New Skin Treatments for 2019

At Skin Essentials by Mariga we are always researching, learning and training to make sure that we are bringing you the very best in new skin treatments, as well as constantly updating our current offering to keep pace with industry developments worldwide. As you may know, Jane and I are just back from a week of extensive training and I wanted to bring you up to speed on what we were up to and let you in on the updates from the world of advanced non-invasive skincare.

List of new skin treatments coming to skin essentials by mariga clinic wexford in 2019 including lipofirmmed skin tightening, biodynamic lymph drainage massage, rejuvenation treatments for the skin of the neck, chest, oncology safe facials and skincare products, hormonal acne control

Although we do lots of training through the year, we find it really beneficial to do one intensive week where we can pack as much knowledge in as possible, meet the people who are making exciting changes in the beauty world, and connect with like-minded therapists. It’s just a bonus that this education takes place in the beautiful Desert Southwest of Phoenix, Arizona 😃

Every year we hear from expert formulators about what is new and emerging in the realm of skincare ingredients that we can potentially incorporate into our products and treatments (lots of new info on hormonal adult acne!), and then there are bonus workshops on different themes. This year that included learning from Becky Kuehn of Oncology Spa Solutions who has a passion for bringing oncology skincare to primary cancer care centres and training other therapists in this rewarding branch of our jobs. As I have been a qualified oncology skincare practitioner for a few years now, I was especially interested to hear the great work she is doing in the US and would love to see something similar happen in Ireland. We also enjoyed learning from Lori Crete, a renowned Beauty Business Coach on excellence in customer service and business practice and had an interesting talk from skincare formulator John Stanek, who finally managed to make me understand the concept of ‘heavy water’ as a skincare ingredient as opposed to a marketing term. His lecture on stem cells was also very interesting.

So what does all this mean for you, our lovely clients??

-More chemistry, bio-chemistry and physiology education always means a more micro-tailored treatment with predictable outcomes so every treatment we perform is enhanced every time we study the latest scientific discoveries.  But, you want to know what new treatments and/or products we brought back, don’t you? 😂

From this trip (and ongoing training we are undertaking here) you can expect the following from Skin Essentials over the next few weeks and months:

-A whole new suite of treatments aimed at rejuvenating the décolleté/chest area. Think reducing sun damage, plumping crepey and loose skin, eliminating sun spots, firming and brightening. From individual one-off treatments to refresh the skin of the chest to fully bespoke packages for dramatic rejuvenation, there will be something for you.

-Advancements in BioDynamic Lymphatic Drainage facial massage, relaxing, brightening and a Godsend for puffy skin.

-More oncology-safe facials

-The introduction of LipofirmMed Skin Tightening. Over twice the radiofrequency power of our current offering, this updated Divine Pro treatment can be done all over the face and neck for skin tightening and contour sharpening, or concentrated specifically on the neck and jawline for those of you who find that the neck area is your giveaway!

I think that’s enough to be going on with, don’t you?? As always we can tailor any treatment specifically for your needs so please reach out to us to find out how we can help you today.

Call us on 053 9145981, email info@skinessentialsbymariga.com

Some pics from our trip!

Learning & Networking

Food, drink & shopping too!

 

 

 

Why is your acne treatment not working?

There is no doubt that acne is a traumatic experience for teens and adults alike.

One of the major focuses we have at Skin Essentials when dealing with acne is lessening the emotional impact of acne.

We do this by trying to clear your skin as much as possible as quickly as possible by first understanding your unique skin, it’s behaviour and history, then crafting a unique control plan just for you.

We never say the word ‘cure’ when it comes to acne, teen acne is firstly an inherited predisposition (yes, you can blame your parents), then is also hormonally triggered at puberty, and genetics and hormones are out of our hands!

What we CAN do though is to control the symptoms, keeping your skin as clear and calm as possible by eliminating all the other triggers and contributory factors such as clogged pores, excess or stagnant oil, inflammation and bad lifestyle habits.

Even given the fact that acne is different for every person, and can evolve and change as your hormones fluctuate, there are some great ingredients and treatments available that when used correctly can have fantastic effects on keeping breakouts and inflammation under control.

