PaloVia Expert Panel

At the forefront of cosmetic laser treatments, the PaloVia Expert Panel is a group of influential dermatologists who have endorsed the first at-home laser clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

Tina S. Alster, M.D.

Dr. Alster is the founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and is a clinical professor at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. A widely-recognized leader in cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery, she has published extensively in the field. In addition to holding leadership positions in professional organizations, Dr. Alster has also established scholarship endowments for women pursuing careers in medicine at Duke University. She has served as the consulting dermatologist to Lancôme and appeared on national and international TV shows, including Oprah, Today and CNN.  Her recently introduced Skin Is In line provides custom skincare regimens in easy-to-use kits.

Eliot F. Battle Jr., M.D.

Dr. Battle is CEO and founder of Washington, DC's renowned Cultura Cosmetic Dermatology Spa and Laser Center, a ground-breaking medical practice merging dermatology, laser surgery and spa therapy. His 3-year pioneering research at Harvard helped to invent the new generation of non-invasive "color blind" cosmetic lasers, which opened up the field to patients of all cultures. A highly sought-out teacher and lecturer, Dr. Battle is consistently in the press as a world expert in the field of cosmetic laser therapy. In addition to being quoted in Essence, Shape, Allure and other magazines, he has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Today and Good Morning America.

Fredric S. Brandt, M.D.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Brandt has been at the forefront of the field of cosmetic dermatology. While at Sloan-Kettering, he was a pioneer in the discovery that natural antioxidants fight free radical damage. He subsequently launched dr. brandt skincare, which is known for incorporating green tea into its age-fighting formulations and for offering at-home treatments that mimic in-office procedures. A recognized leader in the use of injectables, Dr. Brandt works with celebrity clients to help them maintain their youthful appearance. He regularly appears on Live with Regis & Kelly, Today, The View and Inside Edition.

Melanie Grossman, M.D.

Dr. Grossman specializes in laser and cosmetic dermatology. Respected as a researcher and dermatologic surgeon, she has worked with lasers for 15 years and holds two U.S. patents as an inventor of laser hair removal. In her private practice in New York City, Dr. Grossman offers a wide range of options to achieve healthy and beautiful skin, including: laser hair removal, laser facial treatment and laser treatment of wrinkles and scars. She frequently appears as an expert in television, online media, and print and has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Vogue, Elle and Allure.

Arielle N. B. Kauvar, M.D.

Dr. Kauvar, a dermatologist, laser surgeon and Mohs (skin cancer) surgeon, is founding director of New York Laser & Skin Care. She has pioneered new laser treatments for wrinkles, sun damage, birthmarks, hair removal, leg veins and tattoos and is actively engaged in the development and testing of new cosmetic procedures, surgical techniques and laser technology. A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Kauvar received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her dermatology residency at New York University Medical Center, where she is currently a Clinical Professor of Dermatology.

Edward Victor Ross, M.D.

Dr. Ross is the director of the Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego. His interests include: laser skin resurfacing, fractional laser applications and non-ablative skin remodeling. Presently, Dr. Ross is investigating novel approaches in lipolysis as well as conducting comparative trials of intense pulsed light and laser sources in skin rejuvenation. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Dr. Ross obtained his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, completed his dermatology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and was the first Navy-sponsored fellow in Photomedicine and Lasers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mark G. Rubin, M.D.

Dr. Rubin currently practices cosmetic dermatology at the Lasky Skin Center in Beverly Hills and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. A specialist in skin resurfacing, Dr. Rubin has written multiple papers and book chapters, as well as several textbooks on skin rejuvenation. He has also personally trained more than 600 physicians in his technique of skin rejuvenation. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Rubin performs clinical research projects and is an international lecturer who has presented his ideas and research in more than 10 countries.

Ava Shamban, M.D.

Dr. Shamban is the owner and director of two practices, The Laser Institute for Dermatology and European Skin Care in Santa Monica and AVAMD Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology in Beverly Hills. She has done pioneering work in developing the multimodal treatment approach to aging – which combines the use of laser technology, injectables and at-home programs to rejuvenate the skin. In addition to her academic publications, Dr. Shamban is frequently quoted in magazines, newspapers and broadcast television. As the featured dermatologist on Extreme Makeover, she used the multimodal treatment approach, and state-of-the-art technology, to accelerate results for the patient.

Robert A. Weiss, M.D.

Dr. Weiss practices cosmetic dermatology at the Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute. His present research consists of evaluation of various lasers and light sources for the treatment of photoaging, vascular lesions and pigmented lesions. He has also conducted trials on botulinum toxins and fillers. His newest project is developing better methods for laser lipolysis. Dr. Weiss graduated cum laude from Columbia University and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Dermatology.

The Expert Panelists have endorsed the PaloVia laser in print publications, on television shows such as The View and The Doctors and in their own private practices. For them, at-home cosmetic laser treatments are a worthwhile addition to a proactive skincare regimen.