Patient Reviews

About Patient Reviews

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.

Reviews for San Francisco, CA Dermatologist Dr. Kathleen Welsh

5.0 Review from K.V. Source: Google Jun 06 2024

"I've been going to Dr Welsh for over 30 years and quite often get complimented on how much younger I look than 77. Always asked who my doctor is. Dr Welsh and all of her staff are absolutely The Best! Caring, professional, and pioneers on treatments that really do make a difference in the way one feels when gazing into a mirror. I wish the the scale for the number of stars on this review would be 10. But even then I'd have to add a plus sign after that "score"."

5.0 Review from L.J. Source: Google Jun 01 2024

"Had a 5 star experience. Dr Welsh & Mary always make me feel comfortable. They go above and beyond, from their level of caring and expertise is unparalleled. They take the time to answer any questions I have. I am so thankful to have been a patient of Dr Welsh's for so many year."

5.0 Review from J.H. Source: Google Mar 22 2024

"I always appreciate having Dr. Welsh take care of me. She has been my dermatologist for over 30 years and my skin looks better than ever. The staff is wonderful too"

5.0 Review from D.S. Source: Yelp Mar 12 2024

"I've been looking for an amazing dermatologist, and Dr. He is so him! Dr. He removed red spots from my face, and he also removed a really bad looking big growth on my back. Somehow this magician did it all in a flash and without leaving any scaring at all. I know a little bit about the industry--I managed Tenaya Med Spa for years. I sometimes have former clients ask me who I now recommend, and up until I visited Dr. He and Dr. Welsh, I didn't know what to say. But wow, I sure do now--to experience is to believe. Dr. He's no-rush kindness and skill level is the best of the best. Even better than the best! It's so comforting to know that such elite dermatology exists in San Francisco, and especially from such a nice person like Dr. He."

5.0 Review from A.S. Source: Google Jun 19 2024

"Dr. Kathleen Welsh is incredibly intelligent, compassionate and is simply one of the best doctor’s on this planet. She is the top doctor in her field. I recommend her to all my friends, family and colleagues."

5.0 Review from I.K. Source: Google Jun 07 2024

"I've been plagued with festoons under my eyes for over a decade. I've tried fillers and even considered plastic surgery until Dr. Welsh suggested Morpheus. After three treatments, the skin on my face was tighter and my festoons practically disappeared. I was so pleased with the results that I agreed to Morpheus treatment on my neck. Morpheus again tightened the skin minimizing the pesky jowls. I've been seeing Dr. Welsh for a long time and have always been amazed not only at her knowledge of cutting edge technology but her kindness, generosity and genuine interest in her patients. Arianna Phillips and Mary Krempa who performed the Morpheus treatments went above and beyond to make sure the procedure was as comfortable and pleasant as possible. They answered all my questions and followed up after the individual sessions. I couldn't have asked for more. Well worth the investment. BACD gets 10 Stars!!"

5.0 Review from L.K. Source: Google May 23 2024

"Personally and individually, Dr. Welsh is the REAL Five star Dermatologist in Northern California, worth every penny for her precise injections, treatments and bed side manner. Yes, there are delays sometimes, yes there are many other patients and a filled to the brim schedule, but face it, you are paying to get an appt. with a Harvard Trained MD. You get what you pay for. If you are looking for cheap, you are going to look just that, Cheap. Worth the wait. Worth the money. Your face is worth it. Laura Kyriazis, ESQ."

5.0 Review from A.O. Source: Google Apr 25 2024

"Fast, efficient and highly informative. Dr Welsh is truly amazing!"

5.0 Review from V. Source: Google Apr 08 2024

"Dr. Welsh is an artist and absolutely THE best! I’ve tried the supposed “best” of NYC Dr.’s and they don’t come close. She is worth every bit of the long wait. I’ve referred so many others to her, and sentiments are the same."

5.0 Review from V.S. Source: Google Apr 05 2024

"Dr. Welsh is an artist and absolutely THE best! I’ve tried the supposed “best” of NYC Dr.’s and they don’t come close. She is worth every bit of the long wait. I’ve referred so many others to her, and sentiments are the same."

5.0 Review from K.R. Source: Facebook Apr 04 2024

"Venturing into the world of cosmetic dermatology in the Bay Area, one name consistently echoes with unparalleled excellence: Dr. Welsh and her remarkable clinic. From the moment you step into their facility, the atmosphere radiates a blend of professionalism, warmth, and state-of-the-art care that immediately sets you at ease. Dr. Welsh, the founder, stands at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology not just as a physician but as a visionary who has meticulously crafted an oasis for those seeking transformative dermatological services. Her clinic is a testament to her dedication, offering a wide array of treatments that incorporate the latest advancements in skincare technology. Each procedure is tailored to meet the individual needs of the clients, ensuring outcomes that are not only effective but also harmoniously aligned with their natural beauty. Dr. Welsh’s expertise is evident in the precision of her work and the glowing testimonials of her patients, who consistently praise not only the visible improvements in their skin but also the boost in confidence and well-being they experience. What sets Dr. Welsh and her clinic apart is the holistic approach to dermatology. It’s not just about cosmetic enhancements; it’s about nurturing skin health and empowering individuals through education and personalized care. The staff mirrors Dr. Welsh’s passion and commitment, providing a nurturing environment where every client is treated with the utmost respect and attentiveness. For those in the Bay Area seeking a sanctuary for cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Welsh’s clinic is a beacon of excellence. It’s a place where science and artistry converge, creating outcomes that are as remarkable as the individuals who walk through their doors. Dr. Welsh is not just a dermatologist; she is a catalyst for positive change, enhancing the beauty that lies within each patient with an amazing blend of compassion, expertise, and innovative care."

