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Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Fathers Day is coming!

As Sunday 17th June is the big day for dads, what will you get the dad that has everything?

Take a look at our Top 3 gift ideas below from Skin Essentials by Mariga, all under €60:

  1. Our Fathers Day Special – Old Fashioned Facial

Old Fashioned Facial, Fathers Day Gift Ideas at Skin Essentials

The health benefits of this French Oak Smoked Bourbon facial boosts your antioxidant levels to new heights!

The cumulative effect of its antioxidant power could help reduce the effects of aging. French Oak treats both surface skin as well as hair follicles on men’s beards.

30 mins of this Bourbon heaven facial is €50 with Mariga and €47 with Jane.

Book this facial online HERE for Dad, call us on 053 9145981, or buy a voucher at skinessentialsbymariga.com.

2. Hyaluronic + Moisture Boost SerumHyaluronic + Moisture Boost, Fathers Day Gift Ideas at Skin Essentials

A saviour for dehydrated skin.

This is the ultimate serum to combat the earliest signs of ageing in men and women. Tell your dad to use this highly-concentrated blend of hyaluronic acid and collagen peptides morning and evening on clean, damp skin for plumping, hydrating and age-proofing the face and eye areas.

Hyaluronic + Moisture Boost Serum 30ml – €55 

Find online HERE and in our Wexford clinic.

3. Advanced Protection SPF30 **Product of the month**

Advanced Protection SPF30, Fathers Day Gift Ideas at Skin Essentials

We all know how bad some Dad’s can be at remembering to wear their suncream!

Many of us women have it down to a ‘T’ as SPF is already present in our beauty products, but its time to get Dad his very own SPF30 to use as part of his morning routine.

Our special formula contains mineral SPF, anti-oxidants, moisturiser and a vitamin treatment all in one.

Advanced Protection SPF30 100ml – €44

Find online HERE and in our Wexford clinic.

At Skin Essentials by Mariga, we’re getting ready for a very exciting skincare launch taking place this Summer!

This launch is the ultimate in non-invasive, anti-ageing treatments and is exclusive to Skin Essentials. You won’t want to miss this.

Sign up to be part of the Gen 4 VIP list, and receive first news and special offers for this launch.Skin essentials by mariga, skincare, wexford, read client reviews

 

Skin texture – how to get smooth, even skin

Skin texture – how to get smooth, even skin whatever your issue.

What do we mean by texture?

When we talk about assessing your skin texture we mean two things

  1. Whether your skin is thin, medium or thick in density. Generally this is determined by your genetic make up and is not subject to change, except in the case of skin that has been artificially thinned due to illness, over-treating with inappropriate products or other factors.
  2. Texture also refers to the level of smoothness of the skin. Is there uneven or bumpy areas visible to the naked eye, or apparent to the touch. This can be surface texture as in flaky patches, or a deeper issue such as congested pores or badly adhered skin layers. This is the texture that can be worked on using professional products and treatments to make it smoother.

What is ‘normal’ texture?

In skin there is no ‘normal’, we go by what is normal and achievable for you on taking into consideration your genetics, level of past skin damage, skin health on an overall and a cellular level and commitment to effecting and sustaining change in your skin’s health and appearance. In general, almost everyone wants to achieve a higher level of visible and touchable smoothness to their skin.

Reasons for/types of texture you might experience

Acne scarring

Tiny grains-of-sand feeling under the skin

Congested pores, blackheads, whiteheads

Dehydration

Dry patches

Enlarged Pores

Glycation

Wrinkles

Acne

What can be done to improve the appearance of textured skin?

Acne scarring: can be successfully treated with clinical treatment such as microneedling or trifractional radio frequency, our pyramid facelift treatment is amazing for scars that are indented or pitted.

Acne scarring can be successfully treated

Tiny bumps that can be felt more than seen: often due to an incomplete or disrupted skin call life cycle, this can be smoothed from the outside with enzyme exfoliation and addressed at source with products high in bio-identical lipids such as our Lipid Repair Concentrate. Vitamin A is also a great cell normaliser, find it in Age Slowly Serum, Blemish Control Cream and Overnight Repair Cream. If it is medically ok for you to do so,  you can take an omega 3, 6, 9 supplement to build better quality skin lipids from the inside. Reduce sugar intake also.

Congestion, blackheads, whiteheads: At home, use products containing salicylic acid (Salicylic Cleanser, Vitamin A (see above) and hyaluronic acid (Hyaluronic+ Moisture Boost). Drink plenty of water. Clinically, extraction facials or acid peels will help clear skin faster at the beginning then homecare will maintain clear pores.

