Forma is a groundbreaking skin tightening and lifting treatment by InMode. It utilises bipolar radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen and elastin deposition in the skin to rejuvenate, sculpt and lift areas of lax skin, with no downtime.
What is Forma?
Forma uses radiofrequency technology to provide skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. Radiofrequency energy has been shown to stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin in the dermis and improve skin quality and thickness for long-lasting improvement of your skin’s appearance.
How does Forma work?
Forma was developed based on the clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology. A.C.E. technology uses radiofrequency energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results. An in-built temperature control ensures that the temperature being delivered is both sufficient and constant, for the best outcomes and lowest risk.
Is Forma for me?
Forma is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities. Patients have reported that their skin feels smoother and more defined with less wrinkles. Areas such as the jowls and under the chin can be lifted and tightened effectively with virtually zero downtime and no pain.
What areas can be treated?
Forma can be used both on the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include: forehead, crows feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines and neck. On the body, popular treatments consist of the arms (bat wings), abdomen and other areas that may need tightening.
Will it hurt?
Forma is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime due to its precise technology and deep-layer targeting of the skin. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post- procedure, which subsides within a few hours.
How many treatments will be needed?
It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over a six-week period. Individuals with mild laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. Scheduling should be based on a medical pre-evaluation.
Can this be used with any other treatment?
Yes, Forma can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, injectables and/or filler. Please speak to your aesthetic provider when considering combining Forma with other treatments.
Following a consultation with Izabela Pawlitka, our lead therapist, to assess your suitability for the treatment, she will advise on the number of sessions likely to be required. If you decide to go ahead, the treatment will last for around 30-60 minutes approximately (depending on the area being treated). The treatment itself consists of cleaning the skin, applying a cool ultrasound jelly (similar to which is used for ultrasound visualisation in pregnancy) and the radiofrequency is delivered using a handpiece.
This treatment is extremely safe, by virtue of the in built temperature control, which keeps the temperature within narrow parameters. In highly trained practitioners, the risk of side effects such as burns are extremely low. Slight redness is often seen immediately following the treatment but this generally resolves within an hour or so. With some older radiofrequency treatments, fat loss in areas treated were occasionally reported, however, the bipolar delivery system of energy with Forma ensures that this is no longer a significant risk.
Absolutely - this is a gentle and simple treatment that you can immediately return to normal activities.
Yes - exercise will not affect the outcome of the treatment.
Yes - we often combine forma with other skin treatments, including peels, facial massage and even injectables.
Several studies have shown that forma treatments do not cause significant reduction the volume of pre-existing dermal filler. This being said, for lumpy filler, sometimes Forma may help even out any contour irregularities following filler.
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