NOW AVAILABLE: VOLUMA- Exclusively at Germain Dermatology!

A few months ago we previewed the soon-to-be approved facial filler, VOLUMA… and now it is exclusively available at Germain Dermatology! Always on the cutting edge of procedures, Dr. Marguerite Germain is proud to be among the first to introduce JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, a revolutionary facial volumizer, to the Charleston area. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a new injectable volumizer that delivers a smoother more youthful appearance to your cheeks, cheekbones, and chin, safely, in as little as 15-30 minutes with results lasting up to two years.

VOLUMA™ XC, produced by JUVÉDERM, is the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21.  Results are projected to last up to two years, compared to the 6-12 month window of past released hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Restylane, Prevelle and basic Juvederm. It was also created to be smoother than other HA facial fillers, making it easier to inject during treatment.

If you look at the below photos- you can see the faces before treatment (on the left side of the face) and the after treatment (right side of the face). As you can see it looks completely natural and subtly removes problem lines.
Jill (above) was treated for ‘smile lines’.
Niffery (above) was treated for lines around her lips.

Dr. Marguerite Germain, board certified dermatologist, was selected among a small group of doctors to participate in a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC training and advisory board conference in Boston earlier this year.  There, she received personal training for the new volumizer, as well as a firsthand look at the immediate and long-term results of the product. She has attended multiple training seminars for this product leading up to its FDA approval this month, and will be the only Charleston area dermatologist with this magnitude of exposure and knowledge of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC.

For more information on the procedure or to schedule a consultation call us at Germain Dermatology- (843) 881-4440 or contact us through email on the website.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of the results! 

Join Us for our 5th Annual Sparkle Party!

Have the stressors of everyday life dulled your glow? Let Dr. Germain and our skin experts help you reveal your true sparkle at the Fifth Annual Sparkle Party on Thursday, November 7 from 1:00-8:00 p.m.

The event is free, but space is limited. Guests are encouraged to call (843) 881- 4440 to reserve their space for this annual event.

Enjoy at least 25% off all cosmetic procedures and products, giveaways, live demonstrations, on site vendors, makeup consultations, cocktails and appetizers. You can also see up close the actual damage your skin has endured with the Reveal Skin Analysis.
We’ll see you on the 7th! 

Are you Cool yet?

We know we keep talking about it… but it really is just so cool! CoolSculpting is sweeping the nation, from Dr. Oz to the Today Show, and you can get it right here in Charleston at Germain Dermatology.
 It is safe. It is easy. It DOES WORK!
… and you now have DualSculpting to treat two areas at once! 
Dr. Germain hosted another wonderful Cool Event to share the facts about this revolutionary fat fighter. We all had a blast!

If you missed the event, or want to know more, check out the videos below for all you need to know on CoolSculpting!
*For the month of October receive $200 off your CoolSculpting Package! Call today for a FREE consultation: 843-881-4440

Itch no more!

The brisk fall weather can bring about dreaded cold, sinus and allergy symptoms including itchy irritated skin. Fear not! As of Sept. 24thwe began to offer Patch Testing in our office so you can determine all those pesky little irritants and do something about them!
This patch testing will allow us to determine if a skin condition is caused by an allergic reaction to any specific substances such as jewelry, fragrances, plants, medication and so forth.  Many people suffer from allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and “refractory” or unexplained eczema and never know the cause(s).

As many as 10% of all dermatology clinic visits involve some form of contact dermatitis. With patch testing we can help you identify the irritants and help you develop a treatment/action plan. While history helps doctors diagnose allergies and dermatitis, it is said that 20% to 80% of cases are misdiagnosed without patch testing.  We are now able to test 145 different substances using the patch test.  With the results of the test we are capable of giving patients a full list of things that they should avoid as well as products and things that are alright for them to use.
Call today to schedule your patch testing and get on the road to a healthier, happier you!

Big Applause for SHE Charleston

Germain Dermatology had a wonderful time at the SHE Charleston event last weekend.  From jewelry and clothing to culinary and fashion shows the event had something for everyone!  If you were there we hope you got to pop by the Germain Dermatology booth, say hello and score some free goodies.
We are already looking forward to next year, September 26-28th 2014!