Forma RF

Wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and sagging are all inevitable signs of aging. These cosmetic concerns all relate to collagen, an essential fiber that gives your skin structure and smoothness.

Using RF energy from devices like Forma, we can dramatically rejuvenate the skin and reverse signs of aging by contracting collagen fibers and stimulating new collagen production.

Forma uses radiofrequency technology to tighten your skin and improve its overall appearance. At Rapaport Plastic Surgery, we offer this innovative anti-aging treatment for your face, neck, and body.

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Forma is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and natural-looking approach to improve uneven skin tone and texture irregularities, including fine lines and wrinkles. It is primarily a skin-tightening treatment and will not treat complexion concerns like hyperpigmentation or acne scars.

Radiofrequency skin-tightening treatments like Forma are sometimes considered a non-surgical facelift alternative. By contracting collagen fibers, the treatment can improve your facial contours. However, the results are less dramatic than a facelift, and Forma RF is typically better for younger patients under 40. 

Forma can be used on both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include the forehead, crow’s feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines, and neck. On the body, we often use Forma for skin-tightening on the arms (bat wings) and abdomen. Forma can help tighten mild loose skin on the abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss for a tummy tuck alternative.

Radiofrequency energy has become a staple in skin rejuvenation treatments for its ability to tighten the skin and promote collagen production. The heat triggers your skin’s healing response, prompting it to repair itself and produce more collagen for long-term benefits. Increased collagen smooths out wrinkles, reduces sagging, and enhances facial contours for a youthful, lifted look. For patients seeking more dramatic results with minimally invasive RF technology, we may recommend FaceTite.

The first step of your treatment at Rapaport Plastic Surgery will be a detailed consultation. Your provider will assess your skin, review your medical history, and discuss your goals to create the best treatment plan. Since Forma RF can be used almost anywhere on the body, we can customize the treatment to your specific areas of concern. Some patients opt for a targeted treatment on a small area like under-eye bags, while others choose for a comprehensive treatment of the face and neck.

Forma is non-invasive, fast, and simple. First, your provider will apply a numbing gel to your skin. They will then glide the Forma device over your treatment area to deliver RF energy. The handheld wand automatically adjusts its temperature to maintain comfort and safety, but we can also manually control the heat according to your preferences and skin sensitivity. With a comfortable temperature maintained throughout and no needles or abrasion, Forma is painless and even relaxing.

A Forma treatment for the face typically takes less than an hour. Since there’s no downtime afterward, it’s a convenient procedure that can be fit into a lunch break. It may take longer if you have larger areas treated, such as the arms or abdomen.

There is no downtime after Forma RF and little to no side effects. Most patients have slight redness after, which subsides within a few hours. Patients with sensitive skin may experience mild swelling or tingling for a day or two. 

You can resume your regular activities immediately after Forma. Since your skin will be more sensitive, you should keep it moisturized and apply sunscreen. Patients can apply makeup on the same day.

Forma tightens and smooths the skin in two ways. First, it causes collagen fibers to contract. This effect is immediate, so you’ll notice firmer skin and enhanced facial contours right after treatment. Patients often see a more defined jawline or cheekbones and reduced nasolabial folds. Forma also prompts collagen production, which is a gradual process that takes several weeks.

We generally recommend at least a few treatment sessions over two months for optimal improvements. Patients with mild skin laxity may need fewer sessions. Once you achieve your ideal results, they should last several months. You can maintain your younger, firmer look with a yearly maintenance treatment.

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Every patient’s transformation journey at Rapaport Plastic Surgery begins with a detailed consultation with Dr. Rapaport. To learn more about Forma RF and determine if it’s the right choice for you, fill out the form below or call us at (212) 249-9955 to schedule an appointment. Our team is dedicated to providing the best plastic surgery NYC has to offer.

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