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  1. 7 Ways to Help Botox Last Longer

    Botox is a preventative treatment that is an investment in your appearance. As a powerful neuromodulator, Botox works by relaxing muscles of facial expression that cause “dynamic” wrinkles, those wrinkles that occur due to repeated facial expressions. Treatment with Botox or other FDA-approved neuromodulators relaxes expression lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines between the… Read More

  2. The Amazing Health Benefits of a CBD Facial

    CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of hundreds of compounds found in the cannabis plant. Unlike its cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is not psychoactive. As we learn more about this compound and how it works, evidence suggests it has a therapeutic value across a range of medical specialties. The dermatologists and medical aestheticians at the West… Read More

  3. Which Specific Laser Treatments Are Best for Brown Spots and Sun Damage?

    The West Institute offers a variety of laser treatments, including several that effectively treat brown spots Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Tina West and her expert team work with each patient to choose effective treatment options for their skin concerns. Her recommendations may include the following. Lasers for brown spots: Nd: YAG Laser: If brown spots are… Read More

  4. How to Repair Sun-Damaged Skin

    Sun exposure over your lifetime can account for up to 90% of skin aging. Damaging ultraviolet rays result in specific hallmarks of UV damage including wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and a dull overall skin appearance. Treating sun damage can reverse many signs of aging while additional lowering your risk of skin cancer. As a… Read More

  5. What Are Some Non-Invasive Options for Facial Rejuvenation?

    If you are interested in a refreshed, healthy appearance, you may benefit from exploring non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments with Dr. Tina West. Several highly effective options are available for reversing age and sun exposure-related skin changes, including wrinkles, loose skin, and uneven skin tone. If you are not sure which procedure you need, Dr. West… Read More

  6. How Effective Is a Non-Surgical Facelift and How Do I Prepare for It?

    A non-surgical facelift is an alternative to surgical facial rejuvenation treatments like a facelift or brow lift. Dr. Tina Westuses dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables to restore facial volume and smooth wrinkles. When performed by a skilled injector like Dr. Tina West, a non-surgical facelift can be highly effective at reflatingvolume to minimize or… Read More

  7. Build Muscle and Sculpt Your Body with Emsculpt

    If you’ve worked out with the goal of a toned and sculpted body on your own without achieving the desired results, ask Dr. West about Emsculpt. This revolutionary treatment for men and women builds muscle and destroys fat cells for a sculpted & toned body. Is Emsculpt Right for You? A consultation with Dr. West… Read More

  8. Hair Thinning During the Pandemic? PRP May Be Right for You

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of daily living, from how and where we work to our favorite hobbies. Nearly two years into this worldwide crisis, most people have experienced life changes, including hair thinning. PRP therapy with Dr. Tina West provides a reliable option for stimulating hair growth and reversing unwanted hair loss…. Read More

  9. Is Lip Augmentation Right for You?

    Achieving full, luscious lips is an aesthetic goal for many of our patients. Thin lips may be a result of genetics or can occur due to volume loss that accompanies the aging process. Fortunately, lip augmentation with Dr. Tina West enhances the natural shape of the lips and creates a youthful fullness. The procedure is highly… Read More

  10. How to Rejuvenate Tired Eyes

    Your eyes can look and feel tired for several reasons, including lack of sleep, diet, digital eye strain, allergies, aging, and genetics. Tired looking eyes can negatively impact your appearance, causing others to perceive you as older and more tired than you actually are. If left unaddressed, this condition can diminish your confidence and self-esteem…. Read More