5.0 Review from K.R. Source: Google Apr 04 2024

"Venturing into the world of cosmetic dermatology in the Bay Area, one name consistently echoes with unparalleled excellence: Dr. Welsh and her remarkable clinic. From the moment you step into their facility, the atmosphere radiates a blend of professionalism, warmth, and state-of-the-art care that immediately sets you at ease. Dr. Welsh, the founder, stands at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology not just as a physician but as a visionary who has meticulously crafted an oasis for those seeking transformative dermatological services. Her clinic is a testament to her dedication, offering a wide array of treatments that incorporate the latest advancements in skincare technology. Each procedure is tailored to meet the individual needs of the clients, ensuring outcomes that are not only effective but also harmoniously aligned with their natural beauty. Dr. Welsh’s expertise is evident in the precision of her work and the glowing testimonials of her patients, who consistently praise not only the visible improvements in their skin but also the boost in confidence and well-being they experience. What sets Dr. Welsh and her clinic apart is the holistic approach to dermatology. It’s not just about cosmetic enhancements; it’s about nurturing skin health and empowering individuals through education and personalized care. The staff mirrors Dr. Welsh’s passion and commitment, providing a nurturing environment where every client is treated with the utmost respect and attentiveness. For those in the Bay Area seeking a sanctuary for cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Welsh’s clinic is a beacon of excellence. It’s a place where science and artistry converge, creating outcomes that are as remarkable as the individuals who walk through their doors. Dr. Welsh is not just a dermatologist; she is a catalyst for positive change, enhancing the beauty that lies within each patient with an amazing blend of compassion, expertise, and innovative care."

5.0 Review from M.S. Source: Google Apr 03 2024

"I have been a patient of Dr. Welsh’s / BACD for 17 years. They are perfection in every way! I have unusual skin condition and they figured out how to treat it. I’ve had countless procedures and loved them all. If there is ever an issue, they are very accommodating and work diligently to make sure I’m always happy! Dr. Welsh and Dr. Austin are gifted dermatologist and lovely to boot. I don’t feel like they are rushing ; both doctors take the time to build rapport with me which always puts me at ease in their office. I feel so lucky to have found them!"

5.0 Review from K.R. Source: Yelp Apr 03 2024

"Venturing into the world of cosmetic dermatology in the Bay Area, one name consistently echoes with unparalleled excellence: Dr. Welsh and her remarkable clinic. From the moment you step into their facility, the atmosphere radiates a blend of professionalism, warmth, and state-of-the-art care that immediately sets you at ease. Dr. Welsh, the founder, stands at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology not just as a physician but as a visionary who has meticulously crafted an oasis for those seeking transformative dermatological services.Her clinic is a testament to her dedication, offering a wide array of treatments that incorporate the latest advancements in skincare technology. Each procedure is tailored to meet the individual needs of the clients, ensuring outcomes that are not only effective but also harmoniously aligned with their natural beauty. Dr. Welsh's expertise is evident in the precision of her work and the glowing testimonials of her patients, who consistently praise not only the visible improvements in their skin but also the boost in confidence and well-being they experience.What sets Dr. Welsh and her clinic apart is the holistic approach to dermatology. It's not just about cosmetic enhancements; it's about nurturing skin health and empowering individuals through education and personalized care. The staff mirrors Dr. Welsh's passion and commitment, providing a nurturing environment where every client is treated with the utmost respect and attentiveness.For those in the Bay Area seeking a sanctuary for cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Welsh's clinic is a beacon of excellence. It's a place where science and artistry converge, creating outcomes that are as remarkable as the individuals who walk through their doors. Dr. Welsh is not just a dermatologist; she is a catalyst for positive change, enhancing the beauty that lies within each patient with an amazing blend of compassion, expertise, and innovative care."

0.0 Review from K.R. Source: Foursquare Apr 03 2024

"Dr. Welsh and this facility rank among the top dermatologists worldwide! Dr. Welsh is truly exceptional."

5.0 Review from B.B. Source: Google Mar 30 2024

"I received excellent care today from Dr. Welch and Mary for a facial injury and scars I have from a bike accident. My concerns were heard and I felt positive about my prospects for healing for the first time in several months. Every member of the team was supportive and professional, and exemplified their mission of delivering the highest standard of care & esthetic results in a compassionate way."

5.0 Review from W.S. Source: Google Mar 15 2024

"I love Dr. Welsh and her staff 😍. They are always professional, friendly and do a fantastic job at keeping my skin tags under control."

5.0 Review from C.M. Source: Google Mar 02 2024

"Always top notch service from Dr Welch and her fine staff. The nurses and staff are efficient and very pleasant. Dr Welsh is superb in what she does and making you comfortable."

5.0 Review from L.S. Source: Google Mar 01 2024

"Dr. Welsh and her team are the best! I have been going to her for years. I know I will always be treated with professionalism and kindness. More importantly, I know I look the best I possibly can when I put my face in her hands."

5.0 Review from C.V. Source: Google Feb 17 2024

"Dr Welsh is kind, caring, competent and immensely talented! Her experience and ability places her at the top of the Game!!!!!! All the staff reflects her values and takes extra care to create a supportive professional environment."

5.0 Review from K.S. Source: Google Feb 09 2024

"Dr Welsh and her team are fantastic!"

5.0 Review from W.S. Source: Google Feb 09 2024

"Dr. Welsh is fabulous. She saw me at the last minute for a skin issue. I was worried about I’ve been going to her for years and highly highly recommend her practice."

5.0 Review from I.B. Source: Google Feb 03 2024

"Dr. Welsh and her team at BACD are wonderful. This visit we took a look at my “before” photos from five years ago—and compared them with today’s. My skin looks even better! I’ve learned to care for my skin—and the treatments and products that she’s recommended have been perfect for me. It’s clear that Dr. Welsh is engaged in life—and so a visit with her is also inspiring. The team is great. Everything in the office designed for thoughtful efficiency-yet never losing the personal touch."

