New Year, New YOU!

Are you ready for a change? Let us help make 2014 the year of YOU! With only a couple days before the New Year we can give you realistic goals and plans to create the you that you have always desired.  From smoother skin to ridding the body of those hard to loose inches we can treat you head to toe making you look as young as you feel!
On average only about 60% of women are happy with their appearance, however 80% of women feel they look good for their age. But we don’t like to rely on numbers. We want our clients to look as good as they feel on the inside- age is just a number, right?!
Roughly 45% of women between teenagers and seniors would consider having plastic surgery. But what if there were less invasive, just as effective ways, to get the results you want? See below for some non-invasive, revolutionary procedures offered at Germain Dermatology. 
Have some extra Inches you can’t seem to shake? Maybe that stubborn muffin top or those saddlebags? Check out our CoolSculpting and DualSculpting procedures.
CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq is an FDA cleared technology that uses cold therapy to freeze and destroy fat cells permanently, no surgery required. Zeltiq uses precisely targeted cold therapy in a comfortable treatment room. Most people ask, ‘Well if you’re freezing fat, then why can’t I just put a 20-lb bag of ice on my muffin top?’, however, CoolSculpting is not actually freezing the fat but taking away the energy from the fat cell, causing it to die over a period of 2-4 months. It crystalizes the lipids in the fat cells causing the slow breakdown of the cells and then is released through your body’s normal metabolic processes. It’s the painless “cool” new way to get rid of fat in specific areas.
Concerned about brown spots caused by sun damage or aging? Dr. Germain can examine your skin and customize a regimen specifically for you. From GermainRx products like the Retinol Smoothing Serum to the popular Clear + Brilliant Treatment we will have your skin tone even and bright in no time.

How about pesky loose skin around your neck or eyelids? Non-invasively remove the extra skin with our Ultherapy treatment.
Ultherapy allows physicians 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.
The beauty of Ultherapy ‘uplifting ultrasound’ is that it is a face and neck treatment that improves skin laxity in a meaningful way but completely non–surgically. One treatment triggers the body’s own regenerative process of building new collagen to lift and tighten the skin — gradually, naturally, and from the inside out.

Not feeling so smiley about your smile lines? How about sunken cheeks? Let us plump up your appearance for a new youthful look with one of our Dermal Fillers and Volumizers.

A beautiful, youthful look comes from within. So rejuvenating your appearance requires more than just topical treatments. True improvement requires that deeper issues be addressed, specifically loss of facial volume.
Whatever your concerns are we will work together to make sure you look and feel your best! Call now to make an appointment for the new year- let’s work on the year of YOU!

Ringing in the New Year

Can you believe it? 2011 is almost here.  So to wrap up 2010, we figured we’d look at some helpful beauty tips that you can implement into your routine in 2011. Happy New Year! 

Some helpful healthy tips for the new year: 
Germain Rx Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30
1. Get your yearly skin check.  

2. Wear sunscreen daily and make sure it has physical blocks in it. Men and women both should be doing this. We see too many men who forgo wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, make it part of your routine when you shave in the morning. 

3. Drink more H20. Water is great for your skin! 

4. Try to eat a bit more healthily. Say goodbye to junk food and fast food and enjoy some healthy food. You will notice a difference in your skin. 

5. Learn something new! Learn a new language, take a new course, read new books, learn a sport or take the Peace, Love & Hip Hop class with Angel Roberts (one of our favorites!) just keep things moving both physically and mentally and you will feel energized. 

Smooth As Silk Lotion
6. Take care of your hands. The skin on your hands is very fragile and thin, so be sure to moisturize often and use gentle anti-aging products on them to keep them looking resilient. 

7. Go Mineral! Mineral cosmetics are wonderful for sensitive skin types and conditions like acne and rosacea, not only because you can control the coverage but because the ingredients are non-comedogenic so they’re less likely to cause reactions. We suggest our favorite and one of the hottest sellers around the world, Jane Iredale. 

8. Invest in high quality products for your face and read the ingredients. We see so many patients that have wasted their money on over the counter products that are all wrong for their skin. Get a skin evaluation and truly know what you are. You’d be surprised at the amount of women who think they have oily skin when really they have dry skin, especially in our crazy Lowcountry weather. Once you’re on a regimen that is tailored to your skin type, you will see a difference and in the end you will save money because you will no longer be wasting your money on products you can’t and won’t use. 

9. Get moving. Regular exercise can play a big role in how young and healthy your skin looks and feels. When you exercise your level of stress diminishes, so your adrenal glands are producing less testosterone-related hormones that can play a part in those acne flare-ups. 

10. Be grateful and smile. No matter how many procedures you have to look refreshed, one of the best ones that takes years off your look is simply a smile. So be happy with all of your blessings and enjoy life! 

Happy New Year from Dr. Germain and everyone at Germain Dermatology