Product layering, choosing and using, some FAQ’s answered!

Here are some of our most common questions we get asked at Skin Essentials by Mariga.

See our latest FAQ’s below:

1. Are Skin Essentials products suitable for sensitive skin?

Yes, the whole ethos behind the product range is to create a line of products which are free from all known irritants. All Skin Essentials by Mariga products are free from fragrance, sulphates and colourants.

2. How do I know which products are right for me?

We love to see as many people as we can personally to analyse their skins needs and prescribe a tailored programme. Our advanced skin analysis service has been specially developed to comprehensively assess your unique skin problems and solutions.

For geographical or other reasons it is not always possible to visit the clinic so you will find a distance analysis form on the website for those who can’t. Just fill it out and we will take it from there.

Prefer to talk to someone? You can always just give us a call to discuss you skin concerns on 053 9145981.

3. When is the best time to apply my products?

Any time! The important thing is to use them; they won’t work in the bottle. We can make out a suggested homecare routine taking into account your available time, lifestyle and commitment level. It doesn’t matter whether you apply the products day or night except for SPF which must of course be used during the day and Overnight Repair Cream/ Age Slowly Serum/ Blemish Control Cream which must only be used at night.

4. In what order do I use them?

Thinnest to thickest is a good general rule. Serums are always applied to a freshly cleansed skin followed during the day by your SPF or at night by your treatment cream.

If using both water and oil based products, the water based one must be used first with any oily or creamy product layered on top. It is not necessary to wait between layers, Skin Essentials by Mariga products absorb and get to work very quickly.

5. When can I expect to see changes in my skin?

This varies between individuals and you will be given guidelines at your assessment, but generally speaking surface issues will be resolved within a couple of weeks, deeper changes such as stimulating sluggish oil flow or boosting collagen production take up to 3 months and acne and rosacea take at least three months to correct.

It is necessary to be patient, a lifetime of incorrect treatment takes time to correct but with compliance you will reap the benefits far into the future.

6. I’m following my regime but my skin feels dry, is this normal?

In the first few weeks of your new regime it is possible that your skin will go through a period of feeling dry or tight. This is usually due to the fact that most mass market skincare is full of surface conditioners such as silicones or mineral oil which sit on the surface of the skin and while they feel nice, they can’t change any cellular dysfunction.

Skin Essentials by Mariga products are designed to absorb fully, penetrating deeply into the epidermis where they can correct cellular function. Your skin will miss the ‘greasy’ layer it is used to at first but as your skin becomes hydrated from within, this feeling will go.

To make your skin feel more comfortable during this ‘withdrawal’ period I recommend layering your products onto a still-damp face after cleansing as this will lock in water. For those with very dry skin to start with I recommend using two drops of Skin Comfort Oil under your moisturiser until your skin is producing more oil by itself.

Also, this can be a sign that you are not drinking enough water so make sure you are getting your eight glasses a day.

For more information call us on 053 9145981. You can also shop our products online 24/7.

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Easy skin tag removal

Easy skin tag removal – exclusive in Wexford to Skin Essentials by Mariga.

Affecting both men and women, skin tags tend to be found mostly on the neck, torso and armpits although they can appear anywhere.

Skin tags are extremely common and it always surprises me that more people aren’t aware of how quick and easy it is to get rid of them!  If you are one of those just read my easy guide below and find out how we can get rid of your skin tag(s) – fast.

Small to medium skin tags:

Some people have just a single skin tag to be removed – from the size of a pin head to the size of a grain of rice fall into the small to medium category and I usually treat those with diathermy – using a short wave electric current on a tiny probe to dry out and ‘wither’ away this type of skin tag. It takes no more than 5 minutes, subject to a clean consultation, and generally a single session is all that is needed. For multiple small to medium skin tags we can do up to 15 minutes of treatment in a single session, taking off 10-20 depending on size. The smallest are gone immediately after treatment and the bigger ones fall off a few days later.

