Up Close with Alexis~ Germain Staff Skin Care

Just like our patients our Germain staff suffers from common skin issues, the occasional breakout & even wrinkles! Ever wonder what they do to look so fabulous? Find out on our NEW Staff Blog post. Each month we will feature a different staff member their favorite products, routines, skin care battles and more.

Alexis Parolin

Cosmetic Technician/Licensed Esthetician, 32 years young
 Skin Type:  combination skin, acne-prone, sun damage, melasma, beginning signs of rosacea
Morning Skin Care Regimen:  
Germain Rx Problem Skin 2 Cleanser
4% Skin Tone Enhancement Pads
Hydrating Eye Serum

Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen
Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
Germain Rx Problem 2 skin cleanser
Comfrey toner
Magic eyes
Retinol 5x serum
Restorative bio-therapy (as needed)

Latisse

Using Routine: Approximately 9 months

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Retinol Serums
 Favorite other Product:
Latisse
Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  
Calming VBeam Laser Treatment
“I’ve had several different treatments at Germain Dermatology and one of my favorites is the Calming Vbeam laser. I have redness from rosacea and from acne. After 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart, I have my redness under control. When I start to feel flushed from spicy food, embarrassment, heat or any of my other triggers, my face no longer gets bright red! My skin looks so much better without the redness.” 

*Alexis is also a fan of Clear & Brilliant, Botox and Silk peels. 

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
Jane Iredale, Radiant Pressed Powder 
Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“You never want to look different, you just want to look like a better version of yourself.” 

“This is a journey, not a race…Do what treatments you can when you can. Every bit helps!”
 And we have to mention-
“Stay out of the sun and Get your windows tinted; UVA rays goes through glass!” 

Alexis’ Best Advice:
“Preventative maintenance is key; always wear sunscreen! The less you damage your skin, the less you’ll have to fix!” 
and
“Don’t sleep with your make up on & don’t wash your face with bar soap. Using quality products DOES make a difference!  Always Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.”

Alexis sends you off with these last words of wisdom,  “Botox DOES work! Very effective!  Save your tax refunds, ask for gift cards for birthdays/holidays, even start a beauty fund! Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves. When people feel good, they look good. “


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!