Dr. Rivkin Groomed LA / Dr. Alexander Rivkin WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KARDASHIAN’S SECRET VAGINA WEAPON. THERMIVA AND CHILL. June 8, 2016

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If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of all things rejuvenation, then you’ve gotten wind of ThermiVa by now.

ThermiVa is a new non-surgical feminine rejuvenation treatment for women who want to reverse the effects of childbirth and aging.  (more…)

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin America Now / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Dr. Alexander Rivkin on America Now May 1, 2014

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin Celebzster / Dr. Alexander Rivkin What’s Wrong With Kim’s Face? An Expert Weighs in October 30, 2013

What’s Wrong With Kim’s Face? An Expert Weighs in

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She has her rocking body back after giving birth to baby daughter North West in June, which was evident for all to see as she donned a white outfit to celebrate her 33rd birthday in Las Vegas Friday night.

But even though she was literally spilling out of her top, her ample chest wasn’t enough to distract us from her face — especially the line running from her mouth to her nose.

So what exactly has Kimmy gone and done to herself?

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Dr.Alexander Rivkin Monsters & Critics / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Voluma Earns FDA Approval, Top Doctor Explains Benefits of New Filler October 25, 2013

Voluma Earns FDA Approval, Top Doctor Explains Benefits of New Filler

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Just in time for the holidays, a new facial filler has been approved by the FDA that promises superior results for the same cost as existing filler Radiesse, and less money (and more predictable results) than Sculptra, a very expensive facial filler that takes a few months to see if it “takes” with the person’s skin.

A brand new type of injectable called Voluma was tested extensively by Dr. Alexander Rivkin, one of the top Cosmetic Surgeons in Los Angeles (www.westsideaesthetics.com) – who was chosen to study Voluma as one of a handful of doctors by the manufacturer, Allergan (makers of Botox).

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin Monsters & Critics / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Voluma Poised to Take Over Injectable Fillers, FDA Approval Imminent September 13, 2013

Voluma Poised to Take Over Injectable Fillers, FDA Approval Imminent

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Everyone loves a brilliant new tweak to keep from having plastic surgery.

Fillers, the realm of FDA approved brands of injectable materials like Evolence, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, Restylane®, Artefill, Sculptra and the passé Collagen based dermal fills, are what we know about now.

A brand new type of injectable called Voluma is about to receive FDA approval, and from what we hear from across the pond, where Voluma is in use, the smoother moleculed dermal filler is going to be a huge hit here.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin Celebzster / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Happy Face = Happy Life… How your ‘look’ affects your demeanor and the long-term effects September 13, 2013
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin ABC News / Dr. Alexander Rivkin A 10-Minute Solution to Erasing Tired Eyes April 30, 2013

A 10-Minute Solution to Erasing Tired Eyes

Heavy bags under the eyes are an issue many women face but there is a treatment that promises to eliminate the problem in just 10 minutes.

By injecting filler into the eye bags, cosmetic surgeons say they are able to quickly fix that troublesome area under the eyes, known as a tear trough, with an in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia.

“Ten minutes later [post-filler], they [patients] come out and they don’t have dark circles under their eyes,” said. Dr. Alexander Rivkin, a Los Angeles based-facial cosmetic surgeon. “It lasts for two, three, four years.”

“It really is the fountain of youth for the eyes,” Dr. Rivkin said.

“Good Morning America” followed four women – Taryn Piana, Iya Ritchie, Esther Lira and Melissa Beretich — each seeking that “fountain of youth,” who decided to try the tear trough treatment themselves.

“What I’m hoping to come out with is to be able to go back to what I was doing four to five years ago and not wear makeup,” Beretich, 40, said prior to her procedure with New York City-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Pearlman.

Ten minutes later, Beretich said she “absolutely” saw a difference in her eyes and felt no pain at all.

“What this treatment is doing is camouflaging the bags,” Pearlman said of the $600 to $1,000 treatment.

“For people who only have mild [eye] bags, it’s a way to stave off the need for surgery by filling in that hollow,” he said. “It’s not reducing the bag but you’re making it less visible.”

Esther Lira, one of Rivkin’s patients who tried the treatment, said she was never able to cover her bags with makeup that looked natural.

After her treatment, Lira, 42, like Beretich, said she could “see a difference.”

