Category Archives: Treatments

Rosacea – a surprising treatment

One rosacea treatment that I have found to help greatly with controlling the visible symptoms of redness, flushing and bumpiness is microneedling.

It may seem counter-intuitive at first that stimulating the skin with micro-fine needles can actually calm the symptoms of rosacea but it does exactly that.

It works by stimulating collagen production in the dermal layer of your skin which strengthens and thickens both the dermal and epidermal layer.

This means that the skin is more resistant to the triggers that cause the redness and flushing normally associated with rosacea.

Over time it also reduces the rough and bumpy texture that some forms of rosacea produce. If you have breakouts with your rosacea then you can still have microneedling but only at times when the skin is calm, not during an episode of breakouts.

A course of three is recommended to see best results (6 if you also have deep lines or acne scarring) and these are taken 4 weeks apart. You will also need to use appropriate homecare to complement and boost your treatments.

This will be recommended for you based on a consultation before treatment begins.

All of our bio-therapeutic microneedling treatments include a personalised 30 minute LED phototherapy session which is very beneficial for rosacea-prone skin, helping to further calm inflammation and speed up healing.

You can begin slowly by using a home roller and this is also beneficial during and after a course of clinical microneedling to maintain skin benefits.Microneedling, home roller system, rosacea, skin essentials wexford

Read more about our exclusive bio-therapeutic needling here or call us on 053 9145981 for more details.

Remember, this treatment is exclusive to Skin Essentials by Mariga, you won’t find it anywhere else!

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TriPollar Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

This facial rejuvenation skin tightening treatment is ideal for those looking to boost their collagen production and achieve a lifted appearance to the face.

Fine lines and wrinkles can be minimised, skin can feel smoother, and the elasticity of the skin can be improved, making this skin tightening alternative a very popular form of anti ageing treatment for those seeking a more holistic facial rejuvenation treatment, or an alternative to facelift surgery.

Especially effective on jawline contours, under the chin and 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

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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 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 – 40+                                                                                                                      (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 7-10 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, fine lines.

This is a really exciting advance in the results that are possible with large pores, lines, uneven texture and scar revision.

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 7-10 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).

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Divine Pro Skin Tech Launch – what will it do for you?

Are you as excited as I am for the launch of our new advanced treatments??

It has been the ultimate quest for me since I started Skin Essentials to bring you the latest and absolute best in non-surgical skin treatments.

From being the first in Europe with Bio-Photas LED treatments to the being only Irish skin clinic personally trained and qualified by the No.1 global microneedling educator Dr. Lance Setterfield, it has always been my mission to seek out and offer you the best available results-driven protocols on the market – while avoiding the fads and fake-science that unfortunately flourishes on social media!

The very latest and greatest of scientific skin treatment advances has been in development and refinement over the last couple of years and I have been watching with great interest to see the results of combined, or fractional, radio frequency.

This is a new way of combining technologies to bring unprecedented and long-term results on skin tightening and also on acne scarring, offering never-before-available solutions to skin that has up to now been only recoverable by surgery.

And of course, Skin Essentials has been front of the line, waiting for the Irish release of this technology and I am delighted to announce that the Pyramid Facelift will make it’s Irish debut exclusively at Skin Essentials by Mariga in Wexford, always keeping our clients at the very forefront of non-invasive skin rejuvenation!

Have a look at some of the before and after pics of results being achieved by UK clinicians working with this technology over the last few months (photos reproduced with permission from AES UK Ltd. and Shane Cooper) and watch the video below to see the science behind this amazing new technology and get more info on our Gen4 page here where you can also sign up to receive news of our incredible intro offers!

Mariga x

4 voluderm treatments

2 pyramid facelift treatments

Pyramid Facelift 5 sessions

Trifractional radiofrequency x 3 treatments

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The Evolution of Facials from Relaxing to Results

Long gone are the days when a facial was either simply a relaxation experience or a torturous blackhead extraction process. 

Pic showing two types of facial - one relaxing spa like, the other cutting edge technology with LED lights from Skin Essentials by Mariga clinic Wexford

When I first trained, there was not much in-between these two extremes.

