Thursday, December 28, 2017

ALL CALM the answer to your Redness~ Germain Dermatology

While red made be a color of the season no one wants it on their face! 
We are excited to introduce the NEW All Calm serum from ColoreScience. 

The 3-in-1 proprietary formula instantly neutralizes the appearance of redness, helps soothe and calm sensitive skin, and provides SPF 50 protection while its patent pending BioSolace™ complex helps provide ongoing relief from sensitivity and the appearance of redness. 

It is quickly becoming a favorite among Germain Dermatology staff and patients. 
NOW available for purchase in our office. 


See the results for yourself: 







Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Well Wishes to Dr. Germain this Season

Dr. Germain has decided to undergo bilateral hip replacement surgery this December. She has been fighting increasing issues in both hips for years, and finally bit the surgery bullet. While she will be dearly missed during her procedure and recovery time we are thankful that Dr. Germain will finally be pain free! 

While Dr. Germain is out of the office recovering we welcome any good wishes via social media on the Germain Dermatology Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Our community of patients are like an extended family to us and while we will do our best to make sure her time away does not affect your needs at Germain Dermatology, we do ask for understanding with scheduling and appointments. 

There's still time to get in your last minute cosmetic appointments for Botox with Dr. Germain. However, if you can't squeeze in our new dermatologist Dr. Ashton Rountree will be available for appointments (and we promise you will love her!). 


Dr. Germain has sworn by the Cryosauna to help alleviated her hip pain. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Gifting Made Easy at Germain Dermatology

Tis' The Season to GIVE ... or to treat yourself- we won't tell!
Starting Monday, 12/11 we will be offering a 'deal of the day' leading up to the holiday. 
Make sure to stop in, mark of your list with Germain Dermatology and SAVE! 

*Some exclusions may apply. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The 411 on CoolSculpting- Freeze Your Fat Charleston

If you've been wondering about CoolSculpting we've got your solution. 

Our 'Cool' Expert Lauren Banks has created an Instagram Page JUST for our CoolSculpting patients, fans and those on the fence. 

She will be sharing live videos, real treatment footage, FAQs, specials and more! 

Follow Lauren and our CoolSculpting Team @FreezeYourFatCharleston 


Germain Dermatology was the first practice in South Carolina to perform CoolSculpting.
Trust your body to the experts! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FOUR DAY SALE~ Germain Dermatology

Tis' The Season to SHOP! 
Whether you deserve a little treat or you're marking off your holiday list make sure to take advantage of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale.

Friday, November 24 - Monday, November 27 
get 20% off online with code: CYBER17
*Sale also valid in office on Monday.

*Some exclusions may apply! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Evening Botox Appointments- BOOK NOW!

We know the holiday season is chaotic for even the most organized among us, let us make it easier on you! We have opened up five Botox evenings to make sure you get your 'fill' before the new year! 

Thursday, 11/16
Monday, 11/27
Thursday, 12/07
Monday, 12/11
Thursday, 12/14
Call 843-881-4440 to book your appointments now! 
Space is limited. 




*Please note Dr. Germain will be out the end of December through the first of the year having Bilateral hip replacement surgery. Dr. Rountree will be administering injectables and fillers during her absence. We ask for understanding with appointments and bookings during this time.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery 2017

Dr. Germain had a great weekend amongst some of the world's most esteemed Dermatology Professionals at the 2017 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting & Gala in Chicago. 

Dr. Germain is proud to share her expertise and expand her knowledge in order to provide nothing but the best for you!





Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Skin Complete NOW AVAILABLE - Germain Dermatology

We are excited to add Jane Iredale's Skin Complete to our inventory at Germain Dermatology. 

Skin Complete is the first step in any good skincare regimen. Suitable for all skin types, this duo pack is a combination of two premium supplements that promote healthy skin: Skin Vitamin A and Skin Antioxidant. 


SKIN ANTIOXIDANT- A skincare supplement suggested for all skin types. Skin Antioxidant is formulated with seven super antioxidant phytonutrients found in plants. The skin is bombarded with damaging free radicals day and night; everything from airborne toxins to any source of light, including your computer screen. Antioxidants help to protect and repair the skin, which keeps it looking younger for longer. The phytonutrients in Skin Antioxidant are especially effective since they are enhanced with beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A. One capsule daily with food is recommended.

SKIN VITAMIN A - A skincare supplement suggested for all skin types. Skin Vitamin A contains vitamin A enriched with vitamin D. Vitamin A is important to cell production and growth. It also stimulates the cells responsible for the skin’s firm and healthy tissue and so is known as the anti-aging vitamin. Vitamin D optimizes the skin’s immune system and helps to destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging. By supplementing with Skin Vitamin A, you will help nourish your skin from the inside. Each capsule contains optimum levels in an easily absorbable form. One capsule a day with food is recommended.

Try this duo together or purchase separately now available for purchase in our Mt. Pleasant office. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

20% Off Skin Accumax- Germain Dermatology

Get clearer skin at a great price- Skin Accumax is 20% off!

