Give Magic This Mother’s Day

We love to share the Magic of one of our favorite products this time of year.

Our Germain RxMagic Eyes‘ is a wonder cream of sorts. Containing retinol, peptides and green tea extracts Magic Eyes reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, increases firmness & diminishes dark circles all in one.

Dr. Germain’s mother, Mimzi, has used this product for years and we think everyone can attest that her eyes look AMAZING.

Therefore as Mother’s Day rolls around it only seems fitting to discuss this product, after all, it is ‘Magic for your Mother’s Eyes’. We are happily offering this Germain Rx favorite for 20% off throughout the month of May.

So stop in this May & grab a little magic for your mom, or yourself, and see the results first hand

*We are also offering Clarisonic Mia Cleansing Systems Buy One, Get One 50% Off from NOW through MAY 8th. Don’t miss out on this great deal to treat yourself, your mom, your mother in law or even best friend to Glowing Skin! 

Get The Most Out of Your Beauty Sleep

We loved this article from on the best ways to ensure you wake up beautiful. Puts a new perspective into getting your ‘Beauty Sleep’, don’t you think? 

Your skin goes through a lot during the day. We unknowingly touch it with our fingers constantly and leave behind dirt, oil and bacteria. On top of that, it’s exposed to the sun, pollution and other factors that can cause damage. All of these combined are a perfect recipe for breakouts and signs of aging like wrinkles. That’s why the break your skin gets while you sleep is so important.
Follow these tips to make sure you wake up with gorgeous skin every day.
1. Get enough sleep
This one seems like a no-brainer, but there are still so many that don’t get enough shut-eye. Sleep is especially important because it gives your skin time to recharge. If you don’t get enough sleep, there are both short and long-term consequences. “Short term effects can be seen immediately [with] under eye bags, dark circles and sensitive skin, says Smithtown, NY, dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD. “These usually go away when the appropriate number of hours of sleep has been met. If someone is constantly not getting enough sleep, it can lead to inflammation and acceleration in aging, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and even acne.”
Additionally, when you don’t get enough sleep you yawn more. “When you yawn, your eyes tear up and fluid pools in the eye area causing puffiness,” says celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau.
2. Avoid salty food three to four hours before bedtime
“Foods that are high in salt lead to dehydration, which is what you want to avoid for your skin while asleep, says Dr. Peredo. “Salty foods can cause a fluid shift, which results in puffy eyes.”
3. Sleep on your back
“Sleeping with your face directly touching your pillow often leads to lines and creases in the skin, which can become permanent,” says Dr. Peredo.
While you’re at it, keep your head elevated with at least two stacked pillows to prevent under-eye puffiness. “Gravity has to be leveled to avoid puffiness so that fluids are distributed everywhere, not just to one given area,” says Dr. Peredo.
4. Give your skin a final wipe after you cleanse
Cleansing is an absolute must, but to avoid having a little bit of makeup left over, do the following: After you rinse off your cleanser, do a final swipe over the skin with a wipe or soft, damp washcloth. “The physical sweep over the skin makes sure that makeup is off,” says Rouleau. “This will give your skin a clean slate to absorb the reparative ingredients that you’re going to use.”
Dr. Germain encourages patients to use the Clarisonic Cleansing tool each night to ensure deeply cleaned skin, and to help products more accurately penetrate the surface.
5. Use a good moisturizer for your skin type
Many forgo moisturizer at night because they want to let their skin “breathe,” but that’s actually a misconception. “The concept of your skin breathing is actually incorrect, there are no respiratory systems in your skin,” says Rouleau. “Your skin is like a fish and needs water to live. Without enough moisture, the skin cells dehydrate and skin produces extra oil to compensate causing wrinkles and acne.”
When looking for a moisturizer, choose one that doesn’t contain sunscreen. “The main goal of sunscreen is to protect skin from UV light, but non-sunscreen moisturizers will typically have a higher concentration of skin-benefitting ingredients.”
We suggest our Advanced Restorative Bio-Therapy to many of our patients. This Germain Rx product rejuvenates your complexion while you sleep. A unique combination of ingredients is designed to help your skin retain and distribute moisture to help combat dryness, repair damage, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect against environmental stressors. Ideal for even the most sensitive skin and those on retinoid treatments. While there are many Germain Rx moisturizers this one is ideal for a broad range of skin types and so healthy for your skin!

6. Use an eye cream
If there’s any time of day when you absolutely should wear an eye cream, it’s at night. “They work better at night because you’re not wearing makeup,” says Rouleau. That said, be careful not to put them too close to your lash line because your lashes can pick it up and deposit it into the eye, which causes puffiness. 
One of our best selling products is our Magic Eyes. This moisturizing treatment contains Retinol to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as peptides to stimulate lymphatic drainage and increase skin firmness while you sleep! 

