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We value all of our patients and their individual needs. At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, we want you to make the most informed decision to achieve your cosmetic goals. Choosing the best procedure and physician for you is an extremely important decision, and we invite you to read about previous patients’ experiences and better understand the quality treatment you will receive from our board-certified dermatologists. Each of our medical professionals value your journey and want to ensure you feel as comfortable and confident about your decision as possible.

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Review from J.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 02, 2017

I went to Bay Area Dermatology because a few of the girls in my office recommend it. I had developed a really bad case of melasma on my cheeks and upper lip. When I made an appointment they had asked me if I had a preference as to who I wanted to see. I told the receptionist that I had Asian skin so if I could get someone that is familiar with treating common Asian skin issues that would be fantastic. I was scheduled an appointment with Dr. Hui.At my first meet with Dr. Hui she confirmed that I did indeed have melasma and that my next step was to start getting chemical peels 4-6 weeks apart. Wow. Holy smokes! So far I've received 3 chemical peels and the melasma is almost gone. It's at the point where I am able to cover it up with just foundation. Yippee!  At my most recent appointment I received my first laser treatment with Mary. I had a 1pm appointment and was seen quickly to start the numbing process. I am one of those people that benifit from the extra time with the numbing cream so I appreciate that the ladies got me started immediately. I was so numb  that I barely felt a thing. Definitely one of the easiest laser procedures I have ever done. More

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Review from V.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 10, 2018

I was approaching 40, and wanted to have more fresh rejuvenated look without looking unnatural. Dr. Hui has an artistic vision and a light touch. She exactly knew what procedures have to be done and now I am happy with my refreshed look. No bruising and no downtime. Gettin so many complements every day! Pictures say better than words More

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Review from L.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 08, 2018

I started seeing Dr. Hui (now Austin) in June 2018.  So far, I'm very satisfied with the result.  I suffered from acne as a teenager which lead to many scars on my face.  I have tried so many different treatments including dermabrasion, CO2 laser, chemical peels, photo facial, micro-needling, etc. in the past 20 years to improve the large pores and scars.  However, some of the treatments made my skin even worse than before and also left more scars on my face.  My skin became extremely sensitive and was prone to scarring after break out.  The micro-needling helps to improve some shallower scars but not the deep ice pick scars.  I was so discouraged but I don't want to live with scars for the rest of my life.  I'm so lucky that found Dr. Hui.  She outlined a treatment plan for me.  She recommended some skin care products, Laser Genesis and TCA Cross.  At first, I was skeptical but I wanted to give it a last try.  At the consultation appointment, Dr. Hui performed the TCA Cross on 5 test spots.  She did not charge me extra for the test spots other than the consultation fee.  So far, I had 2 treatments of Laser Genesis and TCA Cross.  I've been following her face regimen and using all the products she recommended.  I still need to do a few more sessions but I can see a great improvement in my skin.  Most of the scars that have been crossed are much shallower and smaller than before.  There are a few ice pick scars have completely filled in.  I couldn't believe it because those scars were on my face for 20+ years.  TCA cross has shown me the most improvement on my scars of anything I have done before.  The patches on my skin are gone and my skin is much firmer.  I will confine this treatment until all my scars are filled in.  Please keep in mind that the scars may look worse when the scars first fall off but they will continue to fill in and heal over time.  The process can take from 2-6 months after the treatment.  Please be patience.  Dr. Hui and NP Mary are amazing.  I highly recommend Dr. Hui for those who are suffering from acne scars. More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 07, 2018

Dr. Welsh is the best... - Dr. Welsh is the best injector! She always takes care to enhance my features in a natural way. I never have to worry that I will look “done” after my treatment. She offers the latest and greatest injectables and her technique is flawless. There is no one else I trust more when it comes to my face!This review was created as part of a nomination to the RealSelf I Love My Injector Campaign. More

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Review from A.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 19, 2018

Dr. Austin saved my skin (and my life!) I started seeing Dr. Austin in May, when I was really frustrated and at a breaking point after dealing with severe cystic acne for quite some time. It got so bad that even leaving my house was a struggle. After a quick consultation, Dr. Austin got down to business. She wrote out a clear, easy-to-follow, thorough skincare routine that required topical products & an oral prescription. I left feeling very hopeful for the first time in forever. By July, my skin had cleared up to the point where I felt comfortable leaving my house again with minimal makeup. Once we stopped the breakouts, I did two rounds of V-Beam Laser to address my scarring. Most recently, I went in for my first round of Laser Genesis. It is now October, and I can finally say that I am 100% makeup free! Hardly any remaining scars, no active cysts. Clear, glowing skin thanks to Dr. Austin and her team, who gave me my confidence back. I now have coworkers coming up to me, complimenting my skin and asking what I do for it. I have recommended Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology (Dr. Austin specifically) to three people. I would recommend her to a stranger; she is the best of the best, and I cannot thank her enough. I am so thankful I found her!!! More

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Review from S.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 25, 2018

BEST DOCTOR I’ve ever seen!!! She truly is one of a kind! I’ve seen Dr. Hui-Austin for a couple of years now for everything from Moh’s surgery to cosmetic treatments and she always amazes me with her kindness, skill and compassion. She has an innate eye for detail and is so gentle I never feel a thing. She always knows just what I need to look and feel my very best. I cannot say enough good things about her and would recommend her to anyone I knew!!! More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Sep 20, 2018

Best dermatologist in San Francisco - Dr. Austin is the Best and brightest. I feel so fortunate that she is in San Francisco. She is truly on of the best docs I have ever met. Her knowledge and keen artistic eye are mind blowing. If you are experiencing hair loss, she is the doc to see!!! More

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Review from J.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 31, 2018

I love coming here to get my hydra facial done. I have seen Dr. Austin for my skin issues, who is absolutely amazing. I also love getting my facial done with Meghan. Meghan is the sweetest and most detail-oriented esthetician? in that clinic. More

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Review from A.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 25, 2018

I have struggled with severe acne for my whole life and have spent thousands of dollars on proactive, x-out, bioré, natural solutions like witch hazel, tea tree oil, etc. None of these products worked for me and some of them made my skin severely dry, red, or caused my hyper-pigmentation to be more noticeable. I was losing hope that I would ever have clear skin until I came across TCA peels (trichloroacetic acid) on youtube, I saw that there was a lot of positive reviews as well as horror stories , but I felt like I was out of options so I decided to set up a consultation at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, I didn't feel like my skin could get any worse so even if the skin peel didn't work, I felt that It was still worth the risk. When I first arrived, it was a 250 dollar fee for new patients and they looked at my skin and offered several products for a skin care regiment and they told me that my skin issues were caused because my body produced a little more testosterone then a normal woman. They prescribe me spironolactone to help prevent further extreme break outs and tranexamic acid to help with my hyper-pigmentation, after one month I noticed a severe decline in break outs. Before I was on these medications I was getting 5 - 10 new pimples every week plus back acne, after being on these medications it was like 1 or 2 every month. After getting my acne settled, we then started to work on my hyper pigmentation, I had expressed that I wanted a TCA peel but Dr.Austin told me that with my skin tone a TCA peel would be too extreme and might remove the melanin from my skin. I didn't want to ruin my skin tone but I also didn't want the dark spots, Dr.Austin then recommended that I get a less deep peel and we decided to go with either a lactic acid peel or a glycolic acid peel. When I received my first peel I noticed dramatic changes. I still had a lot hyper pigmentation but it was very different from before. I am now 7 peels in and I am very happy with my results! I wish I would have come here sooner, it would have saved me thousands in skin care products that didn't work for me. Each peel I received was 250$, and worth every penny. The pictures below show my current skin condition and what it looked like after my first 3 peels (sorry I only started taking pictures after the first 3!), I will also post what it looks like when its peeling, will update with more photos after this current peel is completely done. These pictures were taken 3 months apart each other. More

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Review from A.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 22, 2018

Did a cortisone shot for $50 and squeezed me in next day. Other places in town were quoting me $200 plus! Glad I found this place More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Aug 16, 2018

Excellent - Best and brightest More

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Review from W.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Aug 07, 2018

I've been extremely happy with Dr. Hui on many levels. Her treatments are effective without being overly aggressive (a problem I've encountered in the past). She completely revamped my skin care routine and it's much simpler and my skin is definitely improving! She is very thoughtful and helpful. More

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Review from A.O.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Hui Austin is a miracle worker. I was very nervous but decided to take to plunge and get Botox and filler. She came highly recommended to my by my friend (who looks amazing) and she did not disappoint. She immediately put me at ease and listened to all my worries and concerns. The results were exactly what I wanted, refreshed but not that overdone face you see on aging starlets. She also recommended some products to treat my rosacea  that's been bugging me since I was a teenager and it has cleared it right up! I'm glowing! It feels so good to be comfortable in your own skin and I finally do. More

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Review from C.E.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 24, 2018

Dr. Hui Austin has seriously changed my life. When I first came into her office, I had horrible acne. It was really becoming detrimental to my everyday life, and I was feeling so insecure and low about it. After beginning treatment with Dr. Austin, I immediately saw changes. Little did I know how drastic those changes would be. Today, I look in the mirror and am honestly so beyond happy with what I see. My friends who have known me for years are floored by how "perfect my skin is", and are constantly asking who I went to in order to get my skin to where it is now. She is also just the sweetest woman, who wants nothing more than her patients to feel amazing. Highly recommend!! I am a new person because of her. More

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Review from K.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 21, 2018

Dr. Austin (Hui) has been amazing! She helped correct some horrible swelling that I experienced under the hands of another dermatologist. She and her staff have been lighting-fast at getting me in, answering my questions, and just generally making me feel prioritized and cared for. Dr. Austin does AMAZING work. I am extremely particular about filler and my preferences, and she is so talented and caring and knowledgeable. She answers my questions and lets me know what is best for my features and problem areas. She spends much of her time outside of the practice teaching both residents and other board-certified dermatologists, and is a leader among physicians in her field. I know I am in great hands with her and I feel like I hit the jackpot in finding her practice. More

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Review from D.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 07, 2018

From the moment I called explaining my urgency for an appointment to when I walked out of the doctor's office that same day, I was so incredibly pleased with the entire process. I called this morning a few minutes after they opened mentioning that a rather large cyst-like pimple popped up over night and that my sister's wedding was this weekend and I was desperate to get rid of it. The front desk staff (forgot her name, but the same gal who checked me out at the end) was so nice and accommodating and found a window where they could squeeze me in real quick and administer a cortisone shot THE SAME DAY. I had nurse Mary Krempa who was awesome, knowledgeable, cheerful and genuinely seemed like she wanted the entire process to go well so I would have nothing to worry about on my sister's wedding day. She administered the shot (took two seconds) and while she was describing the process afterwards, I asked her a quick question regarding the redness of the spot. She said that usually they would charge for this, but since I was a new patient and in quite the predicament, she would apply a quick laser to help reduce the redness and inflammation (also took two seconds). She then offered to have the makeup artist at the office help cover up the spot since I was heading straight back to work. Everyone was so nice and accommodating I almost couldn't believe it. I'm a huge fan of customer service and these ladies nailed it! I will definitely be back for more services in the future - More

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Review from R.I.  |  Source: Google  |  May 26, 2018

Amazing skin care and a staff that is fantastic. SUPER highly recommend. More

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Review from L.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 12, 2018

Dr. Hui Austin is truly one of the best Cosmetic Dermatologists in the country.  I cannot say enough good things about her.  She is stylish and chic, has an amazing personality and is dedicated to her patients. She is gifted.  I have been her patent for the last year or two and have had Botox, various fillers & Kybella and most recently the Novo thread lift.  The thread lift results are magnificent. They were almost immediate and have transformed my facial profile.  My cheeks and chin line are beautifully defined but also look natural.  Dr. Hui Austin combined the thread lift with dermal fillers and I also had a little Botox touch up.  I feel so beautiful.  I really do.  My confidence is through the roof.  Dr. Hui Austin delights in making her patients gorgeous.  I am beyond thrilled to have found her. More

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Review from J.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 10, 2018

I started seeing Dr. Hui (now Austin) in August 2017. I was suffering from really bad acne that started suddenly and in my late 20s. She had me on a very easy regimen that I strictly followed. The acne definitely becomes worse before getting better. I broke out for 3 months, then it stopped suddenly. It takes a lot of patience but I'm so glad I followed through the whole routine because the quality of my face is the best it's ever been my whole life. People are constantly commenting on how great my skin looks. I highly recommend Bay Area Cosmetics! More

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DAPI
Review from C.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 03, 2018

when i go to Dr. Hui Austin, it's typically 2.5-3 hours driving each way to get to SF in crowded bay area traffic.  it's worth every minute.  i originally went b/c i saw a yelp review from a Sacramanto resident.  now, after three treatments, here's the text of my TY note to that Sac reviewer: hi ______, just a quick note to say you were right.  your review convinced me to see Dr. Hui (now Dr. Hui Austin).  she really knows her stuff!  over the years, i'd seen FOUR other dermatologists with little improvement.  what i found different with Dr. Hui Austin is that she took the time to consult and explain clearly the factors of melasma and described treatment and results she would expect.  my actual results are better then i anticipated.  you said it best, _____:  life changing!!!  much appreciation, -C. BTW, my melasma was more severe than any of the photos posted on Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.  no exaggeration: people approached me in grocery stores and airports, thinking i was a burn victim / recommending fade creams.  seriously.  strangers.  it got to the point, it was interfering with my career. More

5.0
DAPI
Review from C.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 03, 2018

when i go to Dr. Hui Austin, it's typically 2.5-3 hours driving each way to get to SF in crowded bay area traffic.  it's worth every minute.  i originally went b/c i saw a yelp review from a Sacramanto resident.  now, after three treatments, here's the text of my TY note to that Sac reviewer:hi ______, just a quick note to say you were right.  your review convinced me to see Dr. Hui (now Dr. Hui Austin).  she really knows her stuff!  over the years, i'd seen FOUR other dermatologists with little improvement.  what i found different with Dr. Hui Austin is that she took the time to consult and explain clearly the factors of melasma and described treatment and results she would expect.  my actual results are better then i anticipated.  you said it best, _____:  life changing!!!  much appreciation, -C.BTW, my melasma was more severe than any of the photos posted on Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.  no exaggeration: people approached me in grocery stores and airports, thinking i was a burn victim / recommending fade creams.  seriously.  strangers.  it got to the point, it was interfering with my career. More

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DAPI
Review from J.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 24, 2018

Ok I'm going to sing the praises of Mary Krempa for her attention to detail. She says that she's a "laser nerd" but she's really a laser queen! I've been dealing with rosacea for some years now and have had "V-Beam" procedures done a few times. Never have I had anyone do such a thorough job as Mary. And she's a sweet, happy and compassionate person - so if you're a little apprehensive around lasers this really makes a difference. Another plus - it's really obvious that she really does want YOU to look good. She loves her job and it shows. Won't be going to anyone else! Thanks Mary! More

5.0
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Review from J.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 24, 2018

Ok I'm going to sing the praises of Mary Krempa for her attention to detail. She says that she's a "laser nerd" but she's really a laser queen! I've been dealing with rosacea for some years now and have had "V-Beam" procedures done a few times. Never have I had anyone do such a thorough job as Mary. And she's a sweet, happy and compassionate person - so if you're a little apprehensive around lasers this really makes a difference. Another plus - it's really obvious that she really does want YOU to look good. She loves her job and it shows. Won't be going to anyone else!Thanks Mary! More

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Review from M.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 16, 2018

I have been suffering acne for many years. I have visited many dermatologists and tried all types of treatments without having any positive results. Dr. Hui has completely changed my skin. In a few months my acne has dissapeared and the redness caused by it as well! I could have never imagined better results. She is a great professional. After losing all hope that anything would ever work, now I am confident again about my skin. This is the best office you could ever go to. More

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Review from A.F.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 13, 2018

The women I've met who work here are amazing! They are professional and caring and truly passionate about getting skin to the best it can be safely and carefully! If you are passionate about skin and excellence in skin care, this is a wonderful office to consider a connection. More

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DAPI
Review from L.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 09, 2018

I  LOVE Bay Area Cosmetic Derm!!!! I see Garret-Forest,PA and she's so amazing! Super friendly and takes the time to get to know her clients. The office is super clean and very comfortable as well. I always recommend this office to all of my friends :)! More

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Review from R.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 09, 2018

My experience at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology has truly been exceptional. Having very fair skin, sun damage and redness have been constants for most of my life. After laser treatments with Garrett Forrest, my skin looks better than I thought possible. She was empathetic and did a great job articulating what practices to add to my daily routine to keep my [now perfect] skin. Highly recommend! More

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Review from M.F.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 07, 2018

I love this office!!!!! This is my first time visit and so far so amazing !!!! I truly loved all the people I worked with today . From the receptionists at check in and check out to the doctors ! This office is outstanding. I absolutely loved PA Garrett and her asst Sofia ! They are truly angels ! They made me feel comfortable and happy. I would one hundred percent recommend this office ! :-) More

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Review from J.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 02, 2018

Although my review was about my melasma I also had bad scares on my face due to a biking accident. The scars are barely visible now and I forgot to mention it in my original post. I have also gotten my 5th peel and my melasma on the upper lip is barely there. I can easily cover it with the Skinmedica tinted moisturizer from Dr. Hui's office. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 26, 2018

Great dermatologist - When I lived in the Bay Area Dr. Welsh was my dermatologist of choice! The first time I came to her office was for tattoo removal when I was in my 20’s...it was a total success. Years later I am 100% tattoo ink free thank to her. It took time but was well worth it. I have also used her office for the V-beam laser procedure which removes dilated blood vessels. If you have rosacea, or a... More

5.0
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Review from B.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 15, 2018

OUTSTANDING!  My teenage son had severe cystic acne and I was urgently trying to find a solution.  As a mom, I was a wreck and wanted to help my son get better fast.  Garrett and her team were the BEST.  They were there for us, gave us a ton of information, set us on the right path and we are so grateful for their support and guidance.  It took a month or two for my son to look up at school as he wasn't as shy anymore.  This team was aggressive and supportive, always there for us with a comforting smile.  They know what they're doing when it comes to cystic acne.  They really do team up with you and give you the best path to take.  I would HIGHLY recommend them. More

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Review from C.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 08, 2018

Wonderful service and quality. I love chatting with Mary during our bimonthly laser hair removal sessions. She is delightful, intelligent and personable. They have a variety of lasers that accommodate many complexions. I totally recommend them. More

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Review from N.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 30, 2018

I suffer from acne scarring quite significantly on my cheeks. When I went for my consultation, Dr Hui suggested subcision with micropen treatments & said I'd need 4-6. I was incredibly nervous for the first subcision treatment & Dr. Hui made me feel so comfortable and walked me through the process very slowly. Mary who does my micropen also did this, talking to me the entire time and making sure I was okay. I'm now on my 3rd treatment & can honestly say I am seeing an INCREDIBLE difference in the acne scarring. Dr. Hui also prescribed me tretinoin to use topically in between my treatments. I would say by this point I've tried everything on my skin and this is the one thing that has really, really helped me and I would truly recommend it to anyone with the same issues. My acne is gone and my scarring is subsiding significantly. The nurses are so kind and seem to genuinely care for you. The bruising and swelling after the procedure is pretty bad, you'll have marks for around 5-7 days, but after that you'll LOVE the glow your skin has. I'm also using Vitamin C serum as well as tretinoin & WOW, just so happy with my skin. Thank you so much Dr. Hui. More

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Review from D.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 26, 2018

My husband began PRP hair treatments here, he's had two sessions so far and is due for his third. We are both happy with the results and how well the Dr. and her assistants take care of us. Dr. Hui is so nice and always takes her time with us both. She administers the product to the scalp and pays close attention to areas that are worse than others. My husband and I both feel that his hair has gotten thicker, darker and less limp and frail than it was before. She will also prescribe and suggest supplements and products to go along with the treatment. My husband uses her shampoo which is fantastic and loves his hair vitamins. Looking forward to session #3! More

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Review from L.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 24, 2018

I have been going to Garrett for the past year and she is amazing! Always takes the time to understand what's going on, appointments never feel rushed, and I've had great results so far using the items she's prescribed. I've tried other dermatology places but Garrett has been above and beyond the rest!!! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Mar 09, 2018

"I've been in the hands of many people and Dr. Welsh is the only person I trust 100 percent." More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 14, 2017

I needed a same day appointment as I had an emergency. These guys came thru with flying colors. Very satisfied with their service. Totally customer service oriented, unlike a lot of other places I have patronized in this category. I will return. More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Andrea Hui is a very well trained surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist. She provides excellent care and is very committed to her patients. I would recommend her to all my friends and family. More

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Review from H.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 20, 2017

This review is about Dr Hui- the only person I trust with my face. She is kind and generous with her time, and has an eye for detail. She patiently listened to all my concerns before the procedure and I always leave her office not just looking my best but feeling my best too! Thank you Dr Hui. Cheers, Hillel- More

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Review from K.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 19, 2017

Dr Hui is not only an amazing dermatologist but an amazing person as well! I trust her completely and know I'm in good hands whether she's helping me clear up some eczema or filling my lips! More

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Review from E.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 11, 2017

For more than a decade, I've been suffering severe acne and its scarring. I tried multiple over-the-counter medication and department-store skincare, but none of them are working. Finally, end of 2016, I decided to ask for professional help. I carefully searched ALL dermatologists across Bay Area. I've read customer reviews and looked for recommendations. Finally, I decided to choose Dr. Hui, based on positive reviews, current skin-technology, and personalized treatments-tailored to patients' skin. If I have to summarize it in a sentence: I am VERY GLAD choosing Dr. Hui and her staff. 9 months after seeing her, my skin is clearer, brighter and smoother. I usually shy away from group pictures or wefie (I am barely do selfie), but lately I am happy with my friends' wefie pictures- my skin looks much better. My friends start complementing my skin, and of course my confidence is up. If I can leave few tips, here they are: 1) Skincare takes time. Wrt to skin, it is not instant. It is like going to gym or diet, it takes time to gain muscle/lose weight. Of course, we can go to extreme gym activities or diet, the result might be instant, but the full circle might come sooner too.  2). Be honest and bring your expectation with dermatologist (in this case, Dr. Hui). She will work with you and for you. That includes fees, timeline, expected/unexpected results, upcoming work/personal trips, etc.  3). Be patience & follow Dr Hui's instructions and suggestions. If I haven't follow them, and fast-forward it to the following 3 months treatment, most likely my skin would not great and get worse. More

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Review from E.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 11, 2017

For more than a decade, I've been suffering severe acne and its scarring. I tried multiple over-the-counter medication and department-store skincare, but none of them are working. End of 2016, I decided to ask for professional help. I carefully searched & compared ALL DERMATOLOGISTS IN THE BAY AREA, read all the reviews and looked for recommendations. Finally, I decided to choose Dr. Hui, based on majority positive reviews, current skin-technology, and personalized treatments-tailored to patients' skin. Oh boy, months later... If I have to summarize it in a sentence: I am VERY GLAD choosing Dr. Hui and her staff. 9 months after seeing her, my skin is clearer, brighter and smoother. I usually shy away from group pictures or wefie (I am barely do selfie), but lately I am happy with my friends' wefie pictures- my skin looks much better. My friends start complementing my skin, and of course my confidence is up. If I can leave few tips, here they are: 1) Skincare takes time. Wrt to skin, it is not instant. It is like going to gym or diet, it takes time to gain muscle/lose weight.  2). Be honest and bring your expectation with dermatologist (in this case, Dr. Hui). She will work with you and for you. That includes fees, timeline, expected/unexpected results, upcoming work/personal trips, etc.  3). Don't skip! Be patience & follow Dr Hui's instructions and suggestions. If I haven't follow them (e.g., V-beams), and fast-forward it to the following 4 months treatment (e.g., fraxel), most likely my skin would not be ready, and might get worse. More

