About Us

At SF Bay Cosmetic Dermatology Medical Group we have excellent treatments available for virtually every cosmetic condition. We have over 20 laser and high tech options to choose from to treat your given condition. Our office is equipped with high-end devices and we offer the world’s best and most advanced treatments and technology.

At SF Bay Cosmetic Dermatology Medical Group we get you fast results, the way you want it.

Dr. Riopelle is an expert at making you look your best. Dr. Riopelle holds many awards and accolades from the such prestigious academies as the American Society of Cosmetic and Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery & the International Society of Laser Surgery and the College of Phlebotomy (veins)

Our Doctors

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Dr. Jeffrey Riopelle

Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Learn More about Jeffrey Riopelle
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Donna Riopelle

RN, ARNP, FNP Learn More about Donna Riopelle
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Tiffany Morris

ARNP, FNP-C Learn More about Tiffany Morris
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Christina Aguilera

Licensed Esthetician Learn More about Christina Aguilar

Our Philosophy

We have strived to provide the most up to date technology.  We believe in getting the latest equipment and constantly upgrading to bring you cutting edge technology.  The field is evolving very rapidly and we want patients to have the best options currently available to improve themselves.  For example in the last year alone, we added Smart Lipo to our already excellent Vaser Lipo to create Smart Lipo Ultra.  We Added Luminus CO2 fractional  Active and Total Fx resurfacing.  We add Zerona for non-invasive fat reduction.  We also upgraded to the painless thermage tip.  All told we have more than 20 different lasers and cosmetic technologies to choose from.
That leads us to the second thing that sets us apart.  We customize our care for you.  Because we have so many great cosmetic technology options, and so much experience with them we can customize the care just for you the patient.  No matter what the patient’s age, skin type, body type or size, we have the flexibility in technology to outline just the right plan.  As they say if all you have is a hammer you treat everyone as if they are a nail.  Just the opposite with our practice.  We look at you, the individual, and customize a program based on your unique individual needs.
Our practice specializes primarily in no down-time to minimal downtime cosmetic procedures.   In today’s busy world, patients need and want procedures that they can have on a Thursday of Friday and go back to work on the following Monday.  Most of our procedures fit this bill.  Some of the procedures we perform include  SmartLipo, Vaser Lipo, Smart Lipo Ultra, Fraxel-like CO2 Fx fractional resurfacing, Zerona for non-invasive laser fat removal, Silhouette suture lift, the life- enhancing lift for the face,  thermage, the sutureless thread lift, Titan, laser and sclero vein treatment, EVLT, IPL (photofacial), Plasma Portrait, gentle waves, Botox, fillers, and more.
The forth thing that sets us apart is that our goal is to “WOW” you.  From our great staff to Donna and me as providers, you’ll be surrounded by warm caring professionals with years of experience.  We believe in going the extra mile for our patients.  We’ll settle for nothing less.  We want you to leave saying “Wow, they work really hard for me and they really do care”, and that’s what we hear from our patients all the time.

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Get in Touch

Contact Us now to schedule your appointment and get the body you’ve always wanted ASAP.

Phone : (925) 846-5614

Fax : (925) 275-0151

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Professional Societies

  • Board Member Ethical Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery
  • California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • International Society of Laser Surgery
  • American College of Phlebology
  • California Medical Association
  • Alameda/Contra Costa County Medical Association
  • Platinum member (highest level awarded) of Botox Physicians Network

Why SF Bay Cosmetic Dermatology Medical Group?

What really makes our practice most unique is that we combine cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dermatology and expertise in anti-aging all in one very unique practice.  To us, beauty is just not skin deep.  We prefer to work on the whole individual, because if we’re healthy inside, we’ll be healthy outside and age more slowly outside as well.   While we’ve removed hundreds of skin cancers and thousands of moles, treated hundreds of acne patients, and performed thousands of cosmetic procedures, we also have extensive training in anti-aging and weight loss.  Anti-aging is essentially the optimization of diet, exercise, nutritional intake, and hormones to allow one to age internally and externally as gradually as possible.   We believe that when we combine these techniques with our cosmetic surgery and dermatology approaches, we can help patients to the best possible long term outcomes.  By the same token, we view your experience with us not as a onetime procedure with us, but as an ongoing relationship to help you for many years to come.  To help us with our approach, I personally authored a book,  My Personal Trainer, a comprehensive guide to Fitness and Health.  We also have a full-fledged multi-level weight loss program with a behavioral psychologist and dietician to assist us in helping patients.  Donna Riopelle and I have extensive experience ordering the appropriate nutritional, cardiac, and hormonal tests that can reveal insight to optimizing health.

Besides our broad range of services and expertise, customer service is key. Our staff is highly selected and trained to help make patients comfortable when they come to an appointment and have a procedure.  We describe procedures in detail, outline risks, and answer all questions.  In addition we have a cosmetically appealing office, offer light beverages to all patients, give rides to and from procedures if needed and go the extra mile for patients to help get a good result and a happy patient.

One important customer service priority that most patients may not think about has to do with our locations and my privileges to admit.  We are located on the campus at a major medical center, San Ramon Regional medical center.   I have admitting privileges to take care of patients there if needed. Our procedures are all office based which reduces the risk of hospital acquired infections, but if a serious complication or emergency were to arise, we are right on the campus to admit and follow the patient right next door- a major safety factor.

Our practice is very unique in that my wife and I work together to take care of patients.  In our practice I do the major cosmetic procedures, many laser procedures, Botox and fillers.   Donna Riopelle is a nurse practioner and  sees and treats patients as well  She does most of the anti- aging workups and also does many laser procedures as well as chemical peels, Botox, and fillers.  Jamie Potts is our  cosmetic coordinator, schedules patients, and handles most phone calls.  Laura Protass and Kelly Scott work the back office.  They both have cosmetology and esthetician credentials as well.  We see patients Monday through Friday and some Saturdays by appointment.

We take pride in creating a strong bond with each patient.  We view patients as being with us for a lifetime, and the majority of our patient visits are by patients who have been with us for some time, often years.  From the first time in our office, patients feel the warmth and sincerity of our providers and staff.  A  patient  who has now been with us for several years said recently “I’ve been to several other offices for sometimes very expensive cosmetic procedures.  After the procedure it was as if they were done with me.  What I like about your office is that you treat me as a whole and continually outline a plan for me to stay looking and feeling my best.”

Another patient told me just last week by phone,  “First I want to say that calling my visit to re-discuss my care and helping me is really great.  I really appreciate the customer service…”

We do not do every possible type of cosmetic procedure.  We specialize in procedures with little or no downtime.  When it comes to more major procedures, we have specialists for each cosmetic procedure that we feel are best at that procedure, and we coordinate the referral to that specialist.  For example we have a plastic or cosmetic surgeon we feel is best at breast implants, another who is best at breast reductions, and another who is best at facelifts and so on.   We work closely with those surgeons and see patients back for all their other cosmetic needs after the cosmetic procedure with the other specialist