Sep 7

Don’t Miss Our 4th Annual Summer Skin Rescue Event!

Ever year, here at Art of Skin MD, we excitedly host an open house event that we affectionately call Summer Skin Rescue and we can’t wait for this year’s event, our fourth annual Summer Skin Rescue – it is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. – it’s sure to be our best yet!  We will have representatives from companies such as Galderma, Allergan, Lumenis, Merz, BTL and more here to discuss and explain the latest and greatest in cosmetic treatments! On top of that, we will have giveaway bags for the first 100 attendees to arrive that are full of amazing goodies – valued at over $500! Just some of the scores in these bags include our favorite Orgain Protein Bars, amazing beauty products such as Neocutis Lumiere Riche Bio-restorative Eye Balm and treats from local businesses such as Yoga Six, Fitwall, Graced by Grit and much more! Definitely plan to get here early in order to snag one of these plentiful bags! We will also be holding raffles for fabulous giveaways – some valued up to $3,000! Continue reading

Apr 30

SolSearch at Art of Skin MD hosted by Dr. Melanie Palm

Click here to vew photos of SolSearch 2014! We are excited to celebrate the fourth annual SolSearch event at Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach, California to raise awareness and funds for skin cancer research. Continue reading

Aug 21

Summer Skin Rescue: The 4-1-1 on the Latest Technology at Art of Skin MD

Please join us next Wednesday, August 28th at Art of Skin MD for our end of summer skin-shape up event.  I will be showcasing the latest in dermatology and cosmetic procedures featuring light, laser, and radiofrequency devices to keep your skin tight, toned, evenly complected, smooth, and glowing.  Here are the event details below:  

dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Palm of Solana Beach Art of Skin MD


Summer Skin Rescue at Art of Skin MD 437 S. Highway 101, Suite 217 Wednesday, August 28th 5:30 pm-7:30 pm     Our kick-off technology event at Art of Skin MD will include a short, interactive talk by myself (Dr. Melanie Palm) as well as great goodie bags, light food and refreshments by Crush restaurant, and wonderful opportunities to save HUGE on the best and latest dermatologic procedures.  Attendees at the Summer Skin Rescue will also be entered into several raffles to receive FREE, complimentary treatment from various skin tightening and brightening procedures.   Art of Skin MD special pricing that night will include the following:   TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!!!!       Art of Skin MD is proud to be the first practice in the U.S. to offer INFINI radiofrequency microneedling technology featuring Comfort Flow technology.  This procedure is ideal as a minimal downtime, nearly painless procedure to correct wrinkles, tighten facial and neck skin, and to improve acne scarring.  Check out our recent appearance featuring INFINI for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures on San Diego 6 in the morning:       Art of Skin MD will also be providing a SNEAK PEEK to the newest wave in body contouring technology:  BTL Vanquish.  This amazing, focused radiofrequency technology PAINLESSLY and EASILY reduces unwanted fat with several weekly 30-minute sessions.  Treatment is a snap:  Vanquish feels like warmth but does not run the risk of pain after treatment, or uncomfortable massage after treatment.  It almost seems to be too good to be true, but very good clinical evidence shows predictable improvement in areas of unwanted fat including the abdomen, flanks, love handles, back, bra line, and outer thighs.  The Vanquish will be demonstrated for all attendees of the Summer Skin Rescue event.     Make sure you RSVP to Art of Skin MD to join the party at the Summer Skin Rescue event. Call the wonderful staff of Art of Skin MD at 858.792.7546 or Contact us through the Art of Skin MD website!      

Aug 13

Dr. Melanie Palm offers free skin cancer screenings in San Diego for Skin Cancer Foundation

Skin Cancer Foundation member and Amonette Circle member Dr. Melanie Palm will offer free skin cancer screenings this Saturday, August 17th from 1 to 4 pm.  Here are the event details below:  

San Diego cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Palm of Art of sKin MD offers skin exam

