You can’t undo years of bad habits and unhealthy lifestyle… or can you?! Most of us know that regular exercise, proper sleep, a good diet, getting stressed less, and various other lifestyle routines can make a huge difference to our appearance and health of our skin. But most of us aren’t perfect (I’m far from it!) and apart from a small percentage of us, we’ve all done things that probably haven’t helped the cause: too much sun, too much drinking, smoking, kids (need we say more?)… Dr Eddie Cheng and his team at AR Plastic Surgery in Brisbane are getting some amazing results with non-surgical treatments to help their patients look rejuvenated, refreshed and potentially years younger. I asked them what their favourite treatments going into the summer months are and which ones will get the best results.

Anti-wrinkle treatments

Dr Cheng says anti-wrinkle treatments are still one of the most popular and effective ways to remove fine lines and signs of ageing, however to get the desired effect Dr Cheng says it’s essential to go to a practitioner who knows what they’re doing. “Anti-wrinkle injections can soften the existing signs of ageing, and also prevent lines from getting worse. With an ultra fine needle, I along with our Aesthetic Nurse, can treat specific muscles responsible for certain movements. Achieving a natural looking result to facial movement and expression, while softening harsh facial lines, is both an art and a finely tuned technical skill. We deliver natural looking results, so our patients look younger, not frozen. It’s so important to get a practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy so they know where they’re injecting”.

Chemical Peels

Dr Cheng says they love chemical peels as they are an inexpensive but effective way for patients to have an instant lift without the invasiveness of other treatments. “Chemical peels are designed to regenerate and resurface the skin by exfoliating the top layers of the skin which in turn improves sun-damage, pigmentation, wrinkles, texture and the overall appearance of the skin. Chemical peels can also help to address common skin concerns such as acne, solar lentigines, melasma, and keratosis pillaris. It is important to know that there are different types and strengths of chemical peels. Each is designed to suit different skin types and problems.” Again, this is why it is really important to go to a clinic with a good reputation and appropriately trained practitioners, even for something as “simple” as a chemical peel.


Losing volume in your face makes you look tired and less youthful. Dr Cheng says that well placed fillers can provide a completely natural looking rejuvenation. “Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar. The dermal fillers favoured by AR Plastic Surgery last longer, look natural and come in different formulations depending on the area we are treating. Dermal fillers for static lines (lines present when your face is at rest) used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections (targeting lines during facial expressions) can yield even better and longer lasting results.”

Skin Care

AR Plastic Surgery stocks Synergie clinical grade skin care because Dr Cheng and his team believe in these products and their commitment to Clean Science®. Synergie harnesses the best of scientific breakthroughs and botanical ingredients to protect, change and nurture the skin. Synergie products are Australian made and owned, not tested on animals and are Choose Cruelty Free accredited. All Synergie products are formulated using a ‘clean science®’ approach and as a result, all products are free from parabens, artificial colours and fragrances, or any questionable or harmful ingredients.
In Australia, our skin is exposed to harsh environmental conditions and requires effective products that create perceivable change, penetrate the skin for optimal delivery, and prevent damage from the Sun’s ultraviolet exposure. The Synergie range is suitable for every skin type with targeted ingredients to suit a range of skin conditions. Dr Cheng stocks the Practitioner range which is only available at medical practices due to the potency of the products for even better results! AR Plastic Surgery have available individual products or tailored packages, which are great if you are new to the range or are looking for a gift.

With the holiday season just around the corner, Synergie Skin has two amazing limited edition gift pack options for you to choose from:

The Luxe Edit

  • Presenting a collection of Synergie’s top five anti-ageing products, making this edit the ideal Christmas gift for a loved one or your skin-savvy friend who considers ageing as their primary skin concern.
  • The Luxe Edit gift pack comprises five anti-ageing hero products:
  • SuperSerum+ 10ml Epigenetically active age-defying serum
  • Ultimate A 10ml Essential vitamin A serum
  • Improveyes Night 10ml Advanced overnight eye treatment
  • ReClaim 30ml Essential anti-ageing moisturiser
  • Elastense 30ml Neck and décolletage anti-ageing ‘V-Lift’ firming cream

The Best Seller Edit

  • Whether your skin is dry, oily, ageing, sensitive, these global cult classics are the ‘can’t-live-without’ essentials to suit all skin types. Ideal for both men and women, this trio of faves is everything you need to cleanse, boost and protect your skin.
  • The Best-Seller Edit gift pack comprises three hero products:
  • UltraCleanse 120ml Concentrated foaming cleansing gel
  • Vitamin B 15ml 13% niacinamide serum
  • ÜberZinc 30ml Moisturiser with 21% zinc oxide

Dr Cheng and his team at AR Plastic Surgery are known for their natural looking and beautiful non-surgical treatments (as well as Dr Cheng being a highly respected plastic surgeon!). They say it is a busy time of the year for non-surgical treatments as patients come in wanting to get that natural looking glow for all their social activities and visiting friends and family but if you’d like to arrange a consultation to see how they might be able to help you, phone 07 3870 3960 and mention you heard about them through Plastic Surgery Hub!

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