Dr. Alexander Rivkin is THE doctor to go to when it comes to fillers, whether it is Botox, Juvaderm, Radiesse or Restylane. He is an absolute expert at what he does and knows exactly which filler to use to correct which problem it is you have. I went to him for the horizontal lines on my forehead, the two vertical lines between my eyebrows, the parentheses and marionette lines around my mouth and cheek area, and the hollowness underneath my eyes. I liked that he handed me a mirror and asked me what it was that I was looking to correct. He took a long, hard look at my face, studying it carefully, and told me what he was going to do, how much of what filler he was going to use and where. He used Botox to correct the lines on my forehead and between my eyebrows. They're gone! He used Radiesse and a little Juvaderm to correct the parentheses and marionette lines around my mouth and cheek area. They're gone! And then he used Restylane to correct the hollowness underneath my eye area. That's gone! I look and feel so youthful. I am 42 years old and my skin is so smooth and free of the lines and wrinkles it had accumulated over the years. Time catches up with all of us, but Dr. Rivkin can turn back the clock. He is a miracle doctor! I have to mention something else, too, which I admire him for doing or not doing, for that matter. I asked him to put some filler in my lips and he said, ""No way!"" You see, my lips are already naturally full, and I have had some Juvaderm filler put in them by another doctor a while back. Dr. Rivkin refused to fill my lips telling me they were already full and that I didn't need it. Many doctors would never turn down an opportunity to make money for a procedure a patient doesn't need. But, Dr. Rivkin refused, which makes him honest, sincere, and frankly, quite rare. I would also like to acknowledge how lovely and sweet his staff is - all of them. The girls at the front desk make you feel welcomed. His assistants are quite the little experts, too. They prepare the paperwork, get you ready, numb you with cream and stay by your side so that you feel comfortable during the procedure, which by the way, does not hurt a bit. I highly recommend Dr. Rivkin! I am so happy I decided to go to him, so very, very happy! Thank you ever so Dr. Rivkin!
Kind Regards, Georgia Mae
I must say that if you want to do something that can be done anywhere you might as well go elsewhere. For example Fraxel, Thermage, Velashape are all procedures which you can get cheaper somewhere else.
But when it comes to your face and things like botox and fillers, Dr. Rivkin is a true artist. I said I wanted a subtle lip augmentation, and I got a cupids bow with upturned corners. Unbelievably good. I was stunned as I have had a frown all my life (not because I want to, it is just the shape of my mouth). What a difference! It wasn't inexpensive, but it is a total transformation. So if it is your face you want done, then get the best. Not sure how I will afford it, but who cares with these kind of results. So save your pennies because once you see the results you won't want to let anyone else do your face.
Very intelligent and professional doctor with the best skills in injection. He is very nice, knows what he's talking about, does exactly what he claims (unlike many others who bluff). I'm very picky and he had a great attitude listening to what I wanted, and gave fabulous results. He has a superior eye for balance, he knows what looks good and does not overdo it. It's very rare to find someone who possesses both the vision and the skill at such a high level.
The staff are also very nice, especially the nurses. They are always sweet and helpful.
I did encounter a problem during one of my visits with a lady there (I believe she is one of the receptionists) who tried to charge more than what Dr.Rivkin quoted. I had to have Dr. Rivkin speak with her to clear it up. It's a drag having to argue about pricing, but Dr. Rivkin stood by his word and was very nice about the whole situation, though I could tell the woman was not happy. She definitely had an attitude, though she did her best to cover it up with fake smiles. Dr. Rivkin on the other hand was very relaxed and understanding; I saw in one of the previous reviews that a woman had a similar experience with a pricing discrepancy, I read Dr. Rivkin's response and have to say that he is right, he is scrupulous and does not mind using a little extra if that is what it takes to achieve the result. I do love Dr. Rivkin and his nurses, but that one visit when I had to deal with a drawn out argument with the receptionist about pricing was definitely not an experience on par with the quality of Dr. Rivkin's services.
Also his prices are very reasonable especially considering his level of expertise.
If his clinic offers any services you are interested in, you should definitely go in at least for a consultation. For injections you cannot do any better than him.
