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Dr. Tina Alster Launches The A Method

May 1, 2018

Georgetown’s own, Dr. Tina Alster has launched The A Method, a new skincare line to make it easy for dermatologists, plastic surgeons and others to optimize clinical results with their pre- and post-procedures. 


Widely regarded as the “Queen of Laser” for her many innovations and developments in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Alster, recipient of the prestigious Dermatologic Legacy Award, is also clinical professor at Georgetown University Medical Center. This passionate advocate for health care has lent her expertise and generosity to the dermatologic needs of the community for over 25 years, notably through the Lombardi Cancer Center, the Sturge-Weber Foundation, and free skin cancer screenings.


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An internationally-recognized expert in the field of laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Alster built her practice over the decades on a simple formula: combining the most advanced technology and extensive expertise with an unfailing commitment to deliver the highest level of patient care. Providing a wide range of dermatologic and cosmetic services, every aspect of her practice was developed to ensure that patients have the best possible experience. Her discerning patients expect nothing less. Pre- and post-treatment skincare has been a key component. She is now ready to share her formula with dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other providers to make it easy for them to optimize their clinical results.  


“Aesthetic treatment outcomes are enhanced through application of targeted skincare before and after in-office treatments,” said Dr. Alster, the founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and Clinical Professor at Georgetown University. She further adds, “Since I can’t be everyone’s cosmetic dermatologist, I’m prepared to share my “practice playbook” in order for more individuals to enjoy clinical success.” 


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The A Method™ was created based on Dr. Alster’s extensive research and clinical experience in aesthetic dermatology. The products included in the line contain scientifically-proven ingredients at optimal concentrations to deliver visible skin improvement. Each product is formulated with ingredients that have an excellent safety profile and are stabilized without sacrificing efficacy. The products are free of gluten, fragrance, colorants and parabens.


The A Method’s Post-Care System is the perfect accompaniment for non-invasive office procedures such as microneedling, nonablative laser skin treatments, and chemical peels. The at-home regimen boosts clinical results and its simplicity enhances patient compliance which is critical to any skincare plan. 


The A Method™ Post-Care System includes:

Cleanse Gentle Daily Wash

Soothe HC Healing Moisturizer 

Protect SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen


The A Method™ products were introduced at the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and are available online

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Herring Hill: Georgetown Walking Tour April 28th

April 10, 2018

Starting in Herring Hill with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, learn about the eighteenth-century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. Continue exploring Georgetown and see the churches and schools established by African-American Georgetowners during the nineteenth century.


What you need to know:


• Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at the corner of Q and 27th Streets in Georgetown at 12:00 pm sharp


• The two-hour tour meets rain or shine


  Purchase tickets in advance. Day of only cash or check accepted.


• Children 3 and younger are free, but must be in a stroller


• No pets allowed


• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing


• Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House


• Bring a bottle of water


• Note: This walking tour does not include access inside the private homes.


To learn even more about the history of the African American community in Georgetown, read Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day, by Kathleen Lesko.

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Creative Swedish Art Workshops

February 27, 2018

Join Swedish artist and art teacher Karin Lithell between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm on April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19 and June 16 in House of Sweden for creative art workshops. 


In partnership with Swedish Institute and Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Stockholm. 

FREE admission and no registration required. 


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown

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