102, 10201 Southport Rd SW
Dr. Paul Kuzel completed all of his post-secondary education and training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He obtained an undergraduate degree in pharmacology prior to gaining acceptance to medical school in 2008. Subsequently, he completed his residency training at the University of Alberta’s prestigious Dermatology Residency Training Program. During his 13 years of post-secondary training, Dr. Kuzel received more than a dozen major academic, research and leadership awards and served as Chief Resident of the Dermatology residency program at the UofA. He also held the highest elected resident position with the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), serving as Co-chair of the CDA’s Residents and Fellows Society, representing dermatology residents from coast-to-coast to their national professional organization. Dr. Kuzel’s diverse research interests have led to the publication of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and he has presented on countless occasions at both national and international dermatology meetings. His areas of research interest include various forms of skin cancer, including melanoma, as well as squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma.
As medical director of Rejuvenation Dermatology in Calgary, Dr. Kuzel has a wide-ranging scope of clinical practice, with a particular interest in facial aesthetics, skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, and acne. In regards to skin cancer, he manages the full spectrum of the disease, from annual screenings to prophylactic management of high-risk patients, to advanced surgical management of confirmed skin cancers. He is passionate about advancing the field of dermatology through his involvement in a number of clinical trials, investigating cutting-edge new therapies for a variety of dermatologic indications.
Dr. Kuzel has a strong interest in laser and aesthetic dermatology and has trained with some of North America’s foremost experts in cosmetic dermatology in major centres, including Southern California, New York, and Boston. With a combination of this advanced training and a keen aesthetic eye, Dr. Kuzel thrives on helping each and every one of his cosmetic patients achieve their aesthetic goals while delivering beautiful, natural-looking results. He is a firm believer in the importance of combining the three pillars of facial aesthetics – injectables (Botox and filler), laser and other energy-based devices, and cosmeceutical-grade skincare – to attain a personalized treatment protocol as unique as each individual patient he treats.
In Dr. Kuzel’s own words
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 struggles with acne growing up, I experienced firsthand the dramatic impact on 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. Still, 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 early-stage skin cancer at Rejuvenation, it gives me an incredible amount of fulfillment. It 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 daily 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 three 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.