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Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling – Created by Mariga exclusively for Skin Essentials clients

Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling – what exactly is it and why is it available only at Skin Essentials by Mariga?

Picture of a sheep with the caption Skin Essentials by Mariga Wexford we research, innovate and create, we never follow the herd

One of the special things about choosing Skin Essentials by Mariga as your skincare service provider is that you are getting a completely bespoke experience. Not alone do we customise your treatment every time, we actually create protocols from scratch that are completely exclusive to Skin Essentials. A good example of this is the Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling Protocol which I created (and copyrighted) in 2015.

At that time, and still currently as I write this, we were the only clinic in Ireland educated and approved by Dr. Lance Setterfield, global microneedling master educator, and also the only skin clinic in Europe with the world-leading Celluma LLT device. Working closely with Celluma and bringing our own unparalleled levels of skin science education and experience into play, I created the treatment, and the name, Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling to describe the custom treatment we could now offer exclusively to our personal clientele. 

So, is it a combination of microneedling and LED and can’t anyone do that?

Yes, it is a combination of microneedling and LED and no, not anyone can do that! At least , not in the way we created. Our name ‘Bio Therapeutic Microneedling’ very specifically  represents BIO photas, (creator of Celluma LED) THERAPEUTIC aftercare created only by Skin Essentials and the MICRONEEDLING protocols trained only by Dr. Setterfield. Thus, the name very specifically relates to the treatment that I alone created combing all these elements. In addition, it is absolutely not a one-size-fits-all-treatment. Within the protocol there are any number of adjustments to each element that makes it completely unique to your own customised treatment. 

We do this with many of our treatments but I am specifically focusing on this one in today’s blog as it has been brought to my attention that Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling as a treatment name is being offered elsewhere and I want to assure you that I have never trained anyone else in this protocol and if they are using my protocol name then it is not with my permission and certainly they are not using the same techniques, products and skill that you can expect only from Skin Essentials therapists. Usually I don’t care about the copycats, I have had to put up with that a lot in my career as I am always very focused on research, innovation and bringing the best to you, which sometimes other people (wrongly) think that they can recreate without doing the groundwork. But in this instance I wanted to highlight it as it is a direct copying of a name I created but cannot be the same treatment as I have never shared the techniques so please don’t be fooled into thinking that you can get our treatments anywhere else. 

I really didn’t mean this to be a negative post but sometimes I get frustrated that clients are being fooled in this manner, always do your research and ask questions! I guess it’s obvious that anyone who is not concerned with copyright/IP infringement is hardly likely to have their clients best interest at the front of their mind when performing treatments.

On the bright side, know that you can always trust us at Skin Essentials to bring you honesty, integrity and originality 😀

Mariga x

Vivienne Connolly’s Favourite Skincare Products!

Vivienne Connolly skincare favourites:

The beauty & lifestyle guru gave us an incredible endorsement in a recent article for the Irish Independent and we couldn’t be more delighted!

One of the most recognisable faces on the Irish celebrity scene, Vivienne has an impressive CV spanning 25 years as a model and actor on both stage and screen, and writes a blog on sharing her tips on beauty, fashion, fitness and lifestyle.

With years in the fashion and beauty industry you better believe that she has seen it all the it comes to beauty products – which makes her praise for Skin Essentials by Mariga products all the more special for us – this lady really knows her stuff!

Vivienne says:

Favourite Skincare Products?

I use Skin Essentials by Mariga products. My routine is as follows: I rinse my face with a micro fibre cloth and apply their Hydra Collagen Serum, followed by the Advanced Protection Day Cream SPF30. In the evening I use the Skin Comfort Cleanser, then apply the Age Slowly Serum, and 1 pump of the Lipid Repair Concentrate – and finally the Skin Comfort Cream

Vivienne Connolly skincare recommendation Clipping from the Irish Independent weekend magazine where vivienne connolly outlines her skin essentials by mariga favourites and skincare routine

From the Irish Independent July 28th 2018

We can’t thank Vivienne enough for her support of a local skincare company. It shows that size is not as important as quality (is that the saying 😂).

