Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Lower Pacific Heights of San Francisco, California. Our board-certified dermatologists know healthy skin does more than look good. It functions beautifully, too, acting as a barrier against the outside world and telling a greater story about who you are and where you've been. Our dermatology services in San Francisco improve both skin health and beauty for meaningful, lasting results that everyone will notice.
A proactive approach to your skin can make all the difference in decreasing—or even reversing—the signs of aging. Take it from Dr. Kathleen Welsh, when it comes to skincare "The age you start is the age you stay."Learn More
BOTOX is a leading wrinkle relaxer that reduces and improves the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Comparable to BOTOX, Dysport can effectively improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the brow area.
Used to treat moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles, XEOMIN delivers excellent results.
The JUVÉDERM family of injectable fillers can be used to treat a multitude of aesthetic concerns.
Learn how our practice can help you reduce and improve the appearance of acne and/or cysts on your face and body.
Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is efficient in the removal and treatment of growths and scars.
If you are suffering from rosacea and redness, schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options.
If hyperpigmentation and melasma are affecting your self-confidence, learn about your potential treatment options.
Thread lifts at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology can help lift and firm your face without the need for surgery.
To even out skin tone or reverse the signs of sun damage, schedule an IPL photofacial at our facility.
For a super gentle skin resurfacing treatment, research the benefits of Clear + Brilliant.
Stop wasting time and money shaving, plucking, and waxing – consider laser hair removal at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.
Choose from a selection of proven chemical peels and treat an array of common skin complaints.
For a deep and effective facial exfoliation, schedule a microdermabrasion with one of our skin care specialists.
Microneedling is a proven and effective way to improve the tone and texture of your skin.
LED light treatments can gently help to treat many skin imperfections, including acne, redness, and wrinkles.
Tone muscle and sculpt your body without additional hours in the gym using EMSCULPT at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.
Sculpt your body and skip the knife with CoolSculpting at our state-of-the-art facility.
Address cellulite and firm and tighten your skin with innovative technology by EMTONE at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.
Allow our providers to create a customized treatment plan with combined therapies and services.
Learn more about our male-specific services and how they can help you achieve more self-confidence and a higher quality of life.
Women – improve your sexual well-being and health with vaginal tightening by Viveve.
EMSELLA effectively and gently treats female urinary incontinence without invasive or embarrassing treatment methods.
As the founder of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh is a true skincare leader. With board certifications in both internal medicine and dermatology, she understands how to make improvements that are more than skin-deep.MEET DR. WELSH
Board-certified in dermatology, Dr. Andrea Hui Austin masterfully blends her strong sense of aesthetics with her advanced scientific knowledge to guide her patients to the services and therapies that provide the best possible results.MEET DR. HUI AUSTIN
Board-certified in dermatology, Dr. He specializes in a wide range of both cosmetic and medical treatments. He aims to maintain your unique natural expressions with a strong emphasis on less is more towards graceful aging.MEET DR. HE
Board-certified in dermatology, Dr. Shannon Watkins specializes in treating hair loss and restoration, acne, and rosacea. Her goal is to provide subtle aesthetic techniques that offer maximum results while helping patients perfect their skin care regimen.MEET DR. WATKINS
Dr. Andrea Hui Austin explains how we combine treatments to elevate, enhance the other for seriously transformative results.Read
How do we create gorgeous, natural results for buccal fat removal without surgery? Dr. Andrea Austin explains with some beautiful before and afters.Read
Cynthia Chaghouri, BACD Physician Assistant & Acne Expert explains how the first FDA-approved laser for acne treatment works and who is a candidate.Read
As usual, my experience was professional and warm. The gal who handled my many phone calls to get registered for tele visits, Katrina and the PA, Cinthia were very pleasant to work with. I was especially happy that I was able to take care of my needs through a tele visit! Thanks Bay Area Cosmetics. You never disappoint!!
I have been seeing Dr. Austin for over 3 years now - and the compliments on my skin just keep increasing despite my age. She put me on a skincare routine that was medically grounded, personalized and quick to turn things around. And she addresses the whole person, from inside out, talking to me about the severe impact of stress on my skin. But what brings me to this review is that in the last year, I have been working with her on thickening my hair (another consequence of aging and stress - thinning hair!) and she has worked a miracle. I can’t tell you how much better I feel about myself thanks to the regiment she has me on (and one that is manageable for a busy person). Dr Austin and the team at BACD are worth every penny. You get the best in science with top doctors in their field, with safe and truly effective treatments. Yes, that doesn’t come cheap. But you only live life once!
Dr Austin and staff are amazing. She is super transparent about all the treatments and pricing. Highly recommend her
Great customer service. Roxanne is terrific. Friendly and professional.
Every time I see Cynthia I walk away feeling like a million bucks. I always feel heard and that she has a solution to a problem. It is rare that someone in her position is as calm and that she will make you feel like she doesn’t have a full plate in her day. All I ask when I come in to see someone about my skin is that they listen and have a solution and I walk away knowing I have a plan and a follow up and that is what she is best at. I am so happy with how she is professionally and personally. I really am happy with seeing her