Category Archives: Treatments

Microneedling vs Divine Pro – what’s the difference?

Microneedling has long been at the core of our natural, skin-supporting treatments in Skin Essentials for years.

As all long-term fans of our methods will know, needling is a proven and non-invasive way to both rewind some years from the face and to maintain a youthful complexion.

So, why consider changing to Divine Pro treatments?

Microneedling is still at the core of all of our new treatments!

On the Divine Pro platform we can combine multiple technologies together to enhance the speed and depth of outcomes on every skin issue from laxity to wrinkles to texture issues. We still love and use microneedling, now it just gone large!!

See the quick video below to hear more detail on how the new combination technologies will benefit your skin.

Book your FREE Divine Pro consultation to get started.

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Skincare – science or art?

As skin treatments become more and more scientific, I think it is a good time to look at the question of whether skin treatment is more science or art.

I believe that it is a blend of the two.

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The science of skin chemistry and technological advances have come so far in recent years that it can be easy to believe that simply having a set course of treatment or using a particular product will get the same result every time.

Certainly, marketing is slanted to encourage that belief.

But really, this is an impossibility. Yes, for example, microneedling is a tool that is used to build collagen thereby reducing wrinkles and smoothing skin.

But is it the same treatment regardless of who performs it? Definitely not!

How can this be?

If the device manufacturers protocol says ‘use at ‘x’ depth for a duration of ‘y’ minutes, should the outcome not be predictable and uniform? Well, the ‘how’ of using any tool can only ever be a guideline and is usually included to satisfy insurance requirements.

The practicality of using this tool is that every skin you see will be to some degree thinner or thicker than the last. On any one face the skin is thinner and thicker over different areas.

This is where education (NOT brand training) and experience come in. Any seasoned and up to date skin therapist knows the many, many nuances that different types of skin can show.

Add to this the differences in our skin at different times of the year, different times of the month, genetic predisposition, individual sun damage etc. etc. etc. and you can begin to appreciate the professional judgement element that each therapist must use in every individual case.

To add another layer of difference, in our example of microneedling, having the professional treatment is only half the story. There is no point in stimulating fibroblasts to make new collagen fibres if you are not also providing the building blocks.

Targeted collagen-building home skincare is essential to the outcome. Without it, it is like pressing the accelerator of your car with no petrol in the tank, you are getting nowhere!

(Ever have microneedling that just didn’t work? This can be why).

Art or science? Definitely both!

This reasoning of course does not just apply to any example of microneedling, the same can be said for peels, radiofrequency treatments, and our most popular anti-wrinkle treatment – The Pyramid Facelift – will never be the exact same series of setting for any two clients, we choose the intensity of various aspects for the second treatment on the results of the first!

My recommendation – always look for the most experienced therapist possible for whatever treatment you want, be it skincare or any other discipline. Choose someone who specialises in the area you are interested in.

Feel free to ask about qualifications, specialisations, advanced training and insurance. Ask about independent training in skin science and related topics.

Any therapist with this level of interest in investing in their education will be a great option. You will not offend anyone – I promise you we love to talk about all our expertise!

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Celebrity Fans of the Pyramid Facelift

Have you experienced the amazing results of the Pyramid Facelift and other Divine Pro advanced facial treatments yet?

Get on board with the best skincare advancement the industry has seen in decades and discover the best skin of your life, just like the celebrity A-list.

Denise Van Outen is one of Shane Coopers regular clients for the Pyramid Facelift. She’s a huge fan of this treatment.


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Actor, model and lifestyle guru Vivienne Connolly chooses Skin Essentials by Mariga for there skincare, here having the famous Pyramid Facelift

Is Meghan Markle’s ageless skin down to #pyramidfacelift treatments?

Cheek plumping and smoothing is a fab effect of both the Voluderm and Pyramid Facelift treatments as seen here Michelle Keegan celebrity speculation. Exclusive in Ireland to Skin Essentials by Mariga

Cheek plumping and smoothing is a fab effect of both the Voluderm and Pyramid Facelift treatments

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Michelle Keegan appeared in Reveal magazine as a possible Pyramid Facelift client.

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Irish actor Norma Sheahan is a regular to Skin Essentials and swears by the Pyramid Facelift. These are her results after just 2 treatments.

To find out more about our Divine Pro treatments and the Pyramid Facelift at Skin Essentials, call us on 053 9145981 or book your FREE consultation online.

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Red vein removal – FAQ’s

One of my favourite treatments to do is red vein removal on the face and neck.

