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In San Francisco Juvederm is a trusted name for injectable fillers in the world of cosmetic enhancements, and Volbella is among their latest generation of FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Juvederm Volbella is an injectable dermal filler that is used to decrease the appearance of vertical lines in the lips and to provide a subtle enhancement to lip volume. Dr. Sheena Kong has focused her med spa in SF on anti-aging technologies and treatments, and uses this advanced formula to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and produce a subtle plumping effect on the lips.

The Symptoms of Aging it can address

As the lips age, vertical lines begin to appear, commonly called "smoker's lines" or "lipstick lines," giving the lips and mouth an unattractive, pursed appearance. The lips also start to lose volume over time, losing the plump, lovely appearance of youth. Loss of tissue volume can also leave the edges of the lips poorly defined, and reduce the youthful appearance of the cupid's bow, the M-shaped divot in the middle of the upper lip.

In addition to the lips themselves, the perioral area (tissues around the mouth) start to reveal the effects of aging skin. Fine wrinkles appear, with "marionette lines" extending downward from the corners of the mouth. A slight downturn to the corners of the lips can also give the appearance of a constant frown. Juvederm Volbella injections can effectively reduce these signs of aging.

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What to Expect from Your Treatment

Injectable dermal fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment associated with very few, mild side effects. These include temporary swelling, soreness, and a tingling sensation. The different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid in Juvederm Volbella not only allow for a more natural result; they also reduce the amount of water retained in the area following the procedure, minimizing swelling. Volbella injections also include the numbing agent lidocaine, for a higher level of patient comfort. You will be sent home with an ice pack to help alleviate any redness, swelling, or discomfort, and should be able to return to your daily activities immediately.

The effects of Volbella are relatively long-lasting, lasting for up to an entire year after treatment. For facial areas that have been left untreated for some time, a more comprehensive treatment may be required, with Volbella combined with other injectable products to stimulate natural collagen production and enhance results.

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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:


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