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Forma (Face And Neck Skin Tightening)

Pure Touch Skin Center

Aesthetic Nurse Injector and Certified Laser Specialist & Certified Master Aesthetic Injector located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Thanks to the new next-generation laser, intense pulsed light (IPL), and radiofrequency energy technology at Pure Touch Skin Center in Sherman Oaks, California, gorgeous skin is easier to attain and more accessible than ever before. Whether you’re looking for skin tightening, help with sun-damaged skin, or acne scar solutions, a team of skin experts is ready to help. Call either office or book your appointment online now for noninvasive skin rejuvenation.

Forma (Face and Neck Skin Tightening) Q & A

What is the best skin tightening treatment?


Pure Touch Skin Center uses the Optimas that has Morpheus8, Lumecca and Forma for skin tightening, photofacials, and acne scar treatment. Many medical aesthetics experts call the Optimas the gold standard for skin tightening and renewal because it delivers radiofrequency, laser, and pulsed light treatments based on your skin needs. For skin tightening, your treatment specialist uses radiofrequency energy.

Radiofrequency energy delivers low-level heat to your medium and deeper skin layers. This starts the tissue remodeling process, in which your body compresses and reconfigures existing collagen and starts new collagen growth. The more collagen you make, the tighter and firmer your skin grows. Radiofrequency skin tightening can also reduce the appearance of cellulite quite effectively.

You can get skin tightening for many areas, including your face, upper arms (bat wings), neck, double chin, and tummy. Radiofrequency skin tightening is usually painless, and many patients say it feels similar to a massage. There’s no downtime afterward.

Radiofrequency skin tightening occurs gradually, usually over 3-4 months. Most men and women get around 6-10 total treatments, with each session taking around 20 minutes. 

What is Forma?

Forma is a cutting-edge, non-surgical skin tightening and elasticity treatment. There is no downtime required. Forma can be used on both the face and the body, and it is safe for all skin tones and types.

How does it work?

Forma is the first auto-adjusting, non-invasive, thermal skin treatment for deep and uniform tissue stimulation. Forma uses radio-frequency power that flows uniformly between the electrodes to provide a comfortable thermal experience with immediate and subsequent contraction. There is no downtime in this effective “lunch-time” procedure.

Who is a candidate for Forma?

Forma is a great option for anyone who wants non-surgical skin tightening and increased elasticity anywhere on their body. Forma is suitable for all skin tones and types and can be used on almost any body part to achieve a tighter more contoured effect. Forma should not be used as a weight-loss tool and is not a substitute for exercise or a healthy diet, but it should be used in conjuncture with these things to achieve maximum results.

Is it safe?

Forma is one of the safest body contouring and skin tightening devices on the market. Forma is FDA-approved and is safe to use on any skin type, unlike many other laser procedures. The technology is auto-adjusting to ensure the correct level of heat at all times. This non-surgical skin tightening treatment is painless and has zero down time after the procedure. Some patients experience a bit of redness on their skin after the procedure but this generally subsides on an hour or two. Your provider is also thoroughly trained in the use of Forma technology.

Is it painful?

Forma is considered to be a pain-free treatment and is actually often compared to a hot stone massage. The wand uses auto-adjusting technology to ensure that the heat does not reach too high of a temperature. Patients will feel a little bit of heat coming from the wand, but nothing hot enough to burn the skin or cause any pain. In fact, many patients consider Forma to be quite relaxing. There is no pain or recovery time after Forma either.

How long does Forma take?

Since Forma is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure, the appointment will only take about 30 minutes for the average body part. If you decide to do Forma treatments on multiple body parts, each additional body part will take an additional 30 minutes since treatment is performed with a single wand. There is no preparation or recovery period for non-surgical skin tightening treatment.

How often does Forma need to be performed?

Forma is often performed for multiple treatments for best results. Patients usually need at least five sessions to start seeing any changes in the skin. The waiting period between Forma treatments is minimal since there is no downtime. We usually ask patients to schedule treatments at least 2-3 days apart minimum to be safe.

How long do results last?

Forma is not a permanent fix, but rather a maintenance program. You will notice improvement after each session until you reach maximum results. Once you reach maximum improvement, results can be maintained with subsequent non-surgical skin tightening treatments scheduled less often or further apart. The maintenance aspect of Forma is individual, and you and your provider will be able to determine how often you need to undergo additional non-surgical skin tightening treatments to maintain final results. As you continue to age, you will of course require continuous non-surgical skin tightening treatments to maintain as much of your skin’s tightness and elasticity as the technology will allow for.

To help your skin become its best, call Pure Touch Skin Center or book your appointment online today. 

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