
Forma is excellent at providing a natural boost to energize the skin. Patients say it is a quick and comfortable procedure. It’s perfect for that instant rejuvenation before an event, when you only have time to pop in for an under the radar treatment. Optimal results are experienced in 3-5 sessions done every 1-2 weeks. For the ultimate, easy skin tightening maintenance therapy, repeat a single treatment every 3 months.
Like our faces, our bodies can also lose tone due to general aging, weight gain or loss. Just like Forma for the face and neck, Forma Plus is an excellent, non-surgical procedure for redefining your body’s contours and firming the skin. It uses the same advanced, radio-frequency energy to achieve skin tightening and smoothing effects.
Forma Plus offers comfortably, consistent results with visible improvement that continues over time. The thermal energy stimulates the body to tighten existing collagen and elastin while also producing new collagen. Collagen is the key protein which gives skin it’s spring, firmness, and strength.
Like a Hot Stone Massage
Patients find Forma Plus body treatments relaxing and enjoyable and say it feels like a hot stone massage. There is no downtime, and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately.
Forma Plus can be effectively used to treat the belly, arms, back, knees and inner and outer thighs.
Time may take a toll on our skin, but we now have fantastic options to fight back without surgery or a lengthy downtime. Fractora, Morpheus, Forma and Forma Plus are all highly advanced skin tightening treatments that deliver incredible results for tighter, more youthful-looking skin. Radio-frequency energy has revolutionized the way we can maintain gorgeous facial and body contours without looking overdone or like we’ve gone under the knife.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you’re interested in achieving firmer more radiant skin, consider these incredible, non-invasive therapies. To learn more about skin tightening options and what is the best treatment for you, make an appointment at AURAE MD led by Dr. Emami at our beautiful office in La Jolla, CA. It is our mission to provide the highest level of all cutting-edge cosmetic procedures. Contact us today to set up a consultation. It is our pleasure to help you reach your health and beauty goals. We look forward to speaking with you!