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Tina Alster, MD, FAAD

Tina Alster, MD, FAAD is the founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and is a clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She received her B.S. and M.D. degrees with highest honors from Duke University and completed her dermatology residency at Yale University. She is a world-recognized leader in dermatologic laser surgery and has published hundreds of articles and 8 textbooks on the subject. Dr. Tina Alster maintains leadership and board positions in numerous professional and national organizations and has served as a consultant to several skin care and device companies, including Lancôme and La Mer. Her commitment to teaching and mentoring others is evident in her establishment of scholarship endowments for women pursuing careers in medicine at Duke University. She has received numerous accolades by her peers including the prestigious Mentorship and Legacy Awards from the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS). In addition to serving as an expert on TV and radio, she has been acknowledged in America’s Top Doctors, Town & Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons, America’s Elite 1000, Allure’s Influencer of the Year, Elle Genius Awards and Washingtonian’s Best Doctors and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 1 percent of physicians in dermatology in US News & World Report.

About her practice, Dr. Alster says, "Having been at the forefront of the field of cosmetic laser surgery for over 2 decades, I have been integrally involved with the education of the public and other physicians to the life-transforming power of lasers. In addition to their well-known ability to rejuvenate and boost self-confidence, what I have found most inspiring is their power to help children and adults with disfiguring birthmarks and scars. I routinely combine a wide range of treatments and skin care products in order to enhance the overall cosmetic effect and provide patients with the ability to maintain and continue with rejuvenation at home."

Dr. Tina Alster sees patients in Washington, DC.

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