Germain Dermatology blog


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Long before Juan Ponce De Leon, people have been searching for the fountain of youth. Funny when we were in our 20s & 30s, we often didn’t take the proper care of our skin like we should have, and now as we reach our 40s, 50s, 60s and so on…we work hard to nourish our skin and bring it back to the way it was in our 20s and 30s. If only we would have known then, what we know now or at least would have listened! 

With advancements in education and science, we’ve learned the importance of sun protection and regular skin checks. Having a good relationship with your dermatologist is key because your skin is your largest organ, so taking care of it

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is vital. 

But just as education and science has improved, so has our knowledge in the cosmetic dermatology side of things. Not only does our office see many patients for medical dermatology, often our patients inquire about some of the latest procedures today that can take years off your looks. 

Recently, one of our patients in her mid 30s had a strong set of 11s in between her brows. Every time she would sit down to write a story or get stressed under deadline, she would scrunch her eyebrows together when she concentrated, leaving two fairly deep wrinkles that even stuck around when she wasn’t stressed. She also had crow’s feet surrounding her eyes. After living for years out West as a snowboarder, the harsh sun and winter weather really affected the skin around her delicate eyes. To say she was nervous to try anything would be an understatement, which is completely understandable!  

We make sure that we have a complete consultation with each patient so they understand any risks when undergoing any procedure in our office. So we sat down with our snowboarder and suggested Dysport. Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. 

Recently mentioned as Botox’s “younger cousin” in several magazine articles, Dysport is still new to the ears of our patients but works similarly to Botox. Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. 

Our snowboarder got the Dysport injections and recently sent us this, “Thanks so much for holding my hand when I took the Dysport plunge! I just came back from my hairstylist and he kept asking what I’m doing to myself because I look so refreshed. I admitted I got Dysport but told him that it’s our little secret! That and my highlights! Thanks Dr. Germain!” 

Now we know this won’t be for everyone but it’s always great to see how self esteem, attitude and your overall confidence can change when you invest in taking care of yourself. It doesn’t have to be injections, it can just be investing in a good skin care line like Germain Rx or getting a Silk Peel.  

Check out some Before and After Photos of Dysport: http://www.dysportusa.com/Before-After
Here’s a good story from the NBC affiliate in DC from Washington DC’s DCDermDocs.com about Dysport. 

For the rest of March, we have some great deals on Dysport: Get Dysport for only $2.50/unit (plus an additional $50.00 rebate) OR 1/2 price ($2.00/unit) with the purchase of $100 or more of Germain Rx Products! (plus an additional


$50.00 rebate). If you don’t know if you’re a candidate for Dysport or Botox, call for a consultation and we’ll be happy to sit with you and discuss all the options. 
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