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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our office has been open since 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.

Our staff have all been vaccinated, and we have had no single case of COVID-19 due to our strict protocols. We have an extensive level of cleaning and sterilization between patients for your safety while in-office. I appreciate your efforts in keeping our practice a safer place!

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, change of sense of smell or taste, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, chest pain, any direct contact with Covid-19 positive individual(s). COVID-19 testing is no longer required for certain procedures for fully vaccinated patients.

We do provide a Virtual Consultation for your convenience: Virtual Consultation if needed, but we strongly recommend taking advantage of our in-person consultations since those are most effective for meeting with Dr. Sheena Kong or Colette Janes.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our office!

Kindest Regards,
Dr. Sheena Kong

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Every dermal filler is slightly different. Dr. Sheena Kong performs a wide range of facial rejuvenation treatments and may recommend our San Francisco Radiesse injections to help you restore facial skin quality. You may want to take advantage of the unique properties of this groundbreaking injectable.

What is Radiesse?

Radiesse has the unique capacity to smooth lines and wrinkles, with the added benefit of triggering natural collagen production for a beautiful, fresh result. Radiesse was developed to last for longer than many fillers, up to a year or even longer. It was formulated with tiny microspheres of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), suspended in a gel formula. The gel provides instant volume to smooth lines and wrinkles, after which the Ca HA goes to work.

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What is Hyper-Diluted Radiesse?

When diluted with saline and lidocaine and injected at superficial depths, Radiesse can help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two key proteins that control the skin’s hydration, resilience, and supple glow. Hyperdiluted Radiesse can help to firm, tighten and restore sagging contours, as well as mitigate the onset of crepe-like skin that occurs with the aging process.

How Does Radiesse Work?

This specially-formulated filler works for longer, as over time, the gel in the product is naturally absorbed by the body. The CaHA then does it work, triggering natural collagen production. Nothing is more natural in appearance than skin that is firm and soft, plumped with collagen providing hydration and structure.

Am I a Candidate for Radiesse?

If you are tired of seeing lines and wrinkles and are looking for a solution, you may be a candidate for Radiesse in San Francisco. Most people are good candidates, with a few exceptions, such as pregnant women or those with severe allergies, or who are allergic to any of the ingredients in the product, including lidocaine.

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Am I a Candidate for Hyper-Diluted Radiesse?

If you have moderate skin laxity and are interested in a safe, viable path towards smoother skin, diluted Radiesse might be a great addition to your other cosmetic treatments. Hyperdiluted Radiesse is ideal for tackling the negative effects of aging on your skin, including sagging, loose folds, tech necklines, crepe-like skin, and more. This treatment helps stimulate your body’s natural supply of collagen, giving you a more youthful, refreshed look from the inside out.

Do Radiesse Injections Hurt?

Treatment with this advanced dermal filler can be performed in just minutes. It can be mixed with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. If you are ready to do something effective about aging skin, we invite you to find out more about Radiesse – these injections could provide you with results that last longer than many other dermal fillers. With lidocaine, you can expect a pain-free experience. Without it, you will feel a slight pinch and then pressure as the product enters your skin layers.

Does Radiesse Have any Risks or Side Effects?

Radiesse injections are not dangerous or pose health risks for most people. The microspheres in the product are calcium-based, similar to minerals found within the body, and no allergy testing is needed for treatment due to high biocompatibility. As with any treatment, a review of your health history is always important. For almost all patients, Radiesse injections pose no risk.

The side effects are as you would find with any dermal filler. There is a slight chance of swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site. It is of utmost importance than any dermal filler is injected by an expert, as it is the hands behind the needle that makes all the difference. Dr. Sheena Kong’s patients often remark about her outstanding injection skills. If you should have swelling or redness, it quickly fades, leaving the smoothing effect of the Radiesse.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Sheena Kong's MedSpa for Radiesse?

In San Francisco, Dr. Sheena Kong is recognized as being among the most professional, respected, anti-aging experts. A Harvard graduate with a Master’s in in medical science, she has achieved acclaim in the Bay Area for her excellent results, and the care and attention she provides each patient. All injections are performed by Dr. Kong, not an assistant. She will work closely with you to help you achieve your vision for facial rejuvenation and may recommend Radiesse as an option for you.

How is Radiesse Different?

Radiesse is the only FDA-approved dermal filler to be developed with the tiny, calcium-based microspheres. These microspheres are the magic behind the long-term results of Radiesse injections. They stimulate the natural production of collagen, the perfect skin plumper – created by your own body as it regenerates skin quality.

If you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheena Kong, contact us today for some of the best treatments of Radiesse San Francisco has to offer.

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