Forma vs. Fractora: Which Is The Best Choice For Me?

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Forma vs. Fractora: Which Is The Best Choice For Me?

Forma and Fractora are both nonsurgical laser therapy for stretch marks and can smooth and tighten wrinkled or saggy skin quickly and without any discomfort or downtime following the procedure.

As you age, you may notice more loose skin on your body. It’s natural and inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Quick, painless treatments like Forma and Fractora skin rejuvenation help rejuvenate skin and maintain a youthful glow for as long as possible.

But how do you choose the treatment best for your skin? To make that decision, you need to understand how the procedure works. This post covers everything you need to know about Forma vs. Fractora and which cosmetic procedure is best for you.

The difference between Forma and Fractora

Forma and Fractora treat skin damage and flaws, but how exactly do they work?


Forma is referred to as the “Non-Surgical Face Lift”. It works by stimulating the tissue at the bottom layers of the skin, using radiofrequency to heat the subdermal tissue and cause it to contract. This contracting tightens sagging skin, reduces wrinkles, and makes your skin look all around smoother. The procedure is “colour blind” and therefore safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It has even been described as relaxing. 

Many patients seek out Forma treatments for different reasons. The skin tightening effect of the treatment can significantly improve the appearance of sagging skin, such as on the jowls and neck. Forma treatments can help improve the redness and discolouration of sun-damaged or weathered skin. The treatment won’t just benefit your face. Forma laser can be used on the neck, upper chest, and sagging skin of the arms to create a smoother, sculpted version of you.

Forma is fast, painless, and produces fantastic results deep within your skin. It is best for skin tightening, face wrinkles, sun damage, and aging skin.


Fractora skin rejuvenation is a method that uses a combination of RF and microneedling devices to resurface your skin. Fractora is a more intense option; many surgeons see it as a bridge between laser treatments and surgical procedures. 

The combination technique boosts collagen production for fresh, youthful-looking skin. Because of the more intense method, Fractora can treat a variety of skin damage. If you feel self-conscious about any scar or acne scarring on your face, Fractora treatments can help minimize and soften the appearance of scarring. Fractora can also help treat cystic acne over one to three sessions by shrinking sebaceous glands within the skin. 
Combining microneedling and RF treatment can help treat skin discolouration from rosacea or sun damage. Topical numbing is applied before your Fractora treatment, ensuring optimal comfort. Fractora is fast, safe, and the best option to improve the tone and texture of the skin. Fractora also has minimal downtime following the procedure so you can return to your routine sooner.

Choosing the treatment for you

Forma and Fractora are similar treatments with different outcomes. Many clients even make use of both.

Forma is a gentler treatment that will tighten aging skin and soften wrinkles. Forma can also benefit the skin on your body, not just your face. Fractora is the more intense treatment. As well as helping to smooth and rejuvenate tired skin, Fractora’s additional benefits for treating discoloration and damage help address more serious tone and texture issues.

The question of which treatment depends on you. If you’re dealing with weathered, aging skin that is wrinkled or sagging, either treatment could help rejuvenate and smooth the skin. Both treatments are fast, and you can expect to be in and out of a clinic when receiving either a Forma or Fractora treatment. Expect some redness and swelling following both treatments. Both treatments will give you a fresh, new look.
If you aren’t sure which treatment could best benefit your skin, a professional can help guide you through the details of each treatment. Dr. Victoria Hayward’s clinic in Newmarket (Plastic Surgery Skin Clinic) specializes in skin health and anti-aging to create youthful, natural-looking results. Contact us today for a consultation.

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