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In the realm of double chin reduction, two treatment options stand out above the rest: the CoolMini, a variation on CoolSculpting technology; and Kybella in San Francisco, an injectable medication that mimics the body's natural process for breaking down and eliminating fat cells. A personal consultation with our experienced physician, Dr. Sheena Kong, can help determine which treatment, or combination of the treatments, could be most effective in improving the appearance a double chin, and restoring a more youthful firm appearance to the area. Visit Dr. Kong's Bay Area medical spa for some of the best results from a non-surgical double chin reduction.

The CoolMini Freezes Fat

CoolSculpting is nonsurgical method of fat removal, and as technology advances, has been adapted to treat certain facial flaws. CoolSculpting takes advantage of the fact that fat freezes at a higher temperature than other body tissues, and uses a precision cooling technology that freezes fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. This freezing disrupts the cell wall of the fat cells, so that when the fat thaws again it is released, reabsorbed, and eliminated by the body.

CoolSculpting has been used on the abdomen and thighs for some time, but the CoolMini is a smaller, more precise system that employs the same technology, making it effective for treating the delicate features of the face and jaw. The gently contoured device hugs the double chin, freezing excess fat for a trimmer, tighter appearance.

CoolMini & Kybella San Francisco

Kybella: The Fat-Reducing Injection

Injectable fillers to restore lost facial volume are common, but now there's also an injection to reduce fat, rather than replacing it. Kybella is a synthetic form of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the disposal of excess fat. Once injected, Kybella dissolves the fat cells so that the body's natural system flushes it out over the course of the following days. When injected into the area under the chin, Kybella is very effective in reducing or eliminating the appearance of a double chin. Kybella injections also have the effect of producing new collagen growth, causing the skin to further tighten as the fat dissipates, restoring the chin's smooth, defined, more youthful appearance.

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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