Saturday, July 18, 2015

Up Close With Christina- Germain Staff Feature

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

Christina Williams
Cosmetic Specialist
29 years young
 Skin TypeCombination Skin, Acne-Prone, Melasma

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
Skin Enhancing 10% Glycolic Wash
Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Advanced Restorative Bio Therapy

Super Sheer Sunblock

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
Skin Enhancing 10% Glycolic Wash

Rejuvenation Pads 10x
Skin Tone Enhancement Pads 6%
Advanced Restorative Bio Therapy

Using Routine: Approximately 7 Years

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Germain Rx Rejuvenation Pads
"They are anti-aging and they increase your skin cell turnover making your skin brighter!"

Favorite other Product:
Germain Rx Advanced Restorative Bio Therapy

"I love this rich emollient moisturizer. It is made with apple plant stem cells, has ceramides and peptides to help with hydration and collagen building and it also smells good."

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  
Clear + Brilliant
"After working here for seven years it’s hard to pick just one favorite procedure!  I love everything.  Clear and brilliant is probably my most favorite.  I suffer from melasma and it has helped to keep the melasma under control.   Coolsculpting, botox and silk peels are at the top of the list also." 

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
Jane Iredale Radiant Loose Minerals

Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“You never want to look different, you just want to look like a better version of yourself.”

Christina's Best Advice:
"The three best and most important products to have in your skin care regimen are Retinol, Vitamin C and Sunscreen.  Preventative maintenance is number one! Always wear sunscreen!"

Christina sends you off with note, "I love helping people achieve great results.   When people feel good, they look good! "

Friday, July 17, 2015

JULY ONLY: 15% of Sunscreen Sales to Benefit the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

 15% of all sunscreen sales during July will go 

Germain Dermatology sells a variety of sunscreens from the Germain Rx, Blue Lizard and Tizo brands including:

-Anti Photo-Aging Sunscreen SPF 50+ 
-Matte Perfection Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50+ 
-Ultra Protect Sunscreen SPF 30 
-Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30 $16.50
-Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+ 

-Sensitive 3oz $17.00 & 5oz 
-Regular 1.25oz $7.00 & 5oz & 9oz
-Sport 3oz $16.00 & 5oz

-Tizo 2 
-Tizo 3 (tinted)

It has been so moving to see this community, from all ends, come together in love and respect after such a horrific event,” said Dr. Marguerite Germain, “Each of us is a small piece of a much bigger picture and we should all do our part to help.”

Sunscreen purchases can be made online at or in our office at 612 Seacoast Pkwy, Mount Pleasant. For any questions or more information please call the office at (843) 881-4440.  For more information on how you can help visit Charleston.Gov online

Monday, July 13, 2015

FREE Kybella Event with Dr. Germain~ July 23

As the leader of cosmetic dermatology in the Lowcountry, Germain Dermatology is proud to introduce Kybella~ The easiest way to melt away your double chin!

Kybella is the first FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that reduces the fat under your chin without surgery. How does it work? It  utilizes a naturally occurring molecule - deoxycholic acid - that aides in the breakdown of dietary fat. What's better? Treatments typically last only 15-20min and most patients see visible results in as little as 2-4 treatments! 

Dr. Germain is offering a personal FREE information session for all those interested in this NEW treatment. Enjoy complimentary drinks, snacks and see if Kybella is right for you! 

When: Thursday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant 
Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot 

Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marguerite Germain was specially selected by Kythera to be the first to use Kybella in Charleston, and will also train other physicians on how to use correctly. Get treated with the best, by the best at Germain Dermatology. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Men Seeking a Youthful Appearance

Over the years we have seen an increase in male patients for cosmetic procedures. It’s no secrete that everyone these days is fighting the aging process and going to new lengths to preserve their beauty- but what we really love is that men are now confident enough to be proactive and take their youth into their own hands. The proof is in the numbers:

  • Men represent more than 9% of all cosmetic procedures, and is steadily growing.
  • More than 1 million minimally invasive procedures were performed in men in 2012, an 8% increase from 2011.
  • Men’s grooming products are one of the beauty industry’s fastest growing segments, with global revenues rising by an average of 6% a year.
  • Men have more severe facial wrinkles except in the mouth area. Due to thicker skin in men age results in deeper expression lines. The prominent volume loss makes men appear older than their age when compared to women.
  • Men are less likely to be looking for perfection, but interested in more subtle, natural looking results and want to avoid feminization.
  • Men are seeking treatments at a younger average age than women usually beginning procedures around age 39 compared to the late 40s early 50s of women.
  • The percentage of men seeking filler treatments rose to 10% of the total in 2013 from 8 percent in 2012.

