Today, there are many options for improving the look and feel of your skin. At AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA, we’re proud to offer a variety of treatments to help women and men of all ages retain their youthful glow.
Skin tightening is one way to help rejuvenate skin and reverse the aging effects of time and sun damage. Forma skin tightening treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to stimulate the production of new collagen and improve elasticity in the treatment area, leaving your skin looking plump, fresh, and beautiful.
How Does the Forma Skin Tightening Procedure Work?
Forma radiofrequency treatment is considered to be the gold standard for skin tightening. It works by gently heating the dermal layer of the skin with a handheld wand.
As the skin warms, the body reacts as if the treated areas have been slightly injured and produces collagen to help heal the area naturally. The result is tighter, smoother skin with long-lasting improvement in lift and contour.
The procedure is painless and non-invasive. All areas of the face and body can be treated, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds
Any areas that will benefit from skin contraction can be treated with Forma.
Many times, the first question patients have about skin tightening treatment for face and body is, “Will it hurt?” Not only is Forma skin tightening painless, but many find the treatment comfortable and relaxing.
Patients often compare the sensation of receiving a Forma treatment to that of a warm stone facial massage. Heat settings on the Forma wand are controlled manually, allowing for a lower setting on sensitive areas like around the eyes. If you like, we can provide a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort.
Is Forma Safe?
Forma is FDA-approved and safe to use on all skin types. It is a completely non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime for recovery.
With Forma technology, we can guarantee an optimal heat level for all treatment areas. Only trained and certified medical professionals administer skin tightening and other procedures at our med spa.
What to Expect from Forma Skin Tightening Treatment
During your medical pre-evaluation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and desired results to determine whether the Forma skin tightening procedure is right for you.
Exactly how many sessions will be needed for the best results depends on the treatment area and the laxity of your skin. Areas with mild laxity require fewer sessions. Generally, sessions are scheduled weekly over a six-week period. Each session can be completed in less than an hour.
The effects of a Forma treatment are immediate. With each session, your skin becomes tighter and more youthful looking. Expect to see improvement in firmness and elasticity of the skin as well as diminishing lines and wrinkles. The condition of your skin may continue to improve for several months after your treatment regimen is complete.
Results from skin tightening are considered long-lasting, but not permanent. Skin tightening is a maintenance program, not a surgical procedure. Forma treatments may be combined with other services such as facials, injectables, and other laser treatments.
Aftercare for Skin Tightening Treatment
We’ll discuss directions for aftercare at the conclusion of your treatment session. We welcome patients to ask questions so that they fully understand how to get the best results from their treatment.
You won’t need any recovery after a skin tightening procedure, and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, extreme temperatures, and direct sun exposure for the first few days after treatment. Some skin care products, such as those containing retinol, should also be avoided during the course of treatment.
What Is Forma Plus?
Forma Plus uses the same RF technology as Forma, but is specifically designed to treat larger areas on the body. Patients experiencing sagging skin in the arms, abdomen, back, knees, inner thighs, or outer thighs due to weight loss or aging can benefit from Forma Plus.
The Benefits of Forma and Forma Plus Skin Tightening Treatment
Forma offers a number of benefits to anyone who wants their skin to look more supple and youthful. Some of the advantages of choosing Forma technology include:
- Immediate, noticeable improvements
- Natural but younger look
- No downtime
- Multiple issues addressed: stretch marks, loose skin, scars, wrinkles
- Customizable for any body area
- Safe and effective for all skin types
- Safe to combine with other med spa treatments
- Long-lasting results
If you’ve been considering a procedure to help improve the look and feel of your skin but aren’t a candidate for surgery, Forma skin tightening may be the answer.
Am I a Good Candidate for Forma?
Almost everyone qualifies to enjoy the benefits of skin tightening treatment. We provide this and other rejuvenating procedures for patients in their 20s and beyond. Both men and women can receive Forma treatments.
We perform a medical evaluation on every patient before scheduling a procedure. If your goals can be achieved with skin tightening and there are no contraindications for treatment, you are a good candidate for Forma and Forma Plus.
Is It Time for Forma?
Skin tightening treatment is an ideal solution for getting the beautiful skin you want without surgery, long-recovery times, or procedures with unwanted risks.
Forma skin tightening combats the most serious signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and even scarring — no matter where on the body it occurs. It’s safe, painless, and FDA-approved.
At AURAE MD, we serve patients throughout La Jolla and San Diego, CA. Contact us today for more information or to book a consultation.