Skin Rejuvenation

Northern Virginia Skin Rejuvenation in Washington, D.C. – The West Institute

Over time, your skin starts to reveal signs of cumulative sun exposure (redness, uneven pigmentation, rough texture) in addition to changes associated with aging that are due to the natural loss of collagen and elasticity.  The West Institute offers over 15 laser and energy-based devices for prejuvention, rejuvenation and maintenance.  Whether you’re starting early with skincare and minimally invasive procedures to prevent signs of aging, or would like to reverse aging changes, there is a treatment right for you.  If you’re ready to refresh and maintain your appearance The West Institute offers all of the most advanced rejuvenation devices and techniques to address your individual concerns.

To learn more about skin rejuvenation in the  Washington D.C. metro area, read more below about Collagen P.I.N Microneedling, Botox® Facial and Clear + Brilliant® Laser Skin Resurfacing. You can also contact our knowledgeable team at 301-986-9378 or fill out our online form today.

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Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling

Microneedling is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin, which triggers a release of natural growth factors, new collagen, and elastin. The Collagen P.I.N is a pen-like device that contains very fine, sterile needles that are passed over the skin to create a series of small punctures, or “micro injuries,” triggering your body’s natural healing response.

How Does Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling Work?

The series of small punctures promotes an increased production of collagen and elastin in the treated area, which gradually increases the firmness of your skin, reduces blemishes, improves signs of aging and sun damage, and minimizes the appearance of pores and scars. Typically, a series of three to six Collagen P.I.N. treatments are recommended, with each procedure lasting 15-30 minutes.  To further enhance the results of this procedure, we also offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment which harnesses the rejuvenative properties of your own growth factors to further stimulate cell rejuvenation.

Is Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling Right For Me?

The Collagen P.I.N. can be used on all skin types. It may be an ideal treatment for patients looking to improve skin quality and radiance, while minimizing the appearance of pores and scars.

Dr. West and team will meet with you to identify if this treatment is best to meet your needs and goals.

When Will I See My Results?

Patients typically will start to see positive changes within one to two weeks following their first treatment; with some noticing improvement within a few days. To achieve optimal long-term results, maintenance treatments are recommended. 

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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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Botox® & other neuromodulators delivered superficially to the skin (not deep into the muscle as it is used when relaxing wrinkles), provides a result known as “glass skin.”  The completely non-invasive treatment that also includes delivery of injection-grade hyaluronic acid, targets pores to create an all-over smoothing effect, an “airbrushed look.” Instead of using a  syringe and needle, Botox is delivered through a device that has multiple very tiny needles that deliver the active ingredients to the skin’s surface. The treatment is so superficial that no numbing cream is required and patients feel only mild pressure as the device is stamped along the skin’s surface. The treatment results in tighter pores as well as brighter skin overall. This type of Botox delivery can also diminish redness along with breakouts due to its effect on sweat and oil glands. This is a great pre-event procedure that is popular among celebrities. Dr. West and team will meet with you to identify if this treatment is best to meet your needs and goals.

How Long Does a Botox Facial Last?

The effects of a Botox Facial last about as long as Botox used for facial muscle relaxation, about three to four months. 


The Clear+Brilliant® laser is the first FDA-approved no-downtime laser resurfacing treatment used to correct and prevent unwanted signs of aging by visibly improving and illuminating skin tone, smoothing skin texture, and increasing radiance.

How Does Clear + Brilliant Work?

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin and replaces damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking skin.

Is Clear + Brilliant Right For Me?

Clear + Brilliant helps younger patients reverse early sun damage by stimulating cell turnover and the production of new collagen. This laser treatment is comfortable, fast, effective and affordable, with results including naturally radiant and glowing skin with improved tone and texture. Whether you are younger and want to address the early signs of aging and/or maintain the look of your skin, or have previously received Fraxel® Dual laser treatment and want to maintain your results, Clear + Brilliant regular maintenance treatments (approximately four treatments annually) will keep your skin smooth and radiant.

Dr. West and team will meet with you to identify if this treatment is best to meet your needs and goals.

How Long Do The Results Last?

The results of treatment are both immediate and progressive. A few days after the treatment, the skin will start to feel softer and have an improved tone, texture, and radiance. Results can last for months when complemented by regular application of an active cosmeceutical grade skincare regimen, which will be customized for you by your treating practitioner at the West Institute. For optimal long-term results, four treatments annually are recommended for most patients.

Ready to Enjoy a Younger-Looking You?

If you would like to take the next step toward a more confident you, Dr. West invites you to reach out and schedule a personalized assessment! Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your many incredible skin rejuvenation options offered at The West Institute.