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RF Facial


Sagging skin on the face and neck is one of the skin concerns we hear most often at our practice. While traditional methods of skin and tissue tightening involve extensive surgical procedures or needles, the innovative RF (radiofrequency) facial treatments offers a painless and nonsurgical atlernative for face and neck contouring.

Nonsurgical Facial Contouring and Skin Tightening in Atlanta, GA

What Is Forma?

Forma is a skin tightening treatment that exclusively uses radiofrequency and gentle heat to smooth and plump the skin and stimulate the formation of new collagen. Forma’s gentle heating penetrates deep into the subdermal layer of the skin to stimulate collagen production. At Aviva Plastic surgery, our expert medical aesthetician uses Forma to improve the contours of the face and neck while preventing skin sagging and other developing signs of aging.  Forma’s RF facial results leave your skin looking rejuvenated and younger than ever by increasing the skin’s elasticity and smoothing fine lines.

I'm in my late 30s, and my jawline has bothered me for the last year. I'm definitely nowhere ready for surgery, but the Forma RF treatment has given me great results. There's no pain, and no downtime, and I like my jawline again.

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Forma Facial Treatment Details

The Forma RF facial is described as a relaxing hot stone massage by most of our patients.  After a comprehensive skin analysis, our medial aesthetician begins the facial by gently cleaning the skin. After removing makeup and skincare products, Alla applies a thin layer of a clear ultrasound gel to act as a medium for the Forma RF applicator. Alla gently presses and constantly moves the Forma applicator to heat a part of the face at a time. The Forma device will slowly heat the treated area to precisely 40°C, allowing the skin’s natural healing process to stimulate collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin production provides tighter, younger appearing skin. After a 30-45 minutes heating treatment, our aesthetician removes the gel and applies a light moisturiser to the treated areas. Depending on your needs, Alla may continue the facial with masks, peels, pore extractions, or Celluma LED light therapy to clear the complexion, remove acne scars, exfoliate, and rejuvenate the skin.

The Benefits of a Forma Facial

The main benefit of an RF facial is the skin tightening that can be seen and felt immediately. As a pain-free alternative to invasive cheek and neck lifting treatments, RF Facials can smooth the skin, improve the appearance of fine lines, and help contour the face and neck for a youthful appearance in as little as 30-45 minutes. Without any downtime after the Forma treatment, the RF facial is the perfect lunch-break skincare boost or a relaxing procedure for self-care!

Areas which benefit from Forma RF facial treatments are:

  • Forehead lines
  • Upper and Lower Eyelids and crepey surrounding skin
  • Smile Lines
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Crows feet
  • Jowls
  • Neck fullness or droopiness
  • Double Chin

Am I a Candidate for a Forma Facial?

Men and women in good health and without conflicting skin disorders are generally good candidates for Forma RF facial treatments. Forma’s gentle heating is pain-free and noninvasive, working well with the full range of skin tones.  Individuals bothered by sagging skin on the face and neck, seeking a less invasive alternative to surgical lifting, and those wanting to look their best in preparation for a special event are great candidates for RF facials.

RF facials are a great standalone experience with skin tightening and can easily be combined with Dermaplaning and Photofacial treatments to see greater benefits for the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Forma RF facial treatment is “color blind,” and safe for all skin tones and types.  This treatment is not impacted by the presence of a suntan or self-tanner, and therefore can be done year-round.  We recommend Forma treatments weekly for 6 weeks if you are looking to address early signs of aging, or within the week before an important event like a wedding or family photos.  

Most patients report an immediate glowy appearance and a sense of tightening within the treated areas after Forma treatments.  There is not typically tenderness, swelling, or other obvious and detrimental signs of treatment after Forma RF facials.  

Since Forma treatments use radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the skin by a few degrees, the risk of burning is minimal. The Forma device has multiple integrated safety features that shuts off the heating element once the target temperature is reached; this also helps maximize safety and decrease the risk of adverse events. Individuals who are good candidates for surgery are less likely to see the results they want with Forma.

In preparing for a special event, most patients do well with 1-2 treatments within a week before the big day.  For addressing easy signs of skin sagging and facial aging, the best results with RF facials come from weekly treatments over a 4-6 window. Multiple sessions provide greater benefits for the skin’s appearance and the full 4-6 treatment provides maximum results. After the initial treatment window, we recommend maintenance appointments every 2-3 months or as desired.

Trust Our Expert Staff for the Best RF Facial Results in Atlanta and Sandy Springs, GA

Our mission at Aviva Plastic Surgery is simple – help patients achieve greater confidence and their best health.  By offering a large number of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, we can address a greater number of your concerns while accommodating busy schedules and set downtimes.  To learn more about our services, call our clinic at 678-974-8435.  We look forward to taking care of you!

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