Union Square Laser Dermatology is one of the first dermatology practices in the U.S. to offer the Protégé Elite treatment, a new and innovative technology to improve skin laxity.
Protégé Elite uses a unique radio frequency type of energy to gently and safely tighten the skin on the face, neck, décolletage, arms, elbows, hands, abdomen, legs and knees. The procedure has no downtime, is painless, and it feels like a warm massage as the energy wand is applied in circles and waves over the skin. Although the treatment appears simple, the wand contains sophisticated state-of-the-art technology that continually adjusts the energy to optimize safety and efficacy.
Protégé Elite is appropriate as a first-time skin tightening treatment and also works great for patients wanting to maintain and improve the results of previous skin tightening procedures with higher-power energy devices such as Thermage and Ultherapy. As a first-time treatment, Protégé Elite typically requires a series of 2-4 sessions approximately every 2-3 weeks apart. As a maintenance treatment, patients should plan to have 1-2 sessions every 6 months following their Thermage or Ulthera to continue building collagen and to maintain skin tightening, as directed by their physician.