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LED facial – what does it do for your skin?

LED facial – why you need to add this amazing therapy to your clinical skincare routine. Anyone who has been to Skin Essentials by Mariga for a skin treatment is likely to know how much I love LED as a skin therapy tool! I have been combining LED into my treatments, both classic facials and advanced therapies such as microneedling, for ten years now.

Photo of client lying under the Celluma LED light therapy panel with the caption 'New Facial at Skin Essentials by Mariga The Light & Heat Facial treatment with TriPollar radiofrequency and LED light therapy'

Those of you who have already had LED facials with us will know how relaxing it is, and how your skin glows and feels incredibly smooth afterwards. But it is much more than a relaxing add on to a treatment. This simple seeming technology is working deeply in your skin to enhance cellular function that has an effect long after your facial is over.

So, what’s happening in your skin while you snooze under the panel? For the skin-geeky among you, here’s the science bit!

Light is applied to the face in a custom-chosen wavelength(s) between 400-830nm

Cytochrome C Oxidase is activated in the mitochondria and fibroblast activity is upregulated

Respiration, transcription factors, ATP energy production, angiogenesis, cell proliferation are upregulated while apoptosis (cell death) is decreased

Revitalised skin cell function and tissue repair manifest on the skin in visible results such as increased hydration, plumper skin, decreased lines, better colour. 

It is common to see an immediate result from your first LED treatment, particularly in terms of skin colour and smoothness but for lasting effects we recommend a course of 12 treatments taken at a rate of 2-3 per week when using LED as a stand alone treatment.

As part of a combined therapy such as bio therapeutic microneedling or light&heat radiofrequency therapy we use the LED in such a way as to enhance the effects of the principal therapy and results are seen from a single treatment.

Additionally, in a skin that is not suitable for hands-on treatment in the early stages of a corrective skin programme, for reasons such as hyper reactivity, you can benefit from LED as a gentle yet progressive skin therapy.

For more information or to book call us on 053 9145981 or visit our live booking page

 

Summer 2019 Advanced Skin Treatment Promotion Offers

List of promotional offers on Skin Essentials by Mariga wexford advanced skin treatments, 50 to 75 euro off special offers on microneedling, trifractional, pyramid facelift, LipofirmMed

I’m delighted to introduce our exclusive offers for our Summer 2019 promotion.

This year, we wanted to focus on the needs of our regular clients and make sure that you are getting access to offers that are relevant to you right now, so we have for the very first time included special offers on single treatments that you can use as a top-up to your previously-taken packages of skin treatments. But don’t worry if you are a new client, we have thought of you too and our single treatments can be taken as a taster of what we have to offer in terms of advanced skincare for you.

Of course it wouldn’t be our summer promotion if we didn’t have something new for you to try and this year that is the LipofirmMed skin tightening for face and neck. Get the details, pics and pricing here.

 

We also have some great treatments for chest/decollete area, some new, some long-term tried and tested. Whether you have sun damage, lines, pigmentation or skin tags on the chest area, we can take care of that for you. Read more here.

Which treatment is right for you? We always complete a consultation before any treatment, of course to make sure that it is suitable for you but also to gain an understanding of what is important to you in terms of outcome. But as a general guide, here is a summary of what the most suitable treatment is for the most common concerns we come across.

BioTherapeutic Microneedling – A combined therapy including classic microneedling with low level light therapy. This is perfect in a single treatment for anyone who is interested in maintaining their skin and collagen at it’s current good level, choose this one if you are generally happy with your skin and want to keep it that way! In a course, bio-therapeutic needling will refresh the appearance of the skin, smooth the texture, build collagen for long-term youthful skin, and address existing lines. Perfect for addressing the first signs of ageing for anyone under 35 (ish).

SmartMeso Infusion of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C – this advanced facial combines nano (very shallow) needling with electroporation and serum infusion to hydrate and revitalise skin much more deeply that a classic facial treatment can. Great as a pick-me-up for skin that has been neglected, after being sick or on medication, or for those who suffer a lot of dehydration due to environmental issues such as air conditioning, over heated rooms or outdoor work. All skin types and ages can benefit from this hydration and revitalising booster.

TriFractional Resurfacing – amazing for texture issues on all skin types and ages. This advanced treatment combines nano needling with radiofrequency in a treatment that intensively targets the upper layers of the epidermis to smooth texture, tighten pores, firm the jawline, reduce fine lines and brighten the whole facial appearance. Great in a single session as a jump-start to a better skincare regime. In a course, this technology will lift facial contours and refine deeper texture issues.

Pyramid Facelift – the star of the anti-ageing show, this treatment will do all that the TriFractional Resurfacing does, PLUS act on deeper layers of the skin to accelerate collagen production for plumping on areas beginning to get hollow such as undereyes or around the mouth. Choose in a single treatment for an intensive boost when upping your anti-ageing game or in a course to revise deeper lines, hollows and sagging if ‘cure’ rather than ‘prevention’ is where you are currently at!

