Rather than undergoing invasive measures such as facelift surgery to combat this, MedicSPA Gatineau has a less drastic option: Forma by InMode. Using revolutionary radiofrequency technology to gently heat deep layers of the skin, Forma painlessly increases collagen production within the skin for a rejuvenating, skin-tightening treatment.
Dr. Patricia Berbari and her team at MedicSPA Gatineau are proud to offer Forma, an FDA and Canada Health-approved skin tightening treatment that improves fine lines and wrinkles, increases elasticity and bounce, and provides a healthy dose of collagen for revitalized, more youthful skin on the face, neck, and jaw.
Contact MedicSPA Gatineau at (819) 414-2200 to learn how Forma treatments can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What Is Forma?
Forma is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that targets mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles—without needles or incisions. Using radiofrequency (RF) technology to target the dermis and sub-dermis, Forma painlessly penetrates more profound layers of the skin and tissues, gently using heat to promote collagen production.
Collagen is the skin and body’s most abundant protein, and it is responsible for what we recognize as youthful skin: plump volume, bounciness, and smooth angles. But as we age, our bodies begin to create less of this critical protein. This is why we start to see a loss of volume and skin elasticity, and an increase in wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin.
Forma helps to counteract the aging process by increasing collagen production. As collagen increases, fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent; the skin looks healthier, bouncy, and plump, and previously sagging skin looks and feels tauter.
What Are the Benefits of Forma?
Forma boasts the ability to tighten skin, improve smoothness, and restore elasticity in a non-invasive treatment. This revolutionary treatment provides results without the need for invasive treatments such as facelift surgery. It can also be a fantastic prejuvenation option for younger patients looking to jumpstart their aesthetic wellness.
The benefits of Forma include:
- Tighten loose, sagging skin of the face, neck, and jowls
- Increase crucial collagen production for comprehensive rejuvenation of the skin
- Improve hollow contours due to volume loss
- Smooth the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Pain-free, comfortable sessions
- No downtime or recovery
- No incisions, needles, or scarring
Collagen is the body’s natural healing factor. By increasing the production of this protein, not only can patients see an improvement in the above ways, but the skin will be healthier in general, resulting in smoother and more radiant skin.
How Are Forma Sessions Performed?
Forma treatments can range anywhere from 15–40 minutes in length, depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of concerns. After your initial consultation and health screening, your technician will apply a lubricating gel on the treatment area before passing the Forma handpiece over the desired areas.
Forma treatments are pain-free and even comfortable. Many patients claim it feels like a warm massage. As the device precisely measures the temperature of the treatment area, your technician will direct the RF heat to achieve optimum results without overheating the skin. Forma utilizes cutting-edge technology to ensure the ideal temperature for collagen stimulation, with a built-in safety measure that turns off the machine if it becomes too hot.
Risks & Complications
What Are the Risks of Forma?
Forma by InMode is FDA and Canada Health-approved to treat all skin types for skin laxity. As it is entirely non-invasive and does not use laser or light therapy, Forma is safe even for dark skin tones.
Candidates should also be generally in good health, are not pregnant or nursing, or have pacemakers or other medical implants. To see if you are a candidate for Forma treatments, call MedicSPA Gatineau today at (819) 414-2200 to schedule a consultation.
Is There Downtime After Forma Treatments?
There is no downtime associated with Forma RF treatments. You may experience some redness or warmth in the treatment area, but this should dissipate within a few hours.
Be sure to continue to care for your skin normally through moisturizing and applying SPF before sun exposure.
When Will I See My Results?
Many patients can see initial Forma results after their first session; the skin will appear tighter and more toned, with continued improvement as collagen increases.
For best results, your technician will create an optimum treatment plan that addresses your specific goals. Patients can expect ideal results after 4–6 sessions spaced one week apart.
Once your treatment has been completed, your skin should be tighter and look more contoured, with visible improvement to fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin elasticity, and a more radiant, rejuvenated appearance.
Why Should I Choose MedicSPA Gatineau?
MedicSPA Gatineau is a state-of-the-art facility overseen by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patricia Berbari. We promote excellent wellness and cosmetic treatments through strict safety regulations and extensive training of our medical professionals.
MedicSPA Gatineau offers a wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to help you look and feel your best. From your initial consultation, Dr. Berbari will create your personalized Forma treatment plan to accommodate your needs and aesthetic desires best.
Dr. Patricia Berbari is a board-certified plastic surgeon, the Past President-elect of the Canadian Laser & Aesthetic Specialist Society (CLASS), and a member of several societies, including:
- Collège des médecins du Québec
- Association des spécialistes en chirurgie plastique et esthétique du Québec
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Interested in Learning More About Forma Treatments in Gatineau, QC?
To learn more about Forma treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact us at MedicSPA Gatineau at (819) 414-2200. We are also happy to discuss other skin-tightening treatments for the body and face, such as BODYtite, FACEtite, and MORPHEUS8™.
We see patients from Gatineau, Ottawa, and the surrounding areas.