Regardless of age, many patients suffer from acne. Over 85% of adolescents and young adults are afflicted by acne and to no surprise, it is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. Acne occurs when there is an overabundance of natural bacteria Propionibacterium acnes present in the skin. Inflammation is caused when the bacteria blocks follicles - the blockage moves into the dermis which results in red pumps, pustules and nodules. Treatment may include oral and topical medications, laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing and chemical peels.Request a Consultation
Dr. Tina B. West is a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon with years of experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions. Her practice emphasis is on the use of fillers, Botox, and laser treatments to reduce the appearance of aging and photo aging, including wrinkles, sagging and blotchiness.
Dr. Tina B. West is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. Additionally, she is a member of the American Medical Association and served as Vice Chairperson of the Dermatology Foundation from 1996 to 1999.
An accomplished lecturer and author, Dr. Tina B. West has been published in literature, peer-reviewed journals and books on a variety of topics, including laser resurfacing for the treatment of aging and acne scarring, as well as laser treatment of leg veins, rosacea, and other vascular disorders.
She also participated in phase III FDA trials for the approval of Botox for cosmetic use, and her practice has been selected as a national training center for physician instruction in Botox treatment as well as advanced Restylane injection technique.
Dr. Tina B. West is on the advisory board of Medicis, the company that distributes Restylane, as well as Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox.
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