My experiences with Dr. Cohen and the staff at Westside Aesthetics have been excellent! I have received treatment using botox, juvederm, and sculptra. While I have been to many different physicians for these procedures, I find that Dr. Cohen is by far the most skilled injector that I have been to. I have even been scheduling my appointments with him to coincide with my trips to California from Toronto. That's just how pleased I am with the results! I also find the staff to be very personable and professional. Very reasonable prices too. It can be difficult to find a doctor who listens carefully to your concerns and provides you with significant but natural looking results. That is why I am writing this review. It has been a journey for me, but I've finally found the perfect fit. Highly recommended.\r
One of the doctor's assistants consulted with me. I told her that I wanted Juvederm to improve the dark circles under my eyes, decrease laugh lines, and decrease marionette lines. She said it would be 1 syringe worth,(1 cc). Then the doctor came in and I reiterated what I wanted. He told me that I would only need a little bit around my eyes and laugh lines, none around my mouth to reduce marionette lines. I know I didn't have a whole syringe worth yet I was still charged the full 1 cc price. I didn't think about it until afterwards because I thought I had paid in advance for up to the full 1 cc amount. I went in again the next week for a follow-up and needed a little more Juvederm and the doctor was going to charge me for 1/2 a syringe more. I told him that he didn't even use a full syringe and I was being charged the full amount so I should be charged twice. He agreed and didn't charge me again, but he didn't put much in my face anyway, stating that I didn't need much. It still wasn't a full syringe. It wasn't even 1/2 a syringe but I let it go and decided to eat the costs. I had to go to have some of the Juvederm disolved the next week because he had put a little too much under my eyes and he charged me $100 for that. He had told me there wouldn't be a charge but his assistant told me that was wrong and charged me. I didn't want to make a big deal so I just paid it. I did over-pay but I like the work he did. If you don't mind feeling like you've been over-charged, go there. I will admit that I will probably not go there again for Juvederm because I don't like feeling like I'm being over-charged and feeling uncomfortable having to negotiate the over-charge with the doctor.
I have been going to this spa for a few years and have been totally satisfied with the results of every procedure I've had there. The staff is totally professional and they could not be any nicer. I've been impressed by the fact that Dr. Rivkin listens to me, errs on the side of caution, and will not do anything that looks unnatural. Most importantly, they cured my rosacea -- which had plagued me for years -- with a combination treatment of IPL/Yag laser. I swear, nothing else helped my rosacea until Natalie brought out the IPL/Yag combo. Also, their prices for all their procedures are very reasonable compared with what similar medical spas charge, and the staff is very helpful in terms of making sure that you receive all the discounts and manufacturer rebates you are eligible for.
If you are looking for a professional staff that is friendly and competent, this is the place to go. The office was immaculate, the staff was ready for me and I was 15 min early. I saw Malia for a Vi peel, she was very kind and knowledgeable . She explained everything to me twice, as I am new to the office and services I had tons of questions, I could not be happier with my experience. I'm going back in 2 weeks for botox and to see the Dr. for a consultation on non-surgical stuff. I'll keep you posted on how that goes. I'm so happy I found this place. It's important to feel safe when you are receiving such procedures and everyone went out of their way to make me feel I was being taken care of!
free parking on Broxton not even a block away, can't ask for more :)
I have been going to Dr. Rivkin since Westside Aesthetics opened and have always been happy. I have had Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Cosmelan. He doesn't push products and there have been a few times when he has said ""no"" to me on ideas I've had. He is not afraid to say, ""You are too young for that"" or ""You don't need that."" That's pretty rare for med spas. I feel like he has very good taste; when I say subtle, he does subtle. He understands that when I get my lips enhanced, I don't want to look like an adult film star. It's strange to me that there are mixed comments here on the office staff (particularly Karen) because I really like them. That said, maybe because I have been going for awhile and am generally pretty polite, they are nice to me. I really do feel, though, like the office staff is exceptionally nice. On a side note, however, I would not advise Cosmelan. The formulation has changed and doesn't work anymore. Overall, I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Rivkin. Feel free to contact me with any questions - I have no vested interest in the practice.
Pros: Good aesthetic sense
Before seeing Dr. Rivkin, I had suffered many years with the pain and fatigue from Lupus and looked as hagard as I felt - I rarely left my house because of it and decided to visit Dr. Rivkin.\r
After seeing Dr. Rivkin for injectibles, I felt a new sense of confidence and joy about life - in over a decade it was the first time I actually enjoyed looking into the mirror! In my opinion Dr. Rivkin is much more than a skilled doctor - he is truly an artist when it comes to working on one's face. \r
Dr. Rivkin is very kind and gentle and his office manager, Karen is very smart, helpful and friendly - I really appreciate her efficiency and kindness.\r
I cannot recommend Dr. Rivkin/Westside Aesthetics enough - he is the only physician of his kind I would ever trust to do this type of work - he's just beyond excellent. \r
Ciao - gloria south
Pros: Wonderful Skill / Artistry of Dr. Rivkin
I can't believe I found this incredible doctor! I just had my cheecks done and it's lifted my whole face! I can see my defined jawline again!!! I went back to work that same day. Didn't bruise or swell! It didn't even hurt!! Non surgical is the way to go!!!! Dr Rivkin does just the right amount of filler so it doesn't look like you've had work done. You just look beautiful and younger! The staff is soo helpful and positive and they are always smiling. The environment is so zen. You feel at home there. They take the best care of you and answer every single question regardless of how silly it may be. I will definetly recommend this doctor to all of my clients.
