Face Treatments at the West Institute
Non-Surgical Facelift – Facelift in a Syringe™
A “non-surgical facelift” provides results similar to a surgical facelift but without any incisions, stitches, anesthesia, prolonged downtime, or other downsides of surgery. Dr. West uses her advanced trademarked technique, Facelift In A Syringe ™, to rebalance and contour the face using a variety of dermal fillers and neuromodulators to restore your natural, youthful appearance without an overdone look.
Non-Surgical Facial Contouring
Over time, genetics and environmental factors contribute to facial skin appearing significantly older, showing jowls, wrinkles, hollowing, and more. The West Institute‘s non-surgical face contouring procedures can help you achieve a younger and fresher look from head to toe. We use dermal fillers, neuromodulators, Ultherapy®, and Lutronic® Genius™ Radiofrequency Microneedling.
Neck, Chin, & Chest Rejuvenation and Contouring
Visible aging changes are concerning and will naturally worsen as a result of both intrinsic (loss of collagen and elastin) and extrinsic (environmental exposure) factors. Fortunately, minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments that can reverse many changes associated with aging in the neck, chin, and chest areas, including Fraxel® Dual, Clear + Brilliant®, Genius™ RF Microneedling, Ultherapy®, neuromodulators, Kybella®, and CoolSculpting®.
Botox® & Dysport®
Wrinkles can form from repeated facial expressions due to muscle contractions, which means that wrinkles can develop even in young adults. When it’ time for you to smooth the look of your moderate to severe lines, treatment with Botox® or Dysport® might be the answer to help soften those lines for natural-looking and long-lasting results. Dr. West has worked closely with some of the most renowned names in dermatology and participated in the original FDA clinical trials that granted Botox approval for cosmetic use. Her knowledge about Botox and other neuromodulators enables her to create natural-looking and long-lasting results with each treatment.
Facial fillers are specially designed, FDA approved products injected beneath the skin to revitalize appearance by replacing lost volume. Dermal fillers help patients look younger and healthier without the need for invasive surgery. Fillers used at the West Institute include Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, Belotero®, Revanesse® Versa™, and RHA®. Dr. West had a hand in developing some of the earliest dermal fillers. Since then, she has consistently been one of the country’s highest-volume injectors over the past twenty years and serves as a consultant and trainer for Allergan and Galderma.
Dr. West’s lip rejuvenation technique addresses concerns of many women over 40 who begin to notice a “corrugated” lip texture, a “barcode” effect of wrinkles above the lip, and/or “bleeding” lipstick from loss of definition between the skin and lip. Her technique uses a specially formulated dermal filler and results in an entirely natural yet revitalized appearance. Restylane Silk® is the first hyaluronic acid filler formulated with lidocaine. It is FDA-approved specifically to rejuvenate the lips and lines around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.
Rejuvenating the eye area refreshes and brightens the appearance of your upper face. Sun damage, thinning skin, and facial expressions take their toll on the delicate eye area resulting in common cosmetic problems which can be experienced at any age. For these issues, we offer the AcuPulse™ CO2 resurfacing laser, dermal fillers, and neuromodulators. Dr. West and her team will recommend which option is most suitable for your concerns and goals.
Non-Surgical Brow Lift
As we age, the collagen in our skin weakens and the elastin starts to break down, leading to skin laxity. The Ulthera device utilizes ultrasound energy to tighten and stimulate the production of new collagen in the deep layers of skin that would be addressed surgically with a facelift or brow lift. Ultherapy® uses precise temperature to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin, which results in firmer skin and fewer wrinkles.
PRP is a safe and effective way to reduce hair loss and stimulate new hair growth. In this three-step medical treatment, the patient’s blood is drawn, separated, and then injected into areas of the scalp that have diminished hair growth. When injected, PRP and its growth factors increase blood supply to hair follicles, encouraging cellular activity that increases hair shaft thickness and hair growth stimulation.
Microblading is the gold-standard technique for eyebrow tattooing. It uses a pen-like device with a disposable microblade attached to etch thin lines into the skin to mimic eyebrow hairs. During application with the handheld microblade, color is deposited closer to the skin’s surface compared to older techniques, leaving very fine and crisp hair strokes with no diffusion under the skin. The technique results in a more natural look than could previously be achieved.
Ready To See How Our Non-Surgical Facial Treatments Will Benefit You?
To learn how facial treatments can help create long-lasting results you’ll love, call Dr. West at The West Institute for Skin, Laser + Body Contouring at 301-986-9378 or fill out our online form today. We are located in Chevy Chase, MD, and proudly serve Bethesda, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and other nearby areas.