How to Get Rid of Loose Skin with Non-Invasive Laser Skin Tightening
Also known as a non-surgical facelift, Forma InMode is a fast and easy way to tone and tighten skin without any downtime.
The Forma InMode technology is innovative in its approach as it helps tighten loose skin using radiofrequency energy specifically tuned to target and eliminate fat cells.
It works well for all skin tones and types to lift, tone, and tighten almost any part of the body.
This article will provide readers with FAQs on this treatment and further explain how this effective skin tightening/body contouring mechanism improves elasticity for long-lasting, beautiful results.
Here are FAQs about Forma InMode, one of the best skin tightening treatments available today that will improve elasticity and body contouring with long-lasting, beautiful results.
What Is Forma?
Forma InMode is a non-invasive, sub-dermal, thermal skin treatment for deep tissue stimulation. It uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to target deep in the skin’s layers, stimulate collagen production, and promote remodelling and skin tightening.
What Does It Do?
This RF energy safely stimulates new collagen production and skin contraction in the deep layers of the skin with consistent results. The subdermal heating increases collagen production and remodels it into a more youthful functioning layer. The RF energy encourages collagen strands to remould into tighter lines, which improves lines, wrinkles, and texture.
How Does It Work?
Forma uses radiofrequency (RF) technology and heat to target deep layers of the skin and stimulate skin contraction. The RF energy flows uniformly between electrodes and stimulates the formation of new collagen—the building blocks of skin that improve elasticity—and also contracts the layers of skin for an improved appearance on the surface of the skin.
What Body Parts Does It Work On?
Forma can treat the face and neck, along with body contouring for most areas of the body, such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, waist, stomach, and arms.
The most common treatment areas on the face are:
- The forehead
- Around the eyes (targeting crow’s feet)
- Upper eyelids
- Lower eyelids
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
And the most common treatment areas on the body are:
- Arms (to treat bat wings)
- Any other areas with loose skin
Forma can tighten the jawline, remove nasolabial folds, raise and lift the brow bone area, sculpt cheekbones, and improve overall skin health.
Is It Painful?
Forma treatments are warm but painless . Some patients compare the feeling of the procedure to a hot stone massage. But it will never get hot enough to burn the skin or cause pain.
Forma also provides temporary pain relief of minor muscle aches and pains and temporary relief of muscle spasms, while improving blood circulation.
What to Expect From a Treatment
Forma InMode is typically considered a very calming and relaxing treatment, with patients feeling rejuvenated once it’s complete.
During your Forma treatment, a cool conductive gel will be applied to the treatment area. Our technician will then glide and massage the Forma precision application head over the selected area in small passes, focusing on target areas, such as the jowl, cheek, and eye area, until it reaches and maintains a specific temperature. You will feel the heat, but it shouldn’t be too uncomfortable.
After the treatment, the clinician will put a cool towel on the treatment area to wash away the gel and soothe the skin. They may also apply cream and sunscreen.
The radiofrequency will penetrate the skin and heat the deep layers. And the temperature gauge on the Forma head will ensure that no area goes undertreated or becomes over treated.
On average, Forma takes 30-45 minutes per body part. Face and neck treatments last around 45-60 minutes each and have targeted heat points that are met and maintained during the procedure.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For Treatment?
There is no preparation required for Forma treatments.
When Will I See Results?
Patients usually report having their skin feel tighter after each treatment. And over time, they notice a smoother contour of the treated area, sagging skin becoming more toned and lifted, and a reduction in the folds of their skin.
Since Forma stimulates collagen production and improves the skin’s elasticity over time, the more treatments you have, the better and longer-lasting your results will be. So expect to see your results improve with each visit.
How Often Does It Need To Be Performed?
Forma treatments are often completed once a week for six to eight treatments, depending on the treatment area. And after the initial treatment series, you will benefit from following a maintenance schedule which would be 1 single treatment done every 3-6 months, to help maintain long-term results.
How Safe Is It?
Forma is a very safe and non-invasive procedure. It is FDA-approved and safe to use on any skin type. It is also much safer than typically invasive surgical procedures.
Forma reads the skin’s surface temperature 1000 times per second with a temperature sensor built into the handpiece. This sensor allows clinicians to monitor the skin temperature at all times. And there is a cut-off temperature feature that automatically reduces the RF energy when the handpiece senses the skin has reached the required temperature.
It is also safe to use with other skin care treatments, such as Fraxel Dual Laser treatment.
What Are The Side-Effects?
You will likely see slight redness in the treatment area immediately following treatment. And your skin might feel slightly warm to the touch. But these aftereffects will fade after a few hours.
If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin, but you don’t want a painful, invasive surgery, consider the comfortable and relaxing Forma InMode treatment.
Forma InMode is one of the leading non-invasive cosmetic procedures to tighten skin and provide body contouring without the pain and downtime.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.