natural looking non surgical nose jobs without the pain, costs, or recovery time of surgery. You get to monitor the end result and know you will love it instead of waking up and possibly being disappointed in the job the doctors did. The nose is numbed so there is NO pain. You can return to work that same day! Parking across the street. Very friendly and helpful staff. As soon as you walk in you feel taken care of. Zen like waiting areas. My nose looks better than I imagined and hopped it would . Thank you so much Dr. Rivkin.
Pros: surgical results without the pain and down time of surgery
I have seen Dr. Rivkin twice now for treatment of my tmj with botox, flying nearly 4000 miles round trip for the privledge of doing so. Dr. Rivkin and his staff have gone out of their way both times to accomodate my travel schedule, which makes traveling for proceedures so much easier. In addition, I have been extremely nervous about injecting a neurotoxin into my face each time I've gone, but Dr. Rivkin and his nurses have gone above and beyond to put my fears to rest. The last time I was there, I elected to have some Radiesse put into my NL folds (something I'd been contemplating for a while) but was pretty scared to do so. Dr. Rivkin was very patient with me as I, well, freaked out a bit. His nurse answered all of my questions, and even the other patients were supportive. The injections were not painful, I had virutally no bruising and I really like the results. What more can you ask for? Then, Dr. Rivkin called himself to check on me after I returned home. That was the icing on the cake. I will definitely make the trip again and will trust Dr. Rivkin with any other tweaks I elect to do.
Pros: Skilled injector, attentive doctor and staff
Cons: 2000 miles away
I love going to see Dr. Rivken. I do not love that I am aging however I've found a way to turn the clock back some (and not by having surgery!). I get botox around my eyes and to those horizonal lines starting to form at my forehead. It does make a difference..enough to get comments that I look refreshed and younger than I actually am..and this is after each and every time I've gone. I am delighted, not for the comments but that 'I' myself can actually see a big difference after Dr. Rivken has taken a few minutes with me (and results starting to show within just a few days..). It's my little secret :) something I'm having fun with. Dr. Rivken is impeccably mannered and professional in every way. I love that he does not flirt with his patients, though he, himself,...very nice to look at. This is a great place!
Doctor skimps on injections...but charges anyway.
All I have to say is that I love Dr. Rivkin and the staff at Westside Aesthetics (and I generally HATE doctors and anything else that reminds me of hospitals). I finally decided to have that 15 minute rhinoplasty I have seen on TV because I would never consider a gnarly plastic surgery. It really works folks! The very obvious and noticeable bump of the bridge of my nose that I had since I broke my nose 10 years ago has vanished and it is no longer the first thing you notice when you look at my face. I experienced no pain (I did get numbing cream) and was in and out of the office in less than an hour. Dr. Rivkin was great and talked to me through the whole procedure. I just got home from my re-check and we both agreed that I look fantastic. I will definitely go back to Westside Aesthetics for anything else I might want in the future like botox or a photofacial. And I recommend anyone else who considers having a surgical nose job see Dr. Rivkin before making any cosmetic decisions.
Pros: Service, Great Doctor and Great Spa Environment
Cons: Wilshire Blvd traffic during PM appointments
Thank you for recomending the photodynamic treatment - it really made a difference! Before, I had breakouts every day and my skin was constantly oily. Malia informed me that the products I was using were not effective for my skin.\r
Throughout all the treatments, you guys were friendly and courteous, and I have fewer breakouts!\r
May the New Year bring prosperity and joy to you and the staff!!\r
Pros: nice staff, very knowledgeable, pretty place
I just had my third Velasmooth treatment in a series of 8 at Westside Aesthetics. I am already noticing a difference in the texture and tone of my thighs, which are not fat but are unfortunately cursed with too much cellulite. The treatment itself is not at all painful or uncomfortable like I was afraid it might be. Natalie, the nurse technician is awesome and I am super excited to see the results after I finish the whole series. I actually look forward to my appointments because the office and the girls there are so cool and I can get to my treatments without navigating through a maze of medical offices.
Pros: Ambience, Great Staff, Convenient Location, Free parking, Whole Foods Across the Street
very rude. dont go here. dr. rivkin seems insincerly sincere. facilities are wonderful. i went for a facial and was very dissapointed with results and treatment.
