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Published May 09, 2023

Kathleen Welsh, MD

Dr. Kathleen Welsh is a highly esteemed physician, holding double board certifications in dermatology and internal medicine. As the revered founder of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, she established the most prominent cosmetic laser center in San Francisco Bay. With numerous accolades and awards, Dr. Welsh is renowned for her expertise in injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, cutting-edge body contouring, and laser techniques.

With a distinguished background as a former director of cosmetic dermatology and chief of dermatology for The Permanente Medical Group, she brings decades of industry experience and a deep understanding of the most advanced treatment methods. Her unique skill set has earned her recognition as one of the "Top 10 Dermatologists West" by Aesthetic Everything, reaffirming her commitment to helping patients achieve rejuvenated and beautiful skin.

Dr. Kathleen Welsh's educational background is exceptional, having received training from some of the nation's most prestigious institutions. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at the esteemed University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed her residency in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Welsh holds prestigious internal medicine and dermatology board certifications, underscoring her exceptional qualifications.

Dr. Kathleen Welsh's Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, enabling her to perform various skin rejuvenation and laser procedures. From addressing common skin afflictions to tackling complex conditions, her practice offers comprehensive treatments ranging from acne treatments and laser tattoo removal to the latest wrinkle reduction techniques. Dr. Welsh's mastery in injecting skin fillers and her expertise in wrinkle relaxers has garnered widespread recognition.

Dr. Welsh's leadership and innovation extend to non-invasive body contouring, including esteemed procedures such as CoolSculpting and laser hair removal. Beyond her practice, Dr. Welsh is dedicated to educating others about skincare through her participation in lectures on general dermatology and cosmetic conditions.

Before establishing Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology in 2000, Dr. Kathleen Welsh was the director of cosmetic dermatology and chief of dermatology for The Permanente Medical Group's Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in San Francisco. Her significant contributions include establishing and directing The Permanente Cosmetic Dermatology program, which has become a model for similar programs nationwide.

Dr. Welsh's dedication extends beyond her San Francisco practice as she shares her expertise and knowledge with fellow professionals and students. She embodies her commitment to advancing the field and delivering superior patient care through training sessions and lectures on the art of cosmetic dermatology.

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PRACTICE Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
SPECIALTY Dermatology
LOCATION Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
2299 Post Street
Suite 312
San Francisco, CA 94115

Fellow of AAD and ASDS. Established and directed The Permanente Cosmetic Dermatology program.

Named as one of the "Top 10 Dermatologists West" by Aesthetic Everything

WEBSITE https://weloveskin.com

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