Dr. Tina Alster Celebrates Launch of W Chevy Chase


Dr. Tina Alster of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery has opened her second office in Chevy Chase. While hosting a media breakfast Wednesday morning, Dr. Alster and the two physicians leading the new location, Drs. Elizabeth Tanzi and Rebecca Kazin, provided tours of the sleek, modernist space. Board-certified dermatologists with specialized interest and training in cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery, Drs. Tanzi and Kazin presented each room with its full range of laser technologies W Chevy Chase now offers patients. While the rooms are painted in zen colors like dove gray and ecru, there’s no mistaking the institute’s zingy orange signature color providing accenting throughout the office.

Guests enjoyed healthful breakfast foods like high fiber muffins, yogurt, fruit, green tea loaded with polyphenols–which help to make the skin more smooth and elastic and strengthens the skin against sun damage–and local coffee. Daily consumption of coffee is linked to a lower incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer, and it contains antioxidants which can help prevent premature skin aging.

As sun-conscious, skin-savvy women of Washington, DC and beyond have no doubt experienced, reapplying sunscreen can often ruin your makeup. Dr. Alster’s advice?

“Use a makeup powder specifically formulated to protect you from the sun, such as Colorscience,” She also recommends zinc-based sunscreens versus chemical sunscreens, which might include ingredients such as oxybenzone or octinoxate.

Swag bags filled with wellness items such as hair and skin products, nutritious foods, a hydration satchel, and informative collateral was handed to guests on their way out, providing a healthy start to an otherwise rainy Hump Day.

With over two decades of extensive clinical and research experience in cutaneous laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology, the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery provides patients with the most advanced cosmetic dermatologic procedures available. The physicians at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery have provided strategic consulting to Lancôme, Clarisonic, and multiple other cosmetic and laser companies, and have influenced new product development and industry direction. They have received many honors, including listings in America’s Best Doctors, Town & Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons, America’s Elite 1000, Allure’s Influencer of the Year, and Washingtonian’s Best Doctors and have been featured on Oprah, Today, CNN, Dr. Oz, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 20/20, and Discovery Channel, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times and TIME. For more information about the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, visit http://www.skinlaser.com.

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