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

I'm really, really disappointed with the treatment I received with Kybella. I didn't have a ton of submental neck fat to begin with, but really wanted to see a nicer profile. After 3 treatments and 4 total vials there was no result. Not to say it won't work for you, but important to know it may not before you spend too much money. Apparently it has nothing to do with the amount of fat you have...

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...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

Look No Further!

Dr. Wu is very knowledgeable he has been more than expected when explaining anything that had to do with the procedure and answered any simple little questions that I might have in mind. He is awesome and can relate to his patients needs and is very understanding. He is so far the best doctor I’ve had the experienced with dealing with any kind of laser treatment!

4 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Great - San Diego, CA

Very reassuring and professional, great facility and friendly staff. Dr. Wu was able to explain a step by step process which gives peace of mind. Consultation was great, short quick and to the point, knew exactly what procedures needed to be done to fit each patient.

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

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

How long does it take to recover from laser lipo to the tummy/flanks, thighs and back?

Liposuction is an invasive procedure, so you should be prepared for some restrictions on your activities. The first two days you may be quite sore.... READ MORE

How do I achieve a prettier mouth/lips? (Photos)

Augumenting your lips, particularly the top one, with a hyaluronic-acid based filler such as Juvederm, Restylane or Volbella will give you a more ... READ MORE

Will it be possible to lighten my sleeve tattoo for a cover up? (Photo)

The picsecond lasers (PicoWay and PicoSure) are my lasers of choice for removing complex tattoos with many colors. These use intense and very short... READ MORE

What is this best option? (Photos)

You can make a big improvement in the proportion of your lips with a hyaluronic-acid based dermal filler, such as Juvederm, Volbella or Restylane. I... READ MORE

Can I achieve this look with lip injections? (photos)

From your photos, you would probably be very happy with the results you would get with a lip filler such as Juvederm Volbella. It adds a very natural... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Wu

Douglas Wu, MD has shared 69 before and after pictures with 71 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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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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