The Facial The A-Listers Love

The Facial The A-Listers Love

Dubbed a ‘non-surgical facelift,’ Forma is the newest treatment on the block, loved by both industry insiders and A-listers alike. Promising to produce new collagen, rid dead skin cells and tighten by up to 40%, it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular. While it may sound too good to be true, it’s actually proven to work, and all with minimal pain. Here’s everything you need to know.

It’s The Best No-Knife Alternative To A Facelift

“The Forma Facial or FaceTite Procedure is minimally invasive and one of the best no-knife alternatives to a facelift,” explains Dr Aamer Khan, Co-Founder of Harley Street’s Skin Clinic. “It tightens saggy skin around the eyes, cheeks, mouth and jowls, while refining the overall appearance of the face. It’s similar to having a mini facelift with long-term results, but without scalpels and heaps of scarring.” 

The Treatment Uses Heat To Produce New Collagen

“It’s unique in the sense that it uses bipolar radiofrequency energy combined with a real time temperature sensor to accurately monitor the skin heating up so there’s no chance of burning,” adds skin specialist and dermatologist, Dr David Jack. “Put simply, this works to warm up the skin with a fine probe that rubs up and down your skin [like an ironing sensation], working to produce new collagen and define areas like your jaw, while thickening up the skin at the same time. The results are impressive and continue to improve over each course of treatment, leaving behind a plumper, more rejuvenated complexion.”  

Downtime & Pain Is Minimal, If Noticeable At All

“As it’s non-invasive, you’ll find the treatment is extremely comfortable,” says Dr Aamer. “At most, you’ll find it gets a little warm throughout the procedure, but if anything, that often sends my clients to sleep! As for downtime, there is none. You may get some pinkness for an hour or so, but that’s all. It’s why the treatment has become popular so quickly.” 

You Can Combine It With Other Treatments For Further Results

“When it comes to other treatments on the market, this is probably the most technologically advanced, plus it’s extremely safe,” claims David. “It offers effective results fast and is gentle enough to be combined with other treatments – like peels and facial massages – for an overall skin boost.”

Results Go The Distance & Last Up To Two Years

“The best element of Forma is its longevity,” Dr Aamer explains. “With consistent treatments (typically six sessions, administered once a week) younger clients can see results for several years, while those with more mature skin might get a year or two of firmer, younger-looking skin without the need for a top-up. This is how it differs from regular facials, which temporarily plump and smooth, but Forma is results driven and provides visibly-tighter results – almost immediately – which then last.” 

Forma Works Best On The Face, But Can Be Used On The Body Too

“The main results are seen where there is skin laxity, for example of the face and neck,” says David. “But it can be used anywhere on the body to tighten and lift. I often use it for body treatments, too, such as the abdomen or above the knees to stimulate new collagen production and provide optimal skin contraction in the deeper layers of the skin.” 

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