Pros: very beautiful facilities
I got three fraxel laser treatment on my face for tighter/younger/firmer look over the course of 12 months last year. I truly feel that Dr Rivkin is very accomodating and very assuring. His practitioner nurse Natalie does a superior job in administring the laser while making sure I was comfortable and all of my requests/concerns well-addressed! I love my re-invigorated facial look! Their after-care package is great and well-explained. Front-desk staff is very courteous and forthcoming which makes one feel welcomed/relaxed! Facility is professional and relaxing, Parking is not a problem. Overall, I feel they perform the job very-well with much care, and all this at a fair-price, occasionally at very attractive prices. I highly recommend them to anyone including my closest friends. I love them!
I just wanted to say that I am so so happy with my experience at Westside Medical Spa. I've always wanted to fix the tip of my nose but I noticed that nose jobs could actually make the front part of someone's face look worse than before, and to top it off there are so many risks with surgeries that it is best to avoid such invasive procedures as much as possible. That is why I was thrilled when I found out about Dr. Rivkin?s non-surgical nose job (after Oprah on a news show on abc in 2007). This is my second year going for the Radiesse nose injections and I am once again so excited about my results. I think my nose looks even better than the first time, and I?ve been beyond satisfied since my very first time. Next time I will get the more permanent filling, Artefill, now that I know that this procedure really works for me and it makes my nose look exactly as I want it to look. It?s also cool that Dr.Rivkin can add or take away filling, so you?re not stuck with something you don?t like. I don?t even know how to express how grateful and enthusiastic I am about this wonderful procedure. Dr. Rivkin is definitely a godsend, he has changed my life for the better. This procedure has improved my confidence because I am not self-conscious about my profile anymore, I can talk to people without worrying that they might be distracted with my nose, which I feel was out of proportion to my face?. Which is the other benefit, the injections actually make my nose look smaller. Seriously, it is truly amazing. It is one, if not THE best investment I have ever made. Perhaps the only drawback is the location of the clinic- traffic is almost always really bad so even though the procedure takes just a few minutes, you need to schedule in plenty of time to account for the traffic in the area?but it is well worth it ;-)
Pros: Excellent, innovative, life-changing yet non invasive nose contouring procedure
Cons: There's a lot of traffic in the area. The last 10 miles alone takes me like 30-45 minutes to complete, then again, that's LA so it's expected ;-P
Just after I had my first child I looked radiant. But by the time I had my third, I had become a tired, haggard housewife instead of the healthy supermom I used to be. I started to use the word botox and restylane more frequently in conversations with my husband. So for my anniversary he got me a gift certificate to see Dr. Rivkin in Westwood. I did some research on Dr. Rivkin and discovered he specializes in non-surgical nose jobs and face lifts. I was a little nervous when I went in because I thought he'd want to remodel my whole face. But when I saw him, he really put me at ease. He was a lot younger than I pictured and he was not condescending or overly clinical like other doctors I have seen. He explained things in terms that I could understand and went over the list of my possible options in detail. We decided to do some botox and go with a filler called evolence as opposed to restylane because it lasts longer and causes less bruising so my kids wouldn't ask what happened to mommy. I was actually surprised when Dr. Rivkin assured me that I didn't need anything else, he even complimented my skin texture and said it would be years until I needed to consider anything more drastic than botox and fillers. Just after I went in for my appointment I noticed the folds between my mouth and lips had softened and within two days my forehead had relaxed and I don't look worried or stressed even when my kids are wrecking the house. And my husband started telling me how great I look again!
Pros: convenient Westwood location, friendly staff, great doctor, parking
I am a spa junkie and I consider myself an expert in the latest beauty products, professional skin care, and cosmetic procedures. I was a former devotee of another cosmetic spa on Robertson but their constant staff turnover and product pushing got old fast. I went to Westside Aesthetics in search of a new, all-inclusive maintenance parlor that is in the West LA area. First off I have to say that their office staff is really great and relaxed and I didn't feel pressured to have an un-needed or pricey procedure done. I had the best deep clean facial ever by Malia, and a botox touch up given by the Doctor after. He gave my eyebrows a slight raise but I don't look like a frozen bat, or worse Nicole Kidman. I look really natural and even but not definitely over botoxed. I am going back for another facial next month with Malia and will make another appointment with the Doctor for a juvaderm to eliminate the light sleepiness under my eyes. I also tried their Westside Aesthetics all-over sunblock and it is so far the best product out there.
Pros: free 2 hour parking lot, next door to coffee bean, and whole foods across the street!