5.0 Review from A.N. Source: Google Feb 02 2024

"Have been seeing Dr Welsh for 20 years now. People complement me on how great my shin looks! My whole family sees her! Xoxo thank you Dr Welsh"

5.0 Review from P.D. Source: Yelp Jan 28 2024

"Dr. Welsh and Dr. Austin have taken exquisite care of me and my skin care needs. The level of professionalism is unmatched and they don’t just try to give you every treatment out there. Rather, they understand your goals and create a plan in alignment with that. The office staff is super helpful in booking and placing product orders. I’m a happy customer of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology and highly recommend their services."

5.0 Review from P.D. Source: Yelp Jan 28 2024

"Dr. Welsh and Dr. Austin have taken exquisite care of me and my skin care needs. The level of professionalism is unmatched and they don't just try to give you every treatment out there. Rather, they understand your goals and create a plan in alignment with that. The office staff is super helpful in booking and placing product orders. I'm a happy customer of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology and highly recommend their services."

5.0 Review from K.V. Source: Google Jan 18 2024

"Exceptional customer service. Dr Welsh is always awesome. Great suggestions. Everyone works as a perfect team."

5.0 Review from C.S. Source: Google Jan 12 2024

"Always a pleasure to come here. Staff are so nice and helpful. Place is clean, attractive decor. And of course Kathleen Welsh is so warm and attentive."

5.0 Review from N.K. Source: Google Jan 11 2024

"I always love seeing Kathleen Welsh She is so kind, cheerful and professional! Thanks nancy"

5.0 Review from J.K. Source: Google Jan 05 2024

"Dr Walsh is a five star person and doctor. I just love her work and she's absolutely delightful."

5.0 Review from J.M. Source: Google Nov 16 2023

"Dr. Welsh and her staff are incredibly kind and helpful."

5.0 Review from R.L. Source: Google Oct 27 2023

"Dr Welsh is awesome, as is her wonderful staff."

5.0 Review from S.Y. Source: Google Sep 20 2023

"I have been seeing Dr. Welsh regularly since I was 30 years old. I am now 50 and always feel confident telling people my age because they are always shocked and say they thought I was in my late 30’s, early 40’s. The only downside to going to this office is knowing that one day Dr. Welsh will retire. Dr. Welsh is hands down the best cosmetic dermatologist around. I love referring my friends to her as they are always thrilled with the results. Thank you Dr. Welsh!!!"

5.0 Review from M.G. Source: Yelp Sep 16 2023

"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!"

5.0 Review from M.G. Source: Yelp Sep 15 2023

"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!"

5.0 Review from L.C. Source: Google Sep 15 2023

"Have had the good fortune to be under Dr. Welsh's excellent care for many years. She and her team of top professionals are the best!"

5.0 Review from G.K. Source: Google Sep 14 2023

"Such amazing service today. Dr. Welsh was so knowledgeable and helpful."

5.0 Review from A.M. Source: Google Sep 01 2023

"This has been my dermatologist provider for 20 years. Dr Welsh has caught numerous skin issues for me. She is friendly, talented, caring and has the best memory of anyone I’ve ever met. Highly recommend this office!"

5.0 Review from I.E. Source: Google Aug 31 2023

"Dr Welsh is the best dermatologist!"

5.0 Review from E.D. Source: Google Aug 15 2023

"First class cosmetic dermatology. A place that is pleasant to go to and makes the world a more attractive place. Dr. Welsh is always fun to be around and knows what she is doing. Rare in the world of skin care!"

5.0 Review from C.B. Source: Google Aug 11 2023

"I love going to Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr Welsh is highly skilled and tells it like it is. I know what I can expect and I always leave feeling good about myself."

5.0 Review from A.H. Source: Google Jul 28 2023

"The staff and Dr. Welsh are amazing. They care about the outcome, healthy preventative skin care routines and are the best in the business."

5.0 Review from J.C. Source: Google Jul 26 2023

"Dr. Welsh has really gone above and beyond to address the previous issues and I am completely satisfied with the improved strategies that she and her team had implemented. They were professional and kind in their interactions and the therapies that were recommended truly embodied good patient care that I had come to know from her practice for more than 20 years. Thank you Dr. Welsh. Kudos!! ------------------------------------------ Of my 20+ years with Dr. Welsh and her team, I felt this visit was the least satisfactory. The front desk receptionist seemed reluctant to answer any more than 2 questions. From the getgo, the MA focused on pushing skin care products the whole time rather than assess my visit intent. Subsequently, when Dr. Welsh came in, she really did not spend much time asking which areas I intended to plan on having improved upon. Maybe she thought the MA already elicited the data? Given the above, the 2 usual trouble areas that usually gets the procedure got left out. Then one of the newer procedure went awry and I was supposed to follow the area carefully so it won't form a blister, otherwise I will have to return to get it fixed. I had to ask for new ice bags for the pain as no refills were offered. Finally, the billing needed to be adjusted several times as a few major miscalculations happened, luckily spotted by the MA (I don't really know who is counting / tallying what/how much products were used during the procedure). They were cleaning the room before I was ready to go. Sadly, the visit felt rushed, less friendly and there was notably less attention to details from staff and clinician compared to my previous visits."

5.0 Review from S.J. Source: Google Jul 20 2023

"I’ve been coming to Dr. Welsh for several years and and I honestly can’t say enough good things about her and her wonderful, friendly staff. She has always steered me in the right direction about which procedures and products would best suit me and my skincare needs. She also happens to be one of the kindest people I’ve ever met - so genuine and sincere. A truly good soul. I trust her thoroughly. A special shout-out to Mary, Katie and Katy - all fantastic RNs."

5.0 Review from N.M. Source: Google Jun 27 2023

"As a new patient, my first visit left me very impressed with Dr. Welsh and her staff. I was happy with the questions I was asked, the answers I received to my queries; and the treatment I received at that visit. The daily care plan laid out for me is simple and effective.. Dr Welsh observed an issue with my left eyelid (ptosis) that neither my previous dermatologist nor my ophthalmologist had noticed, and referred me to another expert for treatment. This combination of attention to both cosmetic and medical issues is what I have been looking for!"

