Frequently asked questions

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

What are Wrinkle Injections?


Wrinkle injections are procedures where an active ingredient is injected into the treatment area to relax muscles that cause wrinkles. At Pep Me Up we use a superior and proven solution of muscle relaxing injections.




What is involved in treatment?


Marsha provides a full consultation and assessment prior to any treatment. A small amount of solution is injected into the selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. The procedure only takes about 10 minutes and the discomfort is minimal and brief. After the injection, it takes about 5-7 days to notice the effect and 10 days for the full effect.




Is this treatment safe?


The solution has been used for cosmetic purposes for over 15 years and for medical purposes for over 25 years. In addition to it’s cosmetic use, the solution has been used to treat cerebral palsy in children and movement disorders in adults. Although the wrinkle injections have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell your cosmetic practitioner if you have health problems or on any medications prior to treatment.




Are side effects possible with wrinkle injections?


Although side affects do occassionally occur Marsha takes particular care to minimise them. Minor side effects include bruising which may last 5-7 days, occasional redness or swelling which usually goes in a few hours. More significant side effects relate to dosage and positioning and that is why Marsha continues to undergo regular training and upgrading to fine tune her skills.

These more significant side effects include uneven results, poor or failed results, puffiness around the eyes and even mouth or eye droop if the wrinkle injections placement is inappropriate. These more significant side effects usually improve in 2-4 weeks and can improve quicker with appropriate care.




How long do wrinkle injections last?


It lasts for approximately 3 months, depending on the individual. The result will usually wear off progressively after 2 months as expression lines gradually return to their original appearance. The lines will never be worse after treatment. For some clients, the more often you have the treatment the less frequently it is required as the effects may last longer with each application.




What areas can be enhanced with wrinkle injections?


Anti-aging cosmetic practitioners are continually pioneering innovative techniques in non surgical cosmetic procedures including:

  • Lines and wrinkles on the upper face
  • Frown Lines (between the eyes)
  • Crow’s Feet (lines on the sides of the eyes)
  • Horizontal brow lines
  • Eye brow lifts
  • Facial lifts upper and lower
  • Enlarging and opening up eyes
  • Softening lines under eyes
  • Softening the lines in the neck
  • Softening and improving drooping mouth corners
  • Facial contouring
  • Migraine management
  • Excess sweating in the palms, feet and under arms
  • Managing teeth grinding and associated headaches





DERMAL FILLING & LIFTING

What is Dermal Filling and Lifting?


Dermal Fillers are products that are injected into the skin to fill in defects such as creases, lines, wrinkles and scars or to rejuvenate the skin and replace volume. Injected directly into the dermis (the deeper layer of skin), Dermal Fillers fill in and elevate the skin’s surface producing a smoother, more youthful and relaxed appearance.




What is involved in treatment?


Dermal Fillers are injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. Local anesthetic cream or dental blocks may be administered for increased comfort.




What do Dermal Fillers do?


Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen that has been lost by the natural aging process. Semi-permanent fillers work by creating an internal framework (or scaffolding) on which new collagen and elastin can attach creating the structure, tone and firmness for a more youthful appearance. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural.




Is treatment safe?


Although there are a variety of dermal filling products only proven and tested fillers are used at Pep Me Up. Dermal fillers are biodegradable and most are based on substances naturally occurring within the human body. As they are found naturally in human cells, dermal fillers are well tolerated and there is no need for allergy testing although the dermal fillers have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell your cosmetic practitioner if you have health problems or on any medication prior to treatment.




What areas of the face may be treated with Dermal Fillers?


The main areas treated with dermal fillers are; around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and brow. Dermal fillers may also be used on lips to redefine, enlarge or make fuller.




How long do the results last?


Dermal Fillers usually lasts between 6 to 9 months, depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin maintenance. Some longer acting Dermal Fillers can last between 9 to 18 months.




Are there any side effects to this treatment?


Side-effects of Dermal Filling may include some swelling, redness and occasional bruising. This will disappear within a couple of days although occasional severe bruising can last up to 10-14 days. Although most people resume their daily routine immediately after treatment some more severe side-effects, such as severe bruising and infection, can prevent you from resuming your normal duties for 2-4 weeks.





LIP ENHANCEMENT & LIP REJUVENATION

What is Lip Enhancement and Lip Rejuvenation?


