Making Christmas Brighter for Local Children

Germain Dermatology is proud to announce that they are an official drop off location for the Local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. With many parents in the Lowcountry unable to afford toys for their children for Christmas, Toys for Tots fills a void in our local community. Donations will be accepted at Germain Dermatology at 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant.

Drop off a new, unwrapped toy today!

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Happy Holidays from the staff at Germain Dermatology

As a veteran of Flight school, Flight Surgery, Helicopter Pilot Training and Survival Tactics at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Marguerite Germain was then chosen by the Navy to fill 1 of only 4 coveted dermatology billets. She is passionate about helping others, both civilian and military, in any way possible.

“What the Toys for Tots program does is wonderful. To see the smiles on the children’s faces knowing they weren’t forgotten this Christmas is truly worth it all. It’s all about giving.” said Dr. Marguerite Germain, board-certified dermatologist.

Donations will be accepted during business hours, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more on the Toys for Tots program, visit

Thanksgiving is here!

The week of Thanksgiving is here. It’s amazing to think that 2011 has flown by so fast. We’ve been keeping busy at the office and have you, our wonderful patients, to thank during this Thanksgiving. 

We will be closed on Thursday, 11/24 and Friday, 11/25 so our loyal staff can spend quality time with their families. 
Before you know it, Christmas and Chanukkah will be here. If you’re stumped at what to get your loved one, we have gift certificates for everything from CoolSculpting to Botox. Watch their face lights up when they open our beautiful gift boxes full of Germain Rx skin care too. 

Also a reminder, we are an official drop off location for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Please drop off a new, unwrapped toy today! Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you for your loyalty to Germain Dermatology. 

Get Your Clear Skin Back!

The American Academy of Dermatology reports that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Approximately 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne with many continuing to have acne into their 40s and beyond. Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant is proud to be the first and only practice in South Carolina to offer FDA-Cleared Acne Clearing System with visible results, Acleara. 

Acleara Acne Clearing System is the first continuously-cooled system FDA-cleared to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne, comedonal acne and pustular acne. The Acleara Acne Clearing System is powered by an advanced vacuum and filtered broadband light technology. The vacuum cleans pores by extracting build up of sebaceous material. Along with the targeted heating of sebaceous glands, the endogenous light activates porphryns to destroy P. acnes and reduces sebum production through photodynamic action.

Topical creams and oral medications can be effective treatments for acne outbreaks, but they can be expensive and can dry and irritate sensitive skin. What’s more, acne that occurs on backs and chests can be difficult to treat topically because of the large surface area. Treating acne with pulsed light can deliver better aesthetic results, especially on inflammatory acne, without the side effects associated with topical and oral acne medications. 

This is good news for the thousands of acne sufferers in the state who have tried a variety of treatments without success. Benefits of using the Acleara Acne Clearing System are:
-Visible Improvement: Reduction in peri-lesional erythema and a visible calming of lesions  
-Hygienic and Comfortable Treatments: Reduced risk of cross contamination and no anesthetics, numbing or cooling gels required
-Economical: Eliminates external cool sprays and anesthetics costs 
-Fast Treatments: Full face treatment typically in under 15 minutes
“We see a wide variety of people who struggle with acne at all ages. The Acleara Acne Clearing System has so many benefits, we knew we wanted to offer it to the acne sufferers of South Carolina as soon as possible. This system gives new hope to those out there who have tried everything.” said board-certified dermatologist, Marguerite Germain, M.D. 
Acne sufferers are encouraged to take advantage of the special introductory offer and receive 20% off their first treatment, for more details, call (843) 881-4440.

Watch Dr. Marguerite Germain highlight the Acleara Acne Laser System on ABC News 4 here!