Up to 12 months
Redness possible for a few hours
Moisturise as needed; Gentle cleansing on day of treatment
Radiofrequency: course of six weekly treatments
£225 per session; £320 (HydraTite)
Forma offers a needle-free, non-invasive option for skin tightening, so that you can achieve a more youthful-looking complexion without the discomfort or downtime sometimes associated with microneedling.
If noticeable skin laxity isn’t yet an issue for you but you’d like to achieve enhanced definition and tone, this could be just the solution. It’s particularly favoured by younger patients eager to optimise the look of their skin.
The heated radiofrequency wand can be used anywhere on the body, but is most popular for improving the appearance of areas such as the forehead, crow’s feet, jowls, upper eyelids, nasolabial, neck and smile lines. On the body, it’s regularly chosen to treat the arms (bat wings) and abdomen.
Forma’s bipolar radiofrequency energy works by heating the deep layers of the skin, which encourages it to contract and tighten, while at the same time stimulating the generation of collagen and elastin. After the course of treatment, you’ll be left with skin that appears firmer and more radiant.
The device was developed based on the clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E (Aquire, Control, Extend) technology, and leaves no areas under or over-treated as it ensures appropriate, precise, and comfortable temperatures for low-risk, optimal and consistent results.
It’s suitable for all skin types and, in line with Dr Joshua’s ethos, always delivers natural looking results. Painless and with zero associated downtime, skin will appear smoother with fewer apparent fine lines and wrinkles after the course of treatment.
As with many of the procedures we offer, Forma works well in combination with other treatments.
HydraTite combines the benefits of Forma radiofrequency with HydraFacial for skin that’s not only more taut and healthy, but deeply cleansed, quenched, and nourished. A truly formidable duo for supremely age defying, glowy results.
Are Forma and HydraTite painful treatments?
Whether you choose Forma or HydraTite, both treatments are very comfortable with no associated downtime other than perhaps some mild redness in more sensitive skins. In fact, no numbing cream is required for either treatment, Forma requires only some ultrasound gel on the treated area.
How long do results last?
Results from Forma can last for up to 12 months after the initial course of weekly treatments over a six-week period. We recommend a maintenance session once every six or 12 months depending on the individual. Our experienced senior beauty technicians will be pleased to advise on the best plan for you.
Is Forma the same as Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is more intensive and is typically used to treat more pronounced lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, acne scars as well as stretch marks. It uses both microneedling and radiofrequency energy to improve skin quality and thickness. It can also slightly tighten saggy skin.