Friday, March 27, 2015

CoolSculpting Made Better~ Just in Time for Summer!

Just in time for 'Bikini Season' Germain Dermatology is now offering a NEW post CoolSculpting procedure for quicker, more noticeable fat reduction results- The Fat Cracker. 

While the name is humorous this is no joke. Shock Wave Therapy applied to areas post CoolSculpting procedures is said to improve results by 20% and show noticeable changes in 8, rather than 12, weeks time. 

Shock Wave Therapy is a short, but intense, energy wave which travels faster than the speed of sound. This treatment not only improves results and speeds up fat reduction it also is a viable tool for treating cellulite associated with fat. 

Call us today for your free consultation, and have the body you want by Summer! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

San Diego Hats NOW AVAILABLE at Germain Dermatology

It's hard not to want to bask in the beautiful Spring sunshine after enduring even our mild Winter months, but we must remember that UV rays are harmful and the risk of skin cancer is real.

For some extra stylish sun protection stop by Germain Dermatology and check out a variety of San Diego Hat Co. hats & bags. These wide brimmed, ultra chic hats are the perfect accessory to any beach day or summer outing offering amazing protection from harmful rays.
Wearing a hat when outdoors, anytime of the year, helps protect sensitive skin such as your scalp and tops of your years from UV rays. It also protects your eyes from squinting resulting in less wrinkles. Remember to slather on your sunscreen each day and add an extra touch of glam + protection with a great hat! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Honoring Women's History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month we’d like to honor the first woman to succeed in the field of Dermatology: Daisy Orleman Robinson.

Dr. D. Orleman began her profession in her father’s all-male Peekskill Military Academy. When moving to practice for herself she chose the field of dermatology as her specialty, before it even was one. She went on to become the first female officer of the Westchester County Medical Association, a US Army WWII veteran of Surgery (decorated by both French and American forces) and was the first woman to serve as acting Surgeon General to the US. Pretty impressive!! 

Fun Facts:
- In the United States, the first medical school for women, The Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, was founded in Philadelphia in 1850.
- In 1915, the American Medical Women's Association and in 1919, the Medical Women International Association.
- In 1921, Dr. Rose Hirschler was the first female medical dermatologist to graduate in the United States. To the present day, her name is remembered and honored by the Women's Dermatology Society (WDS), by offering the Rose Hirschler award to prominent female dermatologists. 
- The WDS was in fact established in 1973 by a male academic dermatologist, Dr Walter Shelley, Chair of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Plump Up Your Pout with the NEW Restylane Silk~ at Germain Dermatology

It's time to celebrate! Restylane Silk is here and Germain Dermatology is among the first in Charleston to introduce this amazing treatment to patients! Restylane Silk is the first, and only, FDA approved treatment for lips and the lines around them. 

If you've always been afraid to try injections for a 'poutier-pout' now is the time to have the lips you've always wanted. 
Restylane® Silk's unique particle gel formula, along with an ultrafine needle designed for improved accuracy, helps give you softer, more precise results — just what you need for a natural-looking smile.
77% of patients treated with Restylane Silk showed at least a one-point improvement in lip fullness (measured on on a 5-point scale) eight weeks after treatment.59% of patients treated with Restylane Silk maintained lip fullness six months after treatment.98% of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection.

Tired of seeing smoker's lines in the mirror? Are your Smile lines not making you smile? Restylane Silk is also the go-to treatment for all the delicate areas around your lips. 

Call today to schedule your consultation! (843) 881-4440
Germain RX- Dermal Fillers

Friday, February 13, 2015

Myth: Chocolate Causes Breakouts

Are you trying to resist all the Valentine's sweets floating around? If you are sacrificing for the sake of clear skin... we have good news... CHOCOLATE DOES NOT CAUSE ACNE. 

White flours, sugar and dairy can trigger hormonal changes, which in turn may cause inflammation, especially for acne-prone people. But pure chocolate, high in cacao and low in sugar and dairy (such as dark chocolate) is actually packed full of beauty benefits.

Dark chocolate  (containing at least 70% cacao) is rich in iron, calcium, and vitamins (A, B1, C, D, and E) and can...  

