Skin Cancer: Checking for Signs and Symptoms

Skin cancer is a disease that involves the uncontrollable, accelerated growth of mutated cells in the top layer of skin. This form of cancer is caused by damage to the DNA, especially by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. While effective treatments are available, minimizing risk of developing skin cancer in the first place is ideal. When it … Continue reading “Skin Cancer: Checking for Signs and Symptoms”

What is a Vampire Facial?

Halloween may be over, but it’s now that time of the year when cooler, drier weather sets in and the days become darker. Currently, the natural look is in and more women are opting to ditch heavy makeup in favor of showing off their actual skin. If your own skin is looking a little dull … Continue reading “What is a Vampire Facial?”

Post-Summer Skin Renewal: Microdermabrasion with SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion

Fall is finally here, and along with it comes cooler, windier weather, changing colors in the leaves, and everything pumpkin spice flavored. As you bundle up and prepare to spend a lot more time indoors, this is the perfect time to give your skin some much-needed extra TLC—especially after months of intense summertime sun and … Continue reading “Post-Summer Skin Renewal: Microdermabrasion with SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion”

EMSCULPT® for Firmer Thighs and More

Smoothing out bulges on “trouble areas” of the body is often about more than simply targeting excess fat. Muscle toning also plays a major role in determining body contours. One of the newest innovations in nonsurgical fat reduction, EMSCULPT®, has rapidly grown in popularity in the last year, among both physicians and patients throughout the … Continue reading “EMSCULPT® for Firmer Thighs and More”

Choosing the Right Treatment for Facial Wrinkles

While certain signs of aging are common to everyone, each person’s skin shows those signs in a unique combination of ways. One or two spots may form on the forehead, or many may develop across the face. Sagging may be minimal or significant. Wrinkles may appear as faint, superficial lines or deeper furrows. Those wrinkles, … Continue reading “Choosing the Right Treatment for Facial Wrinkles”

Body Contouring to Get Your Best Summer Body

The official start of summer has come, which means for many of us that the countdown to get that perfect beach body is on. In addition to maintaining a successful workout program and healthy eating habits, having some subtle cosmetic “work” done can give anyone who is self-conscious about some physical aspect or another an … Continue reading “Body Contouring to Get Your Best Summer Body”

How Does Microdermabrasion Work?

Is it possible to buff and polish your skin to retain a youthful look? Microdermabrasion may be a buzzword in beauty circles, but aside from the most skin care-savvy among us, many people are unaware of how this treatment actually works on the complexion. An excess of dead cells can accumulate on the surface of … Continue reading “How Does Microdermabrasion Work?”

You Don’t Have to Settle for Just One Type of Laser Treatment

Life is full of either/or choices. You either get up when the alarm goes off or you hit snooze. You either turn left or you turn right. You either have that second cup of coffee, or you don’t. At Germain Dermatology, we believe that in some cases, you shouldn’t have to choose just one thing … Continue reading “You Don’t Have to Settle for Just One Type of Laser Treatment”

Charleston Agrees: Dr. Marguerite Germain is the Best!

Looking for the best dermatologist in Charleston? Look no further than Germain Dermatology, where Dr. Marguerite Germain is still celebrating the April 24, 2019, announcement that she was named Best Dermatologist in City Paper’s annual readers’ poll. And that’s not all! Germain Dermatology itself—serving Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and all of South … Continue reading “Charleston Agrees: Dr. Marguerite Germain is the Best!”

Why Does Laser Hair Removal Require Multiple Sessions?

Though the thought of long-term results from a single session of laser hair removal at Charleston, SC’s Germain Dermatology is a lovely one, it’s not a realistic one. Like most good things in life, ideal results come to those who wait—or at least those who complete multiple treatment sessions. This process is not due to … Continue reading “Why Does Laser Hair Removal Require Multiple Sessions?”