Hot Tips For The Best Results from Your Age-Fighting Products

We love the results we are seeing on those who are using the Germain Rx product line. Designed exclusively for the needs of Dr. Germain’s patients, the line includes cleansers, sunscreens, body and anti-aging products you will love.  We’d love to have you consult with us on the best skin care and anti-aging routine for your skin.  We understand you may be using and enjoying some other products as well.  In any case, we have a few hot tips on how to get the absolute best results from your anti-aging products.


Find The Right Blend of Products

Using too many products and anti-aging ingredients on your skin can be irritating and make the signs of aging more noticeable. For best results overall, consult with a dermatologist or aesthetician who can properly evaluate your skin to ensure you have an effective and safe routine to bring out your skin’s radiance.
Give The Product Time to Work
Despite some claims, most age-fighting products do not work overnight. While a moisturizer can plump up fine lines in a few days, most products take at least six weeks to work and give optimum results.
Use The Product As Directed
Some products contain active ingredients which are too harsh or do not work as well if too much is utilized.  Applying more than directed can cause clogged pores, a blotchy complexion, or other unwanted effects. 
 
Avoid Products That Sting
Tingling, stinging, or burning do not mean the active ingredients are working – it often means the product is irritating to your skin.  Note: Some products prescribed by a dermatologist may cause stinging or burning. In fact, to get more noticeable results, the skin may be injured in order to reveal fresher, more youthful skin. When supervised by a dermatologist, this can be safe and effective. Pain and stinging should not occur if using an over-the-counter product. 

Continue Using, If You Want to Continue Seeing Results
People often believe that once they get the results they want, they can stop using the product.  To continue seeing results, you must continue using the product. 
 
Do Not Tan
Tanning from the sun, a tanning bed, or sun lamp exposes you to harmful UV rays, which can accelerate aging by causing wrinkles, age spots, and a blotchy complexion.  Tanning while using products with anti-aging ingredients can aggravate and damage the skin.  Sunscreen is essential to prevent damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.  Use a sunscreen with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB protection) coverage with a minimum SPF 30.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Along with wearing sunscreen, we cannot emphasize this enough.  A good moisturizer traps water in the skin, which can help reduce the appearance of some fine lines (not deep lines), making your complexion look brighter and younger.
A little attention to a few small details can make all the difference when showing off your beautiful skin!  To consult with Dr Germain for your best age-fighting skin routine, please call us at (843) 881-4440.
Sources:  American Association of Dermatology, National Institute of Health, and the FDA

Happy Valentine’s Day: Love your Younger Looking Skin



We want to wish everyone a very happy and loving Valentine’s Day! Regardless if you’re married, dating, divorced or single there is one thing we want to help you love, your skin. Turn back the hands of time without an invasive surgery with our peels and microdermabrasion.  

BEFORE: LASER ILLUMINATION PEEL 

AFTER: LASER ILLUMINATION PEEL 


Come on in this month for a consultation with Dr. Germain and her talented staff and they can help determine the best peel for your skin. We have a variety of peels to choose from such as the Beta Life peel, Jesnner’s peel and the Glycolic peel. By meeting with Dr. Germain she can also suggest combining your peel with products to enhance your results. One of the most dynamic skin treatments around is the SilkPeel® Using Dermalinfusion™, this process exfoliates the skin leaving you feeling younger and more refreshed! 
You can also choose to have out Dermasweep, microdermabriasion which combines exfoliation and infusion of targeted topical solutions to keep your skin looking vibrant and fresh. Microdermabrasion is a safe and painless process that removes dead skin cells allowing the pores to be opened and cleansed while also encouraging collagen growth. 
Treat your skin right during this month of love by calling us at 843-881-4440 for a consultation. After one treatment you’ll be 100% better and be ready to come back for maintenance! 

Why lasers can help your skin

Take Advantage of September Specials to reveal your GLOW! 





At Germain Dermatology, we have a wide variety of state of the art lasers that can treat a variety of dermatologic conditions such as sagging skin, wrinkles, acne, scarring, broken vessels, unwanted body hair and more. 


People of all ages can benefit from the use of the dermatologic lasers. For those who wish to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, laser toning is a great choice. This treatment, which is recommended for 3 initial treats 4 weeks apart, helps stimulate your body to produce new collagen and tighten wrinkles deep into the layers of skin. This non-invasice treatment has no downtime ~ which is a must in today’s busy world! 


A patient favorite, the Laser Illumination Peel unveils your underlying youthful glow by peeling back layers of dead dull skin. It improves texture and evens out skin tone while increasing collagen production. For the month of September, one treatment is $375 (a $50 savings!) As you can see from the before and after photo, Lauren’s skin looks healthier with less sun damage and melasma. 


If you’re plagued with acne, breakthrough the surface to clearer skin. With our acne therapy, you will receive a combination laser treatment plan designed to target overactive oil production, reduce break-outs, decrease redness and diminish acne scarring. We’ve seen some wonderful success stories from this therapy. 


So no matter what you’re looking for when it comes to laser options, we can help! Call us today. 843-881-4440 or visit us online at germaindermatology.com 



Before the Laser Illumination Peel 
After the Laser Illumination Peel