Dr. Baumann authored the first textbook about cosmetic dermatology in 2002, and the second edition of Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw Hill) now ranks as the bestselling dermatology textbook in the world and has been translated into 14 languages. In 2005, Dr. Baumann authored The Skin Type Solution, a New York Times bestseller that has been published in many languages. The latest edition of The Skin Type Solutions was published in December 2010 to coincide with the PBS special, “Skin Type Solutions with Dr. Leslie Baumann,” which began airing in late 2010. Dr. Baumann’s latest textbook, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients (McGraw Hill) was released in November 2014. Dr. Baumann also pens a bi-monthly column in The Miami Herald and regularly contributes to magazines, trade publications and medical journals.


After Dr. Baumann’s 12 years teaching at University of Miami, Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute’s board-certified dermatologists offer the highest level of care for the entire spectrum of medical skin conditions and concerns.

Patient Care

In addition to improving the skin’s health and appearance, Dr. Leslie Baumann and her staff work one-on-one with patients to advise them on treatments, procedures, products, nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle choices.


As a dermatologist, author and researcher, Dr. Leslie Baumann is known for Skin Type Solution, and her skin-typing system that determines the best skincare products for patients.



MilestonesBrief History of Our Company


Founded the University of Miami division of Cosmetic Dermatology – the first University center of its kind in the USA.


Director, Division of Cosmetic Dermatology at the University of Miami


Participated in the FDA approval research trial for use of Botox for frown lines.


Published the #1 best-selling McGraw Hill textbook, Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice.


Lead author and investigator in the FDA approval trials of Juvederm for facial wrinkles.


Professor of Clinical Dermatology, University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine


Published the New York Times bestseller, The Skin Type Solution.


Founded the Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute (BCRI).


Dr. Baumann published the second edition of Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice.


“Skin Type Solutions with Leslie Baumann, MD” airs on PBS special is released on PBS and is viewed by millions.


Performed the FDA research trials that let to the approval of Kybella for treating chin fat.


Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute wins two American Institute of Architecture (AIA) awards for unique design and use of technology.


Dr. Baumann’s second textbook, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients, is published.


Participated in the FDA trial that led to the approval of UltraShape Power for removal of body fat.


Performed many more FDA trials on dermal fillers, toxins, and injectables to treat cellulite.


Skin Type Solutions signs 200th medical office for Skin Type Solutions.


Dr. Baumann joins the Beauty Council of the VC Firm Swift Arc Ventures.


3rd edition of Cosmetic Dermatology is published.


Dr. Baumann joins the Board of Entrepreneurship at the University of Miami Herbert Business School.


Dr. Baumann wins “Top Women in Business” Award from the Commonwealth Institute for the 4th year in a row.

200Thousand skin-typed patients
60Countries lectured in


Baumann Cosmetic Dermatology

Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute

Offering the latest and most effective treatments and procedures for anti-aging and the entire spectrum of cosmetic and medical skin concerns, Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute is committed to proof, not promises. In addition to improving the skin’s health and appearance, Dr. Leslie Baumann and her staff work one-on-one with patients to advise them on treatments, procedures, products, nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle choices that minimize signs of aging and maximize results, for a comprehensive approach to skincare.

QualityCosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Baumann is a globally respected cosmetic dermatologist. She and her team work with highly respected dermatology companies around the world to develop innovative ways to reverse the signs of aging.


Dr. Baumann’s work has played a vital role in the FDA approvals of a wide array of products including Botox®, Dysport®, Juvéderm®, Voluma™, Restylane Silk, Kybella™, Liposonix®, Tri-Luma® and more.


Dr. Baumann is frequently invited to lecture at dermatology conferences around the world on all topics of dermatology.

Our Mission

  • Natural beauty
  • Timeless beauty
  • Change the way consumers shop for skincare products
  • Efficacious skincare
  • Driven by research

Our Vision

Dr. Baumann is devoted to cutting-edge research and performed the clinical trials that led to the FDA approval of groundbreaking skin innovations including Kybella, Botox and Dysport, the dermal fillers Voluma, Hylaform, Sculptra and Juvéderm; the prescription hyperpigmentation treatment Tri-Luma, and more.

Dr. Baumann is constantly researching new lasers and light devices, cellulite treatments, acne solutions, skincare products and injectable procedures, which gives us an advantage that we pass on to you. Her cosmetic dermatologists have years of experience with the most innovative treatments before they even hit the market.



Skin Type Solutions Store

Skincare is a $100 billion business. With countless patients to see and paperwork mounting, today’s dermatologists don’t have the time to sort through hundreds of products. To stay up on the latest product recommendations and cosmetic dermatology research, partner with Skin Type Solutions. Our expert, Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D., is an internationally-renowned dermatologist who has crafted a one-of-a-kind product recommendation protocol using 16 distinct Baumann Skin Types. This scientific methodology is used to diagnose the skin type and match to a customized skincare regimen prescribed by your doctor. The Skin Type Solutions® Franchise System is an educational, science-based skincare store that implements a simple and reliable methodology to maximize skincare product sales and patient results. If you are a medical practice interested in using our ecommerce solution, click below to learn more.


The Skin Type Solution

Cosmetic Dermatology Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition

Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients

Skin Type Solution

Take a questionnaire and find out your unique skin type, ingredients to avoid, understand the ideal products to use, and more!

Cosmetic Dermatology

As the second edition, this book will help readers know the most current medications, cosmeceuticals, and procedures.

Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients

Learn about topical drug delivery through cosmeceuticals as well as the details and misconceptions associated with specific ingredients.