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Dr. Tina Alster Introduces Silhouette InstaLift to DC

May 14, 2017

Founded by renowned dermatologic surgeon Tina Alster, MD in 1990, the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery was the first private practice in the world exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of advanced laser skin treatments. Leading the industry once again, it is the only facility in Washington, DC to offer Silhouette InstaLift. While multiple different treatments have been available to address wrinkles, age spots and skin volume loss, there has been no minimally invasive way to lift the deeper layers of facial skin ... until now.


Sagging skin and jowls are one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a nonsurgical in-office procedure that uses absorbable sutures to lift and reposition the deeper layers of the skin for a more youthful appearance.  It is the ideal minimally-invasive solution for many men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery. The treatment does not require general anesthesia and typically takes less than an hour.


(Photo by: The Few Institute)

Patients can expect to see immediate lifting after the procedure and gradual improvement of skin volume and contour that lasts for 18-24 months. Recovery time is minimal. Typically, a long weekend (2-3 days) is all that is necessary for recovery. Makeup can be applied within 2 days of the procedure as needed. The unique Silhouette InstaLift sutures are naturally absorbed by the body over time stimulating collagen renewal which helps increase and restore volume to the mid-face for natural-looking, long lasting results. The patient experience is comfortable and nice lifting can be achieved while eliminating the drawbacks associated with surgical facelifts.  


“The face is the first thing people see and is an important indicator of health, age, and vitality,” says Dr. Alster. “My patients often request treatment of their sagging jawlines, but want a treatment that looks natural-- essentially, a more youthful version of themselves. InstaLift has been a game-changer for these patients. In less than an hour, a nice lifting effect can be achieved without general anesthesia, incisions, or the expense  of a surgical face lift.”


“We are delighted to introduce Silhouette InstaLift to the D.C. market,” said Dr. Alster. She added, “Silhouette InstaLift can be combined with other tools in our toolbox such as laser skin resurfacing, microneedling and injectables to achieve the natural-looking outcomes our patients have come to expect from us.” View the video here.


According to Dr. Alster, this procedure is extremely popular. Silhouette InstaLift is a most attractive treatment for those who are uninterested in surgical facelifts due to associated costs, recovery time, scarring, or irreversible outcomes. The Silhouette InstaLift is the future of facelifts,  generating natural-looking results in less time and at a lower cost. The treatment fee varies according to each patient’s clinical needs. Prices range $4,000 and up. Call to schedule a consultation to see if InstaLift is a good option for you.


Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery has two locations:

1430 K Street, NW#200 Washington, D.C. 20005 202.628.8855

5550 Friendship Blvd. #101, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240.394.8385


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The Way George Condo Thinks at The Phillips Collection

March 21, 2017

The Phillips Collection presents a survey of drawings and paintings by George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire) through June 25th, a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and is best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential humor, and imaginative portraits that incorporate a hybridization of art-historical influences, such as Goya, Velázquez, Manet, Picasso, and Guston.


Working in New York and Paris (where he lived from 1985 to 1995), Condo has long challenged the primacy of painting over drawing. He has never considered painting as fulfillment of his drawing's promise. It is in his drawings that his process of “painting memory” (the title of a course he taught at Harvard University) becomes most undisguised—where he relies on the mind and the imagination to take a “snapshot” rather than photographic material, splits his imaginary subjects into a kind of “psychological cubism,” and allows figurative compositions to be “infested” with abstraction.


This exhibition of more than 200 drawings and sketches and eight “drawing paintings” allow visitors unprecedented insight into the mind and creative process of this extraordinarily imaginative artist.

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Rí Rá Georgetown St. Patrick's Day Festivities

March 5, 2017

Rí Rá Georgetown is your St. Patrick's Headquarters for all things Irish this March! They have loads of events and things to do to get you into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day


Friday March 10th 3pm - RBS 6 Nations Wales Vs Ireland LIVE


Saturday March 11th - 8.30am - RBS 6 Nations Italy... Vs France LIVE

11am - RBS 6 Nations England Vs Scotland LIVE


Monday March 13th - 6pm - Jameson Caskmates Happy Hour


Tuesday March 14th - 4pm - 6pm - Guinness Happy Hour with Guinness food pairings


Wednesday March 15th - Irish Whiskey Night - Happy Hour with Teelings, Paddy and Kerrygold Irish Cream liqueur


Friday March 17th - The madness begins at 11:00 am

-No cover charge

-Live music all day from noon with Briste, Derek Dempsey & Celtic Soul ft. Dan Paccione

-Irish dance performances from the McGrath Academy of Irish Dance and Georgetown Irish Hoyas

-Bagpiper performances from Andrew Donlan

-Jameson Ice Luge

-Lots of free goodies and giveaways

-Special Irish St. Patrick's Day food menu

-stay tuned for much more!


Saturday March 18th - 8.30 am - RBS 6 Nations Scotland V Italy LIVE

10.45am - RBS 6 Nations France V Wales LIVE

1pm - RBS 6 Nations Ireland V England LIVE



March 1st - 5th - The Crooked Jacks, direct from Ireland

March 6th - 12th - Cumasc Gael

March 13th - 17th - Briste - all-female trad band, direct from Ireland

March 17th - 26th - Derek Dempsey & Celtic Soul ft. Dan Paccione


Rí Rá is located at 3125 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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