As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and firmness. Gravity, sun exposure, and everyday stress take their toll. This can cause the skin to sag and look tired.
Until recently, the only solution was surgery, which of course, has a long recovery period.
Fortunately, there is an easier way to make your skin look vibrant and healthy today.
Mirror Med Spa offers Forma Skin Tightening treatments that use radiofrequency energy to heat the dermis and stimulate collagen production. The result is a more youthful appearance with tighter, smoother skin.
What Is Forma?
Forma is an FDA approved skin tightening treatment that increases collagen production and promotes vibrant, healthy-looking skin.
Forma skin tightening has been heralded as a quick and easy face-lift and is effective at reducing certain signs of aging. Treatments with Forma are non-invasive, pain-free, and are a great alternative to more intensive skin care modalities.
Benefits of Forma Skin Tightening
Forma treatments improve lines, wrinkles, jowls, sagging skin, stretch marks, bumps, and enlarged pores.
Treatments can be applied to several areas of the body, including but not limited to the face, forehead, eyelids, neck, arms, elbows, abdomen, décolletage, thighs, hips, and buttocks.
How Does Forma Skin Tightening Work?
Collagen is an important component of healthy skin. Unfortunately, as we get older, our skin produces less collagen, which is largely responsible for cell recovery.
Even young people will notice the impact of reduced collagen since it begins to decline when a person turns 20.
Fortunately, modern science has provided us with ways to mitigate the most noticeable effects of collagen depletion.
Forma uses fractional radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the skin’s subdermal tissue and trigger the production of collagen.
This simple but effective technique has been shown in clinical studies to substantially improve facial rejuvenation and overall skin quality after only six treatments.
During a treatment, a small or large wand is applied to specific areas of the face or body with the help of a treatment gel.
For a visual of how the treatment works, check out this video by InMode.
How Many Forma Skin Tightening Treatments Do I Need?
One treatment is enough to start seeing your skin improve, but for major results, you’ll need to do multiple treatments over the course of two to three months.
Although Forma treatments are very gentle, they should be spaced a week or more apart to allow your skin time to rejuvenate.
How many sessions you need depends on the condition of your skin and what results you want to achieve. If your skin is already in good condition, you’ll probably only need one or two treatments to get the results you’re looking for.
More serious conditions will require a treatment plan, which we have available for you as an option.
What Should I Expect At My Appointment?
When you visit us for an appointment, we’ll first go over the issues you are looking to fix, then take photos of the treatment areas (with your consent). Photos are used to monitor the health of your skin over the course of several months.
After we take photos, your 30-minute to one-hour treatment session will start.
At the beginning of the session, we will remove your makeup if you’re wearing any and apply a conductive gel to your skin to better transfer heat from the Forma wand.
We use a smaller wand for your face and a much larger wand for the rest of the body.
How Long Does A Forma Treatment Take?
We offer 30-minute and one-hour treatment sessions with absolutely zero downtime.
Does Forma Treatment Hurt?
You will feel heat, but the treatment is painless. Some people compare their treatment to getting a hot stone massage and actually find it rather enjoyable.
Is Forma Safe?
This FDA approved treatment is safe for most people. There are, however, some contraindications.
Here are some of the reasons why you should not get a Forma treatment.
- Skin cancer
- Diseases made worse by heat
- Moderate to severe skin disorders
- Any issue that keeps your skin from healing
- Surgery and chemotherapy
- Permanent metal or silicone implants
- Recent Botox treatment
- Recent use of biological fillers
This is not a complete list. For a full list of contraindications, call us today at (310) 909-9747.
Note: It is also possible for Forma to be misapplied. The improper use of Forma can burn your skin and lead to redness and swelling, so it is important to work with a licensed treatment provider.
How Does Forma’s Safety Feature Work?
The Forma wand has an auto-regulation feature that keeps it between 41 and 43 degrees Celsius (or 105 and 109 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Forma wand also has an in-built temperature sensor that monitors your skin so that the device doesn’t get too hot.
Can Forma Be Used In Conjunction With Other Treatments?
It all depends on what other treatments you are looking to get. Forma does not work well with dermal fillers, for instance.
To find out what treatments work well in conjunction with Forma, reach out to us at any time.
Ideal Candidates For Forma Skin Tightening Treatment
Forma treatments are available to anyone 18 years of age and older.
This modality also works well for all Fitzpatrick skin types, but keep in mind that it is most effective for non-smokers who have a healthy lifestyle.
Recovery and Benefits
There is no downtime for Forma treatments, although you might experience some redness and mild skin sensitivity. These symptoms should disappear within a day.
The benefits of Forma are completely natural and last anywhere from a month up to several years, depending on how many treatments you get and whether or not you go back for yearly maintenance.
Forma Skin Tightening Before and After
Forma Skin Tightening – Q&A
Forma Skin tightening, also known as the “Red Carpet Mini Facelift,” has astonished many people with its potential to take off years of aging with even just one session.
Forma skin tightening promises no downtime, so patients can almost immediately attend important life events right after the procedure.
Keep reading as we try to answer all the usual questions most people have about Forma skin tightening.
Does Forma skin tightening really work?
Yes, it does.
Forma skin tightening is FDA-approved and proven to be effective in battling signs of aging.
