Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
1430 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, District of Columbia 20005 US
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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!

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Hospital Privileges

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


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

Tattoo removal in half the time? It's no fantasy. Dr. Tina S. Alster explains PicoWay laser removal including what colors it can remove and what pain level you can expect. Brought to you by Syneron Candela. WATCH VIDEO

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