So, what are the reasons that you have ‘tried them all’ and they’re not working for you? Here are the most common reasons your acne treatment is not working:

  1. You’re not consistent. This is the number one reason we see why even the best programmes can fail. Acne never gives up, neither can you! To keep consistently clear you must keep consistent with your product use and treatments/check ups. No excuses.
  2. Related to No. 1 above – you thought you were finished. Many times over my career I have been frustrated to have this happen. I work with a client to get them clear of breakouts, and they do everything I ask. The acne clears and everyone’s happy. Fast forward 12 months and the acne is as bad as ever and they are back to square one. The reason? They stopped using the products because their ‘skin was good’. Do not fall into this trap! Remember, control is all we get, never cure! 
  3. You don’t keep a clean diet. I know it’s hard, but the gut and the skin are closely related and this is never so obvious as when dealing with acne. Unfortunately dairy products are a big no-no and I do get a lot of push-back from teens on this issue! Strictly restricting sugar and salt may also be necessary. Don’t blame me, I didn’t make the rules 
  4. You’re picking. Yes, I know you say you don’t. But we can tell. Always. This will cause blemishes to last longer, drive bacteria deeper, spread it around the surface of the skin and cause scarring. 
  5. It was never acne in the first place. Many people self-treat breakouts with over the counter products as a first point of action. While this is understandable I would encourage parents to bring their teen to a skin specialist  as early as possible. While most times it is teen acne you are dealing with, particularly if one or both parents suffered with it, there are some conditions that look like acne but are not. Some examples are fungal folliculitis (sometimes seen in boys who have recently started shaving), or bacterial infection. While not overly common, these conditions need to be treated in a much different manner, perhaps even medically, and you will not want to waste time and money trying to treat a non-acne issue with acne protocols.

Call us on (053) 914 5981 to book up a consultation with a therapist, or book online by clicking the link below.

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Dewy Skin In A Hurry

Dewy skin is the biggest skincare trend for 2019,

But we have always believed that radiant, dewy skin is the key to looking brighter, fresher and younger.

Many of our treatments and products aim to promote fresh, dewy skin among other benefits and our latest one really takes this to the next level!

Dewy skin treatment Bullet points for Skin Essentials by Mariga mesotherapy wexford treatment are pain free, 84 per cent increase in absorption, non-invasive

Dehydration, whether short-term or long-standing is the number one cause of dull, sluggish skin.

Whether you are temporarily dehydrated due to weather, illness or travel, or if you have a longer-term dehydration issue from lifestyle factors or using inappropriate skincare products, we have a solution for you with our new SmartMeso suite of treatments.

Not a facial, yet still a natural, gentle treatment with little downtime, this is perfect for fast, visible results that last long beyond those of traditional hydrating or revitalising facials. It’s skincare, but not as we know it!

Infusing hydrating hyaluronic acid and revitalising vitamin C directly into the deep layers of the epidermis using a combined technology of mesotherapy, microneedling and electroporation, for the first time we can get ingredients directly to the lower epidermis where they can work from the inside out.

In this way, no ‘goodness’ of the ingredients is sacrificed to the traditional way of having to pass first through the upper epidermis which will break down molecules and take the first usefulness from ingredients, leaving less for the lower layers to utilise.

It is in the lower layers that hyaluronic acid is naturally made and stored, and it is here that the first signs of depleted hyaluronic acid show as fine lines, thinning skin and loss of plumpness or springiness on the skin’s surface.

What results can you expect?

  • Super-hydrated skin that glows with dewy radiance
  • Dehydration lines eliminated on cheeks
  • Visible plumping of fine lines around the eyes
  • Younger overall appearance
  • Improved texture – smooth skin

From a single session for a quick pick-me-up on skin that is running a little dull, dry or sluggish to intensive courses of six weekly treatments for deeper issues that need more work, we can craft a bespoke Micro-Infusion skin revitalising treatment for you.

Working underneath the epidermis to moisturise, hydrate and revitalise much deeper than traditional products or facials can reach, this is skincare – for the inside.

If you’d like to inquire about our SmartMeso suite of treatments, or any of our treatments, call us on 053 9145981. You can also book a treatment online.

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Vivienne Connolly & The Pyramid Facelift

We were so pleased to have the wonderful actor, model and lifestyle guru – Vivienne Connolly, take a trip down to Wexford to try our exclusive Pyramid Facelift.

photo collage of actress, model and lifestyle influencer Vivienne Connolly having her pyramid facelift treatment with Mariga at Skin Essentials Wexford

Actor, model and lifestyle guru Vivienne Connolly, here having the famous Pyramid Facelift

Having only launched this celebrity favourite treatment last July, the Pyramid Facelift has become the most sought after anti-ageing, skin tightening treatment at the Skin Essentials clinic!

