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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS in Chemistry, Duke University, 1981
Medical: Duke University School of Medicine, 1986
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: 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
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
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
Avoid shaving the areas which can irritate the surrounding skin and introduce bacteria into the follicles, thereby worsening the condition. Do not... READ MORE
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
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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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