Saturday, May 19, 2018

When does a mole become suspicious looking? What do you do?

Your skin remembers sun exposure from the time you were a baby. It accumulates and shows up in later years.

Dr. Germain recommends people begin routine check ups in their 20s, especially if there is a family history of skin cancer. 

Patients visiting the dermatologist for the first time will go through a full-body screening.

"We check them from head to toe," Dr. Germain says they also teach patients how to do a self-check by "standing in front of a full-length mirrors with no clothes on, look at the front of them, back of them, underarms, private area, palms, soles, everywhere."

Don't forget to check your head. Have your hair dresser check when you go to the salon next. What should be looking for?

Dr. Germain says spots that are brown, black, red, or flesh-colored. Women should also be checked when they visit their OB/GYN.

"Anything that is changing, growing, bleeding, not healing," Dr. Germain says should be checked by a doctor.

Other skin cancer signs and symptoms include areas that itch and stand out.

Video story courtesy of WCBD-TV and reporter Laura Smith.

Call us for your skin check in Summerville or Mount Pleasant (843)881-4440.

Monday, May 14, 2018

CoolSculpting At Germain Dermatology

Our dedicated CoolSculpting Co-ordinator, Lauren Banks, explains CoolSculpting and Germain Dermatology's lovely results guaranteed. Make your free consultation by call 1-844-SC-CHILL. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Thinning Hair? Try Nutrafol at Germain Dermatology

It's hard not to have hair envy this time of year. Everywhere you look you see models and celebrities donning their long luscious locks and perfect beach waves. If your hair envy goes beyond the extreme and you're tired of fighting thinning hair Germain Dermatology has your answer- Nutrafol

Nutrafol is 100% drug-free, with all-natural ingredients clinically shown to safely target the multiple causes of thinning hair for men and women. Most basic hair vitamins and minerals, such as biotin, are merely addressing nutritional deficiencies—and that’s simply not enough. In fact, some of the leading factors that cause poor hair health were never addressed effectively by conventional hair products and vitamins. Factors like oxidative stress and elevated stress hormones, such as cortisol. Our key botanical ingredients are chosen for their health benefits specifically related to these factors as well as previously established factors, including nutritional deficiencies.

Recognized by NewBeauty, Allure, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Health magazines, Nutrafol is quickly becoming a revolutionary product for hair health and Dr. Germain agrees. 

Interested in trying Nutrafol? Stop by and talk to one of our expert staff to see if it's right for you! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ALL CALM April Special ~ Germain Dermatology

Are you tired of battling sensitive skin and redness?
You must try ALL CALM by Colorescience.  

This 3-in-1 proprietary formula instantly neutralizes the appearance of redness, helps soothe and calm sensitive skin, and provides SPF 50 protection while its patent pending BioSolace™ complex helps provide ongoing relief from sensitivity and the appearance of redness. 

Grab it this month in honor of rosacea awareness and get a FREE travel size at Germain Dermatology. 

*While supplies last. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dr. Germain Talks Rosacea Awareness Month

April is rosacea awareness month, Dr. Germain chats with us about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for those suffering with rosacea. 

If you're tired of battling this skin condition try our two most recommended rosacea products at 20% off this month only, available in both offices or online with code: POMAPRIL.