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Review from E.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 11, 2017

For more than a decade, I've been suffering severe acne and its scarring. I tried multiple over-the-counter medication and department-store skincare, but none of them are working. End of 2016, I decided to ask for professional help. I carefully searched & compared ALL DERMATOLOGISTS IN THE BAY AREA, read all the reviews and looked for recommendations. Finally, I decided to choose Dr. Hui, based on majority positive reviews, current skin-technology, and personalized treatments-tailored to patients' skin. Oh boy, months later... If I have to summarize it in a sentence: I am VERY GLAD choosing Dr. Hui and her staff. 9 months after seeing her, my skin is clearer, brighter and smoother. I usually shy away from group pictures or wefie (I am barely do selfie), but lately I am happy with my friends' wefie pictures- my skin looks much better. My friends start complementing my skin, and of course my confidence is up. If I can leave few tips, here they are: 1) Skincare takes time. Wrt to skin, it is not instant. It is like going to gym or diet, it takes time to gain muscle/lose weight.   2). Be honest and bring your expectation with dermatologist (in this case, Dr. Hui). She will work with you and for you. That includes fees, timeline, expected/unexpected results, upcoming work/personal trips, etc.   3). Don't skip! Be patience & follow Dr Hui's instructions and suggestions. If I haven't follow them (e.g., V-beams), and fast-forward it to the following 4 months treatment (e.g., fraxel), most likely my skin would not be ready, and might get worse. More

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Review from A.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 26, 2017

I have had the most experience at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology! I have been seeing Dr. Hui to treat my roscea. Almost immediately I saw a difference in my skin and now several months later my friends constantly comment about how amazing my skin looks. I didn't know I could look this way again. Amazing experience! More

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Review from D.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 20, 2017

If you're reading this trying to find the right dermatologist to help you... look no further! Dr Hui is amazing! I grind my teeth at night and it caused severe jaw pains and headaches. I came to see Dr Hui and she recommended using Botox to help ease the pain. I was really nervous because I'm hesitant on having any injections on my face, and I asked her so many questions.  Dr. Hui was very patient and helped talk through my nerves by educating me on what the Botox would do to help ease the pain. The process was very quick and painless. She's very gentle and has great technique. I highly recommend Dr. Hui! More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 16, 2017

Dr. Hui actually listens and wants to understand what you are coming to see her for. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by her demeanor and response in our initial appointment. She and I worked together on a treatment plan and adjusted as necessary and I'm so happy with the  results! Overall a great experience, and I highly recommend her! More

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Review from M.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 06, 2017

Dr. Hui is amazing! I have TMJ and grind my teeth at night. She recommended Botox masseter injections and I'm so glad I did it. The pain and tension in my jaw have gone away and I get better sleep. Her product recommendations have been spot on and my skin is thankful for them. She is also warm, friendly and takes a sincere interest in the lives of her patients. I can't recommend her enough! More

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Review from G.F.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 04, 2017

I've been going here for 10 years.  At age 29 I developed acne and tried everything to clear it up although I could never talk myself into Accutane.  (Eventually I discovered acne.org - it's like Proactive but lower dosage of active ingredient so my skin tolerates it better.  I use it daily and it really does keep me clear MOST of the time.). I get regular photo facials Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology to clear up red spots that breakouts leave behind as well as brown pigmentation / sun damage.  I get compliments all the time that I don't look my age, and' "You have such beautiful skin."  Each time I respond with "I have a great dermatologist."  I have two other close friends who've been coming here for 10+ yrs and I'm telling you, they look 10 yrs younger than they are.I have been VERY satisfied with every procedure I've had here.  Worth every penny for the results and excellent care.  My regular nurse Mary Krempa is a dream to work with, as are all the nurse practitioners I've seen so far.  This frequent flier can't say enough good things about Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. More

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Review from G.F.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 04, 2017

I've been going here for 10 years.  At age 29 I developed acne and tried everything to clear it up although I could never talk myself into Accutane.  (Eventually I discovered acne.org - it's like Proactive but lower dosage of active ingredient so my skin tolerates it better.  I use it daily and it really does keep me clear MOST of the time.). I get regular photo facials Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology to clear up red spots that breakouts leave behind as well as brown pigmentation / sun damage.  I get compliments all the time that I don't look my age, and' "You have such beautiful skin."  Each time I respond with "I have a great dermatologist."  I have two other close friends who've been coming here for 10+ yrs and I'm telling you, they look 10 yrs younger than they are. I have been VERY satisfied with every procedure I've had here.  Worth every penny for the results and excellent care.  My regular nurse Mary Krempa is a dream to work with, as are all the nurse practitioners I've seen so far.  This frequent flier can't say enough good things about Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 21, 2017

Wow, what I can say?! I love Dr. Hui because Dr. Hui made me love my skin again. I don't frown at myself in the mirror the first thing in the morning anymore. I see an overall improvement in my skin tone and texture and got compliments from coworkers and friends who noticed a difference in a few weeks. I looked up Dr. Hui on yelp and decided to give her a try. My skin before I saw Dr. Hui was very sensitive, dry and sun damaged; my skin was also thinning due to aging so I lost volume around my eyes, cheeks and especially around my smiley line area. I met with Dr. Hui, who quickly identified my skin issues, and took time to ask me what my goals are with my skin, made some recommendations on daily home skin care and answered my questions. Dr. Hui stressed that the majority of improvement to my skin can be done at home if I follow my regime and stay out of sun. Our goal for me is to have beautiful skin that doesn't need any makeup to cover up. We settled on a home care regime that I thought was agreeable, decided to get fillers that day and photo facials in a few weeks. Dr. Hui performed the injections of the fillers her self, she was fast and gentle and I didn't get any bruise at all. After I went home, I started using the products she recommended and following the home care regime we agreed upon. My skin has improved significantly over the past few weeks. The products Dr. Hui recommend for me to use as part of my home care skin routine were reasonably priced compared to skin care products at Sephora, SAKs or Neiman. The best part that made me have more confidence in purchasing skin care products based on Dr. Hui's recommendations is that her recommendations are based on my skin, what need to be improved and what need to be corrected, very personal and there is no guessing game. I went back to see Dr. Hui after 4 weeks of following my home care regime for our scheduled photo facial. Once again, Dr. Hui performed the photo facial herself, she was fast and gentle but took care to make sure she didn't miss any spots. During the procedure she asked and made sure I was comfortable. She also explained to me what to expect after the photo facial and stressed about staying out the sun while the skin is healing. Dr. Hui also shared her stories of how to keep UV damage low while she was vacationing at the Galapogos, which I thought was very personable and really shows she practices what she preaches. I'm really looking forward to my results after my second photo facial in a few weeks. It's always pleasant to see Dr. Hui knowing I'm in good hands and my skin as well. More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 21, 2017

Wow, what I can say?! I love Dr. Hui because Dr. Hui made me love my skin again. I don't frown at myself in the mirror the first thing in the morning anymore. I see an overall improvement in my skin tone and texture and got compliments from coworkers and friends who noticed a difference in a few weeks.I looked up Dr. Hui on yelp and decided to give her a try. My skin before I saw Dr. Hui was very sensitive, dry and sun damaged; my skin was also thinning due to aging so I lost volume around my eyes, cheeks and especially around my smiley line area. I met with Dr. Hui, who quickly identified my skin issues, and took time to ask me what my goals are with my skin, made some recommendations on daily home skin care and answered my questions. Dr. Hui stressed that the majority of improvement to my skin can be done at home if I follow my regime and stay out of sun. Our goal for me is to have beautiful skin that doesn't need any makeup to cover up.We settled on a home care regime that I thought was agreeable, decided to get fillers that day and photo facials in a few weeks. Dr. Hui performed the injections of the fillers her self, she was fast and gentle and I didn't get any bruise at all. After I went home, I started using the products she recommended and following the home care regime we agreed upon. My skin has improved significantly over the past few weeks. The products Dr. Hui recommend for me to use as part of my home care skin routine were reasonably priced compared to skin care products at Sephora, SAKs or Neiman. The best part that made me have more confidence in purchasing skin care products based on Dr. Hui's recommendations is that her recommendations are based on my skin, what need to be improved and what need to be corrected, very personal and there is no guessing game.I went back to see Dr. Hui after 4 weeks of following my home care regime for our scheduled photo facial. Once again, Dr. Hui performed the photo facial herself, she was fast and gentle but took care to make sure she didn't miss any spots. During the procedure she asked and made sure I was comfortable. She also explained to me what to expect after the photo facial and stressed about staying out the sun while the skin is healing. Dr. Hui also shared her stories of how to keep UV damage low while she was vacationing at the Galapogos, which I thought was very personable and really shows she practices what she preaches. I'm really looking forward to my results after my second photo facial in a few weeks. It's always pleasant to see Dr. Hui knowing I'm in good hands and my skin as well. More

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Review from L.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 20, 2017

Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is beyond my expectations. Dr. Hoi and Dr. Welch provide excellent care. I've suffered from acne for most of my life. Dr.Hoi provided excellent care and Mary works magic with her micropen. I'm so happy I discovered Bay Area Cosmetic. My skin looks so much better, I can't believe it. I am able to feel confident and engage in eye contact. I used to be ashamed and now my skin looks almost perfect. It's unbelievable. A million thanks to Dr.Hoi and Mary. Excellent staff, excellent care. More

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Review from D.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 14, 2017

I had unwanted filler from a previous provider that I wanted gone. Dr. Hui is really skilled in this area. She flawlessly removed the areas that were too full in just one sitting. I had went to 3 different Dr's prior to finding Dr. Hui, but none were able to actually dissolve the filler. Dr. Hui has incredible filler knowledge and with this comes the need to know how to dissolve. She has a lot of experience on the dissolving product Vitrase, how your body responds to it and how to inject it effectively. A month later I saw her again. Dr. Hui suggested what would naturally suit my face without giving me an altered or unnatural appearance. She gave me options and suggestions with the product used. Everything she was saying was what I wanted addressing. She cares about long term effects and how the injected product will benefit your skin. I am in love with my results! I look so youthful yet natural and I feel so great and it's all thanks to her. Dr. Hui is a master injector, very skilled! When I first went in there her assistant told me listen to her, all her patients love her! I see why now! Listen to her and you will love her! She really is a one stop shop, she does it all. She prescribed me rwo rx products for my face and body that are both sold there. I am loving the results since using both products. The girls will write down the suggested way to use each product according to what Dr. Hui recommends for your skin. So when you go home, it's an easy process. In one laser session, she zapped away broken capillaries that I had around my nose that I had no luck getting rid of in the past. I mean seriously! She's amazing! One visit with her is so effective. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 13, 2017

30 Yo, Work out 3-5 Times Per Week, Eat Healthy...couldn't Get Rid of my Sides, Tummy Pouch and Saddle Bags - Dr. Welsh is wonderful! She's a top dermatologist in SF, that's why i trust her with my skin and body. She only offers the best of everything and has an incredible intuition with people and their skin. I highly recommend her and her staff to everyone. Because she's so good at what she does, she is busy, so be sure to book ahead. More

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Review from P.O.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 10, 2017

I was welcomed like a queen! The staff took my jacket and handbag, which relieved my load. I was already feeling weighted by my skin issues, so by allowing me to be escorted into a nice room, free of my belongings, provided an intentional mental attitude to receive the consultation provided by Dr. Hui. Dr. Hui's recommendations were spot on! My daily skin regimen makes my skin feel supple, glowing, and elegant--the prescription for a queen. Thanks, Dr. Hui :). I booked an appointment for a hydra facial by Clare. Oh my goodness. It's was the most thorough cleansing experience I have had in a long time. Clare is professional as well as personable. She explained every procedure which made the experience even more enjoyable. Let's not forget the warm chair and blankets. I didn't want to get up! Oh so sweet and cozy. Thanks to Dr. Kathleen Welsh! Your staff is amazing and represents your vision very well! Fondly, Portia O. More

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Review from P.O.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 10, 2017

I was welcomed like a queen! The staff took my jacket and handbag, which relieved my load. I was already feeling weighted by my skin issues, so by allowing me to be escorted into a nice room, free of my belongings, provided an intentional mental attitude to receive the consultation provided by Dr. Hui.Dr. Hui's recommendations were spot on! My daily skin regimen makes my skin feel supple, glowing, and elegant--the prescription for a queen. Thanks, Dr. Hui :).I booked an appointment for a hydra facial by Clare. Oh my goodness. It's was the most thorough cleansing experience I have had in a long time. Clare is professional as well as personable. She explained every procedure which made the experience even more enjoyable. Let's not forget the warm chair and blankets. I didn't want to get up! Oh so sweet and cozy.Thanks to Dr. Kathleen Welsh! Your staff is amazing and represents your vision very well!Fondly,Portia O. More

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Review from H.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 08, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Welsh (who was initially recommended to me by my primary care physician) since 2007 for fillers, and more recently, Botox, between once and twice a year. Additionally, two years ago I had an intensive peel and spots on the backs of my hands treated, and last year, a light peel. Although it seems counter-intuitive, I am now paying less per visit than I did ten years ago; I don't need as much! I also am not trying to look decades younger, only slow the external manifestations of aging. This goal is exactly what Dr. Welsh continues to achieve. The work is subtle, yet I am always met with disbelief when I tell people I am fifty-eight. (I should add that I have been using Retin-A since I was thirty, and Dr. Welsh says this makes a huge difference.) Since Dr. Hui has come on board I have seen her once for fillers, with the same excellent results. I wanted to get another intensive peel this year, which Dr. Hui administered eight days ago. The product Dr. Hui currently uses has a much quicker turn-around than the previous two-week period. The treatment is, as Dr. Hui characterized it, "spicy." But the three chili peppers level lasts only for a minute, and my face felt completely normal an hour later. I've been slathering my face with Aquafor (and sunscreen when I am outside) and the peeling has ended. I was a bit concerned as my face peeled much more rapidly than with the previous treatment, but when I saw Dr. Hui for a check-in yesterday she reassured me that this was normal for the new product. I currently have patches of redness in varying size and shade over about a third of my face that will fade over the next three to four days. The skin is beautiful, and I won't feel the need to wear make-up. I am very pleased with the results--at a much lower cost than Fraxel laser treatments. Drs. Welsh and Hui have stellar educations and credentials, yet are down-to-earth. They love their work and it shows. Over ten years I have had only warm, professional interactions with staff, and never once felt pressure to buy products. I have watched my skin and appearance improve under Dr. Welsh's thoughtful care, and am happy that the equally attentive Dr. Hui has joined her. I am looking forward to the next ten years! More

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Review from H.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 08, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Welsh (who was initially recommended to me by my primary care physician) since 2007 for fillers, and more recently, Botox, between once and twice a year. Additionally, two years ago I had an intensive peel and spots on the backs of my hands treated, and last year, a light peel. Although it seems counter-intuitive, I am now paying less per visit than I did ten years ago; I don't need as much! I also am not trying to look decades younger, only slow the external manifestations of aging. This goal is exactly what Dr. Welsh continues to achieve. The work is subtle, yet I am always met with disbelief when I tell people I am fifty-eight. (I should add that I have been using Retin-A since I was thirty, and Dr. Welsh says this makes a huge difference.)Since Dr. Hui has come on board I have seen her once for fillers, with the same excellent results. I wanted to get another intensive peel this year, which Dr. Hui administered eight days ago. The product Dr. Hui currently uses has a much quicker turn-around than the previous two-week period. The treatment is, as Dr. Hui characterized it, "spicy." But the three chili peppers level lasts only for a minute, and my face felt completely normal an hour later. I've been slathering my face with Aquafor (and sunscreen when I am outside) and the peeling has ended. I was a bit concerned as my face peeled much more rapidly than with the previous treatment, but when I saw Dr. Hui for a check-in yesterday she reassured me that this was normal for the new product. I currently have patches of redness in varying size and shade over about a third of my face that will fade over the next three to four days. The skin is beautiful, and I won't feel the need to wear make-up. I am very pleased with the results--at a much lower cost than Fraxel laser treatments.Drs. Welsh and Hui have stellar educations and credentials, yet are down-to-earth. They love their work and it shows. Over ten years I have had only warm, professional interactions with staff, and never once felt pressure to buy products. I have watched my skin and appearance improve under Dr. Welsh's thoughtful care, and am happy that the equally attentive Dr. Hui has joined her. I am looking forward to the next ten years! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 04, 2017

Dr. Hui is in a league of her own! - My entire experience from the moment I walked in far exceeded any expectation I could have ever imagined. Dr. Hui is truly an artist! I have been to so many plastic surgeons and dermatologists trying to correct the shadows that I see on my forehead but NOBODY was able to correct them until I came to see Dr. Hui. My forehead is very small and it was fairly flat, with multiple recessed ridges... More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 21, 2017

After years of struggling with acne that presented after my teens and seeing countless dermatologists both in the Bay Area and New York City I had almost given up and accepted I would have acne for the rest of my life. I decided I would try out one last dermatologist, Dr. Hui, before accepting my skin for what it was. By far the best decision I've made! Instead of just writing a prescription and telling me to return in a month, Dr. Hui, took the time to explain on a scientific level what was going on with my skin and addressed specific concerns of mine that no other physician had answered. She is always happy to answer my list of questions! It has only been three months since my first appointment and my skin has never looked so healthy! Thank you Dr. Hui from the bottom of my heart! I can't wait to see what my skin looks like in another three months! Oh, and if you happen to be on the med school path be careful because you might want to change your specialty to derm! = ) More

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Review from P.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 18, 2017

If you need an honest and accurate opinion of your skin condition, and what you should do to improve it, you must see Dr Andrea Hui. I've been to many dermatologists in the past few years, and she was the only one that could really assist me with my Melasma. More

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Review from R.L.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Jul 14, 2017

Love dr Welsh!!!!! She is the best derm in San Francisco!!! More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 18, 2017

Don't bother going anywhere else for your skin concerns!Now that I'm reaching middle-age I had developed a pretty serious case of papular rosacea that was progressively getting worse. After trying several different things nothing was making a difference, in fact, some of the creams/lotions I tried made the rosacea worse!  I had been to this practice years before, but had never met with Dr. Hui. She is great, down to earth and really took the time to listen to all of my concerns/questions.  I never felt rushed or pressured into buying things I wasn't sure about or felt wouldn't complement what I already had next to my sink.Dr Hui prescribed a simple AM/PM routine along with v beam laser treatment to help eliminate the redness on my cheeks.  Within 1 month, my skin felt AND looked great.  Their rosacea combo gel is not drying (unlike Metro gel!) and it really helped clear up the redness/papules.  I use it nightly along with the other items she suggested.  After 4 months, my skin just keeps getting better. If you have skin issues that aren't resolving or you just want to look your very best,  I highly recommend making an appointment with Dr. Hui.  She is super-knowledgeable about the most current & effective treatments to give you your fabulous, glowy skin back. More

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Review from T.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 28, 2017

I can highly recommend Dr. Hui as a skilled, patient and compassionate dermatologist. The combo gel that she prescribed for my rosacea, that I was very reluctant to try, has made a tremendous difference in the texture of my skin. In addition, she also performed laser treatments for redness. The results are quite remarkable and my condition continues to improve under her care. She's probably as close to a cure as you can get. More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 27, 2017

I suffered from melasma for about 5 years after 2 fraxel treatments. I went to two doctors for melasma consultation , but they only pushed for those expensive laser. I was hesitant to do any laser as it was the cause of my melasma and the result can be unpredictable. Basically, I just lost all hope and accepted my fate until I met Dr. Hui! Dr. Hui gave my life back to me!!! I am reborn !!! Before meeting Dr. Hui, I was depressed , and I lost a lot of valuable family times. I didn't want to go on any vacation because all I worried was my face. I was scared to go out during summer time because of the sun exposure. I decided to see Dr. Hui after all the 5 stars reviews on the internet. I travel 120 miles to see Dr. Hui, but I must say I'm a lucky girl because I am finally in good hands! Dr. Hui is honest, compassionate, competent, skilled and knowledgeable. She is up to date on the latest treatment, and she puts patient's safety as her top priority, which is hard to find in the beauty industry these days!! She assessed my previous treatments and came up with a comprehensive treatment that treats me internally & externally! She explained the treatment plan to me and told me other options in case if those fail. She gave me a oral medication which costs less than $10 with my insurance! She introduced a better sunscreen to me to prevent formation of new brown spots. Her office has special formulated Retin-A that will further help with lightening the spot. I am happy to stop using hydroquinone since it was causing redness to my skin & it  can't be used on a long term basis. Dr. Hui put me on a safe lightening serum that doesn't cause any irritation to my skin. Within 3 weeks of her regimen, I was comfortable to go out in the public without any makeup !!!! I used to spend 20 minutes putting on makeup & concealer and still looked horrible. Now, my routine is less than 5 mins!!! I am now in the third month of treatment , and my skin improved so much without any procedure! I plan to have a few chemical peels to get rid of those residual pigment. I feel liberated !!!! I am finally being back to myself!! I begin my day with a big smile to myself in the mirror , and it would not have happened if it wasn't for Dr. Hui! Dr. Hui gave me a second chance in life! Not only does she reverse the damage from the laser, I am now on my way to a better version of me. My skin is smoother and healthier than before my melasma. My self-esteem is back up, and I'm no longer depressed. Words can't express my gratitude towards Dr. Hui. For those of you who are suffering from any kind of skin problem, I highly recommend you to see Dr. Hui. Even if you have no major skin concern, Dr. Hui can take your skin to the next level. My sister, who has good skin, started to see Dr.Hui after seeing my dramatic results. She said her pores are smaller, and she has a nice glow now!!!  Thank you Dr. Hui for giving my life and my family life back to me!!! More

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Review from I.H.  |  Source: Google  |  May 31, 2017

I have been going to Dr. Welsh for few years now. I had been looking for a dermatologist for botox and fillers throughout the Bay Area and Europe. I was so happy to finally find Dr. Welsh! She is an amazing "artist " with the syringe -- never makes me look like I had something done. My own children, husband, and sisters never noticed that I had gotten "work done" to my face. I always get compliments on how great and young I look. Equally as important, Dr. Welsh is extremely thoughtful with how she practices. She always takes her time to listen to what I am looking for, and only suggests alternatives when they are best suited for the results I want. Never has she pushed anything on me like some other doctors have.Most importantly, I am so fortunate to have been her patient. I had been seeing other dermatologists while abroad, but when I returned to the Bay Area and visited Dr. Welsh for a botox treatment, she identified that I had an extremely early stage melanoma, so early that other physicians had not identified it or been concerned. I insisted that it was nothing, as I had had the mole for years. Dr. Welsh insisted on a biopsy - thank God ! She was incredibly caring as she gave me the news, and reassured me that everything would be okay given my early stage diagnosis. She not only referred me to the top specialists in the area for the Mohs surgery, but she continued to followed up with me throughout my treatment. Dr. Welsh is simply is one of the best, most caring doctors I have ever had. I have no words to describe how thankful I am to her. P.s. I finally told my husband that that I was getting Botox and that Dr. Welsh was the one that discovered the melanoma. While he is pretty anti-cosmetic procedures, my hubby has now given me a full OK for botox...as long as I will continue to see Dr. Welsh :-))) More

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Review from V.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 06, 2017

Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology and especially Dr. Hui is the best dermatologist around!! Anything concerning the skin go to Dr. Hui - absolutely 1000% worth the investment.I first went to Dr. Hui due to a psoriasis flare up and I wanted to have a skin consultation since I am getting married. I had suffered from psoriasis for the last 10 years, visiting multiple dermatologists, with an itchy scalp, skin flakes constantly. Dr. Hui quickly identified that the reason I was not getting better is that I have psoriasis along with seborrheic dermatitis. She took the time to explain to me exactly what that meant, tips for avoiding flare-ups and prescribed a treatment plan that fits in with my lifestyle. At no point did I feel rushed and Dr. Hui took the time to answer all the questions I had. Fast forward 4 weeks later, I am completely cleared of all scaly patches and I am no longer reliant on using topical steroids daily for the first time in 10 years. I can even wear black without fear that white flakes would show up all over my clothes. I wanted to lighten the hyperpigmentation around my face due to earlier years of sun damage and Dr. Hui recommended the IPL (Intense Pulse Light) laser treatment. She even took the time to explain why she was recommending the IPL as oppose to other laser treatments so I was informed when making my decision to go ahead with the treatment. After 1 session the majority of my hyperpigmentation is gone! My skin has never looked better. Just this week, I went on a trip and unfortunately developed a large rash all over my body. I was able to call the office and they were very accommodating to getting me an appointment that same day. I went to see Dr. Hui again and it turns out I contacted scabies. Dr. Hui was once again able to put me to ease and recommend an effective treatment plan. It has been about 2 days and I am already starting to see my skin clear.My fiance also sees Dr. Hui for eczema and also had amazing results. Similarly, he went to another doctor before Dr. Hui and never was able to achieve clear skin without skin lesions. After seeing Dr. Hui my fiance's eczema is under control. Dr. Hui is so extremely knowledgeable, caring and patience that you do not have to worry about going to multiple doctor visits without any results and being rushed out the door. I wish I had heard of Dr. Hui and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology years earlier. The amount of savings due to having an effective treatment plan and having a doctor that truly cares about your results is invaluable. So thank you to Dr. Hui and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. More

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Review from V.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 05, 2017

Dr. hui is the best dermatologists in the Bay Area! I had some Rosacea and contact dermatitis. My skin was constantly red and inflamed. Dr hui recommended a simple skin care routine and my skin improved 100%!  It looks flawless now! She has great bed side manner and knows what she is doing. Don't hesitate to go see her. More

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Review from A.Z.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 30, 2017

Submitting this review for my mom, who doesn't have a Yelp account but really wanted to review Dr. Welsh.* * I have been going to Dr. Welsh for few years now. I had been looking for a dermatologist for botox and fillers throughout the Bay Area and Europe. I was so happy to finally find Dr. Welsh! She is an amazing "artist " with the syringe -- never makes me look like I had something done. My own children, husband, and sisters never noticed that I had gotten "work done" to my face. I always get compliments on how great and young I look. Equally as important, Dr. Welsh is extremely thoughtful with how she practices. She always takes her time to listen to what I am looking for, and only suggests alternatives when they are best suited for the results I want. Never has she pushed anything on me like some other doctors have.Most importantly, I am so fortunate to have been her patient. I had been seeing other dermatologists while abroad, but when I returned to the Bay Area and visited Dr. Welsh for a botox treatment, she identified that I had an extremely early stage melanoma, so early that other physicians had not identified it or been concerned. I insisted that it was nothing, as I had had the mole for years. Dr. Welsh insisted on a biopsy - thank God !  She was incredibly caring as she gave me the news, and reassured me that everything would be okay given my early stage diagnosis. She not only referred me to the top specialists in the area for the Mohs surgery, but she continued to followed up with me throughout my treatment. Dr. Welsh is simply is one of the best, most caring doctors I have ever had. I have no words to describe how thankful I am to her. P.s. I finally told my husband that that I was getting Botox and that Dr. Welsh was the one that discovered the melanoma. While he is pretty anti-cosmetic procedures, my hubby has now given me a full OK for botox...as long as I will continue to see Dr. Welsh :-))) More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 23, 2017

Eternally grateful to have found Dr. Hui - I have battled back acne for over 30 years and over that time have seen different dermatologists, have been prescribed oral antibiotics such as erythromycin and doxycycline,  have had 3 rounds of Accutane in the late '90's, early 2000's, and tried different prescription creams. Despite all of these efforts, acne and scarring have continued to persist. So after receiving a product sample at ... More

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Review from K.D.  |  Source: Google  |  May 20, 2017

I have been using Dr Kathleen Welsh for over 15 years and highly recommend her. I receive V-Beam treatments for my rosacea and my skin looks amazing. I'm turning 52 this year and can easily pass for 42. Thanks Dr Welsh for keeping my skin beautiful! More

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Review from C.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 19, 2017

I have asymmetrical chin. One side of the face is a little under-developed than the other. As the most noticeable result, the jar line is incoherent at the tip of the chin with left half about 0.5cm smaller than the right. I always thought it would require complicated and intrusive surgery with thousands of $$$ to fix the asymmetry.After consulting with a renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Eshima, I was advised that a simple chin filler procedure will solve the whole problem and Dr. Hui was recommended. Of course, I did a bit of "google research" before going to Dr. Hui's office just to understand the pros and cons of different common materials, such as Juvederm, Radiesse, etc. During my consultation with Dr. Hui, Juvederm Vollure was brought up. Later I found out that just one month ago, Vollure was approved by FDA although it has been used for a long time in Europe. According to Dr. Hui, Vollure has softer texture than Radiesse but last just as long (dissolve in 1-1.5 years). After agreeing on the material and pricing ($850/cc), she and her staff quickly got on their feet and used one syringe on my most needed area. The procedure itself only took about 10 minutes and Dr. Hui was chatting w me casually the whole time to calm my nerve down with all that needle work. Under half an hour, my life long problem was GONE with almost no pain or any scar at all! I was truly amazed! After 2 sessions of 1 cc Vollure and Dr. Hui's magic hands, the chin now looks amazing! It is as symmetrical as it could ever get! (well, nobody has a 100% symmetrical face) It both looks and feels just like a natural born. The thin needle was a bit scary for the first time, but after the expectation was set, it was almost painless when I went in for the 2nd injection. The marks and light bruise at the tip of the chin went away around 5 days. Almost no noticeable bruising at the second visit. I am also impressed by how welcoming the office feels despite of being a clinic. Friendly staff, nicely prepared snack platters and beverage. More

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Review from M.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 18, 2017

MELASMA NO MORE! I love love love BACD and Dr. Andrea Hui. I moved to the area last July from the East Coast and was looking for a new doc to help me manage my melasma. I have been dealing with melasma for over five years and nothing seemed to work. It was getting worse and I received contradictory guidance. Dr. Hui is very accessible, really  listens, and more importantly personalizes the treatment approach to the patient and skin type. She managed my expectations and gave me reasonable timelines for expecting changes. She also offered me new interventions as they became available. After seven months of faithfully following the skin care regimen she suggested, coupled with peels and medication, I am virtually spot free. I have ventured outside my house with nothing but sunscreen, after years of full coverage makeup to hide the spots. I am ecstatic about the quality of care Dr Hui and the staff at BACD have provided. I never felt like they were unnecessarily pushing products and procedures on me. Without reservations I recommend this practice. More

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Review from A.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 08, 2017

I can't say enough good things about Dr Welsh and Dr Huy.  I have been seeing Dr Welsh for 20 years, since high school.  She has saved my face a few times... Severe cystic acne, severe acne scarring all over my entire face, a dog attack that severely mangled my cheek... big stuff.  Over the course of my life I have experienced that feeling of shame and insecurity because my face looked so messed up that I didn't want people to look at me.  And every time, Dr Welsh put my face back together and then some.  Which essentially gives you your life back, because you can face the world with confidence and really show up and be present in conversations, instead of tripping out over how how destroyed your face looks.Those are the extreme cases that Dr Welsh has helped me through.  Always, she is compassionate, straight up, and comes up with a game plan and a timeline, and doesn't want to stop until whatever the issue is perfectly resolved.  Pretty much everything you want when you put your face in someone's hands.Now I am in my late 30s so there are a new bag of things that that can be improved upon that pop up: wrinkles, face and lips losing its fullness, and discoloration (hyperpigmentation).  And again, I don't trust anyone to mess with my face, EVER, unless its Dr Welsh or Dr Huy.  Dr Welsh is a master at filler because she basically refuses to make you look unnatural.  She will make you look refreshed and well-slept, but even if I beg for slightly fuller lips she looks at me and says, "No."  That's what you want.  Someone who says no.  Dr Huy is amazing.  At first I felt like I was cheating on Dr Welsh by seeing her as well but she is awesome and just as skilled.  I highly recommend you try her, because they have similar approaches and equal skill set.  I am so glad I gave her a chance because she is fantastic and she dealt with this discoloration and redness/rosacea problem that started a year ago.  Again, she was sweet and supportive, gave me a game plan and a timeline.  exactly what you want when you are stressing over something on your face.  I love Dr Huy.Everyone who knows me knows that I call Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology "my happy place".  Such caring, such professionalism and and attention to detail, such a personalized care regimen that makes you feel like you are in the right hands and you can relax and there is light at the end of the tunnel.  I am a die-hard supporter. More

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Review from A.F.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 28, 2017

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Hui!When I first saw her I was suffering from rosacea and as a result, very sensitive skin.  I couldn't use any over the counter products like face wash or moisturizer.  I also had a lot of tiny red blood vessels that made me look red all the time.  And I always had at least one zit at any given time.Dr. Hui took the time to explain why this was all happening and what she was going to do to help.  She answered all of my questions and didn't rush through the appointment like so many other doctors do.She ended up recommending a bunch of products as well as laser treatments.  Even after the appointment, she was super responsive when I emailed her in a panic because my skin was out of control.Now, everything is great.  The rosacea has cleared and so have the zits. I've had several laser treatments to take care of the red blood vessels and Dr. Hui is great at making them as pain-free as possible.I am happy to say that I barely wear makeup anymore and am no longer self conscious. More

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Review from S.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 16, 2017

I've seen a huge improvement since coming here: fewer fine lines, clearer complexion and no more breakouts. They're very careful about starting you off with only the products and regimen you need (I never feel like I'm being oversold) and will build it up as makes the most sense for you. I've visited a lot of dermatologists and this is easily the best service I've experienced. Dr. Hui is wonderful: and Chrissy is amazing. More

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Review from A.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 04, 2017

First of all, I want to thank Dr Hui, who has transformed my skin.  I have rosacea/acne/eczema (and some other stuff...).  I am a doctor myself, and I had tried everything.  I had been to numerous dermatologists for lasers and prescriptions creams.  I did my research, and I felt like I was following the most up-to-date medical guidelines for my skin and still nothing was getting better.  As my skin got worse, I tried Eastern medicine, accupuncture, and regular facials.  I was spending too much money and time, but beginning to feel like I wanted to hide because of how bad my skin had gotten.  When I read the reviews, it just seemed too good to be true.  It's not - Dr Hui is really worth the hype!  As soon as I walked in to the clinic, I noticed that all their patients had beautiful, glowing skin.  If anything can advertise their results, it's just sitting in their waiting room.  Then, I met Dr Hui: she is smart, attentive to details, and confident.  She gave me time to explain and listened attentively.  I had follow-up questions after the appointment, and she responded within hours.  Basically, as a doctor myself, I can say that she is pretty much everything you could want in a doctor.  Dr Hui prescribed a super simple regimen along with laser treatment.  Although all of the products are helpful, I want to comment on their own clinic rosacea cream, which is uniquely incredible: it is gentler and more effective than any of the prescriptions that I'd tried.  Within 2-4 weeks, I saw an improvement: the bumps were gone, the redness was minimal, and the scaling just disappeared.  It's been 2.5 months, and my skin just keeps getting better and better.  And I've even noticed that I'm getting my glow back. I know it's daunting to come to a dermatologist, and it can be expensive.  This is worth it!  I can't say enough about how grateful I am for what Dr Hui has done for me. I wish I had come in sooner. More

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Review from K.D.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 14, 2017

I have been using Dr Kathleen Welsh for over 15 years and highly recommend her. I receive V-Beam treatments for my rosacea and my skin looks amazing. I'm turning 52 this year and can easily pass for 42. Thanks Dr Welsh for keeping my skin beautiful! More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 24, 2017

Dr. hui is the BEST. I felt like she took the time to know me and my skin and prescribed a simple comprehensive regime that has pretty much cured my adult acne and faded the scarring. I'll do anything she tells me More

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Review from D.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 14, 2017

After moving to San Francisco, I did a huge amount of research before selecting a dermatologist--I could not be happier that I found Dr. Hui. She is truly exceptional: talented, up to date on all the latest techniques, and is extremely dedicated to her patients.  I have been seeing her for over a year now and would trust no one else with my skin. I have never hesitated to recommend friends and family to Dr. Hui because I know they too will have a fantastic experience with her.Dr. Hui and Dr. Welsh have created an outstanding environment at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, filled with the newest technology, and staffed by a wonderful and caring group of people. I give them my highest recommendation! More

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Review from D.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 08, 2017

I am the frequent customer of Bay Area Cosmetic dermatology clinic. I was seen by Dr. Welsh's new associate a year ago for Kybella for my puffy eye bags and Fraxel Repair for my face. Tell you all my Asian friends, my eye bags haven't come back and my face is still  as smooth and as clear as baby cheeks. It seems it get smoother everyday. I used to hate to look at my reflection on the mirror, but now I really happy with the great result of Dr Andrea Hui's skillful and painless procedure on my face. It holds up for one a year now!!!!!!!!!! Another secret is I follow Dr Hui's skin care program to the last detail. No one can guess my age right!!! More

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Review from A.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 07, 2017

I visited Dr. Hui for my acne scars due to a life time acne problem. Before that I have been to many dermatologists back at home and in the Bay Area and she is the only one who has diagnosed my skin problem correctly. My face has always been reddish and flushing due to many factors and I thought that those redness was due to my acne scars. She told me I had rosacea, prescribed some amazing products and started applying fractional laser treatment once a month. Even in couple of weeks after I started the treatment, my face started looking totally different, more clear, more even, smoother and more beautiful. My husband and friends realized the difference right away. Even a friend of mine got the name and number of the clinic. I have three more sessions to go with the fractional laser and I need to use the products at least for four more months. Afterwards she might apply another laser treatment for the scars but maybe we will not need to do it. After many years fighting with acne, scars and redness, thanks to her, I have realized that my scars aren't that bad and there is a solution for my skin problems. Moreover, she is a kind of person that you would want to be friends with. She is very sweet and builds trust right away. She explains complex medical issues in simple words, spends sufficient time to explain each step of the treatment and does not rush to leave the room without answering all your questions. I really like her and am very happy that I have finally found a dermatologist that I can consult for many more years. More

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Review from M.O.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 25, 2017

Acne, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, discoloration, Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatolgy is the place to go! I have been to numerous dermatologist and estheticians in multiple states and have spend upwards of $5,000 before coming to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatolgy and seeing Dr. Andrea Hui. As soon as Dr. Hui came in the room she knew exactly what I needed to fix my skin. She and along with her awesome, very polite and super knowledgeable assistant, Ariana, will service your skin needs in an unparalleled manner.                     I am all about one thing, which is results. As mentioned above I have spent and have been to numerous dermatologist that have wasted so much of my time and money. Before meeting with Dr. Hui I used countless creams, injections, peels, facials, etc.,etc.! As a result of so many failed attempts at fixing my scars and pigmentation I started to research, which lead me to Dr. Hui.           Meeting with Dr. Hui was unrushed, which encouraged me to fully explain my history, unlike other dermatologist that gives you less then five minutes to explain. I did not want any more creams or facials being that none of that worked, which I made clear to Dr. Hui who completely understood. After talking with Dr Hui we settled on a treatment program, which included the V-Beam, Juvederm Ultra Plus, CO2 laser and subcision, lighting pads and ONE Retin-A cream. This program was not to take place at once but over time as I see her monthly.             To tell you the truth, you will need more then one V-Beam session, currently I am on my fifth and my face is clearer then ever before. The subcision was performed when Dr. Hui put in Juvederm Ultra Plus, which took place around the fourth V-Beam session. Subcision along with filler helps with the appearance of acne scars, which Dr. Hui performs painlessly and meticulously. The filler allowed my face to look fuller - NOT botched - just smoother from the trauma left behind from my acne. My lighting pads came after my 2nd visit with Dr. Hiu. She actually recommended the lightening pads as a more affordable solution to help with my brown pigmentation on my shoulder, chest and back so that I didn't have to spend more money on laser. I was very pleased with this idea because I was expecting to spend upwards of $1,400 before Dr. Hui recommended a more reasonable, thoughtful solution.                    All in all, the prices are NOT expensive and if you want your skin to look great, see Dr. Hui. Not everyone is the same but if you have a skin issues, you will most likely need some sort of IPL laser, which is exactly what Dr Hui specializes in. I have lived in Minnesota and Colorado and the prices are the same as the dermatologist in both land locked states. People say the prices are expensive because cosmetic dermatology as a industry is expensive. If you have any skin issues and would like to finally have them addressed, please visit Dr. Hui and her wonder staff. She is beautiful in and out and will get you the results you need. More

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Review from L.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 23, 2017

Dr. Andrea Hui is an absolute miracle worker! I came to Dr. Hui extremely frustrated and defeated because my skin was the worst it has ever been - I had acne all over my chin and cheeks and red scars everywhere. Prior to coming to Dr. Hui, I tried everything to get rid of my acne including different dermatologists, several elimination diets and too many harsh skin care products that wouldn't clear up my skin but would just dry it out. I was referred to Dr. Hui by a friend who had been seeing her for a while and had completely cleared up her skin.I was extremely reassured after my first appointment with Dr. Hui as she was confident that she could help clear up my skin and I completely trusted her because I had seen her results on other people. She put me on a new skin care regimen (that I will never change because the products are amazing) and started me on v-beam laser to help fill in the acne scars. She then had me do a couple rounds of the micro pen to stimulate collagen generation. It has been almost a year now and my skin is completely cleared up - I have not broken out in months and my scars have faded. I cannot thank Dr. Hui enough for renewing my confidence and getting my skin back to the smooth, soft, acne free way it was many years ago. I would recommend any one who is fighting acne to go see her - it is beyond worth it! More

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Review from K.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 16, 2017

Dr. Hui is hands down the best dermatologist in the Bay Area, and I would argue one of the best in the U.S.  I've seen top dermatologists in LA, NYC, and other major cities and none compare with her.  I've recommended her to all of my friends. More

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Review from D.W.  |  Source: Google  |  Jan 14, 2017

Dr Welsh has been my favorite dermatologist for over 20 years - I'm pretty sure she is the reason I don't have skin cancer from my careless youth ;) She (and her staff) always make me feel good when I am there and I get great results w everything I've tried (including fillers). Kathleen Welsh is a perfectionist and a true artist! Dr Welsh knows my style (she knows I don't want to look "over done") and gives (on request) great advice for what I really need (instead of what I thought I needed) often saving me $$. I trust her completely (based on 2 decades of stellar results)! I was introduced to Dr Welsh by a product rep friend (it's part of her job to know everybody in the industry) as a wonderful person and excellent doctor. I have always been glad of every visit! Recently I tried her cleansing pads while camping - who knew you could get refreshed glowing skin w/out water? I'm one of those people who breaks out if I miss cleansing morning or night, so these are little gems. Honestly, I cannot lavish enough praise on Dr Welsh (and her staff) for excellent care and great results! I'm pretty sure Dr Welsh really does love skin! More

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Review from D.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 08, 2017

I have battled back acne for over 30 years and over that time have seen different dermatologists, have been prescribed oral antibiotics such as erythromycin and doxycycline,  have had 3 rounds of Accutane in the late '90's, early 2000's, and tried different prescription creams. Despite all of these efforts, acne and scarring have continued to persist. So after receiving a product sample at a school fundraiser, and looking at their site, I figured I would try yet another approach. After an initial consultation with Dr. Hui 2 months ago and buying many expensive but effective skin products, I started to see a significant improvement in the acne...finally! In a subsequent visit 6 weeks ago, I had a chemical peel with remarkable improvement in the scarring and discoloration. I just had a second chemical peel two days ago and am optimistic that this upcoming summer may be one in which bathing suits and cute sundresses with a scoop neck are a wardrobe possibility. This is life changing for me and I am eternally grateful. Thank you Dr. Hui! More

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Review from I.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 17, 2016

Before I started seeing Dr. Hui and Dr. Welsh, I had very oily skin, frequent breakouts and a fair amount of redness and blemishes. I wore cover-up often and carried oil-absorbing sheets with me everywhere. Although I didn't have "severe acne," I was not satisfied with the appearance of my skin, and wished that I didn't need to manage it so much. At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, I have had laser and resurfacing treatments with Dr. Hui, Mary, Claire and Mabel (who are amazing to work with!) and have seen pretty dramatic results in evening my skin complexion and texture, and getting rid of red blemishes. I was initially hesitant to invest in the skin care routine they recommended, as I hadn't had much success with products in the past, but I can honestly say that my skin has never been better. I actually have no problems with oil anymore, and maybe one pimple every few months, which is pretty amazing for me! What sets Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology apart from other practices I have been to is that they have a tremendous variety of treatments and products available at the office, and the staff is extremely knowledgeable in determining what the specific needs of my skin are and which treatments and products will provide the best results. I genuinely feel that my treatments are customized to me, and not just generic recommendations like I have received in the past. Before I met Dr. Hui and Dr. Welsh, I didn't know that it was possible to change my skin, and not just consistently manage it. It is a relief to have doctors whose recommendations I can trust. I am so grateful to have found this incredible practice, and to finally have skin that I feel confident with! I recommend this practice to anyone! More

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Review from A.Q.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 12, 2016

Dr. Hui has changed my life. She is hands down the best dermatologist I have ever seen in my life and has completely changed my skin since I started seeing her a year ago. I am so thankful to have such an awesome dermatologist and team that is available whenever you need them. Anyone who struggles with skin problems or acne, she is the one to see . More

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Review from M.Q.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 03, 2016

Dr. Hui is a great dermatologist. If you're are in need to fix your skin, go to her. Just one session and you will get hooked on her attention to detail, truthful advice and great array of treatments.As a teenager I struggled with acne and went through accutane, multiple creams and not many good results. Last year I was starting my 30's and was still struggling with some breakouts mostly on my chin and neck (hormonal acne related to PCOS) and uneven texture overall. I couldn't bare to "become an adult trapped on the skin of a teenager" and  found Dr Hui while browsing for "best dermatologist in SF". Since day 1, Dr Hui and her team were amazing, approachable and patient to respond all of my questions.Among many of the services I had were some peelings, dermapen treatments, botox and  hydrafacials. Thanks to a personalized skin routine that Dr Hui created for me, I have been acne free for months! People compliment my new "glowy" skin and I rarely need to wear any makeup. Sunblock, powder and off I go! It's hard to believe I once had troubled skin!The experience of each visit is also remarkable: The office space: beautiful, clean and spacious. A team of ladies on the front desk will check you in and make sure to refill all your home care products. There also an amazing option where they can mail you any cream or product that you need. Comes handy when you cannot escape the office but need to refill your creams.The staff: every nurse and practitioners I've had had been courteous and amicable. Claire has been doing most of the appointments and she's the best! She can guide you through every step and let you know what's the purpose of each treatment, or she can let you enjoy your treatment while you immerse on your thoughts. She seems always on a good mood and very easy to be around. She always checks if I feel comfortable through the procedure and makes sure I address any remaining questions to Dr. Hui.The products: high quality brands as SkinMedica, Obagi and Jane Iredale among others. All the appliances and machines seem to be at their best form and clean!Dr. Hui: really nice, knowledgeable and trustable! She promised me a due date for when I would see results and she was on point! We'll continue working to keep my skin on maintenance mode and preserve beautiful skin. More

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Review from M.Q.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 03, 2016