      Skin Cancer Foundation "Road to Healthy Skin Tour" mobile unit with San Diego Dermatologist Dr. Melanie Palm Where:  Rite Aid, Store # 5622, 7100 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92011 When:  Saturday, August 17th, 1-4 pm     Interested North County San Diego residents can receive a free skin cancer screening on the mobile bus by Dr. Melanie Palm on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The location of this San Diego skin check screening is conveniently located in Carlsbad near the surrounding North County San Diego communities if Oceanside, Encinitas, Del Mar, Poway, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Cardiff by the Sea, and Solana Beach.   Dr. Melanie Palm, Director of Art of Skin MD, offers her skin expertise at this event as she has annually at the Art of Skin MD SolSearch event.  At this annual event. Dr. Melanie Palm has offered complimentary skin checks for interested San Diego residents, while also raising money for Skin Cancer Foundation research.   Find out more about Dr. Melanie Palm and the Road to Healthy Skin tour bus in San Diego by tuning into KUSI this Friday morning.  Dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Palm will be featured as a Skin Cancer Foundation ambassador and will discuss the Skin Cancer Foundation mobile unit bus tour across the U.S. to detect and prevent skin cancer.   For more information on this event and other upcoming skin events at Art of Skin MD, contact the Art of Skin staff at 858.792.7546 or through our Art of Skin MD contact page.    

Apr 3

Liposculpture Seminar with Dr. Palm: Shape Up for Summer

Accusculpt laser lipolysis

All are welcome to the Art of Skin MD special seminar Thursday, April 11th on the latest in body and facial contouring.  I'm (Dr. Melanie Palm) am pleased to discuss the latest in innovative techniques to address unwanted areas of fat and body imperfections.

Here are the Liposculpture Event details at Art of Skin MD:


Thursday, April 11th from 6 to 8 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)

Light appetizers and drinkls will be served



Attendees will learn the latest techniques in minimally invasive liposculpture and laser liposuction using the Accusculpt system.  Liposculpture is performed completely painlessly by the use of tumescent anesthesia and fine sculpting cannulas.  Patients recover quickly from the procedure and there is no need for general anesthesia when using the tumescent technique to numb the areas of liposuction treatment.


Accusculpt laser liposuction system is a 1444 nm laser device used specifically to target unwanted areas of fat and for skin contraction.  Specifically, Dr. Palm uses it for facial sculpting, especially for stubborn jowls and along the jawline and neck.  On the body, the Accusculpt system is helpful in producing skin tightening to the upper arms and lower abdomen.  Accusculpt is performed, in many cases, just prior to traditional tumescent liposuction to enhance the tightening effect following liposuction.


What are areas that can be treated by liposculpture?  The answer is many... the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, saddle bags, hips, tummy bulge (abdomen), waist, arms, back, chest, and double chin can all be improved through liposuction.


So what can be done with the extracted fat?  FAT TRANSFER!  Why not use your own natural "filler" to rejuvenate the face, filling in areas of lost volume such as the temples, nasolabial folds, undereye hollows, and jawline.


At the seminar, I will discuss the procedure from start to finish, and multiple before and after lipo photos of Dr. Palm's own patients will be shown.


Attendance will be restricted to a small group so please RSVP early to attend.   Contact us at Art of Skin MD or call us at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to reserve your place today.




Mar 6

IPL Photofacial Treatment is a Snap!

Winter skin blahs got you down?  Consider a photofacial!  Also known as an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), this short, no-downtime procedure is a great way to rejuvenate the skin.  A quick patient demo for treatment of facial redness is shown below on our YouTube station:     Photofacial IPL is great for a variety of skin conditions,  Traditionally performed at monthly intervals as a series of treatments, IPL can improve rosacea, broken blood vessels called capillaries, and even pink-brown spots left behind by acne.  Not only does IPL treat red discoloration in the skin, but it also goes after brown spots usually related to sun or UV exposure,  Solar lentigines, melasma, and photoaged skin looks youthful, clearer, and sometimes smoother after a series of IPL treatments.   IPL can also be combined with photodynamic therapy for a more comprehensive, proactive approach to treating both skin aging and precancerous spots called actinic keratoses.   Art of Skin MD will be offering a flash sale on IPL in a few weeks.  Call our qualified staff at (858) 792-SKIN (7546) for details or contact us through the Art of Skin MD website.    

