Silhouette InstaLift~ Facelift Results Without Surgery

A facelift without all the risk, pain and downtime? It’s here. 
Germain Dermatology is proud to be the first in Charleston to offer the Silhouette InstaLift procedure. 

The Silhouette InstaLift is a breakthrough facial rejuvenation procedure that lifts sagging facial skin without the need for surgery, scars or general anesthesia. Performed in about 45 minutes in our office the Silhouette sutures are inserted in order to re-contour your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin. Results are sculpted by Dr. Germain in order to achieve the desired results patient to patient. 



Best part? Results are instant! While complete results are seen within a few months patients see a dramatic difference as soon as they leave the office. 

Post procedure patients may see mild swelling or redness for a few days, and you can get back to your normal routine with minimal downtime. The unique Silhouette InstaLift are naturally absorbed by your body over time.  Along with lifting and contouring this process also stimulates the production of collagen, one of the building blocks of skin that diminishes with age.  



Contact us now to schedule a consultation to find out if Silhouette InstaLift is right for you- 843-881-4440.

COMING SOON: VOLUMA®!

As always we do our best to stay on the cutting edge of treatments and this new Dermal Filler tops the list!
VOLUMA® is an innovative, injectable volumiser that delivers a smoother more youthful appearance to your cheeks, cheekbones, and chin in as little as 15-30 minutes. It is a hyaluronic acid filler (HA Dermal Filler), developed by the Juvéderm® brand, that has the ability to last up to TWO years compared to the 6-12 month window of current HA fillers like Restylane, Prevelle and basic Juvederm. VOLUMA® was also created to be smoother than other HA facial fillers, making it easier to inject during treatment.


Allergan, a multi-specialty health care company, personally invited a select group of doctors (Dr. Germain being one of them) to participate in an advisory board and training conference in Boston. At this event Dr. Germain received a firsthand look at the results, use and technique of VOLUMA®, and she can’t wait to introduce it to Charleston.
Dr. Germain will be attending an additional training event for VOLUMA® this month. No other injector in the area will have her level of exposure to the product.
VOLUMA® has been approved, and widely used, in Canada and Europe for several years now. The FDA is expected to approve this product for use in the US in the next couple of months, and we are thrilled to be one of the first (and few) to offer this treatment to our patients.

For more information visit: http://www.juvedermultra.co.uk/

Ultherapy® – We just can’t stop talking about it!

We are seeing some amazing results with Ultherapy®!  If you are thinking about a little lifting or some refreshing, you may definitely want to consider Ultherapy®.
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment using therapeutic ultrasound technology to safely lift and tone skin without any downtime. Approved by the FDA for the neck, face and area, targeted sound waves pass directly below the surface of the skin to “heat” the deep support layers to tighten and firm loose or sagging areas which have lost their elasticity and firmness over time.  By renewing and reconditioning the skin from within, whether necks tightened, jowls and brows lifted, eyes widened, Ultherapy® gives a more refreshed look overall.


Ultherapy® stimulates your body to produce COLLAGEN.  It is the combination of tissue contraction during treatment that encourages the production and building of new collagen to counter the effects of gravity and time, resulting in a significant lifting of the skin.  The formation of new collagen occurs during the 60-90 days following treatment, as tired collagen is replaced with new elastic collagen. While the results do not duplicate surgery, the visible improvements make Ultherapy® a compelling option for those who want some lifting but do not want or are not ready to undergo an extensive procedure.  It is also a great option to remedy early changes as well as for maintenance after a surgical procedure.

A viewing screen of the ultrasound image allows Dr. Germain to see precisely what energy level is being delivered to the targeted area for a focused, custom approach.  The area is assessed with ultrasound imaging before the system is activated and energy applied.  Each treatment last 30-60 minutes, depending which area or areas will be treated.


Without disruption to the skin, some visible improvements may be noticed immediately however, complete results from lifting and toning present within 2-3 months.  Results last 1-2 years.  Touch up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by the individual. Most patients only need one treatment; however some may benefit from multiple treatments depending upon how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process.
Ultherapy® is different from lasers in that it address the deep layers which lend support to the skin and stimulates the production of collagen.  Lasers typically address the superficial layers of the skin.  Depending upon what outcome is desired, Ultherapy® and a laser treatment may be quite complementary. Ultherapy® may also be used in conjunction with Botox® or other fillers.


A Few Things to Note:
  • No downtime.  This non-invasive procedure allows you to return to your normal activities right away.  Anesthesia is not necessary.
  • Some tingling and usually non-painful sensations will be felt during the process, which is the focused ultrasound energy being delivered below the surface of the skin.  Sensations vary by patient, are temporary and are an indication the collagen-building process has been initiated. 
  • Some patients do experience mild and temporary redness, swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch following treatment however, these results are temporary and usually resolved an hour or so after treatment. 
  • Ultherapy® best addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin. 
To learn whether Ultherapy® is right for you, and to make your skin treatment experiences as pleasant as possible, please call our office at (843) 881-4440 to schedule a consultation.
Source: ultherapy.com and National Institute of Health
Photos courtesy of ultherapy.com

Ultimate Ultherapy a HIT in Charleston!

Our Ultherapy Nights have been a hit and we are seeing a great reaction from those who have received the treatment. Recently, ABC News’ Barbara Walters featured it on a special 20/20. Watch the segment HERE!  Ultherapy has been a favorite of celebrities for years, and we can see why! It’s so discreet without going under the knife. Call for your consultation today 881.4440.

Here’s more about Ultherapy from the Ultherapy websiteUltherapy lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. One of the first effects of gravity is that the brows descend, and the eyes start to appear smaller. Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces the excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance.

The beauty of Ultherapy is that it is a 30 to 60 minute procedure that uses the body’s own subtle healing response to gently, gradually-and reliably-restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. Ultherapy requires no special recuperation or preparation and typically only takes one treatment to get a meaningful response. Patients enjoy some initial effect immediately following the procedure, but the ultimate lifting will take 2 – 3 months, as tired collagen is rejuvenated and supplemented with new, stronger collagen. 
Dr. Germain is proud to be an ABC News 4 Expert in Dermatology

Revolutionary Non-Surgical Lifting Procedure Now Offered in South Carolina Exclusively at Germain Dermatology

Jowls got you down? 

Take years off your look on your lunch break with the revolutionary, first and only FDA Cleared Non-Invasive Lifting Procedure, Ultherapand 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. 


Ultherapy has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire magazine, Health magazine, SELF, and on national television programs including Extra, Rachael Ray Show, E!, CBS Early Show and more. To see all the national exposure and benefits of Ultherapy, visit their site here.  For more on Ultherapy at Germain Dermatology visit here


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. 


What: Ultherapy Night
When: Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Where: 612 Seacoast Parkway, Mount Pleasant 

CHECK OUT THESE BEFORE & AFTERS~ 


Call to RSVP 843-881-4440