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
"I keep reading the 1 star reviews and I’m just laughing , people should be writing reviews on what you came here for ! It’s for good plastic surgery procedures! I didn’t come here for bed side manner or for polite receptionists , I came here because I know Charles lee is good! And he isn’t gouging his prices even though his office is beautiful and I’m sure he has a huge overhead ! When it comes down to it , he’s really good at his craft and that’s all that should matter ! Im a half Korean guy who used to have heavy hooded eyes he reversed the aging process for me and I literally get compliments all of the time! I’m not kidding , everyday people are like "you look amazing! "You look so refreshed" , "are you wearing colored contacts?" (I don’t, but it’s because getting rid of the hood let’s light shine onto your iris therefore making your eyes appear brighter) If you’re looking for a sensitive dada figure who will hold your hand maybe that’s not dr. Lee but if you want the result you’ve been thinking about for years then this is your doctor ! Also he added some cartilage to the tip of my nose"- J.Y. / Yelp / Sep 09, 2023
"I live in Canada and traveled to San Francisco to have Dr. Lee perform a Asian eyelid surgery. Prior to my consult with Dr. Lee, I consulted with 3 doctors in Canada. Unfortunately, I was not impressed by any of them. I almost gave up on the idea of having the blepharoplasty surgery because I was afraid. Then I found Dr. Lee through a google search who was listed as the best doctors for plastic surgery in eyelid surgery. Following the consult with Dr. Lee, I scheduled the surgery. He really understands my Asian facial structures and what needed to be done to make my eyes beautiful and natural! I highly recommend Dr. Lee!! It was totally worth traveling from Canada to find him. He has a wonderful support staff, too!"- N.A. / Google / Jul 26, 2023
"So happy that I went to see Dr Lee for my Botox! Because of his credentials, I knew that he was someone I could trust. His office was beautiful and the staff were all so helpful. My botox looks great and I know I will continue to come back."- E.H. / Google / Feb 04, 2023
"Went in to get my first Botox treatment and it was great! The office is beautiful, the staff were really friendly and Dr. Lee was wonderful. Answered all my questions and made me feel very welcome. I saw that they offer laser treatments and will definitely come back."- M.H. / Yelp / Jan 12, 2023
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!