Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
1430 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, District of Columbia 20005 US
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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Simply the very best!

Dr. Alster is simply the very best! She has a unique mix of professionalism and talent and has shown me genuine kindness every time I've visited. She caters to my unique needs and I always leave satisfied with great results. I'm truly grateful to have found such a wonderful physician.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Dr. Alster's treatment was exceptional!

Excellent. Dr. Alster listens to the goals you are trying to achieve and offer solutions for each one of them. My results were outstanding and I could not be more pleased. I wanted to look beautiful for my son's wedding. Thank you Dr. Alster!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Divine Dermatology from the Queen of Lasers!

Dr. Alster is the most thorough, dedicated, divine doctor - she takes the time to listen to each patient's concerns and tailors her treatments accordingly. Never cookie-cutter, always natural looking and refreshed. Her style permeates the entire office - it is immaculate, the staff is cheerful and incredibly capable. From the moment you arrive everything is about you - I felt like every...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Hair Removal

Top Notch Physician - Washington, DC

Dr. Alster is absolutely wonderful! She is the best laser dermatologist I have seen. Not only that but she is a fashion icon, I love her outfits, always extremely classy. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to go to her anymore. Her patients are lucky!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Tina Alster is founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center. A world-recognized leader in dermatologic laser surgery, she has published 100's of articles and 8 textbooks on the subject.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Memberships

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Awards & Recognition

Mentorship and Legacy Awards from Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS)
America’s Top Doctors
Town & Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons
America’s Elite 1000
Allure’s Influencer of the Year
Elle Genius Awards
Washingtonian’s Best Doctors
Ranked among the nation’s top 1% of physicians in dermatology in US New & World Report

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Alster has hospital affiliations at Georgetown University Hospital, George Washington University Medical Center.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Chemistry, Duke University, 1981
    Medical: Duke University School of Medicine, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1987
    Residency: Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, 1989
    Fellowship: Dermatologic Laser Surgery, University Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990

Treatments offered at Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

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Experience
Practicing for 27 year.
Personal Statement

Dr. Tina Alster is founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center. A world-recognized leader in dermatologic laser surgery, she has published 100's of articles and 8 textbooks on the subject.

Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Memberships
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Awards & Recognition
Mentorship and Legacy Awards from Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS)
America’s Top Doctors
Town & Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons
America’s Elite 1000
Allure’s Influencer of the Year
Elle Genius Awards
Washingtonian’s Best Doctors
Ranked among the nation’s top 1% of physicians in dermatology in US New & World Report
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Alster has hospital affiliations at Georgetown University Hospital, George Washington University Medical Center.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Chemistry, Duke University, 1981
    Medical: Duke University School of Medicine, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1987
    Residency: Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, 1989
    Fellowship: Dermatologic Laser Surgery, University Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Simply the very best!

Dr. Alster is simply the very best! She has a unique mix of professionalism and talent and has shown me genuine kindness every time I've visited. She caters to my unique needs and I always leave satisfied with great results. I'm truly grateful to have found such a wonderful physician.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Dr. Alster's treatment was exceptional!

Excellent. Dr. Alster listens to the goals you are trying to achieve and offer solutions for each one of them. My results were outstanding and I could not be more pleased. I wanted to look beautiful for my son's wedding. Thank you Dr. Alster!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Divine Dermatology from the Queen of Lasers!

Dr. Alster is the most thorough, dedicated, divine doctor - she takes the time to listen to each patient's concerns and tailors her treatments accordingly. Never cookie-cutter, always natural looking and refreshed. Her style permeates the entire office - it is immaculate, the staff is cheerful and incredibly capable. From the moment you arrive everything is about you - I felt like every...



How Can I Prevent Bruising from Restylane or Juvederm?

No matter how skilled your physician is, it is very difficult to avoid bruising when having fillers injected. In fact, most patients see bruising... READ MORE

Post Juvederm Bruising- How Long Will It Last? Can I Speed Healing?

In most cases, your recovery is more dependent on your own tendency to bruise than on your injector’s skill. On average, nearly 70% of patients e... READ MORE

Is Bruising Unavoidable After Restylane Injections?

Based on FDA clinical trials involving 2,700 patients undergoing filler injections, 67% of patients bruise from dermal filler injections. While 45% of... READ MORE

Had 1st vanquish treatment Tuesday: had hot spot. It's now sore & feels 'lumpy'. What could this be?

Panniculitis (fat inflammation) can occur after Vanquish RF treatment. It will eventually resolve on its own. Avoid manipulation of the area and... READ MORE

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars?

The best way to prevent acne scars is to get the offending acne under control and to avoid picking any/all acne lesions (which leads to further... READ MORE

Sunscreen Vs. Sunblock - What's the Difference?

I recommend that you look for a sunscreen that protects you from UVA and UVB radiation. UVA rays are longer wavelengths tat penetrate more deeply into... READ MORE

Laser Hair Removal to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair?

Avoid shaving the areas which can irritate the surrounding skin and introduce bacteria into the follicles, thereby worsening the condition. Do not... READ MORE

What Can I Do About These Acne Scars? Tried Fillers and Lasers With No Results? (photo)

Dark (or pigmented) acne scars and dark spots (lentigos) can be reduced with the use of topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone and kojic acid... READ MORE

What's the Best Acne Treatment?

The best thing to do would be to avoid stress and eating high sugar foods and carbohydrates which can increase inflammation and acne. There are... READ MORE

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Tina S. Alster, MD has shared 1 video.

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PicoWay Tattoo Removal: How It Could Save You Time and Money

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