Dr. Melanie Palm injects a hyaluronic acid filler to reestablish facial balance for one of her cosmetic patients at Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to restore volume loss due to the aging process and typically last between 6-12 months. Photo courtesy of Melanie Palm

Dr. Melanie Palm injects a hyaluronic acid filler to reestablish facial balance for one of her cosmetic patients at Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to restore volume loss due to the aging process and typically last between 6-12 months. Photo courtesy of Melanie Palm

— Concerned about the pressures associated with running a business of their own, many doctors in San Diego County and around the country are leaving independent practices to work for larger medical groups...

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