It would not be possible to completely recommend the procedures and how effective they are yet as I have only just had an initial consultation. However, after reading some of the reviews about Karen and Dr. Rivkin himself I would like to put others at ease. \r
Westside has a very unpretentious and relaxing atmosphere. Karen was most helpful in arranging an initial appointment despite my lack of communication with her. I found Dr. Rivkin a very formible chap whose impeccible manners shined through despite my dehydrated and jet lagged toddler playing with his shoes and electrical sockets. I did not feel intimidated by either of them with the typical loud and ostentatious manners one usually finds in californian culture. And as a result, was put at ease straight away.\r
If you are a person who is well travelled and prefers more reserved (friendly) and toned down forms of social displays then Westside is the perfect choice. \r
I will keep everyone updated on the outcome of my procedure and hopefully write positive reviews in the future as well.
Pros: Yale university educated which usually equals great social skills
Cons: None so far
There's nothing 'clinical' about botox with Dr. Rivkin! His staff was incredible, the procedure painless and the results incredible! I will be back in a few months. Thank you!
Pros: Great facility, VERY NICE STAFF
I had lazer hair removal on my bikini line at the westwood location about a month ago. \r
I can't say enough about how happy I am with the results. \r
My technician was Ronnie, and she was great, she really worked with me and raised and lowered the intensity of the lazer based on what I could handle. \r
She told me I would get about 80% reduction of hair after the first treatment, I thought, "" yeah, Right,"" which she was! \r
I can't believe how little has grown back! \r
I am very pleased and am looking forward to going back. \r
the citysearch $50 coupon off your first treatment is great!\r
This place is aces in my book.
Let me say first off that I am not an LA girl in that ""I need to have my face freshened"" way. I'm a novice to this kind of stuff and was very hesitant and nervous about having any type of cosmetic medical procedure done. But all my concerns and fears were allayed by my experience at Westside Aesthetics. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The doctor is extremely personable, professional and patient (not to mention, easy on the eyes). He actually took the time to discuss things with me. I actually felt heard and understood. (When's the last time you could say that about a doctor's visit?)\r
Though it was not necessary to my treatment, each staff member I interacted with took the time to make sure I was at ease and my questions were answered. It was impressive; the staff there are experienced, REAL people who are also beautiful, but not in that entitled, ""I'm better than you"" way. (I say this because I've been greeted by staff at other spas with that entitled, jaded attitude.)\r
The place was relaxed, hip and clean. But in my opinion, professionalism, careful attention to detail and a high level of empathy for patients sets this place apart from others. \r
I felt I was in the best hands possible at Westside Aesthetics. It was like going to a trusted friend's home: the atmosphere is comfortable and you know they are not going to let you do anything you will regret or doesn't suit you.\r
So far, the results of my Fraxel treatment are great. And I've been told it will only improve over the next few weeks.\r
I would go back in a heartbeat and would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone who is interested in cosmetic procedures.
I believe that I first heard of Dr. Rivkin after doing research on the Internet and watching a video featuring a nonsurgical nose job. I think it was either on Extra or on the Tyra Banks show. Before heading out to California, I exchanged several emails with the staff to measure their response time and get a few answers. My first inquiry was answered the next day, and the 2nd email was answered in 4 days both by Noemie. I was pleased with the detailed replies.\r
So i bought a plane ticket and flew out to California. I estimated that the drive from the hotel to my first appointment would take about 30 minutes at the most but I didn't plan for the traffic. I called from the road that I was going to be late, but didn't expect to be so late and I arrived a full hour late and was prepared that the staff would reschedule me for a different day especially since my original appointment was for 5 P.M. but no such thing, I filled out the form, and got right in without any condemnation from anyone! \r
I got to greet Dr. Rivkin and he explained the procedure, the nurse came to numb my nose and I iced it a bit. The Dr. came in and molded my nose into the desired shape which looked great! Definitely worth $1000. I also decided to get blepharoplasty for the dark circles under my eyes. $1000 for 2 small injections did seem a bit steep but I rather have an experienced person handling needles under my eye.\r
I came back in 7 days for a follow up and a touchup for the nose. The eyes didn't need a touch up. He even did FREE cortisone injections in an unrelated area where I have swelling due to past wrestling injuries.\r
The spa was clean and the employees friendly. \r
Their website westsidemedicalspa dot com is clean and informative and lists the prices as well as the differences between the surgical and nosurgical treatments. The cherry on top was personally being called by the Dr. after I got back home to make sure all was OK. A++ Service. I will be back!
