Forma collagen remodelling
Thermal skin rejuvenation and tightening without downtime
A non-surgical facelift which boosts collagen, results include skin that is smoother, thicker, plumper, more elastic, with improved contours, especially on the jawline and cheekbones.
And the best part? Forma treatments feel like pure indulgence.
FORMA can treat sagging skin on the entire face and neck, or lack of definition in certain areas like crows feet, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines. FORMA is for individuals looking for a non-invasive and natural approach to skin tone, texture irregularities and lifting. FORMA is an advanced aesthetic solution for all skin colours.
FORMA delivers finely controlled deep heating of the skin to stimulate skin elasticity. As your skin ages, it loses elasticity, thins, and the texture becomes uneven. Forma specifically targets these signs by stimulating the skin to produce more collagen. This natural process relies on the skin’s healing response to finely controlled heat. Over time this builds collagen, and the contours of the skin lift and tighten.
It is hard to believe that a treatment that feels this good can deliver these excellent results.
How does Forma work?
Forma uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. The deep skin regains volume and the overlying skin looks fresher with fewer wrinkles and more even pigmentation.
Stimulated collagen production plumps out the skin naturally and the heating effect of the energy tightens the skin.
The Ageing Skin
As we age our skins change in predictable ways. It loses volume, elasticity and becomes thinner and drier. This is manifest in looseness and wrinkles and, with less elasticity in the skin, the effects of gravity become more obvious.
While we can use Botox to treat wrinkles that have been caused by over-use of underlying muscles (frowning, wrinkling forehead), Dermal Fillers to restore volume (in nasolabial folds, lips, cheek bone, jawline and other areas) and peels to rejuvenate the more superficial layers of the skin (the epidermis), we are left with the problem of loss of elasticity and thinning of the dermis.
It has been noticed for a long time by surgeons and patients alike that when skin is damaged in any way by, say, burns or surgery, the resulting healed scar tissue looks younger, fresher and firmer and, indeed, has more collagen and elastin than the surrounding area. A variety of methods have been used to simulate this effect, the main aim being to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis IN A CONTROLLED WAY.
What is Radiofrequency energy?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy has been used safely in medicine for over 60 years now so we understand how it works. Like many technologies in medicine , it can take a while for the possibilities for aesthetic medicine to filter through. (Botox, for example was used for years to treat muscle spasm long before it was used for cosmetic purposes.)
It is this radiofrequency (RF energy that is used in Bodytite, Fractora, Facetite and Necktite and also FORMA and is the most advanced method of stimulating the dermis to produce more collagen and elastin.
How does FORMA work?
Using the Bodytite platform (machine) to produce controlled RF energy, a hand held probe is used to gently massage your face and neck. The radiofrequency energy heats the probe, measuring the surface temperature of your skin constantly and with extreme accuracy. It feels like a hot stone massage, the warmth is deeply relaxing. Forma does not feel like a burn or look like a burn, but the effect is that your skin reacts as if from a burn, healing with increased collagen and elastin production over the following weeks.
The dermis regains volume with collagen and elastin and the overlying skin looks fresher with fewer wrinkles. Collagen production plumps out the skin naturally (with your own collagen) and the heating effect of the energy tightens the skin.
Is FORMA safe?
The technology has been around a long time (60years) so we know it’s safe.
Does it hurt? Although the handpiece does get hot, heating the skin to 43 degrees, the technique of the Forma treatment means that it never feels painful, just a pleasurable warmth. Each treatment lasts around an hour, and you will find it very relaxing, you will be hard pressed to remain awake.
What will I look like after it?
For most, the skin is lightly flushed following treatment, but looks fresh and plump. Clients with fairer complexions will be redder from the heat. There is noticeable tightening and lifting of the skin immediately after the first session, which lasts for a few days. To achieve optimal long-lasting results a course of 8 sessions is recommended, at weekly intervals. If your skin is less lax, we may recommend fewer sessions, or more time between each treatment.
It is important to be patient, as the long-term results take time. They rely on your body’s healing rate, differing from person to person, and continuing to improve after the course of treatment is finished. We tend to see optimal results around four months after the last treatment.
Following a course of Forma, a maintenance treatment is recommended every 3 months. Some of our clients are so impressed with the transformation of their skin from Forma that they have abandoned regular beauty facials, instead opting for monthly Forma treatments. It is very popular to have a treatment prior to an important event or engagement to regain the healthy glow of the skin and the lift experienced immediately after a treatment.
What does FORMA cost?
FORMA costs 200 per treatment for the initial course of 8. Top-up treatments cost 150 each