By stimulating new collagen formation on layers of your skin, patients can experience youthful-looking skin by reducing fine lines, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
Patients can instantly see and feel the effect of the procedure as soon as they walk out of the clinic, although greater effects take more time. With continuous treatments and regular touch-ups, patients can see substantial results that are long-lasting.
How long does Forma skin tightening last?
Naturally, everyone’s skin ages and loses elasticity as our body’s capacity to produce collagen decreases. This is where Forma skin tightening helps.
Forma skin tightening treatments help boost the production of collagen in your skin. Depending on the frequency of the treatment and the number of sessions, the results can last for weeks to years.
If you are looking for longer-lasting results, consider completing the number of sessions recommended by your physician. In addition, yearly maintenance is advised to keep your skin in the best condition.
What is Forma skin tightening best for?
Forma skin tightening works wonders in improving various skin conditions including the following:
- Skin tightening
- Body contouring
- Reducing fine lines
- Diminishing wrinkles
When will Forma skin tightening results be visible?
With just one session, you will be able to experience visible results. Some patients report that their skin feels tighter as soon as the procedure is finished.
Once the redness subsides, you will see the results of the procedure even better.
However, if your goal is to see improvements in your skin that are long-lasting, completing all the required sessions is recommended.
Is Forma skin tightening the same as Ultherapy?
No, they are not the same.
Forma and Ultherapy are two popular skin tightening treatments, but they use different technologies to achieve results.
Forma heats the deep layers of the skin using RF energy, stimulating collagen production and resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Ultherapy also works by heating the deep layers of the skin, but it uses ultrasound energy instead of radiofrequency.
Both treatments can provide significant results, but Forma may be more effective for treating subtle signs of aging, while Ultherapy may be better for more severe wrinkles and sagging skin.
Ultimately, the best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to consult with a qualified aesthetician or dermatologist.
Mirror Mirror Med Spa offers you a free consultation to determine the best modality for your skin problems.
How much does Forma skin tightening cost?
The cost of Forma skin tightening depends on the number of sessions, the size and number of areas that need treatment, and your skin condition.
We offer promotions or discounts on treatments, so it is always worth checking for these before booking an appointment.
Is Forma skin tightening worth the money?
Whether or not Forma skin tightening is worth the money depends on the individual’s needs and expectations.
For someone attending a special event where they want to look their best, Forma may be worth the investment. Compared to surgical procedures, Forma is non-invasive and has minimal side effects, and promises no downtime.
You can have the procedure done today and attend a wedding in the afternoon with younger-looking skin, although you’ll want to avoid touching your face too much as well as taking a few other common sense steps.
Call us for more information about what you should and should not do after treatment.
Keep in mind that Forma is not the solution to every skiing problem and results may vary. Those considering Forma should consult with a professional to see if it is the right choice for them. Call Mirror Mirror Med Spa to book a consultation.
Does Forma help with nasolabial folds?
Yes, it does. Forma skin tightening treatment is proven to improve skin laxity on nasolabial folds
Can Forma help improve my arms or remove bat wings?
Yes, it can. Forma skin tightening can be used to improve skin laxity on your arms and reduce the appearance of “bat wings” and achieve more toned arms.
Can Forma help tone my belly?
Yes, it can. Forma skin tightening can help tone the skin on your belly. It will help keep your belly skin look tighter and firmer.
However, please take note that Forma is not a fat-dissolving procedure. Forma targets skin to produce more collagen that results in tighter, smoother, and firmer-looking skin.
Where can I find a clinic that offers Forma skin tightening near me?
Mirror Mirror Med Spa is proud to offer Forma skin tightening to our clients in Los Angeles.
Mirror Mirror Med Spa is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our clients, and our expert staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Forma skin tightening.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
Schedule A Consultation With An Experienced Medical Spa
To learn more about our treatment options and procedures, call us today at 323.701.0581. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Want to visit our medical spa? Our address is 1051 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. We’ll introduce you to our staff and show you our beautiful treatment rooms and state-of-the-art equipment.
If you are concerned about the price of your treatment, you’ll be happy to know that we offer flexible payment plans!
About Mirror Mirror Med Spa
At Mirror Mirror Med Spa, we are passionate about helping you look your best.
We care about our clients and make sure to pamper you every time you visit us.
All of our staff members are well-trained. In fact, our licensed nurses, aestheticians, and our resident doctor, have decades of combined experience in aesthetics.
Further Reading: Forma vs. Morpheus8
While Forma and Morpheus8 are very similar, they do have some substantial differences.
Forma treatments are painless and have no recovery period. Morpheus8 treatments, on the other hand, are uncomfortable and have a downtime of two to three days.
Forma relies on radiofrequency technology and heat to stimulate collagen production, while Morpheus8 relies on a combination of RF technology and microneedling.
Morpheus8 is actually somewhat akin to weightlifting in concept, while Forma is not.
Weightlifting works by creating tiny tears in the muscles, which then grow back stronger. Morpheus8 applies the same principle to your skin.
Forma or Morpheus8. Which One Is Better?
Forma works well for milder skin conditions, such as shallow lines and wrinkles. Morpheus8 is more commonly used to treat tougher issues like deep lines, acne scars, and even stretch marks.
Morpheus8 is a more intensive treatment and usually requires fewer sessions than Forma.
But many people prefer Forma over Morpheus8 since Forma is more comfortable, comes with fewer symptoms, and doesn’t require any downtime.