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We offer the most current cosmetic procedures designed to make you look and feel your very best. After all, your skin reflects the beauty of your health both inside and out, and we want to help you share that!

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Your Choice for More Radiant Skin

At Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, we specialize in cosmetic dermatology services that bring out the natural beauty and radiance of your skin. We will customize a treatment plan to meet your goals and fit your lifestyle.

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Effective Injectables and Dermal Fillers

We offer industry-leading cosmetic injectables and dermal filler treatments for anyone looking to refresh, lift, revitalize, and tighten skin. Our procedures can be combined and customized to fit your needs with minimal downtime.

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At Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, we have numerous cosmetic treatments for both the face and body to help you look your best. Let our experts give you a boost of self-confidence and an improved sense of well-being.

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Injectables

It is our goal at Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery to help you feel more confident and comfortable in your skin. We use the leading cosmetic injectables, including Botox, Radiesse, and Restylane, to give you more vibrant, younger looking skin with little to no downtime.

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Body Contouring

Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery offers a variety of body contouring treatments. Whether you want to remove unwanted fat from your midsection, arms, or underneath your chin, we'll customize your treatment plan to get the results you want.

In the Media

Dermatologist Tina Alster's K Street office has always hummed with diplomats, politicians, pundits, and lots and lots of lawyers. ”

Her medical colleagues may have nicknamed her Queen of Lasers, but with more than 300 published articles and eight textbooks and light-based therapies to her credit. Tina Alster, MD more than lives up to the title.”

I went to talk to the reigning deity of dermatology: Washington's Tina Alster a.k.a. the Laser Queen.”

Why We’re the Dermatologist of Choice

The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery was the first private practice in the world exclusively dedicated to advanced laser skin treatments. It was founded by Dr. Tina Alster in 1990.

We have built our practice over the years on a simple formula: We combine the most advanced technology and extensive expertise with an unfailing commitment to providing the highest levels of patient care. Our clinical team is expert in every facet of the skin and can provide a wide range of dermatologic and cosmetic services. Every aspect of our practice was developed to ensure that our patients have the best possible experience. Our clinic is comfortable, and our staff is highly professional and discrete. Our patients deserve nothing less.

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Every staff member was very kind and helpful. I always felt that I was in good hands and that they listened to me and was thoughtful in suggesting treatments.

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Art J

Although expensive, the patient treatment is wonderful with comfort and safety being a top priority. I’m excited to continue my treatment as it’s clear the doctor knows what she’s doing.

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Allison S

Everyone works there is very professional and treats people with great respect. Most of all, I enjoy the service and results I have seen so far.

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Linda C

Dr. Alster is truly outstanding and has a wonderful staff.

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Walton J

I always have a great experience with this organization. Their customer service is suberp.

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Joanne D

I came in with a desperation about my condition. How fortunate I was to be treated with minimally invasive methods that trumped the need for surgery, and yielded better results! In addition, I'm always welcomed with a smile, and compassion. I never felt like a client. The staff are courteous and professional, with an air of positivity.

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Ahmed A

Dr. Pelicane and her assistant were wonderful during my appointment. They spent time answering all of my questions and provided impeccable services.

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Andra B

I always appreciate Dr, Alster's outstanding expertise with lasers

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Cathie A

Dr. Alster is the best. She really works with me to get the best results. Her staff is excellent.

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Judith W.

Traveling from far away, with time being a real factor for me, I totally appreciate your office accommodating my tight schedule and even getting me in early should plans change. Efficient, effective and accommodating! I have total confidence in Dr.Alster and her team!

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Cindy H

Had my quarterly visit with Dr. Alster...always relaxed and comfortable atmosphere..looking subtly fresher now...also bought a new face cream that I'm liking a lot!

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Marcy S

Me and my boys were seen timely and continue to return for or regular checkups. I did not have any return of issues after previous treatment.

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Roy E

Very welcoming and professional staff. The results of coolsculpting were amazing on my partner and 85% on me. I had a retouch today and I am very optimistic about it.

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Heitor D

Easy to use website. One suggestion...once I login, can you present current points, so it’s easier to use them.

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Elizabeth S

Thank you Dr Pellicane. You really know what my skin needs. The staff are nice and very accommodating.

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In the News

 Is Your Skin Dry or Dehydrated? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

Is Your Skin Dry or Dehydrated? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

When seasons change from warm to freezing, parched skin immediately enters the chat like clockwork. Symptoms like flaking, peeling and roughness are all on our list of things...

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 The A Method by Tina Alster, MD's Neck Firming Cream

The A Method by Tina Alster, MD's Neck Firming Cream

The A Method by Tina Alster, MD's Neck Firming Cream is a nightly skin treatment that stimulates collagen production with All-Trans Retinol, while tightening and toning the appearance...

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 ECO CHIC

ECO CHIC

Beauty radiates from the inside. The items listed here prove that products can have heart, too. We have rounded up the top organic, vegan, and cruelty-free launches just...

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 CVLUX March & April 2021 Issue

CVLUX March & April 2021 Issue

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 14 Skincare Kits to Keep Your Skin Zoom Call Ready

14 Skincare Kits to Keep Your Skin Zoom Call Ready

Being the chic animals we are, our skin sheds annually as we emerge into the light. But 2020 was no ordinary year. Some people were fortunate enough to...

