• 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!"


  • 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!"


  • 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

Acne Skin Treatment

Acne is a very common problem, which can be embarrassing and painful, and can cause scarring if left untreated. Many people believe that frequent washing or a change in diet will cure acne, but this is simply not true. Over-washing can actually worsen acne.

What is acne?

Sebaceous glands create an oily substance called sebum. Normally sebum is expelled through pores in the skin. In acne sufferers, these pores become clogged due to overproduction of sebum caused by hormones and other factors. When these pores become clogged they become infected with bacteria, creating pimples and inflammation.

While considered most common in teenagers who are experiencing hormonal changes, people of all ages can get acne. Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and the menstrual cycle, environmental irritants, and skin care products are all common causes of acne flare-ups. Acne typically appears on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.

How is acne treated?

Dr. Rivkin uses a combination of therapies customized to each patient’s needs, based on skin type and severity of your acne. All of our acne regimens include:

We also use Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) to treat acne. PDT, a minimal downtime procedure, uses blue light of a specific wavelength which kills acne bacteria and dries up overactive oil glands without damaging the skin and other surrounding tissue.

You can also read frequently asked questions about acne here.

You can also read frequently asked questions about light acne treatment here.

During your free acne skin treatment consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your existing profile, desired end results, and explain the procedure in detail. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.


Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment.

To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s acne skin treatments including the treatment of acne scars, or to schedule your free consultation in the Los Angeles / Beverly Hills area, contact us by phone or email today.

11645 Wilshire Blvd., #800, Los Angeles, CA 90025  |  (310) 443-5273

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