Skin tag removal on the nose, before and after

Skin tag removed and healing nicely – one week after removal

Large skin tags:

For larger skin tags, from a grain-of-rice size up to as large as a bean-sized lesion we usually use cryotherapy, or freezing off, to remove. Again, this is a very quick treatment and one session is generally all that is needed for a medium sized tag, the larger ones may need a second top-up after 3-4 weeks. Using cryotherapy treatment, the skin tag reduces in size and falls off within 7-10 days of treatment on average.

-We do a consultation with each client before a skin tag treatment to determine the best type for you (cost of consultation is fully redeemable against treatment).

-Both short wave diathermy and cryotherapy removal give scarless results, unlike removal with a scalpel.

-All colours of lesion, from pink through to red or brown are treatable.

-The more ‘attached’ the growth, the more likely it is to need a follow-up session.

-We will always advise you at initial consultation whether we think a single treatment will be enough or if we anticipate needing two sessions.

-Our diathermy and cryotherapy clinic days are Thursday 10-6.30, Friday 10-5.30  and Saturday 9-2.

Read more about diathermy and cryotherapy services from Skin Essentials by Mariga here

Questions? We are happy to answer your questions on skin tags or any other aspect of your skin. You can call us on 053 9145981 or drop in to us at our skin clinic in Selskar, Wexford Town.

 

Are you high risk for premature ageing?

Photo showing clasped hands of all skin colours to illustrate different skin colours and melanin density as regards sun or UVA UVB vulnerability. Blog post on premature skin ageing in light skin types by Mariga, Skin Essentials, Wexford, Ireland. Advice and tips in the article to combat melanin deficiency and ageing

Does your skin colour put you in the high risk group for premature ageing?

Skin can be classified according to colour/melanin density. The scale used in skincare to classify each skin colour is called the fitzpatrick scale and it divides skin colour into six categories called Fitz Types 1 – 6. Hair and eye colour are also taken into account when determining your fitz type.

We take your fitz type as a basic unit of information when determining suitability of treatment as it gives us an idea of how your skin will react to certain stimuli such as heat or light. We also combine your classification with lifestyle factors discovered at your initial consultation for example sun exposure, sunbed use and genetic factors such as presence of the red hair gene in your family, to help determine the level of biological ageing in your skin and therefore your potential for premature/slow/fast ageing.

Many native Irish people will have a Fitz type of 1 or 2. While these are often lovely, fine-textured skin types, unfortunately belonging to one of these groups also means that you (and me!!) are at a high risk for premature ageing of your skin.

But, knowledge is power, and once we know your skin’s vulnerabilities we can help balance them with the correct homecare and clinical treatments.

Homecare products especially suitable for Fitz 1 & 2:

  • Hydra Collagen Serum for anti-oxidant repair and prevention of ROS.
  • SPF30 – vitamins anti-oxidants.
  • Overnight Repair Cream, vitamin A plus anti-oxidants and plane oils to nourish, increase cellular turnover and repair damage. A real star performer in skin protection and anti-ageing.
  • If the skin is also dry incorporate Lipid Repair Concentrate to provide lipid-soluble nutrients and strengthen cell membranes

Clinical treatments ideal for slowing the premature ageing associated with Fitz 1 & 2:

  • Microneedling is your best friend here. If you are under 35 go for needling lite as a repair and prevention. It is combined with clinical ingredients to both stimulate and nourish cellular processes. From 35-45 we recommend Micro-fusion which combines cosmetic microneedling with epidermal infusions of actives such as plumping hyaluronic acid or energising vitamins. 
  • Over 45 or already showing the changes in colour, texture or wrinkling associated with premature ageing? Uplevel to one of our Divine Pro series of treatments for deep revision.

Other things you can do…these include all the basic sun safety steps such as ALWAYS using and reapplying SPF outdoors in sunshine, keeping out of the hottest hours, especially between noon and 3pm, wearing hats and long, loose sleeves and long trousers or skirts as much as possible. It is important for everyone to wear SPF even in winter but even more so for the low Fitz types as your skin will be more susceptible to UV damage. Remember, it is sun LIGHT that does damage, not just heat.

