"Think Maintenance Instead of Surgery"TM
at the west institute
for skin, laser, and body contouring
The West Institute, founded and directed by Tina B. West, M.D., is a leading treatment center for cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body sculpting in Chevy Chase, MD. Dr. West and her team provide the latest, most effective treatment options to maintain the health and appearance of your skin and body.
The West Institute is proud to announce that Kat Butterfoss, R.N.
The FDA has just approved Ultherapy for the decollete!
is one of the only practitioners in the area with Advanced Ultherapy Training.
Ultherapy: Skin Tightening Without Surgery - It's Getting Better and Better
is a new type of cosmetic procedure
that does not require surgery. It is designed to reduce the appearance of loose, sagging skin to create a more youthful, yet natural, appearance. The procedure works deep within the skin and does not cause any damage to the outer layers. Using medical grade, highly focused ultrasound technology, Ultherapy is approved by the FDA to tighten, firm, and lift the skin on the face, neck, and decollete.
Read more about Ultherapy Cosmetic Procedure
Cellulaze: The First and Only FDA Approved Long Lasting Treatment for Cellulite
Finally...an FDA-approved device that specifically and effectively targets cellulite. Dr. West is the only dermatologic surgeon in the Chevy Chase, MD
/ DC Metro Area
trained and experienced in Celluaze Laser Cellulite Treatment
Irregular, dimpled areas are numbed using local anesthesia, and the proprietary fiber optic SideLaze3TM
is inserted under the skin to disrupt the fibers that pull down the skin's surface and to increase skin thickness and elasticity. Results are noticeable within 6 weeks!
Read more about Cellulaze Laser Cellulite Treatment
Clear + Brilliant: The Revolutionary, Gentle Laser Treatment Clinically Proven to Fight the Effects of Aging
Are creams and serums enough, or do you need laser skin resurfacing to give you back your glow, tighten your pores, and improve your skin tone? The answer is now easy...with the newest laser on the block, the minimally aggressive Clear + Brilliant Laser
, have your resurfacing and no downtime, too. Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out, complementing your skin care regime. The laser creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger cells
Read more about Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatment in Chevy Chase
CoolSculpting: The Non-Surgical Way to Reduce Fat Through Cooling
You've probably heard about it by now...and no, it's not too good to be true! At the West Institute, we were the first practice in the area to earn CoolSculpting's Certified Practice Award
. This procedure is in demand, with patients coming in for one hour in-office sessions to freeze localized areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients are so pleased with their results that they schedule treatment for a second area. In the past, only liposuction cold permanently destroy fat cells
, but now we have a non-surgical option.
You'll know if you're a good candidate for CoolSculpting
if you have a pocket of fat that remains even when you're close to your ideal weight, We have recently added inner thighs
to the list of CoolSculpting treatment
areas, which also include the tummy, bra budge and love handle
area (particularly popular with men).
Read more about CoolSculpting at West Institute