About Laser & Ulthearpy Treatments
Our nonsurgical treatments at L Plastic Surgery are some of the most popular aesthetic services we provide to our patients in San Francisco, CA. Our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Charles K. Lee, will asses you in a consultation to see if you would benefit from our noninvasive treatments.
Depending on the size and location of your treatment area, most sessions are relatively quick. Of course, if you are treating a large area or multiple targets, the sessions will last longer. For most of our laser and Ultherapy treatments, you can expect no downtime, and you can go about your day as planned. Our practice has in-house Spectra, Clarity, and Ultherapy lasers. For RF, you can have a microneedling session with our Infini RF device. Call and schedule your first appointment with our friendly patient care coordinator to get started.
"When you want work done to your body or face, you want to make sure you go to the right doctor. It took me years to finally choose one and I'm so glad I chose Dr. Lee. He is an amazing surgeon and I would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants any procedures done. It's been 5 weeks since I got breast augmentation and they're healing very well. The scars are very light and will get even lighter after time. He will give you his honest opinion about your suggestions and will make you look very natural. Most doctors just want your money and do whatever you want, but Dr. Lee cares about his reputation and that's why he gets so many referrals. I have a ton of friends who are going to him after seeing my breasts. I absolutely love them :)"- S.R. / Yelp / Jan 25, 2020
"Highly Recommend! - I wanted to get double eyelid surgery since I was young but never knew what the process was like or which surgeon to pick. None of my friends had the procedure done so I had to base my decision on online reviews. After spending months researching, I picked Dr. Lee because he had the best reviews and seemed the most competent during the consultation, and I’m so glad I did! The entire process went very smoothly, from the consultation, surgery itself, and follow ups. During the consultation, Dr. Lee took the time to understand exactly what I wanted my eyelids to look like. He and his staff clearly explained what I would expect during and after surgery, as well as how to take care of my eyelids. He also met with me at various stages post-surgery to make sure my eyelids were healing properly. As a result, I experienced minimal discomfort during recovery and am very happy with my results— my eyelids look very natural, just how I wanted them to be! Dr. Lee and his staff are professional, competent, and reassuring, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!"- S. / RealSelf / May 22, 2020
"Been shopping around for quite a while to look into getting an old tattoo removed. Spoke with a few places and decided to go with L Plastic Surgery as they are honest and realistic about how they treat these tattoos along with the cost behind it. After my consultation, which was free. I made an appointment to get the process started. The pain was not as bad as most people tend to describe it for myself at least. Definitely would recommend anyone looking into getting a tattoo removed to come here. Will be going to my second session this week."- H.T. / Yelp / May 12, 2020
"Amazing bedside manor and staff was just as kind. I was very nervous and Dr. Lee was so comforting. He heard my concerns since this was a revision and was very communicative. When I woke up from surgery he was right there and extremely empathetic. Lastly, I love my breast implant/lift. I would go to no one else. Did I mention he was referred to me. Thank you Dr. Lee and staff!!!"- A.H. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2020
"Experienced and professional - I am so pleased with my results! - I am so pleased with my results! I had Botox in my brow/crows feet area which turned out amazing, no bruising. I had a lift and implants placed 5 months ago and they look amazing! Highly recommend."- N. / RealSelf / Apr 20, 2020
Our Lutronic Devices
Our team at L Plastic Surgery is proud to offer nonsurgical sessions with our Lutronic Spectra Laser (1064 nm Q-Swtiched Nd:YAG) for the following:
- Laser acne scar treatment
- Laser (pigmentation) lesion removal
- Laser skin resurfacing (poor texture/wrinkles)
- Laser tattoo removal
- Laser vein/vascular treatment
With the Clarity Laser, we commonly offer nonsurgical services, such as:
- Laser hair removal
- Laser lesion removal (warts/surface scars or noncancerous growths)
- Laser pigmented lesion removal (rosacea/birthmarks/hemangiomas/melasma)
- Laser skin resurfacing (poor texture/wrinkles)
- Laser vein treatments (vascular lesions)
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin on the face, neck, and brow without surgery or incisions.
Infini RF (Radio Frequency)
The Infini RF device safely delivers RF energy through a microneedling device, which was made for all skin types. Infini RF can also treat skin laxity, scars, and wrinkles. We recommend the Infini RF sessions for:
- Nonsurgical (RF) skin resurfacing for texture issues and wrinkles
- Nonsurgical (RF) skin tightening
- Nonsurgical scar treatment
What to Expect
Each nonsurgical treatment will be customized for your aesthetic needs. You will have a face-to-face consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss the pros and cons of your desired treatment to give you a realist picture of what to expect. He will also map out how many sessions you might need, how long the recovery period takes, and how many days are required between the sessions. You may have questions and concerns, and Dr. Lee would be happy to answer them. He may give you multiple suggestions as to what treatment you need to get a gorgeous result.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need multiple laser sessions?
From tattoo removal to nonsurgical skin tightening, these treatments will take time. Your results will be gradual because the skin needs to repair itself with renewed collagen and elastin production. Depending on what treatment you receive, you may have to come back for maintenance sessions because your skin will continue to age. Laser hair removal also captures your hair follicles in different growth cycles and repeat appointments are necessary for best results.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
With so many lasers on the market today, L Plastic Surgery continues to use Lutronic's Clarity Laser for hair removal. The Clarity Laser offers impressive results. We are continuously upgrading our technologies as newer lasers enter the marketplace. We encourage you to ask us about our Clarity Laser in your laser hair removal consult.
Should I get nonsurgical or surgical skin tightening?
When you think about nonsurgical procedures, it is best to remember that the results will not be as dramatic as a surgical outcome. Your changes may be subtle. You may not qualify for a nonsurgical treatment if Dr. Lee thinks you would be a better candidate for surgery. For example, we see patients for loose skin. Nonsurgical treatments for skin tightening are better for men and women who have mild skin laxity. Aging skin naturally loses its elasticity. Older patients generally opt for a surgical skin lift. If you have lost a significant amount of weight, your skin may hang on certain body parts. Your excessive loose skin cannot be successfully treated with nonsurgical skin tightening. Dr. Lee will evaluate your area of concern and discuss your options.
You may greatly benefit from our nonsurgical laser and RF aesthetic treatments at L Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lee will help you achieve your aesthetic goals without surgery when possible. He can also boost results by adding in other treatments like our injectable wrinkle fillers or wrinkle relaxers (BOTOX). Make your nonsurgical treatment appointment today!