Friday, April 20, 2018

Dr. Germain Talks Rosacea Awareness Month

April is rosacea awareness month, Dr. Germain chats with us about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for those suffering with rosacea. 


If you're tired of battling this skin condition try our two most recommended rosacea products at 20% off this month only, available in both offices or online with code: POMAPRIL.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mimzi Turns 88

We are so grateful our patients understand days when we close our doors to celebrate some of the joys in life, and this Tuesday the Germain family did just that. We had a blast taking the afternoon to celebrate Dr. Germain's mom's, Mimzi, 88th birthday.

Since we consider each of you a part of the Germain Family we wanted to share some of our favorite pictures from the day.








Monday, March 26, 2018

Spray and Glow - Antioxidant Calming Mist

Some of us just don't have the time for extensive skin care regimens which is why multi-use products have been an important part of the Germain Rx product line. This month we are featuring one of our favorite multi-use items, our Antioxidant Calming Mist

Fortified with natural ingredients such as sea salt, green tea and witch hazel this simple spray makes a huge impact on skin health. Just a few squirts and your skin will be soothed, softened, brightened and hydrated. This solution also helps to clean and tighten pore size with continued use. Event better? It works as a fabulous make-up setter without using harsh chemicals. 

It's the perfect time to try- purchase at 20% off this month only at either Germain Dermatology office or online at www.germaindermatology.com with code: POMMARCH. 



Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Cleaning - Who's got the itch?

Have you gotten the Spring Cleaning itch? Why we commonly think of our rugs, clothes and over stuffed closets when making our cleaning lists it is also important to consider your skin care products and make-up. 

Prescription or dermatologist brand skin care products should be fully effective and safe to use for two years after bottling. "If you use your products and regimens routinely you should never approach an unsafe usage date," notes Dr. Germain, "Consistency is key to reaping the benefits of anti-aging and preventative products." If you are using 'drug store' brand creams and serums general rule of thumb is to toss at a year old. 

Using expired products not only weakens the results but can also lead to irritation or bacterial infections (especially those that do not seal appropriately, ie: jars or pop tops). 

When cleaning out make-drawers and bags it is suggested to toss any items that no longer have lids or tops as bacteria can spread more easily, especially for eye products. Otherwise as a general rule you should toss mascara every three months, eyeliner and eye shadow every six to 12 months, lipstick every one and a half years and foundation/powders ever year according to Women's Health Magazine. 

If you're really taking the cleaning to an extreme this year Real Simple gives a great list of shelf life rules for a variety of house hold and bathroom products: Click Here. 

And don't miss the perfect time to restock with our SPRING KICK OFF Sale, online only March 23-15th. Shop all weekend with code: SPRING18 at www.germaindermatology.com. 


*Some exclusions may apply. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Germain Dermatology- Summerville NOW OPEN

We are excited to announce today is the official opening of our NEW Summerville office located at 602 N. Main St, Summerville, SC 29483. 

Dr. Germain and Dr. Rountree's schedules are now open at the new location for medical appointments. Products will also be available for purchase in Summerville.
To make an appointment call 843-881-4440.


PLUS we are offering FREE Skin Checks March 2, March 14 and March 28 from 8:30am to 3:00 pm. Call to schedule at 843-881-4440 or accepting Walk-ins. 


We are thrilled to be joining the Summerville family! 



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cool Event ~ March 8th

Don't dread bathing suits, spring dresses and summer shorts. Let CoolSculpting fight your problem areas and give you the confidence to rock your warm weather wardrobe. 

Join us March 8th for a Spring CoolSculpting Event.
6-8pm at Germain Dermatology 



The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you'll look great from every angle. Germain Dermatology was the first in the South Carolina to offer CoolSculpting and has been performing treatments longer than any other office in Charleston (and still remains the only practice to offer the Fat Cracker!). 

It's an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime. With more than 6 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, people everywhere are getting a better view of themselves, thanks to the one-of-a-kind CoolSculpting procedure. 

EVERYONE’S BODY IS DIFFERENT
Your CoolSculpting clinician will work with you on the best treatment plan tailored to your needs. It may take as little as one office visit to achieve your goals. With different applicators to choose from, your clinician can design a treatment plan that can give you your desired results.

What Does CoolSculpting Look Like
ELIMINATE FAT WHERE THE BULGES REALLY BOTHER YOU
For some people, a customized treatment plan may include more than one CoolSculpting treatment. For example, you may want freeze away fat from your inner and/or outer thighs—and also get rid of that muffin top. Some practices have multiple CoolSculpting systems and can treat different body areas at the same time.

Fat Freezing Treatment Area
IT’S A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO YOUR BODY-SCULPTING TRANSFORMATION
Your physician will provide a clinical recommendation of which areas should be treated and how many treatments you will need. The result? The sculpted shape you want.

Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the CoolSculpting procedure. While some patients may see results as early as 3 weeks after their first treatment, the most dramatic results are usually seen between 1 and 3 months following treatment.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Exfoliating 101- Germain Dermatology

We've had some cold days here in Charleston. For many of us that means dry, flaky skin. Before you grab that loofah and start scrubbing Dr. Germain weighs in on Winter exfoliating. 

"Never mechanically exfoliate the skin. Exfoliation should be a gentle process. Use soft wash clothes or your hands to produce a natural exfoliation on the body. Products with gylcolic acid and/or urea (such as the Germain Rx Skin Smoothing Body Wash) get between the skin cells to act as a natural moisturizer.

Even though you may feel like giving your skin an extra scrub it is best to avoid over-exfoliation in the colder months and important to use gentler, less drying, scrubs during this time. If you are using a tool, such as the Clarisonic, make sure your brush heads are clean and opt for a few days a week opposed to every day use during the Winter," advises Dr. Germain. 


If you are searching for a new exfoliator February is the perfect month to try our Germain Rx Brightening Polish, sold at 20% off this month only. This gentle exfoliator contains micro beads with ingredients such as Glycolic and Salicylic acids, CoQ10, Green Tea polyphenols and Vitamin C. It sloughs away surface skin cells, hydrates, enhances texture, creates a fresh glow and improves skin clarity and tone. Bonus: it also removes make-up and excess oil!

Purchase in office or online for 20% off using Code: POMFEB