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.
Dr. Austin is a board-certified dermatologist and is highly-trained to perform advanced cosmetic procedures. She also has an extensive knowledge of injectable treatments, such as Xeomin, Restylane, Sculptra and many others.
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. Austin a unique asset to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology.
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.
In addition to serving patients, Dr. Hui Austin is passionate about teaching. She has authored over 20 papers and book chapters, with a special focus on acne and integrative medicine. Since 2017, Dr. Austin has been a national educator for Galderma (manufacturer of Restylane and Sculptra fillers), holding one-on-one injectables sessions to teach other physicians how to safely inject patients with an artistic eye. She also participates in national and worldwide advisory boards for Galderma, Merz, and Allergan.
Dr. Hui Austin regularly welcomes dermatology residents to spend a few days with her in the office to learn procedural dermatology.
Dr. Austin has been honored with the Top Doctor by Castle Connolly designation every year since 2019.
2299 Post Street Suite 312
San Francisco, CA 94115
I HIGHLY recommend this dermatology practice. Yes, it is pricey but it is worth it in terms of Dr. Austin’s skill and attention to detail, as well as most importantly, THE RESULTS. My skin was fine (in fact, pretty good/nothing to complain about) before going to see Dr. Austin, but after a few treatments and visits, I feel like I have the best skin of my life! Clear, fewer lines, just overall texture has been improved!Ok, so some basic tips if you are like me (a person who normally goes to see a doctor and pays a $20 copay to fix a problem or get a checkup versus trying to improve something about my body):1. Research and prepare yourself BEFORE the visit! The doctors will tell you about various procedures that you can do, and it may feel overwhelming at the moment. I personally found it better to go slowly - lasers and creams, fine, other stuff, no for now, etc. It is also better to have a sense of what various things will cost because there can be sticker shock at the end (e.g., $1,000+ per visit). 2. Better to speak up and communicate directly with the doctor. Every relationship takes time, and the doctor can’t read your mind. Back to point one, if you are a newbie like me, it is totally fine to say no to a procedure and start slowly. Moreover, if you encounter issues (or feel like there is a miscommunication), it’s better to reach out directly to the practice. This happened to me where I misunderstood something Dr Austin said - I reached out to the practice, and she called me back right away, which I really appreciated. 3. It is a medical practice but also a business. At first I thought the quick checkout was jarring especially with sticker shock, but now, I love it! It is very efficient because I’ve been to the practice a few times and understand the rhythm. Thank you BACD!!!
Dr Austin took my decent mid-50's skin and flagging self-esteem and made them really, really great. She flawlessly filled old acne scars, removed pre-cancer bits and rosacea, smoothed wrinkles, snatched up my jawline and explained how anatomy and biochem work during my visits. She's made a long-term plan for me and all her patients that seem like the minimum of highly effective things, so we all look startlingly better but still believable and healthy. Dr Austin is gentle, rational and super trustworthy. She's like a wizard. Her team is awesome, too.
I cannot express how happy and thankful I am with the exceptional care and results I have received from Dr. Austin since 2019. I have tried many dermatologists and can confidently say that Dr. Austin is simply just the best in the industry which is why I will continue to fly from LA to SF just to see her. She takes her time to listen to my concerns and thoroughly assess my skin. Her deep expertise and attention to detail are always evident, giving me a sense of confidence and delivering results no one else has managed to. Her treatment plans are tailored to my unique needs, and each step is always explained with clarity and patience. Unlike other dermatologists, she genuinely cares about my well-being and does not recommend anything I do not need. Trust me, I have tried to go somewhere else that is closer to me but the care and results are far from great when compared to Dr. Austin. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Austin to anyone seeking top-tier dermatological care. Her skills and dedication to her patients are truly commendable. If you're looking for a dermatologist who goes above and beyond to deliver outstanding results, look no further. Thank you, Dr. Austin, for your exceptional care and the incredible transformation you've helped me achieve. You've made a significant positive impact on my life, and I am forever grateful.
Dr. Austin is the best! I just love her. At my last visit I showed her an issue that she had not expected and I was worried about. She did not hesitate to address it immediately. She provided a solution that worked extremely well for me and relieved my anxiety. I was very grateful. I always enjoy seeing Dr. Austin. She is such a warm, compassionate, and extremely competent physician. I always feel better when I leave her office. And she’s a diehard Warriors fan as am I!
I’ve been a SFBAD patient for more than seven years and have received superb medical and cosmetic dermatology care for several conditions, including rosacea, sun damage, actinic keratosis, and plain old aging skin. Dr. Austin, Dr. Welsh, Nurse Katie, Concierge Julie, and other staff members are a gift. Thanks to their expertise, I look a whole lot better now. And thanks to their eagle eyes and careful follow-up, I am healthier. I am so grateful!