Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve is here and we are spending time with our loved ones, families and friends. All of us at Germain Dermatology want to wish a you a very Merry Christmas. We will be closed on December 26 in honor of the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27. 


During your weekend if you find yourself cruising the internet, don't forget to vote for Dr. Germain for Best Dermatologist for the Charleston City Paper's Best Of 2012. Dr. Germain has won Best Dermatologist for the last 6 years and couldn't be more grateful, and she would be delighted to make it win number 7! 


To vote, go here! 



Here's 7 Reasons you should vote for Dr. Germain: 


1. She's caring. She doesn't hesitate to give her cell phone number to her patients when they need her. Day or night, she's there for them. 


2. She has a big heart. Dr. Germain lights up when she sees her mom, Mimzi. Mimzi is the light of her life and Dr. Germain works hard to make sure they enjoy every minute they can together. 


3. She's helpful. She has helped many patients when they're at wits end...from acne to hair loss, from scarring to wrinkles...she there to help. 


4. She's smart. As a board certified Dermatologist, Dr. Germain continues to expand her knowledge and education by attending conferences and classes on the latest in Anti-aging advances, skin cancer and more. 


5. She's happy. When you make an appointment with her, she is always happy to see you. She loves to hug her patients and wants them to know they mean a lot to her. 


6. She's discrete. Many women don't like to admit they get wrinkle reducing procedures like Botox, Dysport and fillers and that's why Dr. Germain's office was specifically designed with two separate waiting rooms, giving patients the privacy they deserve. 


7. She's giving. From helping the Center for Women to being a drop off location for the Toys for Tots to sponsoring Women's Wellness Night at the Charleston RiverDogs game, Dr. Germain is part of the community and continues to help. 


For the last 6 years, our community has voted for her, and we hope you will make it lucky number 7! 


Thanks again! Merry Christmas! 


Mimzi

Dr. Germain & her mom, Mimzi wish you a very Merry Christmas! 









Monday, December 19, 2011

The Best Treatment for the Holiday Season



The holiday season always brings lots of parties, company Christmas parties, cookie exchanges and even ugly Christmas sweater get-togethers. No one wants to attend large gathering with unwanted facial or body hair. Avoid the embarrassment by trying laser hair removal at Germain Dermatology. This quick procedure is done with GentleYAG® and GentleLASE® lasers specially designed for cosmetic hair removal. 


Laser hair removal results are instant and depending on the size of the treatment area you might need a couple of treatments to be completely hair-free. The procedure only causes slight discomfort but the result of hair-free legs, arms or upper lip is well worth it. 


This time of year is perfect for getting your Laser treatment so you can be smooth as silk for the spring. 
So, don’t waste your holiday season plucking, shaving or waxing and try Laser Hair Removal with us. Have a Merry Christmas instead of a hairy one!
Call Germain Dermatology today & find out why Dr. Germain is Charleston's Best Dermatologist ~ 881-4440

Check out our specials! 



Monday, December 12, 2011

Get Ready for Summer Now by Treating Back Acne


With the cooler temperatures it might be difficult to think about slipping on your bikini and heading to the beach but now is the time to get your body ready for summer. The New Year brings resolutions of tighter bodies and healthier lifestyles but why not make your resolution to clear up your back skin. 



According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the number one skin problem in the United States, effecting 40 -50 million individuals. Acne is caused by clogged pores in our skin and although many suffer from facial acne, back acne is also extremely common. Acne can cause people to have low self-esteem, become painful and cause scaring. 


The Acleara Acne Laser treatment systerm 


Germain Dermatology can help with your back acne using different lasers to treat scaring and overall treatment. Laser Acne Treatments  helps to control acne breakouts by targeting over producing glands and also softens the edges of scares making them less prominent. After seeing Dr. Germain for back acne treatment you’ll be begging the heat to return so you can slip on that bathing suit and hit the beautiful Charleston beaches! Here's some of our Germain Rx products specifically to help your back acne that you can purchase online 24 hours at day at www.germaindermatology.com. But the best way to see what is right for you is to make an appointment with Dr. Germain. She's here to help you, call us at 843.881.4440. 

Germain Rx Advanced Control Acne Regimen

Germain Rx Basic Acne Control Regimen

Smooth as Silk Body Regimen 








Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide



Don’t stress this Christmas on finding the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.  This holiday get them the gift that will keep on giving; beautiful skin! Here at Germain Dermatology we have a customized skin care line, made specifically for our clients. Whether you’re looking to treat rosacea, acne, sensitive skin, fight aging or simply protect your skin from UV rays, Dr. Germain’s RX product line can help you out. 



The Germain RX line uses the latest in skin care technology and is only made from the highest pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. The best part is that you can purchase many of these products in gift sets like our Appearance Enhancement Kit which includes Germain Rx Facial Firming and Dermal Restruction Therapy. This kit will be a welcome addition to you or that special someone’s daily beauty routine.  
The Germain Rx Awaken Regimen 


Germain Rx Magic Eyes - our #1 SELLER!  


