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MonaLisa Touch at Palmetto Women's Health



Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology now offers a new CoolSculpting treatment to reduce unwanted fat under the chin or submental area. The CoolSculpting procedure is clinically proven to reduce unwanted fat non-surgically, and is already FDA cleared to treat the abdomen, flank and thigh.
“We are delighted to be able to provide a new treatment to patients that is non-invasive with no needles or surgery and involves little to no downtime,” said Marguerite Germain MD, board-certified dermatologist. “Now the CoolSculpting procedure can help patients eliminate bothersome small pockets of fat, like the double chin.”
The newest CoolSculpting applicator, CoolMini™, is uniquely designed for the double chin. The applicator’s shape and curvature are optimized to fit each patient comfortably and the vacuum-based cooling has been customized for the delicate tissue under the chin. Most patients will require 1-2 office visits; they may see results as early as 3 weeks, with the most dramatic r…

New Skincare products from Germain Dermatology

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Your Thanksgiving Feast Made Easy! Enjoy time with Family Not with Your Oven with The Rusty Rudder To-Go Thanksgiving Menu

It’s a time to be grateful and spend time with family and friends. But often the stress of the Thanksgiving dinner preparation can be overwhelming. Thankfully, with The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant’s to-go Thanksgiving menuyou can enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving feast without lifting a finger. Order the entire feast or pick and choose just your favorites from their delicious Thanksgiving menu, including their famous whole Firefly Sweet Tea brined, smoked in-house turkeys. Call 843-388-3177 or email to submit your order by 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. Pick up your selections at The Rusty Rudder, 3562 N. Hwy 17, between 4 p.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and all the work is done. Payment is due at time of order. 

If you love the smoked wings, ribs or prime rib at The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant you are guaranteed to love the Thanksgiving house smoked turkeys. Being a self-proclaimed smoking expert Rusty Rudder, Chef Robert Miller puts patience and time into his sm…

Palmetto Women's Health MonaLisa Touch :30 Commercial


Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant to offer Veterans Day Discount

To thank veterans and active military personnel for their service, The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant will offer all veterans and active military personnel 25% off their entire bill on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Veterans can show their Military ID or honorable discharge card for discount.

When: All Day, Wednesday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 a.m.

Where:The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant, 3563 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Say A Blessing for a Great Harvest at Irvin~House Vineyard and Firefly Distillery’s 13th Annual Blessing of the Vines

Join Irvin~House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery in the centuries old tradition of blessing the vines and toasting to a burgeoning harvest with the Irvin~House Vineyard and Firefly Distillery 13th Annual Blessing of the Vines Festival on Saturday, November 7,  2015 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m, located at 6775 Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island. 

Irvin~House Vineyards invites you for a day full of family fun with activities including the annual blessing of muscadine grapevines by Father Greg Snyder, Irvin~House Vineyards wine and Firefly Distillery tastings, live music from Honey Smoke and the Matt MacKelcan Band. The event is open to the public; admission is $10.00 per car.  Tasty food vendors such as Chucktown Mobile Seafood, Gidget Gourmet and Linen’s BBQ will be on-site selling their homemade eats. 
At next Saturday's Blessing of the Vines Festival, there will also be a Firefly Spirits​ Bake OFF! The Loophole​, Sweeney's​ and Sunrise Bistro​ will create one dessert using a Firef…

Celebrate and Donate! The Rusty Rudder Oktoberfest Taking Donations for SC Flood Victims This Saturday

In wake of the recent and ongoing South Carolina storm devastation and deadly flooding, The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant, located at 3562 N. Hwy 17, is spreading the sunshine this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at their Oktoberfest celebration by encouraging all guests to bring a donation for flood victims. For each donation received patrons (over the age of 21) will get one Oktoberfest drink ticket or can request a $5.00 donation to be made from The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant to one of the many flood relief organizations helping to rebuild S.C. The event is free to the public and festivities begin at 1:00 p.m.
The Rusty Rudder Oktoberfest guests can bring tangible items, gift cards or monetary donations to aid in the relief efforts for flood victims in the Lowcountry and throughout the state of S.C. d to help with numerous causes including but not limited to The Lowcountry SC Chapter of the American Red Cross , a destroyed animal shelter, and even individual families.
The Rusty Rudder Mount P…

Noisy Oyster Celebrates 25 Years With a Facelift and Menu Enhancements

Fourth generation restauranteur Wade Boals and business partner Brett Yearout are proud to showcase the new renovations and menu enhancements at both Noisy Oyster Restaurant locations, located at 7842 Rivers Avenue and 24 N Market St, in honor of their 25 years in the Lowcountry restaurant scene.

