Skin Tightening And Resurfacing
FORMA RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY
Forma uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and heat the underlying tissues. This promotes collagen production and improves skin elasticity. It’s an effective way to tighten and tone loose or sagging skin. Forma may even reduce the appearance of cellulite in the treated area.
At Emana Medical, we often use Forma radiofrequency tightening on the forehead, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, smile lines, jowls, and neck. We may also use it on the body in areas like the abdomen and arms.
While you’ll likely notice immediate results after a single treatment, they’ll continue to improve over time as your body produces fresh collagen. Several sessions spaced several weeks apart are usually necessary to achieve optimal results.
Forma Radiofrequency Tightening
Forma is one of the most popular skin tightening devices on the market today. It is one of our highest performed procedures in the clinic.
Forma uses radiofrequency technology to heat the tissue, provide optimal skin contraction, and stimulate formation of new collagen while improving the skin’s elasticity for a noticeable change in firmness and enhanced contour. This is the perfect treatment if you have sagging skin in your face and neck, knees, abs and other parts of the body. It’s a comfortable, non-invasive solution that you can do over your lunch time break without worrying about downtime.
MORPHEUS8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the underlying collagen will reorganize and renew the delivering an enhanced contour to the face and body. MORPHEUS8 is very unique as it can penetrate 4mm deep, which results in fat melting so you can truly contour and remodel different parts of the body.
Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, stretch marks, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.
Your healthcare provider will be able to examine your area of concern and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment regimen you can expect to have between 1-5 sessions.
Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.
Fractionated RF energy is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen and fat. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime.
The benefit of Morpheus8’s color blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to be treated.
RF (radiofrequency) energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. The treatment will improve skin elasticity, complexion and texture for a more radiant, tight and contoured appearance.
Yes, Morpheus8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. This is determined by the provider, as we would tailor each treatment to suit the overall beauty plan.
One Week Prior to Treatment
Stop taking NSAID medicines such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen since they interfere with normal blood clotting. Check medication labels for the active ingredient. You may take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) as needed for pain not to exceed 3000 mg a day.
Three Days Prior to Treatment:
Discontinue any irritant type topical products or treatments Products such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula), scrubs or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare. Treatments such as microdermabrasion and laser No prolonged sun exposure, to the area being treated A treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
Day of Treatment
Shower as usual Do not apply any lotion, powder, oils or other products to treatment areas If face/neck being treated Cleanse your face/neck and do not apply makeup If you have long hair bring a hair band to pull it back
Immediately after your treatment, you will look and feel like you have a moderate sunburn Skin may feel warm and tighter than usual Skin may crust and peel for 3-7 days after treatment Redness and swelling may last for 3-4 days
CLEAN – Use a soothing cleanser or face wash with lukewarm water to cleanse the face and gently pat dry the treated skin until it heals. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area. HYDRATE – Use a gentle moisturizer or healing ointment on the treatment area until skin heals. MAKEUP – Can be applied 2-3 days after the treatment. Clean makeup brushes prior to using. PROTECT – At 24 hours after the procedure, you should apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a SPF30, AT ALL TIMES when you will be outside. Use a physical sunscreen (Zinc/Titanium Dioxide) daily. Do not use chemical sunscreens (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate). Reapply often→In addition to reducing your future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.
To ensure the proper healing environment, be certain to observe the following:
For at least 48 hours post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for at least 24 hours. No tanning beds.
Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments are harmful, rife with bacteria, and may cause adverse reactions.