Skin Accumax from Jane Iredale contains a synergistic combination of vitamins and plant nutrients which address the underlying factors of problem skin. This unique combination of ingredients helps to improve skin texture and clarity. It's easy to see how they can work together to help achieve a clearer complexion.

Some people see skin improvements as early as three weeks, while others see results after a period of five months. Each individual’s results vary.

Get started on your journey to clear skin today.
Skin Accumax is available in our offices
Limited supply available at this great discount.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BOOTOX Days are Almost Here~ Germain Dermatology

We are giving you TWO chances to erase those wrinkles this October with our BOOTOX days. 

October 17th- 1:00-5:00pm
October 24th- 8:00-11:30am

Earn DOUBLE Brilliant Distinction points during these times AND get a special Trick or Treat bag to take home to the little ones. 
*Restrictions may apply.

Limited spaces available.
Schedule your appointment today by calling 843-881-4440.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

NEW! Complete Hydration Moisture Balm- Germain Dermatology

While the Fall in Charleston is mild colder months (and colder air) will be upon us before we know it. If you are currently suffering from dry skin or are dreading the drier months, and its side effects on your skin, we have the answer for you! 

Purchase in our offices or online HERE!


 Replenishes the skin and Targets the dryness and visible signs of aging.
Combines high concentrations of emollients, humectants and ceramides to help restore lipids and correct dull, dehydrated skin. 


Friday, September 1, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hydra Boost- You'll Thank Us!


We are excited to share the Germain Rx HYDRA BOOST SERUM as our Product of the Month! 


Purchase this Patient favorite for 20% off  in office or online with code: POMAUG at www.germaindermatology.com.


DID YOU KNOW...
-The Germain Rx Hydra Boost Serum Contains fractionated hyaluronic acid, which allows the serum to penetrate deeper and provide all day hydration.

-The Germain Rx Hydra Boost Serum provides all day moisture retention and visibly reduces the signs of aging with a nourishing blend of antioxidants and humectants.

-The Germain Rx Hydra Boost Serum is ideal for ALL skin types. Even works with oily skin! 

- The Germain Rx Hydra Boost Serum combines ideal ingredients to hydrate, plump and rejuvenate the skin all in one product.

Not convinced? Check out this blog from Charleston Shop Curator on why she LOVES the Germain Rx Hydra Boost Serum- CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Understanding Skin Cancer- Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer, but is rarely discussed. Unlike the characteristics of melanomas SCCs usually show up as red or dome-shaped bumps that are scaly and rough sometimes resembling warts. They may also bleed easily when scraped.

These skin legions tend to manifest on areas of cumulative exposure to UV rays (lips, ears, feet and backs of hands). As with all skin cancers exposure to the sun is the number one cause, especially tanning beds or history of severe burns. 

While Squamous Cell Carcinoma is highly treatable when caught early it can spread to the bones, tissue and lymph-nodes if left untreated. In most cases excision or MOHs surgery will be used to successfully remove all the cancerous tissue.

If you notice any new lesions, changes in existing areas or spots of concern take action and make an appointment to see one of our expert medical doctors at Germain Dermatology. 





Sunday, August 13, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS~ Germain Dermatology

Whether you're a teacher, a teen or a college student Back To School is the perfect time to get a handle on your skin! Germain Dermatology is offering great specials for all those ready to get back to school with their best face forward! 


All month long:
SilkPeels
mild microdermabrasion that gently removes the worn-out layer of skin, exposing a smooth, younger layer.
Acleara
an innovative vacuum system to rid oil and laser to kill acne causing bacteria.
Therapeels
mild chemical peel using salicylic acid, this one leaves skin clearer and softer.



PLUS August 14-18th get 15% off ALL Acne Products in office or online 
at www.germaindermatology.com with code: August15



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AAD Summer Meetings- Dr. Germain

Dr. Germain had a blast attending the American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meetings in New York City this past July. These meetings include four days of educational sessions and technical exhibits. 

At Germain Dermatology we pride ourselves for staying ahead of the curve with all medical and cosmetic dermatological procedures. Being the best so we can treat the best. Networking with great colleagues is also a fun perk!






Pictured:
Dr. Doris Day, Dr. Ellen Marmar, Dr. Marina Peredo
and other influential dermatology professionals. 



Monday, July 24, 2017

Precancerous Mole- Now What? ~ Germain Dermatology

What do atypical (or pre-cancerous) skin biopsy results mean? Many patients wonder if this should be cause for concern or just a warning sign.  When interpreting atypical biopsy results it is important to understand the facts related to your specific health history, as not all diagnoses of atypical mean the same thing. 


Medically speaking 'atypical' moles biopsied during a skin exam (most commonly a shave biopsy) are unusual-looking benign (noncancerous) moles. In atypical/precancerous results a pathologist sees abnormal features under the microscope but not enough to clinically diagnose the results as melanoma

If the doctor removed all the margins of the atypical area (meaning the edges of the sample showed no precancerous cells) he/she will evaluate your medical history and create the appropriate plan moving forward, most likely suggesting your next skin exam in 6 months opposed to 12 (especially for those who have a personal or family history with melanoma). 