Dr. Hui is a great dermatologist. If you're are in need to fix your skin, go to her. Just one session and you will get hooked on her attention to detail, truthful advice and great array of treatments. As a teenager I struggled with acne and went through accutane, multiple creams and not many good results. Last year I was starting my 30's and was still struggling with some breakouts mostly on my chin and neck (hormonal acne related to PCOS) and uneven texture overall. I couldn't bare to "become an adult trapped on the skin of a teenager" and  found Dr Hui while browsing for "best dermatologist in SF". Since day 1, Dr Hui and her team were amazing, approachable and patient to respond all of my questions. Among many of the services I had were some peelings, dermapen treatments, botox and  hydrafacials. Thanks to a personalized skin routine that Dr Hui created for me, I have been acne free for months! People compliment my new "glowy" skin and I rarely need to wear any makeup. Sunblock, powder and off I go! It's hard to believe I once had troubled skin! The experience of each visit is also remarkable: The office space: beautiful, clean and spacious. A team of ladies on the front desk will check you in and make sure to refill all your home care products. There also an amazing option where they can mail you any cream or product that you need. Comes handy when you cannot escape the office but need to refill your creams. The staff: every nurse and practitioners I've had had been courteous and amicable. Claire has been doing most of the appointments and she's the best! She can guide you through every step and let you know what's the purpose of each treatment, or she can let you enjoy your treatment while you immerse on your thoughts. She seems always on a good mood and very easy to be around. She always checks if I feel comfortable through the procedure and makes sure I address any remaining questions to Dr. Hui. The products: high quality brands as SkinMedica, Obagi and Jane Iredale among others. All the appliances and machines seem to be at their best form and clean! Dr. Hui: really nice, knowledgeable and trustable! She promised me a due date for when I would see results and she was on point! We'll continue working to keep my skin on maintenance mode and preserve beautiful skin. More

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Review from K.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 01, 2016

Dr. Hui is phenomenal! I came in thinking that I had a very bad case of acne, Dr. Hui properly diagnosed and cured my rosacea. I had large bumps and redness on my cheeks. She gave me topical treatments, vitamins, and vbeam treatments. I was hesitant about the vbeam but Dr. Hui took the time to explain the treatment and I'm so glad we went forward with it! My skin is the clearest it's been in years! The staff at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is amazing! At my last appointment, Chrissy assisted in my vbeam treatment and she was terrific! The office is incredibly responsive and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Hui and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology! More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 10, 2016

25, 5'5", 165 Lbs, Work out 4x/week, No Kids, Have Always Had a "Tummy" - I came 40 mins early for my appointment and they were able to get me started right away. They were very clear about the chances of side effects and all the potential side effects. They gave me tea and kept me comfy throughout the 2.5 hr ordeal. If I don't develop nerve pain I would gladly throw buckets of money on doing this again. More

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Review from B.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 06, 2016

Dr. Hui completely transformed my skin and I cannot recommend her more highly! I have had rosacea for more than 20 years. In that time I have seen countless dermatologists (including some of the "best" in NYC and SF) and experimented with dozens of skincare products and prescriptions. The results have always been minimal and often made my face even redder and more irritated. This led to a general skepticism of dermatologists and feeling that the rosacea was just something I would have to live with. I decided to try V-Beam treatment, which led me to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology (again, skeptical about the potential outcome). In addition to the laser treatment, Dr. Hui recommended a regimen that included over-the-counter and Rx creams, face wash, supplements, and sunscreen. Dr. Hui and Dr. Welsh compound their own unique prescription rosacea cream, which is far superior to anything I have tried from pharma companies (my skin absolutely loves it!). After just one V-Beam treatment and following the regime for only a few weeks my skin dramatically improved. After 2 months the rosacea is almost completely gone and my skin looks healthy and youthful. I am absolutely amazed by the outcome.In addition to being a highly skilled dermatologist, Dr. Hui and her staff are warm and friendly and always take the time to listen to any questions or concerns I may have. I am so grateful to have found Dr. Hui and her team! More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 23, 2016

At 38 I noticed I was getting dark circles under my eyes.  After much research, I decided on  Belotero, and the offices of Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh and and Dr. Andrea Hui at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.  My first appt with Dr. Hui was great.  She listened to all my concerns.  I told her I was on a budget, but still wanted to take care of my skin longterm and she said no problem, she already had a regimen in mind for me and my price range.  And we discussed Belotero.   Over the next two months I followed the skin care regimen.  I love the products!  I use a gentle cleanser and tretinoin gel from OBAGI.  No side effects from the gel and it has lasted forever - just a pea!  And I really love the Kathleen M. Welsh Restorative Bio-Therapy daily moisturizer and the Retinol Eye Repair.  My complexion started looking better immediately.  After 2 months,  I got the Belotero done.  I was a bit nervous but the staff at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology  is amazing and totally made me comfortable.  Dr. Hui was again lovely, so kind and very adept at what she does, I wasn't uncomfortable at all.  The results were immediate and subtle.  Aside from a couple small marks from the needle, which were gone in a day or two, I had no swelling or pain.  It was still my face, my eye area, all my natural features - nothing changed, and yet that tired look was gone.  The dark circle was gone.  It was beyond subtle, it was natural.  I've had it for over 3 months now and it looks better than ever.  It seems like the product settles out over time.  I love the results!  I feel like I've made a great choice with this practice.  Thank you Dr. Hui and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology! More

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Review from H.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 23, 2016

I have been treated by both doctors and all the wonderful nurses in this practice for years , there is a high level of care and expertise and you always feel safe and in the best hands .The staff is personable and takes time to help and guide you through the jungle of treatments and products . Everything is very up to date and the atmosphere is relaxed and fun, but at the same time professional .I so appreciate their skill and highly recommend their services, for both cosmetic and medical issues .Feel safe booking an appointment ! More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 14, 2016

I really love this place everyone is really friendly. I totally recommend Dr. Hui she is just the best. More

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Review from D.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 12, 2016

I've been working with Dr. Hui and Chrissy for the past 6 months on a 15 year old surgery scar using Fraxel scan and the results are beyond incredible!! The scar is now flat and almost looks like normal skin. Not only did Dr. Hui recommend the proper course of action, but she has walked me through the process the entire time and has made me feel incredibly comfortable and well taken care of! I HIGHLY recommend going to Dr. Hui and Chrissy. More

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Review from J.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 30, 2016

I've suffered with severe cystic acne since high school. Prior to seeing Dr. Andrea Hui, I have seen 3 different dermatologists who have prescribed a round of antibiotics and topical medication. Yes, it was effective- however, the results did not last very long. It was a month prior to my 30th birthday and I was desperately looking for a new dermatologist. My acne had resurfaced, and it was the worst breakout I had ever had. My self-esteem was severely impacted and I was not happy with my skin. I randomly found information on Dr. Andrea Hui, and how she specializes in acne. At this point, I was willing to try anything! Fast forward 7 months, and my skin has significantly improved! I now look at pictures of my severe cystic acne, and you could see how unhappy I was. I am so relieved to have found Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Hui and her staff have been so supportive and caring! I never thought I would be excited to go to the doctors, but Dr. Hui and her staff make my visits run smoothly! I highly recommend Dr. Andrea Hui! And a little piece of advice, if you follow the doctor's recommendations and take everything as prescribed- you will see results! Thank you Dr. Andrea Hui and staff for helping me feel confident again! More

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Review from A.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 17, 2016

For as long as I could remember I have struggled with the appearance of my skin. I have seen countless dermatologists and none have ever compared to Dr. Hui! I suffered from acne as a child which lead to multiple scars around my face. Dr. Hui educated me about my skin and recommended V Beam laser after a month of topical cream and oil treatment which reduced all my redness and removed all brown spots. Then after my first round of V Beam laser I already saw my scars reduce!! Dr. Hui and the people at Bay cosmetics are absolutely amazing and make you feel completely comfortable! I honestly look forward to my appointment each month! I Highly encourage everyone to meet with the team at Bay Area Cosmetics, they will change your skin for the better! More

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Review from C.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 17, 2016

I have papulopustular rosacea. I've been seeing Dr. Hui and her team for 3 months. I went because my Mother saw amazing results with a patient with acne. I went in somewhat reluctantly thinking nothing could help my rosacea. Dr. Hui was able to diagnose and treat my rosacea and I am so glad with the results. The entire staff is supportive and thorough. Recommend without reservation. More

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Review from M.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 28, 2016

Dr. Hui has been a godsend for my rosacea-prone, inflamed, acne-scarred skin that is highly sensitized to pretty much everything. I thought I'd tried every product out there for very sensitive skin (OTC as well as seeing other dermatologists), and had pretty much resigned myself to having to wear makeup every time I left the house so my face didn't look like a splotchy mess. But then I read great reviews about the practice and decided to see Dr. Hui, and my skin has been transformed. I told her my goal was to wear zero makeup, and we've been steadily progressing towards that goal with great results. She made me discard my overly complicated skincare routine and get back to basics. My skincare routine now takes 30 seconds in the morning and 2 minutes at night, and my skin looks so much better in every way. I've been using the products Dr. Hui recommended that have made a huge difference, and have also been getting V-beam laser treatments that have also been significant in getting rid of the diffuse redness throughout my face. My skincare routine is so much more basic than before (no more time-consuming multiple serums and many face masks), but more effective by leaps and bounds. I've also gotten facial hair removal done by Dr. Hui and have seen great results with that. Also wanted to give a big shout out to Mary, one of the nurses at the practice. I had some body laser hair removal done (legs, underarms). She's incredibly professional and personable and makes what's supposed to be a very uncomfortable situation a breeze. Overall, the practice is very well run, everyone's on top of their game, and my skin bears testament to that! More

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Review from T.J.  |  Source: Google  |  Jul 14, 2016

I am so pleased with Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology! I currently see Dr. Hui and use several of Dr. Welsh's products. My skin has been transformed!I moved to San Francisco earlier this year and was in need of a new dermatologist and I am so happy to have found Dr. Hui! I am extremely pleased with all the treatments and medical advice I have received from her and her assistants. She listens closely to my questions and concerns each time I see her and goes out of her way to make sure I am comfortable during my procedures. I went to see Dr. Hui for the first time for Botox a February. This is a procedure I've had done several times before elsewhere. First of all, the Botox looked amazing! There was no need to touch up and it looks very natural. Secondly, she introduced me to a more permanent way to keep the wrinkles away--Retin A. I was a little hesitant to try Retin A again after having a terrible experience with it when I used it for acne as a teenager. However, Dr. Hui's method of application was so gentle, I was able to tolerate the Retin A without any problems! Dr. Hui currently helped me transition over to a new skincare regimen when I found out I was pregnant to keep my skin looking at its best and I'm so happy when I look in the mirror!I am very thankful to have found such a knowledgeable and caring dermatologist. I've been seeing a dermatologist since I was 12 years old because of cystic acne that covered my head neck, and shoulders (which is long gone!) I'm very careful with my skincare routine and the dermatologists I choose. Dr. Hui is extremely caring and knowledgeable and I highly recommend her and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. More

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Review from J.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 06, 2016

There is no need to go anyplace else or see any other dermotologists.  Dr. Welsh knows what you need before you even ask for a particular treatment.  In many cases, her suggestions are not what you might intend, but better and more effective.  She is truly at the top of her field in cosmetic dermatology.  Dr. Hui is the best at treating and rectifying problem skin and preventative maintenance.  I will no longer see any other doctor for my skin concerns.  Their entire staff is deeply knowledgable in all areas of every treatment they offer.  I can't say enough about this practice.Treatments I have had: Coolsculpting, IPL, Accutane, Ulthera, V-beam, tattoo removal More

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Review from S.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 30, 2016

I recently visited with Dr. Hui for Botox . I'm always fearful of too much of a good thing. Dr. Hui did a small amount of Botox around my eyes and forehead. It was like she magically erased my wrinkles. She listened and addressed all of my concerns. I feel so comfortable and trust her completely. I found her staff to be wonderful as well. They helped me find the perfect products for my skin care. I have already noticed an improvement on my sunspots. Finally results! More

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Review from E.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 22, 2016

I don't know why its taken me so long to write this review given that I have been going here for years and the fact that I L-O-V-E this place! I've seen Dr. Welsh and Dr. Hui and can't say enough great things about both of them. The first time I saw Dr. Hui, I was going through a divorce and had developed a nasty, itchy horrible rash on my leg due to stress. I was feeling really awful about myself. Dr. Hui really went above and beyond, she not only cured my rash and did some Botox and filler, she was so kind and supportive of my situation. I walked out feeling so much better, so much more like my old pre-divorce self!  My botox and filler is always flawless--Dr. Hui doesn't make you look plastic--she makes you look well rested and healthy. All of the Nurses and Staff are fabulous as well--Chrissy has the best suggestions for products and I'll basically do whatever Roxanne and Robin tell me to do. Just go here! Its the best place there is! More

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Review from S.D.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Jun 17, 2016

Professional and personable, Dr. Welsh and her office tells the truth every step of the way. Never tried to up-sell products and/or treatments. I appreciate that along with her ability to understand any potential problems for my skin. More

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Review from B.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 11, 2016

I cannot say enough amazing things about the staff at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology! I see Dr. Hui and trust her completely with my face. After moving from LA I wanted to find someone who I could trust for all my dermatology needs and never thought I would...but as soon as I went to Dr. Hui I knew I found the right place. They are always conservative and honest about what is best for you. Cannot recommend them enough! More

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Review from R.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 06, 2016

I have been going to Bay Area Dermatology for over 10 years.  I switch off between Dr. Welsh and Dr. Hui and am impressed with their staff as well.  I trust both doctor's views and  conservative recommendations and have recommended Bay Area Dermatology to many of my dear friends. More

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Review from H.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 05, 2016

This is a very belated 5 star review for Dr. Welsh and her staff.  I've been a patient of Dr. Welsh's since she started her practice about 16 years ago (yipe! :).  I am so lucky I found her when I did because I just happened into the best dermatology practice in SF.  Dr. Welsh is an extremely skillful practitioner and dermatologists across SF refer people to her.  I know this b/c someone referred me back to Dr. Welsh.  Among other ways Dr. Welsh has helped me is I had a dermatologic condition that was medical not cosmetic, but I couldn't get into see a dermatologist within my health plan.  I needed help fast so I saw Dr. Welsh, and she correctly diagnosed it and treated it, whereas my primary care physician was at a loss for a diagnosis.  She gave me the forms to bill my insurance, and yeah, I paid more than if I had been in-network, but I could not get into another physician to have them help me.  She's the real deal.A couple years ago, I switched to working predominantly with Dr. Hui because Dr. Welsh is very busy, and I couldn't say enough about how wonderful she is to work with in every way, both professionally and as a person.  Dr. Welsh made an excellent choice!! More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 03, 2016

I love Bay Area Dermatology. I go to both Dr. Welsh and Dr. Hui. I switch off because I love them both. They have similar styles of treatment in that they both want to give you your best skin possible- while giving you a natural look. I think it looks awful when someone's face is over treated. I really appreciate that they both are perfectionists and don't over do it. You can always go in for more! Recently, I went to Dr. Hui for v-beam to combat my redness as well as Botox and fillers to combat aging. It's pretty amazing that everyone comments on my skin and when I tell them I use fillers they are blown away. Everyone thinks I have naturally good skin- but I have a hard working team. For the first time in my life I feel like I can leave the house with just sun screen on. Awesome! I also have to say that the entire staff is warm and friendly. At this point they feel like friends and family which is always what you want at the doctors. They do everything to make you comfortable - I'm sure they would even hold your hand if you are scared of needles. This is a super- star team. Make an appointment and improve your skin. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Apr 30, 2016

As a Certified Dermatology Nurse, I have known Dr Welsh for over 30 years. She is very talented and holds her staff to high standards. More

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Review from S.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 14, 2016

With degrees from Harvard Med School + UCSF & Stanford Med School, Dr. Welsh is not exactly fooling around when it comes to providing expert cosmetic dermatology services. She has a great eye, listens to and really hears what you want and does not up-sell unnecessary services. My results have always been natural and subtle and the one time I was unhappy with results, she did not hesitate to adjust my treatment at no cost. Appointment wait times have in the past been an issue in this busy, successful practice, but seem to have markedly improved over the last year. Worth every penny. More

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Review from M.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 13, 2016

I have been a patient of Dr. Hui for almost a year.  I came to her and the Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology due to still having acne as an adult. :-(  I used to have really REALLY bad and painful cystic acne before getting treatment from Dr. Hui.  I have also been working with Mabel and Hannah for my peels and they been just as amazing as Dr. Hui.Now after about 8 months of treatment I have no more painful cystic acne and my face is glowing!!!  Dr. Hui and her team are amazing!!  If you suffer from adult acne or any acne then go see Dr. Hui and her team straight away!  You won't regret it!!  Thank you Dr. Hui and team!!! More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Apr 07, 2016

Amazing Results - San Francisco, CA - Everyone who helped me was extremely professional and I felt safe and comfortable. More

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Review from P.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 07, 2016

About a month ago I wrote a very disappointing review for my services at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology-- I must say that I should have checked-in with my Provider prior to writing the review.  What I didn't know is that my treatment plan was not complete, that there were more steps to be taken.I just got back today from a visit with Dr. Hui and I am happy to say---that now I understand my treatment plan, I looked at the photos from before my Fraxel treatment and  I do see improvement.  I'll keep you updated-- but I think I'm on the path of success with my treatment plan.  I'm so pleased with my visit and the next steps-- They are really taking care of me!  Thanks! More

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Review from H.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 07, 2016

I've been hesitant to write my review for Dr. Hui and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology for some time now, not because my experience has been anything less than "five-star worthy" but, out of concern that my words - or writing ability, will fail to appropriately articulate just how wonderful my overall experience as a patient here has been. Nevertheless, here it goes...!I want to say, first, that making the decision to schedule my initial visit (around November 2015) with Dr. Hui at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology has proved to be one of the most rewarding decisions I've ever made.  I urge anyone who is, or has, suffered from acne (or any dermatological conditions) to make an appointment with Dr. Hui and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.  The results of my acne-free face, smaller pores, and diminishing facial scars (I would say "acne scars" but Dr. Hui also helped minimize a scar I have on my face, from an old ski accident, that left me with 15 stitches right next to my eye) have superseded my expectations.   I'm a female in my mid-twenties and I have struggled with acne for well-over half of my life.  I experienced my first round of Accutane before entering High School (in 2005), after becoming consumed with acne along my face, back and chest; I experienced my second round of Accutane before graduating from college (in 2013); I began experiencing hormonal acne post-college (in 2015).  Each of my bouts with Acne have certainty had, both, a physical and mental effect on me.  During my first appointment with Dr. Hui, I recall feeling a sense of shame or embarrassment as I divulged the relatively aggressive lengths I had gone, in the past, to combat my acne.  I felt certain that after so much treatment, with so much input from so many doctors, Dr. Hui would render clear skin, for me, as hopeless.  Dr. Hui quickly put me at ease, though, as she assured me that experiencing cystic hormonal acne, as a mid-twenties female, is extremely common - regardless of the time I spent on Accutane.  She assured me that my situation was not unique and wrote up a comprehensive and thorough AM/PM routine for me.  My AM/PM routine and product-usage has changed, slightly, but Dr. Hui and her medical assistant always explains and discusses any of these changes (and the reasoning behind it) during your appointments. I'm so curious what my skin would look like, today, if I had discovered Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology years ago -- but I'll take the way it's starting to look today! More

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Review from N.M.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Apr 02, 2016

She is the best of the best. As a veteran Esthetician that has had facials for 20 plus years,I have to say that i get the best results from my doctors recommendations of treatments and products. Her team of Esthethicias are so lovely and sweet, not to mention very knowledgeable. More

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Review from S.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 27, 2016

I have struggled with acne and acne scarring since sophomore year of high school (I am now 20). No matter what I tried and who I saw I just couldn't get my acne under control. My skin only worsened when I went off to college. I was so insecure about my skin that I would try to avoid going out in the sunlight or in bright lighting. I even tried to stop looking at myself in mirrors because it made me so self conscious. My skin was affecting my social life and desire to see people in a negative way and was a constant source of stress and anxiety (which only made my acne worse). That is, until I began working with Dr. Hui in the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college. In the year since meeting Dr. Hui my acne and scarring has improved dramatically. I am now more confident and excited about going out and seeing people.Dr. Hui started me on a very low dose of Accutane and a nighttime retin-a. Her goal was to clear up the acne first and then work on the scarring underneath. When the acne began to clear up, Dr. Hui started doing V-Beam lasers on my scarring. This reduced the red spots on my skin that I had had for years. Before the V-Beam I couldn't remember the last time that I looked at my face and it wasn't a red, blotchy mess. Last week Dr. Hui performed a Fraxel laser on my skin to even out the texture and alleviate more of the scarring. While it has only been a week since the procedure, the results are very noticeable. My skin is much smoother and has less marks from scarring and will only continue to improve over time (according to Dr. Hui). This is the best my skin has looked since starting high school and it is all thanks to Dr. Hui and her MAs Mabel, Chrissy, Isabel, and Euridice. I am now going back to school for the spring quarter with a newfound confidence in my skin. I will continue on the low dose of the Accutane and the nighttime retin-a and hopefully my skin will clear up more every day.In addition to the actual work that she did on my skin, Dr. Hui and Mabel, Chrissy, Isabel, and Euridice were incredibly warm and accommodating. Dr. Hui and her MAs always spent time explaining every detail of my skin regiment to me and answering any questions that I had (no matter how ridiculous). They were very patient and I never felt rushed.  Not only were they friendly and fun to talk to in person, but they always responded to my calls and emails (which I used to send constantly) as fast as any doctors office ever has. I cannot recommend Dr. Hui and her team enough. They really care about improving your skin and it shows. I am forever grateful to them for everything that they have done for me. More

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Review from T.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 24, 2016

Dr. Andrea Hui is the best! I have seen numerous dermatologists in Atlanta and in the bay area prior to making an appointment with Dr.Hui. I had an extreme case of back acne that started after the birth of my second child. I've been prescribed everything from topical and oral antibiotics to creams and nothing has worked. Less than a month after Dr.Hui gave me a single topical cream, I no longer have back acne! I can wear tank tops and bathing suit tops! My husband can not believe how good my back looks! Thank you Dr.Hui! Not only is she an amazing physician, she has outstanding bedside manner and fantastic staff! Everyone in the office is friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional! I highly, highly recommend this place! Every girl should have BACD in her life! More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 22, 2016

They offer a lot of great services and products.  Staff is friendly and knowledgable (they've all tried most of the treatments!).  I had a tattoo removed with thoughtful care from their team and good results.  They are not pushy but always open to offering other services.  It is pricey, but a very welcoming and convenient office. More

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Review from H.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 19, 2016

49 Yr Old, Filler Under Eyes. San Francisco, CA - Exceptional manner w patients. Very nice and good person. She does radiate warmth. More

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Review from L.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 15, 2016

Dr. Hui is a miracle worker! I had been on BenzaClin, Differin, and oral antibiotics for almost a decade without much success. Right after my 24th birthday, my skin was worse than ever. I had cystic, hormonal acne all over my chin and my cheeks were always red. Dr. Hui told me not to worry, but I was ready to give up! She created a skincare routine for me and prescribed me spironolactone and doxycycline. Within six weeks, my skin was clearing up. Then, to remove dark spots and discoloring, I got VBeam laser treatments once a month. My skin is now better than I could have ever dreamed of. Dr. Hui went beyond just clearing up my acne. My friends and family can't believe the transformation. It's been an absolute pleasure to come to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. The staff is so nice and helpful and are always available via email or phone for any questions. More

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Review from M.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 06, 2016

I've been going to Dr. Welsh and Dr. Hui for a few years  now. I can't imagine going anywhere else for my skin care needs.  The staff is so friendly and helpful.  Both Dr. Welsh and Dr. Hui are perfectionists and give you the most natural beautiful results. I'm so lucky to have found them and can't recommend them enough. More

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Review from D.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 23, 2016

I highly recommend Dr. Hui and her staff. She is has a great bedside manner and is well informed about current skin care products and procedures. She has transformed my skin!  The office has easy parking nearby and is clean and comfortable and stocks many of the skin care products you may want to purchase for home use. More

