Forma Skin Tightening
"Lift" Loose Facial Skin without Surgery in St. Petersburg, South Pasadena, and Tampa Bay
Faces with firm, tight skin and elevated contours are known for their smooth, youthful look. However, time gradually depletes the skin of supportive collagen and elastin, causing facial tissues to sag as they can no longer hold out against the effects of gravity. As lax skin pulls away from underlying layers, it also allows deeper creases and lines to form. With Forma skin tightening, Tampa Bay's Nelson Dermatology counters these signs of aging, using radiofrequency energy and heat to rejuvenate your skin.
What Does Forma Skin Tightening Treat?
The Forma device's design makes it ideal for addressing small areas of laxity that could benefit from focused attention, such as the face, neck, and just beneath the chin. It also improves overall skin quality and texture.
Given its particular abilities, many people choose Forma skin tightening to address jowls on the jawline, wattles on the neck, and nasolabial folds—also known as parentheses—on either side of the mouth. It can also be used on delicate areas, such as around the eyes, to improve texture.
Who Performs Forma Skin Tightening at Florida's Nelson Dermatology?
With an in-depth knowledge of skin and how it ages, the board-certified dermatologists at Nelson Dermatology are well known for their ability to create customized, natural-looking results with Forma—as well as the many other devices and treatments available at the practice. They approach each patient as an individual, so there is no "assembly line" approach to skin tightening.
What Can I Expect from a Forma Skin Tightening Session?
The Forma skin tightening device emits radiofrequency energy and generates heat—up to 109 degrees Fahrenheit—so patients will feel significant warmth as the handpiece glides over the surface of the treatment areas. The Forma machine has built-in temperature feedback mechanisms to prevent the skin from becoming too hot or getting burned, so it is a very safe treatment. Anyone concerned about how they will handle the warm sensation can discuss comfort options before their session, but should know that it is generally well tolerated and sometimes compared to a hot stone massage.
Expect some short-term redness and swelling lasting a few hours after a treatment session. All of these side effects should be expected to resolve on their own, and will give way to tighter, rejuvenated skin over the next few treatment sessions.
How Does Forma Skin Tightening Work?
The Forma device utilizes a patented feedback system to carefully deliver concentrated radiofrequency (RF) energy to the skin. The integrated feedback system constantly monitors your skin during the treatment to make certain that the exact amount of energy is delivered to properly heat collagen without overheating your skin. This makes the Forma device one of the safest and most effective RF systems available.
As the collagen is heated during a Forma treatment, the existing collagen is remodeled and tightened first. This results in an initial improvement in your skin, seen almost right away following the treatment. Over a few treatment sessions, the controlled heating of the dermis of your skin causes new collagen to be produced—new collagen that is tighter and more compact than your aged collagen. This neocollagenesis (the medical term for new collagen production) results in longer-term improvement in deep wrinkles, skin texture, and overall skin tightening.
What Other Skin Treatments Are Available?
Skin tightening is just one cosmetic rejuvenation option at Nelson Dermatology. Other energy-based treatments include IPL for addressing brown spots and redness, photodynamic therapy, VBeam for dilated blood vessels, and Fractora skin resurfacing.
The board-certified dermatologists at Nelson Dermatology are excited to meet personally with you, discuss your current needs, and design a unique, personalized approach to achieve your cosmetic goals.