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Protege Radio Frequency

A safe and effective solution for facial contouring
and skin tightening

What is Protege Radio
Frequency?

The Protege Elite Radio Frequency device non-invasively delivers radiofrequency waves to create heat in the underlying tissues, which can stimulate the production of collagen over time. Collagen production leads to wrinkle reduction and restoration of the skin’s structure and vitality.

Protege Radio Frequency for Skin Tightening

Protege Elite Radio Frequency can be a very effective treatment for skin tightening. With age, the skin’s collagen gets depleted and superficial fat tissues can lose their firmness, leading to wrinkles and sagging in the skin. The protege Elite uses a monopolar radiofrequency (RF) energy that it delivers deep through the skin 

layers, penetrating the tissues and generating heat. This provides an optimal environment for the production of new collagen, giving the skin a tightened and refreshed look. The collagen-building process in the body is natural and takes time, so results tend to form over a few weeks to months as the collagen builds up.

Because of its powerful effects on wrinkles and its ability to reinvigorate the skin’s natural structural mechanisms, it’s commonly used to provide skin tightening and rejuvenation in the following areas:

How long do results last?

Results with Protege Radio Frequency treatment depend on the areas being treated. Overall, the results hold up very well over time and can last up to 2 years on average. 

It’s important to note that the most effective treatment regimen requires four sessions over two months period. Maintenance sessions can be done periodically to increase the longevity of your results with this treatment.

What should I expect with the treatment?

To start, you and Dr. Brandish will develop an individualized treatment plan to determine if Protege Radio Frequency is the best tool for the desired result.

At the session, the skin is prepped and cleaned. A small amount of cool gel will be applied to the treatment area(s) and the device’s handpiece. Once the machine is calibrated and prepared, the Protege Elite handpiece is used to go over the desired area of treatment and deliver the radiofrequency (RF) energy to deeper tissues. There may be a sensation of warmth as the RF energy heats these underlying tissue regions where collagen will be stimulated and the procedure should be relatively mild in discomfort.

4 Sessions are usually recommended, each 2 weeks apart over 2 months to provide the best results.

There is very little downtime with this procedure! Many patients receive treatment and go about their day. There is usually minimal redness or swelling, and the skin should return to normal over the next few hours to a day.

Adherence to Dr. Brandish’s aftercare recommendations will ensure maximum benefit from this procedure.

Are there side effects to be aware of with Protege Radio Frequency?

Side effects are quite limited with Protege Radio Frequency treatment. The most commonly reported side effect is pink coloration after treatment, and occasionally mild redness or a hive-like reaction may form, but this is rare. This treatment is quite safe and low-risk!

Protege Radio Frequency Summary

By using monopolar radiofrequency, this treatment delivers energy to varying depths of the skin, heating these tissues in the process. As the tissues heal, collagen production is stimulated in the tissues, resulting in the long-term tightening of the skin as the body continues to build and deposit more collagen in the treated areas. This cutting-edge modality can powerfully and safely rejuvenate the skin, making it a great treatment for wrinkles, sagging or loose skin, double chin, or anti-aging treatments to areas like the face, neck, and chest.

How do I get started?

If you’re interested in hearing more or in scheduling an appointment, contact our office at

and we’ll take care of you. We offer free consultation appointments as well if you’d like to simply go over any problem areas and see if Protege Radio Frequency or other treatment options may be the most effective solution.