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Dr. Steven Y. He of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology


Dr. Steven Y. He is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who joined Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology in August, 2019.

Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Dr. He specializes in a wide range of general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, including treatment of acne, acne scarring, rosacea, melasma, sun spots, skin cancer screening / treatment, eczema, psoriasis and vein therapies via sclerotherapy / lasers.

He is an expert in facial / neck rejuvenation and natural-appearing wrinkle reduction via the use neuromodulators (Botox / Xeomin / Dysport / Jeuveau), thread lifts, dermal fillers (Restalyn / Juvéderm / Belotero / Radiesse / Sculptra) and chemical peels. He performs PRP (Platelet-rich-plasma) treatments and is passionate about developing a personalized treatment plan to help you overcome hair loss disorders. He performs surgical dermatology for the removal of skin cancers and benign skin growths. Dr. He also can be consulted for skin tightening, body contouring and performs Kybella for area-specific fat reduction.

A large part of his practice, Dr. He enjoys cosmetic laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, brown spots, blood vessels, collagen stimulation and a wide range of scar conditions including for acne scars and keloids.

Dr. He would love to help you develop a personalized daily skincare regimen to promote lifelong healthy and youthful skin.

Dr. He hopes to bring a holistic approach to skin wellness, including diet and fitness in balance with optimizing other systemic medical conditions. As an avid triathlete, you can find him swimming, biking, and running around the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. He also enjoys local fitness classes including Barry’s Bootcamp and Flywheel, as well as exploring the local farmer’s market and eateries.



Every day, I am grateful to be a physician and value the privilege of helping you with all your skincare needs. Being a patient myself, I appreciate all the amazing medical advancements that help us live a healthy life and understand the impact of disease on our overall wellbeing. I strive to deliver the most compassionate dermatologic care using the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology to provide an individualized treatment plan for you. I find it exceptionally rewarding to be involved in treating various general, surgical, and cosmetic skin conditions for my patients.


My medical dermatology approach emphasizes skin disease prevention, early detection and treatment of the underlying cause with a goal for cure.


My cosmetic dermatology approach aims to maintain your unique, underlying beauty and natural expressions with a strong emphasis on less is more towards graceful aging.


If you come to meet me, trust that I am doing my absolute best to take care of your skin in every way possible. We will partner together on your skincare journey to achieve healthy, youthful skin. My patients come from all walks of life and from various corners of the world. Whether you come for a single visit to seek a second opinion or to establish care for a lifetime, I look forward to meeting you.


Dr. He was born in Hebi, China and came to the U.S. at the age of 8. He was raised in Los Angeles, and attended the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and minored in Political science. Dr. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was selected by the college as the Flag Bearer during graduation.

He completed his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society and served as Co-President. Dr. He moved to Boston to complete his internal medicine preliminary internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.

He then completed his dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medicine / New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. While in New York, he trained in various advanced cosmetic and laser dermatologic procedures for skin rejuvenation.

Dr. He has won numerous awards and research grants for his research on cosmetic laser treatments and skin cancer therapies. He finds it very meaningful to help advance the field of dermatology and has presented his work both nationally and internationally at various leading dermatology conferences.

Many of his works have been published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology and the British Journal of Dermatology. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.


Dr. He is a big believer in service and helping those who are in need. He has volunteered all of his life, from mentoring underserved college students in Central California to serving food at Mama’s kitchen to coordinating the 5th St. Homeless clinic in San Francisco.

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