Vein Therapy for the face & body

Protege Elite

Protege Elite Skin Tightening system is a medically cleared, clinically proven way to safely and effectively firm and tighten skin. Radio Frequency is combined with Ultrasound in a non-invasive treatment designed to stimulate new collagen growth. The end result is tighter and smoother skin. Protege Elite is particularly useful in the lower face and neck.

The standard protocol for Protege Elite is two treatments, spaced two weeks apart. The effects of Protege Elite generally take 3-4 months to take effect, but changes in the skin can be seen for up to six months afterwards. This is because new structural fibres within the dermis require time to grow and mature.

Protege Elite procedures take around 45 minutes. The procedure is very safe because of inbuilt impedance technologies within the Protege Elite machine. This prevents sudden surges of energy and “hot spots”. Whilst the Protege Elite procedure is a non-invasive procedure, most patients do describe it as slightly uncomfortable due to the requisite buildup of heat within the skin’s tissues. We do however take all precautions to ensure that patients are happy throughout, and able to tolerate the treatment very well. Once the procedure is over, the skin feels fine with generally only a slightly pink tone.

To find out whether you might be a suitable candidate for the Protege Elite Skin Tightening system, book for a complimentary consultation with one of our skin therapists.

Our superior vascular laser system, The Cutera CoolGlide, treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely and effectively. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering.

How does the CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?

The Cutera CoolGlide system delivers pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body.

Who can be treated with the Cutera CoolGlide?

The Cutera CoolGlide system features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of all skin tones. Your physician will advise you if CoolGlide Vein Therapy is right for you.

What types of veins can be treated?

The Cutera CoolGlide can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or ‘telangiectasia’)can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with your physician will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, colour and the size of the vessels being treated.

What are the possible side effects?

Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances blistering may occur.

When will I see results?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to size weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the Cutera CoolGlide.