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.
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:
- Smile lines
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.