Introducing The Forma Facial!

Introducing The Forma Facial!

I have some exciting news to bring to you today…

Luminate Derm Spa will now be offering forma facial contouring as part of our spa’s regular services!

This innovative treatment has been taking the skincare world by storm, praised for its ability to improve skin elasticity and build collagen without the need for invasive procedures, and it’s now available to you at our spa in Edmonton.

What Exactly is a Forma Facial?

At its core, the Forma Facial is the only non-invasive, auto-adjusting thermal skin treatment for collagen remodeling and skin tightening. 

It uses a technology called radio frequency (RF). This radio frequency energy and heat work together by stimulating the deep tissue which then tightens and enhances the skin. It can be used to tighten the jawline, remove folds, sculpt the cheekbones, and more!

You get all the benefits of tighter skin, without any surgical procedures or injections.

So How Does It Work?

Now you know that RF energy heats up your skin, but how?

We use an extremely powerful and precise hand-held device that emits RF energy. This energy generates heat as it makes contact with your skin, and during the treatment, your skin will rise to an average temperature of around an average of 42°C. 

Our device is capable of reading your skin’s surface temperature up to 1000 times per second. The purpose of this is to deliver the RF energy in a highly-controlled fashion and protect you throughout the treatment. At the moment it detects your skin is at the optimum temperature, it will cut off the heating!

What’s significant about 42°C is that at this temperature, your body’s natural healing process will kickstart. Your body will begin to repair the heat damage in the deepest layers of your skin that RF penetrates (the dermis), allowing new collagen to be formed, and old collagen to dissipate, as well as induce skin contractions!

Collagen, if you’re not familiar with the term, is a protein that gives our skin its firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. By stimulating collagen production, the Forma Facial helps to improve skin elasticity and reduce the signs of aging.

One of the great things about Forma Facial is its versatility. It can be used to treat various parts of the face including the forehead, neck, crow’s feet, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, and smile lines.

The Benefits of Forma Facial

Building Collagen in the Dermal Layers

Collagen is a protein that acts as a sort of scaffold for your skin, giving it structure and firmness. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging. 

The Forma Facial, with its unique combination of RF energy and heat, stimulates the cells in the deeper layers of your skin to produce more collagen, thereby helping to restore your skin’s youthful firmness.

Improving Skin Elasticity

Speaking of building collagen, one of the key benefits of more collagen is improved skin elasticity. Elasticity is what allows your skin to snap back into place when you stretch or pinch it. 

The elasticity of your skin is what gives you that plump and healthy-looking skin!

As we age, our skin naturally loses some of this elasticity, leading to loose, sagging skin and the formation of wrinkles. The forma facial is one of our spa’s most advanced treatment options in improving skin elasticity!

Completely Non-Invasive

One of the things that sets the Forma Facial apart from other treatments is its ability to deliver what a lot of people like to refer to as a  “non-surgical facelift”. 

The RF energy and heat used in the treatment not only stimulate collagen production but also tighten the skin, leading to a lifted more youthful appearance. 

And because it’s non-invasive, there’s no need for anesthesia, incisions, or a lengthy recovery period, making it a great option for those who are looking for noticeable results without downtime.

The Forma Facial Procedure: What to Expect

Time Required

The Forma facial is very quick and convenient. The treatment is typically completed in around 20 to 40 minutes. 

You’ll spend the entirety of the process lounging on our comfortable spa bed, which will make the most relaxing and comfortable 30 minutes of your day! 

Experience During the Treatment

The treatment will begin with one of our estheticians applying ultrasound gel to the treatment areas. The ultrasound gel is used to conduct the energy. 

From this point, we will set the temperature on the hand-held device and begin the forma facial. You are going to feel a heat sensation from the warm RF waves against the skin, however it will never feel like it burns or is uncomfortable. 

In fact, I’ve had some clients describe the sensation as if they were getting a relaxing hot stone massage for their face!

The device is always gauging the surface temperature of your skin (1000 times per second) and if you are finding it rather uncomfortable, then the heat can always be adjusted! At no point will your skin be heated past the point where any damage, even minimal, can occur. 

Aftercare and Results

Instructions for Aftercare

Following the Forma facial, you can continue your day as normal, but it’s recommended to avoid exposure to excess heat, such as direct exposure to the sun, visiting a sauna or steam room, etc, as the treatment already involves heat stimulation. 

You’re OK to continue with your regular skin-care routine because there’s no breaking of the skin barrier during the procedure, so there’s generally no need to avoid your favorite products. 

Some tightness and redness may be experienced immediately following the treatment, but both are typically manageable and should subside within a day. 

Expected Duration of Results

To achieve optimal results, you will require around 6-8 sessions of the treatment, although you are likely to see amazing improvements in even fewer sessions than this. The more times you undergo the treatment, the more new collagen your skin produces. Some patients will notice their skin looks plumper immediately, with a noticeable glow the next day.

However, since collagen degradation is a natural occurrence and function of the body, setting up maintenance sessions after the initial treatment plan will help with long-term results. 

Potential Side Effects and How to Manage Them

Forma is generally safe for most people. However, while the procedure uses only a low dose of RF energy (comparable to that of a cell phone), it is not generally recommended for women who may be pregnant or breastfeeding, or those who suffer from auto-immune diseases

 As mentioned earlier, some patients may experience some tightness and redness immediately following the treatment, but these side effects are typically manageable and subside within the day​.

Is the Forma Facial Worth It?

Immediate plumpness and glow

The Forma Facial is touted for its ability to deliver immediate, noticeable results. 

Post-treatment, patients can often observe an instant plumpness in their skin, accompanied by a healthy glow that exudes a fresh, youthful appearance. 

The treatment’s heat and radio frequency components work together to create micro-injuries in the skin, triggering a natural regenerative response that boosts collagen production, enhancing skin elasticity and plumpness​.

Long-term effects

The long-term effects of the forma facial largely hinge on its ability to stimulate collagen production, a vital protein that supports skin elasticity and firmness. 

With repeated treatments, users report improved skin texture, including the smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, the treatment is expected to lead to a more even skin tone and texture, attributable to the increased collagen and elastin production that has been triggered by the procedure​

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For the Forma Facial?

Forma is largely safe and compatible with most skin types, making it a versatile option for a wide range of people. 

It’s often used as an alternative to Botox or facial fillers, making it a good choice for those seeking a less invasive route to more elastic, refreshed, and tighter skin. 


We are so excited to bring you this new and highly effective skincare treatment at Luminate Derm Spa!

The Forma Facial Contouring treatment offers you a groundbreaking and accessible solution for skin tightening and collagen remodeling. Utilizing RF energy, this non-invasive, pain-free procedure will enhance skin elasticity, diminish signs of aging, and promote a more youthful appearance!

So, if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to invigorate your skin’s vitality, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or simply want a fresh, radiant complexion, the Forma Facial at Luminate Derm Spa is worth giving a shot!

Treat yourself to a forma facial at our skincare studio in Edmonton, or contact us today if you have any questions about the treatment.

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