Beards Be Gone~ Men’s Shaving 101

The cold months are gone and summer temps are here. It’s time to shave those beards and put your best face forward. Here are some great tips on how to get the closest, smoothest shave this summer from our Germain Dermatology PA Lousia Floyd.

  • Make sure your razor isn’t old and dull. Use a new one more often than not, and clean it regularly.
  • Shave in the direction of the hair growth. WITH the grain, not against.
  • Shave in the shower or right after shower when hair has had time to soften. Never dry-shave.
  • Consistently use a fragrance and dye free shaving cream for sensitive skin. 
  • Always apply a moisturizer after shaving.
  • If prone to folliculitis or “razor burn”, apply a topical antibiotic like benzoyl peroxide and/or clindamycin after shaving. Our Germain Rx Rejuvenation Pads or the ‘Bump & Blemish’ serum is ideal for those prone to razor burn, post shave breakouts and general shaving irritations. 

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:
Picking them causes ugly scarring”
Her best advice for Skin Care:
“Be consistent and patient, beauty and results take time.”
Notes from Shamika:

Schedule Your Next Appointment with Louisa Floyd, PA

Need a dermatologist? Have an immediate issue that needs to be seen? Come see our expert PA Louisa Flyod. Louisa sees patients Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 8-4pm, Wednesday 12-7pm and assists Dr. Germain in surgeries each Monday.

Have a busy schedule? Louisa also holds clinics alternating Saturdays from 8-12pm.
Call for details & schedule 843-881-4440

Louisa offers this advice when choosing sunscreen: 
“When choosing a sunblock, remember to pay attention to the ingredients rather than just the SPF number.  The SPF number only indicates UVB protection, but you need a sunblock that is ‘broad-spectrum’ and protects from both UVA and UVB.  Look for ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.”

Call to schedule an appointment with Louisa Floyd, PA today: 843-881-4440

Join Us for our 5th Annual Sparkle Party!

Have the stressors of everyday life dulled your glow? Let Dr. Germain and our skin experts help you reveal your true sparkle at the Fifth Annual Sparkle Party on Thursday, November 7 from 1:00-8:00 p.m.

The event is free, but space is limited. Guests are encouraged to call (843) 881- 4440 to reserve their space for this annual event.

Enjoy at least 25% off all cosmetic procedures and products, giveaways, live demonstrations, on site vendors, makeup consultations, cocktails and appetizers. You can also see up close the actual damage your skin has endured with the Reveal Skin Analysis.
We’ll see you on the 7th! 

Meet the PAs of Germain Dermatology

Our office has been lucky enough to grow and blossom over the years and Dr. Germain has had the chance to bring on some amazing Physician Assistants to help the practice. Dr. Germain stands 100% behind her work and her practices, and she would like to introduce her two right hands to you- Holly Carter, PA and Louisa Floyd, PA.

Holly is a South Carolina native, who also holds her Physician Assistant License from MUSC.  After graduation Holly was trained in dermatology specifically by Dr. Germain herself. Now with 8 years of experience at Germain Dermatology Holly sees her own patients and performs daily surgeries at the Germain Office.

Louisa is a Charleston native and a Clemson University graduate.  Before enrolling in the Physician Assistant program at MUSC Louisa worked for two years as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Germain.  Even while in school she trained with Dr. Germain during her clinical rotations.
Being very familiar with Dr.Germain’s way of practice Louisa came on board as a PA with 4 years of experience in the practice of dermatology, specifically with Germain Dermatology.

Both of the Physician Assistants at Germain Dermatology are more than qualified and prepared to treat any of your dermatological needs. From Chronic skin issues to routine skin checks these ladies will take great care of you.  Each practicing PA and professional holds to Dr. Germain’s highest standards of care.
Making an appointment is easy! Just call our office to schedule:  843-881-4440.