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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 standards 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 erected 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.


  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

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Office Hours

Mon8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri8:00am - 5:00pm


Initial Consultation$150.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

If you want to see one of the BEST dermatologists in So Cal who is an expert on the most advanced skincare technologies, then please don't go anywhere else. Dr. Palm is the one to see. She even trains other physicians on Sculptra, so obviously she has to be a highly skilled expert. She is so kind and patient and thorough as well. Don't expect to be rushed in, get what you want done in a hurry, and be rushed out. She is meticulous. The office is gorgeous too. Usually that alone would grab my attention, but she is such an amazing doctor that she well outshines her beautiful office.

Overall Rating

Dr. Palm and her team are the consummate professionals! I am having the Protégé Elite treatments and already I see the skin tightening results. Dr. Palm is an artist with filler treatments. I live in a plastic surgery mecca (Beverly Hills) yet travel 2 hours south to see this wonderful team in Solana Beach. Thank you!!

Overall Rating

I was very pleased with my visit today. I was there for surgery (basal cell). Dr. Palm's office is nice and clean and her staff is professional. Her medical assistant ensured I was comfortable when prepping for surgery as that important to Dr. Palm that her patients are comfortable (least amount of pain possible). Since I just had surgery today I can't say how she did with incision etc but I have no doubt that she did a good job. Her assistant was thorough in the explanation of cleaning/care afterwards. Would highly recommend The Art of Skin.

* Reviews have been sourced and collected through a mix of verified Doctible patients and other publicly available directories.

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