Tuesday, December 15, 2015

3 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin- With Germain Dermatology

Did you know there is not one but THREE ways to eliminate your stubborn double chin that are all non-invasive and affordable? That's right! At Germain Dermatology we take the time to evaluate each of our patients to ensure the procedure chosen is the BEST course of treatment for each person's individual needs. Treat yourself to only the best with Dr. Germain and Germain Dermatology.

Before going under the knife see if one of these alternatives is right for you:

Kybella - Kybella is a FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that reduces the fat under your chin without surgery.

Coolsculpting Mini - We are very excited to announce that CoolSculpting has received expanded clearance for the treatment of the submental area, more commonly referred to as the double chin, which paves the way for the launch of its new CoolMini™ applicator. We are the 1st in the state of SC to have the ‎Coolsculpting CoolMini.

Ultherapy - Ultherapy® is a revolutionary application of focused ultrasound technology to produce skin tightening and lifting.

Find out which one is right for you. Before and After pictures appear on each page of the procedure- just click the links for details about each service.

Ready for your FREE Consultation? Simply click here and fill out our easy online form.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Freeze~ Even More~ Fat with Germain Dermatology + CoolSculpting

With the hustle and bustle of the season we understand fitting some 'me' time in is harder than usual. That's why we are offering a special CoolSculpting event for December...
where YOU pick the time. 

December 18th
9:30-10:30am, 11:00-12:00pm or 12:00-1:00pm
Space is limited, please call to RSVP your time slot 
(843) 881-4440

Now is the perfect time for your CoolSculpting treatments- as optimal results will be seen just in time for spring and swimsuit season! 

*PLUS: learn all about the NEW areas approved for treatment with the 
CoolMini Applicator, your knees and armpits! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

It's All About the Lips~ Germain Dermatology

Perfect your new years look with the perfect pout! Red lips are still hot and with a little help from Germain Dermatology you will be rocking the runway this season. 

Get that natural plump look with Restylane Silk injections designed specifically for lips and the lines around them.  The secret of Silk is that it's made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products. 

Make your appointment today! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

'Tis The Season- Shop with Germain Dermatology

It's the season of shopping and we have something for everyone on your list! Order any of our great Germain Rx products online, including gift certificates, or stop by for custom gift sets, wrapped and ready, for your nearest and dearest! 

THIS MONTH ONLY enjoy great savings including:

20% off Germain Rx Advanced Bio Therapy Plus.
This intensely moisturizing night cream combats dryness and nourishes skin back to optimum health. High performance ingredients work synergistically to nourish and repair the skin’s barrier function, restoring skin firmness and visibly reducing signs of aging. Awaken to younger, hydrated, healthier looking skin.

Receive a FREE NuFace “Microcurrent Facial” add on to any SilkPeel.  
NuFace is a safe, painless, non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps tone, lift and firm sagging facial muscles back to its original position and shape.
You can also purchase a NuFace for you to use at home- great gift idea!

Metabohealth Vitamin Injections- 5 injections for $75.
Increase your energy and boost your metabolism with Metabohealth Vitamin Injections. Metabohealth is for everyone and no appointment is necessary. Metabohealth is a synergistic blend of B vitamins and key amino acids. Benefits of Metabohealth include:
• Boosts low immunity system response 
• Creates energy at a cellular level 
• Natural occurring cellular metabolite needed for proper fat metabolism 

Latisse ONLY $110 with the purchase of any Germain Rx Product.
*also receive $10 rebate for BD members
Buy 3 kits, get 3 (3ml) kits free with mail in rebate
Buy 2 kits, get 2 (3ml) kits free with mail in rebate
Buy 1 kit, get 1 (3ml) kit free with mail in rebate

Clarisonic Mia 1 Cleansing Systems 25% off with any Germain Rx Purchase.
Why We Love It: Universal speed for normal skin, Loosens and removes dirt and oil, Cleanses 6x better than hands, Waterproof and rechargeable- Great Gift Idea!

$200 Off Coolsculpting Packages

Plus, enjoy savings on Laser Hair Removal and Ultherapy/Voluma Combos.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Up Close with Elaine~ Germain Dermatology 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.

