Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
5530 Wisconsin Ave, #925
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 US
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"Dr. West listened to my specific needs and created a treatment plan that fit my desired results and circumstances." "After the procedure, my skin healed very quickly (much more so than what I have read in people's blogs) and my skin is now lovely!" "My face looks amazing."

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5 out of 5 stars Restylane

The Best of the Best in the DMV Area

I am a long-time patient of Dr. West. I see her quarterly for my routine maintenance that keeps me looking younger than I am. At each visit, she continues to amaze me. One expects that after years of caring for a patient, a doctor should greet you with a certain level of familiarity. While Dr. West does that with me, she also welcomes me with a compassionate attitude inquiring about any...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

First time getting Restylane under eyes - AMAZING place, staff, and experience!

Prior to walking into the West Institute, I visited another doctor's office, waited about an hour and a half, spoke to the dermatologist for about three minutes and immediately someone brought ice over to me to begin the botox process. Well, I wasn't there for botox and I was terrified at how quickly they wanted me in and out. I have never had any injections and I don't believe you should ever...

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

56 Year Fighting Back the Signs of Age

Excellent. So far so good.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Looking good!

Dr West is the best! She is why people don't believe I am old enough to be a grandmother! I can't say enough about how wonderful and skilled she is. I have had fillers and laser treatment for my roscesea and I couldn't be more pleased. I would recommend her to anyone. Louisa Jaggar

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Top notch PA at the West Institute - Chevy Chase, MA

By far the best consultation i received for coolsculpting. Went to several diff offices and Donell was way more informative and spent so much time making me feel comfortable. She was able to do same day

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

I had an awesome experience - Chevy Chase, MA

Came in for coolsculpting and was nervous but Donell knowledge and compassion made it completely stress free. She's super friendly not to mention hilarious. I can't wait for my next treatment. Good job

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Amazing staff make you feel at home

My first time doing Botox and was totally nervous but Dr. West was so professional and patient with me. I felt totally comfortable after my consultation and was very impressed with the entire staff...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane Lyft

Worth the Drive - Bethesda, MD

If you want aesthetic expertise, Dr. West is the best choice in the DC, VA, MD area. As a former representative for injectible fillers, I have seen who is good and who I would trust with my face; that's Dr. West. I now live two hours away and make the drive because no one does it better. You will be greeted by a smiling Sheena , who has been with Dr. West for several years. And Dr. ...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

48 Years Old and I LOVE my Botox!! - Chevy Chase, MD

Dr. West is knowledgable, attentive and realistic when it comes to her recommendations and how she treats issues. She is a VERY smart and gives you more information than you think you need which makes the process even more fantastic.

5 out of 5 stars Infini RF

Younger Skin the Easy Way - Chevy Chase, MD

Dr. West uses the most up-to-date lasers and equipment. She is realistic and honest about the results she expects. Her credentials are outstanding, and she has a wonderfully warm yet professional demeanor. She is a perfectionist too, so you can be assured you will get the best results possible.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

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.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Awards & Recognition

Patient’s Choice Award
Compassionate Doctor’s Award
On-Time Award
Top 10 Doctor, Maryland and Washington Metro Area
TopDoc, Washingtonian Magazine


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Wake Forest University

Treatments offered at West Institute

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Will more filler help my under eye area? (Photo)

Dermal filler injection of the "tear trough," or undereye hollow, requires an advanced injection technique with no room for error and must be p... READ MORE

When can you get more filler if you feel as though your results are to subtle? Is there a certain waiting period? (photo)

From your photo, it appears that you have beautifully shaped lips and are a great candidate for lip augmentation. Because you're not starting off with... READ MORE

Swelling has increased 6 days after kybella injection. Will my results be the same? (Photo)

Swelling is a very common side effect following treatment with Kybella, and is actually a positive sign because inflammation (swelling) is part of... READ MORE

I have continued numbness 2 weeks after injections. Is this common?

Kybella, the first FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce "double chin," is a very effective non-invasive procedure, but does have several... READ MORE

How long for Botox to start taking effect?

Botox typically takes effect anywhere from 3-5 days following treatment; with maximum efficacy apparent at 2 weeks. I recommend that you schedule a 2... READ MORE

CoolSculpting 2 weeks before vacation? How long does the bruising and swelling last?

The bruising and swelling with CoolSculpting is quite common and can last beyond 2 weeks. If you are concerned others will notice, I would recommend... READ MORE

Are there any fat reduction creams that work? I know there is Kybella

Current options for fat reduction include liposuction (which can often be performed using local anesthesia in the office with minimal downtime),... READ MORE

Kybella Vial and Injections?

As a national physician trainer for Kybella since its FDA approval, my experience has been that 2-4 vials are typically used per treatment session. In... READ MORE

Which procedures would help me look less tired more youthful and naturally healthy? (Photo)

Everyone loses volume as part of the aging process - this includes loss of bone, fat, and collagen. Thinner people notice volume loss sooner. When you... READ MORE

Under Eye Pillows After Juvederm Injection? (photo)

In my experience, a healing period of at least 2 full weeks is required before evaluating results following dermal filler correction of the tear... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. West

Tina B. West, MD has shared 52 before and after pictures with 250 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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CoolSculpting vs. Other Non-Invasive Body Contouring Options

Dr. Tina West joins RealSelf in New Orleans at ASDS 2016 to discuss CoolSculpting for contouring various areas of the body in comparison to other non-invasive fat removal procedures. WATCH VIDEO

Anti-Aging Treatments Without Downtime — The Doctor Shares Procedures for Every Age

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Tina B. West discusses what you can do to make yourself look better with little to no downtime in your 20's, 30's, 40's, and beyond. WATCH VIDEO

Learn How Infini RF Can Tighten Skin and Address Fine Lines With No Downtime

Dr. Tina B. West talks about Infini RF, a treatment that uses radio frequency to improve skin elasticity. She demonstrates the procedure on this woman. WATCH VIDEO

Get Rid of My Dark Circles! Watch a Consultation From Beginning to End

Our very own RealSelf VIP undergoes a consultation on camera with Dr. Tina B. West. WATCH VIDEO

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