Dehydration: This requires a two-fold approach of getting more water in the skin (drink your 8 glasses a day) and then keeping it there by strengthening the lipid layer. Dehydrated skin is more prone to closed comedones and fine, papery-feeling lines but is pretty easy to correct with the right habits and products.

Dry patches: dry skin can be challenging for the client  as it takes time to slowly bring it back to optimum function. It is not hard to do, just using the right homecare products (focusing on replenishing products such as Skin Comfort Oil and Skin Comfort Cream), and adding nourishing facials to speed the process, but does require compliance and patience. It will takes months to begin to turn around skin that has been drying our for possibly years but the rewards are great when you get there. The temptation is to constantly exfoliate to temporarily relieve dry patches and reveal radiance but this is detrimental in the long run as skin get dryer and more sensitised without it’s protective barrier.

Enlarged Pores: note that I don’t use the phrase ‘open pores’ here – pores are supposed to be open, that’s normal! However, some people do have visibly enlarged pores and how to make them appear smaller is a common question. My advice here is to use products containing vitamin A (nightly) and vitamin c (daytime) and if you have oily skin use a Salicylic Cleanser in the morning. Trifractional Radiofrequency Treatments are the best treatment on the market for reducing enlarged pores.

Before and after a course of trifractional

Glycation: often mistaken for wrinkles, glycation is a manifestation of a combination of ageing skin, built-up sun exposure and excess sugar in the system. It can appear anywhere on the face but is very common on the chin, around the mouth area and the cheeks. It looks like square, cushioned texture and is not something that is easily treated – this one is a prevention is better than cure situation so be careful of the aforementioned triggers.

Example of glycation

Wrinkles: this one is obvious, wrinkles disrupt the smooth texture of the skin. Treatment will be bespoke for everyone but I always recommend looking at microneedling both as prevention and to reduce existing lines in a progressive, sustainable way. For a deeper revision of wrinkles combined with skin tightening the Pyramid Facelift is unbeatable.

Acne: once we assess whether your type of acne is within our scope of treatment you will be given a personalised course of action to get it under control. This will include homecare, professional peels and diet/lifestyle advice.

Maintaining your results

Once your skin texture has been improved to target levels (remember this can be different for different skin types and conditions, expected outcomes are covered at your initial consultation so that you know what can be achieved for you), a maintenance programme will be put in place to keep everything smooth.

This can include professional treatments every 1-3 months, continued diet and lifestyle trigger control and suitable homecare to keep your skin clear. We recommend reviewing your skin goals every 6 months to make sure all is as it should be and to tweak any homecare or clinical maintenance for the current season.

Pyramid Facelift Launch – the end of surgical facelifts?

In the next of the series of articles detailing the exciting all-new skin transformation menu coming to Skin Essentials this summer…

I am bringing you all the info on the creme de la creme of the latest anti-ageing treatments – the Pyramid Facelift.

Read on for all the info on this facelift-alternative.

I’m so excited about this one, I know it’s the solution so many of you have been waiting for. I can’t wait to see you in-clinic for your treatments! Pictures and/or video are included too to help you get a picture of what this amazing new technology platform can do for you.

But don’t worry, of course we will advise you on the best course of treatments for you at your initial consultation.

Today we are looking at the Pyramid Facelift

The Pyramid Facelift combines TriPollar Radiofrequency, Trifractional radiofrequency, and Voluderm technology in one super-treatment for maximum impact and lasting results.

  • Best for: You have deeper wrinkles and noticeable laxity of the contours such as neck, jawline, mouth or eye area. You want a one-stop solution for reversing the signs of ageing and looking noticeable younger. Also for pitted or indented acne scarring.
  • General age range – 40+
  • Treatment time – 40 minutes
  • Downtime? You may be red/pink for 3-10 days but can wear makeup from day after treatment
  • How many will you need? We will advise at your consultation, but 3-6 sessions is average
  • How much does it cost?

Single treatment €395, Course of 2 €690, Course of 3 €990, Course of 6 €1800 (see our AMAZING intro offers on our Gen4 page for even greater savings on these prices during our launch special).

 

Amazing results from the very first treatment on eye lines and overall texture. Before and after photo following pyramid facelift treatment. Lines dramatically reduced

Amazing results from the very first treatment on eye lines and overall texture.

Immediately after last session

Pics reproduced with permission of AES UK and Shane CooperUK

TriPollar Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

This facial rejuvenation skin tightening treatment is ideal for those looking to boost their collagen production , hydrate deeply and smooth the first appearance of lines.

