Ultherapy Skin Tightening

Face Neck Arms Body Legs

quick, non-surgical, No downtime,
ultrasound technology

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The Only FDA-Approved
Treatment to Reduce
The Appearance of Cellulite


Cellulaze Learn More Today

No Downtime.
Undeniable Results.

Coolsculpting Chevy Chase, MD Learn More Today

Facelift in a Syringetm
Look Like You - Only Better

Injectable Fillers Replace Lost Volume
And Reduce Wrinkles

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Located in Chevy Chase, MD, Close to Washington, DC

"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 FDA has just approved Ultherapy for the decollete!

                         The West Institute is proud to announce that Kat Butterfoss, R.N.
                is one of the only practitioners in the area with Advanced Ultherapy Training.

New Treatments offered at the West Institute in Chevy Chase:

Voluma: The Newest, Longer Lasting Dermal Filler for Facial Contouring and Lifting

The West Institute is the first practice in the Chevy Chase, MDWashington, DC  Metro Area  to offer Voluma (thanks to our #1 local status with Allergan, the manufacturer). Voluma is the newest, longer lasting dermal filler for facial contouring and lifting.
Read more about Juvederm Voluma at West Insitute

Ultherapy: Skin Tightening Without Surgery - It's Getting Better and Better

Ultherapy 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, MDDC 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

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"I am a longtime patient of Dr. West.  Each time I see her, she proves her passion and artistry in the 5 STAR results she she helps me achieve in reaching my aesthetic goal to reverse the signs of aging.  Dr. West is so gifted in the placement of filler and Botox that no one can tell I've been worked on.  Her warmth and friendly bedside manner affords me to comfortably to express my wishes to her.  She listens carefully and is always able to understand the results I seek to achieve.  Her through communication and ability to clearly address my inquiries yields the most magnificent and natural results.  My face looks amazing.  She effectively reverses my "aging look" in a subtle and discreet manner.  I feel beautiful and confident.  Lastly, I am always very pleased with her office staff.  These ladies are professional, very friendly, and have outstanding product and service knowledge which are also very important to me and play an essential role in the remarkably pleasant office visits I experience when I see Dr. West.  I highly recommend this office". 

"Dr. West is an excellent practitioner of her craft and I experienced virtually no pain during my procedure.  Excellent experience"

"As always, the staff was friendly and professional.  Dr. West was on time and did my treatment expertly.  I was in and out with no muss, no fuss!!"

"Whatever the procedure, whatever the experience, everything about West Institute is professional, caring, and reliable".

"Kat was very careful and caring.  We are making great progress smoothing out the discoloration on my face!"

"Dr. West is truly an artist.  She does more than just administer the casual injection as so many others do.  She restructures one's face!"

"Terrific staff all around...the facial (with Chelsea) was one of the best I've had with good advice.  I will go back!"

"Dr. West and her staff are extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and good at what they do.  Very positive experience."

"Dr. West is the best dermatologist.  My skin as never looked better."

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