Unleash Your Magic

Do you wish your eyes could sparkle like the doe eyed cartoons on T.V., beautifully bright and wide? One of our favorite Germain Rx products can help you erase those bags and dark circles that add years to your age.
Germain Rx’s Magic Eyes is the next generation in optimum eye care. This moisturizing treatment contains Retinol to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as peptides to stimulate lymphatic drainage and increase skin firmness. Green Tea Polyphenols protect the delicate eye area against free radicals, and Arnica helps diminish bruising and discoloration.
Even better? For the month of September you can purchase LATISSE® for $179.00 and receive Magic Eyes FREE ($75.00 retail value)!
*Never tried LATISSE®? LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker. Using this treatment your eye lashes will double in fullness within 16 weeks!
Brighter eyes with fuller lashes? Now, that’s a lethal combo!

Don’t Miss Out on May’s Deals

April Showers bring May… DEALS! Don’t miss out on our May savings just a couple weeks left to get some great offers. And if you forgot about Mother’s Day these are wonderful ways to get out of the dog house with Mom (Gift Cards and Gift Boxes Available).
*see below for details on this month’s specials
*20% OFF Clear + Brilliant Pacakage!
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle, laser skin care treatment clinically proven to fight the effects of aging skin, reveal your natural sparkle and smoothness in as little as one non-evasive session!
Clear + Brilliant:
-Is safe, non-surgical and non-invasive
-Is a gentle, revolutionary treatment that fights the natural effects aging has on skin
-Helps improve tone and texture and gives skin a radiant, youthful glow
-Creates a more even skin canvas, with reduction in the appearance of pores
-Is a perfect complement to individual beauty and lifestyle regimens

* Botox $9.75/unit 
BOTOX works by relaxing the specific muscles that contract to cause wrinkles. Although a great deal of skill and focus is required on the part of the physician, for patients, BOTOX treatments in South Carolina will actually seem very simple and easy. Just apply some ice to the treatment area, a few tiny injections, a slight amount of pressure – and, before you know it, the treatment is over!

Dr. Germain recommends that her patients keep up with BOTOX treatments every 3 to 4 months to maintain beautiful, prolonged wrinkle reduction.

* Buy 1 syringe of dermal filler and get 50% OFF EACH ADDITIONAL Syringe!
Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, RADIESSE®, SCULPTRA® Aesthetic, Perlane® and Restylane® can replace lost volume in a non surgical treatment. Dr. Marguerite Germain uses these injectable treatments with skill and artistry to temporarily fill-in wrinkles and plump up facial features for a natural-looking, refreshed appearance.
Some fillers, such as JUVÉDERM XC, have incorporated lidocaine for a more comfortable injection experience. For other fillers, Dr. Germain may use a topical anesthetic to ensure that your treatment is as pleasant as possible. She takes the time with each and every patient to be sure that she is accomplishing your aesthetic goals and, in the process, ensuring your comfort both during and after the procedure. 
*Dr. Germain performs all injections
*Magic Eyes 20% OFF! 
Magic Eyes is the next generation in optimum eye care. This moisturizing treatment contains Retinol to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as peptides to stimulate lymphatic drainage and increase skin firmness. Green Tea Polyphenols protect the delicate eye area against free radicals, and Arnica helps diminish bruising and discoloration.

Holiday Gift Guide

Don’t stress this Christmas on finding the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.  This holiday get them the gift that will keep on giving; beautiful skin! Here at Germain Dermatology we have a customized skin care line, made specifically for our clients. Whether you’re looking to treat rosacea, acne, sensitive skin, fight aging or simply protect your skin from UV rays, Dr. Germain’s RX product line can help you out. 

The Germain RX line uses the latest in skin care technology and is only made from the highest pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. The best part is that you can purchase many of these products in gift sets like our Appearance Enhancement Kit which includes Germain Rx Facial Firming and Dermal Restruction Therapy. This kit will be a welcome addition to you or that special someone’s daily beauty routine.  
The Germain Rx Awaken Regimen 
Germain Rx Magic Eyes – our #1 SELLER!  

Germain Rx Smooth As Silk Regimen 

From body crème to makeup remover and body oil to firming therapies there is a product that will make the perfect gift under your tree. For those still unsure which product is best, a gift card can be a great stocking stuffer that will be sure to please.  Products are available for purchase at our office, over the phone at 843.881.4440 or at To make your life even easier we’re happy to gift wrap and ship any orders to your home. Happy Holidays from Germain Dermatology and happy skin care! 

August is Heating Up!

Can you believe we’re already in the month of August? Time flies! Dr. Germain has been taking advantage of learning even more about anti-aging processes this summer and has attended great events and symposiums around the country like the World Anti-Aging Congress & Exposition and the Cosmetic Bootcamp to keep Charleston dermatology on the cutting edge. 

We have some delightful specials for August and now’s the time to take advantage of them. Our August Product of the Month is Magic Eyes and it’s a patient favorite. Once our patients try it once they’re hooked! We see so many women who spend their hard-earned money on drug store products that don’t work for them. Sometimes they’re not right for their skin, other times they’re laden with harsh chemicals that irritate sensitive skin and the list goes on & on. We offer skin consultations that can help you get on track to bring out the best you. And if you haven’t tried a Germain Rx product yet, now’s the time. 

Our August product of the month~ Magic Eyes ~ 20% OFF