Lip enhancement is achieved by injecting Dermal Fillers into the lips to enhance their size, shape or borders. Lip Rejuvenation also involves injecting dermal fillers into the lips to refresh older lips that have thinned out, developed lines within the lip, or around the lips and to rehydrate tired looking lips. Gone are the days when lip enhancement meant a duck bill or trout pout. At Pep Me Up we prefer a natural enhancement that will leave you with fuller lips that look just like you were born with them!




What is involved in treatment?


Dermal Fillers are injected into the lips in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. Local anaesthetic cream may be administered for increased comfort.




What do Dermal Fillers do?


Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen that has been lost by the natural ageing process. Semi permanent fillers work by creating an internal framework (or scaffolding) on which new collagen and elastin can attach creating the structure, tone and firmness for a more youthful appearance. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural.




Is treatment safe?


Although there is a variety of dermal filling products at Pep Me Up only proven and tested fillers are used. Dermal fillers are biodegradable and most are based on substances naturally occurring within the human body. As they are found naturally in human cells, dermal fillers are well tolerated and there is no need for allergy testing although the dermal fillers have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell your cosmetic practitioner if you have health problems or on any medication prior to treatment.




How long do the results last?


Dermal Fillers usually lasts between 6 to 9 months, depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin maintenance. Some longer acting Dermal Fillers can last between 9 to 18 months.




Are there any side effects to this treatment?


Side-effects of Dermal Filling may include some swelling, redness and occasional bruising. This will disappear within a couple of days although occasional severe bruising can last up to 10-14 days. Although most people resume their daily routine immediately after treatment some more severe side-effects, such as severe bruising and infection, can prevent you from resuming your normal duties for 2-4 weeks.





DERMAPEN

What is Dermapen?


Dermapen skin needling also known as microneedling is increasingly being accepted by the people and is one of the most innovative rejuvenation therapies available today for treating various skin problems. It is very natural that as we age the production of the fibroblast cells that stimulates the growth of the collagen and elastin diminishes, which will result in sagging of the skin, appearing of wrinkles and fine line and loose skin. It is very important to stimulate the production of the collagen and elastin for healthier and younger looking skin and this can be done with the Dermapen skin needling treatment. Dermapen skin needling will create the micro-injuries which will ultimately trigger the growth of fibroblast cells that will stimulate the production of collagen resulting in plumper and smoother-looking skin. Basically, the Dermapen skin needling helps the skin to repair itself after it has encountered any physical damage like cuts, scars or any other physical damage. When an injury occurs, your skin will destroy the old, damaged tissue that causes acne scarring and wrinkles and will replace it with freshly produced collagen. This treatment is best for all the skin types and tones, especially for the people who are facing a problem like acne scarring, wrinkling, fine lines and dilated pores. You might know that Dermapen skin needling treats the full face for the skin rejuvenation but it’s not restricted only to face; it can also treat the other areas of the body like the abdomen, legs, arms, and hands. It can safely treat all forms of scars like acne or surgery scars, abdominal scars, stretch marks, burn contracture scars and also the loose body skin.




Why choose Dermapen skin needling over the surgical treatments?


The Dermapen skin needling gives you rejuvenated and plumper skin with no pain, minimal discomfort and with very little downtime. In this therapy, disposable needles are used which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination. The depth of the needles is adjustable and this allows for a treatment customized to the patient’s needs. Being the most advanced treatment, it can easily treat the hard to reach areas like around the nose, eyes, and lips. Needles are injected vertically so that it can easily penetrate scar tissue. It is the most controlled and consistent treatment that yields optimal results. It causes less pain and redness for the patient.





Frequently asked questions

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

What are Wrinkle Injections?


Wrinkle injections are procedures where an active ingredient is injected into the treatment area to relax muscles that cause wrinkles. At Pep Me Up we use a superior and proven solution of muscle relaxing injections.




What is involved in treatment?


Marsha provides a full consultation and assessment prior to any treatment. A small amount of solution is injected into the selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. The procedure only takes about 10 minutes and the discomfort is minimal and brief. After the injection, it takes about 5-7 days to notice the effect and 10 days for the full effect.




Is this treatment safe?


The solution has been used for cosmetic purposes for over 15 years and for medical purposes for over 25 years. In addition to it’s cosmetic use, the solution has been used to treat cerebral palsy in children and movement disorders in adults. Although the wrinkle injections have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell your cosmetic practitioner if you have health problems or on any medications prior to treatment.