Elaine Mourounas 

Patient Care Representative
25 years young
 Skin Type: Oily and Acne Prone

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
Antioxidant Soothing Cleanser
Antioxidant Toning Pads
Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Matte Perfection Tinted Sunscreen

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%
Antioxidant Toning Pads
Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Advanced Restorative Biotherapy
Using Routine:  4 months and going strong

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Matte Perfection Tinted Sunscreen
Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum 
"I can't choose just one!!"

Favorite other Product:
Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipgloss in color Shine 30 with SPF 30
"Gives your lips the perfect shine and isn’t sticky!"

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  
Laser Hair Removal
"I have done my underarms so far and absolutely LOVE IT! I definitely plan to do more!"

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
"I have been using the Germain Rx Matte Perfection Tinted Sunscreen as my foundation, rarely I will use BioMinerals powder on top, which I have been using since 8th grade and still love!"

Best advice from Dr. Germain:
"Prevention is the key to anti-aging! Wear sunscreen every day and use retinol each night- Two of the best things you can do for your skin!"- Dr. Germain

Elaine's Best Advice:
"Always wash your face before bed!! Always!"

Saturday, November 28, 2015

20% Off- EXTENDED! Shop www.GermainDermatology.com


Code will be valid until midnight on Tuesday, December 1st. 
Offer excludes gift cards and Germain Rx Regimens.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


We are getting into the Holiday spirit at Germain Dermatology and wanted to spread a little cheer with you... 
Use Code SAVE20 at Checkout 

Code will be valid beginning at 12:01AM Friday, November 27th.
Offer excludes gift cards and Germain Rx Regimens.

*Please note our office ARE CLOSED on Friday, November 27th. Offer applies to Online Orders only. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Underground Pimples & Adult Female Acne- How to Fight The Battle

Are you among the many adult women who suffer from Cystic Acne? 
Often referred to as an underground pimples, acne cysts are pimples that form deep beneath the skin's surface. These cysts are usually painful to the touch, red and can be itchy. Many women suffer form Cystic Acne during hormonal changes such as their menstrual cycle.   
Dr. Germain explains the best way to handle Cystic Acne and what NOT to do when you suffer a break out. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanks for Helping Us Sparkle

We had another AMAZING Sparkle Party this year and it's all because of YOU! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did, and look forward to seeing you back at Germain Dermatology soon. Cheers! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Up Close With Katie~ Germain Dermatology 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.

Katie Hyatt  

Medical Assistant
26 years young
 Skin Type: Oily, Adult Acne, Melasma, Sun Damage

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
Germain Rx Antioxident Soothing Cleanser
Germain Rx Skin Ton Enhancement Pads
Germain Rx Magic Eyes
Germain Rx Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser 2
*Or Germain Rx Brightening Polish
Tazorac 0.1% Gel
Germain Rx Skin Enhancement Treatment Cream 20%

Using Routine:  4 years off and on due to changes with Pregnancy

Favorite Germain Rx Product:

Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads
"The Perfect lighter blend of kojic acid, arbutin and bearberry to achieve an even glow."

Favorite other Product:

Germain Rx Brightening Polish
"It is the perfect Exfoliator that isn’t irritating for my skin."

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  
Silk peel
"I tried to have one silk peel a month while I was pregnant, and I believe that was a major factor of how my acne continued to stay stable during pregnancy. I  also loved the Germain RX 'Pregnancy Regimen'. 

*Katie also loves the V-Beam Calming Laser and Laser Hair Removal

Favorite Facial Make-Up:Jane Iredale BB cream
 Jane Iredale pure pressed powder
Best advice from Dr. Germain:

“What’s the biggest room in your house?...the room for improvement!”  - Dr. Germain
“You never want to look different, you just want to look like a better version of yourself.”

Katie's Best Advice: "The key to anti-aging is sunscreen and retinol. These are the two most important things that should be in everyone’s daily skin care regimen. Retinol is the backbone to all regimens, while sunscreen is your preventative main. If you are wanting a third product Vitamin C is the next in line!"

Katie leaves you with this last message:
“It’s a journey not a race, do what you can when you can.”