Pros: Free injections, free follow up, understanding to my needs, clean and professional spa
Cons: Blepharoplasty a bit pricy
I love this office. The staff is friendly, efficient and wonderful. They make me taken care of from the moment I walk in. Dr. Rivkin is the best. He is kind and good at what he does. He sincerely cares about his patients and calls after a treatment to see how I am. Wow, not many offices do that. He is the kind of doctor I enjoy going in to see. He takes care of buisness and always makes me laugh. I am a baby when it comes to pain and he caters to that as well. I could not ask for more. I highly recommend this office.
Pros: Great Doctor and staff
Cons: Parking in westwood can be rough
Being Asian I was never too happy with my ?no bridge? nose and my ?non-existent? chin but have had to live with it because I definitely did not want to go under the knife. \r
A friend had told me about Westside Medical Spa and mentioned to me that the doctor she?s been seeing for years for Botox also does Non Surgical Nose/Chin Jobs. I was curious on how that worked so I scheduled a free consultation right away, which was very convenient considering that I wasn?t sure that I wanted to go through with the procedures and I certainly didn?t want to pay if I wasn?t going to get anything done. Upon arriving to his office I was greeted with what I thought was the friendliest staff I?ve come across in a long time. They seemed to love what they do. I talked to the doctor shortly after and he explained his ?non-invasive? procedures to me. After answering all of my questions and concerns I went on ahead and went through with the procedure that same day !!\r
It?s been a month now and I?m very happy to report that the results are amazing. The doctor was very knowledgeable and professional with his technique that I am highly recommending him to my friends.\r
Pros: knowledgeable and friendly doctor/staff that care
I had the Active Fx laser service for my acne scars and it was the best experience! I met with Dr. Rivkin about my acne scars and he recommended Active Fx for me. He readily answered all of my questions, unlike other offices I visited. I then came in for the laser service with the nurse and she made me feel really comfortable. My results are outstanding and I highly recommend this service for acne scars. This is the place to go!
Pros: Awesome Services!
The degree of unprofessionalism by the staff outweighs the doctor's abilities. I don't reccomend this medi-spa to anyone. The office manager was unfriendly and gave me the vibe that she only ""pretends"" to care, but genuinely it seems to me that she doesn't. I overheard the staff talking about patients in a very unprofessional way. The doctor's work was decent. But I get the feeling that they care more about making money than they do about the client's overall satisfaction. If you are a college student on a budget, I would go here, but if you have a little more money to spend, I suggest finding a classier place. \r
Also, it is difficult to find parking.
This is the best medical spa ever! I have tried for so long to find a place that I can feel comfortable at, and put my trust into. Finally I found it... The Westside Medical Spa! The prices are reasonable and affordable, and they know what they are doing! I have done the laser facials (IPL, Fraxel and Thermage), all of which gave me great results. I am only 32, but these treatments are for preventive maintenance. I have also done restylane injections in my lips. All of these treatments have made my skin look so young by erasing all the sun damage and fine lines, and the nice full lips help as well!
Great office. Dr Rivkin is great with botox. I have never had ""droopy eye"" (something that can happen if the doc gives you too much too close to your eyebrow). He is super professional, informative and does not try to sell you on more than what you can afford or need. I also have had fraxel in his office which is GREAT! It is a little pricey (but atleast in his office you do not have to get a package that may be 3-5 treatments). However, it is totally worth it, totally permanent and you can go back whenever you can afford to go again. Fraxel definitely works. Depending on how deep your wrinkles are or acnes scars will depend on how many times you have to have it done. I have gone three times and look soooooo much better. I am almost 40 and had some definite skin damage and lawyering wrinkles that needed to be whisked away. I figure I will get it done once a year for the rest of my life. Which all things considered is really cheap to maintain a much younger looking face than I deserve to have! Dr. Rivkin does not do the laser but his staff is great too. I have full confidence in all of them!
I visited Dr. Rivkin last Thursday to get Juvaderm injections in my upper lip. I was extremely pleased with the results. My lip looks so natural, and he numbed me so I didn't feel any pain. The staff in the office was very helpful, and the Doctor made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend the Westside Medical Spa!!
Pros: Great office, nice area, great staff!!
