Male Aesthetic Treatments in Washington, D.C.
Aesthetic procedures are increasingly gaining popularity among men desiring to restore and enhance their appearance. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgery reported that 1.1 million males received minimally invasive procedures in 2019 alone.
Choosing the West Institute allows you access to the industry’s leading aesthetic procedures. Male patients interested in improving their face, body, or skin are encouraged to read through our treatments recommended for men. If you’re interested in enhancing your looks, confidence, and health, we’d love to hear from you.
Read on to discover the many benefits of aesthetic treatments for men or schedule a consultation with The West Institute in Chevy Chase, MD, today. We proudly serve patients in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC.
Body Treatments Tailored for Men
The West Institute is proud to offer one of the most state-of-the-art body contouring facilities in the mid-Atlantic region, including Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD, Potomac, MD, Northern Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. areas. Dr. West selected each device and procedure offered by our body contouring center based on efficacy, results, and patient convenience. Our body contouring procedures recommended for men include:
Liposuction slims, reshapes, and contours areas of the body by removing pockets of excess fat. Typical treatment areas include the abdomen and flanks (“love handles”). Men often seek liposuction to remove these localized areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The addition of EmSculpt to enhance the “6-pack” (or any other area) by building muscle represents the most advanced combination of non-surgical treatments for the ultimate results in body contouring.
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates areas of unwanted fat by freezing them away. Results are permanent and similar to liposuction, without the need for surgery. This non-invasive alternative to liposuction allows men to contour and tone their bodies without missing work or taking time out of their busy schedules. Common treatment areas include below the chin (double chin), flanks (“love handles”) and the abdomen. CoolSculpting can also be done in combination with EmSculpt to further enhance results by building muscle. These non-surgical, no-downtime body contouring treatments, performed together, represent the most advanced treatment options available for achieving a slim, toned, fit appearance.
Emsculpt® utilizes electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions while simultaneously reducing subcutaneous fat. Emsculpt® works without downtime, incisions, or surgery. It is the first and only non-invasive device that builds muscle and melts fat by building up the muscles beneath the fat. Learn about the many benefits that Emsculpt® offers our male patients by following the link below.
LightStim® MultiWave patented technology emits multiple wavelengths (colors) of light simultaneously. These wavelengths work harmoniously to give your skin a more youthful and radiant appearance. LightStim® helps heal existing blemishes and reduces future breakouts by reducing acne-causing bacteria and decreasing inflammation without drying out or damaging healthy skin. Additionally, the LightStim®LED Bed is a full body treatment that not only improves skin health on the entire body, but also delivers systemic benefits including reduced blood pressure and cardiac risk, improved mood and sleep; and increased energy due to enhanced cellular production of ATP (cellular energy) and nitric oxide.
Face Treatments Tailored for Men
Cosmetic treatments available for men’s facial enhancement, including the reversal of many age-related changes, have become increasingly popular over the past several decades. This phenomenon is primarily due to the innumerable potential benefits that arise from looking younger and healthier, including improved confidence, more professional opportunities, better relationships and first impressions, and much more. Dr. West is a leading expert in non- and minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation techniques and is prepared to discuss your concerns and recommend a treatment plan that best suit your goals.
Our facial procedures recommended for men include:
Facelift in a Syringe™ is Dr. West’s proprietary non-surgical liquid facelift technique. This treatment, alone or in combination with other treatments, provides rejuvenation while avoiding the risks and downtime associated with surgery. Utilizing the most current, advanced, safe & effective FDA-approved dermal fillers and neuromodulators (injectables) to create subtle yet powerful anti-aging effects, Dr. West customizes each treatment to the individual patient following a collaborative consultation during which she will thoroughly address your concerns and recommend treatment options, including a long-term plan to keep you looking your best over time. Dr. West’s goal is to achieve significant but subtle enhancement, taking your appearance back a few years with a natural outcome. At the West Institute, our goal is to keep you looking and feeling like the best version of yourself over the years, with no telltale signs.
Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin® are gentle, subtle in-office treatments that relax the muscles responsible for facial expression. The result of treatment with neuromodulators is smoother skin and a more youthful appearance without a “frozen” look. Neuromodulators are universally used for treating fine lines due to repeated facial expression, “crow’s feet” around the eyes, forehead lines, prominent neck bands, and more. Dr. West participated in the original phase 3 FDA clinical trials for the approval of Botox® Cosmetic and also published the landmark article in the international medical literature describing the dose/duration relationship of neuromodulators. Following your treatment at the West Institute, your results will look subtle and natural, and you will never appear “overdone.”
To achieve the most natural results, Dr. West uses chooses from a variety of FDA-approved dermal fillers including hyaluronic acid, a natural, gel-like substance comprised of a sugar that is found naturally in human skin and is largely responsible for skin’s elasticity and youthful bounce-back qualities. Hyaluronic acid (sugar- based) dermal fillers were developed for injection beneath the skin to reflate and enhance facial contours, smooth lines, restore lost volume, and soften creases. Dermal fillers are available in a wide array of formulations for various applications including rejuvenation of the jawline for a chiseled contour, restoring volume in the mid-face for a more rested appearance, and for overall reflation and rebalancing to counteract the effects of aging. Facial fillers in men have been shown to reverse early signs of aging without any evidence of having been treated when performed by an experienced board-certified specialist with specific advanced training. The end result should be a natural result, with little to no downtime following treatment, to keep you looking as good as you feel.
The West Institute offers state-of-the-art eye rejuvenation techniques, including CO2 laser resurfacing, Genius® radiofrequency microneedling, dermal fillers, and neuromodulators. The AcuPulse™ CO2 laser tightens finely wrinkled skin and reduces dark circles under the eyes while only requiring one week of downtime. Genius® radiofrequency microneedling is another gold-standard device that can be used to tighten skin around the delicate eye area with a series of treatments that require little to no downtime. Additionally, fillers like Restylane® and neuromodulators including Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin® can be precisely injected around the eyes to replenish lost volume and reduce wrinkles and bags.
The West Institute offers all of the most advanced, minimally- and non-invasive treatment options designed to reverse aging changes of the neck, chin, and chest. These include Fraxel® Dual laser, Clear + Brilliant® laser, Genius™ Radiofrequency Microneedling, Ultherapy®, neuromodulators, Kybella®, and CoolSculpting®. Discover the benefits of each procedure by following the link below.
Men are no longer relegated to accept male pattern baldness as an untreatable condition. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injectable treatment used to restore hair growth and increase hair amount, length, and thickness. PRP, which is derived from the patient’s own blood, delivers growth factors and increases blood supply to hair follicles to encourage cellular activity for a fuller head of hair.
Skin Treatments Tailored for Men
Sun damage is cumulative over your lifetime. The effects of the sun on your skin include blotchiness, brown spots, redness, flaky areas that may represent precancers, and fine wrinkling. The result of these external factors on your skin are known as extrinsic aging changes. Intrinsic aging is the term used to describe the biologically programmed loss of skin elasticity (decrease in collagen, elastin, fat, muscle, and bone) that occurs over time, regardless of environmental exposure. Having practiced dermatology for over 20 years, Dr. West is not only an expert in the most advanced and effective rejuvenation techniques available to address changes associated with both intrinsic and extrinsic aging but was also involved in pioneering many of the devices and techniques currently utilized around the world.
Laser skin resurfacing is a powerful skin rejuvenation method that utilizes specific laser energy to treat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, acne scarring, textural issues, sun damage, precancers, and more. The West Institute sets standards in the industry with the most advanced laser skin resurfacing platforms in the industry, including Clear + Brilliant®, Fraxel® Dual, and AcuPulse™ CO2 Lasers.
