Charleston Dermatologic Surgeon
612 Seacoast Parkway
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464 US

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Crows Feet and Crease Between Eyes - Mount Pleasant, SC

I've gotten Botox or dysport at 4 different places in Charleston, Dr. Germaine is my favorite. I wouldn't go anywhere else again. Her office is very busy so you can't get appointments last minute. They always do a great job with whatever budget I'm working with and don't push too much filler on you. I like the natural look.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

41 and Tired of Buying Pants Large Enough to Fit my Thighs but Three Sizes Too Large for my Waist. Mount Pleasant, SC

I have struggled with my thighs since I was young. I played a lot of sports and developed thick and muscular thighs and calves. Once I stopped playing sports the muscle turned to flab. No matter what exercises I do, my thighs are the last place I lose weight. I had recently lost 25 lbs and decided to take matters a step further and try cool sculpting. I spent a lot of time researching this...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Had my Ultherapy Procedure Yesterday! - Charleston, SC

I was so excited to have this procedure done!! I had a consult a year ago and debated about whether to go forward. So finally, I decided now was as good of a time as any. I turned 50 last summer and while I've always had a pretty youthful attitude and look, the imagine in the mirror over the past couple of years was getting a little tired and saggy looking. Ok, I confess: sometimes it actualy...

4 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Not Sure--over Three Months and Do Not Know--really Cannot Tell Much Difference - Charleston, SC

This was expensive, and i was very, very hopeful, however, I really do not see much difference. No one has told me about how much better I look, etc.../mouth. I sure hope that it will be worh it--I keep hoping! After over three months, i still have a little tingling on the left side of face around jawline area. I was expecting a miracle, and I am fairly emotionally deflated about it. I still...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Better Than I Expected - Charleston, SC

After reading the reviews on this site I cancelled my appointment for Ultherapy 2 times. The pain and bruising people were reporting had me very concerned. I am most happy to report it was a breeze. I was quite nervous about the pain but the anti anxiety pill and the pain pill taken an hour before had really helped. I also took 4 Advil. The experience was not painful or uncomfortable and I...

3 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting in Charleston Area SC - Mount Pleasant, SC

I'm 52 years old, 5'1" and 115 pounds. For many years I have that 2-3 pounds of fat on my abdomen that won't go-a-way. Thanks to many reviews on this website and others I schedule appointment for consultation and actual coolsculpting, without my husband knowledge. **In the doctor's office first I had the consultation with the money-girl. She explained to me how much...

5 out of 5 stars Perlane

Fast, Fabulous Results - Mount Pleasant, SC

This was my first appointment with this doctor. Before I was seen other dermatologist in the area but price is what make me change. I'm glad I did because this dermatologist was a little more aggressive and results much faster and amassing. By aggressive this is what I mean. Usually I have 42 units Botox, now I received 60, make a big difference. Same with the filler one syringe vs two....

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Hurts - Charleston, SC

Excruciating -not for the sensitive types. I've had my neck & face done 5 times. Doing both eliminates the line of demarcation. I took half a Lortab this time & wished I had taken the whole thing. The numbing cream doesn't help much. I ask to have the cold air wand disconnected from the laser wand, then I hold & control the cold air, this helps. Fraxel really works so I...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

My Experience with Zeltiq - Charleston, SC

I had Zeltiq in the stomach and love handle areas. This review pertains only to the stomach area. The love handles were very easy and painless. The gel pad they place on you is extreamly cold. The actual machine is a little painful when it is being attached. It's a strong pulling sensation. After about 5 minutes, the pain went away. I did notice some swelling after the procedure...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Outer/inner Thighs - Charleston, SC

Always had issues with outer thighs. Tried Liposonix ( ouch!!!). Coolsculpting was a very comfortable experience and it worked!!! No meds required and no one ever knew I did it but made a huge difference for me. Love , love, love it! Could probably do one outer thigh once more to get completely flat results but I no longer even think about it with my clothes in. That will cost me about $700...

Personal Statement

I am a Navy veteran with a passion to bring out the best in each patient. I strive to bring the most advanced cosmetic dermatology procedures to Charleston, SC.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Awards & Recognition

Voted Best Dermatologist, Charleston City Paper, 11 Years

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Germain has hospital affiliations at East Cooper Medical Center, Roper St. Francis .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    BA, Sweet Briar College, Virginia
    BS, University of Maryland
    Medical: MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General medicine, the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD

Treatments offered at Germain Dermatology

Blog Posts and Articles

REFRESH your Skin For Spring

REFRESH your Skin For Spring By Louisa G. Floyd, MSPAS, PA-CDermatology PA, Germain Dermatology After crippling ice storms and a chilly winter in the Lowcountry, many of us are itching for spring days where we can break out the open-toed shoes, sleeveless shirts and shorts. But sometimes, what’s been hiding underneath all of those clothes may suddenly need attention, especially when it comes to your skin. If you’re grabbing a sleeveless dress for an upcoming party, be sure to check the...

