THE BEAUTY GUIDE
Real Self – March 2016
“Antioxidants are pricey and hard to stabilize,” says Tina West, M.D., the director of The West Institute in Chevy Chase, MD. “Finding an antioxidant for $10 is no bargain because it’s unlikely to work.”
IN A NEW LIGHT
Capital File Magazine – December 2015
The future of cosmetics procedures is now and it looks bright.
With advances in lasers and ultrasound therapies, the latest generation of treatments is helping DC men and women look and feel their best. Exposure to UV rays may result in AKs, which typically present as red, scaly patches, explains Tina B. West, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of the West Institute.
“In the old days, we’d freeze them with liquid nitrogen and you’d have to wait to see them.”
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE TO TRY DERMAPLANING
Washingtonian – July 2015
When I talked to my dermatologist, Tina West in Chevy Chase, she said it’s one of the most effective ways to remove dead skin cells, which can accumulate when our skin-sloughing cycle slows. This buildup can cause skin to look dull, dry, and crinkly. One reason the treatment may not be more widespread, says Dr. West, is that it’s best done in doctors’ offices, not in spas or salons (though Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor are rumored to have simply shaved their faces themselves).
DON’T SHOW YOUR AGE THIS SUMMER
Georgetowner – May 2015
Wrinkles, thinning, sagging and dryness are all part of this process. Exposure to the sun definitely ages your skin. But, there is help. As Dr. Tina B. West, M.D., of the West Institute, says, “Think Maintenance Instead of Surgery.™”
WRINKLE ERASE FOR A CAUSE
Modern Luxury DC – November 2015
Dr. Tina West took part in DC Magazine’s Wrinkle Erase for a Cause to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
A CHEAT SHEET TO GET THE BODY YOU WANT – WITHOUT SURGERY
Washingtonian – February 2015
“Skin becomes less stretchy due to the gradual loss of collagen and elastin—like a tablecloth that is too big for the table,” says Chevy Chase dermatologist Tina West. “In the past, the only option was a tummy tuck, but you’d trade loose skin for a scar from hip to hip.”
In appropriate cases, West now recommends Ultherapy, an ultrasound procedure that stimulates collagen and elastin growth for two to three months following treatment, resulting in firmer skin.
A CLOSE SHAVE
Men’s Health – February 2015
Razors can sharpen your hairs into tiny spears, and as they grow out, they can curl back into the skin, says Tina B. West, M.D., a cosmetic dermatologist in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Three- or four-blade razors produce a closer shave–but the more blades, the more bumps. If you get bumps, go electric. If you don’t, choose the space-age design you prefer–neither is more likely to cause wrinkles, skin damage, or premature aging.