Thursday, June 25, 2015

Germain is First in State To Offer New KYBELLA™ That Melts Double Chin Fat

Your selfies just got a little slimmer. Dr. Marguerite Germain is proud to be the first and only physician in South Carolina to offer the first FDA-Approved procedure, KYBELLA™ , an injectable, non-invasive procedure that melts away double chin fat. Dr. Marguerite Germain will be holding informational events on July 2, July 9 and July 23, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant, to explain how the procedure works and what patients are candidates for KYBELLA™. The event is free, but space is limited. Guests must call (843) 881- 4440 to reserve their space.
KYBELLA™ , which is made from deoxycholic acid also known as ATX-101, is a naturally occurring chemical produced in the body that helps absorb fat. When injected into the fat below the chin (known as submental fat) it breaks down and destroys the fat cells. Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes.  After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is usually not expected.
Marguerite Germain, M.D., of Germain Dermatology was specifically chosen by the creators of KYBELLA™ to be the first in the state to perform the treatment. She also has been chosen to train other physicians on the correct way to administer the injectable drug.
According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, over two-thirds of consumers are bothered by their submental fullness, nearly as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
As an innovator in cosmetic dermatology in South Carolina, Dr. Germain encourages patients who are interested to attend an informational event first to determine if it’s right for them. 
What: KYBELLA™ event - Melt Away Your Double Chin
When: Thursday, July 2, July 9, July 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway, Mount Pleasant

Admission: Free but guests must call to reserve their space, as space is limited at (843) 881-4440

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Up Close With Nic- Germain Staff Feature

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

Nichole (Nic) Donnellan
Cosmetic Care Coordinator & Jane Iredale Specialist
40ish years young
 Skin TypeCombination skin (t-zone), dark circles under eyes, 
fine lines & wrinkles

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
STEC 10% or AOX Cleanser
Vit C Serum
Magic Eyes
 Facial Firming
Dermal Reconstruction
Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:STEC 10% or AOX Cleanser
 Brightening Polish
Rejuvenation Pads
Magic Eyes
Facial Firming
Advanced Bio Restorative

Using Routine: Approximately 3 Years 

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Germain Rx Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Favorite other Product:
Germain Rx Brightening Polish 

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  
Botox

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Powder 
for complete coverage

Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“This is a journey we  are on through the aging process.  Little bits at a time is always best.  You  don’t want to look “done”, but want to look like a better version of yourself."

Nic's Best Advice:
"Sunscreen!! Cleanse your face. Do not go to bed with makeup on!! It’s all about maintaining healthy skin, you have to work at it."

Nic sends you off with these last words of wisdom, "Everyone always wants to look the best they can… this starts by being happy with yourself and in your own skin.  One should strive to glow from the inside out!."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dads Deserve a Dose of Beauty, too!

Having trouble finding a gift for the man who 'has it all'? 
Treat them to some TLC with our Germain Rx Father's Day package.
All for $75 (a $100 value!)
*Plus you it will be Wrapped and Ready! 



Brightening Polish
Gentle exfoliator with micro beads that sloughs away surface skin cells, 
hydrates, enhances texture and improves skin clarity and tone.

Antioxidant Pads 
Antioxidant and citrus extracts that gently cleanses and prepares the 
skin in an easy-to-use pad that leaves your face feeling cool and refreshed.

Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen 
 Sheer-feeling UVA and UVB protection, SPF 50+ Sunscreen 
offers 13.75% Zinc Oxide and is suitable for all skin types.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Dermatology is for Men, too

When many men think of a dermatologist they automatically think of beauty routines and botox. As our patients know this is not the case. Seeing a dermatologist is vital to your health for many reasons from skin cancer screenings to acne help. 

About 73,870 new melanomas will be diagnosed this year, and about 42,670 cases will be in men.

"According to a 2012 survey from The Skin Care Foundation, men’s knowledge of sun protection and skin cancer was far below that of women’s. Half of the respondents admitted to not using sunscreen in the past year and another 70% had no idea what skin cancer warning signs to look for. But, what’s most scary is men, not women, over the age of 50 are twice as likely to develop and die from melanoma."- A Healthier Michigan 


Beyond skin cancer many other skin related issues strongly affect the male population:
  • Approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis effecting men and women equally. 
  • Rosacea affects an average of 14 million americans, 5% of which are men. Rosacea seems to be more severe in men as opposed to women. In addition, men more often experience the rhinophyma (Enlargement of the Nose) phenomenon. 
  • 15-25% of all dermatological patients suffer from eczema. Men suffer more from Seborrheic dermatitis (mainly on face, scalp and torso) which effects 5% of the general population. 
  • Adult acne affects 25% of adult men and 1/3 of these affected with facial acne also have acne on their back and body.