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. He specializes in wrinkle reduction, volume restoration with injectable fillers, laser rejuvenation, tattoo removal, vein removal, liposculpture, non-invasive body contouring using devices such as CoolSculpting®, and skin tightening. Dr. Wu has authored numerous medical articles and textbook chapters in both general and aesthetic dermatological literature and has lectured 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.
In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Wu serves as Director of Research at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, supervising between 20 and 30 ongoing clinical trials at any given time. This work places him at the forefront of discovery and innovation in cosmetic dermatology. These trials have included collaborations with Allergan Inc® (Botox® Cosmetic, Juvéderm®, Voluma® XC), Galderma® (Restylane®, Perlane®, Dysport®), Merz Pharma (Radiesse®, Belotero®, Xeomin®), Ulthera®, Thermage®, CoolSculpting, ThermiRF®, Cynosure®, Syneron®, and many others.
By testing and optimizing new products and devices, Dr. Wu is often amongst the first doctors in the world to gain experience with them. He is therefore often called upon to train other physicians and aesthetic practitioners in the proper techniques and utilizations of these products. Dr. Wu has successfully treated thousands of patients using the most advanced skill sets and technologies and has been named a “Top Contributor” on the medical information site RealSelf!
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.
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. For more information about Dr. Wu, please view his curriculum vitae.