If the margins in the sample were not clear  and the degree of atypical was moderate to server the doctor may have you return for a further biopsy to make sure all atypical cells are removed, this is also likely if  have a history of skin cancer.

Most melanomas arise in normal, not atypical, skin so unless you have a higher risk factor your result of atypical/precancerous is just a friendly nudge to perform self skin exams, be diligent about your sun safety and regularly see your dermatologist. 

Over due for your appointment? Have a spot you're suspicious of? Call today and make an appointment with our new medical dermatologist- Dr. Ashton Rountree







843-881-4440
www.germanidermatology.com 

Get Glowing with this Great Deal~ Germain Dermatology

There's still a week left to get a great deal on younger, glowing skin! 

Through July get 3 Clear + Brilliant treatments combined with 3 SilkPeel treatments for just $1100! 
(a $1,500 Value!)


The Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatment is Designed to give skin a "refreshing boost," this non-ablative laser is ideal for patients who have youthful looking skin that they want to maintain by preserving an even tone and smooth texture.  

A Germain Dermatology patient favorite, the SilkPeel, gently removes that worn-out layer of skin, exposing a smooth, younger layer. Though our skin cells constantly replenish themselves, replacing old with young in a lifelong cycle of renewal, the outermost layer represents the final stages of this process. The skin we see on our face and all over our body bears telltale signs of aging, as well as sun damage, acne, spots, and more. Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to ensure maximum infusion of serums, since the fresh skin is primed to absorb topical agents. Together, the exfoliation and infusion provide revitalization that can make you look more youthful and refreshed.

Call today to book your appointments and lock in this great deal! 
843-881-4440

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Germain Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Ashton Rountree

NOW Taking New Patients 

Germain Dermatology of Mount Pleasant, S.C. is pleased to welcome dermatologist Ashton Rountree, MD, to the Germain Dermatology. Dr. Rountree will begin seeing patients on Tuesday, August 1 and is currently accepting new patients for all medical dermatology conditions. 

Ashton Rountree, MD, is a native of Bainbridge, Georgia. She received a dual degree in biology and psychology from the University of Georgia. She earned her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine, located in Macon, Georgia. After her internship in internal medicine, Dr. Rountree completed her residency in dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. 

“Every year, Germain Dermatology continues to grow in both the medical and cosmetic fields of dermatology. Having Dr. Rountree join Germain Deramtology will allow us to better serve our patients as a whole.” said Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology, who has been voted Best Dermatologist for 12 years from the readers of Charleston City Paper. 
Throughout each phase of Dr. Rountree’s academic and professional path, her passion and commitment to the field of medicine took her beyond her studies and job requirements. She has traveled abroad for medical philanthropic work in Belize, authored manuscripts in the dermatologic literature, and gave oral presentations at regional conferences. A testament to her patient-focused, competent and attentive practice, Dr. Rountree was named "Intern of the Year" during her internship in internal medicine. 

Dr. Rountree is married to Dr. Coyt Rountree, chief resident in radiation oncology at MUSC. In her free time, Dr. Rountree enjoys spending time with her newlywed husband and their dogs, Cooper and Jack. She loves cooking, entertaining, gardening and spending time outdoors (all with appropriate sun protection, of course). 

Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rountree call (843)881-4440.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cryotherapy Special ~ Limited Time Only

Stumped on a great Father's Day gift? Skip the tie and coffee mug and get Dad what he really wants~ a package of Whole Body Cryosauna sessions! For a limited time only get 5 sessions for just $150! 

Whole Body Cryotherapy:
- Reduces Inflammation & Pain
- Accelerates Tissue Healing
- Strengthens Immune System
- Improves Blood Circulation
- Boosst Energy
- Speeds Up Metabolism (burn 500-800 calories per session!) 


Treat Dad or treat yourself! This offer is only good for a limited time. 
Stop in to Germain Dermatology to purchase today. 
www.germaindermatology.com

ThermiVa ~ Does More Than Rejuvenate

While we LOVE ThermiVa's known vaginal rejuvenation results many of our Germain Dermatology patients don't know the effect this laser procedure has on mild bladder incontinence and vaginal dryness. Whether it's a little extra tinkle when you sneeze OR painful intimacy ThermiVa is a great non-invasive, no down-time treatment to help with both (as well as a nice lift and tightening for your lady parts). Event better? It shows immediate results.

ThermiVa uses a radio-frequency energy to gently heat tissue stimulating collagen growth in and outside the vagina. The added collagen thickens up the neck of the bladder helping to relive weakened urinary contractions.  At the same time the heated energy stimulates blood flow to the tissues increasing the body's lubrication. 

Along with these great medical solutions ThermiVa is also effective at tightening the elasticity of the vagina and increasing sensation. A tighter, firmer, and flexible vaginal canal, pelvic floor, and tissues surrounding the vagina contribute to the overall vaginal rejuvenation from ThermiVa.


This treatment takes less than an hour and allows you to go back to all activites the same day, even intercourse! You'll see immediate results and be able to reach full success after 2-4 treatments. 
Call today to schedule your ThermiVa Consultation.
843-881-4440
Or visit our website for more details.