• 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

Light Based Acne Treatment

What is acne?

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

How do light based treatments treat acne?

Light based treatments including Blue LightIntense Pulsed Light (IPL), and Photodynamic Therapy specifically target the overactive oil glands and the bacteria associated with acne. This kills the bacteria and dries up excess oil, eradicating existing acne and helping prevent further breakouts.

Are the results permanent?

Blue Light therapy and IPL help to prevent future beak outs. Photodynamic Therapy treatments have been shown to prevent acne from returning for two years or more. That being said, acne is a chronic condition caused by factors that we do not yet fully understand. Promises of permanent acne eradication are difficult to make for any of the accepted treatments. Dr. Rivkin’s strategy has always been to clear up existing acne aggressively using light treatment, and then keep it under control with less intense, but still effective measures. These include topical prescription medications, acne facials, blue light treatments and the best acne products available.

What about cleanliness and diet?

Acne is not caused by dirt or by eating chocolate and greasy foods. Over-washing can actually make acne worse. You should wash your face twice a day. Changes in diet alone will not cure acne, but if you find that certain foods seem to coincide with breakouts then it is best to avoid those foods.

To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s light based acne treatments or to schedule a free consultation, please contact us by phone or email in the Los Angeles are today.


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

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