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:
Acne
Ance Scarring
Eczema
Psoriasis
Rosacea 
Skin Allergies
Warts
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

Monday, July 13, 2015

FREE Kybella Event with Dr. Germain~ July 23

As the leader of cosmetic dermatology in the Lowcountry, Germain Dermatology is proud to introduce Kybella~ The easiest way to melt away your double chin!

Kybella is the first FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that reduces the fat under your chin without surgery. How does it work? It  utilizes a naturally occurring molecule - deoxycholic acid - that aides in the breakdown of dietary fat. What's better? Treatments typically last only 15-20min and most patients see visible results in as little as 2-4 treatments! 

Dr. Germain is offering a personal FREE information session for all those interested in this NEW treatment. Enjoy complimentary drinks, snacks and see if Kybella is right for you! 

When: Thursday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant 
Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot 
843-881-4440


Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marguerite Germain was specially selected by Kythera to be the first to use Kybella in Charleston, and will also train other physicians on how to use correctly. Get treated with the best, by the best at Germain Dermatology. 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Men Seeking a Youthful Appearance

Over the years we have seen an increase in male patients for cosmetic procedures. It’s no secrete that everyone these days is fighting the aging process and going to new lengths to preserve their beauty- but what we really love is that men are now confident enough to be proactive and take their youth into their own hands. The proof is in the numbers:

  • Men represent more than 9% of all cosmetic procedures, and is steadily growing.
  • More than 1 million minimally invasive procedures were performed in men in 2012, an 8% increase from 2011.
  • Men’s grooming products are one of the beauty industry’s fastest growing segments, with global revenues rising by an average of 6% a year.
  • Men have more severe facial wrinkles except in the mouth area. Due to thicker skin in men age results in deeper expression lines. The prominent volume loss makes men appear older than their age when compared to women.
  • Men are less likely to be looking for perfection, but interested in more subtle, natural looking results and want to avoid feminization.
  • Men are seeking treatments at a younger average age than women usually beginning procedures around age 39 compared to the late 40s early 50s of women.
  • The percentage of men seeking filler treatments rose to 10% of the total in 2013 from 8 percent in 2012.

Find more facts at ASDS.net and TheDermatologist.com