See Vivienne in her upcoming roadshows #evolvewithviv starting September 23rd in Cork. Find all the details on her Instagram using the hashtag above!

Our products are all available to buy online or you can pop in to us in our Wexford Town clinic for personalised recommendations.

Mariga x

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P.S. Want to know what treatments Vivienne chooses to keep looking so incredibly young and glamorous? Our famous Pyramid Facelift! Click here for the details…



Last Divine Pro Offers – DEADLINE!

Today is the last day of our Divine Pro launch week specials.

There are still some amazing Divine Pro packages available, get them now at these very special prices before they’re gone!

Find out more about our highly effective, results driven, brand new and exclusive Divine Pro treatments HERE.

You can buy these special packages online by simply clicking the images below, or call us on 053 9145981 for more information. 

You can also avail of part-focus treatments for problem specific areas, we have this amazing special below!

*WIN* a TriPollar Radiofrequency Facial!

As we celebrate the launch of our fantastic Divine Pro treatments, we want to give a lucky viewer the chance to WIN our famous TriPollar Radiofrequency Facial!

This facial rejuvenation skin tightening treatment is ideal for boosting collagen production, hydrates deeply and smooths the first appearance of lines.

This is 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.  

Skin Essentials by Mariga is the first skincare clinic in Ireland to offer this treatment.

To enter our competition to WIN this fantastic facial, simply watch our quick video below where Mariga reveals our special Unlock Code.

Enter this code and your details into our competition form (click the button below).

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Posted by Skin Essentials by Mariga on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Competition ends Friday, 27th July, where the winner will be picked and notified. Good luck!

3 Surprising Things That Can Make You Look Older

I spend most of my time helping people to look younger and advising on products, treatments and tips for looking as young as possible in a healthy, natural way.

But of course the other side of this is avoiding things that make you look older.

We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle, sun exposure, bad products for your skin etc. will age you over time, but here are some surprising things that I think make people look older than they are and are easily correctable!

1. Heavy makeup, especially foundation. As we get older we need to revise our makeup routines. Many liquid and cream foundations settle in lines and actually make them look deeper.

  • Heavy under-eye concealer will even make you look like you have lines that aren’t even really there, particularly when set with a heavy powder. Less is definitely more! Look for dewy tinted moisturisers, mineral foundations and light textures.
  • The aim is radiance, not coverage. Do you still use full coverage foundation to mask less-than-perfect skin? Then it’s time to invest in some advanced skin treatments to sort that out once and for all.

2. Overdone botox. Having too much botox or getting topped up too often always looks to me like unnatural, plasticky skin, especially on the forehead.

  • Subtle botox should not be noticeable like this (each to their own, it’s not for me, but if you are going to have it, please, please make sure it’s subtle).
  • I think that this overdone anti-wrinkle injections can make a 30-something look like a 40-something with botox, not a 30 year old. Like with the makeup, less is more!

3. Exfoliation. The darling treatment of social media posts and clueless beauty ‘gurus’, indiscriminate exfoliation will strip the natural moisturising factor and lipids from your skin leaving it dull, rough and crinkly.

  • This applies to home exfoliation product that is too harsh or applied too often, or to salon treatments such as microdermabrasion or peels applied inappropriately.
  • YOUR SKIN NEEDS ITS BARRIER TO BE HEALTHY. STOP STRIPPING IT. Yes, the short term pay off is makeup that applies smoothly for a day, but you will end up with prematurely aged skin that is a battle to restore. 
  • The only safe home exfoliators in my opinion are gentle enzymes of papaya or pumpkin, and then used only once or twice a month.

Mariga has been working in the beauty and skincare industry for over 20 years, and is one of the top trained skincare experts in the country. Trust us when we say Mariga knows all of the tips and tricks for perfect skin!

Treat your skin to our famous enzyme facial for healthy, glowing skin – simply book your treatment online.

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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 , 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

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