5.0 Review from R.F. Source: Google Jun 22 2023

"I have complete confidence in Dr Welsh. She has treated me for around 10 years, cleared up my rosacea, removed several pre-cancerous growths and advised me on a number of treatments and procedures that have improved my appearance and the health of my skin considerably. I really like her products and take her advise on all skin issues."

5.0 Review from J.M. Source: Google Jun 14 2023

"Dr. Welsh and her staff are fabulous."

4.0 Review from J.*. Source: Google Jun 06 2023

"Fantastic recommendation made by Dr. Welsh, who switched something around for me. I will be returning in future!"

5.0 Review from R.W. Source: Google May 25 2023

"I believe Dr He is a very professional and extremely gifted cosmetic dematologist. He runs a close second to the dearest Dr. Welsh."

5.0 Review from D.J. Source: Google May 20 2023

"Dr. Welsh is amazingly talented and caring; and her staff is awesome."

5.0 Review from I.M. Source: Google May 20 2023

"Dr. Welsh and her staff are amazing. Love and care for both body and soul. After my treatment I walked out looking and feeling my best. Thank you!"

5.0 Review from B.A. Source: Google May 13 2023

"Dr Kathleen Welsh is THE BEST!"

5.0 Review from M.D. Source: Google May 12 2023

"Wonderful, caring staff. Dr Welsh s simply amazing! Highly recommend the practice!"

5.0 Review from J.A. Source: Google May 05 2023

"It’s always a good experience coming to this practice with helpful, friendly, courteous staff and amazing physicians. It’s always a pleasure seeing Dr Kathleen Welsh, she’s an extremely caring person and an excellent doctor."

5.0 Review from C.H. Source: Google May 04 2023

"Absolutely adore Dr Welsh. She is so knowledgeable and makes the experience fun."

5.0 Review from C.D. Source: Google May 04 2023

"I had a very quick & painless laser hair removal. Dr. Welsh & her staff are wonderful!"

5.0 Review from J.O. Source: Google Mar 23 2023

"I've been seeing Dr. Welsh for several years- love her! She delivers results that I'm more than happy with. She's literally helped me stop appearing to age with her professional advice and direction. I've recommended her to all my friends."

5.0 Review from V.M. Source: Google Mar 16 2023

"Dr. Welsh is always so warm and thoughtful that I look forward to appointments."

5.0 Review from H.B. Source: Google Feb 27 2023

"I have been seeing Dr. Welsh for around twenty years. I look forward to my appointment with her, and always look much better after the appointment. During the appointment, Dr. Welsh examines my skin, recommends items that should be handled by my insurance company 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."

5.0 Review from L.S. Source: Google Feb 25 2023

"It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Welsh and her team. I explicitly trust them with my face!"

5.0 Review from E.V. Source: Google Feb 12 2023

"The Best dermatologist and great staff at Bay area Cosmetic. Never leave disappointed with this office. Dr Welsh is awesome!"

5.0 Review from T.T. Source: Google Feb 11 2023

"I’ve been going to Dr. Welsh for 7+ years. I receive exceptional treatment. Her team, particularly Katie McCormick, is the best. I go to Dr.Welsh for general dermatology, rosacea treatment, and overall skin wellness."

5.0 Review from E.M. Source: Google Feb 09 2023

"Dr. Welsh is amazing! I’ve been seeing her for many years! She doesn’t inject anything too much and always makes you look pretty and natural."

5.0 Review from J.K. Source: Google Feb 09 2023

"Kathleen is the best. She never pushes me to get somethingI don't want. I appreciate her so much and so glad she is healthy again."

5.0 Review from P.W. Source: Google Feb 09 2023

"Dr Welsh has been my dermatologist for 15 years. I am able to look 15-20 years younger than I am due to her. She is the best. I w irk in the music business and it really helps me stay young."

3.0 Review from L.D. Source: Google Feb 09 2023

"I waited for an hour to see Dr. Welsh. She is always very pleasant and I enjoy a visit in the office but it seems they are always running behind!"

5.0 Review from J.S. Source: Google Jan 21 2023

"Dr Welsh is the best."

5.0 Review from J.R. Source: Google Jan 12 2023

"Dr. Welch is a super talented cosmetic doctor. She is also super nice. I trust her totally to always do what is best for me."

5.0 Review from K.V. Source: Google Jan 06 2023

"Exceptional customer service. Dr Welsh is awesome. Great suggestions. Everyone works as a perfect team."

5.0 Review from P.D. Source: Yelp Jan 04 2023

"The team at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is incredible. If you’re a celebrity or an every day person looking to take excellent care of your skin, the staff at BACD will treat you the same either way. I have been to a diverse set of dermatologists over the past 15 years and BACD is definitely the absolute best. I am under the care of Dr. Welsh and Dr. Austin, who both stay on the forefront of technology and look out for you without plumping you beyond recognition or pushing services and products on you. They are the best of the best and you can count on personable, high end, quality attention and expertise. Thank you, Dr. Welsh and Dr. Austin, for supporting my commitment to my self and to my skin care!"

5.0 Review from R.L. Source: Google Dec 14 2022

"Dr. Welsh and her staff are the best! I've been coming here for over 20 years and I highly recommend BACD."

5.0 Review from S.A. Source: Google Dec 09 2022

"Dr. Welsh is always such a thorough and caring physician. She is a master at her work and always a delight to see and talk with. I have always felt so well cared for by she and her staff."

5.0 Review from J.K. Source: Google Dec 07 2022

"Dr Welsh and her team are the best in the business. So grateful I can trust my face to them! 🙏"

5.0 Review from C.B. Source: Google Dec 03 2022

"Absolutely incredible service. Dr. Welsh is top notch."

5.0 Review from H.B. Source: Google Nov 13 2022

"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."

