New Year, New YOU!

Are you ready for a change? Let us help make 2014 the year of YOU! With only a couple days before the New Year we can give you realistic goals and plans to create the you that you have always desired.  From smoother skin to ridding the body of those hard to loose inches we can treat you head to toe making you look as young as you feel!
On average only about 60% of women are happy with their appearance, however 80% of women feel they look good for their age. But we don’t like to rely on numbers. We want our clients to look as good as they feel on the inside- age is just a number, right?!
Roughly 45% of women between teenagers and seniors would consider having plastic surgery. But what if there were less invasive, just as effective ways, to get the results you want? See below for some non-invasive, revolutionary procedures offered at Germain Dermatology. 
Have some extra Inches you can’t seem to shake? Maybe that stubborn muffin top or those saddlebags? Check out our CoolSculpting and DualSculpting procedures.
CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq is an FDA cleared technology that uses cold therapy to freeze and destroy fat cells permanently, no surgery required. Zeltiq uses precisely targeted cold therapy in a comfortable treatment room. Most people ask, ‘Well if you’re freezing fat, then why can’t I just put a 20-lb bag of ice on my muffin top?’, however, CoolSculpting is not actually freezing the fat but taking away the energy from the fat cell, causing it to die over a period of 2-4 months. It crystalizes the lipids in the fat cells causing the slow breakdown of the cells and then is released through your body’s normal metabolic processes. It’s the painless “cool” new way to get rid of fat in specific areas.
Concerned about brown spots caused by sun damage or aging? Dr. Germain can examine your skin and customize a regimen specifically for you. From GermainRx products like the Retinol Smoothing Serum to the popular Clear + Brilliant Treatment we will have your skin tone even and bright in no time.

How about pesky loose skin around your neck or eyelids? Non-invasively remove the extra skin with our Ultherapy treatment.
Ultherapy allows physicians to focus sound waves deep under the skin to heat, lift and tighten loose skin without needles, cutting surgery or any damage to the skin’s surface. New collagen is naturally created and restore skins youthfulness. In addition, the deeper layers of the skin are thermally tightened and contract, to lift the skin. This latest FDA cleared technology is being used primarily on the face to lift sagging brows, reduce excess skin on the lids and open up the eyes thus wiping away years for a younger, rejuvenated look.
The beauty of Ultherapy ‘uplifting ultrasound’ is that it is a face and neck treatment that improves skin laxity in a meaningful way but completely non–surgically. One treatment triggers the body’s own regenerative process of building new collagen to lift and tighten the skin — gradually, naturally, and from the inside out.

Not feeling so smiley about your smile lines? How about sunken cheeks? Let us plump up your appearance for a new youthful look with one of our Dermal Fillers and Volumizers.

A beautiful, youthful look comes from within. So rejuvenating your appearance requires more than just topical treatments. True improvement requires that deeper issues be addressed, specifically loss of facial volume.
Whatever your concerns are we will work together to make sure you look and feel your best! Call now to make an appointment for the new year- let’s work on the year of YOU!

Give the Gift of Germain

Looking for just the right gift for someone on your list? Give the gift of Germain Dermatology. Along with gift cards we have many products to lavish the women, and the men, in your life.
Here are just a few of our favorites:
The Silk Regimen: Give the gift of beautiful skin with our Skin Smoothing Body Wash, Skin Smoothing Body Lotion, Heel & Elbow Cream, and Intensive Hand Cream- perfect to pamper the one you love!
The Glow Regimen: Give the gift of glow with this gift of Germain favorites. Set includes Skin Enhancing Cleanser, Brightening Polish, Skin Enhancing Treatment Pads, Magic Eyes, Dermal Restructuring Therapy, Skin Enhancing Treatment Cream, and Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 50.
Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen: This 50SPF protection goes on with a barely there feel and protects like no other!
Tranquility Body Crème: Fragrance and dye free this lotion is suitable for all skin types, but strong enough to hydrate and soothe dry skin.
Magic Eyes: One of our most popular products, this eye serum is advanced in it’s ability to o reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as peptides to stimulate lymphatic drainage and increase skin firmness.
And don’t forget any of our December specials- great as gifts or to treat yourself!

PLUS we are offering some extra gift giving specials like:
10% off all Clariosnic products and 30% off our Tranquility Oil & Tranquility Cream.

Order any product online or come by the office to choose your own fabulous gift, and make sure to bring by a new unwrapped toy- we are proud to be a Toys for Tots drop off location! Happy Shopping!

How is your Holiday Hair?

The holiday season is ‘the most wonderful time of year’, but it comes with some consequences. You want to look your best for the parties, the photos, the old friends and even the criticizing family members. One of the first things we primp and prep for events is our hair, but what we do to our hair can affect more than just our appearance. Everything from the tools to the type of dye you use can determine your hair’s health. The habits of how you treat your hair before and after styling can set the path for healthy beautiful, natural, hair.
Try following these tips for better hair health from the AAD:

  • Dry your hair by wrapping it in a towel after a shower or bath. Another alternative is letting your hair air-dry. Most people should handle wet hair as little as possible as wet hair breaks more easily when combed or brushed. However, people with tightly curled or textured hair should brush their hair when wet to decrease the chances of hair breakage.
  • Keep brushing to minimum. Brushing your hair 100 strokes each day can cause split ends.
  • Reduce the use of “long-lasting hold” styling products. Using a comb to style your hair after you apply the product can cause the hair to break and can lead to hair loss over time.
  • Flat irons should be used on dry hair on a low or medium heat setting, no more often than every other day. If you use a curling iron, only leave it in place for a second or two. No matter your hair type, excessive heat can damage your hair.
  • Do not continuously wear braids, cornrows, ponytails and hair extensions. These styles pull on the hair and can cause tension that leads to breakage. If the tension continues, permanent hair loss can develop.
  • When coloring your hair choose a dye that is darker rather than lighter than your natural color to minimize hair damage. If you choose to go lighter, select a dye within three shades of your natural color as more lightening requires higher volumes of peroxide.
Here’s to happy holidays and healthy hair!