Having trained for nearly two decades as a classical Russian ballet dancer, Dr. Amelia K. Hausauer brings a unique perspective to the field of dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Dance is an exercise in nuance, a philosophy guiding how she approaches patient histories, analyzes anatomy, and designs comprehensive treatment plans. Hours spent in the studio learning to communicate through the tilt of head, position of fingertips, and extension of toes taught her that a masterpiece is the sum of innumerable parts, each of which needs to be studied with sublime precision and a critical eye before being reconstructed into a whole.
This same principle is true when treating the skin…Dr. Hausauer strives to integrate a rigorous knowledge of cutaneous biology with a refined and subtle sense of beauty. She takes pride in designing patient centered, detail oriented, and multimodal management plans in order to achieve the most radiant results.
Childhood and Academic Career
Dr. Hausauer grew up in the Bay Area and earned a Bachelors of Arts with the highest honors in Human Biology from Stanford University. Upon graduating, she had received nine merit-based awards and prizes, including the Kristen Frohnmeyer Prize presented based on “significant academic excellence, true altruism, and the potential to make a difference.” Dr. Hausauer subsequently earned her medical doctorate at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) — the same celebrated institution where Dr. Zeidler trained — and again received multiple competitive scholarships. After completing internal medicine internship, she jumped coasts for dermatology residency at New York University (NYU) The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, consistently one of the top three ranked programs in the nation. It was here that Dr. Hausauer gained critical experience in medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology, a knowledge base she brings to every consultation at Aesthetx. She worked with luminaries in the field and during her senior years, became particularly interested in the role of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling for the potential treatment of skin conditions.
Armed with this background and expertise, Dr. Hausauer returned to California to complete an American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)-accredited cosmetic surgery fellowship at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills with dermatologists Drs. Derek Jones and Naissan Wesley, world-renowned for their work on injectable fillers, botulinum toxin, and laser medicine. This advanced training is highly selective with only a handful of programs across the country, so Dr. Hausauer received direct tutelage and mentoring in the management of wrinkles and folds, rejuvenation, resurfacing, minimally invasive lifting, body contouring, veins, scar revision, and hair therapies.
Pioneer in Research and Beyond
Building off training during residency and fellowship, Dr. Hausauer has become an innovator and author in the world of PRP and microneedling. She has spearheaded several research trials on these subjects, including as the principle investigator for a study examining PRP in the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss. She lectures routinely and teaches hands-on injection sessions, training other healthcare providers on the intricacies of PRP and microneedling. As a thought leader, Dr. Hausauer is the chief editor of and a contributing author to the upcoming medical textbook, PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic Medicine. And she was recently selected to participate in the prestigious ASDS Future Leaders Network, a program designed to groom thought leaders and influencers in the field of procedural dermatology.
Beyond her expertise in the field of PRP and microneedling, Dr. Hausauer has written multiple articles and book chapters on neuromodulators (i.e. BOTOX® cosmetic) and dermal fillers and has served as an investigator on FDA trials for Allergan, Merz Aesthetics, Revance Therapeutics, and ThermiGen LLC.