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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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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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Mother Of The Bride 2019

Are you a Mother of the Bride or Groom in 2019?

Huge congratulations if you are going to be Mother of the Bride/Groom this year!

There are exciting times ahead as you help your sons and daughters organise their big day, but we understand its a big day for you too and you want to look your best and feel confident in your skin (and in the photos!)

Here are my top treatment recommendations for being photo-ready and confident mother of the bride or groom this year:

  • It’s never too early to start, particularly if you want to reduce lines. Some therapies need weeks and even months to show full results, especially on firming contours and reducing wrinkles. Give us a call as soon as the date is set and we will work out a plan for you.
  • Left it until the last minute? Don’t worry, we can still shave a few years off, at this stage we focus on temporary rejuvenation to get you camera-ready.
  • Be consistent, using your recommended skincare at home daily, drinking water and eating well every day will reward you with radiant skin and bright eyes for the wedding day and beyond.
  • As a general guide, you need 3-6 months for wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and lifting, 6+ weeks for removing brown patches, red veins, milia or skin tags, 6+ weeks for superficial rejuvenation, skin smoothing and brightening.

What can we do to refresh, rejuvenate and turn back the clock for you?

Here are some different options depending on how much revision you would like to achieve, how much time you have to prepare and of course how committed you are to achieving results.

Rewind with Divine Pro

Choose this when you want serious long-lasting wrinkle revision, skin tightening and scar reduction and have at least 3 months until the wedding.

We have options for every level of age revision from first fine lines to dramatic lifting and tightening.

What will it do for your skin?

  • Dramatic lifting results on wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Eye contours tightened, reduce crows feet
  • Jawline contoured
  • Cheeks and mouth area re-volumised
  • Amazing results on acne scarring – even old scars
  • Neck lifted and tightened
  • Double chin tightened
  • Pores Reduced
  • Visible, lasting results without surgery or injectables

Book FREE Divine Pro consultation HERE.

Try our new treatment – LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening! This is the newest treatment at Skin Essentials. 

LipoFirmMed is a very comfortable treatment to receive and takes just 30 minutes per session (to be 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.

LipoFirmMed is perfect for those who want visible, lasting results but do not want or do not need the added wrinkle reduction and resurfacing of the more intensive Pyramid Facelift treatment. Choose this one when sagging or crepey skin is your main concern. Especially effective on the neck!

Skin Peels

If you just need some superficial brightening and softening of the skin, enzyme or acid peels are the perfect choice for you. More than a facial, but still very gentle. 

A series of skin peels will refresh your look, hydrating, plumping and smoothing the skin. A minimum of three peels spaced one week apart is optimum, ending one or two weeks before the wedding.

What results can you expect?

  • Brighter skin
  • Smoother skin
  • Diminished lines
  • Evening out of skin colour
  • Makeup applies easily and beautifully

Cost: from €65 per treatment 

Remove annoying blemishes such as sun spots and red veins

Many women are perfectly happy with their skin but just have isolated blemishes on their face or hands that they would love to be rid of.

At Skin Essentials, we can quickly and easily remove sun spots, red veins, milia and skin tags with diathermy or cryotherapy treatments. Book a consultation 6-12 weeks before the wedding.

Cost: Diathermy treatment (red veins, milia) from €35, cryotherapy removal (sun spots) from €75 Read more

Last minute??

Book one of our results-driven facials where we can get your glow back fast! A customised facial will soften and brighten the skin’s surface for a dewy look and a perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

Or go high tech with our fabulous light & Heat SuperFacial! Combining Light Energy to revitalise skin cells, TriPollar Radiofrequency to lift & tighten skin along with DMA – Deep Muscle Activation therapy – to tighten the jawline, this gives results fast!

Cost: Customised facials start from €78

For more information call us on 053 9145981, or book a consultation to see which treatment would work best for you.

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Skin Peels – the lowdown

Skin peels, also known as acid peels or chemical peels, remain one of the most asked-about treatments in the skincare world.