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Review from K.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 23, 2016

I am compelled to write another review on Dr. Hui because I am just so amazed with her talent. She is an exceptional dermatologist. I first saw her in Sept. 2014 to clear up my skin for my up-coming wedding. Not only did she clear up my skin super fast but she transformed my skin entirely. At my initial visit I was just desperate for clear skin but this miracle doctor gave me much more than clear skin; she gave me healthy, glowing skin, which was not something I ever thought I could have. Once I achieved totally clear and radiant skin and since I trust her completely, I began to experiment with filler. Love the results. I recently went back to get filler in my lips and am totally happy. It didn't hurt at all (and I am a big wimp) and she does it in such a way that you don't get that awful duck-lip (unless that's your kind of thing...). To say I am happy with Dr. Hui is an understatement- she and her team are truly so amazing! I just wish I met her years ago so I could have avoided all the subpar derms I used in the past! More

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Review from C.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 20, 2016

Just a little update for Dr Hui and her assistants, Chrissy, Aleks and Euridice. Last week, Dr Hui enhanced my lips with restylane silk. I was slightly anxious as I did not want to alter my looks, I simply wanted to enhance my natural beauty! As usual, Dr Hui was absolutely amazing. She has such tremendous knowledge combined with kindness - I was immediately at ease. She did an amazing job. She and her assistants always spend time with me, explaining the procedure and making sure I get exactly what I want. I honestly can say that Dr Hui's work has increased my self confidence and has changed the way I approach aging. My mom has also started seeing her and we refer to her as 'the genius'! Always a brilliant experience. More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 11, 2016

I Just had my filler done with Dr. Hui. An instant lift! Yay! I'm so happy with my results. Thank you Dr. Hui for your beautiful technique and gentle touch. More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 07, 2016

So practically overnight, I developed a bright red and very itchy scalp, neck and decollate. My skin was totally inflamed for seemingly no reason. Over a year and a half, I consulted 4 dermatologists in two states seeking a solution and an answer to what caused this. Between these doctors I had a scalp biopsy taken (needed a stitch), was given 3 topical creams, several oral meds, and even a peanut oil based solution to wear on my head, under a plastic cap - overnight for 2 weeks! Talk about annoying and messy. As a new San Franciscan, I made an appointment with Dr Hui for my annual skin check and asked her to take a look. She thought I was either allergic to hair dye or nail polish (allergic contact dermatitis). I was somewhat skeptical about the polish being the cause, I mean after all, how could polish on my nails affect my head? So instead I visited my hair salon to have a glob of hair dye put on my arm, under a bandage, for 48 hours. Thankfully, there was no reaction! So thinking that Dr Hui knows her stuff, I removed the polish on both my fingers and toes. The next day I had no irritation or redness. What a relief and what a simple solution - that no other physician had thought of! Thank you Dr Hui! More

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Review from P.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 04, 2016

After much deliberation, i underwent the Fraxel Repair CO2 with Dr Hui, the staff and the procedure were as good as it gets and the results amazing!Dr Welsh's office and facility are state of the art and Dr Welsh is bar none the best in the business. More

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Review from A.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 27, 2016

My dentist said that I was grinding my teeth and that Botox might help. Cue disbelief. He recommended this office, and I saw Dr. Hui for Botox. She said that my jawline was very wide, and that Botox would slim my face too. It turns out I've been pretty self-conscious about my wide jaws my whole life, besides my jaws feeling tight all the time and ruining my teeth. She took her time explaining how Botox works and how it would affect my muscles and profile. I was pretty stoked. Dr. Hui injected me with Botox to my jaw. It was painless because she used numbing cream. 2 weeks later, I am without pain, which is pretty awesome. I also think I look a lot better because my jaws are slimmer (see pics). Best decision ever. I need a touch up every 3-4 months. I will definitely go back to Dr. Hui for my Botox. She tried to get me into skincare but I'm not ready yet. Maybe next time. I'm impressed with my results, so I'll probably try skincare. I'll update this post after my next visit. More

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Review from L.E.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 13, 2016

My daughter has had a rough road with acne.  She has seen approximately 4 different dermatologists since the age of 13 and hadminimal success with her treatments.  After going away to college, she thought her skin just may get better as she entered adulthood,unfortunately, the opposite occurred and she developed severe hormonal cystic acne, so detrimental, it affected her daily life and she soonwas not going out to functions to avoid "being seen" and slipping into a bit of a depression. Being a RN in the city, I had heard wonderful things about Dr Hui, so when she washome from college, we booked apt asap. fast forward........almost 6 months later, after specific medications, special topical treatments and laser treatments, my daughter's skin looks AMAZING and she is so happy!  No longer hiding behind mounds of makeup or in her room to avoid the public.  I recommend Dr Hui on many levels.  Not only does she have a wonderful bedside manner, she is an excellent clinician.  We can't thank herenough for her amazing care.  OH, and added bonus, Dr Hui's Medical assistant, Euridice is absolutely wonderful.  She made me and mydaughter feel so comfortable and her warmth and kindness was/is so appreciated and she is extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful. We feel so fortunate to have found them both. Utmost highest recommendations to this team! More

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Review from A.N.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Dec 20, 2015

I've been seeing Dr Welsh for 11 years now. Many tell me I have beautiful skin. I tell them genetics and Dr Welsh is my secret! Love her and the staff! More

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Review from C.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 08, 2015

Several of my friends had suggested going to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology so I decided to give them a call. I spoke with Johanan who was able to make my tricky schedule work and even remembered speaking to me on the phone when I came in (it seems like a pretty busy place, so I was pleasantly surprised by that). I became a patient of Dr. Hui several months ago and am so glad I made the choice to get treatment for my skin with her! Dr. Hui was gracious, understanding and answered all of my many questions. My most recent visit was to remove a few moles and to correct dark circles under my eyes. Dr. Hui did outstanding work removing a flesh tone mole on the bridge of my nose and had bothered me since childhood. She walked me through the various stages of the healing process so I knew exactly what to expect. I am very happy with the beautiful results! I would highly recommend both Dr Hui and Dr. Welsh (who I had met once when I tagged along to a friend's appointment). Both are amazing women that take the time to get to know their patients. At the end of my visit I had a little redness from my treatment and was introduced to Natalie at the makeup counter. She was very nice and knowledgeable, and in just a few minutes had fixed me up and you could barely tell that I had done anything to my face (except for the little bandage on my nose). It really feels like a place filled with people you could be friends with, everyone was warm and welcoming.  I would highly recommend Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology to anyone! More

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Review from A.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 10, 2015

I started to see Dra. Andrea Hui in the end of May (2015), because I had the most crazy acne during the whole semester, due to stress, and as I am not from United States it took me a while until I get to the clinic. I had some facials done in other places along the semester, but they weren't helpful at all, the acne just kept getting worst. When I finally got to see Dra. Hui was when everything started to change, she is an amazing person and really understands what your skin needs. As I am very anxious I firstly scheduled a consult to know more about the Fraxel laser, but she told me how we first needed to control the acne before treating the scars. The process is not easy and it can get very bad until it starts to get better, but you have to trust Dra. Hui and her assistant, Euridice because it is all part of the process. There is no shortcuts and you have to follow the routine and commit to the treatment, and they are the best people to help you get through it, not only because of their knowledge but because they are also very caring people. The first three months were the hardest for me, but from the fourth to the fifth things started to get really good, the breakouts were almost non-existent, and my skin texture was completely changed. I had a lot of redness from inflammation so before doing the Fraxel we did a couple of V Beam laser sections, and they were amazing, after the first one I didn't see a huge change, but after the second and the third I was very impressed. For me the worst part of having acne is that it makes you feel very bad to be in your own skin, and how the coverage that makeup gives still doesn't actually help to make you feel better. And I really like how Dra. Hui understands that, I really recommend her, she is very correct and professional, so you can trust her completely, she knows the steps and the right moment to do the different treatments that your skin might need. Some tips I would give is to schedule your consult in a day and time you will probably leave the clinic and go home, it is easier to do the procedures in days you don't need to be anywhere afterwards.  And mostly if you have problems with acne get it treated with a great professional such as Dra. Hui and her staff, because there are so many products and false promises out there, and to have the guidance of someone who actually knows what she is doing is the only way to have real and lasting improvement. More

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Review from A.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 26, 2015

Dr. Welsh is an exceptional dermatologist.  She will go the extra mile and think out of the box to help with stubborn and complicated skin problems.  Apparently she does a lot of beauty treatments but don't let this fool you.  She is exceptionally well-trained.  She is a board certified internist as well as a dermatologist.  I have several skin conditions and they complicate each other.  I saw other dermatologists  at Stanford and other Bay Area locations who over at least a one year period (more like 2 years) did not help me get my condition under control at all.  I was suffering to the point of wondering if life was worthwhile. I did see Dr. Anhalt in Los Altos and he did figure things out and try some off label treatments which got me halfway under control.  Dr. Welsh knowing I had been struggling with this condition for a few years and the quality of my life was so low was not afraid to prescribe Accutane which basically gave me my life back.  Don't get me wrong she of course knows there is risk associated with this drug like all drugs. We did try a few other things including doing laser first before using the Accutane at a lower dose than usual. My problems were not small and the decision was not light and I have never looked back.  I did laser with her in San Francisco because she had the particular equipment I heard would work best for my particular condition.  Kathleen Welsh MD  uses V Beam for rosacea!  I had been wanting to try Accutane and laser both for rosacea and it was pretty much a miracle so I would recommend it for rosacea.I have had laser hair removal in her office as well.  Yvonne is extremely professional and caring and I would highly recommend her as well. More

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Review from S.J.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Sep 20, 2015

I have been going to see Dr Welch for 13 years ,she is an artist when it comes to treatments .I always get compliments on my skin .I have Dr Welch and her lovely staff to thank . More

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Review from J.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 13, 2015

This review is for Roxanne Krempa and Bay Area Body Contouring.  Roxanne is incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of body shaping, CoolSculpting, Vanquish and Ultratone.  She has been treating me with Ultratone and Vanquish for the past couple of months and I can really see the difference in my shape.  Roxanne can do a quick assessment; definitely take her advice on which procedures are good for your body.  She has tried them all!. More

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Review from A.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 12, 2015

I have been a client with Dr. Welsh for years. She is quite simply a genius and has attended some of the best universities in the country including Harvard and Stanford.Dr. Welsh is extremely skilled and has the eye of an artist when it comes to seeing what one needs to appear more attractive. I have noticed that her staff always becomes prettier and prettier the longer they have been with her, and this is because they get a lot of treatments.If you care about your face, you won't think twice about the price. Dr. Welsh is worth every penny. More

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Review from V.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Aug 25, 2015

No Lemon Lips for Me - San Francisco, CA - Dr Kathleen Welsh; she is the best! More

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Review from J.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 07, 2015

While afternoon time slots can be a pickle, the team really do try to make up for any delays. Huge thanks to Katie for making me look less like a bear over the years! I do love this place and the whole team, they make me feel more confident every time I leave. More

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Review from E.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 06, 2015

I've never had any acne issues until about a year ago when i started breaking out. I went to Kaiser and different dermatologists and no treatment regimen seem to work. I was so depressed and desperate for a solution to my troubling problem, then i stumbled upon Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology through their glowing yelp reviews.  I started seeing Dr. Hui since May 2015. She is clearly very knowledgeable and knows how to share that in a nice & gentle way. I didn't feel rushed, she takes her time to teach you and let you know what's realistically possible based on a variety of factors. It is rare in this day and age to find competent care, let alone a doctor that takes that extra time to assure you and explain things to you. I am really happy with the results/improvement and have received many nice comments since. I wanted to share my story to recommend with extreme gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Hui and her staff (Maybel and Euridice). I look forward to my next treatment and doubt that I would trust anyone else to do such a good job on my skin. Truly remarkable and exceptional. PS. This is my first Yelp review ever and Dr. Hui deserves it =D More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 19, 2015

This review is for Dr Andrea Hui.In one word she is the best and her hand is a masterpiece. I had a really bad experience with  a butcher from Marin and she totally fixed my bad restylane work like a PRO. She got my trust after 5 minutes of the procedure. The results were immediate without pain and bruises. She always come with a big smile, listens and takes her time with me. I never feel any pressure to get or to buy any treatment. I totally recommend Dr Hui million times. I will always visit her for any skin. More

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Review from L.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 14, 2015

I love what Dr. Welsh and Dr. Hui have done to my skin. They helped me find confidence and happiness again. I have been doing treatments for about two years including injections, ulthera, clear and brilliant and hydra facials. Never disappointed!!! I also see Mary - she is the best with treatments and helpful advice!! Strongly recommend. More

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Review from K.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 11, 2015

I love this place and the work they do!  I opted for a fraxel treatment when considering major work, including plastic surgery.  Dr. Hui performed the treatment and I am so happy with the results that I believe it was a much better alternative to surgery.  The skin on my face and neck looks at least 10 years younger; all the dark spots, little moles, fine lines and leathery red skin are gone and now I am able to skip foundation and still look great. And without the down time and pain associated with surgery.   It's given me a renewed confidence though my biggest surprise was the softening of the nasolabial fold lines.  I have slightly chubby cheeks so have always had those lines but they've almost disappeared.  It was virtually painless and what with the fabulous staff, it really was a fun experience.  I highly recommend considering this procedure when thinking of ways to maintain one's appearance and the folks at this office are the best!. More

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Review from K.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 27, 2015

My wife has seen Dr. Hui a few times and each time she comes home she is thrilled with the results and the service that Dr. Hui and her staff provide.  Dr. Hui is attentive, friendly, and professional. My wife is hooked, she has already recommended Dr. Hui to several of her friends. More

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Review from C.E.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 24, 2015

What more can I say other than I implicitly trust my face to Dr. Welsh who is an absolute master of her profession. More

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Review from B.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 18, 2015

First, I saw Dr. Hui about my acne. Homerun. I suffered from crazy acne my whole life because I have polycystic ovary syndrome. I'm a skincare therapist, and trust me I've tried pretty much everything to clear my acne. But it was literally so stubborn that I gave up. when it did start to clear up, I was able for the first time to imagine my skin break out free, you could say I was a little more than impressed. Because of Dr. Hui, my acne is cleared. Whoo hoo!I just wanted to update my review to talk about my last appointment, which was filler by Dr. Hui- Restylane Silk to be exact. DANG! I'm half Sicilian and part Cherokee Indian. One of the dominating hereditary traits in my Sicilian side is the dark, saggy, under eye area. On the Native American side, high cheekbones angle no way that kind of Pinterest things at the center of my face. It basically causes most people on the Indian side of my family to have deep lines on either side of our nose and mouth. Have literally had these lines and saggies since I was a little girl. If I can find a picture of seven-year-old saggy eyed me I will post it! But I always just dealt with it. It's life. We are who we are, eat some Cheerios and deal with it. But oh wait, enter Dr. Hui!As you can see from my photos a little bit of help goes a VERRRY long way. She expertly filled the portion that was sallow, results are awesome. She is the best! I went to another doctor in the city for some under eye filling,  and he literally said that it's too risky, lumps are too much of a risk, and that he didn't want to be responsible for messing up my eyes. After that I was pretty scared to hit of anyone else for filler. Casually chatting about it, because Dr. Hui and I chat about pretty much everything, she was genuinely upset when I mentioned I was told there's nothing that can be done to help the saggyness. She asked for a chance to show me differently, and since I trust her and had nothing but pretty much perfect results up into this point, I said why not let's go for it. If it gets messed up and lumpy like that first doctor suggested I have a lot of Cheerios at home to drown my sorrows in. Well, it's been made abundantly clear to me that all dermatologists are not created equally and that if you think an expert is expensive, you'll probably change your mind when you consult an amateur. She's the real deal you guys. I honestly think she might be the best. The lighting in the room in my before pictures are a little yellow but there is NO editing or filters on either of the photos. Great job Dr. Hui! Please don't ever, EVER move away! More

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Review from P.F.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 11, 2015

I have had occasion to be treated by both Dr Welsh and Dr Hui ............. these two physicians are wonderful in  all respects..... and their busy  staff goes beyond the call every time.Most recently I had a treatment with Dr Hui........  called V derm and is a Laser treatment . Dr Andrea Hui  was  simply teriffic  to say  the least. explained  the procedure which is painless and simple  yet the results   were amazing  and  beyond my expectation. what can I say about Dr Hui  .......  she is  5 star all the way. More

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Review from B.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2015

Older Man Who Has Had over 50 Skin Cancers - Brooklyn, NY - I've known Dr Hui for over 5 years now from the first time I met her I knew she was very special. I've seen her in every aspect as a dermatologist/ Mohs surgeon and now the last few years using Fraxel. If you are looking for a dermatologist who will do the very best for you with the most modern technology then you have to make an appointment with my Doctor Andrea Hui. More

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Review from A.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 12, 2015

Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology has a very important asset and that's Dr. Hui!For almost a decade, I have suffered from terrible cystic acne that covered my cheeks, temples and jawline. Worse than the acne was the scarring that was left behind. The more years that went by, the more layers of make up went on.However, the day that I realized I had put on three shades of foundation just to look like me, I knew it was time to see a dermatologist. Lucky for me, I found the right one. When I met Dr. Hui, my skin was truly at its lowest point. Furthermore, I was really nervous for someone to actually see me without make up. Dr. Hui was amazing. She talked to me about my skincare routine at the time (which was pretty much nonexistent), the type of acne I had, and the various routes we could take to tackle it. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of detail and the amount of time she devoted to working with me. Judging from the appearance and location of the acne, she was quick to diagnose me as having hormonal acne and started me on the mildest prescriptions. What really impressed me was that Dr. Hui took the time to put together a typed "acne treatment plan" which spelled out my new skincare routine from beginning to end, clearly defining how to use each product (prescription and non prescription) correctly and in the proper sequence. We went over it together to make sure I was clear on the instructions. As someone with little exposure to any skincare routine at the time, this paper was one of the best tools I could have been given. I followed every last detail of her treatment plan. Month one..my acne was still there. Month three... it was GONE. The improvement was drastic. Not only had my acne completely subsided but the scarring had greatly diminished. Now, months later, I can happily say that I rarely wear any make up and I have Dr. Hui to thank for that! She is patient, professional and deeply committed to making her patients look and feel more confident in their skin. I truly cannot recommend her enough... she is wonderful doctor! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 03, 2015

Great Results with Botox for the 11s - San Francisco, CA - I went in to see Dr. Hui for a skincare consultation and light botox for the 11s. I found Dr Hui to be very warm, knowledgable and professional. She is a highly skilled injector and I am more than happy with my results. During the consultation, she also took the time to create a skin regimen for me to help with some of my hyper pigmentation issues. I haven't been able to purchase all of the products yet but the ones I have are already making a difference, and I can wait to try the rest. I highly recommend Dr. Hui for all of your skincare needs. More

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Review from L.B.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Apr 03, 2015

Love her and her staff. Obviously. I live in L A, and she's my dermatologist! She's the only one I trust with my face. More

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Review from L.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 03, 2015

I recently went to see Dr Andrea Hui in order to get two prominent blue veins removed  by laser treatment from underneath my eyes.  I was not looking forward to having the protective metal eye shields inserted but Dr Hui was so gentle I was in no discomfort whatsoever. The blue vein was removed by just a couple of short snaps from the laser and the results look fantastic. I was so impressed by Dr Hui's competence and skill that I went back to have a filler (Belotero) to improve the hollows underneath my eyes. I had the procedure done yesterday and it has taken years off my appearance and looks totally natural. Once again Dr Hui was extremely gentle and I had no bruising whatsoever on my fair skin. More

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Review from A.B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 30, 2015

Belotero Treatment with Blunt-tipped Cannula - San Francisco, CA - My experience with Dr. Hui was wonderful and very pleasant. She treated around my eyes with Belotero using the blunt-tipped cannula to minimize bruising and to create a much more natural result. The eyes are very difficult to treat because there is little room for error; also I have a condition which causes me to bruise much more easily, so being treated with the cannula was very important. My... More

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Review from N.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 20, 2015

Bay Area Body Contouring is fantastic. They have an attentive, courteous team of skin angels that can help you change the way you look and feel! Roxanne is an expert treatment specialist. I know because I have been returning to her for over 5 years for all my skin and body needs. I am constantly getting complements and I owe it all to Bay Area Body Contouring. Confidence is priceless. Thank you Bay Area Body Contouring and Roxanne for your dedication to making me look my best! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 14, 2015

Skeptical, Scared and Now Psyched. San Francisco, CA - Dr. Hui is friendly, enthusiastic and professional. She has a light about her. She truly enjoys making you feel better about yourself. Mable, her assistant, is also delightful. More

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Review from C.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 13, 2015

I've been a patient of Dr. Welsh's for years now.  She is INCREDIBLE at what she does.  I simply adore her.  With a bit of apprehension I decided to see Dr. Hui in Kathleen's absence.  What needless worry.  She is as gifted, friendly and professional as Kathleen.  I am always worried filler will change my looks.  I fear the dreaded "duck lip" in particular.  For that reason, and because I HATE needles, I rarely do it.  Andrea is AMAZING!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the result. Love it.  It's a dream for a thin lipped girl like me.  Natural, kissable pillows!!!  AND! the kicker is she figured out a trick to take literally all the discomfort out of it.  I'm am so pleased and should have know Kathleen would only work with the best. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 10, 2015

23 Year Old with a Random Acne Breakout - San Francisco, CA - Ever since I've met with Dr. Andrea Hui, my skin has improved immensely. She gives me easy step-by-step instructions for my skincare and any medications she prescribes. She also customizes my medications and skincare based on my budget. For someone who has never seen a derm doc before, I now feel like I can't live without one! More

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Review from K.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 08, 2015

I've always had a good experience here. The staff are super responsive to emails, and they are also quite friendly. Very well-run practice here--my appointments have always been on time or a little early. I've mainly worked with Roxanne Krempa and she is absolutely lovely--very kind, helpful, and honest about what treatments she feels would best serve your aesthetic goals. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 04, 2015

Dr. Hui is Truly Amazing! - Brooklyn, NY - Dr. Hui is by far the best cosmetic doctor I have ever been to. Aside from being so lovely and personable, her talent cannot be understated. She gave me a botox injection in my forehead and juvaderm filler to build volume in my cheeks and temples, as well as my lips. The end result was beautiful and natural. During my visits Dr. Hui creates a very pleasant and calm (and never rushed)... More

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Review from C.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 03, 2015

Dr. Hui is a miracle worker! I came in with cystic hormonal acne, and with a combination of oral and topical treatments my skin has completely cleared up in 3 short months. She is fast to respond to any concerns I throw her way, be it via email, phone, or in person. My results are worth the time and money, and I will continue to see Dr. Hui for all of my future dermatology needs! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 02, 2015

Hormonal Acne Treatment - San Francisco, CA - Dr. Hui is a miracle worker! I came in with cystic hormonal acne, and with a combination of oral and topical treatments my skin has completely cleared up in 3 short months. She is fast to respond to any concerns I throw her way, be it via email, phone, or in person. My results are worth the time and money, and I will continue to see Dr. Hui for all of my future dermatology needs! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 02, 2015

Innovative Keloid Scar Treatment - San Francisco, CA - Dr. Hui was very pleasant and professional from the first time I met her. The procedure and situation was very delicate but she put me at ease throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend Dr. Hui. More

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Review from L.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 27, 2015

Turning 50 Rejuvenation!! San Francisco, CA - I saw Dr. Hui for Fillers and Botox for my 50th birthday! The results are amazing!! She is extremely skilled and really takes the time to understand your concerns so she can achieve the best results. During the procedure Dr. Hui would show me the instant results. I felt comfortable the entire time and completely trust her expertise. I would highly recommend Dr. Hui!! More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 14, 2015