5.0 Review from R.L. Source: Google Nov 10 2022

"Thank you so much Dr. Welsh & Staff. I been with Dr. Welsh over 22 years. Always professional know how and friendly staff."

5.0 Review from G.P. Source: Google Oct 27 2022

"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!"

5.0 Review from L.P. Source: Google Sep 16 2022

"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!"

5.0 Review from C.J. Source: Google Sep 02 2022

"5 stars for Dr. Kathleen Welsh. She has performed numerous procedures on me for the past 20 years; from fillers to laser abrasions etc. I went to someone more inexpensive in the past and had to return to Dr. Welsh to correct the work. When you ask her opinion she will give you an honest assessment."

5.0 Review from Z.C. Source: Yelp Aug 05 2022

"I got carded!!!!!!  And I’m 57 all thanks to the wonderful care I receive from Drs Welsh and Austin!   You two are rock stars!"

5.0 Review from T.Q. Source: Yelp Nov 25 2021

"I started seeing Dr. Welsh in my early 30’s for adult acne. She taught me proper skincare and set me up with the best products. I am checking in yearly to keep products on point with current skin changes. As I age, I need to choose to come in Every 4-6 months for botox & filler. Plus an occasional photo facial and laser hair removal treatments.  It is now 20 years later I honestly could pass for ten years younger than I am. Dr. Welch is magical, in my opinion. If you ask her a question, you are going to get an honest, educated answer. I would not trust anyone else."

5.0 Review from N.B. Source: Office Visit Oct 01 2021

"I must say, my new skincare routine has changed my skin entirely. For more than two decades, I tried every doctor in both LA and San Francisco and cream/treatment and was told it was something I had to live with. Dr. Welsh's recommendations have 98% cleared up the eczema and flakiness. I think it’s the Face Retin-A cream, but not even sure. I am sticking to the exact routine/program every morning and night that Dr Welsh assigned. It has changed my life."

5.0 Review from K.R. Source: Google Mar 19 2021

"This place is the élite Dermatology spot in the Bay Area. Dr. Welsh and her team are simply incredible in their professions. The place is talented, clean, proficient and all with a personal touch you will not soon forget. For many years now I have simply gone in and sat down and let them do what they know best. Keep up the great work!"

5.0 Review from D.K. Source: Yelp Dec 11 2020

"Dr. Welsh is everything you could want in a doctor,  She is extremely competent and skilled in the science of skin care, with an artists eye and concern for the face. She is clearly invested in her work, thoughtful, and able to see the individual.Having moved away for quite a few years and recently returned to San Francisco,  I was impressed to find that her expanded practice had not lost any of the integrity and carefulness I"d come to associate with her. I did my laser treatment with Dr. He and found him to be equally competent, thoughtful, invested in his work  and patient care.In this time of Covid with every contact needing to be weighed, I found the cosmetic lift and the human lift to be well worth it - highly, highly recommend."

5.0 Review from K.R. Source: Google Sep 02 2020

"This place is the élite Dermatology spot in the Bay Area. Dr. Welsh and her team are simply incredible in their professions. The place is talented, clean, proficient and all with a personal touch you will not soon forget. For many years now I have simply gone in and sat down and let them do what they know best. Keep up the great work!"

5.0 Review from D.B. Source: Google Jul 17 2020

"During Covid, I had a visit yesterday with Dr. Kathleen Welsh and her nurse, Cynthia, for beauty injections as well as a process to remove the redness from roascia and broken blood vessel's in my face. My experience was wonderful. I was greeted by an assistant in a mask and facial shield at the door who took my temperature. I felt Covid safe in the patient room. All the assistance wore masks. Everybody who treated my face was wearing a mask and shield. My appointment time was honored and I was properly escorted to my patient room. Naturally, the results from my visit are beautiful! I also appreciate Cynthia's sound advice on products to use on my face, as she is very knowledgeable and goes into depth on my morning and evening facial routine. I trust Dr. Walsh with her advice regarding the products to use for my injections, and most importantly, I am extremely satisfied with the results.!!!"

5.0 Review from J.C. Source: Yelp Jul 08 2020

"I have been coming to Dr. Welsh’s office on and off for various treatments since around 2006.  I absolutely love this office, top notch professionalism and reasonable prices. I saw Mary recently, one of the nurses , and she was absolutely a wonderful practitioner with a fabulous bedside manner.  I look forward to visiting Dr. Welsh’s office for self-care and for how the staff are so nice. Honestly I can’t say enough good things!  Not one complaint!  If you have been thinking of getting a little laser, or a peel, or hair removal, or whatever, I highly recommend you go with Dr. Welsh’s office, you won’t be disappointed!"

5.0 Review from K.B. Source: Yelp Jun 09 2020

"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."

5.0 Review from R.I. Source: Google Mar 26 2020

"I just can't say enough about Dr. Welsh and her team. Everyone who took care of me was super patient and knowledgeable. Dr Welsh answered all my questions - a lot of questions - and recommended a treatment plan. She and her team were all very kind and I feel like they really took the time to make sure I was comfortable. The experience couldn't have been better. Katie and Chelsea are my favorite for sure."

5.0 Review from R.I. Source: Google Mar 10 2020

"I just can't say enough about Dr. Welsh and her team. Everyone who took care of me was super patient and knowledgeable. Dr Welsh answered all my questions - a lot of questions - and recommended a treatment plan. She and her team were all very kind and I feel like they really took the time to make sure I was comfortable. The experience couldn't have been better. Katie and Chelsea are my favorite for sure."

5.0 Review from S.D. Source: Yelp Mar 09 2020

"I have been a patient of Kathleen Welsh for a few years now and I will continue to go back to her for years to come. Dr. Welsh helped me clear my severe hormonal acne through both topical medications and oral medications. I have also received laser treatments to clear the scarring and redness caused by my acne. Fr. Welsh is the most understanding, kind, and smart doctor I have seen and I highly recommend her to anyone in anyone in need of dermatology services."

