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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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Get Beach Body Ready with AOSMD

This is the first of a two-part series all about body contouring, broken down into minimally-invasive and non-invasive treatment options. This piece focuses solely on minimally-invasive body contouring options at Art of Skin MD. A healthy lifestyle, exercise and good dietary choices are staples that we all know can help our bodies achieve and maintain close to the silhouette we desire, but sometimes there are stubborn areas or things about our bodies that need a

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Art of Skin MD – Not Just Our Name, It’s Who We Are

When naming a business, much thought goes into what the owner wants to convey and how they want the world to receive them. This fact was not lost on Dr. Melanie Palm when she opened Art of Skin MD. A true lover of art, she minored in art history during her undergraduate program and is a frequent visitor in art exhibits around the globe. Art is just as much a part of who she is

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Ultherapy Skin Tightening Made Comfortable For Patients

Ultherapy is a non-surgical, no downtime, in-office procedure that lifts and tones sagging skin. It is often used to tighten the lower face, jawline and brow areas as well as to rejuvenate the décolleté area of the chest. Ultherapy offers long-lasting results that occur gradually over time, but many people have had difficulty with undergoing this procedure, as it can be quite uncomfortable – until now! As patient comfort is a top priority here at Art

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Rough Bumpy Skin (aka Keratosis Pilaris) Giving You Irritation?

As a regular dermatology expert contributor to Instyle Magazine and Instyle.com, along with many other national publications, Dr. Palm shares her knowledge on issues that are both common and uncommon. Oftentimes, common issues may not have well-known names, but most people are familiar with the symptoms. This is usually the case with Keratosis Pilaris, also referred to as KP, or as many patients know it “bumpy, rough skin.” It is a genetically-inherited condition in which skin cells

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