Iya Ritchie, 40, and Taryn Piana, 27, both of whom worked with Rivkin, were also pleased with the results of their trough treatment.

“It’s awesome,” Piana said.

Surgeons say the side effects of the treatment like puffy eyes and possible bruising will fade away within one week.

 

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin Daily Mail / Dr. Alexander Rivkin New ten-minute procedure promises to erase under-eye bags for up to FOUR YEARS – but would you risk blindness to remove those dark circles? April 30, 2013

New ten-minute procedure promises to erase under-eye bags for up to FOUR YEARS – but would you risk blindness to remove those dark circles?

A bit of concealer used to do the trick, but now there is a more permanent solution to heavy under eye bags

daily_mail_rivkin1Promising to soften dark circles in just ten minutes, cosmetic surgeons are injecting filler into the eye bags for the new treatment that lasts two to four years.

Dr Alexander Rivkin, a Los Angeles based-facial cosmetic surgeon, said of the in-office procedure which does not require anesthesia: ‘It really is the fountain of youth for the eyes.’

The dermatologist-offered procedure called tear-trough fillers, where hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Juvéderm is injected to make the eyes appear better rested, costs from $600 to $1,000.

daily_mail_rivkin2daily_mail_rivkin2bHowever injecting the eye area is not without risks. Surgeons say the side effects of tear-trough treatment range from puffy eyes to possible bruising, which usually subsides within one week.

But if the filler blocks a retinal artery, it can cause blindness.

Dr Julie K. Karen, a New York dermatologist, told the New York Times: ‘I think about this every time I do it.’

Four women who tried the treatment seemed genuinely surprised at the results.

daily_mail_rivkin3daily_mail_rivkin3bMelissa Beretich told Good Morning America: ‘What I’m hoping to come out with is to be able to go back to what I was doing four to five years ago, and not wear makeup.

After her ten-minute procedure with New York City-based plastic surgeon, Dr Steven Pearlman, Ms Beretich said she ‘absolutely’ saw a difference in her eyes and felt no pain at all.

Dr Pearlman explained: ‘What this treatment is doing is camouflaging the bags. For people who only have mild [eye] bags, it’s a way to stave off the need for surgery by filling in that hollow.

‘It’s not reducing the bag but you’re making it less visible.’

Meanwhile Esther Lira, one of Dr Rivkin’s patients who tried the treatment, said trying to cover her bags with makeup that looked always unnatural.

But after her treatment, the 42-year-old said she could ‘see a difference.’

Twenty-seven-year-old Taryn Piana, 27, was also pleased with the results of her treatment, describing it as ‘awesome.’

 

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin The Plastic Princess / Dr. Alexander Rivkin There is no such thing as Botox resistance, says leading cosmetic surgeon April 30, 2013

There is no such thing as Botox resistance, says leading cosmetic surgeon

A newreport coming from Britain claims that women who regularly get Botox may becoming immune to the injections.

Botox_Injections_TreatmentThe report was based on findings by German researchers, published in the Journal of Neural Transmission, which found that one in 200 Botox users developed antibodies, making the treatment less effective over time.

Patients who needed larger doses – including those prescribed it for medical reasons to treat spasms or sweating – were more likely to stop responding, the research found.

Other scientists, writing in the British Medical Journal’s online forum Open, revealed that repeated injections “can trigger an immune response… which might lead to non-responsiveness to treatment”.

However, Dr. Alexander Rivkin, a Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon,who on Monday featured in a Good Morning America story about injectables, tells The Plastic Princess that’s absolutely not true:

He said: “I have injected more than 10,000 patients with Botox over the last 10 years and have never seen a single case of Botox resistance. For the vast majority of cosmetic patients, you actually need less Botox as time goes on because the muscles being injected weaken and atrophy somewhat with repeated Botox treatments. If a Botox treatment is less effective than the last time there are a variety of reasons – there was an error in the preparation of the bottle, there was an error in Botox injection placement, there is an increase in the patient’s stress level, causing them to be using their frown muscles more, etc. actual antibody resistance can happen, but is extremely rare.”

 

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin KMBZ / Dr. Alexander Rivkin A 10-Minute Solution to Erasing Tired Eyes April 30, 2013

A 10-Minute Solution to Erasing Tired Eyes

Heavy bags under the eyes are an issue many women face, but there is a treatment that promises to eliminate the problem in just 10 minutes.