The West Institute offers the most advanced gold-standard skin tightening technologies available: Ulthera®, a novel device that harnesses the power of ultrasound energy, is the only FDA-approved non-invasive device for lifting skin. Ulthera has been a favorite for men at the West Institute over the past decade, for contouring and chiseling the jawline with absolutely zero downtime. Ulthera is also used to non-surgically lift the browns. Ulthera uses ultrasound technology to stimulate the generation of new elastin and collagen deep within the skin, targeting the deep layers (up to 4.5 mm) under the skin that are addressed with a surgical facelift procedure.
The AcuPulse™ fractional CO2 resurfacing laser effectively tightens finely wrinkled skin under the eyes (or anywhere on the face) and can also reduce the appearance of dark circles, with one week required for complete healing.
Genius(R) Radiofrequency Microneedling is the newest no-downtime treatment that uses tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy to 3 different layers of the skin, improving fine lines and tightening skin on the face, neck, undereye area, and anywhere on the body. Learn more about each procedure by following the link below.
Rosacea is a common facial skin condition that appears as redness and visible blood vessels. At the West Institute, we’re experts in treating this condition that can present both medical and cosmetic concerns. Two of the most effective treatments to reduce the appearance and symptoms associated with rosacea include the Lumenis® M22™ Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) device and the Candela™ V-Beam® Pulsed Dye Laser. Both of these technologies, as well as several other treatments offered at the West Institute, are ideal for treating rosacea and other similar skin concerns with virtually no downtime.
As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. West has decades of experience treating acne and acne scars. Dr. West co-authored the first publication in the international medical literature on laser resurfacing of acne scars. After an in-depth evaluation, Dr. West may first prescribe oral and/or topical medications to treat active breakouts. AcuPulse™ Fractional C02 Laser Resurfacing, Candela™ V-Beam Pulsed Dye Laser, Fraxel® Dual, and Lutronic® Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling are all clinically proven options for the treatment of acne scarring. Dr. West is committed to finding the best solution for each patient’s unique needs.
In most cases, brown spots are caused by cumulative sun exposure over the years. Blotchiness, brown and red discoloration and surface texture roughness are all signs of too much sun exposure over one’s lifetime, and getting rid of these visible signs of sun damage not only results in cosmetic improvement, but also in healthier skin. The West Institute offers multiple effective treatment methods to target and treat unwanted pigmentation and textural changes associated with cumulative sun damage, including the Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser, Lumenis M-22 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), the Fraxel Dual laser, and chemical peels. Some of these treatments, including Fraxel Dual Laser resurfacing and photodynamic therapy, are FDA-approved to reverse precancers, reducing your chance of developing certain types of skin cancer.
The West Institute is a full-service dermatology practice that provides services encompassing the treatment of skin cancers, moles, and other skin lesions. Following a thorough skin evaluation by Dr. West or Amy Waters, P.A. your best treatment options will be determined and discussed with you, including prescription medications and in-office treatments.
Thanks to recent advancements in medicine, over the past 30+ years lasers have become the standard treatment devices to address many different types of scars. Dr. West utilizes multiple lasers, including the Candela™ V-Beam® Pulsed Dye Laser, Fraxel Dual, AcuPulse CO2 laser and others to successfully treat various scar types, including indented (atrophic) or raised (hypertrophic or keloids) scars, acne scars, stretch marks and surgical and traumatic scars. Dr. West has authored multiple articles in the international medical literature on the treatment of different types of scars using laser technology.
The West Institute offers a variety of aesthetician services, including several that are popular with our male clientele. Our Men’s Anti-Aging Retexturing Facial addresses concerns that include dullness, sun damage, breakouts, and fine wrinkles.
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If you would like to look in the mirror and see a more refreshed you, we encourage you to visit the full page for more in-depth information. You can also reach out to us with any questions or if you would like to schedule a consultation. The West Institute is located in Chevy Chase, MD, and proudly serves the areas of Bethesda MD, Potomac MD, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.