Thursday, February 26, 2015

Plump Up Your Pout with the NEW Restylane Silk~ at Germain Dermatology

It's time to celebrate! Restylane Silk is here and Germain Dermatology is among the first in Charleston to introduce this amazing treatment to patients! Restylane Silk is the first, and only, FDA approved treatment for lips and the lines around them. 

If you've always been afraid to try injections for a 'poutier-pout' now is the time to have the lips you've always wanted. 
Restylane® Silk's unique particle gel formula, along with an ultrafine needle designed for improved accuracy, helps give you softer, more precise results — just what you need for a natural-looking smile.
77% of patients treated with Restylane Silk showed at least a one-point improvement in lip fullness (measured on on a 5-point scale) eight weeks after treatment.59% of patients treated with Restylane Silk maintained lip fullness six months after treatment.98% of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection.

Tired of seeing smoker's lines in the mirror? Are your Smile lines not making you smile? Restylane Silk is also the go-to treatment for all the delicate areas around your lips. 

Call today to schedule your consultation! (843) 881-4440
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Myth: Chocolate Causes Breakouts

Are you trying to resist all the Valentine's sweets floating around? If you are sacrificing for the sake of clear skin... we have good news... CHOCOLATE DOES NOT CAUSE ACNE. 

White flours, sugar and dairy can trigger hormonal changes, which in turn may cause inflammation, especially for acne-prone people. But pure chocolate, high in cacao and low in sugar and dairy (such as dark chocolate) is actually packed full of beauty benefits.

Dark chocolate  (containing at least 70% cacao) is rich in iron, calcium, and vitamins (A, B1, C, D, and E) and can...  

Repair dry skin. Swap out that extra cup of coffee or green tea for a cocoa-rich drink that will deeply moisturize skin and leave behind a healthy glow. Or you could slough away dead skin cells with a DIY chocolate body scrub made out of olive oil, brown sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla.

Shield against harmful UV rays. Flavonols found in dark chocolate have been clinically shown to help your skin protect itself from sunburn, redness and other signs of UV damage. When applied directly to the skin, it also has the ability to repair and hydrate body parts that have been exposed to the sun. But we wouldn't suggest slacking on sunscreen.

Erase wrinkles and fine lines. Things seem a bit calmer right after we nibble on a piece of dark chocolate, and we all know how stress impacts our skin. And as our friends over at YouBeauty explain, "Cocoa helps reduce stress hormones, which means less collagen breakdown in the skin and fewer wrinkles." Sort of like eating your way to pretty.

Add shine to lackluster locks. A homemade hair mask made out of unsweetened dark chocolate? Why yes! Add honey and yogurt to the mixture before applying to your hair. Cover with plastic wrap and leave on for about one hour. Wash out with a cold water rinse and you will have super shiny strands.

Promote hair growth. Copper, zinc and iron are minerals that promote the cell renewal growth process, and dark chocolate happens to be full of them. So eating chocolate every day will increase oxygen and blood flow to the scalp and lead to healthier and strong hair.

Via The Huffington Post

Other benefits? Dark Chocolate contains anti-inflammatory benefits, can help lower blood pressure and contains fibre which can help you feel full for longer.

Happy Valentine's from Germain Dermatology! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Just Released: CoolSmooth PRO™ Coming to Germain Dermatology

Germain Dermatology is thrilled to share the latest news from ZELTIQ®… the release of the NEW CoolSmooth PRO™ applicator for CoolSculpting.  A pre-order has already been placed, and we hope to be offering this new device in treatments as soon as May! Germain Dermatology will be the FIRST to offer the applicator in Charleston, and we can't wait to give you amazing results with the highest quality of treatment available.  


These new applicators are uniquely designed to safely control treatments at colder temperatures and include an enhanced strapping system that provides increased conformity at the treatment site, while also improving ease of use and patient comfort. *Plus- the newly FDA approved colder treatment standards will allow for shorter treatments with the same great results. 

The new applicator also features a non-vacuum based cooling to treat non-pinchable fat bulges, allowing more patients to be ideal CoolSculpting candidates.  

Stay tuned for their arrival! 

Also, don't miss our February 24th CoolSculpting night! Get all your questions answered, see a live demonstration & enjoy some cocktails too!