About Forma Skin Rejuvenation
Attain a more youthful look with radiofrequency skin tightening by Forma at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL. Forma is nonsurgical facial rejuvenation technology that improves your skin for a smoother, radiant, youthful appearance. Forma firms and tightens the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and reversing some of the signs and symptoms of aging. Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris recommends Forma skin rejuvenation for patients who would benefit from a painless, noninvasive skin rejuvenation procedure that does not require a long recovery period.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
Forma skin rejuvenation is safe for all ages, genders, and skin types. Ideal candidates are men and/or women with mild to moderate loose or sagging skin on the face, jaw, neck, thighs, knees, upper arms, abdomen, or back. Patients with a significant amount of sagging or loose skin are not ideal candidates for Forma and may benefit from a surgical lift procedure.
Your Forma procedure will be performed within the comfort of a Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery treatment room. As it is a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure, no anesthesia is required or necessary for the treatment. A cool gel (much like ultrasound gel) will be applied to your treatment area in preparation for your treatment. Finally, the Forma handheld applicator is passed evenly over the treatment area to ensure your results are uniform.
What to Expect
When your treatment is finished, the treated area will be cleaned and a moisturizer will be applied. You will be able to return to your daily routine within two days, but you should avoid hot water, or scrubbing the treatment area for several days after your session. A series of six treatments over a period of eight weeks is recommended to achieve optimal results. However, some patients notice dramatic results following their very first session.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Forma work?
Using radiofrequency energy to penetrate your skin’s deep layers, Forma stimulates the production of collagen, improving skin elasticity so your skin appears smoother and softer.
Is Forma safe?
Forma is safe for virtually every part of the face or body. Among the most common facial areas treated are the forehead, Crow’s feet, eyelids (both upper and lower), jowls, smile lines, necklines, and the nasolabial folds. The most commonly treated body areas are the arms and abdomen.
Are there any side effects?
With its noninvasive facial rejuvenation technology and deep-layer targeting, Forma treatments are virtually pain-free and require no downtime for recovery. You may experience minor reddening in the treated area, but this is common and will subside in a matter of a few hours.
How many treatments will I need?
Optimal results are achieved with a six-week treatment regimen. It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over a six-week period. If laxity (the looseness of the skin) is mild, fewer treatments with time spaced out a bit longer between the treatments may be an option. Much of this depends on each patient's individual skin conditions. The schedule of treatments will be based on an evaluation made prior to the regimen.
Can I combine Forma with other procedures?
Forma laser skin tightening is perfectly safe when performed with a majority of other laser procedures, facials, and injectable or filler treatments. For example, Forma patients often combine Forma with Fractora skin resurfacing and Lumecca IPL regimens.
Plan Your Procedure
At Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge, innovative solutions for common aesthetic complaints. We are proud to offer Forma skin rejuvenation to help Hinsdale, IL patients recover a more youthful appearance without the downtime and expense of cosmetic surgery. Schedule a consultation with board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris to learn more about the benefits of Fractora skin rejuvenation.