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.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Germain Dermatology is Taking Suncare to a New Level with Colorescience

In conjunction with Melanoma Awareness month we are thrilled to announce the addition of Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50 Brush On Sunscreen and Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 35 Lip Shines to Germain Dermatology’s outstanding array of products.

With more Skin Cancer Foundation Seals of Approval than any other brand and containing an exclusive Breathable Mineral Mesh technology, Colorescience offers the highest quality mineral formulations that deliver the fusion of Suncare, Skincare, and Color to our patients. 

Sunforgettable SPF 50 Brush On Sunscreen and Lip Shine is ideal for men, women, and children of all ages.  The brush on sunscreen is available in four flesh-tinted shades of zinc and titanium sunscreen, it creates a water-phobic, inert barrier that soothes and protects skin and will not settle into lines, clog pores, irritate, or be absorbed by skin.  

These remarkable, transparent powder sunscreens deliver broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB, are water resistant to 80 minutes, and carry a Skin Cancer Foundation Active Use Seal of Approval.  They are the perfect touch up on-the-go, are travel-ready, are safe to leave in the car and never expire. Germain Dermatology is introducing both single-brush Sunforgettable SPF 50 Brush On Sunscreen, in four shades, as well as the Sunforgettable Multi Pack boxed set.  The Sunforgettable SPF 35 Lip Shines offer the highest physical SPF of any lip cosmetic available, and are available in 6 tinted shades as well as Clear.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mark Your Calendars! Melanoma Monday- May 2nd

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and we kick it off with Melanoma Monday
We encourage everyone to wear Orange with us in observance of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness on Monday, May 2nd.  
Join us to encourage sun safety this Summer. 

  • Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people.
  • Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
  • Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Don't Let The Sun Fool You~ Germain Dermatology

Many of us are enjoying the benefits of a cooler start to spring. Choosing outside dining or long walks on the beach, but be wary, the cooler temperatures don't shield you from the harmful effects of the sun. Even on cool and cloudy days the sun's rays are still powerful and harmful.

We encourage you to step outside in style with any of the great sun safe products sold at Germain Dermatology in Charleston South Carolina. Our new downstairs lobby features Dr. Germain approved products ranging from San Diego Hat Company hats to BioTech undergear. 

We live in a beautiful city, don't be afraid to get out there and enjoy it- just be sun safe!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Battle the Bra Bulge with CoolSculpting~ Germain Dermaology

It's official... CoolSculpting is now the only FDA approved, non-invasive Fat Reduction treatment for the Bra Buldge! Now you can freeze away the stubborn fat that lingers around your bra straps. Known as one of the hardest areas to target, bra bulge is now a problem of your past with CoolSculpting. 
*Plus you can now treat your arms, upper back and under you buttocks.

Schedule your FREE Consultation at Germain Dermatology in Charleston SC today!