• 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

IPL vs. Laser Skin Resurfacing

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser skin resurfacing are actually quite different in the way they work, the effect on the skin itself, pain levels, and recovery time.

Laser Skin Resurfacing
Traditional laser resurfacing uses laser energy to destroy specific layers of damaged skin. Penetration is set to a desired depth. This process removes the entire layer of skin, destroying the healthy, normal cells along with the undesired cells.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL passes light through the layers of skin and targets skin tissue that is brown or red, leaving the lighter, normal skin tissue unharmed. Rather than indiscriminately removing all of the cells in a particular layer of skin, IPL targets only the unwanted cells.

IPL is a gradual process. It is gentle. It does take several sessions to achieve the desired results, but these sessions are relatively painless and involve minimal destruction of tissue. Laser resurfacing may also require several sessions, but the sessions are much harsher on the skin. Problems associated with laser resurfacing include burning, permanent pigmentation changes, scarring and complications from anesthesia.

Overall, IPL is less invasive than laser resurfacing, and avoids destroying healthy normal cells. The end result is less pain, less risk of burning, scarring, or redness, and a much shorter, if any, recovery time.

During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs and explain the procedure in detail. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know what to expect from the treatment. After your treatment Dr. Rivkin will instruct you on the best techniques to care for your skin to maintain your new healthy look.

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 IPL vs. laser skin resurfacing or to schedule a free consultation, contact us by phone or email today. We proudly serve the Newport Beach and Orange County, California area

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

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