5.0 Review from T.T. Source: Yelp Mar 09 2020

"From the moment you walk into the office, you know you're at the best. I will not trust anyone else with my skin, so Dr. Welsh is just going to have to stay in practice forever! Dr. Welsh is an artist and there is no one better. She takes the words right out of your mouth as she gets to work and tells you what she's thinking which always matches exactly what I'm thinking! There is no one better, period. I always see Katie McCormick and Dr. Welsh, and have seen many others over the years. Every person in that office is at the top of their game and utmost professionals, with Katie being a stand-out. They run a tight ship and it's a wonder to watch everyone work as a team and like clock work. On a personal note, I'm shocked at looking at another review that is negative and even mentions racism. I don't want to begin a whole conversation here, but I felt I had to mention this as my husband and I run a non-profit for immigrants of every color and Dr. Welsh has been our biggest supporter. I am sorry for that reviewers experience, and haven't walked in her shoes, but my personal experience is that Dr. Welsh is kind, empathetic and compassionate, and makes certain that she surrounds herself with a staff that shares those same values. By the way, if you take a look around the office, you'll see many colors of skin. Also, it's literally Dr. Welsh's business to understand every color of skin and how each reacts to every procedure. I'm Native American and Dr. Welsh spoke to me about what that means for expectations and reactions when considering different treatment plans. Bottom line, I won't go anywhere else. Go see Dr. Welsh. You won't be disappointed. You will look the best you ever have!"

5.0 Review from A.R. Source: Yelp Mar 09 2020

"I'd like to thank Dr. Welsh for providing a second opinion that helped resolve a tricky dermatological diagnosis. She was kind and professional and asked all the right questions. I would definitely recommend her!"

5.0 Review from R.T. Source: Yelp Mar 07 2020

"I strongly recommend this practice. Dr. Welsh, Dr. Austin, and Dr. He are so brilliant and help you take back control of your skin. I’ve been with this practice for 4+ years. In addition to the results they achieved for my skin, it’s the staff and the providers who keep me coming back. I appreciate the level of professionalism and consideration BACD has for all of their clients.The doctors are so smart and truly take time to understand your problem, and recommend the right treatment to deliver the fastest possible solution. I struggled with acne my entire life; in my first consultation with Dr. Austin she recommended a daily topical (tretanoin) and specific treatments (e.g Hydrafacial and Laser to break up  redness!). Ever since then my skin improved drastically. I hardly recognize myself in the mirror today. It’s truly incredible how small changes can deliver drastic results. Recently, I met their newest physician Dr. Steven He. He is LOVELY and a true dermatology prodigy! All MDs at this practice will provide you with the information you need to treat your skin. Dr. He, in particular, is always willing to answer questions and has a magical way of breaking down the science of skincare in a way that is easy to understand. He is also very friendly and cute -- LOL! Thank you Dr. Welsh, Dr. Austin and Dr. He for all of your support over the past few years. I am so fortunate to be a client at your clinic."

5.0 Review from R.T. Source: Yelp Mar 07 2020

"I strongly recommend this practice. Dr. Welsh, Dr. Austin, and Dr. He are so brilliant and help you take back control of your skin. I've been with this practice for 4+ years. In addition to the results they achieved for my skin, it's the staff and the providers who keep me coming back. I appreciate the level of professionalism and consideration BACD has for all of their clients. The doctors are so smart and truly take time to understand your problem, and recommend the right treatment to deliver the fastest possible solution. I struggled with acne my entire life; in my first consultation with Dr. Austin she recommended a daily topical (tretanoin) and specific treatments (e.g Hydrafacial and Laser to break up  redness!). Ever since then my skin improved drastically. I hardly recognize myself in the mirror today. It's truly incredible how small changes can deliver drastic results. Recently, I met their newest physician Dr. Steven He. He is LOVELY and a true dermatology prodigy! All MDs at this practice will provide you with the information you need to treat your skin. Dr. He, in particular, is always willing to answer questions and has a magical way of breaking down the science of skincare in a way that is easy to understand. He is also very friendly and cute -- LOL! Thank you Dr. Welsh, Dr. Austin and Dr. He for all of your support over the past few years. I am so fortunate to be a client at your clinic."

5.0 Review from R.S. Source: Office Visit Dec 12 2019

"After having two children and before Emsella I could literally not run .Each time I tried, I would literally “wet my pants” .My OB/GYN suggested surgery, but I thought I’d give Emsella a try. After 6 sessions I am dry as a bone after running and can even do jumping jacks without embarrassing leakage. My sex life has also improved. I am so grateful to Bay Area Dermatology and Dr. welsh for suggesting the treatment. It was painless and very discreet. (45 year old female)"

5.0 Review from W.L. Source: Google Dec 05 2019

"Please give Dr. Welsh and her team a try and you will not regret it!!Came here only once and resolved all my skin problems!"

5.0 Review from L.L. Source: Yelp Nov 12 2019

"Dr. Welsh was recommended to me by a friend 18 years ago. Once I met her, I never needed to look further. She an excellent dermatologist and more importantly, a caring and compassionate person. For the past 18 years she has always been available to treat me. She knows my skin. And, yes, she loves skin!   I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a dermatologist who will take the time to listen to you. You will not be disappointed; you will wish you went sooner!"

5.0 Review from T.Y. Source: Yelp Nov 05 2019

"Dr Steven He is the best! I've visited this office in the past and have seen Dr Welsh and Dr Hui occasionally throughout the years but Dr He will be my go-to dermatologist. He was so nice, so knowledgeable and really took his time with me. Follow up call to check in with me after some Botox, felt very taken care of! Evaluated my skin and noticed things other doctors hadn't noticed, along with lots of tips and tricks at home to try, talked through a treatment plan and targeted product recommendations but not pushy at all. I learned a lot about my skin from the appointment with him. Fiancée said today that my face has been looking so flawless lately. Thanks Dr He!!"

