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When it comes to deciding which nonsurgical facelift is best for you, two of the most sought-after skin-tightening treatments are battling it out for the best in ageless beauty.

Both Forma and Ultherapy are innovative, non-surgical solutions to the traditional, invasive facelift.  Whether you’re a fan of Forma or you’re Team Ultherapy all the way, both trendy, and in-office, beauty treatments often go head-to-head in vying for your adoration.  So, which one is better – for you?  Here, we break down both popular procedures to help you make an informed decision about the health and beauty of your body’s largest organ and most spotlighted feature.  

Pros and Cons:  The Difference Between Forma and Ultherapy

Forma and Ultherapy both address common, aging concerns, such as laxity/sagging, wrinkles, roughened texture, uneven tone, and diminished collagen production.  However, Forma uses innovative radiofrequency energy synergized with intense heat to improve elasticity and promote collagen in the subdermal layers of the skin via deep tissue stimulation, while Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to heat deep dermal layers, hence stimulating collagen production. 

However, Ultherapy’s advanced, ultrasound technology is more intense, therefore making it significantly more painful – and pricy.  The skin-tightening trade-off?  Ultherapy produces longer-lasting results than its Forma counterpart.

Generally, a single session of Ultherapy is all that’s needed to achieve desired, rejuvenated results with a maintenance upkeep session required once every two years or later.  Forma, on the other hand, requires at least 5 individual treatment sessions before visible results are revealed and are exponentially safer than Ultherapy, as it uses precision temperature control technology to ensure both safety and efficacy. 

Ultherapy carries the risk of nerve damage and/or nerve palsy, albeit temporary, including thermal burns if not performed correctly.  So, if you’re seriously considering Ultherapy as your nonsurgical face-firming option, you will want to do your research on procuring the most skilled and experienced esthetician to avoid any mishaps.  While both face-firming treatments are highly-effective, Forma simply takes the scenic route, making more stops, to get to its destination, while Ultherapy uses a more direct route. 

Forma is also more beauty budget-friendly than Ultherapy, so lifestyle is something to consider when choosing your skin-tightening procedure of choice. 

Do Damage Control with Forma

Because Forma is gentler in its approach to helping you achieve a visibly more lifted, sculpted, contoured look to your appearance than its complexion-correcting Ultherapy counterpart, it can be used on more delicate areas of the face and body, including thin-skinned eyelids and neck.  If you’re looking to tame your “turkey neck” or “tech neck,” Forma is undoubtedly the way to go, as it safeguards extremely thin, delicate skin from suffering burns or nerve damage to susceptible, underlying tissue. 

Forma skin tightening offers more flexibility coupled with fuss-free efficacy than Ultherapy.  Ultherapy can take up to 12 weeks for results to appear and can be enjoyed up to two years or longer without a maintenance session.  Because Ultherapy uses a more intense approach, the procedure isn’t exactly pain-free, and a numbing anesthetic will need to be applied prior to your procedure to minimize any discomfort.  Forma, conversely, is virtually painless and has been likened to a relaxing “hot stone massage” one would receive at a spa. 

If you’re a younger patient seeking to preserve your youth for as long as possible, Forma offers an excellent way to prevent future sagging, wrinkling, crinkling, and creasing with a series of painless, noninvasive sessions.  Forma also makes the perfect pre-party/pre-event complexion-plumping procedure due to its painless, noninvasive technique that leaves the skin glowing, dewy, and beautifully bouncy immediately following treatment without any dreaded downtime or recovery period necessary. 

Just ask any in-demand, on-screen starlet who graces the crimson carpets and glossy magazine covers regularly.  Forma is an undisputed, face-fixing fave amongst many of Tinseltown’s most beautiful, ageless stars, leaving their visages twinkling under the glare of the limelight.

So, as you can see, both Forma and Ultherapy are highly effective methods to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin – both on the face and body.  Choosing which of the popular skin-tightening procedures to choose is simply a matter of choice, as well as your budget and beauty goals.  Which is the clear winner to help beat your beauty woes? Contact us today.