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 Dewy & Deeply Moisturizing: 7 Hydrating Serums For Dry Skin

Dewy & Deeply Moisturizing: 7 Hydrating Serums For Dry Skin

Silky-smooth and lightweight yet loaded with a high concentrations of potent ingredients, these ultra-hydrating serums penetrate more deeply into the skin for maximum moisture boost.

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 The Ultimate Guide to Retinol and Retinoids

The Ultimate Guide to Retinol and Retinoids

Ask a skin-care expert to name their favorite ingredient (aside from SPF), and nine times out of 10 you’ll hear retinoids. The praise stems from more than 3...

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 Do You NEED a Skincare Fridge? Cosmetic Chemists & Dermatologists Explain

Do You NEED a Skincare Fridge? Cosmetic Chemists & Dermatologists Explain

I get questions about skincare fridges on a pretty regular basis. Do you need a skincare fridge? What should you keep in a skincare fridge? That's why I...

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 Conversations With Dr Barankin: Dr Tina Alster

Conversations With Dr Barankin: Dr Tina Alster

In the fourth episode of the series, Benjamin Barankin, MD, interviews Tina Alster, MD, FAAD, about her life outside of dermatology, including her favorite places to travel, where...

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 Celebrating NewBeauty’s Top Female Doctors

Celebrating NewBeauty’s Top Female Doctors

The most powerful women in the aesthetics field don’t need a reason to be celebrated—their endless lists of accolades and admiring patients do that daily—but what better time...

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 Can You Actually Shrink Your Pores? Here's The Truth.

Can You Actually Shrink Your Pores? Here's The Truth.

Products and procedures claim to minimize the appearance of pores in your skin, but dermatologists explain what works and what doesn't.

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Woman with clear skin in the winter How to Battle Cold-Weather Acne

How to Battle Cold-Weather Acne

Treating cold weather acne brings unique challenges if you battle breakouts year-round, preventing winter breakouts while keeping skin moisturized is a tough balancing act. If you're unsure what's...

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 What Are the Advantages of Laser Treatment?

What Are the Advantages of Laser Treatment?

Lasers have taken the cosmetic dermatology world by storm in recent years as patients have seen drastic, life-changing results from them. Over time and with advances in technology...

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 What to Expect When Getting Fillers in the Lips

What to Expect When Getting Fillers in the Lips

Dermal fillers for the face and body have become extremely popular over the last decade. Instead of being reserved for celebrities, everyday people can now have access to...

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 Pigmented Spots: Is Laser Treatment for Melasma Safe?

Pigmented Spots: Is Laser Treatment for Melasma Safe?

If you’ve struggled with melasma during hormonal changes like pregnancy – or have dealt with the condition for years – you know that it can greatly impact your...

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 Why Microneedling from a Dermatologist Is Key to Best Results

Why Microneedling from a Dermatologist Is Key to Best Results

Large pores, scarring, dull and tired-looking skin… begone! The revolutionary FDA-approved microneedling treatment process can help give your face a fresh canvas. If you’ve spent too much time...

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 When Is it Right to Get Ultherapy

When Is it Right to Get Ultherapy

Imagine if you could spend 30 to 60 minutes at a dermatologist’s office and see your skin immediately respond by looking firmer and more lifted. That’s exactly what...

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 Top Treatments for Body Contouring

Top Treatments for Body Contouring

Sometimes, despite all of our efforts to eat well, work out, and keep our bodies fit, we find ourselves still dealing with stubborn pockets of fat. If you’ve...

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Woman with cellulite on her legs Most Effective Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite on the Thighs

Most Effective Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite on the Thighs

There is one dreaded skin concern among many people – men and women alike – that they have tried over and over to fix but to no avail...

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Person having laser tattoo removal Tattoo Removal: Best Lasers to Use

Tattoo Removal: Best Lasers to Use

Not every decision we make is the right decision for us long-term – and when it comes to tattoos, the permanence of the inky art on your skin...

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Woman having filler on her face Wrinkles: Which Is Better - Botox or Dermal Fillers?

Wrinkles: Which Is Better - Botox or Dermal Fillers?

There are myriad anti-aging treatments on the market – like Botox and dermal fillers, to name a few. But newbies to the injectable scene might find themselves confused...

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Woman having skin marks treated Is It Safe to Opt for Laser Treatment to Get Rid of Skin Marks?

Is It Safe to Opt for Laser Treatment to Get Rid of Skin Marks?

Many people have some form of hyperpigmentation, whether it takes the form of stretch marks, birthmarks, freckles, or more. And if you’ve had excess exposure to sun, dark...

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Dermatologist putting on gloves Myths and Facts: Juvederm and Facial Fillers

Myths and Facts: Juvederm and Facial Fillers

So you’re considering battling signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers like Juvederm. But you’re not quite sure if they’re safe, effective, or right...

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Room of constituents clapping Gain Respect of Your Constituents with Confidence in Your Appearance. We Can Help

Gain Respect of Your Constituents with Confidence in Your Appearance. We Can Help

Confidence counts for everything when it comes to winning people over. And if you feel less than confident around your constituents, it will show. From skin concerns like...

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