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COVID-19: Practical Tips & the Data from the Dermatologist

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, a global pandemic.  As of the original writing of this blog post (March 24th), according to the WHO there are worldwide 334,000+ cases, just under 15,000 deaths, and 190 countries affected by the pandemic.  By April 22, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are now 2,623,415 confirmed global cases, and global deaths of 183,027 people. Most cases reported are from

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Jeuveau – A #NewTox is on the Block

In February of this year, Jeuveau (pronounced Jū-vō) got its FDA seal of approval, marking the FOURTH Botox-like product on the market. So what makes this kid unique?   I traveled to Cancun, Mexico for an Expert Summit to learn more and share with you! First the name, where did that come from? Well Jeuveau is inspired and rhymes with “nouveau”, a French term for new. So as the newest entrant onto the Botox scene, it

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Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer in Winter and Spring

A new study has showed that skin cancer is on the rise in the U.S., especially during the winter and spring. Recently I appeared on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego to discuss moles, melanoma and early detection and how we can protect our skin and reduce the risks of skin cancer Click to more about photodyanamic therapy, and see before and afters here. While summer is still a few months away, when it comes to

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Ultherapy: Noninvasive Skin Tightening, Loved by Christie Brinkley & Dr. Palm

This month, I was happy to help  Vanity Fair breakdown Ultherapy®, the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that uses microfocused ultrasound to stimulate the production of new collagen that lifts and tightens skin over time.   Christie Brinkley is the official ambassador to Ultherapy, and she uses it as part of her beauty routine to look flawless as she celebrates her 65th birthday this year. Similar to Christie Brinkley, Ultherapy is part of my self-care, beauty routine to

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Nature’s Retinol: What Bakuchiol Does for Your Skin

This month, Dr. Palm is featured in InStyle discussing Bakuchiol, an ingredient that might be a natural alternative to Retinol. Bakuchiol is phenolic derivative found in high concentration from the seeds and leaves of a flowering Asian plant, namely the species Psoralea corylifolia. It has been used for some time in Asian and Indian culture to treat a variety of conditions, exploiting its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-tumor effects. A 2014 published study compared the

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