Beautiful Results - Bay Area, CA - I highly recommend Dr. Andrea M. Hui, a board-certified Dermatologist, who is a member of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.I have seen Dr. Hui two times for Restylane and Botox treatments, and I am very satisfied with her work. Dr. Hui has studied art, and she is a concert pianist: her artistic background is reflected in her dermatology practice. She is a perfectionist with artistic sensitivity.... More

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Review from A.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 08, 2015

35 Year Old Suffering from Acne for 17 Years!!! Complete Success! - Brooklyn, NY - Dr. Andrea Hui is a an amazing doctor! I have been suffering from adult acne since 18 year old. Weeks after starting treatment with Dr. Hui I had noticeable results and now my skin is clear and healthy looking. Dr. Hui is very professional and caring practitioner. I always recommend her to all my friends. I am so grateful! More

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Review from E.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 06, 2015

This review is for Dr. Hui. Dr. Hui has helped me with my adult acne that I have not been able to get rid of for YEARS. I've tried just about everything (seriously) and was going to give up when Dr. Hui put me on an Accutane plan. My skin has never been so clear! I'm three months in and have even been asked by strangers what I do to keep my skin looking so healthy. :) Thanks, Dr. Hui! More

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Review from R.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Feb 02, 2015

Acne Treatment Success! - San Francisco, CA - Dr. Hui is very professional and has excellent bedside manner. More

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Review from M.E.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 31, 2015

I have been going to Dr welsh for years and love her practice. This week I was saw Dr. Hui and also had a photo facial with Mary.  The treatment I received was amazing. Both were incredibly kind, professional, and amazing at their jobs. I couldn't recommend them more! They also really took their time. More

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Review from R.Y.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 31, 2015

Prior to coming here, I have been suffering from severe adult acne (cysts and nodules and all that gross stuff ALL over my face). Dr. Hui has been extremely patient and thorough with treating me, and after just three months I am seeing wonderful results. Thanks to my new skincare routine and a series of laser treatment for scars, I now have just a little bit of mild acne left. I remain hopeful as things are improving fast. If it weren't for Dr. Hui, I would have definitely gotten on Accutane, and I'm glad she insisted that we avoid it and give her treatment a go. All the ladies who work here are so lovely and very approachable as well. The price is well worth the service and products you receive. If you want beautiful clear skin, definitely book an appointment with Dr. Andrea Hui. More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 28, 2015

Got the BEST Results Ever with Restylane Silk - San Francisco, CA - So, I came across Dr. Hui and decided to try a different doctor to fill my lips this time. Dr. Hui did an AMAZING job with Restylane Silk, and I had almost no swelling (she gave me prednisone). I have always swelled up like a balloon after a filler procedure, and have to stay home for a couple days. But today, I was able to make it to my night class, so it's unreal how much little downtime I needed. I will still go back to Dr. Hui just because her artistic eye is really, really on point. She also has an aesthetic consultant (forget her name :/) during the procedure–almost like a second opinion (I've never seen that before..other doctors just put it wherever they felt like at the time). Normally, I'm OCD when it comes to my appearance, and other doctors have left me somewhat unsatisfied during post-op (which makes me go back and re-fill another area...). Every person is different, so even though I might not have swollen, doesn't mean that the product will work the same for everyone. But just thought I'd give credit when it's due. More

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Review from S.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 14, 2015

Dr. Andrea Hui, partner of Dr. Kathleen Welsh, is a fabulous addition to this practice. Dr. Hui is experienced, professional, technically very skilled and provides thoughtful insights to any procedure she recommends.  She was also very willing to evaluate a skin condition that I had on my legs and recommended that I try wearing support hose.  No other doctor had provided me with any treatment options and the good news is that the support hose have helped decrease the ugly brown spots on my legs!!I highly recommend Dr. Hui.....she knows what she's doing!! More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Jan 02, 2015

Years Taken off a 66 Year Olds Hands - Brooklyn, NY - Dr. Hui is a skilled Dermatologist who has a great eye for improving ones natural features.She used several different fillers in my face and then suggested we do my hands. At first I was not sure but after she finished my hands I was thrilled. I am delighted with the results and would recommend this to anyone. More

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Review from S.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 27, 2014

Rosacea Remedied! San Francisco, CA - I googled SF Dermatology and thank goodness I found Dr. Hui. She fixed me right up and basically changed my life. She is incredibly intelligent, knowledgeable, comforting, and skilled and I totally recommend Dr. Hui for any dermatology needs you have. More

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Review from D.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Dec 18, 2014

58 Year Old Woman with Aging Skin (Fines Lines and Wrinkles) Great Experience with Dermatologist Andrea Hui. Brooklyn, NY - As I mentioned in my review (also pasted below) Dr Andrea Hui is a wonderful dermatologist because of her skill, compassion, knowledge of the face and body. Like me, I know for a fact her patients get their desired results. This is the reason I gave Dr Andrea Hui the well deserved best rating in all categories.Review:I am a 58 year old woman and my skin was proof of that before I met Dr Andrea Hui. I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to write one for Dr. Hui, a wonderful dermatologist. I met Dr. Hui during her residency at Downstate and followed her into her practice. She spends the majority of her time in San Francisco but when she comes back to NYC I book an appointment. Why would I when I have access to all the NYC dermatologists? It's because she is that good; I trust her because she cares about her patients. She is compassionate, kind, and listens to me and what I am looking to accomplish. She is able to translate the desire into the result. I find it so important to have a comfortable relationship with any doctor and listening is always key. Dr Hui approaches her work like the artist she is so she understands the anatomy and how to use botox, fillers, and lasers to get the best results. I am proof of that! Take the leap! I believe like me you will be so happy with the results. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 29, 2014

An Outstanding Experience ....5 Star ! San Francisco, CA - I had occasion to become a patient Of Dr Andrea Hui and I have to say that it was a great all around experience. I initially was to have a full skin check up as I've had quite a bit of sun exposure in the last couple of years ,I also made inquiry as to some capillaries that had appeared on parts of my face...After discussing the cause options I went with Dr Hui's recommendation. WOW! ... More

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Review from B.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 27, 2014

This Woman Knows Her Stuff. San Francisco, CA - I suffer from PCOS and had honestly given up on hopes of seeing myself with clear skin.Thank God for my chance run in with Andrea. Her confidence that she cooked absolutely turn my skin around intrigued me, and I am so blessed to say that I have her a shot. Seriously. I don't know why it was the other doctors, dermatologists and medical aestheticians were not able to give me a regiment that... More

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Review from B.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 24, 2014

I saw Dr. Andrea Hui at Dr Walsh's practice. She is thoroughly professional, has a great way with patients and it able to explain things clearly and concisely. Most importantly, she is able to get great outcomes. After her treatment, I saw better than expected results; my 2 issues went away completely. I would highly recommend her. Dr Hui spent plenty of time with me, I never felt rushed and she was diligent in her follow-up as well as her responsiveness to my enquiries. I would strongly recommend her. More

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Review from M.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 19, 2014

Clean Up for Legs - Brooklyn, NY - Dr. Andrea Hui is a an awesome practitioner! I trust her completely. She is ethical and extremely skilled--she even teaches other doctors how to improve their technique. She also makes each patient feel like they are her only concern. She is able to see her patients on time, and she never makes a patient feel rushed. If I could give her more than 5 stars, I would! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 06, 2014

Female WithParry Romberg Syndrome - Brooklyn, NY - Dr. Hui was extremely kind and patient with me and my specific needs. She is not only a doctor but also an artist in her field. She worked with me to give me the look i was expecting with very minimal pain. Her focus on making this experience as comfortable as possible has definitely convinced me to continue treatments with her. More

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Review from J.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 29, 2014

SCC Success Removal! AMAZING WORK - San Francisco, CA - Dr. Hui is very professional but personable at the same time and that was refreshing! I look forward to working with her in the future and managing my skincare needs! More

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Review from B.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 26, 2014

Disabled Veteran Who Needed Laser Surgitron - Brooklyn, NY - Dr Andrea Hui has been my doctor for almost 5 years in my mind there is no better then Andrea. Great doctor, great Surgeon and great teacher. She uses all the most modern technologies whenever she can, i am very comfortable with Dr Hui as my Doctor. If you are in need of a dermatologist or a Mohs surgeon I highly recommend Dr Andrea Hui. More

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Review from P.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Oct 20, 2014

Facial Tune-up - San Francisco, CA - I do a lot of TV interviews for work, and as I get to my late 30's have noticed wrinkles, redness and age-spots starting to appear. Dr Hui is incredibly professional with a great bedside manner. She diagnosed my rosacea, and carefully performed botox treatment and VBeam to remove burst blood vessels. A week later she followed-up with some finishing touches. I am thrilled with the results and... More

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Review from D.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 02, 2014

Excellent cosmetics dermatologist!  She runs an efficient office, the staff is very friendly, the other technicians and nurses are thoughtful and helpful in their advice, and best of all, Dr. Welsh is really skilled at helping you decide what is best procedure to improve the look of your skin. There are so many to choose from and it is daunting to try and evaluate yourself.  Also, she gave me excellent recommendations for plastic surgeons and for cosmetic permanent make up specialist.  Lastly, when I came for a consultation, my first appointment, which you do pay for, but she also gave me a short,, but complimentary  laser treatment .  She said, "I want you to go home feeling like a little something was accomplished at this appointment. I was wowed!  And have been a regular client/patient ever since! More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 16, 2014

I heard about Dr. Welsh from some friends and also several of the stylists, a facialist and make- up artists at Joseph Cozza Salon.  One gentleman told me his client s skin had improved drastically over a year due to Dr. Welsh and the treatments she had received and regime followed.  (and you know how people in salons work closely on their clients)Dr. Welsh is expensive and should be with all of her education, lasers, etc.  I feel confident I am in great hands when I see her.  I was surprised. though, by the warmth she exudes and her brilliance!  She remembered seeing me at a high school performance...(maybe she thought that woman needs my help!)Am very grateful to have such a intelligent doctor and lovely staff! More

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Review from F.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 04, 2014

Dr. Welsh is wonderful. Worth every penny...and I save them for her! Over the last four years or so, I have found her to be skilled, trustworthy and efficient. Bonus, she is also personable and genuine. She cares and it shows...in my face :) More

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Review from S.A.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Apr 02, 2014

I've been going to Dr. Welsh since she was at Kaiser. Her staff are THE BEST! Kathy always tells you like it is and I never felt like I was being suckered into buying any unnecessary treatments(Also, very good at make up!) More

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Review from Z.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 14, 2014

There's an old Burmese saying "even Lord can't make everyone happy," But Dr. Welsh makes me beyond happy.. Period! I had been to a couple of dermatologists (including Kaiser) for my certain skin condition and they had no clue what to do with it.  But gladly I discovered Dr. Welsh's office ..  she did carefully researched and kept in touch with me and discussed about what she finding was to help me resolved the issue. She treated me with her motherly touch.  Never thank enough to her help me to gain my confidence back. I will be fair and realistic on my review about her office .. Yes! sometime, not always,  I have to wait a bit longer to see her ( that's pretty standard for Most offices base on my experience ) But she is so worth to wait.. I highly recommend to anyone  and everyone who wants their confidents back or wanna be prettier. She is Amazing, she and *Her Office* deserve more then 5 stars. More

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Review from D.Z.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 11, 2014

This review is very long overdue.  I have been a patient of Dr. Welsh and her lovely staff for the past year, and with every visit I have arrived and left Dr. Welsh's office feeling 100% satisfied with the services provided. Upon arrival, the women behind the front desk have made me feel welcome every time with genuinely warm greetings and smiles. Checking in is both personable and easy. Further, beyond the comfort of the waiting room, I have never waited long for my scheduled appointment. Whether my appointment is with Dr. Welsh, Jane, Megan or one of the other attentive nurses or estheticians, I always feel as though I am the only patient being seen that whole day. I have never felt rushed nor have I ever left Dr. Welsh's office with questions of concern unanswered. Rather, every concern expressed is always discussed in length until clarity and an understanding is provided. Furthermore, it is very apparent that Dr. Welsh and her staff love what they do. Not only is Dr. Welsh and her staff kind and personable in their care and services, but talented and thorough as well. Without any reservations, I recommend Dr. Welsh and her incredible staff. More

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Review from S.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 08, 2014

I have been in to see Dr. Welsh three times and been thrilled each time with the result and/or prescription. I have been to other dermatologists and these ladies "get it" better than most. The first time I went in to inquire about how to improve the look of my aging skin and they started me on retnoids-which have been a game-changer.  Women in their 30s and 40s shouldn't have to battle acne and wrinkles at the same time!  I have been using them for three years now and could not be happier with the result.  I went back in to have a light peel done to try and remove some melasma on my forehead and chin from years of sun abuse (I now wear sunscreen religiously, but had a misspent youth in tanning beds...).  I also received some other in office treatments that did not disappoint.  Dr. Welsh saw me for two of those appointments and her very capable staff saw to my needs the third time. I plan to make an appointment to return to see Dr. Welsh and her friendly and competent staff as I prepare for my upcoming wedding this summer to make sure I look my best. Reasonable pricing for this area and realistic results are what I expect and what these ladies have delivered each time I have been in. Highly recommend!!! More

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Review from S.B.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Dec 16, 2013

The best . I started out with a face full of freckles and down turned mouth. I now have porcelain complexion and a sweet smile. Thank you . More

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Review from P.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 05, 2013

I read all the reviews, negative and otherwise, but I have been seeing Dr. Welsh for 12  years, and if I go in the morning to avoid the wait, my experience is fabulous!She is kind, gentle, and has always been wonderful with me. She is gifted, as others have said, and I look 10 years younger than my age (54), due to her. Especially if I get enough sleep and exercise, then I can look 15 years younger! I've done the botox, filler, and now will do Pelleve. She is really amazing, and has always worked on me personally, with care and thoughtfulness. She always asks how I am doing, and really wants to know. She is just the best. I love her, and I'm sorry for others who had  bad experience, but that sounds more like the office staff, and not her, although I have had only the best experience, also, with the office staff.She is my number one top dermatologist! More

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Review from T.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 10, 2013

I started coming here last April to get v-beam on my face for rosacea and redness. I was looking for a place that could do it in the south bay but could not find any places that could do it or that I would want to go to. When I called to make an appointment the girl at the front desk was very helpful and explained to me what it was and pricing. She said she had done it as well. She told me exactly where to park and where the office was... very helpful if you are not from the city. When I came in to my first appointment Dr Welsh came into the room took a look at my face and gave me some recommendations and said the v-beam was an excellent  option for me. Yvonne was the nurse who performed the laser on me and she is great and  explains everything and answers all my questions. I could not be happier with my results and will keep going to her office and Yvonne  even though its in the city and I am in the south bay. I finally found something that works after spending tons of money on things that  have not worked and will always trust their opinion. Reading reviews people have  complained that her office has long wait times and a crowded waiting room but i have never dealt with anything than the average wait time when you go to a doctor, dentist, etc.. I would be more concerned if there wasnt anyone there. More

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Review from A.E.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 05, 2013

In the past I have been to at least 20 dermatologists regarding my severe Eczema. Dr. Welsh save my life and gave me a new beginning. I was referred by a friend and I thought why not. I have tried everything. She took one look at me and couldn't believe I had suffer so badly all these years. I am now Eczema free. I owe her everything. She is the only doctor who didn't rush me when I explain what has been happening over the course of 10 years. She was extremely attentive and said, there is no reason why you should be dealing with this. I continue to see her as she has also advised me on how I can continue to have healthy skin. I am turning the big 60 and people can not believe it. Her staff is also exceptional. Very caring and friendly and no attitude! More

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Review from S.E.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Aug 28, 2013

Dr Welsh is the best dermatologist in the nation! She's an amazing person, friend and doctor! Always honest. My whole family sees her, and I fly back from NYC to see her! Two thumbs up! More

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Review from M.G.  |  Source: Facebook  |  Aug 28, 2013

She's the best! She has great bed-side manner and knows skin. Her staff rocks! More

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Review from R.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 09, 2013

i have been seeing dr. welsh since 2002. i am nearly 51 years old and am told, even by people who know my age very well, that i look about 35-38. what else needs to be said?  dr. welsh and her staff are caring and capable women, and dr. welsh herself is quite gifted...i've never been disappointed or felt that i wasn't getting terrific and appropriate treatment. she makes very helpful suggestions and will keep you up-to-date on the latest technologies. and products.the staff has been consistently friendly and fun, and there is a very small turnover, always a good sign. i honestly enjoy visiting the office and who ever says that about their doctor?a tip: book your appt early in the AM...dr. welsh is, understandably, enormously popular and the office can get crowded, but first appt of the day is golden!another tip: ask about "eye crack," you'll be happy you did! More

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Review from C.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 04, 2013

She probably doesn't need any more patients ( I have had a few long waits when I felt she was over-booked) but she never seems rushed or  careless and her work is flawless. I never have had the feeling that I was being "sold" and  every procedure seems professional and practiced. You can trust the talents of Dr Welsh and her staff. More

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Review from R.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 06, 2012

When I was refered to Dr. Welsh  by another five star Doctor who excels in reconstructive surgery, I had no doubt Dr. Welsh would be the best.  She practices with the utmost integrity, will refer if the patient wants more unnatural or unnecessary work done. Professionally,  educated at the most prestigious University's, Dr. Welsh   upholds her values.  Dr. Welsh is excellent, very sensitive, and will spend as much time as you need to discuss any procedure, fears and your personal goals.  I am very youthful, healthy, natural, happy. I am 60 yrs. old my kids tell me I am the prettiest Mom.  Thank you Dr. Welsh, also Dr. Welsh has had the same trained staff since I have been going to see her 8 years ago.  Dr. Welsh upholds the highest standard,I trust her and myself and my family will never go anywhere else for skin care, make-up, and new questions More

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Review from L.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 11, 2012

Dr. Welsh is a magician!  I have been going to her since January of 2012  and everything she has done has made a big difference in how I look.  Friends that have not seen me for months tell me that I look amazing.  I trust her emphatically  and for me that is a very big statement.  She is meticulous in her treatment, she always has me come back to make sure the treatment is perfect.  I trust whatever she recommends because of the results I see.  I recommend her to anyone without reservation! More

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Review from K.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 06, 2012

I was flying to Beverly Hills to get my injections, until I met and heard about Dr.Welsh. The reason I spend money to fly in get a hotel room for one night in San Francisco is because she is so worth it. I have been to other derm's that just put the injections any where just to make you happy.  Dr. Welsh as an eye for  your individual face and what would look best on you. I highly recommend Dr.Welsh because she truly cares about you instead of just being another patient. More

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Review from A.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 13, 2012

Let's be honest ladies - skin is tricky. Skin is finicky. Find what works for you and stick with it. For me, that's Dr. Welsh.Why she's great:Fabulous credentials.Great bedside manner.Tells it straight - yes those wrinkles are noticeable.Tries all the products and treatments on herself and staff before purchasing for the office.Is recommended by countless doctors.Look at the skin of the ladies that work in her office and try not to be cat clawingly jealous.Has a great eye for injectables.Worked wonders on my server Acne caused during pregnancy.Now let's address some of the rants of people who gave Dr. Welsh 1-StarLong Wait Times: Do you really want a doctor who runs onetime? Seriously, that means that they give you 5 minutes of time and no more. What if you have questions? What if you have a mole that looks suspicious and she wants to take a biopsy? Good doctor take as long as necessary with their patients, so I am willing to wait my turn to get my time with the best skin doctor in SF.Selling Products: Dr. Welsh sells only the best products on the market. She isn't trying to up-sell you, trust me. She makes plenty of money from her appointments. The products she sells work for MOST people. Sometimes the odd person has an atypical reaction - but thats not a reason to give Dr. Welsh 1 Star. Do you stop going to Walgreens when that new lotion gave you a rash? Nope - and I bet if you call the office and are nice they'll take it back and recommend something else. I'm sorry if you can buy things cheaper on Amazon - but isn't that the truth about everything? Dr. Welsh's office is a small business and I'm happy to give them my business, just like my local butcher and bookstore.Staff: Her staff are great. Friendly, knowledgable and very experienced. Try and see the same person each time and you can develop a nice friendship. I totally look forward to my appointments so I can happily chat with Kate. She's amazing with skin and saved me during my pregnancy. She does RIDICULOUS extractions and peels and made my skin look the best it could while I was in pregnancy acne hell.Price: You pay what you get for. She doesn't take insurance, but neither does the personal trainer or yoga studio. You want to do something good for yourself and your skink then spend the money on the top person in the city and call Dr. Welsh. More

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Review from L.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 29, 2012

Dr. Welsh is an excellent dermatologist, if you have a difficult issue with your skin or want a natural look that is not overdone, you should definitely see her. She is excellent with filler and botox She helped me by using filler to correct an issue caused by surgery. She listened attentively, was very supportive, spent a lot of time with me and was very conservative in her approach bc she wanted to make sure the results were perfect. Her staff are lovely, and they didn't try to sell me one thing, although, I did ask about their glowing skin and bought one product that is fabulous. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Welsh and her staff. More

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Review from C.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 04, 2012

Dr. Welsh is my go-to dermatologist, as well as my mother's. Totally would recommend her for injections of any sort or if you have some serious acne issues. She is honest and very knowledgeable, and didn't overcharge me in comparison to another well known dermatologist in the Peninsula for a basic procedure. I trust her entirely with my skin/face and would recommend her to anyone. My only negative feedback is wait times in her office can be quite lengthy, so make sure to over feed your meeter just in case! More

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Review from E.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 10, 2012

This is my first review ever written but the staff at Dr Welsh's was so wonderful that I had to write. I had a Blue Peel and Laser CO2 done around my mouth and was very nervous going into this as I had never really done anything much previously. I had been to the office only twice before but my friends had told me how great they all are. Dr Welsh and the nurses who performed the procedures were incredibly caring, professional, thoughtful and concerned about my wellbeing the entire time. This last week has been a challenge healing and not once during my many visits and follow up phone calls have they made me feel anything less than a valued and important patient. I hope the results of these procedures are as good as the experience I had with this office. I will certainly go to them for any further cosmetic work i have done. More

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Review from J.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 09, 2012

I came in with the worst cystic acne, blotchy skin and low self esteem. Dr welsh and staff were so amazing! my skin has been clear for the last 6-9 months! I am so happy and my confidence came back big time! yay! dr welsh is the best ! More

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Review from W.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 04, 2012

I was referred to Dr. Welsh by a group of clinical nurses who I used to work with.  I hadn't seen them in a few years, but when I bumped into them last year, I immediately noticed how LOVELY their skin looked - smooth, clear, etc. and somehow they looked at least a decade younger (we are all in our 40s)!  I complimented them and asked what their secret was - they referred me to Dr. Welsh and the rest is history.I saw Dr. Welsh before the holidays.  What impressed me the most about Dr. Welsh was that her face looked appropriate for her age (not someone who had plastic surgery).  Her face was REAL.  She has a friendly, gracious and professional demeanor.  She is clinically honest about her first impressions of your face, her diagnosis, and is conservative about her approach to treating skin disorders & aging skin e.g., let's try the mild form of this skin line for a month or so...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! More

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Review from V.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 24, 2011

