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Everyone can have better skin

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."

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Our Services

Sculptra®

Sculptra is a unique injectable treatment that is FDA approved to gradually replace collagen loss.

Dysport®

Dysport can effectively improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the brow area.

XEOMIN®

Used to treat moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles, XEOMIN delivers excellent results.

JUVÉDERM®

The JUVÉDERM family of injectable fillers can be used to treat a multitude of aesthetic concerns.

Acne and Cyst Treatment

Learn how our practice can help you reduce and improve the appearance of acne and/or cysts on your face and body.

Growth Removals and Scars

Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is efficient in the removal and treatment of growths and scars.

Rosacea Treatment

If you are suffering from rosacea and redness, schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options.

Melasma

If hyperpigmentation and melasma are affecting your self-confidence, learn about your potential treatment options.

Thread Lift

Thread lifts at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology can help lift and firm your face without the need for surgery.

IPL Photofacial

To even out skin tone or reverse the signs of sun damage, schedule an IPL photofacial at our facility.

Clear + Brilliant

For a super gentle skin resurfacing treatment, research the benefits of Clear + Brilliant.

Laser Hair Removal

Stop wasting time and money shaving, plucking, and waxing – consider laser hair removal at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.

Chemical Peel

Choose from a selection of proven chemical peels and treat an array of common skin complaints.

Microdermabrasion

For a deep and effective facial exfoliation, schedule a microdermabrasion with one of our skin care specialists.

LED Light

LED light treatments can gently help to treat many skin imperfections, including acne, redness, and wrinkles.

EMSCULPT®

Tone muscle and sculpt your body without additional hours in the gym using EMSCULPT at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.

CoolSculpting®

Sculpt your body and skip the knife with CoolSculpting at our state-of-the-art facility.

EMTONE®

Address cellulite and firm and tighten your skin with innovative technology by EMTONE at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.

Combination Therapies

Allow our providers to create a customized treatment plan with combined therapies and services.

KATHLEEN M. WELSH, M.D.

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.

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ANDREA HUI AUSTIN, M.D.

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.

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STEVEN Y. HE, M.D.

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.

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SHANNON WATKINS, M.D.

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.

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Our Blog

Unlocking Radiant Skin: A Guide to Morpheus and Topical Exosomes

Arianna Phillips01/18/2024

How we use the latest technologies including Morpheus (micropen + RF) and clinically-backed ingredients to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

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Interrupting the Melasma Cycle with Tranexamic Acid

Katy Leonard12/06/2023

Wondering if tranexamic acid is worth a try? As a registered nurse at BACD who has melasma I wanted to share my personal experience.

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Why We're Obsessed with this New At-Home Treatment

Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology08/07/2023

Using the power of topical carbon dioxide we can truly improve our quality of life from the comfort of our own homes!

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I always appreciate having Dr. Welsh take care of me. She has been my dermatologist for over 30 years and my skin looks better than ever. The staff is wonderful too

J.H. Google

The entire team is fantastic!

K.L. Google

I've been looking for an amazing dermatologist, and Dr. He is so him! Dr. He removed red spots from my face, and he also removed a really bad looking big growth on my back. Somehow this magician did it all in a flash and without leaving any scaring at all. I know a little bit about the industry--I managed Tenaya Med Spa for years. I sometimes have former clients ask me who I now recommend, and up until I visited Dr. He and Dr. Welsh, I didn't know what to say. But wow, I sure do now--to experience is to believe. Dr. He's no-rush kindness and skill level is the best of the best. Even better than the best! It's so comforting to know that such elite dermatology exists in San Francisco, and especially from such a nice person like Dr. He.

D.S. Yelp

Mary Krempa is the best, so thorough in her treatment and kind. I look forward to seeing her at each appointment and have benefitted tremendously from her laser hair and V-beam treatments.

E.F. Google

Dr Austin has been helping me with multiple skin challenges for the past 5 years and she and team have been incredible! The significant rosacea I experienced after having my daughter has been tempered to almost nonexistence by Dr Austin and staff. I recommend BACD to all of my friends and family seeking help with ANY kind of skin concern.

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