Many people don’t realise first of all that it can be done at all and secondly how quick and easy it is.

I have put together the top red vein removal FAQ’s I get asked below. I hope you find it helpful.


What is it called – how do I find it on your menu?

Red vein removal, broken capillary treatment, short wave diathermy, electrodessication, cauterisation of broken veins. All the same thing 🙂 On our treatment list you will see it listed as short wave diathermy or red vein treatment.

Is it just for face?

I do work only on the visible veins on face and neck, sometimes upper chest. On the lower body the treatment is not as effective.

How long does it take?

It takes just seconds to treat a tiny capillary, up to a minute of treatment for a large spider vein. You can have just one large lesion treated or multiple capillaries in the same session. I treat up to 15 minutes in a single session which will allow for treating 20-30 capillaries depending on size. Each session is tailored for your own skin’s needs, tolerance level and sensitivities.

How many treatments will I need?

Tiny capillaries will disappear after one treatment in most cases. medium to larger ones will need 2-3 treatments. Fading of all size capillaries is achieved from the first treatment. Few people need more than 3 sessions taken in the space of 3-6 months. This is based on having an average distribution of visible capillaries on the nose and cheek area.

Are there any contraindications?

As always, there are some. You will be restricted if you have diabetes, are taking certain medications such as blood thinners or have undergone certain surgeries. We take a full consultation to determine suitability prior to treatment.

Can any other skin irregularities be treated in the same way?

Yes, this technology can be used in the same manner on lots of different types of benign skin lesions from milia to skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia and round red ‘hot spots’ to name a few.

See more details and our current pricing here or call us on 053 9145981 for details.

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Décolleté Treatments from Skin Essentials

DĂ©colletĂ© Treatments from Skin Essentials – skin rejuvenation for the upper chest

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DĂ©colletĂ©, chest, cleavage area – whatever you call it, the issues are usually the same.

As this is an area that gets a lot of sun over the years, your décolleté can let you down in terms of accelerated skin ageing.

We generally don’t look after this area with skincare the way we would the face and neck and you can be left with dry, creased and uneven coloured or textured skin on your upper chest that can really give the game away when it comes to wearing anything even remotely low cut – never mind strapless!

Other skin issues that can affect the chest area are red veins, skin tags and pigment spots.

Are you one of the many women who avoid plunging necklines like the plague when shopping for a party or event dress – and doesn’t that really narrow your choices?! Well you don’t have to restrict yourself any more. If you are bothered by any of the above then read on to find your simple, fast solution from Skin Essentials by Mariga.

Décolleté Treatments:

Age spots, sun spots – Simply removed with cryotherapy in a very quick treatment. Give yourself 3 weeks before a big event to heal completely! From €75

Red veins, skin tags, milia – We use diathermy electrodessication to remove these nuisance lesions (in the case of large skin tags we recommend cryotherapy instead, see above). From â‚¬80 

Uneven texture, rough or bumpy skin – We have several treatments for this issue depending on severity. From a firming enzyme add on during your regular facial (€25 as an add on) or a customised acid peel (from €70) to TriFractional skin resurfacing using combined microneedling and radio frequency energy (€300) we have solutions for every need and budget. Call us to arrange your free consultation to determine which is best for you.

Crepey, lined and sun damaged skin – From a course of six of our brand NEW LipofirmMed radiofrequency dĂ©colletĂ© treatments (€500 in a package price) which will smooth out lines for long-term results to a Pyramid Decollete Treatment (€395) for deeper lines and sun damage-related issues, we can design the treatment or course of treatments just for you.

See all our treatments here or call us on 053 9145981 / 086 3823608 to discuss a bespoke package for you. Our Wexford Town Skin Clinic is centrally based in Selskar, just off Redmond Square.

Should you use your skincare products on your chest too?

This is a personal choice of course, keeping this area rejuvenated and smooth is definitely easier in the long term if you use skincare products daily.

What do I recommend?

SPF30 during the day any time the skin of the chest is exposed – even if it’s winter or you are mostly inside! If your skin is covered then use a nice quality unscented body oil or lotion.

Age Slowly Serum – use one pump of serum over the upper chest area at least three times a week at night, daily for deeper revision.


Fast results on anti-ageing, fab for the New Year!

Fast results on anti-ageing, look fab for the New Year!

Do you wish for a tighter jawline, smoother décolleté or a more even skin colour or texture?

Start now, begin to see results in time for Christmas and a fresh, new you for the New Year.

