Thursday, August 25, 2016

Germain Dermatology Introduces Silhouette InstaLift™: Simple Procedure to Lift and Re-Contour a Sagging Face in An Hour

Germain Dermatology is pleased to be the first dermatology practice in South Carolina to offer the FDA-Cleared Silhouette InstaLift™ (“InstaLift”), a revolutionary non-surgical facelift designed to deliver immediate, natural-looking results using a procedure that is minimally invasive, takes less than an hour to complete and requires little patient downtime. It’s perfect for men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery, injections or lasers.

InstaLift enhances the contours of your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful look. During the procedure, Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology uses sutures with bidirectional cones to reposition and elevate the skin on the face. Unlike other past suture procedures, the InstaLift utilizes sutures that are naturally absorbed by your body while stimulating the production of collagen.  

Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. This procedure meets an unmet anti-aging need; until now there was not an option for a minimally invasive method for lifting the underlying tissue of the face.

“This procedure is a game changer in the cosmetic dermatology field. For our younger patients who aren’t ready for a facelift, the InstaLift helps achieve volume restoration, skin tightening and lift in an all-in-one treatment. It’s also suitable for older patients who are medically not a candidate for surgery.” said Marguerite A. Germain, MD, owner and board-certified dermatologist at Germain Dermatology. “In the end, it’s all about each unique patient and the laxity of their skin. We want them to have the best results.” 

Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures are made in the U.S. from glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), a commonly used biomedical co-polymer that is well tolerated by the body. The fully resorbable sutures lift and reposition subdermal tissue while the resorbable bi-directional cones hold the sutures and facial skin in an elevated position. Over time the implanted PLGA suture and cones also stimulate collagen production to help increase and restore volume to the mid-face for natural-looking, long lasting results.

For more information and/or to schedule a consultation, please call 843-881-4440. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Football is back! This week, local high school cheerleaders, football teams, bands and powder puff teams from around the Lowcountry will come together for the annual kickoff to high school football season - the 46th Annual Hendrick Automotive Group Charleston/North Charleston Sertoma Football Classic at Johnson Hagood Stadium on August 11 and 12. With all the exciting new changes to the Classic for 2016, the Sertoma Club of Charleston is proud to announce that Darren Goldwater has been named the new public address announcer. 

Goldwater, a television and radio play by play announcer and host, broadcasts college division sports on American Sports Network (ASN), Sinclair Broadcasting's national network available in 94 million homes. Goldwater is also a veteran of televised high school sports including Thursday Night Lights and Friday Night Rivals on MyTV Charleston. Goldwater has also had the opportunity in the past to work with the Charleston RiverDogs, The Citadel and the Southern Conference as a play by play announcer. For more about him, visit
Tickets for the Classic are on sale now from local participating high school cheerleading teams, who in return, receive one dollar from each $12 ticket for their cheerleading squad. Tickets are also available online at or at the gate the day of the game. 

Please note the most updated schedule below. 
The 2016 Team Hendrick Sertoma Football Classic Lineup:  
Thursday, August 11 
Coastal Christian vs. St. John's Christian  
Powder Puff (2 match-ups) - 1- Garrett Tech vs. Military Magnet
2- Fort Dorchester vs. Hanahan
Military Magnet vs. Garrett
First Baptist vs. Palmetto Christian Academy
Baptist Hill vs. Burke
Wando vs. Porter Gaud
Stratford vs. Cane Bay – (2 quarters)
Hanahan vs. James Island- (2 quarters) 

Friday, August 12  - Dave Spurlock Night   
Coastal Christian vs. Faith Christian
Powder Puff (2 match-ups) - 1- Stall vs. Garrett Tech
2- North Charleston vs. Hanahan 
Academic Magnet vs. Charleston County High School of Math and Science
 St. John’s vs. North Charleston
Oceanside Collegiate vs. North Charleston
Northwood Academy vs. Stall
West Ashley vs. Goose Creek.  (2 quarters)
Bishop England vs. Pinewood Prep (2 quarters)

Driving the success of this year’s Classic is the main sponsor, Hendrick Automotive Group Charleston/North Charleston. An integral part of past years’ events, Hendrick Automotive Group Charleston/North Charleston has always supported local high schools and focuses on the importance of teen driving safety. 

Last year, the proceeds from the Classic allowed the Sertoma Club of Charleston to award over $91,000.00 to local charities and high schools that participated in the event. Those charities receiving financial awards have been chosen because they serve children and families throughout the Tri-county area. The charities that are supported include Windwood Family Services, Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch, The Ronald McDonald House, Camp Happy Days, The Boys Scouts, The GreenHeart Project, and Trinitas.  The Sertoma Club of Charleston will celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. 
To find out more, visit the website and follow their Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Germain Dermatology Now Offering the Latest Advancement in CoolSculpting

As the first physician to bring CoolSculpting to South Carolina more than six years ago, Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology is proud to be the first dermatologist to offer the new CoolAdvantage applicator; which delivers the CoolSculpting® cooling technology at a lower temperature, reducing treatment time nearly in half to only 35 minutes per treatment.The enhanced cup design gives the patient a more comfortable experience while still effectively targeting and eliminating stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the non-invasive treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flanks. 

The CoolSculpting procedure works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body to induce a natural cell death, resulting in a permanent elimination of fat without affecting or harming surrounding tissue. 

Millions of CoolSculpting treatments have been performed by nearly 4,000 CoolSculpting systems in over 70 countries. Market research indicates up to a 95 percent customer satisfaction rate with the CoolSculpting procedure. 

“Since I was the first to offer this procedure to the state years ago, I have seen it transform not only parts of the body, it also transforms how the patient feels about themselves. We’re all bothered by certain areas of fat that no matter how much we exercise, it doesn’t budge. With the new applicator, it’s taking less time for the patient and it’s giving them even better results. And in the end, they’re happier and have more self confidence. “ says Dr. Marguerite Germain, dermatologist voted Best Dermatologist from Charleston City Paper readers for more than a decade. “Now that we have a dedicated CoolSculpting Specialist in our office, Lauren Holloway, she can assist the patient on the journey from treatment from transformation.” 

As the only certified CoolSculpting practice in the state of South Carolina, Germain Dermatology is committed to bringing their patients the most cutting edge procedures, products, and service. 

To schedule a free CoolSculpting consultation or for more information, call 1-844-SC-CHILL. To see the list of services, visit

Monday, July 18, 2016


GAME ON! Check out the new PSA/commercial Nelwater produced for the Sertoma Football Classic - Charleston - special thanks to Chris O'Rourke for the awesome editing and Nelwater Sports' own Darren Goldwater for the VO. It's going to be great year for ‪#‎HendrickSertoma‬. Tell me when you see this on local channels! All support helps.