Enhancing Your Beauty Inside and Out

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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Cosmetic

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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Our Patients Love Us

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

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

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Cathie A

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. 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

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.

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

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

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Walton J

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

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

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

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

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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Woman embarrased by armpit sweat stain Public Speaker? Don't Let Sweat Stains Distract Your Audience

Public Speaker? Don't Let Sweat Stains Distract Your Audience

Everyone sweats, and this is a really good thing. Sweating helps regulate our body temperature, contributing to maintaining homeostasis. But while sweating during exercise, in warm or hot...

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Woman smiling with sun hat Top Tips on How to Age Gracefully Without Looking Plastic

Top Tips on How to Age Gracefully Without Looking Plastic

Let’s face it: we all want our skin to look as youthful as possible for as long as possible. Visible signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots...

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Laser tattoo removal on a lower back Important Event to Attend? How PicoWay Can Safely Remove Your Unwanted Tattoo

Important Event to Attend? How PicoWay Can Safely Remove Your Unwanted Tattoo

Perhaps in the past you got a tattoo (or multiple) that you’d rather not have on your skin anymore. It happens. And sometimes, it’s not until a special...

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Woman having botox treatment How to Use Botox for Wrinkle Prevention

How to Use Botox for Wrinkle Prevention

The most commonly reported skin conditions in dermatology practices have to do with the effects of aging -- namely, wrinkles. No one wants to look older than they...

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Woman with spider veins on her legs How to Treat Spider Veins Before Swimsuit Season

How to Treat Spider Veins Before Swimsuit Season

As we enter the summer months, everyone wants to feel confident donning a swimsuit. But skin conditions like spider veins can leave some people feeling particularly self-conscious. Fortunately...

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Dark spots on a woman's back Get a Handle on Your Sunspots for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Get a Handle on Your Sunspots for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

While almost everyone experiences unwanted spots on the skin -- including freckles, moles, and birthmarks -- some people may have more noticeable spots due to sun damage. While...

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Woman having microneedling skin treatment Aging Skin But Not Ready for Injectables? Try Microneedling

Aging Skin But Not Ready for Injectables? Try Microneedling

Are you concerned about signs of age or wear on your skin? While everyone suffers the effects of aging, those who have struggled with acne, sun damage, or...

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Woman having laser hair removal treamtent on her face Why Lasers Are an Excellent Choice for a Busy Schedule

Why Lasers Are an Excellent Choice for a Busy Schedule

If you’re like most patients we see at our practice, you’re probably living a pretty full life, packed with commitments and to-do list items. So the last thing...

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Man having dermal filler injection How to Invest in Fillers Without Anyone Noticing

How to Invest in Fillers Without Anyone Noticing

Some of the top skin concerns from patients in dermatology offices are wrinkles, fine lines, and deep creases -- which all show signs of aging. So it makes...

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Cellulite collecting on a person's leg How Cellfina Helps You Get Ready for Spring Break

How Cellfina Helps You Get Ready for Spring Break

Cellulite is one of the most common skin concerns as well as one of the most frequently occurring. Men and women alike experience this skin condition and many...

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Close up of a woman's face after kybella treatment How Kybella Helps You Look Naturally Younger

How Kybella Helps You Look Naturally Younger

One of the top skin concerns we see in our office is the dreaded “double chin.” This common condition affects men and women of all ages, but many...

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Woman applying lip enhancement treatment Try Lip Enhancement in Time for Summer Selfies

Try Lip Enhancement in Time for Summer Selfies

What to Know About Lip EnhancementWhat Do Lip Fillers Do? All dermatology filler injections work in similar ways: they stimulate the substances in the body responsible for elasticity...

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