• Non-Surgical Nose Job

    "My non surgical nose procedure seems too good to be true, the results are amazing! Dr. Rivkin is so good at what he does, there was no pain, no swelling, no downtime! It's hard to believe that such a simple procedure can be so life changing!"

    SO

  • Friendly Service, Reasonable Prices

    "First of all, I'd like to say thank you for the complimentary second office visit. I can tell that you take great pride in your craft and care about what your clients want. Thank you so much for your skilled craftsmanship and an eye for such fine work."

    Sincerely, MP

  • Non-Surgical Face Lift

    "Dr. Rivkin did an AMAZING job on my face! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I really appreciate everything you've done for me and all the help you've given me!! I'm just so happy! This DEFINITELY gives me the self confidence that I was looking for for next weekend!"

    RP

  • Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments

    "I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful service you gave me when I was in southern Cal a few weeks ago. You were the only office that responded to my email, and actually I'm grateful. I love my Fraxel & will plan more treatments. Thanks again for your professionalism, your friendly atmosphere and your patient care."

    Sincerely, PG

Dr. Alexander Rivkin

I also just acquired the Active Fx laser from Lumenis.

This will be absolutely great for the practice. The Active Fx is a fractional CO2 laser – the only one that is currently in use. CO2 is the gold standard for laser skin resurfacing because it is so effective at erasing wrinkles and tightening skin. I don’t like the technology because it is often too pwerful – causing weeks of downtime and red weeping skin. Although the face is much smoother after the resurfacing, the CO2 gives the skin a weird, waxy appearance that I really do not like.

The great thing about the Active Fx is that it uses CO2 technology, but instead of giving out a solid beam and destroying all the skin down to a certain layer, it puts out a bunch of little beams. The undamaged skin around the beams helps with quicker healing, and the beams can go deeper into the skin, doing a better job of stimulating collagen growth.

I’ve used the device on several people so far, and they have all been absolutely ecstatic with the results. One of these people is my nurse Natalie. I treated her entire face, including the under eye areas and around the lips. After that one treatment her skin tightened, her pores shrunk down dramatically and, most importantly, the lines around her eyes and mouth decreased significantly. This last result is the most exciting, since those are the most difficult areas to treat with a laser. I have not had good results with Fraxel, or any laser in those areas. In fact, Natalie had another nurse laser around her eyes with the Fraxel a while ago on really high settings. She was red and swollen for a week, and then her lines came back, just as noticeable as before.

Now, I am pleased to hear patients commenting on how she looks so much better and her skin is so much more supple. She was a bit swollen for 3 days and sunburn red for a week after the procedure – a mild discomfort comparable to the Fraxel. The results of one treatment, however, are much more dramatic for lines and pores than the Fraxel could ever do, even in 3 treatments.

We will get the laser by mid to late December, but we will have a few days when we do procedures on a loner unit from the company before then.


I just signed the paperwork on a Soprano laser for hair removal. I’m impressed with its speed and how painless it is. I tried on the back of my neck and I barely felt it. And when I say barely, I mean really minimal – I’m a complete wuss when it comes to pain. I procrastinated getting my neck lasered with the lightsheer because I didn’t like the pain. This one is great.



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