One of the most common effects of the aging process is an increase in skin laxity. As your skin loses some of its natural elasticity, you may notice sagging, jowling, and a general loss of tightness. Forma is a safe, non-surgical treatment that can remodel and re-tighten the skin, rejuvenating your appearance. Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon offering Forma treatments for skin and tissue remodeling.

Forma is the ONLY procedure that has no pain at all. In fact, Forma feels like a hot stone massage, relaxing and comfortable. It has gained popularity among celebrities for its immediate results and is often called a “Red Carpet Facial.”

How Does Forma Work?

Forma is administered via a non-invasive radiofrequency device, meaning there is no need for anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. Radiofrequency energy is emitted in a controlled and targeted way, heating dermal tissue just enough to boost collagen production and tighten the skin without risking any damage to surrounding tissues. The added heat can also stimulate blood flow, which improves the overall health of your skin.

Conditions Treated

Forma can be used to treat laxity and sagging almost anywhere in the body, including:

  • Under eye
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Hands

Our Process

Your journey will begin with a consultation with Dr. Gandolfi. During this consultation, Dr. Gandolfi will assess your skin, listen to your aesthetic concerns, and verify that you are a good candidate for Forma.

Forma is administered with a handheld applicator, or wand, and does not require any incisions. The applicator has auto-adjust technology to prevent overheating, and most patients consider it comfortable. Many liken it to the sensation of getting a hot stone massage.


Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices in New York City and Englewood, NJ. He specializes in cosmetic surgery and is a member of The Aesthetic Society, a by-invitation-only society for doctors with experience and excellence in cosmetic surgery. He obtained his plastic surgery degree at Duke University Medical Center and spent additional training in facial surgery at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gandolfi is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Recovery Process

One of the advantages of Forma is that there is no downtime required. This is often regarded as a lunchtime procedure, as patients can have the treatment and immediately go back to their normal activities. While you may have some redness following treatment, this redness usually subsides within just a few hours.

Forma FAQ

How long does Forma take to work?

Forma results are immediate. However, without persistent treatments, the results will be fleeting.

How long does Forma last?

A single Forma treatment will last about half of a day. This treatment, often called a “Red Carpet Facial,” is quick and comfortable. For longer lasting results, we will prepare a custom treatment plan with a series of weekly treatments.

How many treatments do you need with Forma?

In order to see your desired aesthetic outcomes, you will likely need five or more Forma treatments. The specific number of treatments required can vary by patient and goals.

What can you not do after Forma?

You are free to resume your normal activities following your Forma treatment, including returning to work or even working out. 

You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Gandolfi

Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, with a track record of promoting patient safety and wellbeing while ensuring optimal aesthetic outcomes. To learn more about Forma or other non-surgical treatments, make an appointment with Dr. Gandolfi. Schedule your consultation by calling (212) 287-7211.

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