With the help from famed chef Bob Waggoner, Boals and Yearout enhanced the menu with more local ingredients and a farm-to-table perspective. Waggoner also consulted on plate presentation.
The interior of the restaurant will be unrecognizable to those who frequent the North Charleston location with a more open floor plan, new decor, updated color palette and more than ten HDTVs . As for those who haven’t been to the Noisy Oyster lately, now is the time to see and taste the changes.

“As a fourth generation restaurant owner and native of Charleston, my family has been part of building the Lowcountry restaurant scene to what it is now. I started working early in life for my dad, Ronnie Boals,…

Get Stomping For The 12th Annual Irvin~House Vineyard and Firefly Distillery Grape Stomping Festival

It’s going to be a “grape” time at the 12th Annual Grape Stomping Festival on Saturday, August 29, from 12:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Irvin~House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery located at 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. Visitors can sport purple feet with the Grape Stomping Contest, compete in the annual Lucy Look-Alike Contest, browse booths from local craft vendors and enjoy a fun-filled day under the oaks at Charleston’s only vineyard and winery. Admission is $10.00 per car, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Pet Helpers and Frierson Elementary School. 

To fuel the visitors who want to stomp to victory, local food vendors will be on-site including: Chucktown Mobile Seafood, Coastal Crust, Home Team BBQ,
 Korki's Cafe, Sweet Lulu's Bakery, Old Salt Gourmet Pretzels, King of Pops and Ben & Jerry's. Music will be provided by Pierce Eden and the Dirty Work and vineyard regular Rawberry Jam. 

The highlight of the Annual Grape Stomping Festival is the Lucy Lo…

Dr. Germain Explains Kybella on ABC News 4's Lowcountry Live


Germain Dermatology CoolSculpting/DualSculpting Commercial


New Non-surgical Laser Treatment Saving Women’s Sex Lives

Do you feel dry as a desert? Is your partner starting to notice you can’t have sex because it’s painful? Are you a woman wishing there was something similar to the “little blue pill” to save your sex life? Thanks to the new FDA-approved vaginal regeneration laser, the MonaLisa Touch, now there is. And it’s only available at Palmetto Women’s Health, the practice of OB/GYN Dr. Loren Frankel. 

This non-surgical, non-hormonal laser treatment starts the production of new collagen and tissue regeneration in the vagina. The mucosa tissue thus becomes more nourished and hydrated and the epithelium becomes thicker, more toned (vaginal tightening) and elastic. It also reestablishes the correct vaginal pH, which helps maintain its natural protective barrier and reduces the risk of infection. Patients see significant improvements even after the first treatment. 

With nearly 46 million women between the ages of 50 to 80 and over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, this is welco…

Dr. Marguerite Germain Introduces Kybella to SC


More Kybella Events at Germain Dermatology


Germain Dermatology To Donate 15 Percent of Sunscreen Sales to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund in July

In the wake of the recent tragic events in Charleston, Germain Dermatology will be donating 15 percent of all sunscreen sales to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund during the month of July. Sunscreen purchases can be made online at or in office at 612 Seacoast Pkwy, Mount Pleasant. 

This fund will provide direct financial support for the funeral and burial expenses of the nine victims of the senseless tragedy. Any funds remaining after the funeral and burial expenses are paid will be donated directly to the Emanuel AME Church in ways best determined to benefit the surviving families and the Church.

“It has been so moving to see this community come together in love and respect after such a horrific event,” said Dr. Marguerite Germain, “Each of us is a small piece of a much bigger picture and we should all do our part to help.”

Germain Dermatology sells a variety of sunscreens from the Germain Rx, Blue Lizard and Tizo brands such as the popular Germain Rx Matte Perfect…

Germain Dermatology First in State To Offer New FDA-Approved Procedure KYBELLA™ That Melts Double Chin Fat

Your selfies just got a little slimmer. Dr. Marguerite Germain is proud to be the first and only physician in South Carolina to offer the first FDA-Approved procedure, KYBELLA™

, an injectable, non-invasive procedure that melts away double chin fat. Dr. Marguerite Germain will be holding informational events on July 2, July 9 and July 23, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant, to explain how the procedure works and what patients are candidates for KYBELLA™. The event is free, but space is limited. Guests must call (843) 881- 4440 to reserve their space. 

KYBELLA™  , which is made from deoxycholic acid also known as ATX-101, is a naturally occurring chemical produced in the body that helps absorb fat. When injected into the fat below the chin (known as submental fat) it breaks down and destroys the fat cells. Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes.  After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is usually not expec…

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Kybella Coming to Charleston at Germain Dermatology

As the leader of cosmetic dermatology in the Lowcountry, Germain Dermatology is proud to introduce Kybella. The easiest way to melt away your double chin!   