Are side effects possible with wrinkle injections?


Although side affects do occassionally occur Marsha takes particular care to minimise them. Minor side effects include bruising which may last 5-7 days, occasional redness or swelling which usually goes in a few hours. More significant side effects relate to dosage and positioning and that is why Marsha continues to undergo regular training and upgrading to fine tune her skills.

These more significant side effects include uneven results, poor or failed results, puffiness around the eyes and even mouth or eye droop if the wrinkle injections placement is inappropriate. These more significant side effects usually improve in 2-4 weeks and can improve quicker with appropriate care.




How long do wrinkle injections last?


It lasts for approximately 3 months, depending on the individual. The result will usually wear off progressively after 2 months as expression lines gradually return to their original appearance. The lines will never be worse after treatment. For some clients, the more often you have the treatment the less frequently it is required as the effects may last longer with each application.




What areas can be enhanced with wrinkle injections?


Anti-aging cosmetic practitioners are continually pioneering innovative techniques in non surgical cosmetic procedures including:

  • Lines and wrinkles on the upper face
  • Frown Lines (between the eyes)
  • Crow’s Feet (lines on the sides of the eyes)
  • Horizontal brow lines
  • Eye brow lifts
  • Facial lifts upper and lower
  • Enlarging and opening up eyes
  • Softening lines under eyes
  • Softening the lines in the neck
  • Softening and improving drooping mouth corners
  • Facial contouring
  • Migraine management
  • Excess sweating in the palms, feet and under arms
  • Managing teeth grinding and associated headaches









DERMAL FILLING & LIFTING

What is Dermal Filling and Lifting?


Dermal Fillers are products that are injected into the skin to fill in defects such as creases, lines, wrinkles and scars or to rejuvenate the skin and replace volume. Injected directly into the dermis (the deeper layer of skin), Dermal Fillers fill in and elevate the skin’s surface producing a smoother, more youthful and relaxed appearance.




What is involved in treatment?


Dermal Fillers are injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. Local anesthetic cream or dental blocks may be administered for increased comfort.




What do Dermal Fillers do?


Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen that has been lost by the natural aging process. Semi-permanent fillers work by creating an internal framework (or scaffolding) on which new collagen and elastin can attach creating the structure, tone and firmness for a more youthful appearance. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural.




Is treatment safe?


Although there are a variety of dermal filling products only proven and tested fillers are used at Pep Me Up. Dermal fillers are biodegradable and most are based on substances naturally occurring within the human body. As they are found naturally in human cells, dermal fillers are well tolerated and there is no need for allergy testing although the dermal fillers have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell your cosmetic practitioner if you have health problems or on any medication prior to treatment.




What areas of the face may be treated with Dermal Fillers?


The main areas treated with dermal fillers are; around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and brow. Dermal fillers may also be used on lips to redefine, enlarge or make fuller.




How long do the results last?


Dermal Fillers usually lasts between 6 to 9 months, depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin maintenance. Some longer acting Dermal Fillers can last between 9 to 18 months.




Are there any side effects to this treatment?


Side-effects of Dermal Filling may include some swelling, redness and occasional bruising. This will disappear within a couple of days although occasional severe bruising can last up to 10-14 days. Although most people resume their daily routine immediately after treatment some more severe side-effects, such as severe bruising and infection, can prevent you from resuming your normal duties for 2-4 weeks.





LIP ENHANCEMENT & LIP REJUVENATION

What is Lip Enhancement and Lip Rejuvenation?


Lip enhancement is achieved by injecting Dermal Fillers into the lips to enhance their size, shape or borders. Lip Rejuvenation also involves injecting dermal fillers into the lips to refresh older lips that have thinned out, developed lines within the lip, or around the lips and to rehydrate tired looking lips. Gone are the days when lip enhancement meant a duck bill or trout pout. At Pep Me Up we prefer a natural enhancement that will leave you with fuller lips that look just like you were born with them!




What is involved in treatment?


Dermal Fillers are injected into the lips in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. Local anaesthetic cream may be administered for increased comfort.




What do Dermal Fillers do?


Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen that has been lost by the natural ageing process. Semi permanent fillers work by creating an internal framework (or scaffolding) on which new collagen and elastin can attach creating the structure, tone and firmness for a more youthful appearance. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural.




Is treatment safe?


