As we age, our skin begins to droop and sag over time, which can make us look older than we truly are. A skin tightening treatment called Forma™ uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of the skin. It targets fat cells and is delivered by a precise applicator head designed to match the contours of your face or neck for optimal results.
The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and is a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey has developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.
Our motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”
We believe that there is simply no reason for you to look and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. LeConey is board-certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer, and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.
Ideal candidates for skin tightening treatment with Forma™ are non-smokers in good general health who wish to achieve firmer skin for a more youthful appearance. Candidates should also have realistic expectations of their results. Forma™ can be performed on men and women with all skin types. A personal consultation will determine how many treatments may be necessary for ideal candidates to achieve your goal.
Forma™ is the only auto-adjusting, non-invasive, thermal radio frequency skin treatment. The device uses radio frequency technology to target the deep layers of your skin. The subdermal heating stimulates collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity, resulting in tightened skin and decreased wrinkles. This effective, no-downtime treatment will leave you with tighter skin that will make you look years younger!
There is no downtime associated with the Forma™ skin tightening treatment. Some patients may experience slight redness in the treatment area immediately after their procedure, but that should dissipate within a few hours.
To fully notice and experience results, it is recommended that patients undergo a series of treatments. After about eight sessions is when the skin tightening results become most noticeable. Results can last up to a few years with multiple treatments and yearly maintenance.
RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. The Forma™/Forma™ Plus treatment will help stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity.
Forma™ can be used on both the face and body where areas need contraction. Commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest, arms, and knees.
Forma™/Forma™ Plus treatments are weekly sessions over the course of 6-8 weeks with maintenance sessions recommended quarterly or biannually.
The Forma™/Forma™ Plus is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post-procedure, which subsides within a few hours.
Yes, the Forma™/Forma™Plus can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, and injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®.
Patients using Retin-A/Tretinoin, Retinols, glycolic acid, and/or AHA’s/BHA’s should discontinue use 48 hours prior to treatment if they are treating the face, neck and/or chest.
Patients treating the face and/or neck can resume use of their normal skin care regimen 24 hours after treatment.