Lashes & Lattes- October 30th ~ Germain Dermatology

Join us in our NEW Downstairs Office for
'Lashes and Lattes'
Along with delicious coffee and lattes from Vintage Coffee Cafe 
we will be selling Latisse 5ml for ONLY $100!  
An unheard of price!
Friday, October 30th from 9-11am.
Call to RSVP 843-881-4440 
or RSVP via email here!
LATISSE® is an easy to apply liquid formula that encourages natural lash growth creating fuller and longer eyelashes in just 8 weeks!  This FDA approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) works by not only increasing the amount of lash hairs that sprout but extends the natural growth phase of your lashes. Application is once nightly on each eyelid and full results are gained by 12-16 weeks of continual use. Increased lash growth will cease upon discontinuation. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 5th Sparkle Party~ Germain Dermatology

Who doesn't love an excuse to Sparkle?! 
Save the Date for this year's 7th Annual Sparkle Party with Germain Dermatology

Thursday, November 5th
Germain Dermatology-
612 Seacoast Pkwy, Mt Pleasant SC 29464

This fabulous event is FREE but we encourage you to reserve your space. 
RSVP to 843-881-4440

Never been to our Sparkle Party
You can expect an amazing time! Join us any time throughout the day for food, refreshments, special treats, fun and 25% savings on ALL PRODUCTS and PROCEDURES! 

Day-of Savings will be available online and over the phone as well. 
Phone lines will open at 7:45am. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Germain Dermatology~ First in South Carolina to Offer the CoolMini by CoolSculpting

Starting October 2nd Germain Dermatology will have the 
NEW CoolMini CoolSculpting applicator. 
Germain Dermatology is the FIRST in South Carolina to have the CoolSculpting Mini and one of only 78 sites in the US to receive pre-launch of the applicator.

Designed for Small Areas of Fat, including the frustrating 'double chin' area, the Mini is optimized to capture and effectively treat smaller bulges with clinically proven results!

Call us today and schedule your FREE Consultation.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Up Close with Kate~ 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.

Kate Stith  

Medical Front Office Coordinator
29 years young
 Skin Type: Combination Skin, Cystic Acne Prone, Occasional Dry Patches

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 

Germain Rx Brightening Polish
Germain Rx Vitamin C Brightening SerumGermain Rx HydraBoost SerumGermain Rx Matte Perfection

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:

Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser II
Germain Rx Rejuvenation Pads 7.5X
Germain Rx Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Germain Rx HydraBoost Serum
Germain Rx Advanced Bio Therapy~ when skin is feeling extra dry

Using Routine: Approximately 2 Years

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Favorite other Product:

Jane Iredale- Pure Moist Lipstick in Lily

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  

Restylane- in the lips
"I get tons of compliments on how great I look after having my lips injected with Resylane and the Kybella got rid of my stubborn double chin that I have had my whole life- I could not be more pleased with the results!"

Favorite Facial Make-Up:

Jane Iredale Circle & Delete in #2
" I love this product to get rid of dark circles under eyes, brighten them and to cover up red blemishes."

Best advice from Dr. Germain:

“Sunscreen is the key to anti-aging. It protects you from getting wrinkly/ leathery skin."

Kate's Best Advice:Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color- it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively” –Roberta Gately

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

One Tool~Thousands of Results: Micro-Needling with Germain Dermatology

Introducing a new tool for the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, diminished skin tone, stretch marks, acne scars, traumatic scars, aging and MORE! The Eclipse Micropen Elite offers a deeper penetration for patients suffering with any of these concerns not only on the face but also on the neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back! 

This treatment known as micro-needling is the most advanced and effective in reproducing collagen and elastin treating many skin woes. The Micropen Elite also offers the benefit of combining it’s use with serums, creams or gels chosen specifically for your needs and your skin by our advanced skin care professionals.  Micro-needling is often thought of as painful and dangerous but done in a medical environment with professionals this treatment is actually more affective and less invasive than laser resurfacing.

With just one treatment patients will notice an immediate ‘glow’ to their skin, and will continue to see deeper results during the following serval days and weeks. Collagen production will continue to increase for up to 6 months after treatment. Some patients get desired results with just one 15-30 minute treatment a year, while others see best results with 2-3 sessions spaced 6 weeks apart. Your skin care professional will work with you to determine the best routine for your needs. 

See for yourself: 

Call and make your consultation today and see if micro-needling is the right choice for you! 

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