Especially effective on jawline contours, under the chin and on the neck, although improvements will be seen all over the face. 

This is a very comfortable treatment to receive and takes just 30 minutes per session, taken weekly. A course of 6 will give maximum results which will last up to 2 years. There is very little downtime with this facial treatment, just some red/pink colour in the treated areas for a couple of hours.

We recommend this especially for brides and mothers of the bride or groom who want to look amazing in the wedding photographs!

Skin Essentials by Mariga is proud to be the first clinic in Ireland to offer this treatment. Please call us on 053 9145981 for more details or book online now.

A consultation will be required before embarking on any new course of treatment. This will take just 10 minutes and is free of charge. Radiofrequency is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mums, those with severe cardiac conditions, epilepsy, diabetes or pacemakers.

Price: Single treatment €125 / Course of 6 pre-paid €600

Before and after 5 treatments of tripollar radio frequency. Cheeks lifted, jawline tighter, double chin eliminated, mouth lines reduced, skin essentials clinic, wexford, ireland, exclusive stockist

Before and after 5 treatments

Tripollar radiofequency skin tightening, skin essentials by mariga, wexford

Voluderm Promo Video – Microneedling and beyond

I know I’ve been giving you a LOT of information about our summer launch!

The thing is, there are so many new technologies available right now that I couldn’t choose – each is for a different skin concern so I bought them all 😀

To make it easier for you, this series of emails/blog posts will focus on one at a time including exactly what each technology does, what skin concern it is best for and whether it might be the right one for you.

Pictures and/or video are included too to help you get a picture of what this amazing new technology platform can do for you. But don’t worry, of course we will advise you on the best course of treatments for you at your initial consultation.

Today we are looking at the Voluderm Lift

The Voluderm Facelift combines 2-3 technologies, personalised for your needs – TriPollar Radiofrequency, deep muscle activation if required and TriFractional Radiofrequency. (A combination of RF and microneedling.)

Best for: You have light to moderate wrinkles with some concern about loss of volume in the cheeks/mouth area and/or laxity of the contours such as neck, jawline, mouth or eye area. Revision of early wrinkles and slowing of future wrinkling/loosening of skin.

  • General age range – 35+                                                                                                                      (Under 40 with no skin sagging, just concerned about fine lines and general skin health? Check out our Classic Gold Microneedling)
  • Treatment time 30 minutes
  • Downtime? You will be red for 3-10 days but can wear makeup from day after treatment
  • How many will you need? We will advise at your consultation but 3 sessions is average
  • How much does it cost?

Single treatment €300, Course of 3 €800 (sign up on our Gen4 pageand be the first to avail of this amazing anti-ageing technology and to get first refusal on our never-to-be-repeated limited intro package prices:for even greater savings on these prices during our launch special).

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TriFractional Skin Resurfacing – Only at Skin Essentials by Mariga

In the latest installment of my series of new treatment summaries, I have all the info for you on the TriFractional Skin Resurfacing treatment.

This one is for those with scarring, large pores or very uneven or texturised skin, deepening lines.

TriFractional Skin Resurfacing is the most advanced skin resurfacing treatment available today and Skin Essentials are proud to be the first in Ireland to offer this amazing treatment to our clients.

Pictures and/or video are included below to help you get a picture of what this amazing new technology platform can do for you. But don’t worry, of course we will advise you on the best course of treatments for you at your initial consultation.

Today we are looking at the TriFractional Skin Resurfacing

The TriFractional resurfacing Treatment combines 2-3 technologies, personalised for your needs – TriPollar Radiofrequency, deep muscle activation if required, and TriFractional Radiofrequency. (A combination of RF and microneedling.)

Best for: enlarged pores, uneven skin surface, old or new acne scarring whether flat, pigmented or raised. Fantastic on fine lines. For deeper wrinkles or pitted scarring the Pyramid Facelift is most suitable.

  • General age range -any
  • Treatment time 30 minutes
  • Downtime? You will be red for 3-10 days but can wear makeup from day after treatment
  • How many will you need? We will advise at your consultation but 3 sessions is average
  • How much does it cost?

Single treatment €300, Course of 3 €800 (to get first offer on our AMAZING intro specials, check out the Gen4 page where you can sign up to get even greater savings on these prices during our launch special in July).

Join our VIP Gen 4 list and be the first to avail of this amazing anti-ageing technology:Skin essentials by mariga, skincare, wexford, read client reviews