5.0 Review from H.M Source: Yelp Oct 19 2019

"Let me start by saying, I highly recommend Dr. Steven He! I have severe eczema and have tried everything after seeing multiple doctors (I moved from SF to LA last year). NOTHING has worked. The last physician asked me, "what do you want, nothing will cure it so let's just try another cream". Pretty much the consensus with all doctors -- nothing I can do about it! It's incredibly depressing when people ask you what's on your face, your arms, your legs... my niece always refers to them as "boo-boos". And everyone has advice on how to cure eczema - let me tell you! I have tried every diet, all kinds of supplements, juicing... nothing worked. I have been walking around in LA weather wearing long sleeves all the time because I'm tired of hearing the questions. On a whim, when I'm in SF, I call Dr. Welsh's office. I was desperate for help and the staff offered me to see Dr. He. I went in with low expectations since no other physician has been able to help me. What I didn't realize is the absolute compassion that Dr. He and the staff showed me the moment I walked in the door. I cried as I told the assistant about my eczema. I continued to cry as Dr. He walked in and started talking to me. I'll never forget when he said, "Eczema is a disease, you were born with it, and you didn't cause this!" I told him that I was depressed because and felt bad about it because so many other people have worse problems. He said, "People with eczema suffer the same depression as people with serious diseases." He also told me, "I have something that can cure you." You can imagine my excitement. However, the excitement didn't last long. The cost of the medication (Dupixent) was exorbitant -- 5K per month! We started talking about other treatment plans but Dr. He told me that he would find a way to get me this medicine. He gave me cortisone for the eczema flare-ups, creams and said he'd be in touch. And he certainly was. The same evening, he called and told me to come to the office in the morning and sign paperwork so that I could get Dupixent through a patient assistance program. We would try to make it work, he said. The next morning, the paperwork was all filled out, and all I had to do was sign it. Dr. He spent even more time with me talking about how Dupixent works and said he would do everything to get the medicine for me. I left feeling hopeful. After speaking with the folks at Dupixent, I was, in fact, approved! My first shipment would arrive the following week and I could start the new medicine. It's been over a month, and my skin has already vastly improved from Dupixent. Dr. He has checked in on me consistently to make sure I'm doing OK. I even had some slight reactions and we talked those through and he reassured me that everything was fine. I don't know any physician that would take the extra time and care that Dr. He has done for me. Long story short -- go see Dr. He! Everyone at Dr. Welsh's office is amazing, but I highly recommend Dr. He, especially if you have a serious skin issue and need the care, compassion, and knowledge that he provides. To say he has gone above and beyond is an understatement. He's changed my life. Thank you, Dr He!"

5.0 Review from J.S. Source: Google Aug 16 2019

"They were so kind from the front staff to the assistant to the Dr just amazing.I really appreciated the attention and knowledge of everyone there and I left feeling very happy..."

5.0 Review from L.H. Source: Yelp Jul 20 2019

"Dr. Welsh and her staff are the very best! I have been coming here for many years and am always more than happy with the results of their services.  Dr. Welsh is very experienced, highly skilled and does absolutely beautiful work.  I don't know what I'd do without her!"

5.0 Review from B. Source: RealSelf Jun 27 2019

"Loved It! - I’m pretty slim and everyone told me I was crazy to do this. I was slim, but not fit, and my abdomen always bothered me, after 5 treatments waist is about 2 inches smaller and I kinda have a 4 pack. I just signed up to do my butt too."

5.0 Review from M.C. Source: Facebook Jun 07 2019

"I love Dr. Welsh. I love Dr. Austin."

5.0 Review from A.B. Source: Yelp May 07 2019

"Joining Yelp and providing a review for Bay Area Cosmetic is long overdue.  I have been a patient of Bay Area Cosmetic for more years than I can remember (think back to Laurel Village when the office was the size of a closet!!!).  Dr. Kathleen Welsh and Dr. Andrea Hui Austin are the consummate professionals when it comes to dermatology and I trust my face and my skin to no one else.   For over 15 years I saw Dr. Welsh exclusively but in recent years, and as a result of a more robust practice, I have transitioned to being a patient of Dr. Austin.  Through regular visits I am able to maintain a rejuvenated appearance with a clear complexion.  Dr. Austin has a tremendous understanding of the bone structure and muscle placement of the human face. Her skill in administering delicate injections is something to behold. The results to my skin are subtle but with noticeable improvements both in appearance and texture.  I never leave the office looking 'done', rather I leave feeling refreshed and more youthful whilst at the same time looking natural.   On many occasions after receiving injectables I have been able to attend work functions the very same day.  Minimal bruising, no down time and a natural appearance. I have read through many of the reviews for Bay Area Cosmetic, in particular, the 1 and 2 star reviewers who mention long delays in the waiting room.  Unfortunately this happens sometimes, even for long standing loyal patients like myself.  Based on my experience this is because both Dr. Welsh and Dr. Austin are focused when they are in the treatment room with each patient.  When I am in the treatment room with the doctor I have never felt rushed.  On the contrary, both doctors take time to listen and then, most importantly, take their time to administer treatments.  It is because of their highly personalized service and attention to detail with treatment protocols that sometimes they can get a bit behind on the schedule.   Over the years I have recommended many people to Bay Area Cosmetic with confidence and will continue to do so.  I trust my dermatological needs to no other practice in San Francisco."

