We missed you! As of June 1 2020, we will be reopening the doors of the CCCPB surgical center and the MedicSPA.




Dr. Berbari and her team prioritize patient and staff safety. Please familiarize yourself with these new procedures:


          Services will gradually resume from June 1 2020, respecting the social distancing guidelines issued by Public Health.


          Long-term follow-ups will resume as of June 22 2020 and will be carried out by telemedicine. Appointments will be given after July 6 2020 as needed.





           We have extended the time slots (fewer appointments per day) to give our employees time to disinfect the rooms between each patient.

           According to the above policies and dates, the contactless payment method will be favoured when making an appointment. Our staff will take your credit card number and the receipt will be emailed to you.

           You will then be invited to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire when booking the appointment (whether it is by email or by phone).

           N.B. follow-up appointments: we will contact you for follow-ups, as visits are now restricted to avoid contamination.



           Please show up on time out of respect for other patients.

           Once you arrive in the clinic parking lot, please announce your arrival by phone (819-243-7667).

           A member of our team will welcome you in the doorway for an evaluation (questionnaire, temperature, mask, hydro alcoholic gel).

           N.B .: Only patients will have access to the clinic, anyone else must remain in the parking lot.



          You will be taken directly to the treatment room.

          We opened door A for the aesthetic care (laser, radiofrequency, PRP etc.) of the MedicSPA and door B for surgery appointments and injections.

          After the appointment, you will be accompanied to the exit by a member of the team.


An explanatory video will be available on social media (@medicspa.gatineau on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM) and the website (drpatriciaberbari.com) on May 29 2020, to summarize these new procedures.


When interacting with our staff, understand that they have received strict directives, we ask you to respect them for your safety.

Forma Skin Tightening

Environmental factors (sun, wind, pollution) and the natural aging process can result in lines, wrinkles, and loose, sagging skin. For patients who are unhappy with how these changes affect their appearance can benefit from cosmetic skin tightening at our Gatineau, QC, practice. Dr. Patricia Berbari offers Forma skin tightening, a nonsurgical procedure which promotes collagen growth and tightens your skin to give your face a rejuvenated appearance in a short amount of time.

As a nonsurgical procedure, Forma skin tightening can smooth out wrinkles without a drawn-out recovery after treatment. 

How Does Forma Work?

Forma is a Health Canada-approved thermal skin treatment that stimulates deep tissues through radio-frequency power. This treatment method actively triggers the formation of new collagen and elastin to enhance the skin’s elasticity. Compared to traditional forms of skin rejuvenation like face lifts, Forma offers a number of advantages, including:

  • Accuracy: Skin temperatures can be read in real time due to the temperature sensor that is built into the handpiece. This revolutionary device can acquire surface temperatures at 1,000 times per second.
  • Control: When the handheld device senses that the skin temperature has reached the required level, a software algorithm reduces radio-frequency automatically.
  • Safety: Clinical studies show that prolonged exposure to high temperatures is beneficial for optimal results. The advanced technology used in Forma skin tightening allows the clinician to deliver therapeutic temperatures safely with incredible accuracy.

What Can Forma Skin Tightening Address?

Forma is incredibly versatile and can be used on the face and body. Some of the most commonly treated areas include the:

  • Forehead
  • Eyes
  • Smile lines
  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Waist

It is common for patients to combine Forma skin tightening with other procedures and is beneficial for all skin types. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Forma?

Some patients are simply not good candidates for Forma skin tightening. For example, those with more extensive aesthetic concerns than wrinkles or a small excess of loose skin may be better suited for facial plastic surgery procedures.

During an initial consultation with Dr. Berbari, she can determine which procedure will most effectively meet your needs. It is also important to note that individuals with large skin areas of concern, such as the back or the arms, Forma Plus may be a better option.

What to Expect During Treatment

Because of its nonsurgical nature and accurate technology, Forma skin tightening causes little to no discomfort. The entire treatment can be completed in under one hour at our office. Following the procedure, slight redness in the targeted area is to be expected. However, this should diminish within the first few hours.

Like many other nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments, more than one Forma skin tightening session is often required. The number of sessions necessary will depend on the specific needs of the patient and the severity of the skin condition. However, most patients see noticeable results after just one treatment.

Discuss Your Options with a Professional

If you are seeking to reduce or eliminate saggy, loose, or wrinkled skin, Forma could be the nonsurgical treatment option for you. To weigh your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Berbari today. During a visit at our practice, she can assess your cosmetic goals and determine which type of treatment can deliver the results you desire. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call us at (819) 243-7667 or contact us online anytime.

Centre Chirurgical De La Capitale

Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies including:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation, call us at (819) 243-7667 or contact us online today!

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Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is. Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient

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