I went to see Dr. Rivkin and his wonderful staff today for Botox, Juvederm and laser hair removal of my legs and bikini. I had originally intended to see a shi-shi dermatologist in Beverly Hills, but the office staff was so rude when I went for the consult, and the doctor was so plastic and unfeeling, that I just didn't get the right vibe (even though I'd heard that he was supposed to be ""a God"" and ""the best""... blah blah blah). When I booked the appointment with Dr. Rivkin, I asked A MILLION questions about the procedures -- especially the laser hair removal -- and the kind woman on the phone took the time to answer all of them with ZERO attitude. She was totally helpful and friendly. Most busy offices would have cut me off in a second. And they were just as friendly in person, as was Dr. Rivkin himself, who as others have described was totally down to earth and not at all like the Ken doll that I saw in the 90210. What was most impressive to me, however, was how patient everyone was with me. Although I was OK with the laser on my legs, the bikini was a bit too much for me. So, the nurse let me reschedule so that I can take a percocet beforehand since I'm a pain wimp. Again, all with ZERO attitude. And, did I mention that I was able to do all of the procedures today for about the same price as what Dr. 90210 wanted to charge me for just the face? Quite the bargain for nice people who do a great job making you look and feel better about yourself. Thanks to you all at Westside Medical Spa!
Pros: Doctor Is Great, Staff Is Friendly, Zero Attitude, Office Ran Smoothly, Good Value
Cons: None That I Could See
I?m a 60 year old woman who has had restylane injections many times. I usually dread doing it because the pain block can be inefficient and the injections still painful and unpleasant. I had a treatment last Friday with Dr Rivkin and it was my most successful experience yet. The injections were absolutely pain free and done in a friendly and careful manner. He let me know what he thought would be best and then went ahead when I agreed . He did my smile lines and also gave me prettier lips. I had no pain that night and the next day had breakfast with a friend who remarked on how great I looked. She didn?t know I had just had a treatment and I didn?t tell her! I didn?t bruise and had no swelling . I would definitely recommend Dr Rivkin to anyone who has had a previous bad experience or to anyone who wants a great one!\r
I'm so glad I found this place.... I just moved here from NYC and a friend of mine referred me here. It's a great spa....the Dr. and the Nurse were exceptionally nice to me. The staff was friendly...offered me coffee and tea when I arrived...sometimes dr. offices have a long wait until you actually get in to see the dr., but this place seemed very organized and up to pace...I didn't have to wait long at all... the treatment was probably the most intimate and I appreciate that they made me feel like a friend rather than a patient. I'll go here again, and again, and again! They also have many different product l ines of skin care available which was nice to have options to choose from....and the esthetician took her time with me explaining which one is best for my skin and why....really nice. I felt they went out of their way to make me feel welcome as a new client....which is a nice feeling.
Pros: great prices, nice people
I went here last week for my first time. i will definitely go back....the doctor was really down to earth. Also he took his time in explaining to me the procedures in detail. I felt extremely comfortable. staff was nice, the ambiance of the place was very welcoming...office was very clean... If you're contemplating getting botox, I highly suggest doing it....I love mine.
Pros: nice atmosphere
Cons: parking--although I heard there is a garage on broxton with 2 hours free parking.
I have checked out several other places before I stumbled upon Dr. Rivkin and his staff at the Westside Medical Spa. Everytime I go, the staff are very friendly, knowledgable and quite accommodating. Dr. Rivkin's non-invasive procedures are a dream come true for most of us and his work is the best I have seen, read and also watched on TV. What I appreciate the most is that Dr. Rivkin will perform his magic and will never try to convince you to have something done that you do not need. He is a very ethical doctor. I am not sure what I would do if ever he moved his practice out of state! I highly recommend the Westside Medical Spa.\r
Dr Rivkin is ok as doctors go. I thought he would give more attention or seem more interested in me. However, the botox injections were fine, office clean and comfy, he was polite and seemed careful. I don't have much to rave about though. Maybe I have higher standards than other patients. (?) The nurse was nice.\r
The front desk staff was horrible and rude. One kept staring at me and tried to smile fakely to cover the rudeness of her behavior. The other one could not answer my intelligent question, and got snipey with me. She did not try to find an answer to my question from someone who would know, and I gave up. \r
I will not go back nor will I recommend this place based on the inappropriate behavior of the receptionists. The low rating is based on that\r
Cons: horrible, rude staff
I've been seeing Dr. Rivikin for botox injections for a couple years now and he is simply superb...an artist with the stuff really. I tried a couple of the Bev Hills docs before him, and was twice the victim of ""frozen-forehead- with Jack-Nicholson-eyebrows"" syndrome so I thought my only choices were between looking weird (with botox) and looking haggard (without botox). But, Dr. Rivkin is such a pro, he somehow manages to eradicate my wrinkles without rendering me expressionless...amen. \r
(Not to be discounted, I've also seen Nurse Natalie once when the staff squeezed me in on short notice and I found her to be quite gifted with the needle as well.)\r
The Westwood office is classy, the staff always goes out of their way to be friendly & accommodating (the last time I was there, a patient mistakenly showed up a week early for her scheduled appt. and they shuffled her in so that she wouldn't have to come back) and I always leave feeling great. Do yourself a favor and check out Westside Med Spa.
