“The Beauty Product
Mariga Sheedy is the best skin expert in Ireland. She’ll design a skincare programme that is unique to your needs. Her products are magic. She has done amazing non-invasive, anti-aging treatments on me.” – Norma Sheahan.
So many of you have reached out to us this week after seeing the interview with Irish A-list actor and all-round beautiful person Norma Sheahan in the Sunday Independent magazine.
The big questions have been around what treatments has she had and what products is she using so I thought that a blog post covering these might be of interest.
Update March 2019: See Norma’s cheeky mention of Skin Essentials on RTE’s Cutting Edge – too funny 🙂
Before I detail Norma’s journey with Skin Essentials I would like to thank Norma for her kindness in publicly recommending Skin Essentials and assure everyone that all details and photos of Norma’s skincare journey are being reproduced with her permission!
Norma has very generously allowed me to photograph and record her progress to share with our clients. But of course in general all your interactions with Skin Essentials by Mariga are kept in complete confidence, unless you choose to share your results yourself – and a heartfelt thank you to those who do, it really helps others to make the right choice when looking for skincare services and products.
So, to Norma’s skincare diary:
As Skin Essentials by Mariga’s core ethos is natural, non-invasive yet visible results on anti-ageing this fitted perfectly with Norma’s preference for a healthy, natural look, achieved by encouraging and supporting the skin to perform as it did in youth, without resorting to injectables or other invasive procedures.
The aim was to look like the freshest, rested, most radiant version of herself while retaining a completely natural look.
As with all corrective skincare programmes, we began with homecare to restore health, balance and integrity to the skin. This is a crucial step in any long-term results-driven anti-ageing programme. Without giving your skin all the ingredients it needs to fuel optimum collagen production, the results obtained from advanced facial treatments will not ‘take’ as deeply or last as long.
Once the skin was being properly supported on a daily basis with collagen-boosting and integrity-building ingredients we were able to begin clinical treatments to tighten, contour and refine the skin.
Corrective serums for skin restoration and anti-ageing – Hydra collagen Serum for long-term collagen production and protection used daily under SPF30. Age Slowly Serum 2-3 nights a week to boost cellular turnover, soften lines and improve texture. Lipid Repair Concentrate at night (after Age Slowly Serum when using) to strengthen cellular structure, soften and balance the skin.
We chose the Pyramid Facelift for Norma’s treatments. This combines three technologies in one intensive session to target the three main areas of skin ageing:
- TriPollar Radiofrequency to contract existing collagen fibres giving a smoothing and lifting effect while also stimulating new collagen growth.
- TrFractional Radiofrequency to resurface the skin, giving a beautiful soft smooth texture by refining pores, decreasing wrinkle depth, tightening jawline and eye area contours and smoothing out any areas of old scarring or bumpy texture.
- Voluderm for a natural filler effect to increase facial volume in areas that might be getting a little hollow or flat such as cheeks, mouth or under-eyes.
These technologies can be used alone where only one is needed, or combined to address all signs of ageing in one. As we have many clients that travel long distances to our Wexford Town skin clinic we find that the combination of the three technologies together – the Pyramid Facelift – is the most popular as it means maximum results in the fewest visits.
Results will be seen from the first session and the number of sessions required for each individual will be determined at the first consultation.
Generally speaking for a freshening of the appearance on skin that has only just begun to show faint line lines, texture changes or the first sagging of jawline or eye contours one to two treatments will be enough.
Where these visual signs of ageing have taken a deeper hold you would need to have three treatments and for deep revision we recommend six. Each is taken on average 3 weeks apart.
For Norma we decided to go with three treatments. I think a picture will say far more than words to show clearly the rejuvenation achieved!
These results will last several years when maintained correctly with daily home-care and occasional top-up single treatments (again, top-up frequency will be determined on a case-by-case basis but most people will return for a single top up treatment every 6-12 months.
Would you like to know more about our non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments and products?
Give us a call on 053 9145981, email firstname.lastname@example.org or if you want to get started right away on these amazing treatments book online for your Divine Pro consultation by clicking the link below.