It’s Like Magic, Microdermabrasion

Put your best face forward this holiday season with one of our revitalizing microdermabrasion treatments.  Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates your skin. The results will leave you with smoother, brighter and more even skin tone- with no down time!
There are many over the counter microdermabrasion products, but the microdermabrasion that a dermatologist performs goes a bit deeper into the skin making it more effective.

We offer two Microdermabrasion options:

SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion™ is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. The only technology to provide simultaneous exfoliation, evacuation, and the delivery of condition-specific topicals, SilkPeel offers advanced skin care for almost every skin type and condition. SilkPeel is customizable and can treat skin conditions such as acne, aging, pigmentation and other common ailments affecting the skin. This clinically proven treatment offers immediate results with no downtime and in only 40 minutes. Silk Peel is great as a stand-alone treatment, for pre-event, or as a way to optimize your laser treatments.  

The DermaSweep treatment uses soft bristles to gently exfoliate the skin with simultaneous delivery of skin specific topical solutions. The topical solutions are formulated to treat acne, dehydration, hyperpigmentation and other common skin ailments. DermaSweep is ideal for patients with more sensitive skin types.

If you are concerned about a dull complexion, uneven skin tone or texture, age spots, dark spots or melasma come visit us for treatment today- with plenty of time to look amazing in those holiday photos!

Restore a More Vibrant You!

September is here and the kids are back in school. For all the parents out there, the summer is a chance to reconnect with the kids and also enjoy that special time with them. But often as the summer winds down, we hear from many parents that it also is a time where both the kids and parents are ready for school to be back in session. Remember when you were a kid and the summer seemed to last forever? 

But now that the kids are back to reading, writing and math (yes, we know arithmetic) – it’s time to undo all that sun damage your delicate skin experienced over the summer. Below is a local mom of two, Lauren. As you can tell, Lauren is has melasma. Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Melasma is a very common skin disorder. Though it can affect anyone, young women with brownish skin tones are at greatest risk. Melasma is often associated with the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is especially common in pregnant women, women who are taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives) and women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause. Sun exposure is also a strong risk factor for melasma. The condition is particularly common in tropical climates. You can read more about melasma here… 

Lauren underwent a laser illumination peel and look at the dramatic difference! Wow! 


If your skin is crying out for a renewed look, it’s time to discover the wide variety of peels we have. 

Germain Dermatology offers a variety of skin care treatments. With just one treatment you will notice a difference in the overall appearance of your skin. Best results are obtained through a series of treatments. 
Enjoy luminous results from a medical grade form of microdermabrasion.  Skin conditions such as acne, aging, pigmentation or other common conditions can be treated during this procedure. A silk peel provides exfoliation as it delivers specifically formulated solutions deep into the skin without damaging its natural structure.  This clinically proven treatment can be used by itself or as a way to optimize laser treatments.
 $100 per treatment or 6 for $500

Give yourself a fresh start with this medical grade form of microdermabrasion for sensitive skin.  The Dermasweep is a unique procedure that provides the use of soft bristles that sweep away the dead skin layer while infusing the skin simultaneously. This procedure has no down time and leaves you with immediate results of smoother and softer skin.
 $100 per treatment or 6 for $500

Reveal a clearer and more youthful you!  A mild chemical peel using Salicylic acid leaves your skin softer and your complexion clearer. The Therapeel is beneficial in improving dull looking skin, acne prone or oily skin, and photo damaged skin. You will begin to see effective results as the exfoliation process takes place a few days after treatment.   You can expect 3-5 days of visible exfoliation.
$75 per treatment or 3 for $200
Discover your inner glow.  Great anti-aging benefits are achieved though the application of glycolic acid. Enhance a procedure or experience this chemical peel on its own. The overall appearance of your skin will be brighter and smoother. Glycolic compliments any acne regimen but is not recommended for rosacea patients.
$50 per treatment or $30 as an enhancement to a Silk Peel or Dermasweep
Unveil and restore a more vibrant you.  Even your skin complexion with a moderate combination of chemicals. With the use of Lactic, Resorcinol, Salicylic and Retinol acids the skin will slough its top layer and reveal a more even toned complexion.  Helps to improve acne and hyperpigmentation.   You can expect 4-6 days of visible exfoliation.

$150 per treatment or 3 for $400

Fight the effects of time.  Aggressively treat your uneven complexion with an affective combination of chemicals. With the use of a higher percentage of Lactic, Resorcinol, Salicylic and Retinol acids the skin will shed its top most layer and reveal a more even tone. You will notice a reduction in fine lines and rough textures and an improvement of hyperpigmentation and acne. You can expect 4-6 days of visible exfoliation.
$200 per treatment or 3 for $550
Achieve baby soft skin.  This procedure will slough off unwanted hair and excess skin allowing for an improved make up application. Dermaplaning can be requested as a stand alone treatment or in combination with a peel. The hair does not grow back thicker or darker and is a better solution to waxing or plucking for the same immediate and amazing results.
$50 per treatment or $30 as an enhancement to a Silk Peel or Dermasweep

Find out why we’re Charleston’s Best Dermatologist. Call for your appointment today 843-881-4440. 

Smooth-Out That Skin

Have you been trying to rejuvenate your skin, but haven’t found any treatment that works? If so, you may be in luck with a new skin resurfacing system called DermaSweep.
DermaSweep is a revolutionary skin rejuvenating system that allows you to maintain your healthy and beautiful skin. This state system is state-of-the art exfoliation and skin-revitalizing system treats a wide variety of skin conditions and skin types and will have your skin looking better in no time.
This procedure can help reduce early aging lines, as well as acne and surgical scars in addition to many other skin conditions.
You’re probably wondering how it works. DermaSweep features a vacuum pump that gently lifts the skin surface as the device “sweeps away” the dead layer of skin in a very precise manner that leaves the skin smoother. The “vacuum” also increases the blood flow and cleans the pores, thus making your skin healthier in no time!
You are probably asking yourself whether the DermaSweep procedure is painful. While you may feel a bit of skin tightness after the procedure, DermaSweep is safe and painless. When using a topical cream during the treatment, your skin will feel cool and refreshed in no time!
The treatment generally takes about thirty minutes depending on the skin condition being treated and it can be done during a normally scheduled visit with Dr. Germain and her staff.  In most cases you will be able to return to your normal schedule, but you may be advised to avoid direct sun exposure for a few days after your treatment.
After the treatment is over, your skin will have a very vibrant glow that is sure to have you looking and feeling beautiful!
If you are interested in DermaSweep, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Germain and her staff at (843) 881-4440 for more information.