Dr. Marguerite Germain is known for her passion and desire to help others. In addition to her medical training she has long since developed an eye for beauty. Inspired by years spent traveling, particularly in Italy, her artistic talent evolved into inspiring confidence in others through her practice. A board certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, Dr. Germain, provides exceptional service in clinical and cosmetic dermatology for patients from all over the East Coast. While her warm and caring demeanor wins over the heart of everyone she meets, it's her independent thinking, skilled precision and technologically savvy ways that make her the best at what she does. After graduating from Sweet Briar College in Virginia with a major in Italian Studies and a minor in Science, Art, Language and Music, Dr. Germain decided to live in Italy for a year. During this time, she worked for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization while perfecting her Italian and enjoying the architecture and art of Italy.A painter herself, Dr. Germain believes that dermatology is a true visual art. During her time in Italy, she discovered what she refers to as "the world's most beautiful faces," the study of which enables her to envision and achieve beautiful, natural, results for her patients.Upon her return to the U.S., Dr. Germain enrolled at the University of Maryland to continue her study of the sciences in order to qualify for medical school. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, receiving a Navy Medical Scholarship.During the following 4 years, her deep commitment to the study of medicine earned her an internship in general medicine at the Bethesda Naval Hospital (Bethesda, Maryland). Following her internship, she was selected for Flight school, Flight Surgery, Helicopter Pilot Training and Survival Tactics at Pensacola Naval Air Station (Pensacola, Florida).While completing her post-residency tour, the Navy sent Dr. Germain to San Diego, California for surgical training. Dr. Germain was subsequently assigned to the Dallas, Texas Naval Air Base to medically and surgically care for pilots and their families. She was then chosen by the Navy to fill 1 of only 4 coveted dermatology billets.After 3 years of dermatology training, given her choice of duty stations, Dr. Germain selected Charleston, South Carolina for station. After over 3 years of outstanding performance at the Charleston Naval Hospital, she decided to separate from the Navy and enter private practice. In July 2003, Dr. Germain moved into her own office in Mount Pleasant. Because of the amazing success and phenomenal growth of her practice, she has opened a larger, state-of-the-art facility in Mount Pleasant where she now practices with her hand picked, expert staff.Dr. Germain is a member of:• The International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons• The American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery• American Society for Mohs Surgery• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery• American Society for Dermatologic SurgeryMembership in these organizations helps demonstrate her performance, experience, and commitment to providing the highest quality care to her patients. And her patients agree – in fact, the people of Charleston have voted her the Best Dermatologist every year since 2005 (an award from the Charleston City Paper). Dr. Germain has authored and published many research and scientific papers, which can be found in major dermatology journals. She has become a national and international educator for lasers, injectable fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic. She is also a Board Certified Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon.
Voted Charleston's Best Dermatologist consecutively for 12 years, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marguerite Germain, MD, of Germain Dermatology uses cosmetic and medical dermatology, laser surgery and powerful combination treatment options to quickly and effectively help you see dramatic improvements in the appearance and health of your skin. Whether you're interested in CoolSculpting, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, Botox, Ultherapy, ThermiVa, acne treatment or other ways to refresh your look, she provides exceptional care with optimal results.
Dr. Germain's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Dermatology
Board certified in Dermatology
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Germain's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Facial Skin Cancer
Fungal Nail Infection
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
Skin Diseases, Viral
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Botox® for Chronic Migraine
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
Fat Reduction Procedure
Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Tag Removal
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Sweet Briar College
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools
Medical School | Graduated 1993
Bethesda Naval Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
Nat'l Capital Consortium
Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Germain has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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