California Med Spa Offered Free Facials During Federal Shutdown

Westside Aesthetics gives back // Photo Credit: Milkos/iStock/Getty Images Plus

It’s estimated that more than 40,000 California residents were not being paid during the U.S government shutdown. Alexander Rivkin, M.D., of Westside Aesthetics (Los Angeles) gave back to those who are going without pay during the shutdown by offering free facials to government employees.

“These are the people who keep us safe and keep government services operational,” says Rivkin. “Food safety, air travel safety, critical services for the poor, national parks, and museums—good, hard-working Americans make these critical systems run. Many of these workers live paycheck to paycheck, and they should not be treated this way.”

Rivkin and his team of skin experts wanted to express their appreciation for Federal workers’ dedication and commitment by offering a cost-free service that can provide some relaxation and self-care during a time when it was needed most. 

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