What Is CACI?
CACI Micro-current lifts and rejuvenates working on the muscles and tissue. A one-off treatment will feel good but results will be seen after a course of treatments. It can be carefully combined with other therapies or used by itself. It is suitable for Men and Women.
At Cheshire Lasers we use a brand new 2015 CACI machine with the latest patented technology to deliver what CACI call a Non Surgical Facelift. We offer a wide range of popular CACI treatments including the popular Jowl Lift and CACI Eye Revive.
CACI Micro-current is:
- Non invasive
- Enhances natural features
- Softens and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Encourages collagen production to plump tissue
- Lifts sagging muscles
- Tones flabby or sunken areas
- Tightens and reduces open pores
- Improves colour and texture of the skin
- Reduces puffiness and dark circles under eyes
- Gives youthful appearance to the skin
- Takes 10 to 12 sessions over 5 to 6 weeks and then just monthly sessions to maintain
- Completely safe
Is the CACI Micro-current treatment effective?
Yes – although results will vary depending on the nature of your skin, tissue and muscles. For the younger person or the person with good facial structure, Micro-current is a work out for the facial muscles and in hand with regular skin care will help to delay the ageing process.
For those whose features are already beginning to slacken then the Micro-current will remind the muscles what they should be doing, whether the muscles need to relax such as on the forehead and frown lines, or need to tighten such as the cheeks, brows and neck.
Over time, the treatment will help to promote collagen production and will stimulate tissue and muscle mass, essential to the anti-ageing process.
It will not eliminate creases or deep wrinkles but will soften them. Although Micro-current is often referred to as the Non Surgical Facelift, in practice it has a natural effect with comments such as “you look great”, “you look five years younger”, “have you had your hair done”, and “have you been on holiday?” Just like working out in the gym, you will need to have maintenance treatments in order to keep the gains made.
How does CACI Micro-current work?
Micro-current was originally used in the medical world to treat Bell’s Palsy. It was used to restore muscle tone by applying tiny Micro-current electrical impulses to the affected muscles. It is now being increasingly used for a variety of uses including promoting soft tissue repair.
As we grow older our facial muscles naturally start to lose tone and elasticity making us look older.
Micro-current treatments apply tiny pulses of energy through cotton tipped probes into the tissue and muscle and out again to the other cotton tipped probe. The muscle is either stretched or squeezed as the energy passes through. The tiny current stimulates the Golgi mechanism, or brain, of the muscle to remind it what it used to do. As with any muscle work, it takes a number of sessions for the results to build up and stay. As well as affecting the muscle structure, the Micro-current stimulates the collagen production and generally helps with the skin tone.
Why have a CACI Micro-current treatment?
Following over 20 years of research and development CACI International offer a solution to combat this loss of muscle tone using CACI Micro-current facial toning therapy.
CACI uses a unique combination of specific waveforms and ultra low frequencies that work in harmony with the body’s own bio-electrical field, transmits tiny electrical impulses and signals that have been documented to stimulate muscle tone and enhance skin tissue.
CACI uses a unique bio-feedback mechanism automatically adjusts the micro-current output delivered according to each client’s bio-electrical field.
Today this proven technology is now available in thousands of aesthetic clinics as a painless cosmetic treatment and is commonly referred to as “facial toning” or “the Non Surgical Facelift”.
How is a CACI Micro-current treatment carried out?
Micro-current is delivered as part of a facial beginning with a thorough cleanse.
A thin layer of Micro-current gel is applied to the face and then two sets of probes with fresh wet cotton-tipped ends are used to stretch or tighten the muscles. You may feel the tugging and pulling from these actions and will soon grow used to them. You may end up sleeping and feeling incredibly relaxed! Each area is worked over several times. You might feel a small sensation from the current but likely only around the upper lip when it could be like a tingling. You may sometimes have an interesting flashing when working around the eyes although these have never yet been migraine-inducing. If you have metal fillings you may taste the metal in your mouth when working on the outside of your cheeks!
The gel is then removed and you are cleansed and moisturised. For the first treatment allow up to one and half hours for the consultation and photographs before and after.
Treatment sessions vary from 15 to 70 minutes depending on the treatment you have.
Photographs are taken again at the beginning and end of the course of treatments for comparison. Photos will never be used without your consent.
Am I suitable for CACI Micro-current treatment?
Yes, Micro-current is suitable for most individuals, for all ages from 30s through to 70s however results will very much depend on the individual.
Most people can have this treatment with the usual exceptions such as pregnancy; skin thinning medications such as Roaccutane; cancer; epilepsy; thrombosis; or a pacemaker or any rhythmic heart device fitted.
At least two weeks should be left after Botox and filler treatments though ideally you might have a course of Micro-current before getting the most out of fillers and Botox.
We would also want to avoid over-treating the skin so wait a week after skin peels before having Micro-current, although skin peels and microdermabrasion could be carried out straight after Micro-current.
Simple filings and dental implants are usually not a problem but metal work inserted following facial fractures and metal braces can be a problem and we can discuss this.
What should I expect after a CACI treatment?
Your skin may be pinkish for a short time after treatment but this will subside quickly. Normal activities can proceed immediately and no special after care is required except to drink extra water to aid the lymph clearage which will have been stimulated by the treatment. Your face may feel tighter or firmer and these effects will be less noticeable after a few treatments as this will become the norm. Your skin texture will improve and if you wear make-up you may find it applies better or that you may want to wear less.
How many CACI treatments are necessary?
Generally a course of 10 to 12 treatments are recommended with two a week, at least 24 hours apart, for about 5 to 6 weeks.
After a course of CACI facial toning treatments facial contours will look lifted and toned.
A monthly top up treatment is then recommended to maintain results.
What does a CACI Micro-current treatment feel like?
The treatment feels curious at first and then you will soon settle in to relaxing and enjoying it and then feeling energised and rejuvenated. At first you may feel skeptical that anything is actually happening but by the time the first treatment is completed you will feel for yourself. Sometimes it can be a bit tingly in places and we can discuss this. Some older clients may have very thin or tight skin round the temples and we will adapt the treatment as necessary to be comfortable.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are extremely rare and can include erythema (redness) but will disappear within a few hours.
Consultation Procedure prior to treatment
You must undergo a consultation with one of our CACI trained aestheticians to obtain details about your medical history and confirm your suitability for treatment. Before proceeding with treatment you will also be asked to complete a consent form.
How much is a CACI Micro-current Non Surgical Facelift treatment?
Buy a course of 9 of the same treatment get 1 free.
( Not available in conjunction with other offers.)