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Antioxidant Facials – Perfect For September

After the summer season,

I always recommend having an anti-oxidant-rich facial to help your skin repair itself from the extra UV exposure built up over the summer months.

Increased exposure to UV light (it doesn’t have to be hot, or even warm, just not dark 😂) speeds up the rate at which collagen fibres are broken down in the skin structure.

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Decreased collagen leads to the visible signs of ageing that we all want to delay as long as possible – wrinkles, lines, increased pigmentation, bumpy texture and enlarged pores.

Luckily, anti-oxidants are Mother Nature’s antidote to decreasing collagen quality. Our bodies already produce our own anti-oxidants at cellular level to repair damage to our cells but, like everything, the availability of these natural resources slows down as we age. 

Supplementing your intrinsic supply of anti-oxidants with your daily skincare will keep things ticking over nicely for you, and adding a deep boosting anti-oxidant repair facial when necessary will recharge your skin’s ability to battle UV-induced damage. 

(Skin Essentials homecare products are ALL high in anti-oxidants. Specifically for anti-ageing and tackling UV ageing, use Hydra Collagen Serum daily under SPF30 and Lipid Repair Concentrate at night).

Even if you use SPF daily and liberally, your cells will still experience a surge of UV induced oxidation just from the longer hours of daylight.

Top antioxidant facials at Skin Essentials by Mariga:

  • We can adapt any or our 45 minute customised facials to supply the maximum amount of anti-oxidant repairing ingredients to the epidermis, leaving you hydrated and glowing.
  • For deeper repair choose our SmartMeso Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C which infuses hydrating and anti-oxidant molecules deeper into the epidermis than a facial alone.
  • Combine the two above in our Deluxe Dermal Infusion; all the deep repair of the SmartMeso plus the surface conditioning, multi-antioxidant cocktail and relaxation of our customised facial.

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Dublin Clinic for Sun Spots, Skin Tags, Milia?

At Skin Essentials by Mariga, One of our most popular skin treatments addresses an issue many of us tend to have!

Especially when we get to a certain age – our sun spots love to appear in force…

As skin fanatics we know better then anyone that these skin issues can play on our minds as something we really should sort. So what are you waiting for?

We’re talking about Sun spots – Skin tags – Milia – but did you know how easy it is to remove them?

Milia around eye contour area can be treated at Skin essentials by Mariga, Wexford, with diathermy or cryotherapy

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Some lesions we can treat

We’ve said it before but many of these issues above are quickly and easily removed in our state-of-the-art skincare clinic using diathermy or cryotherapy.

See below the list of what we treat at Skin Essentials by Mariga:

  • Red veins on the face
  • Sun spots (flat brown pigmented patches)
  • Milia
  • Skin tags

There are certain things that we can’t treat, such as:

  • Moles
  • Verrucae
  • Any lesion that bleeds, recurs or is varicoloured

When we get talking to clients, they often reveal some little anomaly on their skin (face or body) that really bothers them, and many are surprised to find out that we can treat them very easily in just a few minutes.

If there’s a skin issue on your mind that you’re looking to get rid of give us a call us on 053 91 45981, or drop in to our clinic in Selskar Street, Wexford, to find out if we can help you today.

We also offer this popular treatment in our Donnybrook, Dublin 4, clinic on the last Saturday of every month. Call us on 053 9145981 to book in this treatment for Donnybrook. Our next clinic day open for bookings is 28th September.

Last year, Mariga did a Facebook live video about this topic and received a lot of follow-up enquiries, so its always good to remind our customers that this is an area we can help.

See below our video for more detailed information about the treatments, prices and suitability.

 

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Treating benign skin lesions at Skin Essentials by Mariga

Some of the exclusive treatments performed by Mariga include removal of various skin lesions that affect us all as we age.

From sun spots to red veins…

You may be surprised to know that from as little as one treatment (up to three in some cases) we can effectively treat the following skin irregularities:

  • Sun Spots (age spots)
  • Red veins on the face
  • Milia
  • Skin tags on face or body
  • Sebaceous Hyperplaisa (flesh-coloured raised bumps on the face)
  • Some types of warts

What we can’t treat (see a doctor or dermatologist for the following):

  • Moles
  • Recurring flaky or oozing patches of skin
  • Cysts
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Any open lesions

Simply pop in to our clinic in Selskar, Wexford or call us on 053 914981 to book a consultation and see what we can do for you.

Before and after pic of large sun spot removed from female client face using cryotherapy at skin essentials by mariga skin clinic wexford ireland the home of ireland's leading skin experts

This large sun spot was treated in two sections, taken 3 weeks apart.