Probably due to the amount of media exposure given to the many, many types of peel on the market.

It seems to me like every month there is some buzz about a new peel that gets people all fired up and the queries come in!

The first thing to know is that there is rarely a ‘new‘ peel on the market. There are some great ingredients that have been available for a long time with names that you will be familiar with such as lactic acid, glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

All of which are great tools when used correctly. Generally a new trendy peel that is getting media attention will either be a new brand with great marketing but nothing new to add to the tried and true peels currently available, or a new way of combining existing ingredients to create a specific outcome.

The fact is that there are great peels already available to professional skin therapists and the rest is just repackaging to satisfy the never-ending thirst for the next, newest thing being driven by our consumerist society!

Of course, every now and then, something new does come along but it’s not very often and I will always bring you the latest updates when that does happen!

The more interesting aspect of advancement in peel therapies is when new and subtle variations in ingredient combination or enhanced application techniques are developed that give us therapists the opportunity to custom-prescribe, apply and enhance traditional peels.

This has benefits for the client including things like more comfortable or faster treatments, custom peel courses that evolve as your skin does so that each treatment is blended based on the results of the last, less downtime from treatment and ultimately an enhanced experience in terms of the process and the results.

Peels are not the answer to every skin issue, but they are a great tool if you are looking to correct any texture issues from mild congestion all the way through to deep acne. They are also only as good as your commitment!

To see results, particularly on acne, you MUST have your peels when recommended and use the appropriate home-care as prescribed to get full results.

If you are curious about whether a peel or course of peels are right for your skin just get in touch with us and we will be happy to advise you.

Call us on 053 9145981 or book a consultation/treatment for the New Year by clicking the link below.

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Introducing the Total Transformation Treatment for 2019

We are delighted to give you a sneak peek at our NEW Total Transformation Treatment for 2019…

Say hello to our exclusive Modular Facelift!

What is the modular facelift?

This is a 6 part highly customised version of our Pyramid Facelift technology.

It includes a total of 6 full treatments of Voluderm or Trifractional Resurfacing, the number of each chosen according to your exact needs. Usually taken in six treatments over 6-10 weeks (the time frame will be set for your particular skin requirements at your consultation).

Spacing the treatments out over 6 sessions instead of the three usually recommended for the Pyramid Facelift, gives us the ability to micro-customise your results as each treatment will be determined on the results of the previous session.

What is the difference between the Modular Facelift and the Pyramid Facelift?

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The Modular Facelift uses a different application of the same technologies that we have been using in the Pyramid, but instead of using all three modalities in each session, we separate them out so that each one can be used at a higher or deeper intensity as a stand alone.

This gives us more customisability which is especially useful in the case of specific issues rather than general anti-ageing.

For example, choose the Pyramid Facelift for general age revision and all over skin rejuvenation and tightening where you want an all over lifted effect but do not have any one area of the face that is more aged than another.

Choose the Modular Facelift where there are particular parts of the face that may need extra or deeper work, such as very pronounced eye bags or loss of volume around the mouth. You will still get the general anti-ageing results as with the Pyramid Facelift but with added enhancement of extra attention to any particular problem area. (There is approximately 50% more treatment in the Modular Facelift package than the Pyramid Facelift trio).

The Modular Facelift is also a fantastic option for those with sensitive or reactive skin who cannot take the intensity of a Pyramid Facelift.

Dramatic results on:

  • Jawline tightening
  • Eye contour lines reduced (crows feet)
  • Eye Bags tightened
  • Loose skin is tightened and lifted
  • Cheeks are volumised
  • Smile line is lifted
  • General reduction in wrinkles
  • Younger, fresher appearance
  • Texture dramatically smoothed – satin-like finish to the skin
  • Scars reduced

Stay tuned for more details to come on our Modular Facelift.

We’ll be launching our Total Transformation package pricing and sharing the latest news and technology of our Modular Facelift with you in January, 2019.

January Introductory Offer: €1300 (save a total of €500 over indvidual pricing or save an extra €200 on our regular pre-paid package price of €1500).