Douglas Wu, MD, PhD

Double Board-Certified Dermatologist in USA and Canada

Director of Research

PhD from Oxford University

“I believe that everyone deserves to celebrate and enhance their natural, unique beauty. It is an honor to help each patient age as beautifully and gracefully as possible through subtle, precise treatments.”

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Douglas Wu, MD, PhD

Double Board-Certified Dermatologist in USA and Canada

Director of Research

PhD from Oxford University

At the Forefront of Discovery and Innovation in Cosmetic Dermatology

Treating Patients Internationally:

Currently helping patients look and feel their best at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, CA, and Waterfront Skin & Laser in Vancouver, British Columbia

Research Director:

Supervises between 20 and 30 ongoing clinical trials at any given time

Top 15 Most-Published Author:

Has authored numerous medical articles and textbook chapters. He was in the Top 15 most-published doctors in Dermatologic Surgery, the premier peer-reviewed medical journal in dermatology

Get To Know Dr. Wu

Originally from Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, Douglas C. Wu, MD, PhD, is a double board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the USA with specialty training in cosmetic surgery via the prestigious American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship program. Dr. Wu got into medicine to help people live healthier and happier lives. He received his PhD in Immunology and Stem Cell Biology from the University of Oxford. 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 believes everyone has a natural beauty to them, and his goal is to help them be their best version.

Dr. Wu has authored numerous medical articles and textbook chapters in general and aesthetic dermatological literature and has lectured at major conferences across the globe. He was in the Top 15 most-published doctors in Dermatologic Surgery, the premier peer-reviewed medical journal in dermatology. Dr. Wu utilizes cutting-edge techniques to develop uniquely tailored treatments designed to address the specific needs of his patients. Dr. Wu feels like his patients are family, and he cares very much about every aspect of their experience.

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

International Awards & Scholarships

Sept 2015 – American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Cutting-Edge Research Grant

Sept 2008 – Best Poster Presentation Award, Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation

2007 – 2009 – Canadian Institutes of Health Research MD/ Ph.D. Studentship

2004 – 2007 – Clarendon Scholarship, University of Oxford

2004 – 2007 – Hector Pilling Scholarship, University of Oxford

2000 – 2003 – AHFMR Summer Studentship, University of Alberta

1999 – 2002 – Dean’s List, University of Toronto

1999 – 2002 – Fairfax Financial Ltd. Scholarship, University of Toronto

1999 – 2002 – National Biology Competition Scholarship, University of Toronto

1999 – 2002 – University of Toronto Scholar, University of Toronto

1999 – 2002 – St. Michael’s College Foundation Scholarship, University of Toronto

1996 – 1999 – Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Foundation

The Proof Is In The Results

No Other Practice Can Match Our Before/After Photos. All WithOUT Surgery

PicoWay laser used to remove a tattoo on the upper arm by Dr. Wu. After a series of treatments, ink is nearly completely eliminated.
Before and after side image of sclerotherapy treatment on a female's leg veins performed by Dr. Wu at our San Diego medical spa
Photodynamic therapy and Clear+Brilliant laser to treat active acne by Dr. Wu. After treatment, skin is visibly smoother and clearer.
ThermiTight and microlipo to remove submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Wu. Treatment eliminates pouch under chin to improve facial profile.
Before and after oblique image of PicoWay treatment for sun damage on a female's face performed by Dr. Wu at our San Diego medi spa

You Can Trust Dr. Wu

“Without question, Dr. Wu has worked wonders for my skin! Not only has my melasma decreased tremendously, but the texture of my skin is exceptional.”

“I was very pleased with my results and would definitely continue using Dr. Wu for all of my facial needs. Thank you sincerely Dr. Wu for the work that you do.”

“Dr. Wu is very efficient and considerate during my treatments. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate in what he does.”

“Dr. Wu was warm, friendly, and had a non-pretentious aura about him. I was very comfortable talking to him and asking him about other possible procedures while he zapped away at my insecurities.”

“Dr. Wu worked his magic and gave me perfect lips without looking overdone! I’ve been getting my lips done for years and people are still surprised when I tell them!”

“Dr. Wu is a skilled, meticulous dermatologic surgeon and artist. He also has excellent bedside manner and would put anyone at ease. Dr. Wu has my highest recommendation.”

More About Dr. Wu

In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Wu serves as Director of Research at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, CA, 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 among 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 utilization 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 the completion of a fellowship through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

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

Join us for our next in-person event, “Sculpt + Smooth Your Way to Summer.” There will be complimentary food, gift bags, one-on-one mini consults, and special event-only pricing.

Thursday, June 26th
12pm-1pm

RSVP now for one of the 10 available spots!