Repair dry skin. Swap out that extra cup of coffee or green tea for a cocoa-rich drink that will deeply moisturize skin and leave behind a healthy glow. Or you could slough away dead skin cells with a DIY chocolate body scrub made out of olive oil, brown sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla.

Shield against harmful UV rays. Flavonols found in dark chocolate have been clinically shown to help your skin protect itself from sunburn, redness and other signs of UV damage. When applied directly to the skin, it also has the ability to repair and hydrate body parts that have been exposed to the sun. But we wouldn't suggest slacking on sunscreen.

Erase wrinkles and fine lines. Things seem a bit calmer right after we nibble on a piece of dark chocolate, and we all know how stress impacts our skin. And as our friends over at YouBeauty explain, "Cocoa helps reduce stress hormones, which means less collagen breakdown in the skin and fewer wrinkles." Sort of like eating your way to pretty.

Add shine to lackluster locks. A homemade hair mask made out of unsweetened dark chocolate? Why yes! Add honey and yogurt to the mixture before applying to your hair. Cover with plastic wrap and leave on for about one hour. Wash out with a cold water rinse and you will have super shiny strands.

Promote hair growth. Copper, zinc and iron are minerals that promote the cell renewal growth process, and dark chocolate happens to be full of them. So eating chocolate every day will increase oxygen and blood flow to the scalp and lead to healthier and strong hair.

Via The Huffington Post

Other benefits? Dark Chocolate contains anti-inflammatory benefits, can help lower blood pressure and contains fibre which can help you feel full for longer.

Happy Valentine's from Germain Dermatology! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Just Released: CoolSmooth PRO™ Coming to Germain Dermatology

Germain Dermatology is thrilled to share the latest news from ZELTIQ®… the release of the NEW CoolSmooth PRO™ applicator for CoolSculpting.  A pre-order has already been placed, and we hope to be offering this new device in treatments as soon as May! Germain Dermatology will be the FIRST to offer the applicator in Charleston, and we can't wait to give you amazing results with the highest quality of treatment available.  

These new applicators are uniquely designed to safely control treatments at colder temperatures and include an enhanced strapping system that provides increased conformity at the treatment site, while also improving ease of use and patient comfort. *Plus- the newly FDA approved colder treatment standards will allow for shorter treatments with the same great results. 

The new applicator also features a non-vacuum based cooling to treat non-pinchable fat bulges, allowing more patients to be ideal CoolSculpting candidates.  

Stay tuned for their arrival! 

Also, don't miss our February 24th CoolSculpting night! Get all your questions answered, see a live demonstration & enjoy some cocktails too!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Up Close With Kayce~Germain Staff Skin Care

Just like our patients our Germain staff suffers from common skin issues, the occasional breakout & even wrinkles! Ever wonder what they do to look so fabulous? Find out on our NEW Staff Blog post. Each month we will feature a different staff member their favorite products, routines, skin care battles and more.

Kayce Bates
Medical Assistant, 29 years old
 Skin Type:  combination skin with signs of sun damage, melasma, and is acne-prone

Morning Skin Care Regimen:  
Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser I
Skin Tone Enhancing Pads
Brightening Polish
Dermal Restructuring
Super Sheer SPF

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
 Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser I
Retinol 5x Pads
Bio Therapy Moisturizer

Using Routine:5 years
(on and off due to pregnancy/nursing)

Favorite Germain Rx Product: 
Skin Tone Enhancing Pads
 Favorite other Product:

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  Laser hair reduction
Laser Illumination Peel
Botox & Filler
 "The peel helped with my sun damage and the injections decreased my stubborn static lines. The results  made me feel better about my overall appearance."

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
 Jane Iredale BB cream and Jane Iredale pure pressed powder 
Kayce uses 'Satin' during Winter and 'Suntan' during Summer months.

Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“Stay out of the sun!”
“Use retinol and SPF every day for the rest of your life.”
(Retinol is the best medication on the market for anti-aging and fine lines).
“Do not touch your face!”
 (keeps bacteria off your face)

Kacye's Best Advice:
 "Wear daily: Retinol, SPF, and a Mineral-Based Make-Up that won’t clog pores. Wash your face twice a day with a Clarisonic and your favorite cleanser."

Kayce sends you off with these words of wisdom from Dr. Germain,
“Age gracefully!  Rome wasn’t built in a day!”