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Dr. Tina Alster Launches World's First Dermatology Practice for Men

Internationally-renowned dermatologist, Dr. Tina Alster has launched the world’s first clinical practice dedicated to advanced laser skin treatments for men. Dr. Terrence Keaney, whose main area of interest is identifying and treating the specific cosmetic dermatologic needs of men, will be spearheading the men’s center under the auspices of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery (WIDLS). Dr. Terrence Keaney is a board-certified dermatologist with specialized training in cutaneous laser and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Keaney graduated with honors from University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed a dermatology residency at the University of Miami (FL).


“Because the anatomical and behavioral differences between men and women require specialized study and different clinical approaches, we are keen to augment our extensive array of treatment options and cement our leadership in the industry regarding gender differences in aesthetic dermatology,” said Dr. Alster, the founding director of the Institute. “Dr. Keaney brings a wealth of knowledge to support our commitment to providing the highest level of care for our male patients.”


During his dermatology residency training, Dr. Keaney quickly recognized the lack of academic study and clinical care being provided to male aesthetic patients. Seminars, lectures, and academic publications regarding concepts of beauty and cosmetic enhancement invariably focused on female patients. By understanding that the anatomical and behavioral differences between men and women require specialized study and clinical approach, Dr. Keaney has positioned himself to be a leader in the study of gender differences in aesthetic dermatology. His ideas and clinical approach to the male patient have been presented at national dermatology meetings and featured in Cosmetic Surgery Times, an industry publication. Dr. Keaney is a member of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Find out more about Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery for Men here.