About the Expert
The Skin Guru
Dr. Leslie Baumann is the Director of the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute in Miami Beach. She founded the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute in 1997 and was a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine for 12 years. She earned her medical degree from Baylor University in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Baumann authored Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill 2002) which is the bestselling cosmetic dermatology textbook in the world. The new edition which published in April 2009 will be in 8 languages.
Over the last 8 years, Dr. Baumann has developed a new skin typing system consisting of 16 skin types that is described in her New York Times bestselling book The Skin Type Solution (Bantam Dell 2005). The Skin Type Solution is published in the US, UK, Australia, Brazil and soon China and Korea. Dr. Baumann is currently studying the role of genetics in determining skin type.
Dr. Baumann is involved in many clinical trials (including those on Botox, Dysport, Hylaform, Sculptra, Juvederm, and Tri-Luma) and lectures frequently throughout the world on cosmetic dermatological issues. She runs a training program for international dermatologists who are interested in expanding their cosmetic dermatology skills. She recently formed the Global Cosmetic Dermatology Alliance which consists of worldwide dermatology experts who meet annually and discuss new products and procedures.
She authors a twice weekly Yahoo Health blog at http://www.skinguru.com/ that has over 3 million readers, and a twice monthly column in the Miami Herald. Visit her website at http://www.skintypesolutions.com/ to sign up for free monthly newsletters on various skin concerns and procedures. Dr. Baumann can also be followed at www.facebook.com/baumanncosmetic and www.twitter.com/baumanncosmetic.