san diego dermatologist douglas wu mdDouglas C. Wu, MD

Dr. Douglas C. Wu is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the USA with specialty training in cosmetic surgery via the prestigious American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship program. His contributions to the fields of aesthetic medicine include work in advancing photorejuvenation, laser resurfacing, laser tattoo removal, injectable techniques, liposculpture, non-invasive body contouring, and skin tightening. He has authored numerous medical articles and textbook chapters in both general and aesthetic dermatological literature and lectures at major conferences across the globe. Dr. Wu utilizes cutting edge techniques to develop uniquely tailored treatments designed to address the specific needs of his patients.

As Associate Research Director at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, Dr. Wu supervises between 20 and 30 ongoing clinical trials at any given time, placing him at the forefront of discovery and innovation in cosmetic dermatology. These trials have included collaborations with Allergan (Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm®, Voluma® XC), Galderma® (Restylane®, Perlane®, Dysport®), Merz Pharma (Radiesse®, Belotero®, Xeomin®), Ulthera®, Thermage®, CoolScuplting®, ThermiRF®, Cynosure®, Syneron®, and many others. By testing and optimizing new products and devices, Dr. Wu ensures that they are safely and effectively utilized by other physicians and aesthetic practitioners around the world. In this role, Dr. Wu has successfully treated thousands of patients using the most advanced skillsets and technologies.

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a BSc in Human Biology, Dr. Wu pursued a medical degree at the University of Alberta. Partway through his medical education, he received a full scholarship to attend the University of Oxford, England. While at Oxford, Dr. Wu completed a PhD in Immunology and Stem Cell Biology before returning to Canada to finish his dermatology residency. Further cosmetic surgery training included completion of a fellowship through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. His current interests include laser pigment removal, fat reduction, hair regrowth, and nonsurgical skin tightening.

Dr. Wu is a fellow of the following organizations:

• American Academy of Dermatology
• American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
• Canadian Dermatology Association
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Wu speaks both English and Cantonese fluently. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys competitive badminton and classical piano.