• 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

Light Based Acne Treatments: Blue Light, IPL & More

Acne is often addressed with over-washing and topical applications that can be irritating to the skin. At Westside Aesthetics, Dr. Rivkin uses several light based acne treatments to solve the problem painlessly and effectively.

Our Blue Light system is effective in resolving mild acne. We start with a cleansing acne facial to prepare your skin. Next you will spend about 20 minutes under the Blue Light. This painless process kills the bacteria associated with acne and reduces oil production in your skin. Your current acne diminishes and future breakouts are reduced.

For moderate acne we use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). The IPL machine sends light through your skin that is set to a specific wavelength, which targets the bacteria associated with acne and the overactive oil glands, while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. There is little or no recovery time and most patients return to work or school immediately after the treatment session.

Truly stubborn acne is treated with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). This combines IPL or Blue Light with a sensitizing agent that is applied to the skin, making the treatment much more intense and powerful. PDT is sometimes used in place of Accutane. It is a very potent treatment that clears up active acne and works well to prevent future outbreaks, sometimes for years. This treatment is effective for very resistant or cystic acne without painful and dangerous side effects. Click here to read more about Photodynamic Therapy.

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

You can also read frequently asked questions about acne here.

Getting rid of acne now, is the best way to prevent acne scars in the future. During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your skin and recommend the most effective course of treatment. He will explain the procedure in detail, and recommend a skin care regimen to help you maintain your acne-free skin. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.

Contact our Los Angeles office today to learn more about our acne treatments, or to schedule a free consultation.

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

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