Up Close With Katie~ Germain Dermatology Staff Feature

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

Katie Hyatt  

Medical Assistant

26 years young

 Skin Type: Oily, Adult Acne, Melasma, Sun Damage

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 

Germain Rx Antioxident Soothing Cleanser
Germain Rx Skin Ton Enhancement Pads
Germain Rx Magic Eyes
Germain Rx Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser 2
*Or Germain Rx Brightening Polish
Tazorac 0.1% Gel
Germain Rx Skin Enhancement Treatment Cream 20%
Latisse

Using Routine:  4 years off and on due to changes with Pregnancy

Favorite Germain Rx Product:

Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads
“The Perfect lighter blend of kojic acid, arbutin and bearberry to achieve an even glow.”

Favorite other Product:

Germain Rx Brightening Polish
“It is the perfect Exfoliator that isn’t irritating for my skin.”

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  

Silk peel
“I tried to have one silk peel a month while I was pregnant, and I believe that was a major factor of how my acne continued to stay stable during pregnancy. I  also loved the Germain RX ‘Pregnancy Regimen’. 

*Katie also loves the V-Beam Calming Laser and Laser Hair Removal

Favorite Facial Make-Up:Jane Iredale BB cream

 Jane Iredale pure pressed powder
Best advice from Dr. Germain:

“What’s the biggest room in your house?…the room for improvement!”  – Dr. Germain
“You never want to look different, you just want to look like a better version of yourself.”

Katie’s Best Advice:The key to anti-aging is sunscreen and retinol. These are the two most important things that should be in everyone’s daily skin care regimen. Retinol is the backbone to all regimens, while sunscreen is your preventative main. If you are wanting a third product Vitamin C is the next in line!”
Katie leaves you with this last message:
“It’s a journey not a race, do what you can when you can.”

Up Close with Lauren~ 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.

Lauren Holloway

Cosmetic Patient Care Representative, 24 years young
 Skin Type:  combination skin, acne-prone, sun damage
Morning Skin Care Regimen:  
Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%

 Skin Tone Enhancement Pads 6%
Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen
Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%

*Used with Clarisonic Cleansing System
Rejuvenation Pads 5x
Magic Eyes
Restorative Bio-therapy

Using Routine: Approximately 8 months

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Favorite other Product:
Antioxidant Toning Pads
Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  

“My favorite cosmetic procedure is by far the Clear and Brilliant. With just two treatments I saw a difference in the overall tone of my skin. I have received so many compliments on how radiant my face looks now! The clear and brilliant has such little downtime for the results it produces.  Immediately after the procedure my face was only red for about an hour and I was able to resume my normal skin care regimen the next day! I am a forever fan of this laser.”

Lauren is also a fan of Laser Hair Removal and Botox.  

Favorite Facial Make-Up:
Jane Iredale, Satin Loose Powder 
Best advice from Dr. Germain:

“The key to anti-aging is a retinol and a sunscreen.”  
 “Strive to be the best version of yourself.”

“When using retinol peeling is healing.”
Lauren’s Best Advice:
“Educate yourself on skincare. The primary reason people are not investing in quality products or procedures is because they aren’t aware of the benefits. Also, before and after pictures are KEY. I have a picture that was taken before I started with a skin care regimen or had any cosmetic procedures done. The difference is HUGE. Sometimes we aren’t aware of the improvements but, trust me, others will notice. 

As I said before I have received so many compliments on how great my skin looks. All of that can be attributed to maintaining and caring for my skin. Lastly, use sunscreen EVERYDAY. Even if it’s a short commute to work in the car. You would be surprised at the amount of sun exposure we get without even realizing it. Protect, prevent, and maintain!”
Lauren sends you off with these last words of wisdom, Do something that makes you feel beautiful. Happiness looks great on everyone.

Up Close With Kayce~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.

Kayce Bates
Medical Assistant, 29 years old
 Skin Type:  combination skin with signs of sun damage, melasma, and is acne-prone
Morning Skin Care Regimen:  
Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser I
Skin Tone Enhancing Pads
Brightening Polish
Dermal Restructuring
Super Sheer SPF
Night Time Skin Care Regimen:
 Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser I
Retinol 5x Pads
Bio Therapy Moisturizer

Using Routine:5 years
(on and off due to pregnancy/nursing)
Favorite Germain Rx Product: 
Skin Tone Enhancing Pads
 Favorite other Product:
Clarisonic
Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  Laser hair reduction
Laser Illumination Peel
Botox & Filler
 “The peel helped with my sun damage and the injections decreased my stubborn static lines. The results  made me feel better about my overall appearance.”
Favorite Facial Make-Up:
 Jane Iredale BB cream and Jane Iredale pure pressed powder 
Kayce uses ‘Satin’ during Winter and ‘Suntan’ during Summer months.
Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“Stay out of the sun!”
“Use retinol and SPF every day for the rest of your life.”
(Retinol is the best medication on the market for anti-aging and fine lines).
“Do not touch your face!”
 (keeps bacteria off your face)
Kacye’s Best Advice:
 “Wear daily: Retinol, SPF, and a Mineral-Based Make-Up that won’t clog pores. Wash your face twice a day with a Clarisonic and your favorite cleanser.”
Kayce sends you off with these words of wisdom from Dr. Germain,
“Age gracefully!  Rome wasn’t built in a day!”

