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About Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

We hope our site will help you learn about Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. Since 1990, we have represented the leading edge in laser technology. The offices were designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, an award-winning architect, in a modern office complex two blocks away from the White House and convenient to public transportation. The latest lasers and cosmetic treatments are delivered in state-of-the-art patient suites and a variety of carefully selected medical-grade skin care products are available for purchase.

Our History

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 helped to develop specialized laser and other cosmetic techniques, including trials that helped secure FDA approval for technologies and products like Fraxel, Thermage, Botox, CoolSculpting, and Ulthera. We have also devised treatment protocols for these and other devices that are now considered standard in the industry. The doctors 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.

Skin Treatments We Offer

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 team of board-certified dermatologists have the longest record of clinical success utilizing the latest technologies, including Fraxel Laser Treatment, Ultherapy, Thermage RF Skin Tightening, CoolSculpting and LipoSonix Body Sculpting, VelaShape Cellulite Treatment, MiraDry Anti-Perspiration Treatment, NeoGraft and Illumiwave Hair Restoration, Scar Revision Treatment, and Tattoo/Birthmark Laser Removal. We also offer all FDA-approved injectable treatments for cosmetic rejuvenation such as BOTOX®, Dysport, Xeomin, Belotero, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, and Sculptra.

The Source of Our Success

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. That’s because our discerning patients expect nothing less. Here are some of the accolades we possess:

  • Board-certified fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Faculty positions at Georgetown University, Duke University and Johns Hopkins University
  • Certified Advanced Physician Educators for Fraxel/LipoSonix/Thermage (Solta), Ulthera, CoolSculpting, Candela, Cynosure and Syneron
  • Medical Education Faculty for Medicis (Dysport/Perlane/Restylane), Allergan (Botox/Juvederm), and Merz (Belotero/Radiesse/Xeomin)
  • Elite Status (Platinum Plus) for Allergan (Botox/Juvederm) and Medicis (Dysport/Perlane/Restylane)
  • Advanced Botox Education Faculty Member – Invitation only
  • Advanced Radiesse Faculty Training – Invitation only
  • Advanced Dysport Education Faculty Member – Invitation only

If you would like to see for yourself the quality of results we can deliver, schedule a skin rejuvenation consultation at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery today.

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