Plan Ahead with Laser Hair Removal

It’s the season to bare all… well at least more than normal… and hairiness is an issue many woman (and some men) want to erase. However, many don’t know that summer is NOT the season to have hair removal procedures. Why? If it is your first procedure it can take anywhere from six to eight treatments to have the best results. You’re not popping in with unwanted hair and leaving ready for the beach. Secondly, you cannot have sun exposure (a tan or burn or sunless tanned skin) when getting the treatment. You also need to stay out of the sun for about a week afterwards or you risk discoloration.
The best idea is to receive the procedure in mid to late winter when you can successfully receive the treatment and safely remain out of the sun afterwards.   Also, dermatologists recommend getting follow-up treatments every four-to-six or six-to-eight weeks. If you finish your initial procedure late winter you will have a full two months to just enjoy!
For the full scoop on Laser Hair Removal visit our previous Blog Post.

The Best Treatment for the Holiday Season


The holiday season always brings lots of parties, company Christmas parties, cookie exchanges and even ugly Christmas sweater get-togethers. No one wants to attend large gathering with unwanted facial or body hair. Avoid the embarrassment by trying laser hair removal at Germain Dermatology. This quick procedure is done with GentleYAG® and GentleLASE® lasers specially designed for cosmetic hair removal. 

Laser hair removal results are instant and depending on the size of the treatment area you might need a couple of treatments to be completely hair-free. The procedure only causes slight discomfort but the result of hair-free legs, arms or upper lip is well worth it. 


This time of year is perfect for getting your Laser treatment so you can be smooth as silk for the spring. 
So, don’t waste your holiday season plucking, shaving or waxing and try Laser Hair Removal with us. Have a Merry Christmas instead of a hairy one!
Call Germain Dermatology today & find out why Dr. Germain is Charleston’s Best Dermatologist ~ 881-4440

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Get Your Clear Skin Back!

The American Academy of Dermatology reports that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Approximately 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne with many continuing to have acne into their 40s and beyond. Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant is proud to be the first and only practice in South Carolina to offer FDA-Cleared Acne Clearing System with visible results, Acleara. 





Acleara Acne Clearing System is the first continuously-cooled system FDA-cleared to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne, comedonal acne and pustular acne. The Acleara Acne Clearing System is powered by an advanced vacuum and filtered broadband light technology. The vacuum cleans pores by extracting build up of sebaceous material. Along with the targeted heating of sebaceous glands, the endogenous light activates porphryns to destroy P. acnes and reduces sebum production through photodynamic action.





Topical creams and oral medications can be effective treatments for acne outbreaks, but they can be expensive and can dry and irritate sensitive skin. What’s more, acne that occurs on backs and chests can be difficult to treat topically because of the large surface area. Treating acne with pulsed light can deliver better aesthetic results, especially on inflammatory acne, without the side effects associated with topical and oral acne medications. 






This is good news for the thousands of acne sufferers in the state who have tried a variety of treatments without success. Benefits of using the Acleara Acne Clearing System are:
-Visible Improvement: Reduction in peri-lesional erythema and a visible calming of lesions  
-Hygienic and Comfortable Treatments: Reduced risk of cross contamination and no anesthetics, numbing or cooling gels required
-Economical: Eliminates external cool sprays and anesthetics costs 
-Fast Treatments: Full face treatment typically in under 15 minutes
“We see a wide variety of people who struggle with acne at all ages. The Acleara Acne Clearing System has so many benefits, we knew we wanted to offer it to the acne sufferers of South Carolina as soon as possible. This system gives new hope to those out there who have tried everything.” said board-certified dermatologist, Marguerite Germain, M.D. 
Acne sufferers are encouraged to take advantage of the special introductory offer and receive 20% off their first treatment, for more details, call (843) 881-4440.

Watch Dr. Marguerite Germain highlight the Acleara Acne Laser System on ABC News 4 here! 

Why lasers can help your skin

Take Advantage of September Specials to reveal your GLOW! 





At Germain Dermatology, we have a wide variety of state of the art lasers that can treat a variety of dermatologic conditions such as sagging skin, wrinkles, acne, scarring, broken vessels, unwanted body hair and more. 


People of all ages can benefit from the use of the dermatologic lasers. For those who wish to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, laser toning is a great choice. This treatment, which is recommended for 3 initial treats 4 weeks apart, helps stimulate your body to produce new collagen and tighten wrinkles deep into the layers of skin. This non-invasice treatment has no downtime ~ which is a must in today’s busy world! 


A patient favorite, the Laser Illumination Peel unveils your underlying youthful glow by peeling back layers of dead dull skin. It improves texture and evens out skin tone while increasing collagen production. For the month of September, one treatment is $375 (a $50 savings!) As you can see from the before and after photo, Lauren’s skin looks healthier with less sun damage and melasma. 


If you’re plagued with acne, breakthrough the surface to clearer skin. With our acne therapy, you will receive a combination laser treatment plan designed to target overactive oil production, reduce break-outs, decrease redness and diminish acne scarring. We’ve seen some wonderful success stories from this therapy. 


So no matter what you’re looking for when it comes to laser options, we can help! Call us today. 843-881-4440 or visit us online at germaindermatology.com 



Before the Laser Illumination Peel 
After the Laser Illumination Peel