Dr. Alexander Rivkin

Plastic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

11645 Wilshire Blvd #800, Los Angeles, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aegon Us Holding

Office

Los Angeles, CA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Chemical Peel: All of the mentioned methods (hydroquinone, ipl, sunblock, etc) are important. One other treatment is chemical peeling. Peels such as cosmelan and vi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Should last longer: The PMMA component of Artefill is not broken down by the body and stays in the skin. However, Artefill Non Surgical Rhinoplasty is performed in 3 to 5... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Several Options: If the cystic acne is severe, Accutane is still an excellent option. It works and the risks are small. Oral and topical antibiotics, as well as a good... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Chemical peel vs IPL: Depending on your skin tone, either a chemical peel or ipl would be a good option. Ipl is not great for darker skin types or asians. But chemical peel... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Should last longer: The PMMA component of Artefill is not broken down by the body and stays in the skin. However, Artefill Non Surgical Rhinoplasty is performed in 3 to 5... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not with Septoplasty: That procedure does not adress tip droopiness. You have to either have a traditional rhinoplasty or do non surgical rhinoplasty - lifting the tip with... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections work well, but you may need several sessions and a more concentrated solution of kenalog (triamcinolone) if you do ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: The treatment for hyperpigmentation depends on the type you have. A diagnosis by a good dermatologist is a good first step. The other variable is your... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Go to a specialist: Unless the ear nose and throat surgeon specializes in rhinoplasty, i would suggest going to a plastic, or better yet, facial plastic surgeon. Any proc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
It depends: I have to disagree. Non surgical nose job with artefill is a procedure I have done on over 500 patients. I have never seen a bad reaction and have nev... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Try PDT: Pdt is photodynamic therapy - a blue light based treatment that helps moderate acne. The treatments are intense, but they help alot.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Pressure: Put pressure on the area and call your doctor. You may need to go back in and have the doctor look at him.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not great: Exfoliation is always good, but its not going to help that much with acne scarring. To really make a difference you need to look at laser resurfacing.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Artefill rhinoplasty: Artefill is a permanent filler, but it takes multiple sessions (about 3 to 5) to layer it in to the nasal area being injected. Charge varies, but is i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
IPL: Usually ipl (intense pulsed light), otherwise known as photofacial procedure works well for dark spots. Hydroquinone is a topical bleaching cream that... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
CO2 Laser: The first thing to do is to get a consultation with a dermatologist or urologist to be completely sure of the diagnosis of ppp (pearly penile papules)... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Filler Rhinoplasty: Non Surgical Rhinoplasty is an office procedure that is very effective for the right patient, but only if performed by an experienced injector. The pr... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Filler Rhinoplasty: Non Surgical Rhinoplasty is an office procedure that is very effective for the right patient, but only if performed by an experienced injector. The pr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Know Your Options: Investigate all options prior to your decision and get multiple opinions. Its critical that you find an experienced specialist that you have a rapport... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Steroid injection: I use kenalog (triamcinolone) injections routinely to treat keloids and they work very well. Make sure to go to someone experienced.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe: Rhinoplasty is safe and effective surgery, but it involves downtime, expense and some risk. If it seems worthwhile, you should get several opinions fr... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Rhinoplasty: I agree with the answers above, but would add a word of caution to not be too hard on yourself. We are all our own worst critics and we have a tendenc... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Don't give up!: Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Very rare: Its theoretically possible, but extremely rare. I have treated tens of thousands of patients and have never seen a case. I have also never heard of a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Very useful: Dr. Janjua is correct - sculptra is a collagen stimulator - like a fertilizer for your skin's collagen. The volume replacement happens over 3 sessions... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Microdermabrasion is a great tool for keeping skin supple no matter what age.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It works quite well, but the benefits are only present as long as you are taking the medication. When you stop taking it, you may get hair loss.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Talk to people: You have to do research these days to find a good place. Look at ratings on yelp, makemeheal.Com, citysearch, etc. Talk to friends, do google searches... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Apr 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I came in for the Non Surgical Rhiboplasty procedure and the results exceeded expectations! I am beyond happy. The office experience was really great as well. Front desk people were super nice and his...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. RIVKIN is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

University of California San Diego Medical Center

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , Third Place, California - Fall
2014

Affiliations

Westside Aesthetics
David Geffin UCLA School Of Medicine
California Academy Of Cosmetic Surgery
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