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As the practice manager, Karen is responsible for the day-to-day running of Westside Aesthetics. She loves her work and takes her leadership position seriously.

Administration and Management


Karen has managed Westside Aesthetics since 2006 and has managed medical practices and spas for more than a decade. Her skills in administration, management and communication continue to build the strong foundation that makes Westside thrive! Karen works with Dr. Rivkin to ensure the best possible experience for each customer and to recruit and retain the best employees.

She manages all aspects of practice operations and oversees the ongoing training and development of each staff member. “Karen is so calm and positive-she creates a unique environment in which we feel individually supported and also proud to be a member of such a talented team!”

Passionate About Beauty And Skin Care


Karen’s career started in the legal field but when an opportunity rose to take a leadership role in the operation of a luxurious Beverly Hills spa, Karen made the shift. “Ever since I was a young girl I have been passionate about beauty and skin care. And once I immersed in the industry, the constant changes, new technologies and ongoing improvements pushed me to keep learning and find new ways to expand each operation.”

Over the years Karen has been project manager for start-ups, facility improvements and innovative new developments; most recently successfully relocating this practice to its current site. “We’re in charge of our own destiny, but we get lucky sometimes. And I’ve really been lucky to find this particular practice. My time here has been tremendously rewarding!”

Karen is also Study Coordinator for Westside’s clinical trials. This work is the foundation for product enhancement and FDA approval for treatments used in the aesthetic industry by companies such as Allergan. Her attention to detail, integrity and hard work has strengthened the solidarity of our research development and led to the selection of Westside as a desirable site for further studies.

For most of her life Karen has owned and raised horses as well as competed in a variety of equestrian events. Besides being an animal lover, she also loves aerial arts and enjoys weekly trapeze lessons.

Karen Howe

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