Dr. Rivkin has created a non-invasive, alternative to facelift surgery, which is safe, relatively pain-free, and requires only a short recovery time.
Dr. Rivkin’s technique involves a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and injectable fillers, to reduce lines and folds, and restore youthful contours. Unlike a surgical facelift, eyelift, or brow lift, this method does not require general anesthesia and relies instead on powerful numbing topical applications, allowing you to see the results at intervals during the procedure and give feedback. You control the outcome.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic injections smooth out lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, and the injectable fillers fill in any depressions and folds. Typically, Dr. Rivkin uses Restylane to fill in under the eyes (to eliminate dark circles) and better define the lips (this decreases the vertical “smoker’s lines” of the upper and lower lip). He uses Radiesse to fill in the nasolabial folds (smile lines), and marionette lines at the sides of the mouth. He can also subtly enhance the cheekbones, giving a noticeable lift to the skin of the face. Radiesse can also be used to fill in the space between the “jowl” and the chin, re-establishing a smooth jawline and camouflaging the jowl.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to relax the muscles of the forehead, between the brows and the sides of the eyes. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to decrease the vertical lip lines, to raise the corners of the mouth so these are not turned down, and to smooth out a dimpled or “orange peel” chin.
The procedure is virtually painless and usually takes less than an hour. Recovery time is normally a few days. The result of the BOTOX® injections lasts about three months and the injectable fillers last six months to two years depending on which type of filler is used.
You can also read frequently asked questions about Botox treatment here.
You can also read frequently asked questions about Radiesse here.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs, desired end results, and explain the procedure. He will also help you determine which type of filler will work best with your body and skin type. 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 non-surgical facelift, brow lift, or eyelift procedure, or to schedule a free consultation, contact our Los Angeles office today by phone or email.