Morning News Program in Washington DC– May 2020
“Have all of these Zoom calls left you saying, “Who’s that person in my camera?” Dr. West appears on Great Day Washington to discuss some easy fixes to look younger on camera and in real life.
Violet & Verve – April 2020
There are so many products and injectors out there. I need guidance. I sought out my doctor and friend’s advice, Dr. Tina B. West, to explain the ins and out of dermal fillers to fill the hollows and provide a lift to my face and a little in my spirit.
Real Self – March 2016
“Antioxidants are pricey and hard to stabilize,” says Tina West, M.D., the director of The West Institute in Chevy Chase, MD. “Finding an antioxidant for $10 is no bargain because it’s unlikely to work.”
Capital File Magazine – December 2015
The future of cosmetics procedures is now and it looks bright.
With advances in lasers and ultrasound therapies, the latest generation of treatments is helping DC men and women look and feel their best. Exposure to UV rays may result in AKs, which typically present as red, scaly patches, explains Tina B. West, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of the West Institute.
“In the old days, we’d freeze them with liquid nitrogen and you’d have to wait to see them.”
Washingtonian – July 2015
When I talked to my dermatologist, Tina West in Chevy Chase, she said it’s one of the most effective ways to remove dead skin cells, which can accumulate when our skin-sloughing cycle slows. This buildup can cause skin to look dull, dry, and crinkly. One reason the treatment may not be more widespread, says Dr. West, is that it’s best done in doctors’ offices, not in spas or salons (though Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor are rumored to have simply shaved their faces themselves).
Georgetowner – May 2015
Wrinkles, thinning, sagging and dryness are all part of this process. Exposure to the sun definitely ages your skin. But, there is help. As Dr. Tina B. West, M.D., of the West Institute, says, “Think Maintenance Instead of Surgery.™”
Washingtonian – February 2015
“Skin becomes less stretchy due to the gradual loss of collagen and elastin—like a tablecloth that is too big for the table,” says Chevy Chase dermatologist Tina West. “In the past, the only option was a tummy tuck, but you’d trade loose skin for a scar from hip to hip.”
In appropriate cases, West now recommends Ultherapy, an ultrasound procedure that stimulates collagen and elastin growth for two to three months following treatment, resulting in firmer skin.
Men’s Health – February 2015
Razors can sharpen your hairs into tiny spears, and as they grow out, they can curl back into the skin, says Tina B. West, M.D., a cosmetic dermatologist in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Three- or four-blade razors produce a closer shave–but the more blades, the more bumps. If you get bumps, go electric. If you don’t, choose the space-age design you prefer–neither is more likely to cause wrinkles, skin damage, or premature aging.
Annals of Plastic Surgery
Treatment of atrophic acne scars has been limited to the use of such traditional treatments as dermabrasion and chemical peels for many years. Recently, the addition of high-energy, pulsed carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers to the treatment armentarium has created renewed enthusiasm for cutaneous resurfacing due to their ability to create specific thermal injury with limited side effects.
Lasers have taken on an increasingly important role for a large variety of cosmetic applications. The rapid development and refinement of an array of new laser systems have led to the tremendous popularity of lasers as a treatment modality for a variety of skin conditions.
The complex interplay of events that occurs following injury to the skin does not always eventuate in a normal, smooth skin surface. Rather, the skin often responds to an injury with a proliferation of fibrous tissue. When tissue response to injury is overzealous, the result is a hypertrophic scar or keloid.