Pictures of red veins, skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia to illustrate what can be treated with diathermy at Skin Essentials by Mariga Wexford

Milia removal by diathermy, before and after one treatment.

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Stop doing these 5 things if you want clear skin!

If you are acne prone, whether teenage or adult acne, there are some common lifestyle factors that will contribute to breakouts.

While there are many individual factors that influence and trigger breakouts including hormones, genetics, environment and nutrition…

There are also some common triggers that need to be avoided by everyone who is prone to any type of acne. 

There is no single fix for acne as it has many contributory factors and some of these vary in severity from person to person.

Also, you need to be very compliant with your routine as acne is always ‘under control’, never ‘cured’. But there is every hope that you can keep your breakouts minimised if you are willing to commit to your skincare routine and lifestyle/dietary changes.

Here are some things to avoid to help get you started on clearing your pimples and spots:

  1. Ditch the dairy. There is no middle ground on this one, consumption of dairy products directly impacts breakouts. Try almond milk on your cereal.
  2. Sticking with nutrition, sugar is the next culprit you need to limit in your diet. It contributes to inflammation and so to inflammatory acne. I agree that it is hard to eliminate completely but see how much you can clean up in your diet and watch the impact on your skin.
  3. Again, a dietary tip (see how much your gut health has to do with your condition of your skin?). Be sure to get your 5 a day and drink more water & herbal teas than coffee. Skin, like the rest of your body, needs the building blocks of a strong, healthy structure to flourish and a lot of this comes directly from your diet.
  4. Picking – everyone is guilty of it but squeezing blackheads, popping pimples and generally poking at your face will spread infection, cause scarring and definitely not reduce the breakout!
    1. Use ice to cool a hot or sore spot, it will act as an anti-inflammatory and make the spot clear more quickly. Remember, once you see a spot on the surface, it is too late to do anything about it.
  5. Using random products without any plan or cohesion. It can be tempting to try the latest internet ‘tip’ (who even starts these viral things??) but always consider the source! Professional skincare advice should only come from a skincare professional. Not a facebook meme. Mixing glue and charcoal and applying it to your face is not something you will find in any cosmetic chemistry textbook 😳. Believe me, if there were some instant or miracle cure for acne, we as skincare professional would know!
    1. Also, jumping between one product and another will never work, even if the products are great! Getting on top of acne is a long-term situation and even the very best acne control protocols take months to show the results on the surface as the foundation work in correcting dysfunction deep in the skin comes first.

As specialists in skincare, we also create our own skincare products including our very popular Blemish Control Cream.

 

This is an acne control system that works on all the causes of spots simultaneously to give you real, long-term results.

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Quick Fixes you CAN get for your skin

I hope by now you are aware that skincare is a long game.

Despite marketing promises and social media filtering there is no such thing as a magic potion for correcting skin issues such as acne, wrinkles, sagging skin, redness issues etc. etc.

Some of these issues are caused by internal factors such as genetic predisposition or medical problems, some are caused by years of accumulated external factors such as sun exposure, inappropriate skincare products or other bad skin and lifestyle habits.

Most things can be improved, many dramatically with a combination of long-term excellent skincare at home and appropriate clinical treatments for your particular skin.

So, what are these quick fixes then??

Strangely, it’s the things that you might think you can’t treat/improve/get rid of at all that are actually easy and quick to fix, such as:

  • Visible red veins on the face
  • Skin tags
  • Milia
  • Sun spots / age spots
  • Many other benign skin lesions

Great result achieved with a single cryotherapy treatment on seb keratosis

Have you been putting up with annoying skin lesions for years thinking that they can’t be addressed, or that it would take an expensive round of GP referral/dermatologist visits to treat?

Then you will be happy to know that all the above skin anomalies and more can be very quickly treated by Mariga at Skin Essentials right here in Wexford Town.

Using diathermy or cryotherapy we can quickly and easily remove unsightly or annoying lesions. Unlike a scalpel removal, these methods do not leave any scars.

We do a full consultation with you before treatment to determine suitability and also to let you know whether you will need one or more treatments, and how much each will be.

With prices starting from €35 for diathermy or from €75 for cryotherapy, and many lesions treated in a single session, now is the time to call and book your quick skin fix!

P.S. While we can’t change your skin long-term, we can get you short-term ready for an event or to kick-start you for a longer-term skin correction programme with our deep skin infusions.

Hydrating and plumping hyaluronic acid and revitalising vitamin C will give your skin a beautiful, dewy radiance from the first treatment – read more about it here.

 

Book your treatment with one of our expert therapists online below or call us on 053 9145981.

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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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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

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