Kybella is a FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that reduces the fat under your chin without surgery. 
 * is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for double chins 
* utilizes a naturally occurring molecule - deoxycholic acid - that aides in the breakdown of dietary fat 

* Most patients see visible results in 2-4 treatments. Treatments usually last 15-20 minutes. 
* Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marguerite Germain was specially selected by Kythera to be the first to use Kybella in Charleston and will train other physicians on how to use correctly. 
Read more about it in the New York Times here

Want to know more? Join us for our Kybella event!
When: Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m.  Where: Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant  Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot  843-881-4440  www.germainder…

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WINESTOCK 2015 On May 16th


It’s Time to Get Groovy at the Irvin~House Vineyards & Firefly Distillery’s Winestock Music Festival

Peace! Dust off those bell bottoms and take a trip back to the 1960s and 1970s for Firefly Distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards’ annual Winestock Music Festival on Saturday, May 16 from noon until 5:00 p.m. Considered Woodstock with a wine twist, Winestock is a laid-back event offering Irvin~House Vineyard wines and Firefly spirit tastings, local food vendors, a “Best Hippie” costume contest and more. Admission is $5.00 per adult, children are free. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music under the oaks.

Embrace your inner flower child and dress in your favorite hippie garb for the “Best Hippie” and “Best Little Hippie” costume contests. The winner will receive prizes from the Firefly Distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards. Jam with musical guests Danielle Howle, BYOG and Rawberry Jam. Patrons are encouraged to bring their cash and credit for tastings, wine by the bottle and local food from Chucktown Mobile Seafood, Korki’s Kafe, Linen’s BBQ, Kin…

Spring Fever Is In the Air at Sippin’ Saturdays at Irvin~House Vineyards & Firefly Distillery

The flowers are blooming and warmer weather has hopefully settled in as we approach spring. Get out of the house and shake off your spring fever with Sippin’ Saturdays at Irvin~House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery. Every Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m, the winery and distillery will serve up a different local food vendor and musical group to entertain locals and visitors. There is no admission fee but patrons are encouraged to bring their cash and credit for a wide variety of libations and food options. 

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to picnic under the oaks and relish in the Lowcountry beauty. The famous Irvin~House Vineyards Wine-a-Ritas will be served on the patio and Irvin~House Vineyards wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle and enjoyed outside. Tastings in the Firefly Distillery and Irvin~House Vineyard winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 of 24 flavors of Firefly Spirits and $5.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings. Pets are a…

Local Kidney Transplant Recipient Everett German Takes On the Charleston Kidney Walk

One in eight South Carolinians has chronic kidney disease and South Carolina is fifth in the nation with the number of patients on dialysis. One of those patients once on dialysis is College of Charleston basketball radio commentator and former television talk show host Everett German. Today, he’s as healthy as he ever has been, thanks to a kidney transplant on June 8, 2011.  To celebrate his second chance at life, German took the lead on bringing a walk to Charleston to help provide Awareness, Prevention and Treatment to the Lowcountry. German’s plan will take center stage with the inaugural Charleston Kidney Walk on Sunday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. at James Island County Park. To pre-register yourself, a team or donate online, click here:  You can also register the day of the event at 1:30pm.

“I am so glad that we finally have a Kidney Walk here in the Lowcountry. For so long, if anyone in the Lowcountry wanted to help raise awareness about kidney disease thru a kidney walk, they had to…

The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant Offering Affordable “Quick Fire Lunch”

It’s often tough to enjoy lunch for under $10 per person but now The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant, located at 3563 N. Hwy 17 in Mount Pleasant, is proud to offer their new “Quick Fire Lunch Menu” for those who want a delicious meal quickly without running through a fast food drive-thru. Offered weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., guests can choose from a variety of sandwiches and entrees for only $7.99, which includes a non-alcoholic drink. 

The menu includes favorites such as the Flounder Sandwich, Chicken Club, Cheeseburger, Boneless Pork Chop, Portabella Sandwich and Homemade Meatloaf. Each $7.99 sandwich is served with hand-cut french fries or coleslaw and a non-alcoholic drink; and each $7.99 entree is served with gouda bacon mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day and a non-alcoholic drink - tax and gratuity not included. 

“With the north Mount Pleasant area growing, many people are looking for lunch options where they can enjoy great food at a great price quickly. It’s a nice …

Cork Shuckin' Sippin' Saturday on February 7, 2015

Craving delicious Lowcountry oysters? Then join Irvin House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery for the Cork Shuckin' Sippin Saturday on Saturday,  February 7th from Noon - 5pm. Admission is free but patrons are encouraged to bring their cash and credit for oysters, wine and Firefly spirits tastings and local food vendors. 

Oysters will be available and other food vendors will be on site including Coastal Crust, Stono Cafe and Chucktown Mobile Seafood. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music of the Rawberry Jam. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin~House Vineyards winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 Firefly spirits and $5.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings. 

What: Cork Shuckin’ Sippin' Saturday

When: Saturday, February 7, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Where: Irvin-House Vineyards ~ Wadmalaw Island

Questions? Call 
(843) 559-6867 

Hope to see you there! Cheers!