Q&A with a Cosmetic Physician

Dr Ash Sankarayya

Considering cosmetic treatment in Brisbane?

Cosmetic Services are becoming more and more popular in everyday society.  It can be a really good way to boost self-esteem, which is often connected to a person’s appearance. Feeling good about yourself also relates to your general health and wellness, so the benefits are more than cosmetic.

If you’re contemplating having some treatment done, Dr Ash has answered some common questions which might help you make your decision. Dr Ash is a highly skilled Cosmetic Physician and GP in the Brisbane CBD. He has performed thousands of non-surgical cosmetic procedures for over twenty years.

Q:  How do I know which treatment is best for me?

This depends on what you want to achieve, like if you want to turn back the clock or enhance your natural features. At your initial consultation, we will spend some time talking about your desired look. I’ll then formulate a tailored treatment plan and explain the procedure in detail. There are a wide range of services available to you, such as anti-wrinkle and filler injections, peels and other skin treatments which are all safe and proven techniques.

Q: I’m worried about looking too ‘fake’. Will my results look natural?

The aim of treatment is to keep you looking natural and subtly refreshed. You will still look like yourself – the best, well rested version of you. As I am also a practising GP, my approach is holistic. I enjoy helping people feel happy with their appearance, which often requires only minor treatments.

Q: Are cosmetic procedures safe?

Both anti-wrinkle compounds and dermal fillers have been used safely for many years. All of the procedures that I perform are low risk, which will be carefully explained at your pre-treatment consultation.

Q: How much do treatments cost?

Treatments vary in price and start from $270. For anti-wrinkle injections you are charged for the number of units used, and with fillers per syringe. If your treatment is undertaken at the same visit, the consultation charge of $100 is waived.

Q: How long do the results last?

Anti-wrinkle injections usually last 3 to 4 months or longer and fillers 6 months or more depending on the type.

Q: Where can I go to get treatment and how long does it take?

I perform all procedures inside SmartClinics George Street medical centre in Brisbane city. Allow 30-60 minutes for your procedure if you are a new patient. Most procedures have minimal or no downtime and many can be done during your lunch break.

Q: What do I have to do to prepare for the procedure?

There is no specific preparation though avoidance of blood thinning medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, certain vitamins and alcohol is sensible. Please do not cease any prescribed medication.

Q: How do I make an appointment with you?

Simply call the lovely reception staff at SmartClinics George Street on (07) 3236 2559 and tell them you would like to make a time for a cosmetic treatment.


If you have questions for Dr Ash, please send us a message on Facebook or call the clinic directly to make a booking for an initial consultation.  SmartClinics has a number of Cosmetic Physicians across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns. For more information about specific cosmetic treatments available click here.