ALL CALM April Special ~ Germain Dermatology

Are you tired of battling sensitive skin and redness?
You must try ALL CALM by Colorescience.  

This 3-in-1 proprietary formula instantly neutralizes the appearance of redness, helps soothe and calm sensitive skin, and provides SPF 50 protection while its patent pending BioSolace™ complex helps provide ongoing relief from sensitivity and the appearance of redness. 

Grab it this month in honor of rosacea awareness and get a FREE travel size at Germain Dermatology. 
*While supplies last. 

Dr. Germain Talks Rosacea Awareness Month

April is rosacea awareness month, Dr. Germain chats with us about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for those suffering with rosacea. 

If you’re tired of battling this skin condition try our two most recommended rosacea products at 20% off this month only, available in both offices or online with code: POMAPRIL.

 

Skin Health with Dr. Germain ~ Rosacea & Redness

You ask and Dr. Germain answers! Send us your skin care questions via comment, RealSelf or on any of our social media pages and your question may be featured on our blog! 

“What is the best treatment option for the small broken capillaries around my eye and on my cheek?
I have had mild rosacea since I was very young. Over the past couple of years, I have had small red dots develop around my eye and on my cheeks. I am looking for treatment options to have these small dots removed. My skin is very sensitive and I do not want my problem to get worse. I am also wondering if there are any options without bruising and very minimal down time?”
– RealSelf Q&A

The pulse dye 595nm laser is the gold standard for getting rid of broken blood vessels and red dots secondary to rosacea. One treatment is definitely not enough.

Rosacea is a chronic problem and these red spots will return – not necessarily the same ones, but new ones. Sometimes some of the vessels are recalcitrant to treatment. I would suggest three treatments three weeks apart and then every 3 to 6 months for maintenance.




If you’re suffering from rosacea, broken capillaries or even just sensitive skin schedule an appointment with one of our Skin Health experts today. 

www.GermainDermatology.com 
843-881-4440

February is Full of Pink and Red but Your Face Doesn’t Have to Be

One of the most common skin conditions in the United States is Rosacea, effecting more than 14 million people. Many people associate Rosacea with a reddening or pinking of the face but it can also cause face swelling and visible blood vessels. These signs are only the external signs; people who suffer from Rosacea may feel like their skin is sunburned, dry, sensitive or scaly. 

You might be thinking, who gets Rosacea? Well, anyone can but people with fair skin usually of Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry are more prone. Also, those between the ages of 30- 50, history of acne, or those whose parent(s) suffer are also more likely to have Rosacea. Dermatologist and scientist aren’t 100% sure what causes this skin condition but there are a few trends prevalent such as family history, a bacteria called bacillus oleronius that causes the immune system to overreact and a protein that normally protects the skin is processed differently causing the redness. 


If you think you could be one of many with Rosacea schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can. Early treatment can help prevent your condition from worsening and with all the medical advancements in this area, you’ll sure to find better treatment regimens than in the past. So while most paint the town with red and pink this month, let us help you monitor and treat the unwanted tint on your face! 

Also, check out our February Specials! 


Rosacea

It’s a common skin condition that we see in our office weekly, and it’s believed to affect more than 14 million Americans….Rosacea. Usually it starts to appear on places like your chin, nose, cheeks and forehead. But unlike other skin conditions, rosacea usually appears between the ages of 30-50 and sorry ladies, but it affects you more than men. The occurrence of rosacea is about three times more in women, than it is in men. 
At first, it may seem like a sunburn that doesn’t seem to go away and you may flush more often. Small bumps called papules may grow and pustules may form. Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea but once you are aware of what triggers it and on a proper regimen, your condition is manageable. There are plenty of celebrities that live with rosacea including former President Bill Clinton, Cameron Diaz and Renee Zellweger and they all look fabulous and so can you. 
The National Rosacea Society, which conducted a rosacea survey, discovered that close to 70% of Americans with rosacea felt a low self-esteem, while more than 40 percent began shying away from meeting people because of embarrassment. If you start to notice the symptoms of rosacea, don’t wait to make your appointment with us.
Symptoms of Rosacea: 

~Flushing and facial redness
~Bumps or pimples on the skin, either small and solid (papules) or pus-filled (pustules)
~Stinging sensations that may be more noticeable when smiling, frowning, or squinting   Cleansers, cosmetics, or other facial products may increase the irritation
~Thickening of the skin of the nose 
Like I mentioned above, knowing what triggers your rosacea is key…there’s some factors that many people seem to fall under like exposure to the extreme heat and cold conditions, spicy food, alcohol and some medicines and cosmetics. 
We’re always here to help, so if you think you may have signs of rosacea come see us! 







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