Protégé skin tightening is a new cosmetic treatment that is quickly growing in popularity for its ability to smooth and tighten loose skin in problem areas throughout the body in a convenient, non-invasive procedure. Popular treatment areas include the eyes, the jowls, lower face, and neck. Protégé skin tightening specialists at Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA perform customized treatments to help patients achieve optimal results with radiofrequency skin tightening. Patients love Protégé skin tightening because it is quick and easy—there is no downtime involved with the treatments.
What is Protégé Skin Tightening?
Protégé skin tightening harnesses the healing ability of radiofrequency (RF) energy. A handheld device delivers RF energy to problem areas. Superficial skin layers, particularly the dermis, are gently warmed. As the energy is delivered to the treatment area, fat cells break down, collagen production is boosted, and the skin tightens.
A Protégé Skin Tightening Treatment at Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery
A Protégé skin tightening treatment at Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery usually takes 30 minutes or less. Additional time may be needed if multiple areas are treated.
First, the specialist applies a cool gel to the patient’s skin and the handheld device. Next, the device is turned on and calibrated to deliver the exact amount of RF energy needed to treat the patient’s concerns. Last, the device is gently passed over the patient’s skin several times. The patient feels a sensation similar to that of a lukewarm cloth. Anesthesia, sedation, or pain medications are not needed. Treatment is painless.
Protégé Skin Tightening Recovery
There is no recovery associated with a Protégé skin tightening treatment. Patients leave Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery and return to normal daily activities, including work and exercise. There is no swelling or redness. The skin may appear slightly pink. If the change in color is noticeable on the face, it can be easily covered with makeup. Because treatment is so quick and there is no recovery, many patients receive treatment during their lunch break.
Protégé Skin Tightening Results
During the weeks and months following Protégé skin tightening treatments, fat cells are broken down and naturally eliminated from the body and collagen production is stimulated. The skin naturally tightens for a smooth and contoured look. Problem fat, excess skin, fine lines, wrinkles, bumps, and dimples dramatically improve. Patients typically look and feel great.
Multiple treatments provide maximum results. Usually, a specialist recommends 3-4 treatments at one-month intervals. Initial results can be observed in as little as 2-3 weeks. Final results are seen 2-3 months after the final treatment. Maintenance procedures may be used to ensure results are long-lasting.
Protégé Skin Tightening Candidates
Candidates for Protégé include men and women with unwanted sagging skin and small areas of fat. Protégé skin tightening is the perfect treatment option for patients who do not want to undergo invasive surgery or patients who are not candidates for surgical skin tightening. Candidates usually have no medical conditions or illnesses that could affect results or safety. Patients who have a positive attitude and realistic expectations make the best candidates. Scheduling and attending an initial consultation is the definitive way for patients to determine if they are a candidate for non-surgical Protégé skin tightening.
Initial Consultation: Protégé Skin Tightening
Before you schedule a Protégé skin tightening treatment, you will need to attend a consultation at Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery. You will be brought to a private room and introduced to your licensed medical aesthetician. You will have the opportunity to talk about all of your concerns, expectations, and goals. A complete medical history review, including previous cosmetic treatments, will be obtained and a physical examination will be performed. Pictures will be taken for comparative purposes. A customized treatment plan will be created just for you. Every step of your procedure will be explained. All of your questions will be heard and appropriately answered. Your procedure may be performed the day of your consultation or at a time and date most convenient for you.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Are there risks?
All cosmetic treatments carry at least minimal risks. Because Protégé skin tightening is completely noninvasive, meaning the skin is not punctured or cut in any way, risks are extremely minimal. All procedure risks and the measures taken to reduce them will be explained during your initial consultation. The overwhelming majority of our patients find the tremendous benefits of Protégé skin tightening outweigh the minimal risks.
Can I maximize my results?
You can easily maximize your results. Follow all of the post-treatment instructions your specialist gives you, always apply sunscreen when spending time outdoors, live a healthy lifestyle that includes a regular exercise routine, and you should enjoy optimal, long-lasting results.
Can I combine my Protégé skin tightening procedure with other procedures?
Protégé skin tightening may be combined with other procedures. Patients who have a combined procedure can often receive a dramatically rejuvenated look. If you are interested in a combined procedure, you will have the opportunity to discuss all of your options with your licensed medical aesthetician or board certified plastic surgeon.
How many treatments will I need?
Results can be achieved after just one treatment. Maximum results require multiple treatments. Your desires, goals, and skin condition play an important role in determining how many treatments you will need. Your specialist will let you know about how many treatments you can expect to need.
How long will my results last?
Results may last up to 2 years. Maintenance procedures may be performed to easily maintain results for as long as you would like.
What areas of the face can be treated?
The eyes, cheeks, and jowls are commonly treated. Crow’s feet, worry lines, smile lines, and neck wrinkles are easily improved with Protégé skin tightening.
What areas of the body can be treated?
The stomach, back, flank, thighs, and knees are the most common treatment areas treated with radio frequency. Men and women who cannot lose stubborn fat and/or have loose skin love Protégé skin tightening, as it is a noninvasive treatment solution that really works.
Can I still have Protégé skin tightening if I am not a facelift candidate?
If you are not a candidate for a facelift, a Protégé skin tightening treatment may be a good alternative treatment option for you. It is noninvasive, safe, and effective. You will receive facelift results without having to worry about invasive surgery risks.
How do I know if Protégé skin tightening is right for me?
Protégé skin tightening may be the right procedure for you if you are interested in tightening your skin and improving the way you look and feel. Patients who do not want or need to undergo invasive surgery often choose Protégé skin tightening for its painless and noninvasive treatment benefits. Treatments provide great results that are easily maintained. Treatments are sometimes used to delay having a facelift for as long as possible.
Can I see before and after photos?
Of course! Your specialist will show you before and after photos during your initial consultation. Photos of patients who looked similar to you will be chosen. Every detail of each before and after photo will be explained. You will come away from the consultation knowing what type of results to expect.
What do I need to bring to my initial consultation?
Our specialists ask that you bring a list of medications and herbal supplements you are currently taking to your initial consolation. If you would like to bring photos for your specialist to review, you may certainly do so.
Request an Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about skin tightening procedures, our friendly staff is available for a complimentary consultation to discuss procedures that would most benefit your skin. Contact Premier Image Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA at 770-457-6303.