I have been to Dr. Welsh approximately five times for rosacea treatments (V Beam laser) and a few precancerous spots on my face and decolletage over the past couple of years.  She did a great job and I found her to be very knowledgable and professional.  She does schedule patients in tightly, one does have to wait (it's usually about a half hour), and she doesn't take insurance (though they'll mail the form in for you), however, she is an excellent dermatologist so it's worth it to me.  On occasion, she has done a little extra for me and not charged me.I've been to several high-end dermatologists in Beverly Hills over the years including the Head of Dermatology at UCLA (before I moved to the Bay Area) and find Dr. Welsh to be an excellent dermatologist, friendly with no "attitude."  I am not a wealthy person (far from it), however, when it comes to my skin, I like the best.Though Dr. Welsh has informed me of the various treatments she has available for aging skin (I'm middle aged), she only did so because I asked and she hasn't "pushed" any treatments or products on me.  The products are expensive but they work great  (so my friend says) - just not in my budget at this point.I found her staff to be very friendly and efficient.  Someone commented that all her staff look "done," and I suppose one could take that viewpoint but they also have virtually flawless skin.  That's their choice but the Doctor doesn't push this "look" on her patients, however, if you want flawless skin, Dr. Welsh knows how to achieve it. Finally, because it's a bit of a drive for me and I have health challenges, Dr. Welsh even gave me a recommendation for a doctor close to me to take care of a precancerous spot on my chest - so I would say that Dr. Welsh puts her patients care in the forefront.  Her services are expensive, however, I would prefer to have a doctor who really knows what they are doing then have mistakes made that one has to spend even more money correcting, and I particularly do not want mistakes made on my face.  BTW, I am not affiliated with Dr. Welsh in any way, merely a happy patient - in fact, I went to her based on her Yelp reviews. More

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Review from M.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 20, 2011

"Dr Kathy rules", my friend (who had seen her before) texted me now, after hearing how my appointment went with her today.  I am going back to Dr Welsh because of my adult cystic acne.  If you read my old review, you can see Accutane did work for me for  ..  I would say around a year, then it came back, and lately it has flare-ups that I just can't deal with anymore.  After googling everything under the sun I came upon articles about another drug, Spironolactone, that is sometimes used for women with my condition.  I have heard from 2 acquaintances that it works really well for them, and I just wanted to try it SO badly.  I had been to other dermatologists who, because I did not have an acne flare up at that moment, did not take me very seriously.  (Now i take photos of it when it's bad, just in case I need the proof.)Dr Welsh is the only doctor who has taken my skin issues seriously and been extremely helpful and kind about it.  She explains the different options and doesn't treat me like a "second class citizen" because I don't have insurance or bags of money like I imagine some of the clients going for  ..  I don't know, Botox or other more cosmetic issues go for.  (I'm always afraid that will happen in any medical practice.)  She asked me why I hadn't been there sooner and I sort of implied I thought there wasn't much i could do, she was so sweet and said that there is always something we can do.  Her staff is also very polite .. . and they have immaculate skin!  i hope to treat myself to something that will help my scars after we get a handle on my acne issue. More

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Review from N.Z.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 23, 2011

I've been going to Dr. Welsh for 10 years and have always been pleased with my experience in every way.  Dr. Welsh caught the beginning of skin cancer on my face, which my primary was able to remove immediately.  She and her staff are friendly, warm and attentive.  (Yes, sometimes doctors do run behind...)I love Dr. Welsh and her staff more than they love skin! More

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Review from I.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 12, 2011

I am actually really surprised I have never written about Dr. Welsh.  I am sure it is because,  selfishly, I don't want her to get too popular so that I can't get an appointment.  But to give credit where credit is due, Dr. Welsh is hands down the best dermatologist in the city.  I have been seeing her for about 10 years and would never trust anyone else with my skin.  She is incredibly talented, conservative, and only recommends what she really thinks will be best for you and your skin type.  5 stars. More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 05, 2011

My step mom introduced me to Dr. Welsh a long time ago(maybe around 10 years ago now) and I am glad she did. Dr. Welsh is a great doctor and dermatologist. Just check her credentials.No, she doesn't take insurance, but I don't go to her for anything that insurance would cover. I used to when she DID, but have since only seen her for cosmetic purposes. I have been conservative(just topical products) thus far but she has explained to me procedures and products from both ends of the spectrum. When I am ready to go a little more aggressively, you can BET this is the woman with whom I will work. Yes, sometimes you do have to wait, but it is worth it. This is one of those professionals who is really worth the time and money. Her office staff are really sweet as well. For what its worth, I have two other friends who see her and they are both pleased with their results as well. More

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Review from J.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 02, 2011

I have gone to Dr. Welsh for years for skin checks, and have been grateful for her thoroughness. I've had a couple of spots removed and certainly felt that there was professionalism and attentiveness, and I am glad I didn't have anything develop into a problem that was harder to cure. I've also had IPL done by both Katie and Jane. Again, very professional, but also friendly. I was impressed by the amount of information I was given to insure that I knew the risks of what I was doing, as well as what my skin reactions would be and after-care.  I've been VERY pleased with the results. I love this office. I have found all of the people there to be extremely friendly and attentive- I'm not sure why all the negative comments about the staff. I've been going for over 5 years. Maybe you should forget emailing and just lift up the phone, that doesn't seem to be a good method of communication with them. Years of experience with this group makes me want to recommend them to anyone. I just went there yesterday, and was reminded of how much I like them. Added bonus- fairly inexpensive parking lot on the Geary side of the building. More

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Review from D.J.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 10, 2011

This Doctor knows her stuff.  She treats both me and my wife and we have had great sucess for our individual treatments. She was very badly scarred with acne. We tired different methods and finally ended up with acutene. The results was astounding.  perfectly clear skin with a pink glow.My wife has never been happier this was a problem she had been dealing with her entier life.  Her office is usually filled but we are always seen within 10 mins of the scheduled appointment. I recommend her highly. More

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Review from S.C.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Nov 19, 2010

Attempt to Loose Some Belly Fat-successful! - San Francisco - Dr. W has a great office. The girls there are all very professional and well trained. They make you feel very comfortable and they are all really beautiful. I fine example of what Dr. W's office can provide. More

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Review from B.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 15, 2010

I am a HUGE fan of Doctor Welsh's office. I hit my mid-twenties and suddenly I broke out in the worst acne I have ever had. After spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora and other stores to try to improve my skin with no success, I finally decided to see a doctor. I chose Doctor Welsh because of her great resume and location. So far, I am very glad I did. (Note: I have only seen Doctor Welsh twice now over a span of two months, which I guess is still pretty early to see results, so keep in mind that this review is based less on results and more on my experience with her office.)I don't have insurance that covers dermatology right now, so I had to pay out-of-pocket for both visits. But I was willing to do anything to save my skin. (In any event, I guess the way Dr. Welsh's office deals with insurance would require me to pay out-of-pocket anyway.) I told Dr. Welsh about my financial concerns during my first appointment, and she was incredibly understanding. She made every effort to recommend products and treatments to keep my costs down, at least until my job starts and I can afford to do more. My first time in her office she waived the $150 visit fee and just charged me for the in-office treatment I received. Amazing!Dr. Welsh is a busy woman, so do not expect to have a long drawn-out visit with her. But she could not have been more understanding, proactive, and kind during the conversations I had with her. Also, her knowledgeable staff more than make up for the limited time with Dr. Welsh herself. I COMPLETELY disagree with the reviews that say that the staff is unfriendly. On both of my visits, an assistant patiently answered each of my questions and took the time to make sure I understood my new facial regimen. Several times I have called the office to ask questions about my treatments, and each time an extremely nice, bubbly assistant answered the phone who patiently and knowledgeably answered all of my questions right on the spot -- no charge and no wait!I hope my results are as good as my experience with the office has been. I trust Dr. Welsh and definitely would recommend her to anyone seeking expert help with their skin needs. More

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Review from G.F.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Sep 08, 2010

Really great place for skin care. In the past (other places) I listened to bad advice, but not here... I completely trust the care and love the quality.  I glanced at some of the other reviews and just wanted to say that for the most part, in my experience, the women at the front desk were very professional and exceptionally warm. This place is worth checking out if you are looking for a dermatologist, and especially if you are on the brink of giving up. And, it was worth every penny. More

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Review from E.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 28, 2010

Dr Welsh is a great dermatologist!  I've been to many derms at the best medical institutions in the country and rate Dr. Welsh at the top.  She is smart, caring, conscientious, reasonably priced and provides very effective treatments.  I have never waited very long in her office, although I make my appts in the morning.  She comes in, works quickly and moves on, but I always get all of my questions answered.  I feel lucky to have found her! More

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Review from M.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 10, 2010

I'm about to have another birthday.  Sigh.  Last year, right before my birthday, I asked a good friend of mine (who is a few years older but looks a few years younger) how she keeps her skin looking so young.  She slipped me Dr. W's number and I made an appt. I have been seeing Dr. W. for over a year now and have been nothing but very pleased with every encounter I've had with her and her staff. I have stayed away from the more serious procedures, but have had a series of facials, an IPL and have been put on Retin-A to help build collagen and keep my skin looking fresh and young.  Dr. W. and her staff all have an excellent bedside manner and a great eye for aesthetics.   Five Stars for Dr. W. and her ladies! More

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Review from G.  |  Source: Yellowpages  |  Oct 20, 2009

The Best Dermatologist - I have been going to Dr. Welsh for five years now and find that she's a godsend. I have rosacea and she has improved the skin on my face 100% - you would never know I had the condition. She's very caring and compassionate, and fun! I would not hesitate to make an appointment with her. Sometimes, her office is so jammed that you have to wait a long time. I find that very frustrating and believe it could be better managed. However, I find her worth the wait. More

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Review from S.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 09, 2009

Thank god for a practitioner who knows exactly what they are doing. More

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Review from A.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 28, 2009

dr welsh is wonderful! i got laser hair removal done from here and never had to wait. after my experience with american laser cener, i would spend more at  dr welsh for the service i get there is amazing. people at acl were rude and very disrespectful (once they had my business and the 3K in their account) More

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Review from J.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 19, 2009

For years, i had suffered with a strange skin condition. the skin under my armpits was very dry and discolored. i went to about 3 or 4 dermatologists before coming to see dr. welsh, and she was a lifesaver. everyone had been wrong about my condition, except her. she knew exactly what it was, gave me a biopsy just to make sure, and turned out to be right. she prescribed me antibiotics, that made the condition go away COMPLETELY. i was so surprised at how well she knew her stuff and how quickly she made my condition go away.her staff gets kudos as well. they are extremely friendly, and not to mention all have amazing skin and are a great representation of dr. welsh's work! dr. welsh was very nice, extraordinarily helpful, and although she was a bit expensive, she was absolutely worth it and i recommend her! More

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Review from M.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 17, 2009

I have been going to Dr. Welsh for almost four years and absolutely love her!  She is up to date on all the newest procedures and takes the time to really understand my needs and concerns! More

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Review from M.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 23, 2009

Dr. Welsh and all her staff are super nice. If you need to get your skin checked out she is the right dermatologist to go to. She has such a nice way of explaining and assuring and of course best of it her treatments worked for me. I am so glad I found her and will go back! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Mar 17, 2009

Really the best -- worth the wait - She's terrific. I see her for real skin problems and for cosmetic things. She's very gentle and fast in removing things. On the cosmetic front, she's quite good, and she doesn't push too much. I'm a guy, and she said she wouldn't do botox in two areas at once, but would alternate forehead and eyes. She was giving up 350 or so in money, but she really won my trust. Her products do get pricey, so I'd recommend you ask her what she suggests and buy at skin1 on line. More

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Review from W.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  Mar 10, 2009

Fraxel Re:store Worth It for Acne Scars and Melasma - Conservative approach; excellent risk management/mitigation; approaches as part of overall skin program; understands how skin issues affect self esteem More

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Review from K.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 05, 2009

I reserved my review of Dr. Welsh until after several weeks to see the results of my recommended treatment - and I'm pleased to say that I'm 100% satisfied. Dr. Welsh is an excellent dermatologist with a lot of knowledge - she explains things clearly and thoroughly. I find her bedside manner to be just right for this field - friendly but direct - there's no sugar-coating here, and that's what I want from someone treating my skin.I was concerned when reading the reviews about the recurring themes of scheduling and lack of timeliness. Regarding scheduling, I had no problem at all tetting an appointment a couple weeks out at a time I preferred as a brand new patient. That was a pleasant surprise!When I arrived for my appointment, I was prepared with my Blackberry to get through work emails, and looked around the waiting area (and the actual doc office) to find an entertaining array of magazines - fantastic. Much to my surprise, I didn't have that much time for either distraction. On my first visit, I waited a bit longer both to be called from reception and for Dr. Welsh once I got back there, but nothing notable. On my second visit, I barely had time to settle into my comfortable chair in the waiting room, and perhaps even less to wait for Dr. Welsh.There's also been a lot made of their insurance policy here. First, they are very clear when you schedule your appointment that they do not accept all insurance, and that you will have to pay $150 up-front first, regardless. Second, I actually received about 80% coverage - and was notified of this in just a few weeks.My last response to some comments here is that I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful - not at all snooty. Bottom line: If you're looking for a respected dermatologist that will yield results, and prefer a "pretty" environment to the typical medical office, definitely give Dr. Welsh a shot. More

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Review from C.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 23, 2008

I'm reserving judgment. I was peeved that after being 15 minutes early, I had to wait 25 minutes past my appointment time to see the doctor. Looking past the 1 hour of my life I'd have rather manifested as sleep than waiting, Dr. Welsh was quite hurried, and I didn't feel the $150-with-no-insurance-coverage I spent for the 15 minute consultation was worth it. I really just wanted simple product recommendations, like soap and sunscreen, and instead was shunted towards expensive drugs, peels, and lasers.I originally wrote a scathing review, but I'm revising now because it's not Dr. Welsh's fault that I had high expectations. I was hoping she was different that other dermatologists, with keen insights into the products that could work *with* me. Instead, I was jolted by the scrape-burn-zap mentality which, in retrospect, defines western medicine. So it's not her fault that I was hoping she would empathize with my more gentle approach and accommodate it. That being said, I'm still out $150 and right where I started.--- revision 3/5/09I'm changing my review to 4 stars from 2 stars. As it turns out, another dermatologist recommended the same treatment that Dr. Welsh had recommended to me, and it worked. I think I was so irritated by the long wait to meet Dr. Welsh that I wasn't ready to hear anything she had to say, and her hurried delivery didn't help. All this being said, though, she was correct, and on top of that, her staff has been quite supportive and helpful during followups, providing exactly the product recommendations I wanted. So I now trust them for various products, which are summing up to be a whole lot more than that initial consultation.--- revision 8/7/11I'm now changing my review to 5 stars. I'm now a complete convert to the ministry of Dr. Welsh. I have gone from horrible acne that Accutane could barely control to gorgeous glowing skin even my Asian relatives fawn over (with Latisse-enhanced eyelashes). It's also refreshing to go to someone trustworthy and say, hey, I don't like this unevenness in my skin (yes- now that the color is fresh and even, now I want to perfect the texture!) and she knows the latest in getting it addressed. She also has the latest products that I buy for friends as gifts and all of them buy more when they've finished. I can't recommend Dr. Welsh more. It's expensive, but it's worth it. I don't even wear makeup anymore to go out! Literally just some Sumbody chapstick and that's *it*. More

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Review from M.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 17, 2008

I can not tell you enough how happy i am that i went to see Dr. Welsh. As i get older the sun spots on my face started to get a little darker, which made my skin really uneven. After seeing her, she could have easily gotten a peel or something that would have been VERY expensive, but after speaking with me and looking at my skin, she gave me some skin care products that have completely fixed the problem. I was leery of the restylane injections, but now i am sold. After one week of using the products and after having the restylane, everyone said to me that i look like i am 10 years younger and i look very rested and glowing. No one has ever said that to me! I cant wait to go back i and show them the results i have had with the products, and when the restylane needs to be filled again, i will be there will bells on, my lips never looked so good, and the lines around my nose, and mouth are totally gone. She took back the clock for me 10 years! The staff was nice, and helpful, and the office was beautiful and very calming. More

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Review from M.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 06, 2008

Dr. Welsh is by far one of the best cosmetic dermatoligist's around!!!!! her staff is beyond professional and actually very sweet. yea you might have to wait but like i said earlier she's one of the best.  so pick up a magazine and relax it will be worth the wait. your skin will never have looked better!!!!!!! More

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Review from I.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 22, 2008

I have melasma.  Or should I say HAD! My bff recommended Dr. Welsh as she had this HUGE grey thing growing in her dermis some years ago and Welsh magic-wanded it. I am getting ready for my wedding and nada I have tried over the last few years has helped.  I have done just about eerything you can do without a prescription.  I'd gotten to the point of hating the mirror just because of my skin.  That was a new experience for me because my entire life I was able to avoid skin problems. Never had issues, even in my teen years.  Anyway, now tables turned and my skin had become horrendous - the dark mask was getting worse by the day it seemed.  I thought laser was next so I went to see Dr. Welsh.  She told me the real deal - laser wouldn't help (at least not permanently) melasma, especially as mine was hereditary.  She put me on Obaji Nu Derm and in 4 weeks my life has changed.  I mean REALLY.  The spots have almost completely cleared up and my skin is even better than before. So happy with the correct assessment of my skin that I am also going back to Dr. Welsh's group for laser hair removal.  So happy when something really works and someone really really knows their stuff.  Thanks Dr. Welsh!Also:- Parking all over the place (lots, even occassionally street)- Very flexible appointments once you have had your first More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 18, 2008

I went back for my touch up and she worked her magic again. My lips look amazing and I have no bruising. I let her decide where to touch them up and she was ultra gentle. One of the staff even came in and put makeup on me to hide the redness before I left AND she didnt charge me for the touch-up!I plan to go back in 4 months and do it again, and I plan to use Dr Welsh as my doctor for all my skin care needs. I would rather pay of out pocket for her then use a doctor covered by my insurance. She is that good. More

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Review from L.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 28, 2008

Dr. Welsh is a great dermatologist. I'm a little surprised at some of the bad reviews-It seems more people have entitlement issues rather than issues about her competence as a doctor.  First of all, shes a doctor. Doctors are expensive-especially cosmetic dermatologists. Dont look for a bargain..for doctors, surgeons, tattoo artists, etc...Go to the best one you can find. Her staff is very friendly-and Dr. Welsh is sweet . She is also very busy..like most doctors, dont expect her to spend an hour with you talking about your wrinkles. Does your gp do that? probably not.  Pushing products? Whats the alternative? She knows what shes talking about. Obaggi is expensive, but just tell her you want something cheaper. Mark ups? Come on, people..tell me where you shop that doesnt have huge mark ups. Please. I went to her about 8 years ago..I recently came back and she was still totally cool, even with her big staff (with the most covetable skin EVER) and her swanky new office space.  Quit  your spoiled-brat complaining..go  to see her or just go to walgreens and buy some clearasil. More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 14, 2008

I have a strongly emotional, very high opinion of Dr. Welsh.  If I had gone to her ten years earlier, I would have such better skin now.  I had moderate but persistent acne my entire life and saw a million dermatologists.  They all did strange ice treatments, gave me Retin-A and sent me on my way - all to absolutely no avail, except that I got dry red skin still populated with blemishes.  Then I started getting mega pimples at age 30, just months before my wedding.  Enter Dr. Welsh.  By the time of my wedding, I had perfect skin, and my skin is still pretty much acne-free more than two years later.  Now I am going to see her for spots and lines - I wouldn't dream of seeing anyone else.Yes, it's expensive.  Yes, it's crowded.  But it's popular for a reason and you get what you pay for.  She saved my skin, and again, how I wish I had seen her years earlier.  What a lot of heartache it would have saved!  They love skin - my skin loves Dr. Welsh! More

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Review from J.J.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 03, 2007

I love this place!  I've had both cosmetic and non-cosmetic skin treatments in this office, and it's been far and away the best experience I've had with any dermatologist or skin care specialist.   Her staff is super efficient,  friendly, and very professional.  I've seen several dermatologists in my life, and I've been to a number of top spas for skin treatments.   A lot of places can make a guy feel sort of weird or self-conscious about seeking advice or treatment for skin issues, like you've busted in on the ladies who lunch club, and you're not really welcome.  Not here.   My skin has improved tremendously since I've been visiting this office, and I'm going to keep going.   And nobody has tried to sell me anything, although I'm sure the products she carries are top of the line.  Parking is pretty easy, too. More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 16, 2007

I love Dr. Welsh.  I love the Obagi line they recommended for me.  Yes, it is pricey, but it lasts a LONG time and your skin will thank you.  And I love the Jane Iredale pressed powder.  It is mineral-based, lasts FOREVER and makes your skin look awesome.  If you care about your skin, go visit her, it is so so so worth it.  If you are a Lever 2000-on-the-face-kind-of-a-girl, you probably won't appreciate what she dishes out. More

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Review from H.Y.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 02, 2007

Dr. Welsh is probably the most knowledgeable cosmetic dermatologist in SF.  I feel Dr. Welsh offers the best services available in a professional and caring manner. More

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Review from A.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 07, 2007

She's a great doctor.  She knows what she's doing, she's great at it and it shows on her charges, but if you think about it, she's messing w/ your face and you would rather pay a bit more for someone competent right?  I know there are reviews that says that this office is pushy on their products, but I'm using their creme and it does work.  Most of the name brands out there are expensive as well, but it doesn't work for everyone.  This is the same thing.  Their products don't necessary work for everyone, but it works for me!And it's true that they do not take insurance, but they really do take good care of you. More

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Review from A.N.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 27, 2007

after years of trying to find a good dermatologist in san francisco, i finally have. dr. welsh knows what she's doing. the first thing she asked me was if i used birth control and what type was it. i quickly learned that was causing probably 70-80 percent of my recent bad skin, ie acne. i couldn't believe it. less than a year before i saw one of the city's most well known dermatologists, he even treats the stars, and he NEVER asked me once about the pill. i always thought all birth control was good for the skin. turns out the nuva ring causes acne in many patients. dr. welsh was also quick to point out that my cute little freckles of which i have sooooo many were actually sun spots and recommended a few products for me to use to clear those up to even out my skin tone. after three weeks of a red face, they are finally working and i am happy about it. my skin is on it's way to looking better than it has in years. i asked her about a chemical peel and she gave me a firm no. i like a doctor that is going to be honest with me and not give me a procedure i don't need. and not to mention everyone in her office has great skin and is very nice and knows what they are talking about. looking forward to my next visit. More

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Review from J.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 27, 2007

The 5-star, rave reviews about this doctor do not lie.  I've been looking for a great dermatologist pretty much since I've been a teen and I've finally found her!  Previously I've been to some of the "best," most well-reputed derms in the Bay Area and was never totally happy -- some were just OK; one gave me a laser treatment that literally fried  (and scarred?) my face and then was completely blase/dismissive about the result.  Visiting Dr. Welsh is truly worth every penny.  Yes, you pay out-of-pocket for "cosmetic" advice/procedures, but I've paid more for mediocre facials that had no lasting results.  Factor in parking time -- the recommended lot was full and I had to circle the block for street parking.  Her staff is wonderful: it turns out I was an hour late for the appointment (my computer's calendar did not sync up with the early daylight savings time change this year), but her assistant still fit me in with almost no delay.  Best, Dr. Welsh gave the kind of assessment and advice I was looking for: straightforward, efficient, reasonable.  She alerted me to some new treatments for skin like mine and even did one procedure on the spot.  I couldn't be happier. More

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Review from A.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 05, 2007

Dr. Welsh = God in my world. Seriously.If you want to try botox or restylane or something like that, she is your go to person. Chemical peel? No problem. She's expensive, but worth it. You can't put a price on beauty. More

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Review from C.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 22, 2007

I normally don't Yelp right away, but I just saw Dr. Welsh this morning and was so happy with my appointment that I wanted to write a glowing review.  I haven't had great luck with dermatologists over the years, so I searched yelp and decided to give her office a try.  They did not disappoint!  Everyone was super friendly and the office is very nice.  Dr. Welsh came in and actually took time to talk to me and answered my questions.  She was really knowledgeable and made me feel totally comfortable.  Of course she recommended some of their products (which were pricey), but they weren't pushy at all.  They gave me good-sized samples and offered advice for cheaper over the counter stuff.  This was appreciated since they don't take insurance.  Small downside is that the waiting list is kinda long for new patients, but if you can wait a month or two...it's worth it! More

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Review from V.A.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 21, 2006

