Q&A with Dr. Tina West: Part 1

Dr. Tina West Chevy Chase Maryland

3-Part Q&A Series with Dr. Tina West

Dr. Tina B. West, founder of The West Institute, is a board-certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring procedures.

With her “Skip the Scalpel” philosophy, Dr. West utilizes the most advanced minimally invasive technology to maintain the health and appearance of the skin of the face and body in women and men for life.

In this three-part series, Dr. West will answer questions regarding her mission and goals when treating patients, some of the most popular procedures at The West Institute, her “Skip the Scalpel” philosophy and much more.

What Is Your Mission at the West Institute?

Answer: As a Board-Certified Dermatologist with a state-of-the-art cosmetic, laser and body contouring practice, my mission is to provide my patients with healthy, attractive skin for life.

Whether patients are bothered by acne scars, by blotchy skin, by looking tired or by sagging skin, I work with each patient individually to understand their specific concerns and goals, and together we create a long-term maintenance plan.

My practice philosophy is “think maintenance instead of surgery.” Patients who come into the practice with a history of sun damage and volume loss require rejuvenation procedures, while younger patients can take advantage of “prejuvenation,” which is a newer concept.

Prejuvenation is a term used to describe the use of at-home products and in-office procedures that have been shown to prevent aging changes in the skin when used over time starting before significant aging changes are visible.

Whether patients begin with rejuvenation or prejuvenation, they all follow a customized maintenance regimen to continue to address changes that occur with aging and environmental exposure over time.

Every patient at every age can have better skin, and we have an ever increasing array of techniques to achieve that goal, with less downtime than ever before.

Check back next week for part two of the Q&A with Dr. Tina West.

Dr. West Talks Mom Genes Campaign, Prejuvenation and More!

To schedule your consultation with Dr. West, call 301-986-9378 (WEST) today!

About Dr. West

Dr. Tina B. West, founder of the West Institute, has served as a consultant and injectable trainer for Allergan and Galderma, training other physicians in advanced treatment techniques using Restylane, Perlane, Scupltra and Dysport as well as Botox.

Dr. West is a board-certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring procedures.

Dr. West participated in the original phase III FDA clinical trials for the approval of Botox.

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The West Institute

5530 Wisconsin Avenue #925
Chevy Chase, MD20815

Phone: 301-986-9378