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Which microneedling is right for you?

Microneedling is one of our favourite skincare treatments on the planet!

But did you know, there are many different types of microneedling treatments you can get at Skin Essentials?

How do you know which is right for you?

Microneedling: I absolutely love microneedling and incorporate it into almost all our anti-ageing programmes. There are many types for different levels of outcome and a customised plan will be created especially for your skin, but in general terms:

Classic Microneedling: Best for early signs of ageing such as first eye lines etc, in a course of 3. Excellent as a single treatment as a pre-ageing advanced facial to build collagen as a future-proofing method. Add into your treatment routine from late twenties onward to delay the visible signs of ageing.

Trifractional Resurfacing: Combines shallow needling with radiofrequency energy. Best for first lines, pores, texture issues. All ages requiring surface smoothing and tightening.

Voluderm Facelift: Combines deeper needling with radiofrequency energy. Best for hollows under the eyes, softness around mouth and neck rejuvenation. Usually age 40 plus.

Pyramid Facelift: Combines trifractional and voluderm technologies as above with radio frequency skin tightening to address all signs of ageing where revision is required on wrinkles, sagging or lax skin, texture and radiance. Usually 40 plus but can also be adapted to address pitted scarring on any age skin.

SmartMeso Nano Needling: Combines very shallow needling with vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Infusion. Best for dull, congested skin that needs a boost. Deeper than a facial but still focused on the uppermost skin layers to improve skin quality not structure or shape.

Level up! All of our microneedling treatments can benefit from the addition of a low level light therapy session applied immediately after the needling. Adding this booster treatment further enhances collagen production and reduces overall healing time. Highly recommended.

We have just launched a very exciting microneedling treatment from Amieamed Exceed, which is the most comfortable and effective microneedling technology in the country. We have Amieamed Exceed Microneedling exclusively in Wexford and Donnybrook.

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Microneedling – should it cause your skin to bleed?

The goal of microneedling is to strengthen the skin and support it’s processes to achieve a firmer, smoother and more even skin.

This is achieved by triggering the release of growth factors and cytokines in the skin which promote and increase cell-to-cell communication,

while also enhancing the absorption and processing of your homecare ingredients.

Ultimately the formation of new collagen is the end goal.

In order to get this response it is NOT necessary to penetrate the skin to a depth where you will cause bleeding, despite popular images on social media etc. where you will see a lot of epidermal trauma/bleeding allegedly associated with cosmetic or clinical microneedling.

These images are either used for sensationalism and share-worthiness or possibly because the person posting it is not educated in the latest microneedling techniques and science which has shown us that, unlike early attempts at refining the technique, needling to blood-depth is not at all necessary for results on skin rejuvenation.

In the skincare industry we now know that,

“new collagen forms no deeper than 0.6mm regardless of depth of injury”* 

This tells us that needling beyond that depth is pointless and will just give the skin more work to do in terms of healing, using up energy resources that could be better used in creating collagen fibres, the very end goal we are looking for.

So, absolutely not, you do not need to see bleeding as an end point on microneedling, this is very outdated thinking and not what you should expect from a practitioner who is up to date in education and experience in the field of microneedling.

Even better, the technology is being so refined that skin needling is no longer a treatment to grit your teeth and get through, it is by far more comfortable that it used to be. You may not quite sleep during your treatment but you may be surprised at how much the treatment has changed. Give it a try! Your skin will thank you.

*ref: “The Concise Guide to Dermal Needling”, Lance Setterfield, M.D. “An Alternative Treatment For Scars, Wrinkles and Skin Laxity”, (Matthias Aust, M.D., Des Fernandes, M.D. & colleagues).

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Which microneedling is right for you?

I absolutely love microneedling and incorporate it into almost all our anti-ageing programmes both in our Wexford base and our Dublin pop up clinics.

There are many types for different levels of outcome,

But in general terms I have outlined the differences below and tried to give a best example of what skin concern each is best for:

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  • Classic microneedling (Bio therapeutic Microneedling on our website) Excellent as a single treatment as a pre-ageing advanced facial to build collagen as a future-proofing method. Take in a course of 3 spaced a month apart for correction when you already have early signs of ageing such as first eye lines etc.
  • Trifractional Resurfacing: Combines shallow needling with radiofrequency energy. Best for first lines, pores, texture issues. Fantastic for resurfacing and revealing a smooth, glowing radiant skin. A great option to jump-start the skin after a period of neglect, or when starting a new skin regime. Results from a single session, take a course for deeper issues.
  • Voluderm Facelift: Combines deeper needling with radiofrequency energy. Best to address hollows under the eyes, softness around the mouth and to re-volumise cheeks for a youthful look. Best in a course of 3.
  • SmartMeso Nano Needling: Combines shallow needling with vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Infusion. Best for dull, congested skin that needs a boost. Have this in place of, or combined with, your regular facial 3-4 times per year for deep, deep skin hydration and cellular energy.

We use the above in a bespoke single-treatment, combination or series to address each client’s concerns, time availability and budget. 

Note: You may sometimes see microneedling described as ‘medical microneedling’ or ‘surgical microneedling’. These terms describe a much deeper type of needling that is performed by a doctor, or surgeon, and is a very different treatment, although the terms are often misused by salons or cosmetic clinics who perhaps don’t really have the advanced expertise to know the difference.

