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Lifestyle : Enhance Yourself Special Report December
1HERSA1 0058 FACIAL UPLIFTS 'NON-SURGICAL FACE LIFTS' ADVERTORIAL BY MD COSMEDICAL SOLUTIONS LEADING AUSTRALIAN COSMETIC PHYSICIAN DR BUDDY BEAINI EXPLAINS HOW MODERN ADVANCEMENTS IN NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS CAN PREVENT THE NEED FOR INVASIVE FACELIFT SURGERY 'Non-surgical anti-ageing treatments are highly sought after by patients who want to combat the effects of ageing without going under the knife. The most effective, popular, and safest of these treatments are Absorbable Thread Lifts, Thermage CPT and Fraxel Repair CO2 Laser. The benefits of different non-surgical facial treatments, when used singularly or in combination, can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the skin, without the downtime associated with more invasive risky procedures', says Dr Buddy Beaini. Most people want to turn back the clock and restore tighter skin, facial lifting, and a more youthful-looking complexion - but don't want to commit to surgery. When used in tandem, these procedures can produce outstanding synergistic results. Fraxel Repair CO2 Laser is a revolutionary new ablative fractional technology offering both Skin Contracting & Regevenation. Fraxel CO2 Laser is an excellent option for patients that are seeking combinational outcomes such as skin tightening, improving deep lines, smokers lines, deep scars, pigment and severely sun-damaged skin. Most patients require only 1-2 treatments and downtime is usually several days. FRAXEL CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER These treatments are available only at Specialised Cosmetic Medical Clinics, and treatments are performed by skilled cosmetic physicians. As a specialty, MD Cosmedical Solutions has safely and successfully performed over 7,000 non-surgical facelifts. These non-invasive treatments offer an effective and the safest solution to improving the appearance of the skin and to postpone or even negate the need for surgery. The new Absorbable Thread Lift Facelifts are a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure for facelifts and redefining the ageing facial contours. Unlike facelift surgery, Thread Lifts have minimal downtime & bruising, no scarring and results appear natural. Thread Lifting is a simple in-clinic 30-60 minute procedure performed under local anesthetic. Results begin immediately & continue to improve with time. The Threads have tiny barbs that gently anchor sagging skin into the desired uplifted position. These threads are absorbable, meaning that once placed in position, they gradually dissolve. Concomitantly the threads create collagen forming supportive scaffolding to sagging skin with results lasting up to 5 years. The Absorbable Threads can deliver the following results: THREAD LIFTS Before After The new Thermage CPT is a patented non-surgical Facelift & Skin Tightening procedure involving the use monopolar radiofrequency. Thermage CPT is the only proven technology that can effectively reach all skin layers to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen resulting in skin tightening. Results begin immediately after treatment and continue to improve with time. The results last for up to 3-5 years in most individuals. There have been over 1 Million Thermage treatments performed with a 94% success rate (ASLMS study 2005). Tthe advantages of this true "lunch-time" procedure, when performed by qualified doctors, is that there is no downtime, anesthesia, or risk of infection. Thermage CPT is suitable for the following body areas: hands, buttocks THERMAGE CPT Before After Dr Buddy Paul Beaini MB. BS. DCH. ASCM MD Cosmedical Solutions Australia's Thermage & Fraxel Leaders Sydney CBD (Sheraton Hotel) & Wahroonga www.mdcosmedicalsolutions.com.au PH 1300 885 808 58 ENHANCE YOURSELF SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012 THE SUN-HERALD Virtual classes . . . Tom Shugg, right, facilitates online chats between Australia and China. Manisha Lee, above, finds it more natural to pick up Spanish via Facebook. A new language of learning Jason Mountney discovers burgeoning choice outside conventional foreign language lessons. Onatriptoseeher extended family in Ukraine, 33-year-old Samantha Dybac had a revelation. "I remember thinking back then that it was such a wonderful feeling to be in another country and understand another language," says Dybac, who lives in Darlinghurst and runs a communications business. "At the beginning of this year I decided to make a list of things I had been getting around to and make sure they happened. Going back to Ukrainian school was one of them." When she was a child, Dybac's Ukrainian grandfather would take her and her siblings to language and culture classes every Saturday. "I can understand Ukrainian quite well, especially at functions and when my parents speak to my grandmother," Dynac says. "However, my ability to put together long sentences with the right tense and structure is limited." So she now attends classes in Strathfield. "The classes are an engaging mix of reading, listening and spoken word. There are also a few language games thrown into the mix," Dybac says. She also speaks Ukrainian with her grandmother. A desire to keep in touch with family and heritage is one reason thousands of Sydneysiders attend language classes and take immersion holidays to destinations where every shopping trip is a language lesson. But there are other ways to learn a language than sitting in an evening class or buying cheese in a French town. Melbourne entrepreneur Tom Shugg, 28, has been learning Mandarin since he was in high school, continuing on into university. But he found the way it was taught to be frustrating. "I found it really difficult to have the opportunity to practise speaking with native Chinese speakers," he says. So on a trip to Beijing, Shugg set up the My Chinese Tutor online service, which streams live conversations between students in Australia and tutors in China. Each tutor has a specialty, such as young children or beginners, and classes are priced at $US29 ($A27.70) for a single 50-minute lesson or $US22 a go for multiple tutorials. "The main advantage of an online learning system is that we allow students to pick their own tutor and their own lesson time," he says. "Only requiring a computer and an internet connection means that lessons can be conducted anywhere; be it an office, a classroom or a cafe.'' Shugg says the government's recent white paper on boosting the teaching of Asian languages in Australia is potentially a great help for his company. Another alternative to the conventional lesson takes place every day on Facebook. Chilean Tatiana Arrano set up a Facebook group, Spanish in Australia, to encourage users to chat in Spanish and access learning materials such as videos at their convenience. "I taught Spanish in a well-known language institute in Sydney where classes were very structured," she says. "With Spanish in Australia, I want people to learn as kids learn just by seeing the action in a natural and fun way." Manisha Lee, who grew up speaking English and Marathi, has learned Mandarin and Italian in more structured lessons. But she thinks that with Arrano's approach she will pick up Spanish in a totally different way. "The funny thing is the social aspect of Facebook makes the Spanish learning seem more immersive than a university setting," she says. "You read about everyday things in a very natural way. You see happy snaps or videos -- just like you would see on a friend's Facebook page -- except that these happen to be in Spanish."
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