BodyFX & Forma Plus
Eliminating Fat With BodyFX
The BodyFX applicator delivers radio-frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and light vacuum pressure to distribute heat to the skin and the underlying fat layer. When the applicator is applied to the skin, it uses light suction to draw up the area to enable radio-frequency energy to be sent from pole to pole directly across the area. The RF energy distributes heat into the targeted tissue causing the tissues to heat and contract. Once the tissue reaches the prescribed temperature, a second energy pulse is delivered that kills the fat cells. These fat cells are then eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system, as it does with any waste products.
The heating first prepares the fat and then the second energy pulse delivers the killing power, but the heating has a secondary by-product — it stimulates collagen production to tighten the skin for weeks after treatment.
Benefits of BodyFX
BodyFX delivers a host of benefits along with its RF energy:
- Effective body contouring as an alternative to surgical liposuction
- Reduces the patient’s circumferential dimensions
- Skin temperature is measured constantly to achieve and maintain optimal temperature end points for maximum fat destruction
- Skin temperature cut-off ensures continual regulation of temperature for total safety and comfort
- Applicator allows treatment of all types of areas
- There is no downtime
- The heating initiates a wound response in the dermis layer of the skin, which increases collagen production, firming the skin
- Improves the appearance of cellulite
Results After BodyFX
The fat cells destroyed by the BodyFX radiofrequency energy are permanently eliminated, but it takes some time for the body to dispose of them. You’ll notice a difference in your skin tightening immediately after your session, and this will also improve as the body produces new collagen in response to the heating in the dermis and fat layers. As the body flushes more and more dead fat cells from the system, you’ll continue to see your contour improve. These improvements reach their peak at from 2-4 months, but they can continue for 6 months or longer.
How long does a BodyFX treatment take?
Patients do not find this painful at all. You’ll feel a slight pulling sensation as the tissue is drawn up and then a warming sensation. The applicator is then moved to the next spot and the RF energy is delivered. This is repeated across the treatment areas.
At DT Gynecology, we’ve found a series of eight treatments to eliminate the amount of fat most patients feel is satisfactory. These treatments are spaced out from 4-8 weeks.
Like BodyFX, Forma Plus also utilizes radio-frequency energy to tighten the skin and improve its elasticity at the same time.
How Forma Plus Tightens Skin
At Datta Thomas Gynecology, we use Forma Plus across the face, jawline, and neck. It improves jowls, minimizes nasolabial folds, removes under-eye bags, lifts sagging upper lids and brows, and firms up sagging neck skin.
This skin tightening is completely non-invasive.
These skin tightening sessions take just 15-30 minutes, depending on the areas you are treating. It’s the perfect lunchtime procedure!
Recovery from Forma Plus
There isn’t any recovery or pain with these treatments. The RF energy heating the dermis layer simply feels like a warm facial. This procedure also has no risks, as the applicator has a temperature shut-off that ensures the skin cannot become overheated.