If you would like to tone and brighten your skin, and achieve the results of a facelift but without surgery, Forma is increasingly popular with our clients.
We recently treated a patient who agreed to try out a course of the procedure for an honest, unbiased review of how it felt, and of course what the results were. Take a look at her Forma review….
In my quest to give my skin a boost during a particularly stressful period in my life, where I felt it was taking a toll on my appearance, I have undergone several ‘feel good’ treatments. However, although they were effective, these didn’t provide me with a real noticeable difference that would last more than just a few weeks.
My skin had changed dramatically in a short space of time, not only did I notice brown spots from exposure to the sun (despite using a high SPF) and a loss of volume, I also had a dull complexion, outbreaks, lines and wrinkles. I went for a detailed assessment with Dr Judy Todd who looked at my skin and gave me a few treatment options.
MY TREATMENT OPTIONS
First there was Botox to smooth my frown lines (I’ve been frowning a lot recently!) and a small amount of filler to plump up the cheeks and give a lifting effect as a loss of volume was making my face appear hollow in the lower cheek. Finally, Dr. Judy suggested a non-invasive treatment first to see if I could restore and rejuvenate my skin without the need for injectibles.
The recommended treatment was Forma combined with Dermalux. Think of it as major workout for the face, helping to lift, tone and tighten. I opted for the non-invasive treatment first.
HOW FORMA WORKS
Being non-invasive, it used radio frequency to target deep within the skin’s layers, improving skin elasticity and building essential collagen. It is highly effective when used on the forehead, around the eyes, nasolabial folds, jowls and neck. It can also be used on the body but I was having a course of 4 treatments, each one being a week apart. It works by heating the deeper layers of the skin using radio frequency, which in turn stimulates the formation of new collagen, boosting volume and improving the surface of the skin.
HOW DERMALUX WORKS
Voted ‘Treatment of the Year’ for 4 consecutive years, Dermalux uses clinically proven wavelengths of light with the latest generation LED technology to help several skin conditions with no discomfort or downtime.
It works by energising the skin cells to revitalise a dull and tired complexion. A course of treatment offers long lasting results, stimulating the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes to promote healthy looking skin, accelerate cell renewal and resolve a range of skin concerns.
HOW IT FELT
I didn’t quite know what to expect when I went for my first treatment, but Jonanta explained the procedure fully so I knew what to expect. First she put a cool conductive gel onto one area of my face before turning on the machine. She then used a wand/device, which was moved over one side of my face back and forth, and under my chin. It had a slightly textured feel and I immediately felt a hot sensation without being uncomfortable. The heat was more noticeable under the chin where there is less padding! Jolanta spent about 15 to 20 minutes on each section of my face, moving the gel around depending on the treatment area. I can honestly say it was one of the most relaxing facials I have had – and can confess to falling asleep at one point!
Jolanta removed the gel from my face and applied a cream to soothe the skin and a sunscreen. I was then placed underneath the Dermalux machine. Again this was very relaxing albeit quite bright.
Straight after the treatment my skin looked flushed as if I had just been to the gym (and actually worked out rather than just had a coffee!). My skin was smooth and plumped, and I had several comments about how healthy and glowing my skin was. The subtle redness faded after a few hours, but what did remain was the glowing smooth skin. With each week I went back (4 in total) this only improved further.
A month after my fourth treatment and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this treatment. Although it’s not a dramatic change it has wound back the clock around 5 years before having my third child. My skin remains plumped and smooth, and there is definitely more volume in my cheeks. What I noticed the most was a change in my jowls – as the jawline appeared lifted.
I will definitely be back for a maintenance treatment in a month or two.
If you would like to lift, tighten and boost your complexion, contact Dr. Judy Todd for a consultation.