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
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Learn how to future proof your skin with Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh as she shares 3 Case studies of BACD Employees and Photos Taken 10-15 Years Apart.Read
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!
If you’re ready to have the best skin and face of your life, Dr austin and her staff are the go-tos! Can’t say enough good things, bacd is life changing!
I have been going to BACD since 1997 the staff and care I receive has been consist top notch. I highly recommend Dr Austin - if you are looking for a leading edge practitioner in dermatology she is the doctor to go to! I’ve been seeing her for 3 years now, and at the onset we built a personalized plan that met my lifestyle, budget and goals. It consists of in office treatments and an at home regime that has delivered amazing results. A Big thanks to Dr Austin for your commitment to excellence and the high standard of care you bring to me and each of your patients.
Dr. Austin and the wonderful team at BACD changed my life. I have always had eczema, but it was manageable. During the pandemic, I had a severe flare that covered my whole body and was so painful. It would not go away, and persisted for over a year. My old treatments did not work. I went to see Dr. Austin who took action, made a plan, and supported me throughout the treatment. Within 6 weeks, my skin was clear and has stayed that way. I am pain free. Now, she is helping me look and feel my best. BACD puts patients first. They support you with medical expertise and true care. Highly recommend!
Dr. He is absolutely wonderful along with the staff at BACD. He really takes the time to address any questions or concerns you may have and is extremely knowledgeable, kind and understanding. I feel he truly wants the best for his patients. I’m so glad to have found Dr. He as he is a gem! While I may have to travel far to see him, I don’t mind, as I know I’m in good hands.