Dr Rivkin and his staff give you the attention and considertation you deserve. His facialist Melia has completely changed the texture of my skin in just two treatments while Nurse Natalie Bland has cured my rosacea with the most gentle IPL treament. Dr Rivkin's office staff can also help you with selecting the best products to use at home (I use the IS-Clinical cleanser and Active Serum, which they exclusively sell). Don't forget to ask the Doctor about Botox and the latest in cosmetic fillers. he is truly an artist and i have never looked or felt better!
Pros: Plenty of off street parking, refreshments, and the nicest staff in town
I would like to say that I was very pleased with my Fraxel treatment. The results were amazing, even after just one treatment. I did a lot of research to decide who I could trust with this type of laser treatment. I had done the IPL in the past, and was ready for a treatment that could offer more noticeable results. After a thorough evaluation of which doctor I could trust, I decided to go to the Westside Medical Spa with Dr. Rivkin. They have competitive prices, and the entire staff was amazing. I felt so comfortable, because they made me feel right at home. The front desk staff was very nice and welcoming. Natalie, the Nurse, made sure that I knew every move she was going to make during the procedure, and I noticed that the doctor was hands on with all of his patients! Keep up the good work! I will definitely be back for more treatments!\r
Pros: Free Parking, Nice restaunts in the area, Great service, Late hours, Amazing results!!!
Cons: The experience was so great, that may become addicted!
I HAD THE OPPRORTUNITY TO HAVE THE NON- SURGICAL NOSE JOB!\r
LOVE IT! IT IS THE MOST INCREDIBLE, PAINLESS, NON INVASIVE PROCEDURE AND YOU ARE\r
DONE IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES. I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS TO ANYONE INTERESTED.\r
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK DR. RIVKIN
Everyone at Westside Medical Spa has been so nice and made my experience a very
enjoyable one .
I was impressed with the facility and the staff and Dr Rivkin,
Dr Rivkin , has changed my life .
its hard to put into words but he has,
its sort of strange and im sure you have heard this from other patients
but going through life with nose that wasn't very pleasing is awful. being
made fun of ( called flat nose etccc) its hard on someone's self esteem,
The Dr has changed all that for me. he took so much time , and I truly
believe he does care for his patients, wanting them to like the final results as
much as he does, and always wants my opinions on everything he does .
I wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for restoring my nose. \r
I had been so self-conscious about that uneven tip. \r
I hope I am able to put this past year behind me now.\r
I will pray to God that he blesses you tremendously. \r
You were a blessing to me!!!!\r
I will also send as many people to you as I can. \r
Your'e warm and compassionate personality is a rare thing to find these days. (I was\r
terrified you would be like some of the other doctors I have met).\r
Pros: great service, clean and organized, wonderful and caring staff, compassionate and talented doctor.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED LIKE A VIP THEN I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. THEIR STAFF WAS SO PROFESSIONAL & CARING - I REALLY FELT SPECIAL!\r
THE ESTHETICIAN REALLY KNEW HER STUFF - I HAD A GREAT FACIAL AND SHE TOOK LOTS OF TIME TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS AND THE PRODUCTS THAT SHE RECOMMENDED HAVE REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE WITH MY SKIN. EVEN DR. RIVKIN TOOK TIME OUT OF HIS SCHEDULE TO MEET WITH ME EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR A CONSULTATION OR ANYTHING.\r
THIS PLACE IS GREAT. I'M GOING BACK FOR LASER TREATMENTS NEXT MONTH.
A friend referred me to Dr. Rivkin and West Side Medical Spa and I had a terrific experience. The staff was very pleasant and Dr. Rivkin very patient and down to earth. I had initially gone in for botox, but immediately felt comfortable enough with Dr. Rivkin to share my secret displeasure with the downward tip of my nose. Within minutes the imperfection was corrected! His expertise resulted in subtle enhancements, so I still look like me, only less tired and years younger. I have since recommended Dr. Rivkin to many of my friends who have all shared the same positive experience.
Pros: Patient and down to earth, no pressure, experienced
I wanted to take the opportunity to THANK YOU for restoring my nose. I had been so self-concious about the uneven tip. I will also send as many people to you as I can. You are warm, and comopassionate personality is a rare to find these days.\r
My experience at Westside Medical Spa was great! The staff were incredibly helpful, and friendly. The facility is beautiful, and in a great location. I felt extremely comfortable with the doctor he answered all my questions, and took his time which to me is very important. I had my lips injected to make them fuller, and am so happy with the way they came out! I have gotten so many compliments, and many of my friends are now going to him for other services his office offers.
Pros: great location