The reaction so far has been fantastic, and the results speak for themselves…

dramatic results from pyramid facelift, exclusive to skin essentials, wexford

What’s involved?

The Pyramid Facelift combines TriPollar Radiofrequency, Trifractional radiofrequency, and Voluderm technology in one super-treatment for maximum impact and lasting results. (These may also be recommended separately or in a different combination for your skin, we personalise every course of treatment at consultation).

  • 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 across all areas of the fas, eyes and neck. 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 is needed? We will advise at your consultation, but 3-6 sessions is average

As we mentioned before, this is a non-invasive facelift and a great surgery alternative treatment. We don’t believe in invasive skin treatments and prefer to offer our clients a more natural and effective approach to anti-ageing and skincare needs.

On Vivienne Connolly’s visit to Skin Essentials, we also advised Vivienne on the best skincare products to use after getting the Pyramid Facelift so she can continue getting dramatic results weeks after the treatment.

Vivienne uses Hydra Collagen Serum, followed by the Advanced Protection Day Cream SPF30, Skin Comfort CleanserAge Slowly Serum, Lipid Repair Concentrate, Skin Comfort Cream.

We were so delighted to see Vivienne’s write up in the Sunday Independent where she named Skin Essentials by Mariga her favourite skincare products!

Read the full article HERE.

If you’d like to inquire about the Pyramid Facelift or any of our new Divine Pro treatments, call us on 053 9145981. You can also book a treatment online.

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EPM – the end of facials?

The latest treatment launch from Skin Essentials by Mariga is EPM – a combination skin therapy designed to allow skin-boosting ingredients to cross the stratum corner (skin’s protective outer layer) in a minimally invasive way to get to the lower layers where they can hydrate, revitalise and plump up the skin layers from the inside out. Giving you incredibly hydrated, plump, dewy results that last.

I am so excited to introduce this brand new technology to Ireland, and I’m sure you are all going to love it as much as I do!

Skin cross section showing the layers and where smarted meso serum is delivered to the lowest epidermis using EPM facial mesotherapy alternative

The techie bit: Combining electroporation and microchip transdermal technology with cosmetic microneedling techniques, this is an advanced type of mesotherapy.

How is the EPM facial treatment different from traditional mesotherapy?  Traditional mesotherapy uses needles to deliver skin-enhancing ingredients to the lower layers of the skin. In this new, patented treatment the SmartMed microchip delivers the same results but in a less invasive way.

Electroporation utilises short bursts of electrical current to create temporary pathways into the skin cell membrane, increasing permeability and absorption potential. At the same time the nano needles deliver high grade Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C to be used by the skin as a revitalising and hydration medium, getting these skin-loving ingredients deep down where they can accelerate and enhance metabolic processes. the dermal reserve of the skin (where hydrating factors are found) is boosted resulting in visible radiance at the surface.

As a secondary effect, the microneedling element stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen fibres at a higher rate, giving you long term anti-ageing benefits as well as the fast surface results gained from the EPM aspect of the treatment.

explaining smartmed smartness electroporation technology EPM in a tech box

If all this sounds like it is only for the brave, don’t worry! This treatment is quite comfortable to have, easier by far than traditional microneedling, as it does not go as deep. You will be pink afterwards and pretty much back to normal by the next day. The depth, intensity and speed of the application are all adjustable to each skin type and level of sensitivity.

I’m really excited about this treatment as it gives the results that you love from a hydrating facial but in a much deeper way, meaning the results last a lot longer even from a single session. Imagine that soft, dewy feeling you have straight after your facial, but every day! This exciting new technology even has me wondering if facials are going to become a thing of the past!!

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Hyaluronic Acid & Vit C Skin Infusions

Our brand new treatment – SmartMeso – is a dermal infusion of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, two of the top ingredients for a youthful, radiant, hydrated skin.

Here’s all you need to know about these essential skin ingredients and how they work to give you a healthy, glowing skin:

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin and a major component of the natural moisturising factor of the dermis, capable of retaining 1000 times its volume in water. The quantity and quality of the NMF contributes to giving skin its plumpness, resiliency and radiance. Hyaluronic Acid also contributes to collagen production as when it naturally breaks down in the skin the remnants are used to help build collagen fibres. Already a big player in your topical skincare, we can now get hyaluronic acid molecule intact to the lower layers using non-invasive mesotherapy infusions.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not made by our bodies and therefore must be supplied to the skin. It is a water soluble antioxidant, and this means that it can work in almost all the reactions occurring in the cell. 