Jan 10

Behold the Power of Uplifting Ultrasound: Ultherapy Event at Art of Skin MD

Ultrasound Facelift Art of Skin MD Solana Beach CA     Harness the power of Ultrasound!  The nonsurgical facelift, browlift, and necklift that takes approximately an hour to complete with NO DOWNTIME is here at Art of Skin MD.  Check out the details below for the Art of Skin MD Ultherapy special event on Thursday, January 24th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Refreshments, and informative talk by Dr. Melanie Palm, grab bags, and even a live demonstration of Ulthera will take place.    

Nonsurgical facelift san diego

Facelift San Diego art of skin md

    Most importantly, internationally-recognized, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Melanie Palm is keen on making Ultherapy PAINLESS.  Having treated 4 patients with this uplifting ultrasound technology in the last 24 hours, we can assure you that treatment of the neck, around the eyes, and lower face can be completed without discomfort.  Several of these patients were concerned with discomfort having researched online and read about other accounts of Ultherapy being uncomfortable.  Dr. Palm utilizes local blocks  for the neck, face, and brows to ensure patients are always comfortable and at ease.  Unlike many other practices, comfort measures taken by Dr. Palm at Art of Skin MD allow NO SEDATIVES to be required during treatment.   Join us for the Ultherapy festivities on January 24th.  It is sure to be a great time at Art of Skin MD.  Spaces are limited, call Art of Skin MD at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to confirm your attendance!      

Nov 27

Huge Holiday Skin Care Savings at Art of Skin MD–Friday, November 30th

Come one, come all for a spectacular day of indulgence at Art of Skin MD from 11 am to 7pm on Friday, November 30th 2012.  Our doors will be opened for exclusive holiday savings of 15% on all our skin care lines and products.  In addition, clients who spend $100 or more are eligible to receive a $9/unit Botox voucher for future use at Art of Skin MD.  What could be a better follow-up to Black Friday in San Diego? Call Art of Skin MD at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to reserve your spot today and to learn more about the full spectrum of cosmetic, medical, and aesthetician services available from Dr. Palm and the staff of Art of Skin MD!

Botox savings San Diego

    The Art of Skin MD event promises to be a festive San Diego celebration.  Combining a unique opportunity to save on our product and retail lines while enjoying the culture and food of Solana Beach.  Refreshments from Cupcake Love and Woody's are sure to be crowd pleasers.  Complimentary chair massages will be available in the afternoon from 4-7 pm.   Latisse specials will be available at the event.  Inquire to find out more about specials of the day at Art of Skin MD.   Experience skin care at its best with our special retail event.  Experience the instantaneous  skin lifting effects of microcurrent technology by NuFace--the only FDA-approved device for visible skin lifting effects.  It is a perfect gift for at-home use and for those prepping for all of those holiday parties and photo-ops.   Clarisonic Pro is now available at Art of Skin MD and will be on sale with our exclusive retail event.  This professional line sold exclusively in physician offices is not available at retail outlets such as Sephora or department stores.  The oscillating power of the Clarisonic Pro is unparalleled.  Get the pro-facial spa treatment at home with this device.  It is gentler yet more effective then traditional microdermabrasion and is great for acne-prone and sensitive skin types.  Any topical cleanser can be used with treatment.   Our professional line of skin care is unparalleled.  Speak with skin care specialists and company representatives about the anti-aging benefits of lines from Neocutis, Revision, Elta MD, Glytone, and Avene.  Experience the newest in skin brightening and brown spot eliminating technology from the Avene Blanche product to the novel botanical abilities of Elure illuminating lotion.  ColorScience is a Skin Cancer Foundation-endorsed line of mineral based and sun protective makeup.  The Sunforgettable brushes even offer a shimmer perfect for regaining that summer glow in the dead of winter.  Dr. Palm loves this line post-procedure for camouflaging laser or injectable procedures.   Contact the Staff of Art of Skin MD or to find out more or call (858) 792-SKIN (7546) to confirm your reservation for this event!    

