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5 out of 5 stars Kybella
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Rivkin and Westside Aesthetics. I have been in for laser treatments, fillers, botox and Kybella. I initially met with Dr. Rivkin for Kybella, I have since had two rounds of Kybella and am beyond excited with the results. Dr. Rivkin is very knowledgeable, understanding, and easy to talk to. I inquired about several different services and he did not...
1 out of 5 stars Juvederm
So disappointed! Total waste of $2,500! I wanted to get tear trough fillers because I was suffering from hollowness and I was tired of looking exhausted all of the time. I did my research and seeing as this is a notoriously tricky area I decided to go to Dr. Rivkin because he is supposed to be a top of the line injector and an expert. He injected juvederm in the tear trough and voluma in...
5 out of 5 stars Injectable Fillers
What a great find.! I've been getting fillers for about 5 years now but always looked overdone. I read reviews on Dr. Rivkin and decided to try it one more time since everyone really liked him. I did under eye, lips, cheeks and Botox. I feel like I look 5 years younger natural results. Really sweet staff and knowledgable on the services. Feeling confident and grateful and highly recommend.
5 out of 5 stars Botox
I did Botox for my 11's and could not be happier! I have been going to Westside Aesthetics for a couple of years now for my Botox treatments and it's perfect every single time! The office is great and the staff are so kind. I always have a great experience each time I go there. They're awesome!
5 out of 5 stars Voluma
I went to see Dr. Rivkin because he had been highly referred by a friend of mine. I've had fillers done before but not in my chin area and have always thought about doing it. I of course was hesitant but after looking at their website and the before and after pictures I liked how no one looked over done. Dr. Rivkin himself thought I was a great candidate for this treatment and assured me...
5 out of 5 stars Eye Bags Treatment
I went to Dr. Rivkin to have him fix my under eyes. I wanted to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes because I thought it made me look tired. He injected Juvederm to fill in the hollow and I'm really happy with the result. He said it will last years and I feel like it looks really natural. No one knew I had anything done but people keep telling me I look better. Dr. Rivkin and his staff...
5 out of 5 stars Botox
I got Botox on my forehead, the space between the eyebrows, and in the chin. Apparently when you get older, the chin skin moves a lot more when you talk. I never noticed that before, but it's one of the signs of ageing that people register in others without really realizing it. I also had some fillers put in my cheeks to compensate for lost volume, which was causing the appearance of...
5 out of 5 stars Fractional Laser
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Rivkin and his amazing, friendly & caring staff @ Westside Aesthetics! Dr. Rivkin is a highly skilled Doctor who educated me very well, made solid recommendations for my cosmetic skincare concerns & put my mind at ease during my treatments. I had a successful Fraxel and a non-surgical blepharoplasty. I feel like myself only with better...
5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty
Dr. Rivkin gave me a new nose in fifteen minutes. He added some long lasting temporary filler and gave me the nose bridge I've always wanted. It was amazing! His office is beautiful and clean, which is always nice to walk in to. He is kind and has a gentle touch, and an artistic eye. Thank you Dr. Rivkin!
5 out of 5 stars ArteFill
Dr. Rivkin and his entire staff are amzing. Not only are they detailed oriented, they provide a safe and comfortable environment. The office is spa like and I will continue to see them for my "touch-ups". I have had Botox and fillers.
Dr. Rivkin is a globally recognized expert on minimally invasive aesthetics and non-surgical facial sculpting. A trained facial cosmetic surgeon educated at Yale and Columbia. Dr. Rivkin has been featured on Good Morning America, The DOCTORS among other numerous national appearances.
Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Columbia University
Medical: MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Diego
Treatments offered at Westside Aesthetic
Most popular answers from Alexander Rivkin, MD
2 ml Voluma, 9 rounds of Vitrase. Doctor does not remember where injected or it migrated. MRI/detailed ct scan to find it?
I'm sorry, it sounds like you are going through a frustrating experience. I have managed a few cases where Voluma results in swelling and even... READ MORE
Hi!Unfortunately bruising is always a possibility when you do injections, no matter where the injection is. The lips are especially well supplied with... READ MORE
Hi!I'm sorry to hear about what happened, but don't worry! The scar tissue that you atalking about should not be very difficult to soften. Injections... READ MORE
Hi,You look great and the biggest priority is that whatever injections or lasers that you do have to preserve that natural, beautiful look that you... READ MORE
Botox does its job. You can bend down, take a nap, do whatever you want and it will be just fine. The only thing I advise patients to not do after... READ MORE
Authenticity of Botox administered six months ago on 6 January 2016. What to do if the office doesn't keep and provide a record?
Its a reasonable question, but I think that there are not many offices who chart the vial / lot number of the Botox they use. We do not routinely do... READ MORE
Botox can be used in many areas of the face to relax the targeted muscle, and soften the wrinkle or "line". In some cases, such as deep forehead lines... READ MORE
Hi, thanks for you question. Correcting tear trough (this is what we call the under eye area when we are talking about dark circles) volume loss with... READ MORE
If I understand your question correctly, you are not asking for reduction of your cankles, just the fat pocket in that area. This, of course, would be... READ MORE
I want to get Botox under my armpits. Does it take away smell and sweat? It's 1200 every 3 to 4 months?
It works. The usual dose is about 50 units per armpit and you see a significant reduction in sweating over 6 months to a year, depending on the person... READ MORE
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin's nurse Stefanie demonstrates a Fraxel Dual Laser procedure on a patient for correction of fine lines and pigmentation irregularities. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Alexander Rivkin speaks with a woman about her goals and then explains a non-surgical Asian rhinoplasty as he performs the procedure to augment, lift and define the bridge and tip. He also explains the potential side effects of the injections. WATCH VIDEO
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