FORMA by InMode

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Age-related collagen loss in the face is the leading cause of loose or lax skin, and wrinkles.  Lasers (such as Laser Genesis) and ultrasound (such as Ultherapy) have been used to stimulate collagen production in the skin to tighten skin and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles.  One way to stimulate new collagen production in the skin is by warming it to over 104°.

At Juvenessence Medical Aesthetics, we offer radiofrequency skin tightening with Forma by InMode®, which combines superior comfort with safe and reliable results.

Advantages of Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Two other technologies which have been applied for skin tightening are lasers and ultrasound.  Lasers, such as Laser Genesis®, are limited by the light transmission properties of the skin.  As a result, such treatments can depend greatly on a person’s skin type and skin tone, limiting its effectiveness without burning the skin.

Ultrasound techniques, such as Ultherapy®, though effective, are often associated with very significant discomfort and can occasionally result in burns.  Ultherapy® also can cause nerve damage and nerve palsies, although these are typically temporary.

Forma, by InMode®, uses radiofrequency alternating current to stimulate collagen production.  It is safe and controlled because the treatment probe measures temperature, temperature rise, and impedance during a treatment to ensure a uniform and treatment, and automatically adjusts the energy during treatment to safely maintain the proper temperature.

 

Laser Genesis®

Ultherapy®

Forma®

Technology

laser

ultrasound

radiofrequency

Comfortable

yes

no

yes

Effectiveness

moderate

high

high

All skin types/tones

no

yes

yes

Nerve damage

no

sometimes

no

Automatic Safety cutoff mechanisms

no

no

yes

Why Forma?

Forma is applied through the surface of the skin, and the separation of the electrodes controls the depth of the treatment under the skin surface.

Treatments with Forma are very comfortable.  Many patients even find the experience relaxing, like a warm massage.

By measuring temperature and impedance during treatment, Forma ensures proper contact with the skin, and ensures a full and effective treatment with minimal risk.

What to expect with Forma

Having Forma is typically a very relaxing experience.  A cooling ultrasound gel is applied to the surface of the skin, and the probe is moved back and forth on the surface of the treatment area.  During the treatment, you will feel a comfortable, warm sensation similar to a hot stone massage.  A typical Forma treatment takes about 30-60 minutes per area.  After the treatment, the area is cleaned, dried, and a layer of lotion or sunscreen is applied.  Recovery is rapid with very minimal downtime.  You may have some redness and swelling for 1-2 days.  After a treatment, you should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen for 2 weeks.

 

Find out if Forma, by InMode®, is a good solution for your loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles.  Call us to schedule a consultation today!