Some advanced types of medical/surgical needling even require a general anesthetic! Don’t worry though, you will get amazing results from cosmetic grade needling on all signs of ageing, wrinkles, scars and lax skin.

The previously mentioned options are usually used for very deep scarring or other skin conditions that involve the underlying structures and are strictly for the plastic surgeon’s office.

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Skin Texture issues? Solved with Trifractional Resurfacing

Is your skin texture the issue that is bothering you?

-Bumpy or rough feeling to the skin?

-Enlarged Pores?

-Dull, patchy surface?

-Acne scarring?

-Ongoing congestion in the pores?

Then you need to know about TriFractional Skin Resurfacing using the Divine Pro technology.

Combining a shallow type of microneedling treatment with radio frequency energy, the skin’s surface is gently but thoroughly resurfaced to leave it smoother, brighter and a lot more even.

With typical downtime of just a few hours and results visible from the very first treatment, we know you will love this just as much as we do!

From having a single treatment to rejuvenate and smooth minor texture issues, right through to an intensive series for scar revision, we create a programme exactly right for you. By combining this incredible technology with corrective homecare products adjusted for your particular skin’s needs, we both correct the issue and prevent it from happening again. 

When treating texture, we use a shallow needle array to direct the radiofrequency exactly where we need it within the stratum corner / upper epidermis, meaning the treatment is applied only where needed, giving a quicker recovery time.

From stand-alone TriFractional to treat superficial skin texture issues to combination therapies targeting deeper issues and scarring, we have almost limitless options to customise your resurfacing treatment.

Give us a call on 053 9145981 or drop in to us at our Wexford Town clinic (find us in Selskar, right next door to the Selskar Bookshop) to find out how we can help you today.

You can also book your complimentary Divine Pro Consultation online on our live booking system

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RF energy is targeted exactly where needed.

Before and after pics of eye and lip lines following first pyramid facelift treatment

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

 

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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Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling – Created by Mariga exclusively for Skin Essentials clients

Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling, What exactly is it and why is it available only at Skin Essentials by Mariga?

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One of the special things about choosing Skin Essentials by Mariga as your skincare service provider is that you are getting a completely bespoke experience. Not alone do we customise your treatment every time, we actually create protocols from scratch that are completely exclusive to Skin Essentials.

A good example of this is the Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling Protocol which I created (and copyrighted) in 2015.

At that time, and still currently as I write this, we were the only clinic in Ireland educated and approved by Dr. Lance Setterfield, global microneedling master educator, and also the only skin clinic in Europe with the world-leading Celluma LLT device.

Working closely with Celluma and bringing our own unparalleled levels of skin science education and experience into play, I created the treatment, and the name, Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling to describe the custom treatment we could now offer exclusively to our personal clientele. 

So, is it a combination of microneedling and LED and can’t anyone do that?

Yes, it is a combination of microneedling and LED and no, not anyone can do that! At least, not in the way we created. Our name ‘Bio Therapeutic Microneedling’ very specifically represents BIO photas, (creator of Celluma LED) THERAPEUTIC aftercare created only by Skin Essentials and the MICRONEEDLING protocols trained only by Dr. Setterfield.

Thus, the name very specifically relates to the treatment that I alone created combing all these elements. In addition, it is absolutely not a one-size-fits-all-treatment. Within the protocol there are any number of adjustments to each element that makes it completely unique to your own customised treatment. 

We do this with many of our treatments but I am specifically focusing on this one in today’s blog as it has been brought to my attention that Bio Therapeutic Micro Needling as a treatment name is being offered elsewhere and I want to assure you that I have never trained anyone else in this protocol and if they are using my protocol name then it is not with my permission and certainly they are not using the same techniques, products and skill that you can expect only from Skin Essentials therapists.

Usually I don’t care about the copycats, I have had to put up with that a lot in my career as I am always very focused on research, innovation and bringing the best to you, which sometimes other people (wrongly) think that they can recreate without doing the groundwork.

But in this instance I wanted to highlight it as it is a direct copying of a name I created but cannot be the same treatment as I have never shared the techniques so please don’t be fooled into thinking that you can get our treatments anywhere else. 

I really didn’t mean this to be a negative post but sometimes I get frustrated that clients are being fooled in this manner, always do your research and ask questions! I guess it’s obvious that anyone who is not concerned with copyright/IP infringement is hardly likely to have their clients best interest at the front of their mind when performing treatments.

On the bright side, know that you can always trust us at Skin Essentials to bring you honesty, integrity and originality 😀

Mariga x

Microneedling demo – watch me have the treatment done

Microneedling is our most requested treatment here at Skin Essentials by Mariga. It is also the one most people have questions about or don’t fully understand. I blame incorrect information on the internet for this – mostly for the idea that microneedling causes bleeding or is extremely invasive with a lot of downtime. In fact, bleeding is rare and isolated to areas where we have to work deeper due to scars. Needling for wrinkles, lines and age prevention is relatively non-invasive and much more comfortable than you would imagine. In the three minute video below you can see a snippet of me having the treatment done and get an idea of how easy it really is!

Microneedling is natural, safe, proven, suitable for almost everybody and my personal favourite Age Slowly treatment. Combine it with great, personalised homecare and regular maintenance facials for the ultimate in anti-ageing skincare. All our needling treatments include LED for an added boost of power and a relaxing treat after the microneedling.

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