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Art of Skin MD is where skin matters. We recognize that your skin is unique, and requires a personalized treatment plan. Director and founder, Dr. Melanie Palm, is an award-winning and nationally recognized leader in dermatology. She appreciates the high expectations of her patients, and strives to exceed them.

At our state of the art facility, a comprehensive approach is used to address both medical dermatology and aesthetic concerns. Whether you are seeking a thorough skin examination or advanced facial rejuvenation, the Art of Skin MD approach is thoughtful, gentle, and personalized to each individual.

Nestled in Solana Beach, CA, the Art of Skin MD dermatology center was constructed in 2012 to deliver cutting edge dermatology and cosmetic services in a safe and inviting environment. Serving the communities of North County San Diego, our facility offers serene and modern clinical rooms paired with friendly, experienced staff. Art of Skin MD wants to change your perception of the doctor experience.

Melanie D. Palm, MD, MBA is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatologic cosmetic surgeon. Her dedication to education is a testament to her passion for healthy skin and happy patients. Dr. Palm has authored over 25 published medical articles and four book chapters on varying subjects within the dermatology and cosmetic surgery literature.

A national and international cosmetic dermatology expert, Dr. Palm has lectured on four continents regarding safety and innovation pertaining to laser technology, injectables, liposculpture, and vein treatments. Melanie Palm, MD, MBA has been featured on numerous TV and radio news programs including The Doctors, Fox, NBC, KUSI, and CW. She is often sought as a dermatology expert for print magazines and newspapers including Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, San Diego Business Journal, San Diego Magazine, and Ranch & Coast.

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Dr. Melanie Palm has received many local and national top doctor accolades for her dermatology care. Dr. Palm is the four-year consecutive winner of the Most Compassionate Doctor as well as the Patient’s Choice award. She was recognized in 2012 as a double recipient for both the San Diego Woman Who Mean Business and Woman Who Move the City awards. In 2013, both Ranch & Coast magazine and San Diego magazine both recognized Dr. Melanie Palm as the "Best Cosmetic Dermatologist."  Additionally, Art of Skin MD was voted as the "Best Medical Spa" by San Diego A-List.

Dr. Melanie Palm places a priority on the education of herself and others. She mentors residents at the University of California San Diego and serves as a key opinion leader or advisory board member for numerous dermatology-related companies. She is a physician trainer and national advisory board member for the facial rejuvenating product, Sculptra Aesthetic. She has served as a consultant for Medicis, the maker of Restylane and Dysport. She is also a pioneer for laser technology in the treatment of pigmentary disorders including melasma as well as combinational therapy for skin rejuvenation including laser skin resurfacing.

Art of Skin MD founder Dr. Melanie Palm supports community efforts to improve overall skin health. An Amonette Circle member of the Skin Care Foundation, Dr. Melanie Palm began SolSearch, an annual skin cancer screening and safe skin event to raise money and awareness for skin cancer in the San Diego area. She also serves as a donor and physician supporter of Angel Faces, an organization that supports adolescent females that have sustained traumatic burn injuries.

Our facility is a place for those interested in serious skin care. Art of Skin MD’s comprehensive approach to skin addresses common concerns such as changing moles, hormonal acne, and skin cancers to more complex and subtle changes related to facial aging and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Palm’s fastidious knowledge of medical dermatology, chemical peels, laser procedures, sclerotherapy, skin tightening procedures, Botox, and fillers ensure a tailored and well-rounded approach to your care.

Art of Skin MD, located in coastal San Diego, serves as hub to serve the surrounding communities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, La Jolla, and Del Mar. The staff at Art of Skin MD also welcomes out-of-town guests and can help in local accommodations. We look forward to seeing you!