Fraxel at Germain Dermatology

You constantly hear how great lasers can be for a variety of skin issues, but what laser do you choose? With so much new technology, multiple treatments and an overflow of information it’s hard to understand what laser to use and what they do. 
Today we are breaking down the Fraxel Laser Treatment. 
Fraxel® (a fractional laser) is a laser beam divided into thousands of microscopic treatment zones that target a fraction of the skin at a time. These beams rejuvenate sub-surface skin cells and prompts collagen production via light energy treating wrinkles, sun spots, melasma, actinic keratoses, large pores, and scars from acne or surgery. 
The treatment takes about 30 minutes, and although a skin resurfacing tool, is noninvasive and gentle. No skin is peeled or abraded away making healing minimal.


Patients may notice some redness, swelling, and flaking in the days after their Fraxel® session, but side effects are minor and give way to long-lasting results. Improvements should be visible within a week, and will continue beyond that. 

Four to six treatments scheduled about a month apart may be necessary to generate a patient’s complete desired results.

Let us know if you have any laser questions. Our experts are always here to help and guide you to the BEST you yet! 

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.

Get Glam This Holiday~ Germain Red Carpet Ready Procedures

You have the perfect dress and killer shoes, but want something extra to WOW everyone at your upcoming holiday or New Year’s Eve party? Let Germain get you Red Carpet ready! We offer various procedures that require no down time and give you instant glam. Our favorites?


* The SilkPeel® 
The SilkPeel is one of the most dynamic skin treatments available today. It’s the only procedure featuring Dermalinfusion™, a non-invasive exfoliation which helps delivery of skin-specific solutions, leaving patients with fresher-feeling and better-looking skin- Instantly and pain free! 

This treatment will clear pores, brighten and smooth the texture of your skin allowing for optimal make-up application and a natural glow.
*Below: Lauren’s (Our Laser Specialist) Before & After


                                                      

* Clear+Brilliant 
Clear+Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment that helps prevent the visible signs of aging and the overall dulling effects time and the environment can have on your skin.

This non-invasive laser treatment will leave your skin feeling smoother, younger and give you a “radiant glow”.



* Icon Photofacial

The Icon Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Icon Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, chest, hands and body. 

This is a great option for those with specific desires that have a little more time to prepare. 
Typically 3-5 treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each are needed to provide you with beautiful results. There is no recuperation time and results are gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. Icon Photofacial is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.



**BONUS: We have silk peel and laser appointments available on Saturday December 20th from 8am-12noon, extra time to get extra glam!  We also have make-up professionals trained in Jane Iredale Skin Care Make-Up for all your events. Call us today! 843-881-4440