The Top Cosmetic Procedures for 2017

The Top Cosmetic Procedures for 2017

Are you one of the many people who has a new-look goal for 2017?

Most of us want to tweak, nip or tuck here and there, but how do we achieve the look we desire?

Dr. Tina West, Board-Certified Dermatologist and founder of The West Institute, has put together her list of the top cosmetic procedures for 2017.

CoolSculpting: Winning the Battle of the Bulge in 2017

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It’s still hard to believe that we have the technology to permanently get rid of fat cells without surgery!

CoolSculpting is the most tried and true way to non-invasively banish bulges on every part of the body, by freezing fat cells.

The popularity of CoolSculpting among both sexes continues to soar–our device at The West Institute is busy all day, every day; targeting everything from love handles and tummy bulges to muffin tops and bra bulges, not to mention arms and thighs.

And now with the CoolMini, we can eliminate double chin fat without liposuction… see more below.

Neck Rejuvenation:  The Neck Best Thing

Ultherapy & Infini

As recently as 10 years ago, patients looking for non-invasive options for neck rejuvenation were disappointed to learn that plastic surgery was still the only option.

Now, we are able to offer multiple devices and injectables that have been developed exclusively for the thin, sensitive skin of the neck.

For tightening, lifting and contouring the jawline, Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy deep under the skin with no telltale sign &,zero downtime, making it the gold-standard in the industry for a chiseled jawline.

For tissue-paper like changes on the front of the neck, Infini radiofrequency microneedling is the treatment of choice.

Kybella & CoolMini

Double Chin Chevy Chase

And to target a double chin or even just a tablespoon of unwanted fat in the area under the chin, we use Kybella which is a natural substance found in the body, to dissolve fat.

Dr. West was one of the first physicians in the country to offer Kybella and trained over 50 area physicians in Kybella treatment technique.

For a larger area of fat under the chin, the CoolMini is applied to the area for less than an hour to freeze away unwanted fat cells.

Skin typically retracts nicely after either of these procedures,and they may also be used in combination to achieve maximal results, no surgery needed!

Restylane Refyne and Defyne:  Two New Fillers in the Family

How to stop the face from drooping and sagging and prevent jowls?  We’ve already figured out that to keep looking the same over the years, it’s all about putting back the volume that’s continually declining after our 20’s.

At The West Institute, Dr. Tina West is know for her trademarked technique, Facelift In A Syringe, naturally replacing volume loss once a year in most of her patients to keep them looking fresh, preventing a tired or sagging appearance.

These are people who don’t want to look different.  They often refer to her as an artist and understand that a syringe of filler is like a tube of paint; just like an artist painting on a canvas, the results are all about how the material is applied.

Dr. West has been invited by Galderma, the manufacturer of Restylane, Dysport and Sculptra, to be a national trainer for the newest, just-FDA approved (December 2016) fillers Refyne and Defyne, and will be training other physicians in the most advanced facial contouring techniques, now with the addition of these two new hyaluronic acid sugar-based products that will help physicians achieve even more natural results.

The West Institute is one of the first practices in the country to offer Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne.

PRP for Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Growth: Stimulate Cell Renewal with Your Own Growth Factors

Platelet-rich plasma has been used in orthopedics for a number of years to heal joint injuries.

We know that growth factors in our blood have potent powers that can be concentrated and applied to specific areas in need of renewal.

By drawing a patient’s blood, spinning it down to separate out its components, and re-injecting the concentrated plasma, we can stimulate skin cells for a more youthful, radiant appearance.

One of the newest applications of PRP is for women with thinning hair, a common concern in women over the age of 30.