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

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

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

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Joanne D

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

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

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

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

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Maria Olga A

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

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.

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

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Cathie A

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. Alster is truly outstanding and has a wonderful staff.

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Walton J

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

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

In the News

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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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Elective Treatments

Think, for a moment, about the life of a politician in 2020. Up at 4 a.m. to Zoom in to morning television shows. Sitting, mask on, through hours...

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Dr. Tina Alster Dr. Alster's Career Featured in the Coveteur

Dr. Alster's Career Featured in the Coveteur

DC Dermatologist Tina Alster’s office is two blocks from the White House. But that doesn’t mean the high-profile politicians, journalists, and lobbyists that make up her patient list...

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 Dr. Tina Alster Receives ASLMS Leadership Mentorship Advocacy Award

Dr. Tina Alster Receives ASLMS Leadership Mentorship Advocacy Award

Tina S. Alster, MD received the ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award at the 38th Annual Conference of the American Society for...

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 MEET THE DERMATOLOGIST WHO DOES SECRET BOTOX FOR POLITICIANS IN D.C.

MEET THE DERMATOLOGIST WHO DOES SECRET BOTOX FOR POLITICIANS IN D.C.

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 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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 Try Lip Enhancement in Time for Summer Selfies

Try Lip Enhancement in Time for Summer Selfies

What Do Lip Fillers Do? All dermatology filler injections work in similar ways: they stimulate the substances in the body responsible for elasticity, firmness, and hydration. The two...

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Woman with sweat stain on her shirt Still Excessively Sweating in the Winter? Try miraDry

Still Excessively Sweating in the Winter? Try miraDry

Sweating is a normal and healthy function of the human body. But if you’re sweating excessively and it’s interfering with your life, you might be wanting to look...

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Photodynamic therapy put on someone's hand How Photodynamic Therapy Can Save Your Skin This Winter

How Photodynamic Therapy Can Save Your Skin This Winter

From blotchiness to psoriasis to skin cancer concerns, the winter season can greatly exacerbate different skin concerns, causing flare ups and other issues. But a revolutionary treatment called...

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Woman receiving CO2 laser skin treatment How CO2 Laser Treatment will Get You Ready for an Exciting 2021

How CO2 Laser Treatment will Get You Ready for an Exciting 2021

If you’re dealing with skin concerns like wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage, you may be looking at different cosmetic treatments. A popular cosmetic laser treatment, Carbon Dioxide...

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Woman with clear skin after HydraGlo MD treatment Enter the New Year with New Skin with HydraGlo MD

Enter the New Year with New Skin with HydraGlo MD

Some of the top skin concerns that plague women and men alike include things like acne, clogged pores, dull skin, and age spots. Fortunately, advances in technology have...

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Skin Care Washington DC

Your daily skin care routine is the single most important contribution to maintaining healthy and great-looking skin. At the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, we can prescribe...

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Published Books

Skin Savvy: The Essential Guide to Cosmetic Laser Surgery Skin Savvy: The Essential Guide to Cosmetic Laser Surgery, April 2002 Manual of Cutaneous Laser TechniquesManual of Cutaneous Laser...

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 Publications

Publications

The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery Clinical Research Center was founded in 1990 by Dr. Tina Alster. As an internationally-recognized expert in the field of laser and...

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 Dr. Tina Alster's Shaving Tips

Dr. Tina Alster's Shaving Tips

For many women, getting a good shave can be a little hit or miss. You might wonder why you don’t always get a smooth result. Here are...

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 3 Steps To Prevent Adult Acne

3 Steps To Prevent Adult Acne

Many women in their 30s are frustrated that their once oily skin from their teenage years is still a problem. Acne can last way past the teenage...

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 Applying Sunscreen Daily Prevents Photoaging

Applying Sunscreen Daily Prevents Photoaging

Sun damage accounts for 80% of the effects we attribute to aging. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that applying sunscreen every...

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