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Forma®: Recover Younger Active Skin

Forma smoothes and tightens the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reversing the effects of aging and sun damage. The process is completely painless, quick and requires no downtime.  This treatment uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. Radio-frequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity. 

How does Forma work?

Forma was developed based on the clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology. A.C.E. technology uses radio-frequency energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results. 

Is Forma for me?

Forma is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities. Patients have reported that their skin feels smoother and more defined, with a reduction in wrinkles.

What areas can be treated?

Forma can be used on both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include: forehead, crows feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines and neck. On the body, popular treatments consist of the arms (bat wings), abdomen and other areas that may need contraction. 

Will it hurt?

Forma is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime due to its precise technology and deep-layer targeting of the skin. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post-procedure, which subsides within a few hours.

How many sessions are required?

It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over a six-week period. Individuals with mild laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. Scheduling should be based on a medical pre-evaluation. 

Can this be used in combination with other treatments?

Yes, Forma can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, injectables and/or filler. Please speak to your aesthetic provider when considering combining Forma with other treatments.


Utherapy®: A New Approach to Anti-Aging

As you get older, your body produces less collagen, which leads to sagging skin, cellulite, and wrinkles. Ultherapy® is a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that works to smoothen cellulite, diminish fine lines and wrinkle and tighten skin by using heat to boost collagen production. This helps to restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance. This treatment is the only FDA-cleared nonsurgical device that allows providers to see precisely which layers of tissue they are treating. While Ultherapy® does not duplicate the effects of cosmetic surgery; it is a great alternative for patients not ready for surgery or for those who want to continue building collagen after a surgical lift. Ultherapy® is safe for all skin tones.

How It Works

Ultherapy® lifts and tightens skin gradually from the inside out — without surgery or downtime.  Over time, underlying changes to the skin tissue result in lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Ultherapy® delivers microfocused ultrasound energy non-invasively to heat skin tissue at multiple depths, triggering a natural regenerative response that stimulates the growth of new collagen. Results appear gradually over 2 to 3 months after treatment.

Areas of Treatment

Ultherapy® lifts and tightens the skin on the face and neck non-surgically. This treatment will also improve fine lines and wrinkles of the chest stimulating the production of new collagen revealing natural, noticeable results with no downtime.


What to Expect

Dr. Crawford and his cosmetic team will do everything to make your experience as pleasant and relaxing as possible. These treatments are 30 to 90 minutes long, depending on the areas you want treated. Some people may feel some sensitivity or discomfort during the treatment. 

When Will You See Results

Ultherapy® works by repairing and strengthening tissue from inside out – a process that takes place gradually over time with the creation of new collagen. While individual responses will vary, the following experiences you can expect to see.

First week after treatment:

  • Slight lifting, toning and plumping of fine lines
  • Minor swelling, slight tenderness to the touch, tingling or numbness, occasional minor bruising

One month after treatment:

  • Slight lifting and toning
  • Tighter feel with smoother texture
  • Slight tenderness to the touch, tingling or numbness

Three to six months 

  • Additional lifting and toning
  • Less sagging
  • Smoother texture and more even skin tone

For more information about Ultherapy®, or to meet with one of our aestheticians to discuss a customized treatment plan, please contact our office today!


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