Up Close with Shamika~ 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.

Shamika Gayle

Medical Office Assistant, 32 yrs old

Skin Type: Dry Skin, suffers with Eczema and Dark spots
Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
Germain Rx Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%
Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads 8%
Germain Rx Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Germain Rx Advanced Restorative Bio Therapy
Germain Rx Super Sheer Physical Sunscreen
Night Time Skin Care Regimen: 
Germain Rx Skin Enhancing Cleanser 10%
Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads 8%
Germain Rx Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Germain Rx Magic Eyes
Germain Rx Retinol Smoothing Serum 3x
Germain Rx Advanced Restorative Bio Therapy

Using Current routine:
3 years
Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Germain Rx Skin Tone Enhancement Pads
Favorite other Product:
Germain Rx Brightening Polish
Favorite Foundation/Powder:
 Does not wear facial makeup. 
Best advice from Dr. Germain:
“DON’T PICK AT YOUR BLEMISHES!!!
Picking them causes ugly scarring”
Her best advice for Skin Care:
“Be consistent and patient, beauty and results take time.”
Notes from Shamika:
“LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN…IT’S YOURS!!!”

Schedule Your Next Appointment with Holly Carter, PA

Trying to grab a last minute appointment? Think about seeing our amazing PA Holly Carter. Holly has been working with Dr. Germain in all aspects of Dermatology since 2005, and currently sees her own clinic. She is available to see patients Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am-4:00pm, including lunch hours. 

In reverence of Melanoma Awareness Month, Holly advises,
“Sun safety is extremely important particularly living in a coastal area where it is warm almost year around.  The sun not only causes skin cancers but causes us to age faster.  It is important to remember to protect yourself every day, and not just when going to the beach or pool.  I tell my patients to get in the habit of putting an SPF 30 or higher on in the mornings before leaving the house.”

Call to schedule an appointment with Holly Carter, PA today: 843-881-4440
*Learn more about Holly via her Feature in the Post and Courier

We Are Thankful For…

We are ever grateful at this time of year for so many things!
Here is our TOP 10 list for Thanksgiving:
  1.  Our Clients! We couldn’t do any of what we do without the amazing people that come into this office! First off we thank YOU!
  2. Our Staff! With a few changes over the past year we couldn’t be more proud than the staff we have at Germain Dermatology. From the office to the doctors we truly have the best.
  3. Our City! We are blessed to be practicing in such a beautiful, historic place. Charleston is an involved, giving city and we love being here.
  4. Technology! Yes, it may sound silly, but we are grateful for the many advances in dermatological technology and IT Technology. Each of these allows us to offer the best solutions and simplest visits for our patients.
  5. Our Growth! Even in a less than ideal economy we have been lucky enough to continue to grow- including a new website, updated products and more clinic hours.
  6. Education! All of our staff not only continues their education with conferences, trainings and seminars, but also strives to learn more each day- which keeps us on top of our game for each of YOU!
  7. The Ability to Give Back! With all our blessings we feel it is very important to give back to our community. We have been lucky enough to be able to participate in community health fairs (offering free cancer screenings), charity auctions, and much more.
  8. Awareness! With campaigns such as SPOT Orange the awareness of skin cancer and yearly skin screenings is on the rise. Unfortunately, Skin Cancer cases are still on the rise as well. Our hope is with this push in awareness we can begin to bring those statistics down.
  9. FUN! We are very thankful to be able to have fun with our staff and our clients throughout the year. With events like our CoolSculpting Nights, Sparkle Party, and more we are able to get to know our patients on a different level and have fun while sharing the things we love!
  10. Our Families! We can’t leave out all those who help us ‘behind the scenes’ of Germain Dermatology. Those that listen to our exciting new additions, pour us a glass of wine on hard days, and keep us smiling and motivated every day throughout the year. 
We wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving with loved ones and thankful hearts. We truly are thankful for so many things- and it is in large part because of YOU!

Thanking You For Another Sparkle Party Success!

This Year’s SPARKLE Party was beyond Amazing and we couldn’t say that if it weren’t for each of you! Thank you for joining in on our fun and coming in to see us! We hope you enjoyed! 

Here are some of our favorite moments from the day! 
Dr. Germain loved getting to see so many patients! 
PA Holly hard at work, helping a guest. 
We like to work in style! 
Hustle and Bustle of Great skin care! 
DualSculpting Demos
JANE IREDALE Makeup Consultations were a huge hit!
Everyone loved the raffles! 

PA Louisa directing guests in the direction of flawless skin!

Lots of great deals! 

Taking a little break! 

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!

Introducing Online Bill Pay!

We are living in a fast paced world, and sometimes it is hard to keep up. Most information we need on a daily basis we have learned to get through the World Wide Web at an instant. 
Germain Dermatology has followed in this trend and is excited to now offer Online Bill Pay. We know it is a service many of our patients have requested and most people have come to expect. We always strive to stay on the cutting edge with our services, and we want to do the same with convenience for our patients.

Paying online is fast and easy. Just visit our website at www.germaindermatology.com and click the link “PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE” located in the top right corner. You can register yourself and be able to view your payment history or simply sign in as a guest.