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
"For 10 years I thought and considered doing a breast implant. The desire for the procedure intensified a year and half ago and I started searching for the best cosmetic surgeon. I did several consultations with quite a number of them but when I consulted with Dr Lee, I knew without a doubt that he was the surgeon I have been looking for, for a year and half. Apart from great reviews and qualifications of Dr Lee, I felt his passion and excitement for what he does. You could see that he loves his job and genuinely cares about his clients. He took time to explain in great detail, the procedure. Dr Lee and his beautiful, kind staff spent at least two hours with me. I knew that consultation day that my search for the best cosmetic surgeon for my breast implant was over. The day of the surgery October 2019, I was relaxed and ready because I knew I was in good hands. The procedure went smoothly. Dr Lee strictly instructed the nurses how to take care of me to the point of how to position me, that was going above and beyond. I had a follow up with him twice a week. In all the follow ups, he assessed the surgical site and changed the dressing himself. The outcome of my surgery was simply beautiful..perfect. I am grateful to Dr Charles Lee and his staff. He gave me my confidence and happiness back."- N.K. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2021
"My Amazing Double Eyelid Surgery Experience - I'd been wanting to get a double eyelid surgery for a long time, and had spent years browsing through different doctors and offices in LA, SF, and even Korea. I had monolids and asymmetry that I desired to change. As soon as I turned 18, I was eager to get the procedure done, and found the reviews for Dr. Lee's practice to be most promising. Additionally, it was located close by to where I was soon to be moving. Even with the obstacles posed by COVID-19, Dr. Lee and his staff - Diana is lovely! - made me feel extremely comfortable; it felt like they truly listened to and cared about my wants and needs. They were also wonderfully supportive, and didn't once judge the fact that I was young and going about the entire process on my own. Dr. Lee played music during the surgery, and kept me updated throughout the whole procedure. From first consultation to follow-up was smooth, detailed, and enjoyable - their communication and customer service is impeccable. I am now about 5 months post-op, and couldn't be happier with the results; not only is the look very natural per my preference, but scarring is already minimal. I am able to experiment with all the makeup looks that I couldn't have achieved before, and I wake up feeling beautiful, confident, and more like myself every day."- S. / RealSelf / Feb 08, 2021
"It’s been 8 months since I had eyelid surgery with Dr. Charles Lee. I’m very happy with the results. He did such a wonderful job. Dr Lee and his staff are very nice and professional. They all made me feel comfortable. I’m just upset I didn’t do it sooner, but better late than never."- F.S. / Yelp / Jan 30, 2021
"Dr Lee was incredible. He understood where I was at in my botox journey and gave me the right units to achieve a natural look. I mostly was aiming to prevent my frown lines near brow and forehead. I was referred to him by a friend and am very happy with the results."- D.K. / Yelp / Dec 17, 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!