Finding New Treatments for the Aging Face in Los Angeles
Over the years, time and sun exposure can cause your face to show signs of aging. Dr. Rivkin specializes in non-invasive, painless techniques for restoring your natural beauty and correcting the imperfections that develop with time and age. We offer a variety of solutions for the aging face.
LazerFacelift – Laser Facelift using Precision Tx Laser
The LazerFacelift is our most intense and effective procedure to reduce jowling and fat deposits in the neck and underneath the chin. It also works exceptionally well to tighten loose skin around the neck and jawline. The LazerFacelift procedure takes advantage of the unique ability of the Precision Tx laser to fire directionally. That means that the laser is introduced under the skin and can be used to melt fat as well as tighten skin by heating it from the inside. The procedure is performed under sterile conditions. After injection of anesthetic, three tiny incisions are made under the ears and chin and the laser probe goes through the incisions. Because the laser is being fired under the skin, results are much more dramatic than devices like Ulthera or Thermage that apply energy from the outside. The LazerFacelift procedure involves four to five days of downtime and some temporary bruising and swelling, but the results are really amazing!
Total FX Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
Total FX Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment is a comprehensive combination of two distinct fractionated CO2 lasers – the Active FX and the Deep FX. The Active FX treats the superficial layer of the skin, smoothing out the finer wrinkles and improving the appearance of sun damage and brown spots. The Deep FX treats the deeper layers of the skin, smoothing out acne scars, moderately deep wrinkles and shrinking enlarged pores. The Total FX is the most intensive skin remodeling technology, giving the most dramatic results possible without undergoing surgical CO2 resurfacing. Each treatment involves about a week of downtime, but the improvement in your skin quality is unparalleled.
Fraxel Laser Treatment
Fraxel laser resurfacing (using the state-of-the-art Fraxel SR1500 laser) reduces fine lines, removes sun damage and brown spots, smooths out acne scars, and rejuvenates the skin. The Fraxel SR1500 is one of the most comprehensive and powerful tool we have for skin rejuvenation. It helps effectively eliminate acne scars and surgical scars (the FDA recently approved Fraxel for these indications). Fraxel has recently been FDA approved for treatment of melasma (a hormonal pigmentation disorder that mostly affects women, especially after pregnancy) and for reduction of pore size.
Westside Aesthetics has upgraded its Fraxel to the Fraxel II (SR1500) laser – an improved version of the original Fraxel. The Fraxel SR1500 does not require blue dye and the treatments give better results with less downtime.
Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial treatments resolve brown spots and visible blood vessels (capillaries and the redness of rosacea). The IPL emits light of a specific wavelength, which targets the discolored cells while leaving the lighter, healthy tissue undamaged. At the same time this process stimulates some collagen production, which helps fill in fine lines and refreshes the skin.
Frown and worry lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet can all be smoothed out with BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® also smoothes out the dimpled “orange peel” skin of the aging chin, it arches and elevates the eyebrows, eliminates neck bands, smoothes out vertical “smoker’s” lip lines and elevates drooping corners of the mouth.
Injectable fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, Juvederm™, Artefill and Collagen offer a non-invasive alternative to surgery for many common signs of aging. Volume loss is one of the most obvious signs of aging. The fullness of the cheeks decreases, lips thin and the area under the eyes becomes hollow. Gravity and loss of fatty tissue under the skin combine to give us a drawn, tired and gaunt appearance as we get older. Our options to replace this volume have, in the past, been very limited. Fat transfer has been an unreliable, expensive technique and collagen injections have a very short duration of effect. FDA approval of these new longer lasting injectable fillers has revolutionized anti-aging aesthetic medicine. Dr. Rivkin commonly fills the cheeks with Radiesse or even Artefill, re-creating youthful fullness and re-suspending the face. He eliminates dark circles under the eyes by refilling the collapsed area under the eye with Juvederm, removing the depression into which the shadow that makes dark circles falls. The effect of each of these treatments lasts for one to one and a half years and they are painless, easy and quick lunchtime procedures.
Of course these fillers are also excellent at reducing the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds), frown lines (marionette lines) and lines between the eyebrows.
Start Your Transformation Today
During your free initial aging face consultation in Los Angeles, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs, desired results, and explain all of your options. He will also help you determine which treatment, or combination of treatments, will achieve the look that you desire. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so you will know exactly what to expect.
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 solutions for the aging face or to schedule a free consultation in the Los Angeles/Brentwood area, contact us by phone or email today.