Melanie Kingsley, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologist who focuses her practice on both medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Kingsley places a strong emphasis on patient education and mapping a comprehensive treatment plan suitable for each individual patient. Dr. Kingsley specializes in injectables, such as botulinum toxins and fillers, and is an expert in laser procedures for wrinkles, skin tightening, scars, redness, blood vessels, brown spots, laser resurfacing and more. She also performs VASER liposuction and other fat and cellulite reduction procedures.

Education and Training

Dr. Kingsley completed her medical education and her dermatology residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she served as chief resident and was awarded the Francour Award for Outstanding Dermatology Resident of the year. Following residency, Dr. Kingsley completed a prestigious laser, cosmetic and dermatologic surgery fellowship at SkinCare Physicians in Boston, with clinical faculty from the Harvard and Yale Departments of Dermatology.

Academic Recognition

Dr. Kingsley has presented at both local and national professional meetings, published several articles for peer-reviewed journals and dermatologic textbooks and has participated in research trials for innovative laser devices. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Women’s Dermatology Society and Indiana Academy of Dermatologic.

Giving Back

Dr. Kingsley is an Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching dermatology residents and medical students. She founded the IU Dermatology Cosmetic Center in 2010 and devoted her time building a very successful clinic through 2023.

MK Dermatology – Fulfilling a Dream

Dr. Kingsley is following her longtime dream of opening her own dermatology practice, MK Dermatology, where her culture of respect, teamwork, and the best patient care continues to grow and flourish. MK Dermatology provides a more full-service, convenient and patient-focused experience with the most up-to-date and sophisticated treatments.

Melanie Kingsley, MD


Kokoska RE, Lima AM, Kingsley MM.

Review of Delayed Reactions to 15 Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Jul 1;48(7):752-757. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000003473. Epub 2022 May 17. PMID: 35609207.

Katherine Hrynewycz, Ally-Khan Somani, Melanie Kingsley

“Chapter 53: Chemical Peels.” Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy: Fourth Edition. March 2020. P592-596.

Melanie Kingsley, Prisanthi Kandula, Michael Kaminer.

“Chapter 59: Injectable Dermal and Subcutaneous Fillers.” Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy: Fourth Edition. March 2020. P650-655.