Monday, June 20, 2016

Whole Body Cryotherapy~ Coming to Germain Dermatology

We are always searching for the best, most result driven procedures for our patients -- which is why we are thrilled to announce this NEW addition to the Germain Dermatology service list: Cryotherapy. 

Recently featured on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, Cryotherapy, is more than just a trend sweeping the nation... it's a medical revelation. Germain Dermatology will be one of the first offices on the East Coast to offer the Single Person Cryosauna- able to treat the whole body in quick 1.5-3 minute sessions known as Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC). 

The Cryosauna drops a patient’s skin temperature to an average of 50 °F- while the core body temperature remains unchanged- this temperature therapy is proven to improve inflammation in the body resulting in pain management, weight loss, sleep improvement, disease management (such as arthritis), skin rejuvenation and more. 

What's even better? No appointments are necessary. You can pop in during your lunch break, on the way home from work - anytime during office hours - and see the results begin! 

Make sure to follow us on Facebook for the official launch of the NEW Cryosauna at Germain Dermatology

Monday, June 6, 2016

Brunch & Bubbly with Germain Dermatology

Join us June 9th, 12-1pm at Germain Dermatology for Brunch & Bubbly. 
If you've ever considered CoolSculpting this event is for you- learn the facts, ask your questions and get a FREE consultation. 

Spaces are limited for this free event- Call 1.844.SC.CHILL to reserve your spot today. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Dads Deserve Germain, too!~ Germain Dermatology

Don't give dad another boring tie or golf shirt - treat him to the gift of Germain Dermatology. Dads deserve to look as good as they feel and with Germain Dermatology's wide range of men friendly products and services Dad can do just that. 

Here are our Top Pick Gift Ideas for dad:
Rejuvination Pads
These Retinol Treatment pads are great for those men looking for convenience in their skin care. The therapeutic retinol treatment works wonders on acne/problem skin and helps to achieve a more radiant appearance with the skin enhancing benefits of Green tea Polyphenols.
*The come in a variety of strengths for all skin types.

This Sunscreen is perfect for daily protection without leaving a thick or sticky feel on the face, perfect for a man's skin. 

This moisturizing treatment contains Retinol to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as peptides to stimulate lymphatic drainage and increase skin firmness. 
*Also check out Magic Eyes PLUS.

The Germain Rx Brightening Polish is a gentle exfoliator with micro beads that sloughs away surface skin cells that clog pores and dull the skin, hydrates, enhances texture and improves skin clarity and tone. Among a favorite from our male patients as it is strong enough to work on courser skin, but doesn't irritate. 

Our Men patients are LOVING CoolSculpting. It's perfect for the dad in your life that is trying to look his best and wants to target those hard to reach areas such as the stomach, chin and muffin-top. *Gift Cards can be used for any of our procedures and we offer a FREE consultation.

Plus share a picture of you and your father for a chance to win a $100 Germain Dermatology Gift Card! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @GermainDermatology and #GermainDads. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Beautiful Feet Are Just Weeks Away~ Germain Dermatology

Sandal Season is here, Charleston!
No longer fear showing off your feet due to rough and dry skin. Baby Foot will transform your feet in a matter of weeks leaving nothing but baby soft, beautiful soles.

This amazing product is available at Germain Dermatology online and in our office.

Check out why men and women everywhere have become obsessed with Baby Foot in this feature with video from and most recently in Elle Magazine.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sunscreen 101~ Germain Dermatology

So you're out of sunscreen... you run to the store to buy more before a nice Saturday at the beach... but there are literally hundreds of brands, varieties and kinds to choose from these days- how do you know what to purchase?

At Germain Dermatology we more than understand the confusion of information and overwhelming task of buying sunscreen especially when you are searching for the right protection for your little ones, but we are here to help.

Here is what to look for and avoid and to seek out when refilling before greeting the Summer sun:

- Look for sunscreens or sunblocks labeled mineral or physical opposed to chemical. While there are many speculations and opposing facts on whether chemical sunscreens can do harm or long term damage Dr. Germain suggests it is always better to be proactive and cautious when it comes to your health and your protection.

- Avoid oils and most gels. Most oils do not contain sufficient amounts of sunscreen and usually have an SPF of less than 2. Gels and oils also tend to sweat off easier requiring more frequent applications.

- ALWAYS go with a ‘Broad Spectrum’ variety (also labeled as UVA/UVB protection or Multi-Spectrum). Broad spectrum sunscreen protects against UVB and UVA radiation giving you the best protection. Non Broad Spectrum sunscreen does not protect against UVA rays which cause premature aging and wrinkles. The SPF level is only related to the protection of UVB rays so even high levels can still allow UVA damage.

- Look for UVA-blocking ingredients including zinc oxide which blocks the reflection of the sun more successfully than ingredients like titanium dioxide.

- SPF of 30 is adequate protection when reapplied and used properly. Dr. Germain suggests using 30-50 SPF on a daily basis, year round. An SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product blocks about 98% of rays. Sunscreens with higher SPF ratings block slightly more UVB rays, but none offers 100% protection leaving SPF 30 as the dermatologist recommended standard.

- Apply MORE and often. Most people apply from only 0.5 to one milligram per square centimeter of skin.  Consequently, the actual SPF they achieve is approximately 1/3 of the labeled value.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Battle Continues~ Fighting Melanoma with Germain Dermatology

While the efforts to fight skin cancer and melanoma are ongoing and making great strides the statistics are still terrifying. Germain Dermatology hopes each of you take this information and make a conscious decision to fight the facts and prevent yourself, and your family, from becoming a statistic. Only 10% of all people with melanoma actually have a family history of the disease~ Sun Safe practices can truly save lives.

  • It is estimated that more than 8,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, Melanoma making up 1% of all Cancer Cases. 

  • In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 76,380 new cases of melanoma in the United States and 10,130 deaths from the disease.

  • People under the age of 45 account for 25% of all Melanoma cases. 

  • Melanoma is the third most common cancer among women ages 20-39 and the second most common cancer in men ages 20-39.

  • There is a 200% increase in Melanoma since 1973 with Melanoma rates in the United States doubling from 1982 to 2011.

  • About 132,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization.
Get your skin checks, use san safe practices and spread the awareness to those you love! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Win FREE Sunscreen from Germain Dermatology

Germain Dermatology is spreading the practice of Sun Safety with our May #SunSafeGermain contest! May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we cannot impress enough the importance of prevention when it comes to Skin Cancers of all varieties. 

To help increase the awareness we are asking you to share a photo with us on Facebook or Instagram that shows you being Sun Safe and you will be entered to win a FREE Germain Rx or Colorescience Sunscreen. Whether it's rocking your favorite hat for Sunday brunch or lathering the sunscreen on your little ones, we want to see what you are doing to stay happy, healthy and cancer free this May. 

Winner will be drawn Wednesday June 1st.
All posts must tag @GermainDermatology and #SunSafeGermain.