GETTY_42913_EyeBagsBy injecting filler into the eye bags, cosmetic surgeons say they are able to quickly fix that troublesome area under the eyes — known as a tear trough — with an in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia.

“Ten minutes later [post-filler], they [patients] come out and they don’t have dark circles under their eyes,” said Dr. Alexander Rivkin, a Los Angeles based-facial cosmetic surgeon. “It lasts for two, three, four years.”

“It really is the fountain of youth for the eyes,” Dr. Rivkin said.

ABC’s Good Morning America followed four women — Taryn Piana, Iya Ritchie, Esther Lira and Melissa Beretich — each seeking that “fountain of youth,” who decided to try the tear trough treatment themselves.

“What I’m hoping to come out with is to be able to go back to what I was doing four to five years ago and not wear makeup,” Beretich, 40, said prior to her procedure with New York City-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Pearlman.

Ten minutes later, Beretich said she “absolutely” saw a difference in her eyes and felt no pain at all.

“What this treatment is doing is camouflaging the bags,” Pearlman said of the $600 to $1,000 treatment.

“For people who only have mild [eye] bags, it’s a way to stave off the need for surgery by filling in that hollow,” he said. “It’s not reducing the bag but you’re making it less visible.”

Lira, one of Rivkin’s patients who tried the treatment, said she was never able to cover her bags with makeup that looked natural. After her treatment, Lira, 42, like Beretich, said she could “see a difference.”

Ritchie, 40, and Piana, 27, both of whom worked with Rivkin, were also pleased with the results of their trough treatment. “It’s awesome,” Piana said.

Surgeons say the side effects of the treatment — like puffy eyes and possible bruising — will fade away within one week.

 

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin Monsters and Critics / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Plastic Surgery 2.0: What’s promising in non-surgical face and body fixes August 1, 2011

August 1, 2011

Plastic Surgery 2.0: What’s promising in non-surgical face and body fixes

 

There’s an arsenal of new non-surgical fixes, procedures and treatments that can help someone regain some lost contours and refine skin texture, with minimal downtime and less expense than traditional plastic surgery.

Dr. Alexander Rivkin is a Yale-trained cosmetic surgeon based in Los Angeles. His practice is focused exclusively on non surgical aesthetic treatments and he regularly trains other doctors on injectables and other skin rejuvenating methods.

Dr. Rivkin is also Monsters and Critics go-to expert for all questions pertaining to facial plastic surgery and has commented on major news stories involving celebrity face-work as well as sharing his expert opinion on various procedures.

At his offices inside Westside Aesthetics, Dr. Rivkin and his staff employ a variety of the latest nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Monsters and Critics asked Dr. Rivkin about some of the latest procedures available.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin American Health and Beauty / Dr. Alexander Rivkin How To Get Rid Of Spider and Varicose Veins? July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

How To Get Rid Of Spider and Varicose Veins?

With summer in full swing and temperatures topping out in the triple digits, many women are still hiding their legs due to unsightly veins. Although not dangerous, spider veins and their larger counterparts, varicose veins may cause embarrassment and shame in women, leading them to cover their legs even in the full heat of summer. A common occurrence, nearly 25% of all women suffer from unsightly veins but there are several treatment options, ranging from natural to professional.

Recently seen on The Doctors, the main reason why women develop spider and varicose veins is due to pressure. Extra weight from weight gain and pregnancy can place undue stress on the smaller valves in the veinous system, causing the capillaries right under the skin to burst. Your job could also be a culprit: if you are on your feet all day or if you sit at a desk for long periods of time, your risk for spider veins increases. Prevention includes plenty of exercise, including swimming and walking but if you already have them, you have many choices on how to get rid of them.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin MonstersAndCritics.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Plastic Surgeon slams Pageant Mom: 8-year-old getting Botox story ‘repugnant’ May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

Plastic Surgeon slams Pageant Mom: 8-year-old getting Botox story ‘repugnant’

By April MacIntyre

mother_child_botox_abcThe mother, Kerry Campbell of San Francisco, CA., is now being investigated by the State of California. Photo courtesy of ABC News

Monsters and Critics’ spoke to Dr. Alexander Rivkin today about the mother injecting her 8 year-old daughter with Botox to make her competitive in the pageant world.

