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. Since 1990, the Institute has represented the leading edge in laser technology. Its physicians have helped to develop specialized laser and other cosmetic techniques, including trials that helped secure FDA approval for technologies and products like Fraxel, Thermage, Botox, Restylane, CoolSculpting, and Ulthera. Our treatment protocols have been adopted for worldwide use and are considered standard in the industry. The healthcare providers and all the professionals at the Institute are committed to realizing the outward and inward changes that dermatologic laser surgery can produce. Thousands of patients have been treated successfully at the Institute using the latest in laser technology.
The practice has been built over the years on a simple formula: the most advanced technology is combined with extensive expertise with an unfailing commitment to providing the highest levels of patient care. Our clinical team is an expert in every facet of the skin and can provide a wide range of dermatologic and cosmetic services. Every aspect of the practice was developed to ensure that patients have the best possible experience. The clinic is comfortable, and the staff is highly professional and discrete. Patients deserve nothing less.
Located a few blocks from the White House and designed by world-renowned architect, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the facility reflects the modern, state-of-the-art aesthetic of this best-in-class practice with the latest treatment innovations. The most advanced lasers and cosmetic treatments are delivered in comfortable patient suites and a variety of carefully selected medical-grade skin care products are available for purchase, including Dr. Alster's A-Method brand.
Unsightly birthmarks, scars, and signs of sun damage and aging affect how people feel about themselves and how they are perceived by others. While long considered irreversible, these conditions have been successfully treated over the past several years with a multitude of different lasers and devices that are safe and effective when performed by skilled practitioners. Our board-certified dermatologists have the longest record of clinical success utilizing the latest technologies, including Fraxel Laser Treatment, Ultherapy, Thermage RF Skin Tightening, CoolSculpting, VelaShape Cellulite Treatment, Scar Revision Treatment, and Tattoo/Birthmark Laser Removal. Also offered are all FDA-approved injectable treatments for cosmetic rejuvenation such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane, and Teoxane.