Double board-certified in dermatology and internal medicine, Dr. Kathleen Welsh is the founder of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, a private dermatology practice and the largest cosmetic laser center in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Welsh is an award-winning Cosmetic Dermatologist, with expertise in injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, as well as innovative body-contouring and laser techniques. A former director of cosmetic dermatology and chief of dermatology for The Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Welsh offers decades of industry experience and knowledge of the latest and most advanced treatment methods. Ranked as one of the "Top 10 Dermatologists West" by Aesthetic Everything, Dr. Welsh helps patients repair and renew their skin for a beautiful appearance.
Dr. Kathleen Welsh’s Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology practice is highly-equipped to perform skin rejuvenation and laser procedures that address and treat common and complex skin afflictions from acne treatments to laser tattoo removals and the latest wrinkle reduction techniques. Dr. Welsh is renowned for her mastery of injecting skin fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, as well as wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX and Dysport. Dr. Welsh is recognized as one of the first physicians to offer Juvéderm Voluma injections after participating in the clinical trials and is also one of a handful of Allergan’s Black Diamond status providers (the highest level in the country). Dr. Welsh is also a leader and top innovator in non-invasive body contouring, including CoolSculpting and laser hair removal. When she is not practicing, Dr. Welsh enjoys educating others on skin care by participating in lectures on general dermatology and cosmetic conditions.
Prior to establishing her private practice, Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, in 2000, Dr. Kathleen Welsh served as the director of cosmetic dermatology and as the chief of dermatology for The Permanente Medical Group’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in San Francisco. During that time, she established and directed The Permanente Cosmetic Dermatology program, which is now used as a model for similar programs nationwide. Since then, she has been named as one of the "Top 10 Dermatologists West" by Aesthetic Everything, the first social network for aesthetic professionals. Dr. Welsh has also been recognized for her innovative use of Juvéderm Voluma, achieving Allergan’s Black Diamond status.
When Dr. Welsh is not administering treatments at her practice in San Francisco, she is often providing training and lecturing other professionals and students on the mastery of cosmetic dermatology, sharing her passion for skin and patient care.
Dr. Kathleen Welsh is a highly-educated physician, receiving training from some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. Dr. Welsh received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. She completed her residency in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Welsh is board-certified in both internal medicine and dermatology.
Dr. Welsh lives in San Francisco with her husband, an emergency physician. She enjoys being in nature, skiing, and kite boarding. Dr. Welsh is active in the TIBA Foundation, a non-profit organization that supplies quality healthcare to people living in rural Kenya. She is also an ardent supporter of She Can, another non-profit organization that provides college education for women in Rwanda, Cambodia, and Liberia.
2299 Post Street Suite 312
San Francisco, CA 94115
THE BEST. 110%. Not only is Dr. Welsh, Dr. Austin and Mary (RN) the absolute best team ever, they deliver the highest level of service I have ever experienced in my life anywhere. FLAWLESS.I am SO GRATEFUL to this team for their expertise and kindness. If only every business took this much pride in their service delivery and product, we would be a much a better world.
Dr Welsh is the most caring, nurturing doctor I have ever experienced. Both she & Deborah were beyond any expectations with an issue I had. Everyone in this office has the highest regard for customer service and I am so happy I am a patient here!
Dr. He is meticulous, methodical, and a perfectionist in all the right ways. I used to only see Dr. Welsh, who is of course wonderful, but now that I have seen Dr. He, I will continue going back to him everytime and recommend him to all my friends. His assistant is a gem as well! Nobody has noticed that I have “done” anything specifically, but a ton of my friends and clients keep telling me my skin looks amazing and keep asking me how my skin looks so beautiful— I tell them all it’s Dr. He at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology!
Thank you so much Dr. Welsh & Staff. I been with Dr. Welsh over 22 years. Always professional know how and friendly staff.
I have been seeing Dr. Welsh for around twenty years. I look forward to my appointment with her, and always loook much better after the appointment. During the appointment, Dr. Welsh examines my skin, recommends items that should be handled by my insurance comapny dermatologist, and steps I can take to care for my skin and hair. She does not try to sell products or services that are not appropriate for me. I feel lucky to be Dr. Welsh's patient, and highly recommend her.