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The popularity of dermal fillers over the past few years has increased and will continue to do so. One of the reasons why fillers are popular is the fact that they are so effective, involve no surgery, and take only minutes to complete. One of the few things that some consider a drawback about fillers is the fact that they must be maintained. Many fillers last up to nine months maximum. With Bellafill, results last up to five years.

What is Bellafill?

Bellafill is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is proven to have long-lasting results. It is formulated from collagen, a natural substance found in the skin which makes it appear firm and youthful. It also contains polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) beads. These are microspheres (very small spheres) that support the skin and keep the filler from breaking down.

How does Bellafill work?

Bellafill is unlike other popular fillers, most of which are hyaluronic acid-based, which generally dissolves within several months. Bellafill uses microspheres (very tiny beads) suspended in a collagen gel. This way, your skin is supported, and the microspheres create a scaffold for the structure of your skin. The natural production of collagen is stimulated by these microspheres for an incredibly natural restoration of skin volume, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles for up to five years.

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Am I a candidate for Bellafill?

Bellafill is safe for most patients, but it does require a skin test. The test is to ensure we are 100 percent sure that Bellafill is the best filler to use for you. Bellafill is not recommended if you are:

  • Under 21
  • Have severe allergies
  • Are allergic to bovine collagen
  • Have a medical condition that causes irregular scarring

If you are not a candidate for Bellafill, there are still many other procedures that help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars so it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheena Kong to discover the best procedure for you.

Why choose Sheena Kong?

Choosing where to have your Bellafill treatment done is extremely important. This is especially true for a long-lasting filler such as Bellafill. You must have this procedure performed by a medical professional that is highly trained in cosmetic injectables (and specifically Bellafill). Dr. Sheena Kong is a board-certified internal medicine physician that has an extensive background in long-lasting fillers. She has been through countless hours of training on Bellafill and is fully certified in the administration of long-lasting injectables.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our office is open starting on June 15, 2020. We consider the well-being of our patients and staff as our highest priority and it is always best to take sensible precautions during a time like this.

Please note the following in regards to all patient appointments:

We are asking patients who experience any of the following symptoms to self-quarantine and cancel their appointments: fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, and/or chest pain.

(This also includes those that have been in contact with COVID-19 positive individuals such as traveling to and from any high risk areas such as New York/New Jersey to self-quarantine and cancel appointments.)

  • All patients will have temperatures taken and are requested to wear a mask throughout their appointments.
  • We are limiting the number of appointments to reinforce social distancing.
  • Only the patients who are receiving a treatment are allowed in the office (pets, children, family and friends are asked to stay at home).
  • For procedures that patients cannot wear a mask, we request patients to obtain a COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to their scheduled appointments (see below for testing information).
  • These treatments include:
  • Facial laser treatments
  • Facial filler injections
  • Lip injections
  • Thread lifts
  • Ultherapy
  • Thermage

This also includes procedures that are delivered with closer proximity to patients over a long period of time:

  • Smartlipo
  • Inside Out Neck Lift
  • Coolsculpting
  • Thermage on the body
  • Cellfina

(Positive Covid-19 results or lack of tests will result in appointment cancellation.)

For Botox, Hair PRP, Kybella and Coolmini treatments, a COVID-19 test is not required prior to the appointment as long as patients keep masks on during the entire appointment.

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COVID-19 Testing Information:

For COVID-19 testing, you can do either the nasal swab or the saliva test, of which the latter may be more comfortable.

You can order your saliva test at the following link 2 weeks before your appointment for it to arrive in time; Vault health will prepare the paperwork for your reimbursement. Your first test should be covered by your insurance under the CARES Act:

https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid

Once the test arrives, please schedule your consultation about one week prior to your appointment. With the guidance of a Vault Health nurse, collect saliva for the test and then overnight your completed kit via FedEx (provided by Vault Health). Your results will be available about 2-3 days afterwards. You will then email Dr. Kong at info@sheenakong.com the results once you receive them.

Lastly, in addition to our already extensive level of cleaning and sterilization, we have supplemented these efforts with additional deep cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces. I appreciate your efforts in keeping our practice a safer place!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kindest Regards,
Dr. Sheena Kong