Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Freshen Up with Fall's New Products~ Germain Dermatology

Begin the fall season in style, starting with your skin! Germain Dermatology has some great new products and procedures to get you feeling fresh for this season.

Baby Foot~ Exfoliant Peel 
This scientifically formulated product contains 17 types of natural extracts which exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. Without damaging the skin, Baby Foot, peels easily away from the fresh layer beneath. After peeling, your feet are reborn just like a baby’s foot, giving you healthy, beautiful feet.

UltraFirm Neck Cream
Developed specifically for the neck and décolletté this hydrating neck cream helps to firm, lift and tighten skin that has lost definition with age. Formulated with a proprietary blend of active ingredients to support healthy collagen and elastin production, smooth and even skin tone, and reduce signs of aging.

This NEW treatment will allow our technicians to use TWO customized solutions based on skin type and condition. Each treatment will end with 1-2 passes of Hyaluronic Acid; An acid that has proven to decrease the signs of aging as well as induce collagen production. *PLUS: Our treatment ends with our NEW relaxing Hyaluronic Anti-Aging Mask.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Up Close With Kerstin- 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.

Kerstin Felton 
Cosmetic Front Office Coordinator
26 years young
 Skin TypeCombination Skin, Sun Damage, Melasma

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 

Brightening Polish/Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%
Skin Tone Enhancement Pads 8%
Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Dermal Restructuring Therapy
Magic EyesMatte Perfection Sunscreen

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
Antioxidant Soothing Cleanser/Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%
Rejuvenation Pads 2.5x
Magic EyesAdvanced Restorative Bio-Therapy 

Using Routine: Approximately 2 Years

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Matte Perfection Sunscreen
"It's perfect as a quick trick for camouflaging blemishes & evening out skin tone or as a make-up primer for even better coverage."

Favorite other Product:

Skin Tone Enhancement Pads
"It helps to reduce pigmentation issues/skin damage/freckles in between Clear & Brilliant treatments."

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  
Silk Peel with Dermaplaning
"Helps slough off dead skin and unwanted facial hair with no downtime! Makes your skin feel so clean & smooth & Clear & Brilliant Helps to reduce sun damage/pigmentation issues with little to no downtime."

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
Jane Iredale Loose Powder in Suntan

Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“Everyone needs to be on a good sunscreen & retinol—they are the key to anti-aging” Sunscreen with a good physical block (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) paired with retinol have helped my skin SO much. I am African-American and Irish, so even though I thought my freckles were hereditary I have learned that they are actually sun damage from all the years I spent not wearing sunscreen. Using a good sunscreen protects your skin from wrinkles and skin cancers like Melanoma & retinol helps to keep your skin turning over and producing collagen to help with acne and wrinkles. They complement each other and your skin will be the perfect testimonial! 

Kerstin's Best Advice:"WASH YOUR FACE! It can be daunting and tedious at times but it is worth it! We all fall asleep in our make-up or get lazy and skip a night but you will end up paying for it!!"

Kerstin sends you off with these last minute words of wisodm, "The only way to have GREAT skin is to protect it! If you take care of your skin now you won’t have to worry about “fixing” it later!"

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

National Psoriasis Month~ Germain Dermatology

Did you know that August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month?

Psoriasis affects approximately 7.5 MILLION Americans and the trigger can be as simple as stress! 

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious, genetic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin in red, scaly patches that itch, crack and bleed. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the country.

What many don't know is that up to 30% of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis that causes pain and swelling of the joints and tendons. Psoriasis is more than meets the eye.

What causes psoriasis?

Genetics and the immune system play a major role in the disease. In people with psoriasis, the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth of skin cells.

To develop psoriasis, a person must have a combination of the genes that cause psoriasis and be exposed to external “triggers.” Triggers include stress; injury to the skin, such as a tattoo or a scrape; smoking; and certain infections.

There is no cure for psoriasis, but many treatment options are available. Treatment is individualized for each person and depends on the severity of the disease, the type of psoriasis and how the person reacts to certain treatments.

Learn more about psoriasis, its associated health risks, treatment options and ways to effectively manage the disease at http://www.psoriasis.org/. Think you are suffering from Psoriasis? Call us, Germain Dermatology, for the best dermatological treatment in Charleston~ 843-881-4440.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Don't Let Sweat Ruin Your Clear Skin~ Germain Dermatology

Even though Fall may be on the horizon August is one of Charleston's hottest months. Sweat can wreck havoc on your pores, especially when mixed with makeups and powders. Sweat will combine with the product on your face and become occlusive, or air-tight, preventing your pores from breathing. The results are breakouts, bumps and blackheads.

Want to keep your clear skin even with the heat? We recommend our Germain Rx Pore Refining Mask. This specially made mask cleans and tightens pores while absorbing excess oils, which are abundant this time of year. Made with Gycerin, Zinc Oxide, Kaolin, Hectorite and Benzyl Sulfer this cleansing treatment reaches deep into the skin and even helps to dry up blackheads.

Dr. Germain recommends using the mask twice a week to keep pores open and clear. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Say Goodbye to Summer~ Germain Dermatology

We don't know about yours, but boy, has our Summer FLOWN by! 
Before all your pre-back to school time fills up with shopping, finishing reading lists and last minute vacations don't forget to come see us for annual skin screening, acne check ups and more.  

For all the busy families out there we have openings during the next few weeks just for you!

Currently seeing patients for, but not limited to:
Ance Scarring
Skin Allergies
Skin Cancer Screenings

Send your child back to school with the confidence they need and the piece of mind you need! 

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 www.GermainDermatology.com 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