I love, love Dr. Welsh! I go to visit her probably about quarterly and I leave there feeling like a superstar.  All the upkeep and products that she's recommended have been great. More

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Review from X.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 06, 2006

I finally decided to see a dermatologist, surprising given that I am particular about the facial creams, or type of SPF I use on my face, and the fact that I consume huge amounts of water on a daily basis. So I searched for dermatologists on yelp and decided to check out Dr. Kathleen Welsh. When it comes to dermatologists I set the bar really high. Even though I'm only interested in basic services, I'd like to know that the doctor is highly competent. That way if I do end up spending $$$$ I would feel better knowing it was worth the sacrifice. Back when I was insured w/Kaiser, I took advantage and scheduled regular visits w/dermatologists. I felt slightly irritated by the doctor's vague answers to my specific questions.  My appointments with Kaiser were sometimes a waste of time and money. So I wanted to avoid this the second time around by doing some research. First step was going to her website: weloveskin.com (very fitting title that might as well be their company motto). Here's what  I learned: Dr. Welsh earned her medical degree from Harvard,  finished a specialty training at Stanford, and completed her residency at UCSF. Very competent indeed. The staff all have glowing, flawless skin. It's like a preview of what type of results I can expect. And on top of that the staff were helpful and friendly. My appointment went very well, I was left completely satisfied with the answers to my questions, and I was given a few samples to try at home. I should say that they do not accept insurance, which was a big deal for me. But they do bill your insurance provider, as an option for payment on some treaatments. They also take american express. The entire appointment cost me $130, which means I will be living off salads and more water for a week.  This also means I probably can only afford to see her once a month. But in my opinion she is worth the cost. More

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Review from T.A.  |  Source: Merchantcircle  |  Aug 31, 2006

Compassionate, confident, competent skin care queen! - I see Dr. Welsh for IPL (FotoFacials) and it has really made a difference in my rosacea. My skin is more even with less redness and my brown freckly spots have faded. I have recommended her to a number of curious friends, male, female and trans, One gave up because the new patient waiting list was pretty long (but for good cause!), and if you find yourself in this position, please wait; it's so worth it! She could do her job blindfolded and sleep-deprived and not miss a beat. I love this woman! Competent beyond most, Dr. Welsh is also caring, funny and not just in it for the money. ""We Love Skin"" isn't just a slogan around this exceptional cosmetic dermatologist's office! More

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Review from S.V.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 31, 2006

I see Dr. Welsh for IPL (FotoFacials) and it has really made a difference in my rosacea. My skin is more even with less redness and my brown freckly spots have faded. I have recommended her to a number of curious friends, male, female and trans, One gave up because the new patient waiting list was pretty long (but for good cause!), and if you find yourself in this position, please wait; it's so worth it! She could do her job blindfolded and sleep-deprived and not miss a beat. I love this woman! Competent beyond most, Dr. Welsh is also caring, funny and not just in it for the money. "We Love Skin" isn't just a slogan around this exceptional cosmetic dermatologist's office! More

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Review from R.A.  |  Source: Merchantcircle  |  Aug 30, 2006

Caring dermatologist - Dr. Welsh is great. She treated me for a facial scar, and was really wonderful and caring. Highly recommend! More

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Review from S.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 20, 2006

When each member of Dr. Welsh's staff has perfectly flawless complexions, they become a walking advertisement and reassurance for her practice. Her consultations are friendly, honest and practical. In fact, she has no problem using her radiant-skinned assistants to demonstrate the effectiveness of one treatment or another. Restalyne, for example.Now, being that I'm not a Hollywood celebrity, I can shamelessly admit to receiving my first treatment of the wonder-wrinkle-remover. Quick, painless and instantly noticeable results. If beauty is only skin-deep, then make sure to trust your skin to Dr. Welsh. More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 12, 2006

Dr. Welsh is a master! She's the only dr. I see on a super regular basis - and I look forward to my appointments. She has given me blemish free, freckle free, perfect skin. I've seen her for skin care, laser and mole removal - she has done a great job on all of it. She and her staff are super friendly. Dr. Welsh has treated 5 of my friends - they all are thrilled with their results.**Most cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance. But for things like mole removal, they will bill your insurance...and you pay whatever insurance doesn't cover. More

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Review from B.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 06, 2006

Dr. Welsh is absolutely great. I was so nervous about my tattoo removal, but she totally calmed my fears, and also provided me with anesthetic to ease the pain. I've had 4 visits with her so far, and I have been more and more impressed on each visit.I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a cosmetic or just a regular old dermatologist." More

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Review from A.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 17, 2006

Excellent efficient dermatogist - she completely cleared up my skin four years ago and for that I am forever grateful (my skin looked awful and I had been to countless different doctors and spent thousands on various treatments). She is amazing and her staff is friendly and always upbeat and cheerful. More

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Review from K.A.  |  Source: Merchantcircle  |  Jan 30, 2006

Dr. Welsh is the very best! - I have been a patient of Dr. Welsh for about one year and I've had the very best results from her treatment. She has a vast amount of experience and knowledge and puts you at ease instantly with her straight forward answers and great advise. She really looks forward into long-term care and I have the upmost faith in her with any and all my needs as I age (gracefully) and slowly! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Oct 24, 2018

Dear Dr. Welsh - Thank you so much for popping in to see me today. It is always so great to see you. You have such a positive energy! Also - you look really fantastic! You look radiant, beautiful and natural. And you are the best advertisement for your practice. I completely trust anything you advise for me. Thank you again! Thank you again! Fondly, Anonymous More

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Review from HD  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Mar 05, 2018

I highly recommend Dr. Hui- she's a miracle worker! She recommended and used the Excel V laser to get rid of visible blue veins around my eyes and temples. The results have been great. After two treatments the veins are gone and my skin is glowing! Dr. Hui and her team give you their full time and attention and you never feel rushed. If you're looking to reduce or minimize facial veins see Dr. Hui in San Francisco for Excel V treatment! More

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Review from SC  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Mar 05, 2018

I want to recommend the beautiful Dr. Andrea Hui for her excellence. I came in a tired looking 70 year old and left with not just a refreshed 55 year old looking face but feeling 20 years younger in spirit. Dr Andrea took the time address my needs and concerns and using her artistry gave me just what I wanted. I feel truly beautiful. I will return to her again and again. More

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Review from JK  |  Source: Other  |  May 19, 2017

Dr. Hui is the consummate professional. Beyond being very knowledgeable in her field, she is a kind and gentle provider. Medical advice and applications along with a strong and effective product line are absolutely top notch. One never seems rushed in this office as both Dr. Welsh and Dr. Hui are extremely dedicated to the well-being of their patients. This is obviously pushed downward as every single member of their staff is cordial and client oriented. I highly recommend this office to anyone who wants the very best dermatological needs. More

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Review from AF  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Apr 28, 2017

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Hui! When I first saw her I was suffering from rosacea and as a result, very sensitive skin. I couldn't use any over the counter products like face wash or moisturizer. I also had a lot of tiny red blood vessels that made me look red all the time. And I always had at least one zit at any given time. Dr. Hui took the time to explain why this was all happening and what she was going to do to help. She answered all of my questions and didn't rush through the appointment like so many other doctors do. She ended up recommending a bunch of products as well as laser treatments. Even after the appointment, she was super responsive when I emailed her in a panic because my skin was out of control. Now, everything is great. The rosacea has cleared and so have the zits. I've had several laser treatments to take care of the red blood vessels and Dr. Hui is great at making them as pain-free as possible. I am happy to say that I barely wear makeup anymore and am no longer self conscious. More

5.0
Review from MF  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Jan 06, 2017

For years, I've been self-conscious about the hair loss at the top of my head. When I found out about PRP Therapy, I couldn't wait to try it. The difference is amazing. Thank you Dr. Hui. More

5.0
Review from DG  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Apr 05, 2016

I suffered a unfortunate bicycle accident that left me with several unsightly facial scars. Dr.Hui recommended a combination of VBeam and Fraxel treatments that have had fantastic results. She and the team at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology have been an amazing help in my recovery process, I feel very lucky to have found them. More

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Review from JD  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Mar 25, 2016

Dr. Andrea Hui is the best dermatologist I have ever been to on every level. She is kind, extremely knowledgeable and supremely skilled. Before I was even a patient of Dr. Hui's she actually advised me on the questions I should ask other dermatologists before I began getting botox, and filler. She has been my dermatologist for about 3 years now and I can honestly say my face and skin are exactly where I want them to be. I am now 34 years and I originally went to see Dr. Hui because I was starting to get the "I look tired even when I'm not tired" look under my eyes - I was also beginning to lose fullness in my cheeks. What I love about going to Dr. Hui is that her work is so subtle you see YOU not filler or botox. She has done wonders with subtly filling in under my eyes and filling out my cheeks just enough to get rid of the pesky little smile lines. She also helped me with my skin care regimen which got my skin back to the glowy look I had in my 20's. I really do get compliments from friends and strangers about the quality of skin. I am a performer and I always get compliments from makeup artists about my cheekbones to which I smile to myself and thank Dr. Hui. She is not the Dr. to go to if you want to look like you've had work done. She's the Dermatologist to go to when you want to see the best version of yourself. I literally cannot thank Dr. Hui enough. More

5.0
Review from KO  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Mar 06, 2016

I went yesterday and got my lips done by Dr. Hui and her medical assistant Hanna. They were wonderful! I love my lips and they made me feel so comfortable and well taken care of. They told me the whole procedure and how it was going to go since I was pretty nervous. It took about 20 minutes and I didn't feel a thing! I love my lips and I love Bay Area Cosmetics. Dr.Hui and Hanna are the best, if I go back (which I most definitely will) I want Dr. Hui and Hanna again. Love them!! More

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Review from SS  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Mar 02, 2016

I've been seeing Dr Hui for 2 months now. 2 months ago I had terrible acne but now my skin is very clear. Dr Hui is really knowledgeable. I wanted to do a fraxel laser but she told me I need to get my acne under control first and then do the fraxel. She prescribed some pills and she does extractions when I see her. She also gave me a routine to take care of my skin. My skin has never looked better. I recommend going to her if you want a perfect skin free of acne. Seeing her was the best decision I made and was life changing More

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Review from LI  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Feb 12, 2016

I have been going to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology for the last ten years. I am continually impressed by both Dr Welsh and Dr Hui for their ability to listen to my needs and desires without judgement, address cosmetic issues artfully, and manage medical issues with great knowledge and expertise. Their ability to integrate both the art and science of dermatology is truly exceptional. Our entire family has been treated by the practice. My children for extreme acne and stubborn allergic skin reactions, my husband with his sensitive Asian skin for his sun spots and I have had multiple moles skillfully removed and biopsied, Ulthera, botox, fillers and even repaired earlobes, (torn from heavy earnings). Coming from a family of physicians, I have learned the importance of quality of care and true medical expertise. We have all been impressed by their responsiveness, depth of knowledge, attention to detail and overall quality of care. I have referred many to this practice and have heard nothing but stellar reviews. More

5.0
Review from BF  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Feb 07, 2016

I have been seeing Dr. Hui for over a year. She is an exceptional practitioner. My experience with Dr. Hui has been wonderful and very pleasant. She treated around my eyes with Belotero using the blunt-tipped cannula to minimize bruising and to create a much more natural result. The eyes are very difficult to treat because there is little room for error; also I have a condition which causes me to bruise much more easily, so being treated with the cannula was very important. My results were fantastic. My eyes looked perfectly natural and symmetrical. I continue to see Dr. Hui and she has treated other areas fillers and Botox. Thanks again Dr. Hui. More

5.0
Review from CB  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Nov 28, 2015

Several of my friends had suggested going to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology so I decided to give them a call. I spoke with Johanan who was able to make my tricky schedule work and even remembered speaking to me on the phone when I came in (it seems like a pretty busy place, so I was pleasantly surprised by that). I became a patient of Dr. Hui several months ago and am so glad I made the choice to get treatment for my skin with her! Dr. Hui was gracious, understanding and answered all of my many questions. My most recent visit was to remove a few moles and to correct dark circles under my eyes. Dr. Hui did outstanding work removing a flesh tone mole on the bridge of my nose and had bothered me since childhood. She walked me through the various stages of the healing process so I knew exactly what to expect. I am very happy with the beautiful results! I would highly recommend both Dr Hui and Dr. Welsh (who I had met once when I tagged along to a friend's appointment). Both are amazing women that take the time to get to know their patients. At the end of my visit I had a little redness from my treatment and was introduced to Natalie at the makeup counter. She was very nice and knowledgeable, and in just a few minutes had fixed me up and you could barely tell that I had done anything to my face (except for the little bandage on my nose). It really feels like a place filled with people you could be friends with, everyone was warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology to anyone More

5.0
Review from DW  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Jun 05, 2015

Dr Welsh has been my favorite dermatologist for over 20 years - I'm pretty sure she is the reason I don't have skin cancer from my careless youth ;) She (and her staff) always make me feel good when I am there and I get great results w everything I've tried (including fillers). Kathleen Welsh is a perfectionist and a true artist! Dr Welsh knows my style (she knows I don't want to look "over done") and gives (on request) great advice for what I really need (instead of what I thought I needed) often saving me $$. I trust her completely (based on 2 decades of stellar results)! I was introduced to Dr Welsh by a product rep friend (it's part of her job to know everybody in the industry) as a wonderful person and excellent doctor. I have always been glad of every visit! In response to another reviewer: a couple of times a few years ago I had waits of up to a half hour, but I always just guessed my doctor was giving someone else the precise meticulous care that she gives me. (There were a few prior visits that Dr Welsh spent extra time burning off my way-too-many pre-cancer spots; apologies if your wait was my fault!). Lately, I'm in and out before I can read a single magazine article. Recently I tried her cleansing pads while camping - who knew you could get refreshed glowing skin w/out water? I'm one of those people who breaks out if I miss cleansing morning or night, so these are little gems. Honestly, I cannot lavish enough praise on Dr Welsh (and her staff) for excellent care and great results! I'm pretty sure Dr Welsh really does love skin! More

5.0
Review from R.A.  |  Source: Other  |  Feb 27, 2015

Robin and Roxanne are awesome! They are both very knowledgable and honest. They've never tried to sell something that wouldn't work on me. I started off with CoolSculpting, then Vanquish, and Ultratone. I got very good result for all three procedures. I mainly do CoolSculpting on inner thighs and back thighs and usually start seeing result as early as 3 weeks after the procedure. The procedure is a bit uncomfortable but I normally get used to it after 5 minutes into the procedure. I've also never had pain or any issues after. Vanquish is a more comfortable procedure than CoolSculpting, and I see the result right after the procedure is done. The result is subtle but noticeable! I've also just tried Ultratone a few times and notice it does help define my muscle and also does some help with firming. I highly recommend Robin and Roxanne if anyone wants to try these procedure. I am already a repeat customer! More

4.0
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Review from M.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 22, 2014

Dr Welsh is an excellent doctor.  I've seen her for several reasons and with multiple issues on one visit.  The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is that you need topay cash and doesn't accept insurance.  However her staff will provide informationfor you to send to your insurance for reimbursement.  Not sure if my insurance willreimburse; probably not.  Also she has a cosmetic section that doesn't offer such great service.  I think they are a vendor and not her employees.  I have doubts aboutproducts if someone is making a profit off of them. More

4.0
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Review from R.J.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 15, 2014

My first visit to Dr. Welsh was in the early 2000s for adult acne, a condition which had plagued me since childhood. I received excellent results. Now as I reach my later 30s, acne has become a thing of the past, yet I have a new issue: Aging facial skin. While I'm lucky that the byproduct of the former acne condition keeps my skin more naturally moisturized than others my age, I still am noticing subtle wrinkles around my eyes and furrowed smile lines. I've been very pleased with the outcomes of the various creams and non-invasive procedures she has recommended. The doctor and her staff always give me (a dude) a great comfort level whenever I arrive at their otherwise girly-ish offices (i.e. half of the waiting room area contains a Bloomingdale-sized cosmetic counter). Then again, if 80%+ of my clientele were women and I advertised my practice as "cosmetic dermatology," I'd probably design my office layout similarly. In any case, I have to admit it's kind of fun being the object of attention--however briefly--by her helpful and attentive female staff :) More

4.0
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Review from L.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 16, 2013

I've been to many different dermatologist and I have never had such wonderful results.  I'm consistently complemented on the appearance of my skin and asked about the products that I use. The good- the staff is professional and very friendly.  I've never had to wait for my appointment and the office environment is comfortable.  Dr. Welsh is very skilled and I found her skin care recommendations to be spot on.  The ugly-  pricey. Worth every penny, but cost more than a few of them. More

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Review from M.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 15, 2013

I was a patient of Dr. Welsh when I was in college back in 2000.  I believe they took insurance back then.  I absolutely loved her.  She was always kind and knowledgable.  I feel that dermatology is more of an art than a science, thus it is unreasonable to expect miraculous outcomes. More

4.0
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Review from A.J.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 06, 2011

I am a fan. I have had two visits. One she is a GREAT cosmetic dermatologist. She's qualifed and knows the latest and greatest in procedures.  I had heard this from two different friends who swear by her advice. I am overwhelmed by the amount of beauty advice so it's nice to go to someone who can sort through the latest things and render a medical opinion on them. A few thoughts... I think that you will wait  in the lobby if you come mid-day or later day which is typical for most doctors. i was seen right away the second time and I had to wait for 25 minutes on the first visit. At that time she had an emergency patient that came in, totally understandable why she was late.  This is not an appt that you want to schedule if you are in a hurry right after. She has a great personality and I do think that she cares about her patients. I had a very bad allergic reaction to some eye cream and I was seen right away. I got some medication and a visit with a nurse right away. I am still checking it all out but a few observations that might be helpful. One, this is not a regular dermatologist office so people need to stop complaining about insurance.  Second, you will wait a bit but that is sort of normal for most doctors. Third, she's not going to spend 15 minutes with you. She's there to diagnose and she's got capable staff to figure it out with you. Finally, the front desk folks are perfectly nice. They do look good and if they didn't look good, you might question it ... this is a cosmetic dermatologist's office!  I think that some reviewers seem envious. Going back and checking out more. Will update accordingly. More

4.0
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Review from N.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 06, 2011

I wanted to wait a few months before I wrote this review, since I had a very mixed impression of this office. On the positive note, I am using some of Kathleen's topical products and I am seeing huge results in only two months. I think the ladies in the office were extremely lovely and not snotty at all. I am not one of those society high net worth ladies, but they were extremely friendly  and proactive with me. I thought, for the very brief time (see negative below) I spent with Kathleen she was extremely sharp, personable and knows skin very well. They did offer a bunch of other treatments and other creams, but when I did not express interest, I did not feel like they were pushy at all. On the negative side, I spent a shocking amount of money on products (to the point my husband was like, "holly XX" you spent what?) and felt like I only spent the most 8-10 minutes with the doctor. I felt extremely rushed to a point where I think it was a little uncomfortable for the nurse. In theory, you would think I would get more time since I was paying out of pocket. I did have to wait since I came in the afternoon for 30-45 minutes. I am definitely going back a second time since I am seeing solid results, but hope I feel so rushed with the doctor next time. More

4.0
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Review from M.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 27, 2010

I was referred to Dr. Welsh by several of my friends who see her.  My mom and I both went and were seen promptly and with friendly service from both the esthetician and Dr. W.  Both my mom and I were pleased and will be returning. More

4.0
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Review from L.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 02, 2010

i highly reccomend this place if anyone has to get lazer hair removal.  and see katie, she is very nice and good.  its a little painful but at least it goes quick.  i feel like they are really  competent there and have a lot of experience.  the parking there sucks, and there is a small parking lot thought you have to pay for it. More

4.0
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Review from S.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 03, 2009

I did not see Dr. Welsh because she does not take insurance, but when I called the office to understand my options Julie was extremely helpful. She not only entertained my questions about how visits work, are priced and what service I need but she offered two referrals to doctors that take insurance. Finding any kind of Doctor can be very scary and difficult, so friendly advice and referrals from a reputable practice are a huge help.I would go here if insurance was not an issue. More

3.0
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Review from T.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 13, 2017

Had my next micro-needling session. Nurse told me I should expect to see more bleeding because deeper needles were used, but interestingly enough right after the treatment, I saw significantly less bruised face than the first time. It healed within 2 days as opposed to 5 days the first time. As for acne scars, after 2 treatments, I see no improvement at all. Overall skin texture has slightly improved though. I am still on the same skin care regime but have had bad breakouts several times since, it's hormonal as far as I can tell. Spironolactone seems to be the key to acne control. Price for the treatment was raised by $50 for my second appointment and I was informed only after the treatment had already been performed, I would give her benefit of doubt, must have forgotten. I enquired elsewhere and their prices are similar to what other clinics offer, so can't complain much. I was told that I would require 4-5 sessions to see results. Looking at the progress rate, I feel I probably would need at-least 10-15 of them to see any significant results. I don't think I am ready to spend that kind of money yet.Well, I posted a somewhat negative review between my appointments, a friend thought that was stupid of me. May be it was, I wouldn't be going back. More

3.0
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Review from S...  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 25, 2006

Be advised: Dr. Welsh does not accept insurace of any kind.  I guess she has an "exclusive" clientele . . . although that MAY be an unfair generalization. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Aug 22, 2017

After multiple vaginal births and an active lifestyle, I thought that it couldn't hurt to try Geneveve. I was told to expect improvements in laxity, lubrication, and incontinence. The procedure was only uncomfortable in that you are letting something treat you vaginal area; once your mind gets over that, the procedure is easy and I did not experience any significant discomfort. I first noticed an improvement with incontinence (vigorous exercise or just laughing too hard don't cause wet pants anymore!), and then increased sexual pleasure detectable by both my partner and myself. From my perspective, this was an easy procedure that has enhanced my lifestyle in ways that I didn't think could be improved. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Office Visit  |  Aug 09, 2017

I am very happy with Viveve treatment. My urgency has decreased. I currently do not need to use the under pant lining daily. I can hold and not using the toilet for the duration of the flight from NYC to Chicago. Usually, I have to use the facility two times during the flight.I do believe my condition will further improve with repeated treatments. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: RealSelf  |  May 18, 2016

You Owe It to Yourself! - San Francisco, CA - You owe it to yourself to get Miradry! For so long I denied myself the treatment because I was scared it wasn't safe. With the saline injections and use of tumescent anesthesia, there is little to no risk of nerve damage anymore. The procedure itself was relatively painless, just a few needle sticks and a slight burning sensation every now and then. I would rate it a 3 out of 10 at most... More

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Review from T.  |  Source: Citysearch  |  Aug 31, 2006

Compassionate, confident, competent skin care queen! – I see Dr. Welsh for IPL (FotoFacials) and it has really made a difference in my rosacea. My skin is more even with less redness and my brown freckly spots have faded. I have recommended her to a number of curious friends, male, female and trans, One gave up because the new patient waiting list was pretty long (but for good cause!), and if you find yourself in this position, please wait; it's so worth it! She could do her job blindfolded and sleep-deprived and not miss a beat. I love this woman! Competent beyond most, Dr. Welsh is also caring, funny and not just in it for the money. "We Love Skin" isn't just a slogan around this exceptional cosmetic dermatologist's office! More

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Review from R.  |  Source: Citysearch  |  Aug 30, 2006

Caring dermatologist – Dr. Welsh is great. She treated me for a facial scar, and was really wonderful and caring. Highly recommend! More

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Review from K.  |  Source: Citysearch  |  Jan 30, 2006

Dr. Welsh is the very best! – I have been a patient of Dr. Welsh for about one year and I've had the very best results from her treatment. She has a vast amount of experience and knowledge and puts you at ease instantly with her straight forward answers and great advise. She really looks forward into long-term care and I have the upmost faith in her with any and all my needs as I age (gracefully) and slowly! More

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