Douglas C. Wu, MD, PhD

Originally from Edmonton in Alberta Canada, Douglas C. Wu, MD, PhD 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 and a PhD in Immunology and Stem Cell Biology from the University of Oxford University. He specializes

Research Studies

  Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has been a part of many research studies.   SkinMedica / Allergan Principal Investigator: Mitchel P. Goldman, MD Clinical Study: SKM18-HULK-INJ, Open-Label, Randomized, multi-center study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of two topical regimens in subjects with moderate to severe facial photodamage who have received cosmetic injections Sente  Principal Investigator:

Body Contouring in Del Mar

One of the most frustrating aspects for many people who are trying to lose weight and achieve a svelte figure is that the remaining bulges, particularly around the midsection, can be almost impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. If you are struggling to tone down a stubborn spare tire, muffin tops,

San Diego Laser Liposuction

There are small and hard-to-reach areas of the body that are difficult to treat with traditional liposuction procedures. Areas such as the neck, chin, and underside of the arms can accumulate stubborn fat over the years and become non-responsive to diet and exercise. Because of the size and location of these unwanted fat deposits, the

Love Handles Treatment

Love handles can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness, especially when they bulge and hang over our pants.  The excess fat above our hips can be difficult to get rid of and sometimes they do not respond to traditional diet and exercise methods. Many people desire to reduce the size and appearance of their love handles, but

Muffin Top Liposuction

Fat that accumulates on the sides of our body is some of the most difficult excess fat to get rid of. Many people are frustrated by their inability to slim down their stubborn muffin tops no matter how much they diet or exercise. Muffin tops can cause embarrassing bulge in our sides that is hard

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology and Calecim® Stem Cell Technology Offer Superior Anti-Aging Results

The way we treat aging skin and the signs of photodamage has significantly evolved over the years. With advances in both laser and stem cell technology, we are now able to combine the two to deliver superior anti-aging results faster than ever, with a focus on brown spots, hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, and skin laxity.

Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics in the U.S. Draw Criticism from the FDA

According to The New England Journal of Medicine, stem-cell-based medicine has transformed the medical and cosmetic industries across the United States, as more and more doctors offer stem-cell procedures for everything from arthritis and multiple sclerosis to facelifts and other anti-aging treatments. Additionally, hundreds of stem-cell clinics have launched throughout the U.S. in an effort

My All-time Favorite SkinCeuticals Products

If you have read a beauty magazine or online skincare blog recently, you probably have heard of SkinCeuticals, a medical grade skincare line started by dermatologists. What I like about this brand is that they back their products by clinical trials. Here are my top 3 favorites! #1 C E Ferulic: This is a powerhouse

Good, Better, and Best Face Tightening Options

Radiant, smooth, natural, and youthful-looking. These are qualities we always want to use to describe our skin. Unfortunately, with aging comes a decline in facial volume and elasticity. Loss of fat, thinning skin, smaller or larger muscles, and loss of bone density often lead to unattractive, wrinkled, loose, and sagging skin. The good news is,

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