Dr. Tina West, MD

Dr. Tina West, MD

Cosmetic Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Tina West, MD is a cosmetic dermatology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Bowman Gray School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in cosmetic dermatology, dermatology, and more.Read her story

5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 925

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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This content was provided by Dr. West "Dr. Tina West, founder of the West Institute, is a board certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring. 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. Dr. West has served as a consultant and injectable trainer for Allergen and Galderma, training other physicians in advanced treatment techniques using using Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra and Disport as well as Botox. She participated in the original phase III FDA clinical trials for the approval of Botox Cosmetic. Most recently, The West Institute and Dr. West have been designated as National Trainers for Kybella, the new non-surgical treatment for couple chin. Dr. West also specializes in Cellulaze laser treatment, the FDA-approved procedure to significantly improve the appearance of cellulite. An accomplished lecturer and author, Dr. West has been published in peer-review journals and textbooks on a variety of topics, including laser skin resurfacing for the treatment of aging and acne scarring, as well as other non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. West has also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Men's Fitness, Glamour, Washingtonian, Washingtonian Mom and other national publications. Dr. West has been in practice since 1996 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is a repeat recipient of the Patient's Choice Award, a national awards bestowed upon physicians based on their patients' appreciation and praise for the quality of care and service they provide, as well as the Compassionate Doctor's Award, On-Time Award and Top 10 Doctor in both Maryland and the Washington Metro Area, and has been designated as a TopDoc in Washingtonian Magazine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. West "Dr. Tina West and her team provide the latest, most effective treatment options to maintain the heath and appearance of your skin and body. "Think Maintenance Instead of Surgery" at The West Institute for Skin, Laser, and Body Contouring."

3  Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

9  Conditions Treated

26  Procedures

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation
  • Botox® Injection
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dysport Injection
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hair Removal
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • LED Light Treatment for Acne
  • LED Light Treatment for Skin Damage
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Lift
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Ultrapulse CO2 Laser
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
  • Wrinkle Removal

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1 Sanction
  • Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice (2/28/2014)
    Action Taken: Consent Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Maryland
1 Board Action
  • Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice (4/17/2014)
    Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Maryland


  • Bowman Gray School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Internal Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Clinical Dermatology Research
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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