List of promotional offers on Skin Essentials by Mariga wexford advanced skin treatments, 50 to 75 euro off special offers on microneedling, trifractional, pyramid facelift, LipofirmMed

All of our treatments and protocols are exclusive to Skin Essentials by Mariga, Wexford where we combine the very best that science and nature have to offer to produce incredible results in a safe, non-invasive manner.

Call us now on 053 9145981 / 086 3823608 to avail of our specials. Available from June 27th until  July 6th 2019 or while stocks last. We have just 10 of each of these specials available and it is first come, first served!

Summer Promotion 2019

It’s that time of year again!! Our hugely popular summer promotion is fast approaching and here is what you can expect this year:

NEW

LipoFirmMed Skin Tightening – an intensive course of skin tightening and contour defining treatments. This is a double intensity skin firming treatment – see all the details here 

Décollete Treatments – a suite of treatments designed especially for the skin of the upper chest, from quick hydration boosters to deep revision of sun damage, red veins or scars. Read all about them here.

THAT’S NOT ALL!

We also have super promotion prices on our most popular advanced anti-ageing treatments. For the first time, we have promotion offers on our single treatments – ideal for our regular clients for a maintenance treatment on your Pyramid Facelift, Microneedling or Mesotherapy, or perfect as a taster treatment if you are just thinking about moving into more advanced anti-ageing treatments. Details on pricing will be posted in my next email!

(Were you thinking about booking a course of treatments? Don’t worry, we have you covered with excellent package prices available on all our advanced treatments as standard).

Contact us on 053 914581 / 086 3823608

Or call in to our specialist cosmetic skin clinic at

10A Redmond Square, Wexford

Deluxe Dermal Infusion Skin Treatment

A brand new protocol from Skin Essentials!

I have created The Deluxe Dermal Infusion protocol in response to your requests to have a treatment that gives the relaxation of our signature classic facial plus the deep, long-lasting results of a clinical skin treatment.

Combining multiple elements from our extensive catalogue of exclusive specialist skin treatments, the Deluxe Dermal Infusion works on every layer of the epidermis to give you instant and lasting results for plumper, hydrated, revitalised and younger-looking skin.

What you can expect:

Skin is deeply and gently cleansed to prepare for all the goodness to follow…we then continue with a biodynamic lymphatic drainage massage of the face, neck and chest to promote nutrient exchange and drain any puffiness. (This is everyone’s favourite part of our custom facials, if you haven’t has this massage before, be prepared for a treat!!).  A custom-chosen enzyme is then applied to the face to work on any surface concerns and you will enjoy a hot stone shoulder massage while that activates. Then, after an aromatic hot towel steam,  it is time for the SmartMeso element of the treatment where Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C are infused deep into the epidermis to boost skin from within using nano-needling and electroporation technology. Finally we will massage in a deeply nourishing mask to condition and comfort the skin.

Taking approximately 80 minutes (a little more or less depending on how much infusion your skin needs during the SmartMeso phase of the treatment), the Deluxe Dermal Infusion treatment is available with Jane or Mariga, intro price €175.

Call us to book on 053 9145981 or 086 3823608

Book online here

Fixing my travel-tired skin – before and after pics

I’ve been doing a lot of travel for work lately and while it’s fun to see new people and places all the time, it definitely takes a toll on your face!

Yesterday I popped in to the opticians to look at the new stock (I LOVE buying glasses 😁) and took some selfies with a few styles on to look at later. Well! What I saw was tired, devitalised totally ancient-looking skin 😭 

Emergency repair works were needed immediately so I chose an EPM SmartMeso treatment, the fast-acting deep skin infusion therapy that infuses hyaluronic acid for hydrating and plumping, along with Vitamin C for revitalising, deep into the epidermis. 

Straight after treatment skin looks a little pink and can feel tight and warm but this morning I feel like I have a new (younger!) face.

I took a pic this morning with the same make up etc. that I had on yesterday and put them side by side to see the difference in just one day! 🥰 

What do you think? And should I buy those glasses I tried on??

I highly recommend this treatment if you need a quick skin pick-me-up.

Mariga x

 

Before and after pic of Mariga Sheedy from Skin Essentials Wexford showing the difference after one treatment, hydrated, radiant, softer

One SmartMeso treatment, one day apart

Read all the details here

Book it on special until the end of May here or call us on 053 9145981 / 086 3823608

This treatment is exclusive in Ireland to Skin Essentials by Mariga, Wexford.

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!

 

 

 

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!!

Sign up below to be the first to access our early bird introductory specials in our upcoming launch. (Early Bird list gets access a full week before anyone else on April 11th!!)

Photo of client having sartmeso skin revitalising infusion treatment skin essentials by mariga wexford

Special Offers are limited to the first 48 bookings!

Mariga x

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