One of the best parts of our year here at Skin Essentials was bringing in brand new technologies that bring you incredible results, fast!

We have always brought you products, treatments and technologies that give results in a non-invasive, natural, skin-supporting manner but the trade off has always been in waiting for your results.

Well, not any more!

With our new technologies we can bring you lasting results fast on all of the following problem areas, so you can have your desired look in plenty of time for the party season.

This is just a selection of the treatments we offer, if you don’t see the solution you are looking for on the list just call us on 053 9145981 for more information.

Treatment: Jawline Lift

Results: Tighten jawline and under chin area with Deep Muscle Activation and Radio Frequency

Sessions Required: Six sessions, 15 minutes each, one week apart

See results in: from first treatment

Results will last: up to 18 months

Cost: €350 as a package

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

Jawline Lift with TriPollar & DMA Before and after 5 treatments

Treatment: Décolleté (chest) Smoothing

Results: Plump and rejuvenate an ageing upper chest area

Sessions Required: Six sessions, 20 minutes each, one week apart 

See results in: From first treatment

Results will last: Up to 18 months

Cost: €350 as a package

Treatment: Pyramid Facelift

Results: Dramatic changes in skin tightening, wrinkle reduction texture and colour of the face, eyes and neck

Sessions Required: 3-6, 40 minutes each, 2-4 weeks apart

See results in: From first treatment

Results will last: 2-4 years

Cost: €990 as a package of 3

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Treatment: Red vein removal/reduction

Results: Reduce and eliminate visible red veins on the face, neck & chest

Sessions Required: 1-3, 6 weeks apart

See results in: From 1 week after first treatment 

Results will last: 12-18 months+

Cost: €70 per treatment

Red vein treatment of capillaries before (left) and after first session

Treatment: Skin Tag / milia removal

Results: Reduce and eliminate small skin tags on the face, neck & chest

Sessions Required: 1-2, 6 weeks apart

See results in: From 1 week after first treatment 

Results will last: 12-18 months+

Cost: €70 per treatment

Treatment: Cryotherapy brown spot removal

Results: Reduce and eliminate brown pigment patches / sun spots / age spots

Sessions Required: 1-2, 6 weeks apart

See results in: a few days

Results will last: permanent (as long as home-care advice is followed)

Cost: from €75 per treatment

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.

Treatment: Eye Bag Tightening

Results: Reduce and eliminate puffy/sagging skin under the eyes

Sessions Required: 6, 7-10 days apart

See results in: a few weeks

Results will last: 2+ years

Cost: €500 as a package of 6

Pic showing before and after close up on eye bags which have been eliminated using voluderm technology exclusive in Wexford to Skin Essentials by Mariga

Dramatic results on eye bags in six treatments – we can do a full face treatment or concentrate on just one problem area

For more information on these or any of our treatments give us a call on 053 9145981 / 086 3823608 or check out our treatments page here.

Did you know? We can create bespoke programmes tailored to your skin. Call in to us in our Wexford Town based skin clinic to arrange a bespoke Divine Pro treatment consultation free of charge.

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Does your face look younger than your neck?

Does your face look younger than your neck?

If so, you are definitely not alone.

We get many inquiries at our Wexford Town Skin Clinic as to what can be done for neck rejuvenation.

I think that there are a couple of main reasons so many people are having this issue:

  • Gravity vs Technology.
  • Botox/Fillers in the face.
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Seeing this screen grab of Sonia O’Sullivan on TV recently inspired this post!

Up to now there has not been much on the market to combat the effects of gravity on the jowl area, under the chin and sides of the neck. This is where looseness appears first and it used to be practically impossible to correct without surgery.

Thankfully we now have non-surgical technology that can have a huge and lasting impact on the skin of the neck. From a gentle tweak on the first signs of ‘slippage’ using TriPollar radio frequency and DMA jawline lifting, to intensive correction using a blend of TriPollar and Pyramid Facelift technology we can create the perfect package for your needs and achieve visible, lasting results without surgery. 

The same techniques and technology apply to those who have noticed that anti-wrinkle and filler injections in the face have begun to leave them with a noticeable discrepancy between the age appearance of their face and their neck.

It is painful, costly and not always do-able to extend these treatments to the neck area so TriPollar and DMA is a fantastic option now available.

Remember, Skin Essentials by Mariga is the first in Ireland with this technology and you will not get this anywhere else in Wexford.

More about our exclusive non-surgical radoiofrequency and fractional technologies including before and after pictures, celebrity clients and pricing.

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