Protégé Elite is a painless, in-office procedure that we can use to tone and tighten your skin. It can firm up and improve the appearance of sagging skin at the eyebrows, jawline, lower face, neck and elsewhere on your body, even including your abdomen and knees.
Protege Elite uses radio-frequency technology to warm inside the skin, which encourages the formation of new elastin and collagen. Collagen is the building block for firm, healthy skin. So, these treatments firm your skin and make it more youthful-appearing.
How does Protege Elite work?
The technology is based on monopolar radio-frequency energy. This energy is delivered to your skin, warming it to a point where the collagen and elastin undergoes beneficial changes.
Over a time period of weeks and months after treatments, your body forms new collagen. This new growth firms up and improves your skin’s texture, and even reduces wrinkles.
A treatment generally takes between 30 to 60 minutes, depending upon the size of the area. During treatment, the Protégé Elite instrument tip glides back and forth smoothly over the skin.
Unlike some other skin tightening procedures, the Protege Elite process is painless, and there’s no downtime following the procedure. After treatment, there’s no inflammation and your skin appears normal.
Since the process stimulates collagen growth, you’ll notice the beneficial results developing over a period of weeks and months as your body creates new collagen.
For the best long-term results, we generally recommend that you have a series of perhaps three or six Protege Elite treatments, each at two-to-four week intervals.
Is skin tightening right for me?
If you’re considering skin tightening treatments such as Protege Elite, the best first step is to consult with our professional staff here at Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics in Tucson.
We have more than twenty-five years of experience in dermatology and aesthetics techniques to enhance the appearance of skin, and we can often combine skin tightening with other anti-aging treatments to help you achieve the best results.
To learn more about Protégé Elite and other skin tightening technologies, contact us for your free, confidential consultation.