Laser Hair Removal is a long term non-surgical option to removing unwanted hair. Lasers strategically destroy hair that contains melanin in the follicle, leaving surrounding skin unharmed and prevents future hair growth. At this time, laser hair removal only works on brown or black hair, which have the most melanin and responds best to the treatment. A variety of Laser Hair Removal devices are available using the following types of lasers: Nd-YAG, Pulsed Diode, and Alexandrite. New technology has allowed patients with darker skin to undergo effective Laser Hair Removal whereas previously, patients with light skin and dark hair were considered ideal patient. Treatment should be customized per patient and a series of treatments may be necessary to achieve best results.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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