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Washington DC-based laser dermatologist Tina Alster, MD, is a true Renaissance woman. A pioneer in laser dermatology, Alster broke through the glass ceiling early on to claim her place in a field largely dominated by male engineers and scientists. She founded The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in 1990, as the first private practice in the world exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of advanced laser skin treatments, and has also launched W for Men, an offshoot that focuses solely on male skin care. Most recently she opened a new facility in Chevy Chase, Maryland where dermatologists Rebecca Kazin and Elizabeth Tanzi treat patients.
Alster has been l
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Mona Mofid, MD, is not your typical dermatologist – and that’s what makes her one of the greats. The La Jolla, Calif-based skin care expert doesn’t know how to inject botulinum toxin, and has no interest in learning. Instead, Mofid is all about preventing and treating skin cancer.
Mofid, who is known as Dr. Mona, received her medical degree at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. During her training, a multidisciplinary melanoma group convened weekly – and that group as well as the patients that the team treated – are what inspired her to devote much of her practice to preventing and treating skin cancers.
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When it comes to skin care and rejuvenation, New York City dermatologist Robyn Gmyrek, MD, is all about the combination. A staff dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology, a thriving practice founded by Dr. Anne Chapas, she routinely addresses the signs of aging with a trio of treatments including injections and laser skin resurfacing procedures.
“We are no longer simply filling lines but rather recreating the person’s own youthful facial shape,” she explains. “Because we are restoring what was originally there, the face regains its more youthful shape.”
Before joining Union Square Laser Dermatology, Dr. Gmyrek was on the faculty of Columbia University Medical Center as
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Wall Street, or The Street as it is sometimes called, is a fairly intense place to be when the market is open. As the Dow Jones industrial average rises and falls so to do the moods of power brokers and their entourages. The typical broker is sharp looking and sharp talking and is under a lot of pressure to stay that way (without looking like he or she has had any work, of course). Dermatologist Julia Tzu, MD, the founder and Medical Director of Wall Street Dermatology, knows the ins and outs of her clientele, and as such has gained their confidence and respect by helping them look young and refreshed despite the pressures of such a fast-paced career in the financial capitol of the world.