There is more to vitamin C than the  antioxidant (repair) side. Ascorbic acid is also a cofactor in the production of some amino acids, and it is required for the synthesis of collagen. Collagen is important not only for skin appearance, it is also involved in wound-healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries.

Vitamin C  provides important protection against damage induced by UV light, improves skin elasticity, decreases wrinkles by stimulating collagen synthesis, reduces redness, promotes wound healing, reduces inflammation and suppresses melanin (dark pigment) synthesis.

dermal infusion of hyaluronic acid and vitamin c results in bullet point - pain free 84 percent increase in absorption non-invasive

Read all about our new SmartMeso Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Infusions here.

The SmartMeso dermal infusion treatment gets these essential actives deep in the skin layers using electroporation microchip technology, where they can get to work immediately to hydrate and revitalise from the inside out. Each treatment takes about 35 minutes and is quite comfortable to have. You will be a little pink for a few hours afterward and from the next day you will see the results begin to show in softer, more radiant and hydrated skin that glows with vitality.

Perfect Partner:

The best product to keep up your effects at home is the Hydra Collagen Serum from Skin Essentials which, along with many other anti-oxidants, growth factors and hydrating ingredients, contains your daily dose of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C (in the stabilised MAP format). Buy your Hydra Collagen Serum online here or pop in to pick one up from our Wexford Town clinic.

Hydra collagen serum, skincare, skin essentials by mariga

Hydra Collagen Serum €68

 

 

Home treatment options for pimples, jawline breakouts or acne

I’m delighted to introduce some new options for treating all types of breakouts – at home!

From occasional pimples, through to persistent jawline or forehead breakouts or even full blown  acne we now have some home treatments available for you to use as a regular deep treatments to keep all types of breakouts under control. These home treatments are intended to act as a booster to your usual homecare products and to keep your breakouts controlled between salon visits.

And we have a very special introductory offer for you too!! 20% Off this month!

Our Skin Script acne products can deep-treat all types of acne from very mild to moderate with a simple home treatment from as little as once to twice per month. Read below to find out how it will work best for your type of breakouts.

Occasional/Monthly Breakouts

If you always get a breakout in the are place in the days before your period then we would recommend using the Glycolic and Retinol Pads on the area prone to breakouts 2-3 times in the week that you usually experience the breakouts. If your spots are more random and tend to be pimples on the surface more so than spots then simply use the Blemish Spot Treatment as needed.

Persistent Jawline / Forehead Breakouts

For those who experience persistent breakouts but only on one part of the face (jawline is the most common but it can be any single area), use the Glycolic Cleanser once per week on the affected area followed by Glycolic and Retinol pad. This is an average usage but you can adjust it over time to suit your skin, as much as twice per week or as little as twice per month depending on your own skin and severity of breakouts. For occasional larger spots use the Blemish Spot Treatment as needed.

Full face/teen acne

We can build you a daily regimen to help control your acne but as a twice-weekly treatment use the Glycolic Cleanser followed by the Glycolic and Retinol Pads.

For everyone

-Always use your home treatment at night and follow with your regular night time routine.

-Patch test all new products on the neck or behind the ear 24 hours before first use.

-Glycolic and retinol can both cause initial dryness, always start with once a week maximum to assess skin tolerance, it can be built up if needed to twice per week. Introduce ONE new product at a time only.

-These home treatments do not replace your regular homecare routine, they are intended as a booster to your daily care.

-Always use SPF daily as a last step in any skincare routine and especially where you are using highly active products that can make your skin more sun-sensitive.

These products are not available to buy through our webshop as we want to give personalised usage advice with all purchases, so on these products only we can take orders over the phone or by email, whichever you prefer. Or of course if you are local you can pop in!

Home treatment products:

Glycolic Cleanser: 192ml €30

Glycolic Cleanser

Glycolic and Retinol Pads: x 50 €25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blemish Spot Treatment: 15ml €20

Blemish Spot Treatment

You may also like to try:

Sheer Protection SPF30 Day Cream: 60ml €29

Sheer Protection SPF30

Receive a special introductory discount of 20% off the above prices through April 2019 or while stocks last.

Remember you need to call us on 053 9145981 / 086 3823608 to order and pay over the phone or email info@skinessentialsbymariga with your selection and we will send you an online invoice to pay using your credit or debit card. This applies only to these home treatment products, all of our usual online shop products can be purchased in the usual way from our web shop.