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RealSelf community says"Great results, nice staff, great dr." "A week after my treatment, a close friend of mine (who did not know I had gotten Botox and some fillers), complimented me on how great I looked but couldn't quite put a finger on why...." "He is perfect for beginners who are scared of looking like they had work done to their face."
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5 out of 5 stars Non Surgical Nose Job
I had the non surgical nose job with Dr. Rivkin and I'm so happy with the results. I have been considering surgery for a few years until I found this doctor. The procedure took a few minutes and was much easier than I thought. The office is state of the art and the staff friendly which is rare for a cosmetic office.
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...
5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser
Dr. Rivkin has an amazing office, with by far the kindest staff I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Dr. Rivkin met with me, saw my issues, discussed my options, and created a game plan! He was spot on, he totally lead me in the perfect direction. Dr. Rivkin really knows what he doing.
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 Voluma
All around a 5 star! Very lovely office and staff and I thought Dr. Rivkin was very knowledgeable and honest.
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 Juvederm
Gentle, patient, kind and skillful!
5 out of 5 stars Fractional Laser
Dr. Rivkin is a highly skilled & educated Doctor who knows cosmetic skincare inside and out. He is up to speed with all the latest procedures and treatments and makes realistic recommendations for clients' concerns with a warm and friendly bedside manner. Not at all pretentious or arrogant. Maryam & Stephanie, as well as the office management and staff are friendly, caring & knowledgeable. I love the entire Westside Aesthetics office!
5 out of 5 stars Botox
I had gone to see Dr. Rivkin several times, but this is the first time leaving a review. He is perfect for beginners who are scared of looking like they had work done to their face. He advises you against going for too much, so your result always looks very natural. A week after my treatment, a close friend of mine (who did not know I had gotten Botox and some fillers), complimented me on how great I looked but couldn't quite put a finger on why. I wasn't wearing any make up and hadn't gotten much sleep or anything, so I am certain I looked younger and better thanks to Dr. Rivkin's procedure.
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, 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
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
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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