Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Magic of Moisturizer

Moisturizer is one of the most important parts of your skin care routine. Not only is choosing the right moisturizer vital, but also knowing how to use it correctly.
Washing your face with the correct cleanser is the first step to utilizing your moisturizer. Even on those busy, late nights washing your face properly makes the difference. It takes more than a splash of water to clear your skin of the day’s pollutants, bacteria, sweat and makeup.

In addition to cleansing exfoliating helps all products work at their finest. Sloughing off dead skin cells allows products to be absorbed easier and penetrate deeper- including your moisturizer. Exfoliating tools like the Clairisonic (available through Germain Dermatology) are ideal to help you get the most out of your skin care routine and products.

While skin is still damp apply your moisturizer- this will help lock in the water already on your skin- using gentle upward strokes. This light massaging motion will ensure even distribution and penetration.

Visit Dr. Germain to find out which moisturizer is best for you, follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to beautiful, soft skin.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friday: FREE Botox!

Could it be true? Free Botox? It is! 
Grab your best friend and join us THIS Friday,
September 26th for our VIP Botox event. 
This special event is available to any of our current patients who are enrolled in the Brilliant Distinctions program and their friends who are NEW to Botox! Not a part of our Brilliant Distinctions program? It's easy to sign up just visit here, then schedule your spot and enjoy your reward! 

You will receive 200 Brilliant Distinctions bonus points (which gives you future savings on treatments such as Botox) and your BFF will receive a FREE Botox treatment from Dr. Germain! For more information on how Brilliant Distinctions can help you save visit here.  

Spots available 12:30-4:00pm- Space is limited so call today, 881-4440. 
Can't make it? Make sure to follow us on Facebook for another BFF Event soon! 
*Program Eligibility Requirements: You must be enrolled in Brilliant Distinctions, It has to be over 3 months since your last Botox Treatment, Your BFF must be new to Botox

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Germain Rx: Vitamin C Serum

There is a new product at Germain Dermatology and our patients have fallen in love! The Germain Rx Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum is quickly becoming our most popular product.

This brightening Vitamin C serum delivers skin enhancing benefits of expertly combined ingredients to achieve improved skin texture and tone resulting in healthier looking skin.

How does it work? Dr. Oz explains

Wrinkles
One of the most powerful functions of vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.

Age Spots
When it comes to treating age spots, you don’t need chemical peels and lasers – it turns out that vitamin C can have almost the same results! Age spots are essentially sun damage, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C protects against and may repair UV damage like discoloration and fine lines.

Your Anti-Aging Rx
Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your health, but to specifically target signs of aging on your face, topical vitamin C is best. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally.

Suitable for all skin types, the Germain Rx Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum is made to brighten and even out skin tone, tighten your skin, help lighten hormonal pigmentation and ward off wrinkles. Order online or stop by our office today!

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Beauty of our Hands


“Some people read palms to tell your future, but I read hands to tell your past. Each scar makes a story worth telling. Each callused palm, each cracked knuckle is a missed punch or years in a factory.”  - Sarah Kay

Our hands are a beautiful gift. Whether rough and calloused or wrinkled and fair, they tell a story about our lives. Where we’ve been, what we’ve done, all the good and bad we’ve endured. But, because of the beating our hands take throughout our lives sometimes they can make us look older than we feel inside.

Don’t let your hands age you. Recent technology and research has found that the same treatments we use to preserve and restore the face can also be used on hands.

The first is Radiesse injections. 
Radiesse is a volumising filler commonly used to restore volume and contour to sunken cheeks or chins. Since Radiesse molds to the area being injected, stimulates natural collagen growth, and has proven to have durable and lasting results it is now an on demand product to treat the aging appearance of hands.
*Courtesy of RadiesseTreatment.com 

The second is Fraxel laser treatments.
Fraxel is a non-invasive laser treatment that penetrates the top skin layers and produces light technology to stimulate collagen and resurface the skin.  If you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin may overreact by producing too much melanin, causing your age (or sun spots) to multiply. Fraxel works with your own skin cells to resurface your skin from the inside out. Due to it’s gentle nature Fraxel has become a popular treatment for reducing the aging appearance of hands.


Don't miss out on our September Hands Special:
Receive 3 Fraxel hand treatments and 2 syringes of Radiesse* for only $1,500.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ultherapy Décolletage- NOW at Germain Dermatology



The revolutionary procedure, Ultherapy, is now FDA approved and available to treat your Décolletage.

Ultherapy is a non-invasive laser based procedure used to improve lines and wrinkles and gently lift your skin. Until recently Ultherapy was only available to treat concerns on the face and neck. Germain Dermatology is thrilled to announce the approval of Ultherapy for the delicate chest area; and are excited to be offering this treatment to patients. Ultherapy Décolletage is the ONLY non-invasive treatment specifically indicated for the treatment of line and wrinkles on the chest.


How does the treatment work?
The safe ultrasound technology uses a scientifically derived amount of energy, temperature and depth measurement to trigger the body’s natural regenerative process, strengthening weak collagen and producing new collagen. It also offers practitioners the ability to see the layers of tissue (through ultrasounds) ensuring the best possible results and treatment locations.

In one, 30 minute, treatment you will safely see gratifying results. Call us today for a consultation and find out if Ultherapy is right for you.