About Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey
Bio: Dermatologist and Skin Care Expert in Sebastopol, CA

My name is Dr. Cynthia Bailey and I'm a Board Certified dermatologist based in Sebastopol, CA (Northern California wine country).

Over the last 25 years, I've helped over 13,000 patients overcome the frustration and embarrassment caused by rosacea, acne, melasma, sun damage - even dry skin and wrinkles.  Starting in 2009 I began sharing my skin care advice with a worldwide audience so that I can help you, too.

When looking for a dermatologist, what’s the #1 trait you look for?

Most people want a doctor that has experience and a trusted reputation. They also want a physician that they feel comfortable with – especially with skin issues that can be embarrassing.

Knowledge, experience, and personality are really important for a dermatologist. Especially since skin problems are often confusing, worrisome, and embarrassing. When a skin problem happens to you, whether it’s a bad case of acne, a worrisome mole, or anything in between, there’s a sense of urgency and you want someone to ease your concerns, explain what is happening, and expertly remedy the problem.

With more than 25 years of dermatology experience, Dr. Cynthia Bailey has both the knowledge and personality to help patients feel safe and secure.

I take the time to explain your skin problem and the treatment options so that you are empowered to make good decisions. I am impeccably thorough and take a uniquely holistic approach to skin problems too, offering medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatments that work.

“We like Dr. Bailey! We live over 2000 miles away but there just isn’t a dermatologist like her there so we keep coming back to Sebastopol and that’s the bottom line. She’s so real.“ — SG & DG

“Dr. Bailey found a melanoma on my leg and I still don’t know how she figured out it was bad when my legs are covered with freckles. I didn’t even come in for something on my legs, she just found it. I feel like she saved my life.“ — CM

I know firsthand how it feels to suffer from skin problems. As a teen I had acne. I hate to admit it, but I was also a teen tanning addict - and I began to notice wrinkles and sun damage in my mid-twenties. Sensitive skin, rosacea, and seborrhea are also skin conditions that I have always had. And of course, I have openly chronicled my breast cancer journey, along with the impact it and chemotheraphy have on the skin.

Patients love Dr. Cynthia Bailey’s tireless enthusiasm to teach them about their skin.

In the office, in my blog articles, on my web pages, and when I was a member of the clinical teaching faculty at the University of California San Diego Medical School, I explained dermatology in terms you can understand. This has added to my demand as a hard-to-get-into-dermatologist, sought after by discerning people who want thorough and expert dermatologic care delivered patiently, compassionately, and custom designed for their values and priorities.

“People from everywhere know Dr. Bailey and many would like to get into her practice but her practice has been full for years. She’s known as the dermatologist you can’t get into unless you have friends or family already in the practice who can ask her for you.“ — RG

“Every time I tell someone about the surgery on my face they look and they can’t find the scar. I say, hey man, I have a specialist, and she knows what she is doing!“ — FW

“My friend who used to come here and moved out of state said, ‘I just can’t find a dermatologist here like Dr. Bailey.“ — SB

Skin care is an important tool I always include as part of my holistic approach to healthy skin. I created products and routines for the full range of skin problems and skin types that I see in my practice.

Due to strong demand, Dr. Cynthia Bailey now offers her carefully designed skin products and routines on the web for people all over the world.

Every skin care product that I offer has been carefully tested on myself, my family (really!!) and patients over the years. From products that solve problems like rosacea or acne, or that help rejuvenate the skin, my products get real results. If it doesn’t work, I don't offer it. It’s as simple as that.

If you know Dr. Cynthia Bailey you know she thoroughly enjoys being a dermatologist.

I consider it a privilege that I get to “tidy, fix, and improve” the part of a person’s body that everyone sees. I know that when a person’s complexion is healthy, it helps build self-confidence and adds to their enjoyment in life. My ultimate goal is to help people to be happy and healthy – whether through my work in the office, on my blog, or in some other form of media, I work tirelessly to that end.

I want you to fall in love with your skin every single day! Visit our dermatology medical office to make an appointment! 

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Here’s a bit more about my dermatology background and the professional organizations I am involved with:

  1. Graduate of Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans.
  2. Member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  3. Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.
  4. California Medical Association (member of the Board of Trustees 2000-2003, Member of the House of Delegates 1993-2003.)
  5. Sonoma County Medical Association (President elect and President 1998-2000, member of the Board of Trustees 1996-2000, Creator and Co-Chair of the Sonoma County Health Care Summit 2001-2003.)
  6. Board of Trustee and Committee member on numerous Sonoma County health care organizations since 1991.
  7. Staff privileges to practice at 3 Sonoma County hospitals: St. Joseph HospitalsSutter Hospital, and Palm Drive Hospital (now Sonoma West Medical Center).