Our Providers

Dr. Tina West, MD, PC

Dr. Tina B. West, founder of the West Institute, is a board-certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring procedures.

With her “Skip the Scalpel” philosophy, Dr. West utilizes the most advanced minimally invasive technology to maintain the health and appearance of the skin of the face and body in women and men for life. 

Dr. West has served as a consultant and injectable trainer for Allergan and Galderma, training other physicians in advanced treatment techniques using dermal fillers and neuromodulators, like Dysport as well as Botox. She participated in the original phase III FDA clinical trials for the approval of Botox Cosmetic.  

Amy Waters-PA-C, Cosmetic Dermatology
Amy Waters-PA-C

Amy Waters, PA-C achieved certification as Physician Assistant and completed her Master of Health Sciences degree at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Amy initially practiced as a surgical assistant at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She transitioned to dermatology in 2009 and developed a passion for the specialty, appreciating the opportunity to help her patients look and feel their best. She has received extensive training and has developed expertise in treating patients with various dermal fillers, neuromodulators, lasers, light and energy-based devices, as well as other non-invasive cutaneous procedures.

In addition to her professional life, Amy is the mother of two boys and resides in suburban Maryland.  

Chelsea Heidenberger- Medical Esthetician
Chelsea Heidenberger Medical Esthetician

Chelsea is a licensed aesthetician and a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Washington DC. In conjunction with her aesthetic experience, Chelsea completed her Nursing education and received her LPN in 2010.

Chelsea has over 9 years of medical aesthetic experience in both the plastic surgery and dermatology field.

Chelsea’s intention is to share her passion and knowledge for aesthetics to help people achieve optimal skin health goals and feel better about themselves. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping people feel more confident in their own skin.