Dr. Francis Wu interview with Dutch magazine for skin care (NTVH)

In a monthly column, 4 questions were posed to skin careprofessionals NTVH . Practitioners, policymakers, educators, insurers, government and industry will speak and give their vision. This time it is Dr. Francis Wu

NTVH question 1: What is your professional strength within skin care?

In 1998, I completed my graduated as a doctor, then gained various medical work experiences varying from doctor at the blood bank, occupational health and safety doctor, promotion of cancer research, a number years of training as a surgeon and training in dermatology. By the different experiences, I have learned many valuable lessons.

Keep an overview and look at the big picture, strive to make complicated matters as simple as possible by using everyday examples to address a problem and seek solutions. Finally, keep advice practical and tailor it to the situation.

NTVH question 2: What was once an ambition that led to where you are now and/or what is a current ambition that drives you?

Ever since I was a child I wanted to be a doctor, it was a gut feeling. The feeling was passed on at a young age hospitalizations amplified with less fond memories. Those experiences gave me an indescribable drive to it different and better.

Strongly believe that you can learn from everyone. It is a mix Of curiosity and sharing your knowledge. It’s great to have a shimmer to see in the eyes of another when the insight you give lands with them.

Focus, we live in a fast-paced world with many stimuli and sometimes it’s good to think about things you’re doing. It is nice to have a goal but sometimes it is even more useful to know where you are at the moment. With this you can better course towards your goal adjust.

NTVH question 3: If you could add something to the current care or care of the skin, what would it be?

Would like to have a population study for it screening for skin cancer and moles. For intestine, cervix and breast cancer already exists, but for the most common type of cancer, the skin lacks it.

The Netherlands is in the top 5 with the most skin cancer Europe and it is increasing. In practice I also notice the increase. The impact of having a skin cancer can be huge. People don’t trust their skin anymore, every new flake, spot and itchy spot gives uncertainty.

NTVH question 4: How will skin care develop in the future?

Personalized medicine will play a more important role. The patient takes a more central role, taking into account their wishes and problems . One-stop consultation: patients are better informed by the many available medical information on the internet and therefore have many questions. Often there are also questions that fall outside your expertise. An integrated consultation hour with several specialists involved in a consultation with a treatment plan aligned on the individual himself. One person is not the other, what works well for one person may not work for another have no effect.

Aftercare advice with a view to prevention is also important important role. Remission duration of chronic conditions is too extend with good aftercare advice.

Skin therapy has many qualities to take the care to a higher level plan and through a collaboration with dermatologists can we complement and increase each other’s knowledge. We have good experience in screening of the skin by a skin therapist, but also for giving eczema and acne aftercare advice.


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“My ideal cream had to be safe to use and have a high efficacy on the skin. In addition, it had to be suitable for both healthy skin and patients with skin problems. – dermatologist Francis Wu

Dr. Francis Wu has been practicing dermatology since 2004, in which he received his doctorate. He is the main founder of the skin care line Iconic Elements, in which he has incorporated his own vision from his knowledge and science. More about us

Dr. Francis Wu

Dr. Francis Wu

Dr. Francis Wu, een vooraanstaande dermatoloog, is de drijvende kracht achter Iconic Elements. Hij heeft sinds 2004 zijn expertise ingezet om een veilige en effectieve huidverzorgingslijn te creëren, geschikt voor zowel gezonde huid als huidproblemen. Iconic Elements, opgericht in 2016, is de eerste brede skincare lijn in Nederland ontwikkeld door een dermatoloog. Als medisch specialist streeft Dr. Wu naar het bevorderen van het welzijn van mensen door hoogwaardige en effectieve huidverzorgingsproducten te bieden. De proefdiervrije en vegan producten vermijden schadelijke chemicaliën en bevatten natuurlijke ingrediënten.
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