The mother, Kerry Campbell of San Francisco, CA.,  is now being investigated by the State of California.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Alexander Rivkin slams what the mother is doing to her daughter.

“The most disturbing part of the story is when she says that all the other pageant mothers do it!” says Dr. Rivkin.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin MonstersAndCritics.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Bristol Palin’s new look? Dr. Alexander Rivkin shares opinion on the procedure May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

Bristol Palin’s new look? Dr. Alexander Rivkin shares opinion on the procedure

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By April MacIntyre

Dr. Rivkin weighs in on what might have transpired in a year for the daughter of ex Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, who kicked up her heels on the last season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

bristol_1According to California board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Rivkin, something may be different with Bristol Palin’s face.

Dr. Rivkin weighs in on what might have transpired in a year for the daughter of ex Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, who kicked up her heels on the last season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Dr. Rivkin tells Monsters and Critics, “Weight loss in certain folks can really change the shape of the face, usually for the better. As the fullness around the the jawline, under the chin and in the upper neck area disappears, the person’s face gains definition and the shape goes from round to oval. In her case it seems that this jawline definition effect was enhanced by some augmentation of her chin. Whether this was via an implant or filler injection is hard to tell. The augmentation is relatively subtle and natural looking. It also looks like she had some augmentation of her lower lip, most likely with a hyaluronic acid filler product like Juvederm. I have to say the overall effect looks very good.”

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin Schemamag.ca / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Changing the Asian Nose | Rhinoplasty without Surgery December 30, 2010

December 30, 2010

Changing the Asian Nose | Rhinoplasty without Surgery

Do you like the shape of your nose? Or do you think that it’s too flat, too round or too wide? Feng shui experts claim to predict fortunes based on a person’s nose shape. Some believe that nose shapes are linked to people’s characters. As the nose is the central focus of a person’s face, many people want their noses to be more attractive. People can choose to opt out of going under the knife by exploring non-surgical procedures.

Dr. Alexander Rivkin in California has created the 15 Minute Nose Job, also known as the Non-Surgical Nose Job, for people who want to improve the

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin EXTRA / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Lifechangers: Shannon Tweed on Hyperhidrosis December 17, 2010

December 16, 2010

Lifechangers: Shannon Tweed on Hyperhidrosis

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Shannon Tweed is the longtime partner of Kiss star Gene Simmons, and she talked to “Extra” about suffering from hyperhidrosis, and what she did to get help for her condition.
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin AOL Stylelist.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Injection Rhinoplasty Gaining Popularity in Asian Community December 13, 2010

December 10, 2010

Injection Rhinoplasty Gaining Popularity in Asian Community

Injection RhinoplastyChristine, before and after her injectable rhinoplasty procedure. Photos Courtesy of Dr. Alexander Rivkin

When we first covered the topic of ethnic rhinoplasty, the tale of Los Angeles high school senior and Persian princess Dornaz Maraghehchi, who received a nose job as a gift for the Persian New Year, stirred much controversy.

Now an increase in the number of Asian patients seeking nose reshaping is bringing the hot topic back into the spotlight.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin MonstersAndCritics.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin ‘Bridalplasty’ a brilliant move on E!’s part, sign of the times (Hot On Google!) December 1, 2010

November 29, 2010

‘Bridalplasty’ a brilliant move on E!’s part, sign of the times (Hot On Google!)

This Sunday on E! the new reality series “Bridalplasty” will take some soon-to-be-married and already married (but never had a real wedding) posse of ladies and offer them, by way of challenges, a step-ladder of minor invasive to full-on surgery fixes for the flab and folds that bedevil them.

This may have shocked ten years ago, but in this day of 18 year-olds getting preventive Botox to freeze their faces to prevent any lining, and men filling and tightening their faces with Juvaderm and thermage treatments, the good, bad and ugly of plastic surgery is all the rage in the Western world.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin The Doctors / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Dr. Alexander Rivkin appears on “The Doctors” to discuss the treatment of a sweaty scalp with Botox November 24, 2010

November 23, 2010

Dr. Alexander Rivkin appears on “The Doctors” to discuss the treatment of a sweaty scalp with Botox


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Dr. Alexander Rivkin American Health and Beauty / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Botox Used To Treat Excessive Sweating November 23, 2010
Dr. Alexander Rivkin Sister 2 Sister Magazine / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Faux Finishing: Can you look like you’ve had a facelift without going under the knife? November 17, 2010

November 16, 2010

Faux Finishing: Can you look like you’ve had a facelift without going under the knife?

