San Diego Dermatologist
9339 Genesee Ave., Suite 300
San Diego, California 92121 US

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5 out of 5 stars Clear & Brilliant

One treatment and I see an amazing result

I was there a couple of weeks ago to have a consultation with Dr. Woo and had a Clear+Brilliant treatment on the area exposed to a bad sunburn. Before I came here, I shopped around a few places but most of the doctors did not really understand my skin type. Dr. Woo, in the contrary, was very understanding of my skin type and very analytical in explaining of how this treatment would help. ...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Amazing experience

I seen Dr. Wu for a Botox consultation and I couldn't be any happier. Dr. Wu is a great doctor and makes everyone feel welcomed. He took the time to explain to me the cause of wrinkles and frown lines. He helped me see which areas needed Botox and how I would benefit from it. I recommend him to everyone!!

4 out of 5 stars IPL

Ipl with dr wu

Scheduled a consultation with Dr. Wu, he recommended a facial (extractions) and IPL for discoloration on my cheeks. Before the facial started, the aesthetician Farzaneh recommended dermablading and a chemical peel instead. I was a bit skeptical at first as the 2 treatments cost more and I thought they were trying to bait and switch me, but I will say the results look great. The dermablading...

5 out of 5 stars Tattoo Removal


I went to see Dr.Wu for my first tattoo removal session last week! He and his assistant Antonio were excellent! They were both. We knowledgeable and professional. The procedure itself was painless and quick! I would definitely recommend Dr.Wu to anyone looking for tattoo removal!

5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser


I had a great experience with dr wu. He was very thorough and knowledgeable in his care, coming up with a custom plan for my skin! He also gave me his direct email to contact him with any issues. Highly recommend him. Only thing was I think I should have been told to use more of the product to keep the skin moist! Great experience!

5 out of 5 stars Laser Hair Removal

Hair Removal and Malasma

Dr. Wu is very kind and knowledgeable. He looks out for his patients best interest and does not try to just sell services that are not appropriate for their skin. He is very patient and has a very calming presentation to himself. He is currently working on Laser Hair Removal on my eye brows and they look great! Also, Dr. Wu is very carefully suggesting way's to treat my Melasma. I am...

2 out of 5 stars Kybella

Did Not Work for Me at All!! Huge Waste of Money!!

Will not be returning to this practice. Disappointed with overall service and their inflated pricing.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm


This is the only place that I have ever been to see a cosmetic dermatologist, and I researched several before making the decision to come here for my consultations. Dr. Wu, his Medical Assistant Shiella, the P.A. Leysin, and all of the staff have been amazing. I have also received treatments so far for sclerotherapy, cool sculpting, and injectables, all of which have been done in a...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Surgery

Dark Spot Removal

I highly recommend Cosmetic Laser Dermatology!! Dr. Wu is wonderful! He is very knowledgable and makes you feel completely comfortable. I came in for the dark spot treatment and I am thrilled with the results. The treatment was fast and painless. I feel so much more comfortable now that my dark spots are gone. This place is really amazing!

5 out of 5 stars PicoWay

Dr. Wu is the Best! - San Diego, CA

I spent a lot of time researching before I choose this place of business and I'm so glad I did. I called to schedule for the consultation with Dr. Wu regarding the laser treatment to remove aging/brown spots on my face and to have Botox around the eyes area, Juvederm on my lips.  I got in the same day and Dr. Wu and his sweet assistance, Britany make me feel very comfortable and Dr. Wu total...

Personal Statement

I'm a double Board Certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. My goal is to work together with you to maximize that natural beauty so that you can always look and feel your best!

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Dermatology

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: History and Human Biology, University of Toronto
    Medical: MD, University of Alberta
    Graduate: PhD, Clinical Immunology, University of Oxford, England
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Sculptra Side Effects

Scupltra has now been in use in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients for over 10 years. When it was originally formulated and used,... READ MORE

Skin Care After Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is broadly categorized into “ablative” and “non-ablative” procedures. The amount of damage and aftercare required after each is quit... READ MORE

IPL effectiveness after 2 treatments?

Generally speaking, IPL is most effective as a series of treatments. The biggest wow effect is if your treatments are done in a series together,... READ MORE

Advantages and disadvantages for using cannula needle for lip augmentation?

The cannulas ease delivery to the sites you want to improve in a lip augmentation, which improves results. Because they are blunt, they cannot... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for liposculpture? (Photo)

Assuming that the distension in your abdomen is caused by fat and not loose skin or muscles, you may be a good candidate for liposculpture. It's... READ MORE

Best non-invasive body sculpting option?

Zeltiq's CoolSculpting has been so successful that they devised several new applicators to treat areas that couldn't be addressed with the original... READ MORE

Which technology for liposculpture for tummy and flanks? (photos)

The most important factor in the outcome of your liposculpture won't be whether it's strict tumescent liposuction, laser liposuction, or... READ MORE

What is the best long lasting lip enhancement? (Photo)

One of my favorite new hyaluronic acid fillers is Juvederm Volbella. It has lidocaine to manage discomfort and a thin consistency that gives... READ MORE

Would lip fillers alone get my from A to B? (Photos)

Your lips are already nicely shaped. Augmenting them with a hyaluronic acid filler such as Volbella, Belotero or Restylane Silk will give you the kind... READ MORE

Laser liposuction recovery as a flight attendant.

Everybody heals differently, but I usually advise my patients to abstain from vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for two weeks after liposuction. You... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Wu

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What Can I Do About My Square Jaw?

Live from ASDS 2016 in New Orleans, Dr. Douglas Wu discusses how neuromodulator injections like Botox can help slim the jawline. WATCH VIDEO

ThermiVa: Learn About Non-Invasive Radiofrequency Treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Douglas Wu explains ThermiVa for vaginal rejuvenation and what you can expect from treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Learn About ThermiTight for Non-Invasive Skin Tightening

Dr. Douglas Wu explains ThermiTight and what to expect, live from Chicago at ASDS 2015. WATCH VIDEO

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