What is Protégé Elite?

The Protégé Elite treatment is a no-downtime, pain free procedure for toning, lifting, tightening, and improving the texture of sagging skin of the brows, lower face, jawline, neck, and body. The Protégé Elite utilises the latest radiofrequency technology to gently warm the skin, encouraging new collagen and elastin to form rapidly and continue over a period of time.

How does a Protégé Elite treatment Feel?

Your treatment with Protégé Elite is pain free and most customer comment on how “relaxing” the procedure is. During treatment the Protégé Elite tip constantly glides over the skin in continual arcs and circles ensuring the entire area is treated. No pain medication or numbing cream is necessary. Treatment to a single area takes approximately 40 minutes. A full face and neck typically takes just over an hour and all treatments include Omnilux Photo Therapy.

How many Protégé Elite treatments are recommended?

A series of treatments are recommended. Protégé Elite is typically performed 4 to 6 sessions spaced two to four weeks apart. This is dependent of skin condition and age. You will be advised at your consultation of how many treatments will be required.

Is there downtime following Protégé Elite?

No. Unlike many other and “older technology” skin tightening devices, there is no downtime following this treatment. The skin appears normal (albeit tighter and lifted) and without inflammation after your treatment. All normal activities can be resumed immediately although we do recommend that you allow any serums/creams applied are given sufficient time to absorb, allowing for them to “act” upon the skin.

How does Protégé Elite work?

The Protégé Elite system is a unique monopolar radiofrequency device. Specialised, safe electrical energy is delivered by the Protégé Elite tip to the skin. A grounding pad, usually placed on your back during the treatment, ensures safe delivery of the radiofrequency. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE HYDRATED TO ALLOW THE CURRENCY TO FLOW THROUGH THE SKIN. During treatment, radiofrequency energy flows from the treatment tip to the skin, warming the skin to approximately 42 to 44 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, collagen and elastin undergoes structural changes. Over a period of weeks (and up to 3 months) following each treatment, new collagen and elastin growth is encouraged, leading to a significant improvement in skin texture, laxity, fine lines and wrinkles.

When will I notice results following Protégé Elite treatment?

Protégé Elite works by stimulating new collagen and elastin growth, a process called “neocollagenesis”. Typically, results are seen within a period of weeks and continue to improve over a period of 3 months. Results can however been seen after your initial treatment.

What areas of the face or body are treated with Protégé Elite?

Protégé Elite is FDA-cleared for skin lifting, toning and firming. Most areas of the face and body benefit from this treatment. Common areas of treatment on the face include the area around the eyes, the jowls/jawline, lower face, and neck/ decollate and even the hands. These are all common areas where the signs of ageing are more prominent. Protégé Elite can also be used on smaller areas of the body to tighten skin laxity of the arms, knees, bra bulges and even the abdomen can be improved with treatment.

Will I need re-treatment?

Protégé Elite provides visible skin lifting and tightening but maintenance treatments are always encouraged. Typically, patients may have a “touch-up” session once a year, although the frequency is highly dependent on the individual life style, skin age and condition.

How long do results last following Protégé Elite?

Clinical trials show results lasting up to 18 months with periodic touch ups. However each patient is individual as is their lifestyle.

Who is a good candidate for Protégé Elite?

Patients with relatively good skin elasticity or “spring back” respond more readily to treatment. Younger patients may have more dramatic responses. Patients with poor skin texture may have more modest results or require more frequent treatments. Anyone seeking skin tightening but hoping to avoid discomfort or surgery will benefit from Protégé Elite. Click here to view “real patients” results.

What is the cost of Protégé Elite?

Protégé Elite is priced as packages of 4 and 6 sessions to encourage the best results. Pricing is based on the area of treatment and discounts are given when multiple treatment areas are treated at the same time.

Are there any side effects of Protégé Elite?

Adverse effects from Protégé Elite are uncommon and mild in nature. Mild redness or a hive-like reaction is possible but rare. A burn or nerve injury is extremely unlikely given the automatic shut-off safety features on this radiofrequency device. This differentiates Protégé Elite from other radiofrequency devices that may cause burns or pain, especially when treatment occurs over bony surfaces.

Can I combine treatments with Protégé Elite treatments?

Both aesthetic and beauty treatments can be combined with Protégé Elite treatments. Microdermabrasion and light chemical peels will enhance results. Protégé Elite is an excellent complement to Botox, PRP and PDO Thread Lifts but should be avoided on the same day of treatment. Fillers such as Stylage and Sculptra are best completed at separate visits. However, other aesthetician services may be completed on the same day and, Protégé Elite could be completed the same day as some laser or light-based procedures such as IPL. Omnilux Photo Therapy is included with each treatment.

Watch Protégé Elite treatment

The Protégé Elite is an excellent treatment for contouring the face, especially the jawline, creating a more defined and youthful shape to the lower face. You can choose to treat the lower face which includes the jawline and neck, or the whole face as seen here. Treating the whole face will erase deep folds, smooth out wrinkles and give an exceptional “lift” to the whole face. Results last from 18 months to 2 years

Protégé Elite will in most patients, erase the deep folds around the outer eyes whilst also giving a “lift” to the eye contour creating an “open eye” and “awake” look for clients that have lost volume and elasticity, resulting in heavy, tired looking eyes. Results last from 18 months to 2 years.

The eye contour has always been a difficult area to treat, mainly due to the skin being extremely thin and delicate.  With the Protégé Elite we can now offer a treatment that gives truly amazing results without any down time.  For clients that have loss of volume (sunken eyes) wrinkles and crepe skin, the Protégé Elite will smooth, lift and tighten the eye contour from visible results from the very first treatment. Results last from 18 months to 2 years.

When treating the whole face and neck, ALL AREAS of concern can be treated with the Protégé Elite. Common concerns such as loose jowls or a dropping smile, puffy eyes and heavy brows, as well as an overall lift and smoothing of deep folds and surface wrinkles, can all be addressed within each treatment. Your features will be defined and more youthful with visible results after each treatment. Results last from 18 months to 2 years.

Often, as we age, small things such as loss of volume in our cheeks, can give our age away. The Protégé Elite lifts the cheeks back to where they started whilst also creating new collagen to create a scaffold effect enabling the results to last. Each treatment will give an instant lift, more volume and tightening of the skin, bringing a smoother and more youthful look. Each treatment is tailored to you as an individual ensuring that we achieve exactly the results you desire. Results last from 18 months to 2 years.

If you’re tired of looking tired, the Protégé Elite is the treatment for you. You can choose exactly what areas to treat : Full face, Eye Lift and Contour, Lower face, jaw line and cheek lift, Decollate and hands, Bingo wings. There’s no part of the body we can’t treat !  In a little as just 4 treatments you can achieve a brighter, tighter youthful skin with NO DOWNTIME or invasive procedures, just amazing results that last from 18 months to 2 years.

Many clients first concerns and signs of ageing are the deep folds around the sides of the mouth and the "bar code" lines across the lips. The Protege Elite can rapidly reduce and in most, erase these lines and deeps folds, giving back a more defined and youthful look to the lower face.  When treating the lower face, the jaw line and neck are also included, providing and complete lower lift. Results can last up to 2 years

Often overlooked, the jaw line and neck can be tightened in as little as 4 treatments with the Protege Elite.  A sharp definition along the jawline and firmer skin on the neck reveals a youthful appearance that can last up to 2 years