5.0 Review from C.A. Source: Yelp Apr 18 2019

"Dr. Austin helped me with a hair growth problem I was experiencing and was able to diagnose the problem at first sight. I've also been here for acne problems I was experiencing and Dr. Welsh was able to alleviate my issues. This is definitely the best dermatologist business in San Francisco! Thank you"

5.0 Review from S.W. Source: Yelp Mar 18 2019

"I've been a patient of Dr. Welsh for 20 years. I'm a man in my 70's, and until age 50 had never given a thought to skin care beyond a moisturizer. I've a northern European complexion aging on the California coast. I was originally referred to her by my cosmetic surgeon for laser treatments to augment the healing of scars and hair removal. Dr. Welsh achieved quick results and offered sound advice on skin maintenance which has reversed a lifetime of neglect.  I noticed the improvement immediately.  Her care has been exacting, artful and extraordinary, and my skin - young for my years -  attests to her skill. She has frequently advised against procedures I thought  "maybe should try?" I have reaped  benefits, mainly from fillers Dr. Welsh recommended, including lip enhancement. Most important: Nothing about my appearance has ever looked "altered." My most recent treatment - Hydrafacial - produced amazing immediate results. Her staff is professional and warmhearted.  I'm a big fan!"

5.0 Review from D.S. Source: Yelp Mar 16 2019

"We have been patients of this practice for several years and feel so very fortunate to have Dr. Welsh and Dr Austin attending to our skin care.   The staff is knowledgeable and efficient and the facilities are excellent.   Both doctors are brilliant dermatologists; so knowledgable and skilled that they can quickly and accurately assess and make treatment recommendations.  As well, both are lovely and personable and committed to their patients.   Our experience here has been exceptional and our skin has never been healthier.     We highly (and frequently) recommend Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology and both of these wonderful doctors."

5.0 Review from D.R. Source: Yelp Mar 14 2019

"I have been a patient of this practice for over 12 years.  I have seen Kathleen Welsh for over 50 visits and have always been pleased with the outcome of my medical treatment.  She is a caring lovely person.  All of my family members have also seen her for acne , mole removal, skin care and fillers.  I travel a distance to my appointments and it is worth every mile."

5.0 Review from B.R. Source: Yelp Mar 05 2019

"I've been seeing Dr. Welsh for over 8 years. I'd give her more than 5 stars if I could because she deserves it. She's changed my life. She gives thorough sun cancer screenings that are educational, preventitive, and smart. She is a genius with diagnosing what the core root of an issue is too. I had skin allergies since I was a child and no one was ever able to diagnose what it was. She helped me do state of the art skin allergy tests to identify several allergens and improve my diet -- all of which have in turn made me healthier, allowed me to get off medicine, and just live a normal life without allergy annoyances. My favorite part though about Dr. Welsh is her passion, patience, drive, and care to help you get better and do all she can until you get there. She listens to me and answers my questions (I have a lot of them :) ) and she will call you to check in if youre waiting on a result and respond to emails quickly on something. I recommend to get the most out of your appointments to come w questions and take notes so that you can benefit from her wealth of knowledge. I send all my family and friends to her. Their office also has epic facials and lasering. All the staff is great, but I have always been impressed and thankful for Meghan and Mary's services :)."

5.0 Review from T.V. Source: Yelp Mar 01 2019

"I can't say enough great things about Dr Welsh and Bay Area Cosmetics! Dr Welsh has helped me transform my skin with her treatments and skin care lines. Not to mention how many skin cancers she has saved me from! The best thing about her is she radiates really caring for her patients and that is hard to find. The super friendly staff is all about great customer service and everyone runs on time. Just a great experience every time I go!"

5.0 Review from S.S. Source: Yelp Feb 11 2019

"I can't believe it took me this long to write a review on Dr. Welsh and Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology. I have been a patient of Dr. Welsh's going on 10 years and I can't imagine seeing anyone else. When I first started going, the office was a lot smaller, but all the expanding hasn't changed the service I get there. Every time I see Dr. Welsh she is so kind and thoughtful, and she has really changed my life. I have had bad cystic acne since around 19, and she openly admitted I had one of the worst cases she had seen. It was painful and heartbreaking and I thought it was hopeless. In the many years I've been going to her, we have worked together until finally finding treatment that worked well, and I am so thankful. I go a few times a year for laser treatments and fillers for residual scarring (shout out to Nurse Mary who is probably the nicest person on the planet and an absolute wizard with lasers, and she genuinely cares about all of her clients). Dr. Welsh has always been considerate of my budget (I'm a nonprofit worker, while I know most of her clients are probably closer to the 1%) and has worked with me when my skin condition needed more for less. I am lucky to have found them so long ago and can't recommend them higher!"

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Jan 21 2019

"Mother of the Brides - Both my daughters got married within two years of each other desperate to look my best I made an appointment with Dr.Kathleen Welsh. I had sculptura, juvederm and Botox ..basically the works! Dr. Welsh made me look and feel in my 40’s while in my 60’s. She is the Best!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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"

5.0 Review from R.I. Source: Google May 26 2018

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

5.0 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."

5.0 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.""

5.0 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..."

5.0 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."

0.0 Review from SD Source: Office Visit Aug 14 2017

"No matter how much i workout and how healthy i eat, i can't seem to get rid of my saddle bags and tummy pouch. CoolSculpting gave me an incredible result with no downtime (some bruising and numbness but Dr Welsh and her staff told me to expect that)...this machine is incredible! It actually took about 20% off of the areas i want to get rid of and the staff informed me that each time i do a treatment in the same area, I'll see more reduction. I booked my second round and can't wait to see my before and afters!"

5.0 Review from S. Source: RealSelf Aug 14 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 Review from R.L. Source: Facebook Jul 14 2017

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

5.0 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 :-)))"

5.0 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 :-)))"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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!!!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 Review from A. Source: RealSelf Oct 11 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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 !"

5.0 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."

5.0 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"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!!"

0.0 Review from T. Source: RealSelf May 19 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..."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 Review from H. Source: RealSelf Apr 08 2016

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

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!"

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"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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 ."

5.0 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."

5.0 Review from V. Source: RealSelf Aug 26 2015

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

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

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!"

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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."

5.0 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!!"

4.0 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."

5.0 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!"

5.0 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!"

5.0 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 :)"

5.0 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!)"

4.0 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 :)"

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