Fast forward almost three decades and the humble facial has evolved into a powerful tool in the health, wellness and beauty arena, becoming a mini science project performed many times during the course of every day in the Skin Essentials treatment rooms!

Now, almost without exception what each client wants is an improvement in the quality of their skin, whatever that might mean or involve for them as an individual.

For example, one person might be really bothered by bumpy, uneven skin texture while another can be obsessing over fine lines or pores or redness. Very different complaints but ultimately they want the same thing – smoother, tighter, clearer, brighter skin.

We create a bespoke plan for each client to get you to your ideal result. Everybody needs some combination of texture, colour, elasticity and damage correction. We balance your programme for your exact needs and that is why we get lasting results. No two facials are the same because no two skins are the same.

We have many tools at out disposal from old-school electrical frequency machines designed to aid extractions or promote relaxation of the skin tissues, through to cutting edge NASA-researched low level light technology.

Our most in-demand tools are microneedling for improving and refining the quality and appearance of almost any skin and LED photo modulation used for skin brightening, tightening and also for accelerating the results from all the other modalities.

Between them, these machines combined with custom-prescribed homecare routines, can modulate almost all skin concerns and bring each customer the skin they want when they first contact us. Most importantly all our therapists are continually upskilling and keeping up to date with the latest education in order to bring you the best possible advice in homecare and clinical treatments.

Isolated annoyances like red veins, skin tags, sun spots and milia are also in our firing line! When you book in for a custom skin treatment, we can add these removal services on to your skin treatment or they can be booked as a stand-alone appointment.

Classic, skin conditioning facials are still available of course. These types of treatment are ideal for maintaining the results you achieved from your initial course of correction, or, for the rare few who begin a skincare regimen long before life has shown up on their faces, a prevention treatment can be performed every few weeks.

Even these facials have benefited from major upgrades and while they still feel relaxing and spa-like, the ingredients being used are all cutting edge actives, penetrating deep in the epidermis and boosting skin cell performance.

I think how I would sum up the biggest difference in skin treatments now is that the approach has moved from peeling away layers to reach new, unblemished skin cells, to supporting and promoting skin health and appearance through infusing and introducing beneficial ingredients that help the skin work better at all levels, giving you skin that acts younger for years longer with higher collagen production and lower levels of ageing inflammation.

This approach is a longer-term one, but is ultimately more skin friendly and lifetime-results driven, unlike old-fashioned peels and microdermabrasion type treatments that were all about instant gratification with not much thought for the long-term skin outcome.

You can book your treatments online by click this link below. Simple!

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Wexford’s BEST Skin Recovery Facial

The snow was fun for a day, then it was an unexpected holiday from work and then it was a pain and we wanted it to go away!

spa candles and towels close up photo with the caption skin recovery facial for relaxation and restoration created by mariga exclusively at Skin Essentials clinic wexford

Hopefully you are all back to normal now and there were no lasting effects.

One of the unexpected side effects for lots of you was the toll that the cold weather took on your skin. 

From exposure to freezing cold, to running the heat/fires non-stop, to the boredom resulting in the eating of everything in the house, your skin can be looking a bit worse for wear.

Moving from hot to cold and back again puts pressure on your skin to adjust rapidly to the environment resulting in dehydration and impaired barrier defence that gives you a dry, tight feeling, dry lips and increased sensitivity/redness.

The boredom eating and changing sleep patterns (you know you’ve been staying up late binging on box sets and snacks!) can result in dull skin and hollow/dark under-eyes, along with some puffiness if you have been overdoing the salt, sugar or coffee.

So, I have created the skin recovery facial especially to relieve these symptoms, brighten your skin, reduce puffiness and sluggishness and refresh the undereye area.

lymphatic drainage massage

Beginning with a hot stone deep cleanse to purify the pores and stimulate micro-circulation, this 45 minute holistic treatment also includes our exclusive biodynamic lymphatic drainage massage to drain puffy tissues and sharpen contours, a hyaluronic acid infusion to draw water back into the skin to plump it up and our signature barrier repair massage-in mask to restore lipid levels and bring back comfort and softness to the skin.

Available with Jane (€68) or Mariga (€75), this is your skins new best friend. 

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