Although there is a variety of dermal filling products at Pep Me Up only proven and tested fillers are used. Dermal fillers are biodegradable and most are based on substances naturally occurring within the human body. As they are found naturally in human cells, dermal fillers are well tolerated and there is no need for allergy testing although the dermal fillers have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell your cosmetic practitioner if you have health problems or on any medication prior to treatment.




How long do the results last?


Dermal Fillers usually lasts between 6 to 9 months, depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin maintenance. Some longer acting Dermal Fillers can last between 9 to 18 months.




Are there any side effects to this treatment?


Side-effects of Dermal Filling may include some swelling, redness and occasional bruising. This will disappear within a couple of days although occasional severe bruising can last up to 10-14 days. Although most people resume their daily routine immediately after treatment some more severe side-effects, such as severe bruising and infection, can prevent you from resuming your normal duties for 2-4 weeks.





DERMAPEN

What is Dermapen?


Dermapen skin needling also known as microneedling is increasingly being accepted by the people and is one of the most innovative rejuvenation therapies available today for treating various skin problems. It is very natural that as we age the production of the fibroblast cells that stimulates the growth of the collagen and elastin diminishes, which will result in sagging of the skin, appearing of wrinkles and fine line and loose skin. It is very important to stimulate the production of the collagen and elastin for healthier and younger looking skin and this can be done with the Dermapen skin needling treatment. Dermapen skin needling will create the micro-injuries which will ultimately trigger the growth of fibroblast cells that will stimulate the production of collagen resulting in plumper and smoother-looking skin. Basically, the Dermapen skin needling helps the skin to repair itself after it has encountered any physical damage like cuts, scars or any other physical damage. When an injury occurs, your skin will destroy the old, damaged tissue that causes acne scarring and wrinkles and will replace it with freshly produced collagen. This treatment is best for all the skin types and tones, especially for the people who are facing a problem like acne scarring, wrinkling, fine lines and dilated pores. You might know that Dermapen skin needling treats the full face for the skin rejuvenation but it’s not restricted only to face; it can also treat the other areas of the body like the abdomen, legs, arms, and hands. It can safely treat all forms of scars like acne or surgery scars, abdominal scars, stretch marks, burn contracture scars and also the loose body skin.




Why choose Dermapen skin needling over the surgical treatments?


The Dermapen skin needling gives you rejuvenated and plumper skin with no pain, minimal discomfort and with very little downtime. In this therapy, disposable needles are used which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination. The depth of the needles is adjustable and this allows for a treatment customized to the patient’s needs. Being the most advanced treatment, it can easily treat the hard to reach areas like around the nose, eyes, and lips. Needles are injected vertically so that it can easily penetrate scar tissue. It is the most controlled and consistent treatment that yields optimal results. It causes less pain and redness for the patient.





LIPODISSOLVE

How does Lipodissolve work?


Lipodissolve uses PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE [PTC] as the main ingredient to breakdown the fat. Although PTC is naturally found in the body the PTC used in lipodissolve is derived from soybeans. You should not have the treatment if you are allergic to soybeans. PTC is injected with very fine needles directly into the unwanted fat deposits. The fat is broken down into a soluble form and removed by normal liver and kidney function.




Is this treatment safe?


Unlike liposuction and surgery, it is not associated with the risks of general anaesthesia or sedation, and the other complications of surgery. The major advantages of Lipodissolve include: - No general anaesthetic or hospital stay - Effective control of pain during and after treatment - An even pleasing contour is achieved as final adjustments can be made towards the end of the procedure - Minimal bleeding and bruising - Short recovery time - Rapid return to work and normal activities - No stitches are needed




Are the results permanent?


When appropriate diet and exercise is maintained the results of the procedure are permanent.




Are there any side effects?


Most clients experience bruising, swelling, tenderness and sometimes pain in the treated areas. This can last up to 2 weeks. Because the symptoms are mild most clients continue their normal activies after the procedure. Does the skin sag or loosen over the treatment area? As the fat is being removed, the skin tightens over the treated area; meaning there is no loose, sagging skin. This is one of the advantages over liposuction because the process is slow and the skin has time to tighten.




Can Cellulite be treated?


Cellulite can be successfully treated using a combination of ingredients which might include PTC and other safe mesotherapy ingredients. Exceptional results for treating cellulite are achieved by anti-aging practitioners through a customised approach. This involves a combination of mesotherapy and non-surgical technology that not only destroys fat cells but also tightens loose and sagging skin.