Testing hydration with our PDM skin diagnostic machine.

Testing with our PDM skin diagnostic machine.

Not sure what your Fitzpatrick Type is? We can assess it for you along with risk analysis for your holiday destination and repair/prevention advice. Call us on 053 9145981 to book your 30 minute consultation and start today to prevent premature ageing.

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Skin Texture issues? Solved with Trifractional Resurfacing

Is your skin texture the issue that is bothering you?

-Bumpy or rough feeling to the skin?

-Enlarged Pores?

-Dull, patchy surface?

-Acne scarring?

-Ongoing congestion in the pores?

Then you need to know about TriFractional Skin Resurfacing using the Divine Pro technology.

Combining a shallow type of microneedling treatment with radio frequency energy, the skin’s surface is gently but thoroughly resurfaced to leave it smoother, brighter and a lot more even.

With typical downtime of just a few hours and results visible from the very first treatment, we know you will love this just as much as we do!

From having a single treatment to rejuvenate and smooth minor texture issues, right through to an intensive series for scar revision, we create a programme exactly right for you. By combining this incredible technology with corrective homecare products adjusted for your particular skin’s needs, we both correct the issue and prevent it from happening again. 

When treating texture, we use a shallow needle array to direct the radiofrequency exactly where we need it within the stratum corner / upper epidermis, meaning the treatment is applied only where needed, giving a quicker recovery time.

From stand-alone TriFractional to treat superficial skin texture issues to combination therapies targeting deeper issues and scarring, we have almost limitless options to customise your resurfacing treatment.

Give us a call on 053 9145981 or drop in to us at our Wexford Town clinic (find us in Selskar, right next door to the Selskar Bookshop) to find out how we can help you today.

You can also book your complimentary Divine Pro Consultation online on our live booking system

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Animated pic of trifractional application to the skin showing depth of penetration into epidermis

RF energy is targeted exactly where needed.

Before and after pics of eye and lip lines following first pyramid facelift treatment

Before and after picture of indented acne scarring showing dramatic improvement in depth and colour after a series of Pyramid Facelift Treatments from Skin Essentials by Mariga in Wexford Town

Pitted acne scarring treated with Pyramid Facelift technology at Skin Essentials by Mariga

 

Bringing the Pyramid Facelift to your area

Coming in 2019 – bringing our in-demand Pyramid Facelift to you!

Due to overwhelming demand I have decided to explore the possibility of doing off-site clinics with our Pyramid Facelift treatment.

This is something that we already do on a limited basis for corporate groups where when several employees in the same company wish to book the service on the same day I will travel to their workplace for a day.

As we got more and more inquiries from all over the country for these treatments I decided to take a look at the possibility of replicating this service for private groups of friends who would like to get together to bring the Pyramid Facelift to their area in order not to have to give up so much of a day off to travel to Wexford.

If you are a salon, spa or clinic we may also facilitate guest clinic days for our Pyramid Facelift, Microneedling and Cryotherapy, just reach out to us for details!

The short video below outlines how it would work for you and if this is a possibility you would like to discuss just give me a call on 053 9145981 or email info@skinessentialsbymariga.

Note: We do get booked up quite far in advance in the Wexford Clinic, particularly for treatments with the Divine Pro machine and so these potential off-site clinics will be limited.

If you are interested in setting one up I would recommend booking asap.

-We need a minimum of 6 bookings to facilitate an off-site day and a booking deposit is required at time of booking.

-A 50% deposit is required on booking for each client. This deposit is non-refundable in the event of a late cancellation (within 7 days of clinic date) or no-show on the day. The balance is due 7 days before travel.

-If we deem any client unsuitable for the booked treatment then the deposit will be refunded in full. (In order to minimise the potential of unsuitability we will pre-consult via email).

-The cost of the treatment will be the same as the current cost to avail of the treatment in our Wexford Clinic plus a €25 off-site travel fee per person for destinations up to 120km from Wexford. See here for pricing.

-This off-site service for private groups applies only to our Pyramid Facelift, Voluderm and TriFractional treatments.

