BODY CONTOURING & SKIN TIGHTENING FAQ’S
Q: How does Forma/Plus work?
Using radio-frequency technology, Forma/Plus causes controlled thermal injury to the skin, stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen), and contracting the pre-existing collagen in the skin. This results in a tighter, plumper, and more youthful appearance to the skin.
Q: Is Forma/Plus safe for my skin?
A: Absolutely! Throughout the entire treatment, Forma/Plus consistently measures the temperature of your skin to ensure optimal, safe results. The treatment is completely non-invasive and non-ablative, meaning that there is no down-time after each session!
Q: What is the difference between Forma and Plus?
A: Forma is a facial treatment which uses a smaller wand to comfortably contour all of the delicate areas of the face and neck. Plus is a bigger wand for use on larger areas, such as the tummy, thighs, arms, etc. Both treatments tighten skin by stimulating the production of new collagen and the contraction of pre-existing collagen.
Q: Does Forma/Plus hurt?
A: Nope! Forma/Plus are non-invasive treatments, so the most you should feel during a session is warmth in the targeted area. This technology also measures the temperature of the skin, so the skin never gets warm enough to feel pain. In fact it is a quite relaxing treatment some compare to a hot stone massage.
Q: Are there any adverse side effects of Forma/Plus?
A: There are no adverse long-term side effects from either Forma or Plus treatments. Clients may experience slight temporary erythema (redness) in the targeted area of treatment. This erythema is only temporary, and typically lasts only a couple of hours after the treatment.
Q: Why do I need 8 sessions to see maximum results? Can’t I just do one session?
A: With Forma/Plus, it is possible to see results after one session! In fact, we recommend booking a Forma session the day of (or the day before) a special event, as it will ensure that your skin is looking tightened, lifted, plumped, and glowing! But for optimal, long-term results, 8 weekly sessions are required, and you will see your best results 6-8 weeks after the last session.
Q: I don’t have a lot of loose skin, will Forma/Plus still work for me?
A: Forma/Plus is an amazing preventative treatment to ensure tighter, plumper skin and the rebuilding of collagen that we naturally lose as time passes. Generally, clients between the ages of 18-25 years old will benefit from one Forma facial session every 3 months (or every season), in order to maintain their youthful, even skin for longer. Clients with more laxity to their skin would receive optimal results with 8-sessions of the Forma/Plus treatment.
Q: I have a mummy tummy, can I have Plus done to treat the loose skin?
A: Absolutely! This is one of our favourite uses for Plus. We do want to make sure that the procedure if completely safe for you, so if you have had a C-section, we will require that you have been medically cleared by your physician to complete the treatment.
Q: Do I have to do any aftercare at home after the Forma/Plus sessions?
A: It is very important to make sure that your water intake is consistently high throughout your treatment. That is the only aftercare that you need for Forma/Plus! In general, adults should be be consuming a minimum of 2 Litres of water per day (more if you drink caffeinated or alcoholic beverages), and this is especially important whenever you are doing skin tightening or body contouring treatments.
Q: I’m a Bride-to-Be, and I’m thinking of doing a Forma treatment so I can look my absolute best on my wedding day! How far in advance should I book my treatment?
A: In order to see your best results on your wedding day, we recommend you book your full treatment at minimum 4 months in advance. This will allow for the 8 weekly sessions, as well as the 6-8 weeks prior for the results to fully show.
Already past the 4 month mark but still looking for a facial treatment before the big day?
No problem! Booking one session the day before your wedding will ensure that your skin is looking smooth, plump, and tightened on the most important day. Makeup can be applied directly to the skin after the treatment, so no matter what plans you have for the night before your wedding, you’ll know that your skin will be glowing, youthful and contoured.
BODY FX / MINI FX
Q: How does BodyFX/MiniFX work?
A: BodyFX/MiniFX uses radio-frequency induced electroporation of the fat cell membrane, deep tissue heating, and suction coupled negative pressure to permanently kill adipose (fat) tissue, allowing us to treat cellulite and areas of stubborn fat. This results in a loss of up to 30% adipose tissue in the treatment area, tightened skin, and a more contoured figure!
Q: I’ve heard of other body contouring treatments, what makes BodyFX/MiniFX different?
A: Out of the three body contouring systems that are Health Canada-approved, BodyFX/MiniFX has been proven in clinical trials to be the most effective. BodyFX/MiniFX permanently destroys up to 30% of adipose tissue (versus the 22% and 24% that the other two systems boast), and tightens skin by up to 13.7% at the same time. BodyFX/MiniFX is the only system that does both permanent fat cell destruction and skin tightening at the same time, and can target cellulite.
Q: How much weight will I lose?
A: BodyFX/MiniFX is not a weight loss program. Fat tissue weighs very little, especially compared to muscle, so although you likely will not see a drastic change in the number on the scale, you will be losing inches, and visibly see the change in the targeted area as well as feel the difference when wearing your clothes.
Q: Is there anything I have to do outside of the sessions to ensure the success of the treatment?
A: As long as you maintain your current body weight and lifestyle, the treatment will be successful. It is important to keep your water intake high and stick to a healthy lifestyle.
Q: Who would be a good candidate for the procedure?
A: Well, it's important to recognize that Body FX/Mini FX is not intended for weight loss or to treat obesity. And in fact, the ideal candidates for Body FX/Mini FX are relatively fit! Simply put, if you just can't get rid of that pocket of unwanted fat with your diet and exercise routine, then you may be a good candidiate.
Q: Will a person need more than one treatment?
A: Most patients opt for a package of 8 treatments in an area for the optimal results to achieve their fat reduction and/or cellulite reduction goal.
Q: How soon will I see results?
A: Clients typically start to see results around the 6-8th session, and see optimal final results 6-8 weeks after the final session of the treatment. For this reason, we suggest planning your treatment 4 months in advance of when you would like to see the results.
Q: What can a person expect during their appointment?
A: The treated area will be warm but the process is relatively comfortable as we can adjust temperature settings. It wakes anywhere from 20-60 minutes depending on how many body parts and areas are being treated. During this time, the patient is free to use their phone, etc.
Q: What areas can be treated with BodyFX and MiniFX?
A: The most commonly treated areas for Body Fx include the stomach, the flanks (love handles), the thighs and the back. Mini FX treats smaller areas such as the chin, arms, bra fat, inner knee and smaller areas of cellulite.
Q: Can treatments be combined?
A: For certain areas of concern, individuals may benefit from a combination of treatments (eg. BodyFX & Plus) to destroy fat cells and significantly tighten loose skin. As every client is different, treatment plans will be discussed in detail at the consultation.
Q: Is a consultation necessary?
A: Consultations are important in order to thoroughly address the individual’s area of concern and to answer any questions you may have before the treatment. It also allows us to take a medical history and address any contraindications that may preclude an individual from treatment.