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Lasers Specialist

Tri-Valley Medical Center

Internal Medicine & Aesthetics & Podiatry located in San Ramon, CA

Lasers have truly revolutionized aesthetic medicine, and the laser services available from the team at Tri-Valley Medical Center are among the most popular offerings at the practice. Men and women from San Ramon, California, and beyond rely on laser treatments to help them look their very best. To explore what these treatments can do to help you move closer to your aesthetic potential, schedule an appointment online or over the phone.

Lasers Q&A

What are medical aesthetic lasers?

All lasers work by concentrating beams of light into a form of energy. Medical lasers convert energy into heat, stimulating your body’s natural healing process or prompting change at the cellular level. 

Early aesthetic laser systems did not always create predictable or consistent results. Excess heat could lead to burns or skin damage, and most laser treatments could not be performed on patients with darker skin tones.

Today’s aesthetic lasers offer outstanding results with a very low risk of side effects. The team at Tri-Valley Medical Center has gone to great lengths to select the very best laser technology on the market to ensure impressive outcomes. 

What laser treatments are best for facial applications?

There are several laser treatments that can improve the look and feel of your skin. Erbium laser skin resurfacing is one option and uses light energy to reduce the appearance of superficial wrinkles and sun damage on your face, neck, chest, and hands. 

Intense pulsed light, or IPL photofacial treatments, can improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Sun spots, age spots, rosacea, and other areas of discoloration can be addressed by laser treatments that blast those pigment concentrations into tiny particles your body can process and eliminate. 

Laser treatments can also treat spider veins and other vascular abnormalities by creating heat in the deeper layers of your skin, which damages blood vessel walls and causes those vessels to collapse. Your body then absorbs and processes that material, clearing up swollen veins visible through the surface of your skin. 

What laser treatments are best for the body?

Laser vein therapy can also eliminate spider veins and varicose veins on your body. Treatments take very little time and are not painful. Once the laser energy damages the walls of swollen and blocked blood vessels, your body directs blood flow to nearby healthy vessels and processes the destroyed vessels through your lymphatic system. 

Laser hair removal is another outstanding body treatment. This application uses laser energy to heat the base of targeted hair follicles. The hair roots are damaged and can no longer produce normal hair growth. A series of treatments yields a marked reduction in regrowth. 

Lasers are also used in body-contouring treatments. Advanced laser platforms create heat in the deeper layers of your skin where fat cells lie. The heat damages the fat cell walls, inhibiting fat storage. The damaged fat cells collapse, releasing stored fat that is then processed and eliminated from your body. 

Tattoo removal is another area where lasers deliver impressive results. These treatments use laser energy to blast tattoo ink into particles so small your body is able to absorb them. It often takes multiple treatments to achieve optimal results, but today’s lasers can help you move beyond a tattoo that no longer fits your aesthetic goals. 

Explore these treatments in more detail during a consultation, which you can book online or over the phone.


To learn more about these and other weight-loss support services, call the office today to book your one-on-one consultation online.

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