Winterize Your Skin

Now that fall is here, winter is just around the corner. As tempatures go down, the humidity decreases, which can cause dry, cracked, or itchy skin. Thankfully, there are several ways to help keep our skin smooth in the cold weather months, as well as address any remaining blotchiness left over from the summer sun.Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology in South Carolina recommends a regimen that includes:Mild face wash with glycolic acid, which exfoliates naturally while adding...

AAA Go Magazine Submission

We’re lucky to live in the beautiful Carolinas, from the beaches to the lakes, there’s always great things to do outside. But before you head into the summer sun, it’s important that you pay attention to your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers and it accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the US. More than 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are found in this country each year. Now we know you can’t stay cooped up inside on these gorgeous Carolina...

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Is this 'dent'/horizontal wrinkle at top of forehead is the result of Botox wearing off unevenly? (Photos)

Thanks for the question and the photos. Foreheads can sometimes be difficult because we are sprinkling small amounts of Botox over a large area and it... READ MORE

What can be done for crow's feet on cheeks beyond Botox? (Photos)

Thanks so much for your question. This is a common issue so I am glad you asked. These lines are from volume loss. Botox can relax the lines around... READ MORE

What's the best procedure to fill in forehead lines? Is there anything permanent or is it a maintenance type filler? (Photos)

Thank you so much for the question and photos. A small amount of Botox strategically placed across your forehead will soften these lines. Botox will... READ MORE

Is Botox the right option for me if I want resting wrinkle lines filled? (Photo)

Thank you for the question and the pictures. I do think that Botox will soften these lines. Done correctly, I dont think it will be a waste of money... READ MORE

How can I clear my pimple? (Photo)

When treating acne it is very important to have reasonable expectations, patients and be compliant with a regimen. I would suggest using a wash that... READ MORE

Water retention after coolsculpting?

The feeling of swelling that you are getting after the procedure is most likely due to some inflammation of the fat in the area treated. The... READ MORE

I need a FINAL SOLUTION to facial age spot! (photo)

There are many different types of lesions that can occur on the face. From your picture, it looks like this area has a different texture than the rest... READ MORE

What would be best to get rid of sagging and lines? (Photos)

Great questions! 42 is a perfect time to get serious about preventative cosmetic treatments. Being preventative now will save save you from seeing... READ MORE

40 year old seeking corrective non-evasive procedure for sagging neck and lower face

I do think that radio frequency micro needling and a CO2 laser combination can be effective for skin tightening on the neck. It has to be done very... READ MORE

What is the best treatment option for the small broken capillaries around my eye and on my cheek?

The pulse dye 595 nm laser is the gold standard for getting rid of broken blood vessels and red dots secondary to rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Germain

Marguerite A. Germain, MD has shared 28 before and after pictures with 85 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Non-Surgical Treatment Options Bothersome Chin Fat

Dr. Marguerite Germain explains how Kybella and CoolSculpting can remove fat from under the chin without surgery, live from ASDS 2016 in New Orleans. WATCH VIDEO

Why Doctors Use Different Fillers for Different Areas

Dr. Marguerite A. Germain explains different types of fillers and the areas they are used, live from Vegas at VCS 2016. WATCH VIDEO

How to Achieve Results from Fillers Without Looking Fake

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Marguerite A. Germain answers questions about getting natural looking results from fillers. WATCH VIDEO

Can You Use 2 CoolSculpting Machines at Once? Learn About DualSculpting

Dr. Marguerite A. Germain explains how CoolSculpting works and what DualSculpting could do for you. WATCH VIDEO

This Woman Turned 60 and Got Ultherapy — What's She Think?

You don't have to have surgery to lift your face, says Dr. Marguerite A. Germain. Learn more. Published courtesy of Lowcountry Live! WATCH VIDEO

Ultherapy: Here's How It's Like a Facelift

Dr. Marguerite A. Germain shares her findings using Ultherapy in her office. Published courtesy of Lowcountry Live! WATCH VIDEO

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