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It is common for the cheeks to lose their healthy volume and fullness as a result of aging. Because of this, the face can take on a sallow appearance, with a lack of definition in the cheeks and chin. Allergan, the maker of products like Botox and Juvederm, developed a product in the Juvederm family called Voluma XC, which has earned FDA approval to treat the age-related loss of volume in the cheeks. Dr. Sheena Kong is pleased to offer the Juvederm Voluma San Francisco treatment to patients at her downtown San Francisco practice who want a healthier and happier-looking facial appearance.

How Does Voluma XC Work?

Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid-based product designed to restore fullness to the apex, apples and hollows of the cheeks. Upon injection, the product plumps the hollow area and produces a "lifted" effect for a more youthful-looking face. Voluma XC is specially formulated with Allergan's Vycross technology for a smooth, even result.

The hyaluronic acid gel acts as an inflatable cushion, supporting the cheek tissue and structures. It also has a hydrating effect and brings water to the surface of the skin for a supple-looking face.

Treatment Details

Prior to treatment, the skin will be cleansed. Voluma XC contains lidocaine, a numbing agent, but additional anesthetic can be administered, if need be.

Dr. Kong will inject small amounts of Voluma XC into the cheeks using a very fine needle. She will select strategic points around the apex, apples or hollows of the cheeks, depending on where you need the most volume. The number of injections will depend on the degree of correction necessary and the size of the treatment area.

When Dr. Kong has finished making the injections, an ice pack should be applied to the area to reduce any discomfort or swelling.

Voluma XC treatment does not require significant downtime or recovery. You will most likely be able to return to your regular activities within 24 hours of treatment. For the first day or so, be careful to avoid putting pressure on the treated area, as this could cause the product to migrate.

Benefits of Voluma XC

Patients love our San Francisco Juvederm Voluma XC treatment not only because it adds youthful fullness to the face, but also because treatment is quick and easy. Appointments will take less than an hour and can be conveniently scheduled. Side effects are very rare, but include tenderness, swelling, firmness, bruising and redness/discoloration.

Over time, the body will simply absorb the Voluma XC. Repeat treatments are recommended to maintain your results. Dr. Kong can put together a treatment schedule, if you are interested.

Learn more about Voluma XC

Please contact the office of Dr. Sheena Kong to learn more about the product and what to expect during treatment.

Dr. Kong can also explain the other injectable products, like Botox, Juvederm and Restylane, available at the practice.

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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