Meet Dr. Andrea Hui austin
Dr. Andrea Hui Austin is a board-certified San Francisco Dermatologist who joined Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology in October 2014. As a fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Hui Austin focuses on the diagnosis of skin cancers and treatment with Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstructive surgery. She has also spent many extra years training in cosmetic dermatology, including dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm, wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX and Dysport, as well as laser treatments like skin tightening and resurfacing. Dr. Hui Austin is dedicated to helping her patients achieve and maintain beautiful skin through education and a personalized skincare plan.
Skills and Specialties
Our San Francisco practice offers some of the most cutting edge skin tightening and rejuvenating procedures, like Skinpeel Microdermabrasions, Dysport, and Thermage, as well as being the largest and most-equipped laser facility in the area, performing everything from photo facials to laser vein treatments. Dr. Hui Austin is a board-certified dermatologist who is highly-trained and equipped to perform these advanced cosmetic procedures and has an extensive knowledge of injectable wrinkle treatments, such as BOTOX and Juvéderm. Dr. Hui Austin is qualified to assess and address most skin care conditions, from minor blemishes to the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Her artistic craftmanship and passion for her patients’ needs makes Dr. Hui Austin a unique asset to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.
Education and Training
Dr. Hui Austin was born and raised in Chicago. She completed her medical training at University of Illinois, graduating at the top of her class as a recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha award. After finishing her medicine internship at University of Chicago-Evanston Hospital, she moved to New York City to complete her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate, serving as chief resident. Dr. Hui Austin then received further training in Mohs surgery and cosmetic dermatology in a procedural fellowship at SUNY Downstate with the past president of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Daniel Siegel.
Achievements and Affiliations
In addition to serving patients, Dr. Hui Austin is passionate about teaching. A board-certified dermatologist in San Francisco, she has authored over 20 papers and book chapters, with a special focus on acne and integrative medicine. She is also an educator in neuromodulators such as BOTOX Cosmetic, fillers, and lasers, often speaking at worldwide dermatology and plastic surgery conferences and providing one-on-one training to other dermatologists. Dr. Hui Austin welcomes dermatology residents to spend a few days with her in the office to learn procedural dermatology.
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
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