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You may have seen it in magazines like ELLE and Allure, but really want to know more about the hottest new treatment called EMSCULPT? EMSCULPT is available at our Germain Summerville office and Germain Dermatology Mount Pleasant office. Here’s more details…
Diets and sit-ups are good for your health and can often—but not always—help shape and tone a belly that needs a little work. The same goes for squats and buttocks. That said, when it comes to body sculpting, the Charleston, SC, based team at Germain Dermatology knows that women and men alike can make lifestyle changes and put in hours upon hours of work in order to tone their abdomen and lift their backside, but may struggle to get the results they are hoping for. EMSCULPT® can change that.
EMSCULPT® uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM®) to force fat to metabolize and muscles to grow stronger, all without surgery. The body sculpting treatment is ideal for patients who are not looking to lose a significant amount of weight, but who want to refine their appearance by giving their abdomen or buttocks extra definition.
When properly directed and carefully calibrated, electromagnetic energy can make muscles tense up in what are known as supramaxial contractions. The EMSCULPT® device is positioned directly against the area targeted for body sculpting, where it deploys HIFEM® that passes through the skin and causes approximately 20,000 muscle contractions in about half an hour.
These contractions build muscle tissue very rapidly by increasing myofibers in terms of both size and numbers. The volume of the muscles increases, and they get stronger. This is ideal for body sculpting based on creating more definition.
The contractions also send nearby fat cells into a state known as apoptosis, which means they have been killed and marked for clearing away by natural processes in the body. This reduces the volume attributable to fat cells in the targeted area, making well-defined muscles even more visible.
When paired together in a single treatment, fat reduction and the building up of muscles lead to improved contours. This process does take time. Germain Dermatology recommends that patients interested in body sculpting with EMSCULPT® plan for at least four treatment sessions.
Fat cells damaged by a body sculpting treatment are cleared out over a matter of weeks and months. Even after the final of a series of sessions, contours can continue to improve for months as muscles continue to strengthen and fat cells continue to be processed.
The treated area can feel sore, similar to how muscles feel after an intense workout.
We are proud to offer free consultations to see if you’re a candidate for EMSCULPT. Call us at 843-881-4440.
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The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. Our cosmetic dermatology department specialists will sit down with you to discuss your skin concerns and then suggest specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a slight increase in the number of patients walking through our doors with reddish to brownish bumps on their backs, arms, shoulders and chest. At first glance it may look like an acne-like outbreak on areas other than the face, but a closer look identifies the real culprit, Keratosis pilaris.
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There are actually a few different forms of Keratosis, and generally speaking, it’s a fairly common affliction particularly among those living in areas with consistently strong sun. If you or your spouse notices the unusual bumps, first try to moisturize the area every morning and night. If your regular lotion isn’t helping, we have a wide array of Germain Rx medicated lotions that will likely do the trick…just give us a call to set up a consultation and we’ll help you find exactly what you need.
In some rare cases, one form of Keratosis can be dangerous and precancerous. If moisturizing for a few days doesn’t solve the problem, be sure to set up an appointment at 843-881-4440 so we can diagnose the situation early and set up a treatment plan. The treatment is non-invasive and effective, so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone if you sense you need our help!
Also we will be open this Saturday for cosmetic appointments, we know you’re busy, which is why we try our hardest to make it convenient for you to see us.
Congratulations to Dr. Germain for being voted Best Dermatologist in Charleston for the seventh year in a row by the Charleston City Paper readers. Pick up a copy of the Charleston City Paper and scan the QR code to get your coupon for a special discount.
Dr. Germain truly wants to thank all of her loyal and wonderful patients who voted for her. Each day, she’s determined to make sure your experience at Germain Dermatology be a good one. We also love to hear from you about your experience, send us an email, tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Google +. THANK YOU!
Take years off your look on your lunch break with the revolutionary, first and only FDA Cleared Non-Invasive Lifting Procedure, Ultherapy and is now being offered for the first time in South Carolina exclusively at Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant. Ultherapy is a non-invasive application of focused ultrasound technology for skin tightening and lifting
From turkey necks to sagging brows, Ultherapy allows Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology to focus sound waves deep under the skin to heat, lift and tighten loose skin without needles, cutting surgery or any damage to the skin’s surface. New collagen is naturally created and restore skins youthfulness. In addition, the deeper layers of the skin are thermally tightened and contract, to lift the skin. This latest FDA cleared technology is being used primarily on the face to lift sagging brows, reduce excess skin on the lids and open up the eyes thus wiping away years for a younger, rejuvenated look.
This procedure, which takes about 30 to 60 minutes, is taking the nation by storm and is approximately one quarter of the price of a traditional surgical facelift. Most patients only need one treatment and the best candidates are women and men who are noticing sagging of the brow, wrinkling around the brow, jowls and the dreaded turkey neck.
“Ultrasound is a safe technology that has been used in medicine for decades. With the new addition of Ultherapy, patients in South Carolina now have the opportunity to try this unprecedented application of the technology for the first time in cosmetic dermatology,” says Dr. Marguerite Germain, MD, a board certified dermatologist at Germain Dermatology. “Ultherapy addresses the loss of tone – which something that is difficult, if not impossible to address with traditional surgical approaches.”
Results get better over a two to three month period as collagen and elastin is restructured and newer and stronger collagen grows.
Join Dr. Germain and her staff as she introduces Ultherapy on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Germain Dermatology at 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant. The event will offer information, refreshments and special pricing for Ultherapy and is free to attend. Because space is limited, guests are encouraged to reserve their space at 843-881-4440.
With the cooler temperatures it might be difficult to think about slipping on your bikini and heading to the beach but now is the time to get your body ready for summer. The New Year brings resolutions of tighter bodies and healthier lifestyles but why not make your resolution to clear up your back skin.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the number one skin problem in the United States, effecting 40 -50 million individuals. Acne is caused by clogged pores in our skin and although many suffer from facial acne, back acne is also extremely common. Acne can cause people to have low self-esteem, become painful and cause scaring.
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Germain Dermatology can help with your back acne using different lasers to treat scaring and overall treatment. Laser Acne Treatmentshelps to control acne breakouts by targeting over producing glands and also softens the edges of scares making them less prominent. After seeing Dr. Germain for back acne treatment you’ll be begging the heat to return so you can slip on that bathing suit and hit the beautiful Charleston beaches! Here’s some of our Germain Rx products specifically to help your back acne that you can purchase online 24 hours at day at www.germaindermatology.com. But the best way to see what is right for you is to make an appointment with Dr. Germain. She’s here to help you, call us at 843.881.4440.
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 http://www.germainrx.com/. 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!