Find more facts at and

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Germain is First in State To Offer New KYBELLA™ That Melts Double Chin Fat

Your selfies just got a little slimmer. Dr. Marguerite Germain is proud to be the first and only physician in South Carolina to offer the first FDA-Approved procedure, KYBELLA™ , an injectable, non-invasive procedure that melts away double chin fat. Dr. Marguerite Germain will be holding informational events on July 2, July 9 and July 23, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant, to explain how the procedure works and what patients are candidates for KYBELLA™. The event is free, but space is limited. Guests must call (843) 881- 4440 to reserve their space.
KYBELLA™ , which is made from deoxycholic acid also known as ATX-101, is a naturally occurring chemical produced in the body that helps absorb fat. When injected into the fat below the chin (known as submental fat) it breaks down and destroys the fat cells. Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes.  After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is usually not expected.
Marguerite Germain, M.D., of Germain Dermatology was specifically chosen by the creators of KYBELLA™ to be the first in the state to perform the treatment. She also has been chosen to train other physicians on the correct way to administer the injectable drug.
According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, over two-thirds of consumers are bothered by their submental fullness, nearly as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
As an innovator in cosmetic dermatology in South Carolina, Dr. Germain encourages patients who are interested to attend an informational event first to determine if it’s right for them. 
What: KYBELLA™ event - Melt Away Your Double Chin
When: Thursday, July 2, July 9, July 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway, Mount Pleasant

Admission: Free but guests must call to reserve their space, as space is limited at (843) 881-4440

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Up Close With Nic- Germain Staff Feature

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 Staff Blog post. Each month we will feature a different staff member their favorite products, routines, skin care battles and more.

Nichole (Nic) Donnellan
Cosmetic Care Coordinator & Jane Iredale Specialist
40ish years young
 Skin TypeCombination skin (t-zone), dark circles under eyes, 
fine lines & wrinkles

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
STEC 10% or AOX Cleanser
Vit C Serum
Magic Eyes
 Facial Firming
Dermal Reconstruction
Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:STEC 10% or AOX Cleanser
 Brightening Polish
Rejuvenation Pads
Magic Eyes
Facial Firming
Advanced Bio Restorative

Using Routine: Approximately 3 Years 

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Germain Rx Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Favorite other Product:
Germain Rx Brightening Polish 

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Powder 
for complete coverage

Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“This is a journey we  are on through the aging process.  Little bits at a time is always best.  You  don’t want to look “done”, but want to look like a better version of yourself."

Nic's Best Advice:
"Sunscreen!! Cleanse your face. Do not go to bed with makeup on!! It’s all about maintaining healthy skin, you have to work at it."

Nic sends you off with these last words of wisdom, "Everyone always wants to look the best they can… this starts by being happy with yourself and in your own skin.  One should strive to glow from the inside out!."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dads Deserve a Dose of Beauty, too!

Having trouble finding a gift for the man who 'has it all'? 
Treat them to some TLC with our Germain Rx Father's Day package.
All for $75 (a $100 value!)
*Plus you it will be Wrapped and Ready! 

Brightening Polish
Gentle exfoliator with micro beads that sloughs away surface skin cells, 
hydrates, enhances texture and improves skin clarity and tone.

Antioxidant Pads 
Antioxidant and citrus extracts that gently cleanses and prepares the 
skin in an easy-to-use pad that leaves your face feeling cool and refreshed.

Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen 
 Sheer-feeling UVA and UVB protection, SPF 50+ Sunscreen 
offers 13.75% Zinc Oxide and is suitable for all skin types.