THANK YOU!

We are honored to be your BEST DERMATOLOGIST IN CHARLESTON!

We are so Thankful to each of you who took a moment to Vote for Dr. Germain in the 
BEST OF CHARLESTON 2017 ballot. We could not be what we are without each of you! 


BLACK FRIDAY~ 20% OFF GERMAIN RX ONLINE ONLY!

We are getting into the Holiday spirit at Germain Dermatology and wanted to spread a little cheer with you… 
BLACK FRIDAY
20% OFF ALL ONLINE ORDERS 
Use Code SAVE20 at Checkout 
Code will be valid beginning at 12:01AM Friday, November 27th.
Offer excludes gift cards and Germain Rx Regimens.

*Please note our office ARE CLOSED on Friday, November 27th. Offer applies to Online Orders only. 

Thanks for Helping Us Sparkle

We had another AMAZING Sparkle Party this year and it’s all because of YOU! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did, and look forward to seeing you back at Germain Dermatology soon. Cheers! 



Up Close with Kate~ Germain 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.

Kate Stith  

Medical Front Office Coordinator

29 years young

 Skin Type: Combination Skin, Cystic Acne Prone, Occasional Dry Patches

Morning Skin Care Regimen: 

Germain Rx Brightening Polish
Germain Rx Vitamin C Brightening SerumGermain Rx HydraBoost SerumGermain Rx Matte Perfection

Night Time Skin Care Regimen:

Germain Rx Problem Skin Cleanser II
Germain Rx Rejuvenation Pads 7.5X
Germain Rx Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Germain Rx HydraBoost Serum
Lattisse
Germain Rx Advanced Bio Therapy~ when skin is feeling extra dry


Using Routine: Approximately 2 Years

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Favorite other Product:

Jane Iredale– Pure Moist Lipstick in Lily

Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  

Restylane– in the lips
Kybella 
“I get tons of compliments on how great I look after having my lips injected with Resylane and the Kybella got rid of my stubborn double chin that I have had my whole life- I could not be more pleased with the results!”

Favorite Facial Make-Up:

Jane Iredale Circle & Delete in #2
” I love this product to get rid of dark circles under eyes, brighten them and to cover up red blemishes.”


Best advice from Dr. Germain:

“Sunscreen is the key to anti-aging. It protects you from getting wrinkly/ leathery skin.”
Kate’s Best Advice:Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color- it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively” –Roberta Gately


Up Close With Nic- Germain Staff Feature

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 Staff Blog post. Each month we will feature a different staff member their favorite products, routines, skin care battles and more.

Nichole (Nic) Donnellan
Cosmetic Care Coordinator & Jane Iredale Specialist
40ish years young
 Skin TypeCombination skin (t-zone), dark circles under eyes, 
fine lines & wrinkles
Morning Skin Care Regimen: 
STEC 10% or AOX Cleanser
Vit C Serum
Magic Eyes
 Facial Firming
Dermal Reconstruction
Matte Perfection Sunscreen
Night Time Skin Care Regimen:STEC 10% or AOX Cleanser
 Brightening Polish
Rejuvenation Pads
Magic Eyes
Facial Firming
Advanced Bio Restorative

Using Routine: Approximately 3 Years 

Favorite Germain Rx Product:
Germain Rx Matte Perfection Sunscreen

Favorite other Product:
Germain Rx Brightening Polish 
Favorite Cosmetic Procedure(s):  

Botox
Favorite Facial Make-Up:
Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Powder 
for complete coverage

Best advice from Dr. Germain:

“This is a journey we  are on through the aging process.  Little bits at a time is always best.  You  don’t want to look “done”, but want to look like a better version of yourself.”
Nic’s Best Advice:
“Sunscreen!! Cleanse your face. Do not go to bed with makeup on!! It’s all about maintaining healthy skin, you have to work at it.”
Nic sends you off with these last words of wisdom, Everyone always wants to look the best they can… this starts by being happy with yourself and in your own skin.  One should strive to glow from the inside out!.

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! 

Time to Vote- Best of Charleston 2015

Today kicks off BEST OF CHARLESTON voting!
CLICK HERE TO VOTE! 

2015 would mark a DECADE of Being the Best for Charleston~ we would love to have that honor.

Being titled best dermatologist in Charleston for the past 9 years has been so humbling,  and we have to admit, we are only the best because we serve the BEST. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Voting for The Best of Charleston 2015 is underway, and we ask each of you to keep up the momentum by voting for Germain Dermatology!

You can vote online at www.charlestoncitypaper.com. Don’t forget to share with fellow Germain friends. Looking forward to making it a perfect 10 of being the best for you!

Shooting for Number 9

We were more than honored to be voted the BEST Dermatologist in Charleston for 2013, and for the past 8 years! However, we have to admit, we are only the best because we serve the BEST. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Voting for The Best of Charleston 2014 is underway, and we ask each of you to keep up the momentum by voting for Germain Dermatology! 
You can vote online at www.charlestoncitypaper.com. Don’t forget to share with fellow Germain friends. Looking forward to 9 years of being the best for you! 

Winter Wrecking Havoc on Your Skin?

Winter, or at least Charleston’s version of it, is upon us; and it can wreck havoc on your skin, hair, nails and lips.  If you happened to miss Dr. Germain on News 2’s- 2 Your Health with Carolyn Murray let us recap for you! *You can also catch the segment in full here.
Are all  moisturizers created equally?
No. You need to look for these key ingredients when purchasing body or face moisturizers: Ceramides, shea butter, and hylauronic acid.
My lips also seem extra dry?
Low humidity, colder temperatures and the wind can make your lips feel tight and dry as well as chap more easily.
  
I love taking hot showers when it is cold outside, is that a problem?
Yes. Hot water will soften the oils in the outermost layer of the skin. When you mix soap into the combo it can literally strip away the skin’s oil barrier, which locks in your natural moisture.
  
Will a humidifier help my skin?
Yes. Colder, drier air makes it harder for skin to hold in moisture. A humidifier can help to mimic the affects of warmer seasons allowing the skin to absorb and lock in moisture.
When is the best time to apply a moisturizer?
Within three minutes after bathing, mid point during your day and before bed.
Dr. Germain also urges everyone to still apply their daily sunscreen during the colder months, the sun is always shining in Charleston! 

You Are Never Too Old to Learn

With the population aging and people living longer the emphasis on health education is growing. It’s not about looking perfect or buying top of the line products it is about knowledge and routine; knowing how to preventatively take care of yourself inside and out.
We came across this great article from the New York Timesabout the focus redirecting towards education in dermatology practices. At Germain Dermatology we consider ourselves ‘education centered’ and do our best to continue our learning and insight to better serve our patients in all areas. Dr. Germain regularly attends seminars, trainings and conferences on techniques, new products and new procedures. The rest of our staff is also actively continuing their education, arming us with the best of the best to treat you.

Take a peek at the full article from the NY Times, and be sure to be on the lookout for many great educational opportunities with Germain Dermatology. As always, if you have a question about your health, skin, products or procedures please feel free to call the office and we would be happy to guide you in the right direction.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”  ― Henry Ford