102, 10201 Southport Rd SW
Dr. Paul Kuzel completed both his medical school and dermatology residency training at the University of Alberta. At this early stage of his career, Dr. Kuzel has distinguished himself as one of Canada’s rising stars in the field of dermatology. During his residency training, he served as both Chief Dermatology Resident and Co-chair of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Residents and Fellows Society. His research interests have largely focused on various forms of skin cancer, including melanoma, squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma.
Dr. Kuzel’s wide-ranging research and leadership endeavours have been recognized by more than a dozen prestigious leadership, academic and research awards during his medical career.
Dr. Kuzel has a strong interest in laser and aesthetic dermatology, having trained with some of North America’s foremost experts in major centres including Southern California, New York, and Boston. Through his experience, Dr. Kuzel will ensure his patients receive the highest quality of customized care utilizing state-of-the-art products and technology.
Dermatology is my passion. I knew I wanted to be a dermatologist from a young age, believe it or not before I had even entered medical school! I had had some very positive early interactions with my family dermatologist dating back to childhood, and I remember always being enthralled listening to him tell me about all the cutting technology dermatologists work with on a daily basis, and all of the latest advancements coming down the pipeline in the treatment of various skin conditions. Through my own struggles with acne growing up, I experienced firsthand the dramatic impact the achievement of a clear, healthy looking complexion could have on a patient’s self-esteem and confidence.
Skin cancer has become a particular area of interest for me. Having trained under one of the preeminent melanoma and skin cancer experts in Canada during my residency, I’ve seen the worst of what can happen when skin cancers go unnoticed or undiagnosed for too long, but I have also seen the life-saving impact dermatologists can have when skin cancers are picked up on and treated in a timely manner. Every time we successfully detect, diagnose and treat an early stage skin cancer at Rejuvenation, it gives me an incredible amount of fulfillment, and reinforces the passion I have for this amazing specialty.
Inflammatory skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis, or eczema, can have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life, causing discomfort, lack of confidence, and depression. As a physician, I fundamentally believe that we are scientists, and with that come many responsibilities, including providing only those treatments to our patients which are backed by clinical evidence, and indeed helping to advance our chosen field of medicine. To this end, Rejuvenation Dermatology has become a recognized clinical trial research centre, actively participating in the research and development of state-of-the-art new medications for the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders such as psoriasis, alopecia areata, vitiligo and hidradenitis suppurativa.
In many ways, our skin tells the story of our lives. How old are we? What is the general status of our health? How much sun damage have we been exposed to? What sorts of lifestyle choices have we made, such as smoking, indoor tanning or tattoos? Have we had issues with acne in the past? The beauty of being a cosmetic dermatologist is that I get to work with my patients on a daily basis to help rewrite the story which their skin tells about their lives to one which better helps to project health, beauty and vitality, and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. Through the combined use of what I call the 3 pillars of facial aesthetics – energy-based devices including lasers; muscle-relaxing neurotoxins such as Botox; and hyaluronic acid-based soft-tissue fillers – we are able to restore a patient’s natural youth and beauty, allowing them to project the best version of themselves to the world around them. This is why I love being a cosmetic dermatologist, and this is why I will always strive to provide my patients with the latest, most advanced technologies and treatment options to help achieve all of their aesthetic goals.