ALLURA Laser Sculpting

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Is There an Option for a Non-surgical Neck Lift?

beautiful young naked woman touching neck While we often watch for the signs of aging on the face, we eventually come to realize that the neck ages, too. Sometimes, the laxity and wrinkling on the neck worsen at a faster pace than the face and other areas of the body. This happens because the neck area generally has less fat beneath the skin to help maintain plumpness. Conversely, the problem that some people have is that the neck seems to be where fatty tissue wants to accumulate. Where there is fat and loose tissue, we see what has become known as “turkey neck.” An aging neck can be a frustrating problem, but there are solutions. Many of our patients who undergo facelift surgery also choose to incorporate a neck lift into their treatment plan. It just makes sense to treat both areas at the same time since they are adjacent. But what if you’re not quite ready for a surgical solution? Is there a way you can tighten a loose, aging neck without surgery? At Fante Eye & Face Center, there is.


FaceTite is a radiofrequency facial contouring procedure that focuses on the jawline and upper neck area. The radiofrequency technology used in this treatment is referred to as RFAL, radiofrequency assisted lipolysis. The way that FaceTite firms and sculpts the target area is by delivering powerful radiofrequency waves beneath the skin. This is a different approach than previous RF treatments, which penetrate through the upper layers of the skin in an attempt to acheive profound tightening and fat-melting. By entering the skin with the use of a tiny probe, the FaceTite procedure is more efficient and achieves more dramatic tissue tightening. Performed using a local anesthetic, FaceTite involves tiny nicks in the skin through which the internal probe is inserted. At the same time that this probe is delivering RF energy beneath the skin, an external probe is emitting RF from the outside. The two tips of the applicator work together to sandwich the energy in the precise layers of tissue that lay the foundation for tight, firm, youthful skin. Patients may have slight side effects like swelling, redness, or bruising that last three to four days.

Allura Laser Sculpting

The Allura Laser treatment is a highly conservative form of neck liposuction. Like FaceTite, Allura is performed using a local anesthetic. Patients report feeling zero pain. Where our previous treatment works via lipolysis, fat-melting, Allura is a liposuction technique that is streamlined and enhanced through the use of laser energy. This beneficial treatment is ideal for adults who want surgical results with minimal downtime. While there are post-treatment side effects like bruising and swelling, patients see the outstanding effects of their treatment within about 2 weeks of the procedure. Because Allura utilizes laser energy in conjunction with liposuction, the procedure eliminates fat that may be obscuring the angles of the jawline while simultaneously stimulating collagen retraction and remodeling.

A loose jawline is a common sign of aging. This problem often coincides with a double-chin and sagging neck skin. In our Denver office, we’ve got multiple ways to deal with these concerns. Having a variety of modalities allows us to customize the ideal treatment for every patient based on the findings of their comprehensive consultation and examination. To schedule your visit and learn more, contact us at 303-839-1616.

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CoolSculpting or BodyTite: Which is Right for You?

Handsome young man in blue jeans with naked torsoBody contouring procedures are popular for many reasons. Ultimately, the primary reason people seek procedures like liposuction or nonsurgical treatments is that stubborn fatty bulges can stick around regardless of how much dieting and exercising we do. That is unless we devote ourselves to those tasks, which most people simply don’t have time to do. If you’ve done some research on fat-reducing treatments, you may have come across a wide variety of potential options. Two that are quite popular in our Denver office are CoolSculpting and BodyTite. While both are proven to reduce unwanted fat, they don’t work the same. Here, we discuss some of their main differences so that you can better understand your choices and how you might decide between them.


CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that freezes fat cells. The process is referred to as cryolipolysis. It is stimulated by placing a targeted area of fat cells between cooling panels. The size of a treatment area may be about that of a stick of butter or, in some cases, even smaller. A short period of time between cooling panels causes the contents of fat cells to crystallize. The body naturally flushes these destroyed fat cells through the lymphatic system. Without the same number of fat cells, the target area decreases in size. According to studies, one CoolSculpting treatment can reduce the target area by up to 24%. However, multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the best results.

Common CoolSculpting treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Backs of the arms
  • Back or bra area
  • Thighs
  • Double chin

There is no downtime after CoolSculpting. Results develop gradually over up to 12 weeks, but improvements are usually noticeable after four.


This body contouring treatment works via radiofrequency energy. It is a type of minimally-invasive liposuction that involves the insertion of a small cannula into the subcutaneous layer of fat. Patients are sedated for the procedure so experience no pain. The narrow tube delivers radiofrequency to melt fat cells and also stimulates collagen production before the fat is suctioned away.

Common areas for BodyTite include:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Backs of the arms
  • Neck or double chin
  • Hips
  • Thighs

Patients can expect one to two days of downtime after BodyTite treatment. Results become noticeable in a few weeks and can improve for a year or longer. The majority of fat loss and skin tightening is noticed in the first six months after the procedure.

If you have more questions about our body contouring treatments or want to schedule a visit, contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

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Get a Sculpted Jawline with ALLURA Facial Contouring

Worsening lines and wrinkles are not the only consequence of facial aging. For many people, it is the softening and sagging of the jawline and neck that pose the greatest concern. Historically, the only way to correct these changes was to have surgery. While Dr. Fante is trained to perform surgical facial contouring such as chin liposuction and neck lift surgery, they know that many patients prefer more conservative techniques. We are pleased to now offer ALLURA as one of those modalities.

What is ALLURA Facial Contouring?

The doctor begins the ALLURA procedure by infiltrating the area along the jawline and beneath the chin with a mile lidocaine solution. They then make one or more tiny incisions through which a laser applicator tip can be inserted. As the tip is moved through the fatty tissue, the laser heats the dermis to the desired temperature at which fat cells turn to liquid. A tiny cannula, or hollow tube, gently suctions the melted fat away, resulting in smooth, consistent results. A compression garment may be applied after the procedure to minimize swelling.

Is the ALLURA™ Facial Procedure Painful?

ALLURA is a form of laser-assisted liposuction performed through small incisions. Patients can expect a comfortable process. The local anesthetic that is administered before the procedure numbs the area for the duration of treatment. Patients may sense slight pressure from the movement of the cannula but should remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

Recovering from ALLURA Facial Contouring

Chin contouring with laser-assisted liposuction is minimally-invasive and requires minimal downtime. Patients may notice slight drainage from their incisions throughout the first day of recovery. This side effect should resolve within 24 hours. Bruising may also occur but should be hidden beneath the compression garment. For a week or two, patients may feel slightly sore or numb as the tissue continues to heal. The minor side effects that occur after ALLURA should not inhibit normal activities. As soon as the day after treatment, still wearing compression, patients may resume light activities. On Day 2 or 3, the compression garment can be worn at night only. If comfortable, patients may return to work at that time.   

The lower face affects the whole. If jowls and submental fullness are degrading your confidence, contact our Denver office for your ALLURE consultation. Call (303) 839-1616 today. 


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