Dr. Tina Alster

Dr. Tina Alster 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.


1430 K STREET, NW, #200, WASHINGTON, DC 20005 | 202.628.8855
5550 FRIENDSHIP BLVD, #110, CHEVY CHASE, MD 20815 | 240.394.8385  

Dr. Tina West

Dr. Tina B. West, founder of the West Institute, is a board-certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring procedures.

With her “Skip the Scalpel” philosophy, Dr. West utilizes the most advanced minimally invasive technology to maintain the health and appearance of the skin of the face and body in women and men for life. 

Dr. West has served as a consultant and injectable trainer for Allergan and Galderma, training other physicians in advanced treatment techniques using Restylane, Perlane, Scupltra and Dysport as well as Botox. She participated in the original phase III FDA clinical trials for the approval of Botox Cosmetic.  Most recently, The West Institute and Dr. West have been designated as National Trainers for Kybella, the new non-surgical treatment for double chin. Dr. West also specializes in Cellulaze laser treatment, the first FDA-approved procedure to significantly improve the appearance of cellulite.

An accomplished lecturer and author, Dr. West has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on a  variety of topics, including laser skin resurfacing for the treatment of aging and acne scarring, as well as other non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  Dr. West has also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Men’s Fitness, Glamour, Washingtonian, Washingtonian Mom and other national publications. 

5530 Wisconsin Avenue #925
Chevy ChaseMD 20815

Phone: 301-986-9378



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