Who wouldn’t love to experience similar benefits to a face lift without the surgery, recovery or downtime? Elements Spa can deliver an extremely safe, painless and natural facial treatment that tightens, lifts and rejuvenates the skin and could be done during your lunch hour without any indication of having a treatment done. Interested? Let’s learn more.

Introducing Forma, a radio frequency machine that takes years off a patient’s age while encouraging the body to continue to reverse aging. This advanced clinical skin rejuvenation system is delivered via a small probe that glides over the skin while gently heating up deeper layers of the skin which in turn stimulates collagen production.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is an amino acid protein and a connective tissue that holds our cells, skin, ligaments, tendons, arteries—and much more—together in a matrix-like structure. It’s responsible and vital to good health, more specifically, in repairing damaged cells, protecting the organs, having healthy-looking skin, hair, and nails, and the list goes on! As we age, we naturally begin to produce less collagen which results in less elastin production and skin that appears to sag, wrinkle and hang. 

Collagen forms the foundation of our skin, and in order to keep it looking young, fresh, radiant and toned, we need to do our best to make certain our bodies continue to produce more collagen to prevent sagging skin, wrinkles and stretch marks. And while a healthy diet and exercise can generally slow the aging process and promote healthier skin, when combined with treatments like Forma, can produce more compounding anti-aging benefits which are longer-lasting and continue to positively influence the body’s own collagen-production mechanisms over time.

Forma works by stimulating the patient’s own collagen-producing mechanisms via heat. Dr. Adibfar and his medically-trained aestheticians begin by spreading a thin layer of an ultrasonic gel over the area to be treated. Because the procedure is painless, no anesthetic is needed. The probe then carefully heats up to 43 degrees Celsius and is gently waved over the skin in areas that need firming, tightening and lifting. There is no chance of the probe burning the skin as it has a self-monitoring temperature gauge which reads the skin’s temperature multiple times per second, making it an extremely safe technology for anti-aging use. The probe may also be passed along the jawline and neck to lift and tone any sagging jowls or skin. Patients often report only feeling a slight warming sensation from the probe, and no pain or discomfort. After 20-30 minutes the treatment is complete and the gel is gently removed from the treated facial areas. Patients may leave immediately and return to their busy schedules. After treatment, patients may appear slightly flushed, just as they would after a workout, and this subsides in approximately 30 minutes. 

The heat from the probe penetrates into deeper layers of the skin to safely raise their temperature. When the temperature is raised, the body responds naturally by producing more collagen and elastin, allowing the body to naturally react in a way that promotes anti-aging naturally and efficiently. While patients will notice some immediate benefit, the beauty of this procedure is that it continues to work over time as the patient’s body continues to slowly build more collagen—and it does so in a way that looks organic. Depending on the patient, a series of 6-8 treatments performed weekly may be more helpful for optimal results and compounding benefits. There is no downtime or recovery needed and Forma Plus can also be used for other stubborn areas of the body including the arms and abdomen. 

If you’re looking for a nonsurgical facial treatment that reverses decades of sun damage and unhealthy habits, or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to stave off the natural aging process in a way that won’t take much time out of your busy schedule and leaves you with skin that is luminous, radiant and healthy-looking, then Forma just may be the treatment for you!

Click here to learn more about Forma or to book a consultation with board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar.