Westport Dermatology and Laser Center is one of the first dermatology practices in Connecticut to offer Protégé Elite technology for skin tightening.

Protégé Elite is a safe and effective, FDA-approved radiofrequency device for skin tightening. Protégé Elite uses unique mono-polar radiofrequency (RF) to gently tighten the skin on the eyelid/eyebrow region, face, neck, décolletage, arms, and knees.
Unlike other radiofrequency devices, Protégé Elite is a very comfortable procedure. The procedure is as comfortable as a warm massage due to sophisticated state-of-the art technology, which allows for constant energy adjustments during procedure. The treatment is both safe and optimally effective.


Q: How does a Protégé Elite work?

Protégé Elite works using radio frequency. The energy passes through the skin surface, heating deep tissue to a carefully regulated temperature. Heat from the Protégé Elite causes weak collagen to contract, firming the skin. Over a period of weeks to months following treatment, new collagen growth is encouraged, leading to improvement in skin texture, laxity, and even wrinkles. Individual responses vary, but patients generally see a firmer, smoother skin texture develop over this period.

Q: How does a Protégé Elite treatment feel? How many treatments will I need?

Treatment with Protégé Elite is easy and painless. Treatment to a single area takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. During treatment the Protégé Elite tip is constantly gliding over the skin in continual arcs and circles. The treatment feels like a warm roller ball floating over the skin’s surface. No pain medication or numbing cream

A series of treatments is recommended. Protégé Elite is typically performed as 3-4 sessions spaced two to four weeks apart is necessary.

Q: What results should I expect?

Individual responses vary, but patients generally see a firmer, smoother skin texture develop over the treatment period.

Q: Is there downtime following Protégé Elite?

There is no anesthesia, no pain and no down-time associate with Protégé Elite

Q: Who is a good candidate for Protégé Elite?

Anyone seeking skin tightening, but hoping to avoid discomfort or surgery may benefit from Protégé Elite. Patients with good skin elasticity respond more quickly to treatments. Patients with poor skin texture may have more modest results or require more frequent treatments.