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  1. How Long Does Microblading Last?

    It’s no secret that the 90s and early 2000s were not kind to the eyebrows. Thin, straight, elegant eyebrows were the top trend, and we embraced it with a pair of precision tweezers. Now, times have changed, and full, shapely eyebrows are in style, and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. In today’s culture,… Read More

  2. Who Is a Good Candidate for Emsella?

    Millions of men and women suffer symptoms that result from the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles due to age, genetics, postpartum symptoms, or other underlying medical conditions. While these symptoms can be both inconvenient and often embarrassing, relief is in sight, making everyday life and tasks easier to manage. Emsella with Dr. Tina West… Read More

  3. UltraClear® Cold-Fiber Laser Resurfacing

    UltraClear® is the NEXT GENERATION, FIRST- OF-ITS-KIND “COLD FIBER” LASER. What’s so cool about “cold fiber?”…. well, everything!  Ever since the first resurfacing laser was invented in the 1990’s, the goal has been to figure out how to remove the excess heat that the lasers delivered that necessitated numbing cream, and also led to prolonged… Read More

  4. How Long Does Kybella® Last?

    Do you struggle with a double chin and wish for a non-surgical solution to get rid of it permanently? Look no further than Kybella®, the revolutionary injectable treatment designed to eliminate unwanted fat in the chin and, jawline. Understanding Kybella® and How It Works Kybella® is an injectable treatment comprised of deoxycholic acid, a naturally… Read More

  5. How Many Ultherapy® Sessions Does It Take to See Results?

    Have you heard of Ultherapy® yet? This non-invasive treatment has become a patient-favorite because of its ability to produce excellent results without sutures, general anesthesia, or any of the downsides of a surgical procedure. Continue reading to learn some essential details about Ultherapy®, how it differs from conventional laser therapies, and how many Ultherapy® treatments… Read More

  6. Which Areas of Your Face Can You Improve With Fillers?

    Many busy people in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region rely on injectable dermal fillers to refresh their appearance without committing to a lengthy recovery time. These non-surgical, anti-aging solutions are a safe, minimally invasive way to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Learn more about what fillers can do for you and what results you… Read More

  7. 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

  8. Top In-Office Treatments to Make Stubborn Cellulite Disappear

    Cellulite is a lumpy fat deposit found underneath the skin that creates a bulging, pitted, or bumpy appearance on areas like the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. Cellulite is a harmless, but prevalent, cosmetic issue. Some studies suggest it affects approximately 90% of women. If you have cellulite, treatment options are available. Come see Dr. Tina… Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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