Body Contouring Center

The Body Contouring Center @ The West Institute

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The West Institute for Skin, Laser + Body Contouring features one of the most comprehensive state-of-the-art body contouring facilities in the Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Bethesda, MD, Potomac, MD, and Chevy Chase, MD areas.

Fully equipped with the most advanced, gold-standard devices and techniques, the Body Contouring Center at the West Institute covers the spectrum of currently available minimally invasive and non-invasive devices and procedures to help you achieve your body sculpting goals with minimal to no downtime.

Read on to learn more about the West Institute’s state-of-the-art Body Contouring Center, or schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tina West today! Please call 301-986-9378 or contact us online to get started.

Body Contouring Procedures

Tumescent liposuction is an advanced procedure developed by dermatologic surgeons that is performed using local anesthesia. This type of liposuction is extremely safe because there is no need for general anesthesia. Liposuction removes fat cells from localized areas permanently with minimal downtime.

CoolSculpting® is an innovative body contouring device that works by selectively freezing fat cells, resulting in permanent destruction of areas of unwanted fat. CoolSculpting® is entirely safe, non-invasive, and requires no downtime whatsoever. CoolSculpting® is effective for getting rid of unwanted fat in the abdomen, love handles, muffin top, double chin, back fat, arm fat, and just about anywhere you have a bulge resistant to diet and exercise.

Even if you work out regularly, you may not be able to achieve the muscle definition that you desire. Reshape, re-contour, and redefine your body with EmSculpt®, the first FDA-approved non-surgical muscle toning and building device that used electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscles. This completely non-invasive treatment requires no downtime and provides noticeable body-sculpting results, including a more defined “6-pack” when used on the abdomen and a buttock lift when used on the buttocks. The Emsculpt® procedure is also FDA cleared to treat arms, calves, and thighs. Increased muscle mass is visible on MRI imaging as demonstrated in clinical trials.  Whether you hit the gym regularly or not, Emsculpt® can take your body to the next level.

If you’ve ever had the experience of almost not making it to the restroom on time, waking up during the night to use the bathroom, experience leakage when sneezing or jumping, or just want more muscle control, Emsella® harnesses electromagnetic energy to stimulate thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions in a single session.  One 28-minute session of Emsella® delivers the equivalent of more than 11,000 Koegel exercises, stimulating “supramaximal” contractions, which are stronger than what you could do on your own. Scientific research shows that 95% of treated patients have reported significantly improved quality of life.

Cellulaze® is a unique treatment that is FDA approved to reduce the appearance of dimpled fat on the thighs and buttocks. Dr. West uses local tumescent anesthesia to numb the treatment area painlessly, and a very thin laser wand is then gently inserted just under the skin to disrupt trapped pockets of fat and release the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin and cause dimpling, while stimulating collagen in the skin’s surface for thicker, smoother skin. The Cellulaze® procedure delivers long-lasting results after only one in-office treatment and can be used on the thighs, buttocks, and hips.

The West Institute is proud to be selected as one of only 300 practices in the US to be included in the early launch of QWO, the first and only FDA-approved injectable that treats moderate to severe cellulite. QWO is a non-surgical treatment clinically proven to reduce cellulite in as little as ten weeks.

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LightStim® LED therapy emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells. The West Institute offers the LightStim® Professional LED Bed, a non-invasive, natural treatment that promotes total body wellness and peak physiological function. It is FDA-approved for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness, minor arthritic pain or muscle spasms, the temporary increase in local blood circulation, the temporary relaxation of muscles, and more.

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Dr. West utilizes the most advanced, effective hand rejuvenation techniques, including laser resurfacing, IPL, Radiesse, and Restylane Lyft. She will help you decide the most suitable option based on your unique circumstances.

The West Institute offers the LightSheer® DUET laser hair removal device, a highly effective and long-lasting hair removal method. LightSheer® DUET is painless, convenient, requires minimal downtime, and can be used on a variety of skin types. The LightSheer®’s dual heads enable permanent hair reduction on all areas of the body.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are interested in learning more about any of these state-of-the-art body contouring procedures, we encourage you to reach out to the West Institute for more information. Based in Chevy Chase, MD, Dr. Tina West has been one of the leading practitioners in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Potomac, MD, and Bethesda, MD, areas for many years. In addition to her expertise in body contouring and dermatology, Dr. West is well-known for continually providing outstanding results, care, and service to her many valued patients. 

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Dr. Tina West is a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body contouring procedures. For over 20 years, Dr. West has dedicated her practice to providing natural-looking results and full patient satisfaction. Dr. West invites you to visit The West Institute for a friendly and informative consultation.

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