This cutting-edge treatment is a perfect way to tone and tighten skin without any down time.

Looking for a way to tone and tighten problem areas or want to give yourself a little face-lift without surgery? Forma may be the treatment you’re looking for.

In my quest to rejuvenate my skin, and make it look five years younger, I’ve been undergoing various non-invasive treatments from one of best med spas around, SpaMedica.

My motivation is probably what most women in their 30s, 40s and 50+ seek to achieve: healthier, younger looking skin.

Before I began these treatments, I noticed big changes in my skin. Not only did I have dry, uneven skin tone (hello, brown spots!), but I also noticed the appearance of fine lines around my eyes. After having a very detailed assessment from SpaMedica, I decided to undergo three types of treatments to obtain optimum results: IPL FotoFacial, Forma and Fractional 1540 (more on this last one next week).

(Read more on my experience with IPL FotoFacial)

This week, I’m reporting on Forma - Fractional Thermal Contraction. It’s a great option because it’s suited for all skin types and is appropriate for those seeking non-invasive improvements to their skin. I like to think of it as a major workout for the face; a boost to lift, tone and tighten.

What is FORMA?
Forma is a non-invasive procedure that uses radio frequency to target deep into the skin’s layers to improve skin elasticity and build collagen. Commonly treated areas on the face include forehead, crows feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines and neck. Areas treated on the body include arms (bat wings), abdomen, knees and other areas that have loose skin.

How does it work?
Forma uses radio-frequency and heat to provide optimal skin contraction deep in the layers of your skin. Radio-frequency energy stimulates the formation of new collagen (the building blocks of your skin) and contracts the layers of your skin for an improved appearance in the skin’s surface.

What to expect?
So far, I’ve completed two forma treatments on my face and they have both been incredibly positive. Before my treatment began, the aesthetician layered on a cool conductive gel and began to massage the wand/device over one side of my face, concentrating on the jowl, cheek and eye area (my concerns). As the device was passed over my skin, I felt a warm/hot sensation, but nothing too uncomfortable. The aesthetician spent about 15 minutes massaging each side of my face. When it was done, she placed a cool towel on my face to wash away the gel and to soothe my skin. She then applied cream and sunscreen on my face. I immediately felt fresh and rejuvenated.

Me, immediately after FORMA, with flushed skin.

Overall, it’s an easy procedure that is very relaxing. Afterward, my face looked flushed as if I had just completed a workout. This lasted for about an hour. A few hours after treatment, my face still felt slightly warm to the touch. All of these minor side effects faded completely within a few hours. You don’t need to worry about down time.

Having completed two IPL FotoFacials, two Forma treatments and one Fractional 1540 treatment to date, I can report that I’m starting to see a difference in my skin. It’s becoming more even and the redness I normally have on my cheeks has almost gone away. Another major improvement I’ve noticed is the change in my skin’s texture. It’s become incredibly soft, smooth and looks brighter.

I look forward to seeing more results!

Stay tuned for next week, when I report on a third treatment, the Fractional 1540.


Check out some before and after pics from Dr. Stephen Mulholland below.




—by Toni-Marie Ippolito


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