Do you have any questions? Give me a call, I’ll be happy to answer them for you: 053 9145981

 

Skin Essentials Pyramid Facelift coming to your town? Maybe!

Posted by Skin Essentials by Mariga on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

If you’re in the Wexford area, book a FREE consultation for our Divine Pro treatments.

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Age Slowly Microneedling Facial – New

Delay the signs of ageing!

With our newest facial, you can harness the benefits of microneedling PLUS the benefits of our customised facial in one relaxing treatment.

Our new Microneedling-Lite Treatment has been created to specifically address the concerns of first fine lines for both men and women.

-Boost collagen production for intense age-proofing
-Increase glow and radiance
-Plump out fine lines
-Nourish, hydrate and brighten your skin
-Refresh tired eyes
-Reduce puffiness
 

It is a lighter, cosmetic type of microneedling that has less downtime than traditional needling and is more comfortable to receive.

Because we use it to stimulate skin performance, not to penetrate products, we can combine it with some lovely elements of our customised facial for you so that you get the power of microneedling and also the skin-nourishing benefits of a facial in one 60 minute treatment, ideal for the busy lifestyles we lead today.

This is an amazing one to choose when you want to power up the age-prevention of your regular facial but don’t yet need the deep-revision of more intensive microneedling treatments.

…Best for you if you are under 35 with the very earliest signs of ageing such as tiny fine lines starting to appear around your eyes or your skin is starting to look duller or tired.

Perfect choice for brides (or grooms)-to-be for maximum radiance on your big day

Combining lymph drainage techniques to relieve puffiness, cosmetic microneedling to stimulate collagen and reduce the first signs of fine lines and skin laxity, and a seaweed-based mask to supply essential minerals to the skin cells while reducing signs of fatigue such as tiredness under the eyes.

Each treatment takes just 60 minutes and can be used as a stand-alone to stave off the visible signs of ageing or temporary issues that arise as a consequence of late nights, or a series of 3 will work a little deeper if you have been neglecting your skin.

Book our *Microneedling-Lite Facial* online: Cost €150 for a single session, or save €50 on a course of 3 for just €400. Call us on 053 9145981 for more info.

Have you seen our new Eye Area Focus Treatment? Fantastic for tired, hollow eyes and the first fine lines.

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Bad acne? We Have Good News!

Bad acne? Don’t Worry, We Have Good News!

Acne comes in many forms and while you may feel hard done by if your particular type is red, inflamed and angry while your friend has a few blackheads and occasional spots, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. 

You will be pleased to know that the worst acne is actually the easiest to treat and control!

This is because these types of acne eruptions are closer to the surface and so respond much better to treatment. Of course, you must be on the correct treatment to begin with.

Most acne cases will fall into one of the four grades below:

Grade I: Blackheads

Grade II: Blackheads and whiteheads

Grade III: Above plus papules (red, raised spots) and pustules (infected spots)

Grade IV: Above plus deep, hard nodules. This is known as cystic acne

Grades III and IV are actually the easiest to bring under control but also the most likely to scar so it is important that you take advice from a skincare professional as soon as possible to reduce the instance of post-acne scarring and other marking.

With your personalised Skin Essentials by Mariga acne treatment programme you can expect to see major improvement within 3 months with compliance.

Book your assessment now on 053 9145981 and take back control of your skin.

Are you a past acne sufferer and now have scarring left behind?  DOn’t worry – we have great options for dealing with your acne scarring so that you can leave all traces of your acne behind you and move on! Until recently there were many options for red or flat scarring such as microneedling or chemical peels and these are still a great way to improve these types of scarring but indented or pitted scars were not treatable non-surgically until recently.

We now have available to us great new technology that can dramatically improve the depth and colour of these types of scars. See the pic below for a recent result of one of our clients!

Before and after picture of indented acne scarring showing dramatic improvement in depth and colour after a series of Pyramid Facelift Treatments from Skin Essentials by Mariga in Wexford Town

Pitted acne scarring treated with Pyramid Facelift technology at Skin Essentials by Mariga

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