San Diego Dermatologist
9339 Genesee Ave., Suite 300
San Diego, California 92121 US
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"nice and kind and throughout the procedure he kept asking me if i was comftorable and if i need anything He is on the cutting edgeof his field and i will deffinitely return to do more work with him!!..." "His injections are pain-free and his laser techniques provide the best results." "I had an excellent experience with Dr. Wu and will continue my treatments with him."

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Considerate, Conscientious, and Conservative

Dr. Wu was very caring and attentive in listening to my desires for my treatment. He answered all my questions, was very clear about what to expect, and made me feel comfortable. It was my first time getting Botox, and he made sure we went with the conservative approach that I was looking for. I couldn't have been more happy with my results! If you are looking to get Botox as a preventative...

5 out of 5 stars Age Spots Treatment

Keeping Up with the Millenials in the Workplace!

I've been to the DA offices several times, but this was the first time I met Dr. Wu and he was a real delight to be around! I enjoyed his attitude, sense of humor, and how he explained the laser procedure and how answered all of my questions. I look forward to returning to Dr. Wu for all of my future services.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

The best doctor i have ever encoutered - San Diego, CA

Doctor Wu is probably the most reasonable and reliable doctor I have ever seen. He understands me needs and carefully examine my situations. He is the best listener and responder, he is extremely professional when it comes to these cosmetic laser treatments. I would highly recommand this doctor to everyone especially if you are asian. He is the best in town!!!

5 out of 5 stars Stretch Marks Treatment

Amazing experience so far

My experience with Dr. Wu has been amazing so far! I was recommended him by my plastic surgeon for the removal of my stretch marks on my breast. I have done two laser treatments. Going in for my second one, he examined the previous treatment and decided to go a little more intense for better results! Although I have only done two treatments (going on my third today) and I am very pleased and...

5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

Co2 laser, dr wu great experience

My experience has been great. Had the co2 on my acne scars. We are now continuing the scar treatment process with the v beam. I did not see the results until a few months after, as he told me. All of a sudden my skin is looking great and I definitely am seeing improvement. He is very knowledgeable and helpful and is helping me to recover my skin :)

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!

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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

What Laser Best for Freckle Removal?

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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

Can I do sport after a liposculpture?

One of my colleagues was performing surgery the day after receiving liposculpture, and went on a 40-mile bike ride the day after that. However, most... READ MORE

Asymmetric upper lip? (Photos)

Your lips are very nicely shaped – despite the slight asymmetry. I'm sure that you notice it more than anyone else does. If you want to see what it w... READ MORE

What is the difference between liposculpture and Liposuction when treating the entire midsection including the back? (Photos)

There really is no inherent difference between liposuction and liposculpture. Liposculpture is simply a variation of liposuction in which extra fat is... READ MORE

Do I need more Volbella placed? (Photo)

You achieved a nice improvement in lip lines and upper-lip volume with Volbella. If you would like even more of a change, you can add more Volbella to... READ MORE

Is laser lipo higher risk than traditional liposuction?

Laser liposuction has many advantages over traditional tumescent liposuction, including smoother and more uniform results, and more skin tightening.... 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

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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