Germain Rx Smooth As Silk Regimen 



From body crème to makeup remover and body oil to firming therapies there is a product that will make the perfect gift under your tree. For those still unsure which product is best, a gift card can be a great stocking stuffer that will be sure to please.  Products are available for purchase at our office, over the phone at 843.881.4440 or at http://www.germainrx.com/. To make your life even easier we’re happy to gift wrap and ship any orders to your home. Happy Holidays from Germain Dermatology and happy skin care! 







Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Making Christmas Brighter for Local Children

Germain Dermatology is proud to announce that they are an official drop off location for the Local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. With many parents in the Lowcountry unable to afford toys for their children for Christmas, Toys for Tots fills a void in our local community. Donations will be accepted at Germain Dermatology at 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant.



Drop off a new, unwrapped toy today!


The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.




Happy Holidays from the staff at Germain Dermatology



As a veteran of Flight school, Flight Surgery, Helicopter Pilot Training and Survival Tactics at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Marguerite Germain was then chosen by the Navy to fill 1 of only 4 coveted dermatology billets. She is passionate about helping others, both civilian and military, in any way possible.

“What the Toys for Tots program does is wonderful. To see the smiles on the children’s faces knowing they weren’t forgotten this Christmas is truly worth it all. It’s all about giving.” said Dr. Marguerite Germain, board-certified dermatologist.

Donations will be accepted during business hours, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more on the Toys for Tots program, visit www.toysfortots.org

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving is here!

The week of Thanksgiving is here. It's amazing to think that 2011 has flown by so fast. We've been keeping busy at the office and have you, our wonderful patients, to thank during this Thanksgiving. 
We will be closed on Thursday, 11/24 and Friday, 11/25 so our loyal staff can spend quality time with their families. 

Before you know it, Christmas and Chanukkah will be here. If you're stumped at what to get your loved one, we have gift certificates for everything from CoolSculpting to Botox. Watch their face lights up when they open our beautiful gift boxes full of Germain Rx skin care too. 








Also a reminder, we are an official drop off location for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Please drop off a new, unwrapped toy today! Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you for your loyalty to Germain Dermatology. 




Sunday, November 13, 2011

Get Your Clear Skin Back!


The American Academy of Dermatology reports that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Approximately 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne with many continuing to have acne into their 40s and beyond. Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant is proud to be the first and only practice in South Carolina to offer FDA-Cleared Acne Clearing System with visible results, Acleara. 





Acleara Acne Clearing System is the first continuously-cooled system FDA-cleared to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne, comedonal acne and pustular acne. The Acleara Acne Clearing System is powered by an advanced vacuum and filtered broadband light technology. The vacuum cleans pores by extracting build up of sebaceous material. Along with the targeted heating of sebaceous glands, the endogenous light activates porphryns to destroy P. acnes and reduces sebum production through photodynamic action.





Topical creams and oral medications can be effective treatments for acne outbreaks, but they can be expensive and can dry and irritate sensitive skin. What's more, acne that occurs on backs and chests can be difficult to treat topically because of the large surface area. Treating acne with pulsed light can deliver better aesthetic results, especially on inflammatory acne, without the side effects associated with topical and oral acne medications. 






This is good news for the thousands of acne sufferers in the state who have tried a variety of treatments without success. Benefits of using the Acleara Acne Clearing System are:
-Visible Improvement: Reduction in peri-lesional erythema and a visible calming of lesions  
-Hygienic and Comfortable Treatments: Reduced risk of cross contamination and no anesthetics, numbing or cooling gels required
-Economical: Eliminates external cool sprays and anesthetics costs 
-Fast Treatments: Full face treatment typically in under 15 minutes
“We see a wide variety of people who struggle with acne at all ages. The Acleara Acne Clearing System has so many benefits, we knew we wanted to offer it to the acne sufferers of South Carolina as soon as possible. This system gives new hope to those out there who have tried everything.” said board-certified dermatologist, Marguerite Germain, M.D. 
Acne sufferers are encouraged to take advantage of the special introductory offer and receive 20% off their first treatment, for more details, call (843) 881-4440.

Watch Dr. Marguerite Germain highlight the Acleara Acne Laser System on ABC News 4 here! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Cool Night!

Our CoolSculpting by Zeltiq night last night was hit. Not only did we have a live demonstration, we also had a delightful time with culinary treats from the Square Onion, wine and of course, great giveaways. If you wanted to attend but couldn't fit into your schedule, no problem! We offer FREE CoolSculpting consultations by calling Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant, SC at (843) 881-4440 Thanks to our CoolSculpting Specialist Lauren Whitehead for having everything ready for our live demostration with former television host and local writer, Ryan Nelson. 


~ Check out the photos from our fabulous evening!