LED Light Therapy

LightStim® LED Light Therapy Now in Chevy Chase, MD

Dr. Tina West, Board-Certified Dermatologist and founder of the The West Institute, is excited to introduce LightStim® LED Light Therapy at her practice in Chevy Chase, MD.

You may have seen LightStim featured in magazines and talked about by numerous celebrities, but what exactly is it all about? According to Chelsea Grimes, Aesthetician at The West Institute, LightStim is the most advanced technology in LED lights.

“It is an excellent, no-downtime treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin,” said Grimes. “It reduces inflammation and pore size, and speeds healing.”

LightStim uses LED light therapy to deliver light energy in a similar way that plants absorb light energy from the sun. Dr. West mentions that people are attracted to this particular treatment because it feels like you’re lying in the sun–which is ironic because it is actually the opposite in terms of its benefits.

“It has that kind of guilty pleasure feeling, that you’re lying in the sun,” said Dr. West. “But, in reality, you’re actually doing something that’s good for your skin!”

LightStim emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells.

According to Los Angeles-based Aesthetician, Shani Darden–who sees a number of Hollywood A-listers including Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley–the LED lights have a number of benefits.

“The pink LED boosts collagen production, which firms skin,” said Darden (via InStyle.com).


Huntington-Whiteley swears by LightStim for its quick and effective results. “LightStim evaporates any fine lines, acne, scars and dark circles,” said Huntington Whitely (via VioletGrey.com). Just like plants, our skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy. While plants can safely absorb light from the sun, the sun emits harmful UV rays that can do more damage to our skin than good.

The power of LightStim has been lauded by many, including Cristina Simon of the Kate Somerville clinic in West Hollywood.

“It’s good for a little bit of everything,” said Simon (via Byrdie.com). “From texture and tone, to acne and aging.”

So how long does a treatment like this take? “It takes 20-40 minutes, it is pain-free and is beneficial for every skin type,” said Grimes.

“LightStim is effective as a stand-alone treatment, after a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, laser or in a facial,” said Grimes.

Hollywood’s Best-Kept Secret

Dr. West’s Facelift in a Syringe™ technique has become synonymous with the gold standard of non-surgical facelifts offered in the Northern Virginia area. If you’ve been bothered by sagging, drooping or a tired appearance, this is likely the treatment for you.

LightStim® Professional LED Bed

The LightStim Professional LED Bed is a soothing, natural, and non-invasive treatment that promotes total body wellness and peak physiological function by utilizing the power of LightStim MultiWave® Patented Technology. 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, and the temporary relaxation of muscles. LED Light Therapy is a gentle treatment that sets in motion the body’s inherent pain-relieving process. The LightStim Bed can be used as a stand-alone treatment or added on to any procedure. 

Benefits Of The LightStim® Bed

  • Temporarily relieves muscle, joint, and arthritic pain
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Reduces inflammation and pain to promote faster healing
  • Increases the cell’s production of the body’s fuel source, ATP
  • Accelerates wound healing, reduces bruising, redness and swelling
  • Increases production of NO (Nitric Oxide)
  • Increases muscle recovery
  • Promotes total body wellness
  • The full treatment time is 40-minutes.
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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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