Jul 26

Art of Skin MD and Dr. Melanie Palm Raise $3000 for Angel Faces at Grand Opening

Dermatologist Melanie Palm, MD at Art of Skin MD Grand Opening

Dr. Palm and Staff of Art of Skin MD with Mayor Joe Kellejian and Chamber of Commerce Members

  The Grand Opening of Art of Skin MD on July 19th, 2012 was a huge success!  Dr. Melanie Palm and the staff of Art of Skin MD would like to thank all of the patients, Chamber of Commerce members, the mayor of Solana Beach, industry partners, neighboring businesses, and the friends of Art of Skin MD for such a lovely evening. It exceeded our expectations! We are extremely happy to have made our dermatology home in sunny Solana Beach, CA.
Art of Skin MD staff and physician

Staff of Art of Skin MD--From left: Sarah Anne Dordel, Dr. Melanie Palm, Josephine Barenblit, and Mandy Poulsen

By 5:15 pm a line collected out the door with excited guests looking forward to a tour of the Art of Skin MD facilities, gift bags, an opportunity to speak with Dr. Palm and her staff, as well as dining and entertainment.
Opening Party of Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach

Guests of Art of Skin MD

Solana Beach dermatology practice Art of Skin MD

Attendees watching the Ribbon Cutting ceremony

The evening officially kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Dr. Melanie Palm, the Chamber of Commerce, and a short introduction by Solana Beach Deputy Mayor Joe G. Kellejian.
Art of Skin MD grand opening

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Dr. Melanie Palm

San Diego dermatologist with mayor Joe Kellejian

Dr. Melanie Palm with Mayor Joe G. Kellejian

The evening included delicious bites and libations by Woody's and phenomenal entertainment by acoustical talent Ottopilot. Over 200 guests enjoyed the festivities including cupcakes from Cupcake Love and gift bags with oodles of swag including local Beachwalk businesses gift cards, discount vouchers for Art of Skin MD, and chocolate delectables by Jer's Chocolates.   Most importantly, the evening's silent auction and opportunity drawings raised over $3000 for Angel Faces.  The funds raised will help support Angel Faces in its Annual Retreat, as well as its ongoing efforts to optimize the potential of adolescent girls whom have sustained burn or traumatic injuries.   Silent auction and opportunity drawings included a golf retreat to La Costa Resort, dining and entertainment along the 101 in Solana Beach, and rejuvenation specials by Dr. Palm, including Botox, Dysport, and Restylane treatments.  The most coveted prize, a $4000 treatment of LaViv, was announced near the end of the evening.   Art of Skin MD is off to a spectacular support and we thank the community of Solana Beach for being so supportive in all of our efforts.

Jul 9

Director of Art of Skin MD, Dr. Melanie Palm, Announces Grand Opening July 19, 2012 in Solana Beach, CA

  Dr. Melanie Palm is pleased to announce the grand opening of Art of Skin MD, her new state-of-the-art aesthetic and medical dermatology facility in Solana Beach, CA in beautiful North County San Diego.  
Grand Opening of Art of Skin MD featuring breath taking clinic rooms and contemporary feel

Entrance to Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach, CA

  Dr. Melanie Palm is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon and is the Director of Art of Skin MD.  The 2400+ square foot contemporary medical setting provides cutting edge, personalized dermatology and cosmetic treatment for patients.  
Art of Skin MD boasts the most breathtaking architectural design in dermatology, cosmetic, and plastic surgery in San Diego

Sleek, contemporary, inviting treatment room at Art of Skin MD

Private waiting area for Dr. Palm patients exclusively at Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach, CA

Private patient waiting area at Art of Skin MD

  The Art of Skin MD Grand Opening celebration will take place on Thursday, July 19th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Art of Skin MD in the Beachwalk Center in Solana Beach. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm.  Guests will be provided with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres from Woody's and cupcake delights from Cupcake Love.   Special pricing on cosmetic procedures will be available the night of the Art of Skin MD grand opening.  Injectables including Botox, Dysport, Sculptra, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse will be discounted, as will laser and light procedures such as intense pulsed light treatment or photodynamic therapy for acne, rosacea, precancerous lesions, and diffuse sun damage.  Dr. Palm will also offer special pricing on cosmetic surgical procedures including liposculpture and fat transfer as well as leg vein treatment including sclerotherapy.   Art of Skin MD will provide fundraising efforts the night of the Grand Opening of Dr. Palm's new dermatology practice.  An opportunity drawing as well silent auction items for aesthetic procedures and for food and entertainment in the Solana Beach will be featured.  All proceeds will benefit Angel Faces, a nonprofit organization providing support for adolescent girls with traumatic burn injuries.   Come join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening!  RSVP to [email protected].  Details are available on