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin iVillage.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Get a New Face on Your Lunch Break November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010

Get a New Face on Your Lunch Break

Swing Low No More

Your cheeks and lower jaw are sagging like a turkey’s wattle, but a surgical jowl lift — with its associated pain and swelling — is not an attractive option, either. During a non-surgical jowl lift (about $800), a Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite) filler is injected into the space in front of the jowl, restoring the jaw’s youthful contour, explains Dr. Alexander Rivkin, founder of Westside Aesthetics, a non-surgical cosmetic practice located in Los Angeles.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin AmericanHealthAndBeauty.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Changing Faces: Non-Surgical Nose Job and Ethnic Rhinoplasty October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010

Changing Faces: Non-Surgical Nose Job and Ethnic Rhinoplasty

The nose job is still one of the most popular of all cosmetic surgeries. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 152,434 rhinoplasty procedures were performed in 2008, and was the most popular cosmetic procedure for teens in 2009. Rhinoplasty has changed over the years however as many ethnic patients pursue this surgery looking for a different outcome than traditional nose jobs, and new methods of non-surgical rhinoplasty become available.
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin BeautyTipToday.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Housewife Danielle: Is It Botox Or Brow Lift?? August 26, 2010

August 25, 2010

Fired
Housewife Danielle: Is It Botox Or Brow Lift??

People are always talking about the 48-year-old, controversial New
Jersey housewife, especially her eyebrows, and to what she has
admitted to—4 boob jobs.

Let’s
take a closer look….Has Danielle Staub over-dosed on the Botox,
or are her very high eyebrows, the result of a brow lift?

Who
knows for sure.

A brow lift is a plastic
surgery procedure designed to correct sagging in the forehead
skin, upper eyelids, and eyebrows. It is a common cosmetic
surgery done under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin Advanced Family Dental / Dr. Alexander Rivkin When Stress Takes a Toll on Your Teeth August 10, 2010

August 10, 2010

When Stress Takes a Toll on Your Teeth

By Camille Sweeney

With economic pressures affecting millions of
Americans, dentists may have noticed a drop in patients opting for a
brighter smile, but they are seeing another phenomenon: a rise in the
number of teeth grinders.

“I’m seeing a lot
more people that are anxious, stressed out and very concerned about
their financial futures and they’re taking it out on their teeth,” said
Dr. Steven Butensky, a dentist with a specialty in prosthodontics
(aesthetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry) in Manhattan.
One of his patients lost hundreds of thousands of dollars
invested with Bernard L. Madoff. Another reported that he had lost a job
with a seven-figure salary. A third, a single mother with a floral
design business on Long Island, said she was working twice as hard for
half as much. (more…)
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin MakeMeHeal.com / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Is 18-year Old Charice Getting Botoxed for Television Appearance? July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010

Is 18-year Old Charice Getting Botoxed for Television
Appearance?

18-year-old Filipino singer Charice first became known to
America when she appeared on Ellen, after becoming a YouTube
sensation. Since then she has also appeared on Oprah and is preparing to
make an appearance on the hit television series Glee at the
end of the month. In addition to practicing her singing, Charice is also
reportedly undergoing Botox as well as Thermage.

At 18, Charice already looks younger than her age and does not
have a need for the Botox and Thermage anti aging procedures she is
reported to have gotten.

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin ELLE Magazine / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Changing Faces: The News In Noses (ELLE May 2010) July 20, 2010

Changing Faces: The News In Noses (ELLE May 2010)

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Dr. Alexander Rivkin KNBC 5:00 PM News / Dr. Alexander Rivkin Dr. Alexander Rivkin appears on KNBC’s 5PM News in a segment showcasing his treatment of TMJ with Botox! July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010

Dr. Alexander Rivkin appears on KNBC’s 5PM News in a segment showcasing his treatment of TMJ with Botox!

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