Monday, December 29, 2014

The Winter Skin Woes

It seems Winter has finally decided to show up in Charleston, while we may get a few warm days throughout the season the Winter (mild as it may be) can take a harsh toll on your skin. Whether you suffer from a dulling complexion or cracking skin this season Dr. Germain has great tips on how to fight the season's affects.

- Hydrate your skin from the inside out by drinking lots of water and increasing your intake of Omega 3s (by diet is best, but supplements are also good).
- Cut back on long HOT showers or baths.
- Don’t over exfoliate. While gentle exfoliation, or the use of a Clairisonic cleansing brush is good, many people think using scrubs and harsh exfoliation methods will help get rid of dry skin and flakes- but it actually makes it worse.
- Wash your face 2x a day using cool water, without a wash cloth.
- Use a soap-free cleanser (cream cleansers are best, such as our Germain Rx Restorative Cream Cleanser)
- Moisturize within 3 minutes of cleansing or bathing. Upgrading to a heavier, cream based moisturizer this time of year is also a good idea, or using body oil when getting out of the shower.

Looking for an easy route? Update your skin care routine with the Germain Rx Silk Regimen


The Silk regimen is great for all skin types and can be used for the entire body. It soothes and moisturizes dehydrated, scaly skin using Vitamins A, C, E, with Co-Q10, Green Tea Extract, and Glycolic Acid.  The regimen includes: Germain Rx Skin Smoothing Body Wash, Skin Smoothing Body Lotion, Heel & Elbow Cream and Intensive Hand Cream.

See below for more great tips on 'Winterizing Your Skin' from Dr. Germain~


Monday, December 22, 2014

Up Close with Shamika~ Germain Staff Skin Care

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

Shamika Gayle

Medical Office Assistant, 32 yrs old

Skin Type: Dry Skin, suffers with Eczema and Dark spots

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
Germain Rx Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%
Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads 8%
Germain Rx Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Germain Rx Advanced Restorative Bio Therapy
Germain Rx Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen

Night Time Skin Care Regimen: 
Germain Rx Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%
Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads 8%
Germain Rx Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Germain Rx Magic Eyes
Germain Rx Retinol Smoothing Serum 3x
Germain Rx Advanced Restorative Bio Therapy

Using Current routine:
3 years

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads

Favorite other Product:
Germain Rx Brightening Polish

Favorite Foundation/Powder:
 Does not wear facial makeup. 

Best advice from Dr. Germain:
"DON’T PICK AT YOUR BLEMISHES!!!
Picking them causes ugly scarring"

Her best advice for Skin Care:
"Be consistent and patient, beauty and results take time."

Notes from Shamika:
"LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN…IT’S YOURS!!!"

Friday, December 12, 2014

'Tis The Season... to FREEZE THE FAT!

Don’t suffer through another holiday, new year or bikini season battling your problem areas! Everyone has ‘hard to reach’ places that no workout or diet can fix, but luckily we have CoolSculpting! 

You’ve seen the billboards, commercials and ads but WHAT exactly is CoolSculpting? We invite you to come find out! 

Wednesday December 17th at 6:00pm we will be hosting another fabulous Germain Dermatology CoolSculpting Night. Join us for a live presentation from Dr. Germain, food & drinks, FREE CoolSculpting consultations, discounts and a live demo with ‘true talk’ Q&A from CoolSculpting patient, Haley. RSVP for your spot- Space is Limited!
843-881-4440

Tummy Bulges
Saddle Bags
Muffin Tops

and MORE! 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Get Glam This Holiday~ Germain Red Carpet Ready Procedures

You have the perfect dress and killer shoes, but want something extra to WOW everyone at your upcoming holiday or New Year's Eve party? Let Germain get you Red Carpet ready! We offer various procedures that require no down time and give you instant glam. Our favorites?

* The SilkPeel® 
The SilkPeel is one of the most dynamic skin treatments available today. It's the only procedure featuring Dermalinfusion™, a non-invasive exfoliation which helps delivery of skin-specific solutions, leaving patients with fresher-feeling and better-looking skin- Instantly and pain free! 

This treatment will clear pores, brighten and smooth the texture of your skin allowing for optimal make-up application and a natural glow.
*Below: Lauren's (Our Laser Specialist) Before & After



                                                      

* Clear+Brilliant 
Clear+Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment that helps prevent the visible signs of aging and the overall dulling effects time and the environment can have on your skin.

This non-invasive laser treatment will leave your skin feeling smoother, younger and give you a “radiant glow”.


* Icon Photofacial

The Icon Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Icon Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, chest, hands and body. 

This is a great option for those with specific desires that have a little more time to prepare. 
Typically 3-5 treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each are needed to provide you with beautiful results. There is no recuperation time and results are gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. Icon Photofacial is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.



**BONUS: We have silk peel and laser appointments available on Saturday December 20th from 8am-12noon, extra time to get extra glam!  We also have make-up professionals trained in Jane Iredale Skin Care Make-Up for all your events. Call us today! 843-881-4440