How much could I expect to invest?


Pep Me Up take pride in passing on to you the financial advantages we enjoy from being associated with Anti-Aging one of Australia ‘s largest providers of cosmetic enhancement procedures. We believe that everyone deserves to experience the many benefits of cosmetic enhancement and endeavour to make our procedures as affordable as possible.





THREADS

How long until I see results of the Matrix Mono Threads?


You will begin to see results within six weeks of

your treatment. These results will continue to

improve over the next 2–6 months as new collagen

is produced.




How long do the results last?


Matrix Mono Threads help to create new collagen

that supports your face and creates a tightening

effect that lasts 6–12 months after your treatment.

The results vary depending on lifestyle factors such

as smoking, alcohol, exercise etc. It is recommended

to have another Matrix Mono Thread treatment six

months after the initial treatment to maintain the

tightening effects.




Does the procedure hurt?


Topical anaesthetic will be applied before the

Matrix Mono Thread treatment, so you experience

minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may

experience a firm feeling and some tenderness in

the area that has been treated for a few days after

the procedure.




How long does the Matrix Mono Thread treatment take?


The time of the treatment will vary based on factors,

such as the size of the area being treated, but will

typically take anywhere between 30–60 minutes.




What is the downtime for this procedure?


A Matrix Mono Thread treatment may produce

swelling and bruising in the area that has been

treated, which will subside after a few days.

• Avoid Alcohol and smoking.

• Schedule procedure at least one week prior to a

special occasion or event.

• Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication

(consult Doctor prior, if necessary).

• Avoid treatment if you have active infections in

the treatment area.

• Please do not apply oil-based moisturiser or

makeup for the next 24 hours. After that, apply

your makeup gently for five days.

• When applying makeup, do not use brushes /

sponges for two days due to cleanliness of the

brush / sponge.

• Avoid facial contact with animals or their coats for

one week to ensure cleanliness.

• Ice may be applied to soothe area of treatment.

• Bruising is to be expected, but can be variable

from minimal to severe. Hirudoid or Arnica Cream

can be used to assist in resolution.

• Please sleep on your back and elevate your head

for the first three nights.

• Please do not have any facials or face massages for

three weeks.

• There may be mild tenderness in the treated area

for approximately one week.

• If you experience a ‘ping’ sensation where the

threads have been placed, massage for

2–3 seconds.

• Avoid strenuous contact sports for three weeks.

• Avoid exaggerated facial movements like chewing,

talking or yawning for three weeks. You may move

your face in a normal fashion.

• No dental surgery for four weeks.

• Avoid saunas or heat treatments for three weeks.

• Do not have heat treatments (RF / Laser) in the

area of the threads for three months.

• In the very rare instance that you experience any

thread extrusion after your treatment, simply pull

the thread out and disregard.





TEETH WHITENING

How long does a treatment take?


Less than one hour is all that is needed to achieve maximum results.




What results can be expected?


This depends on each individual and the extent of discoloration, generally from 5-14 shades lighter can be achieved. The more stained your teeth the more dramatic the result will be. Teeth whitening whether done by a dentist or another technician will not whiten your tooth enamel the process will bleach the stains on the surface of your teeth. The results are also relevant to how regularly you have a teeth whitening procedure or use home whitening treatments. Where whitening is done every 6-12 months it is considered a maintenance procedure and results will be less dramatic.




Should teeth whitening be done by a Dentist?


Teeth whitening is purely cosmetic and non dental. The products we use are gentler than and just as effective as those used by the dentist. All our products are Australian compliant and produced to the highest standards. Teeth whitening, no matter who does it bleaches stains from the surface of the teeth it does not whiten enamel.




Is teeth whitening safe?


We offer the latest whitening gel approved for use in Australia. We have a hygienic non-touch procedure at NO time will a technician touch you or your mouth. Our gel is gentle and safe, problems are extremely rare. Teeth Whitening is safe for crowns and veneers although these will not lighten as much as natural teeth.




Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?


Teeth whitening is a treatment most people want and can have, however, it is not recommended for children under 16 years of age or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not have a teeth whitening treatment if you have gum disease or are requiring dental work.




How long will a teeth whitening treatment last?


Teeth will maintain their fresh new appearance for around one year. Re-staining depends largely on diet and lifestyle. Smoking, coffee, tea, fruit juice, sodas all staining foods and beverages will eventually re-stain the surface of your teeth.