The word ‘CACI ‘ means: Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument
CACI treatment has over 20 years of medical research behind it and is completely safe and painless. It is the original non-surgical face and body lifting treatment which was devised by Dr. Thomas Wing of the United States.
Originally, the procedure was used to treat victims of bells palsy and strokes, but it was noted that when treating the affected side of the face, it actually lifted higher than the unaffected side.
It was in 1992 when CACI first came to England launching the Non-Surgical Face Lift.
Previously the CACI system had been used in the sports field for muscular injuries. CACI applications are also widely used in hospital burn units such as the Wellington Hospital, North London and by many physiotherapists for pain relief.
CACI uses a tiny micro-current that helps to tone, lift and re-educate the muscles back to their original position. Kinesiologists (muscle specialists) have demonstrated that any muscle can be re-programmed to accept or release its tone.
The face has over thirty muscles that lie directly below and are connected to the skin's surface. When muscles are stimulated they either contract (shorten) or expand (lengthen). It is the direction of the stimulus that determines which reaction takes place and this will be dictated by the positioning of the probes over the muscles. In either case, proper firmness is re-established through the non-surgical procedure by correcting the sagging muscle, which in turn corrects the sag of the skin.
The treatment also stimulates blood circulation, which helps improve muscle tone and counteract dryness. MICROLIFT works in harmony with the body’s own bio-electrical field. The body working from its own electrical impulses are very similiar to those provided by MICROLIFT, therefore the current is virtually sub-sensory. You feel very little if anything at all.
There is no visible muscle contraction so therefore skin and muscle tissue respond very quickly to this type of stimulation.
The long term effects of life’s stress eventually show somewhere on the body and the face is one of the first places causing degeneration and sagging. The tell-tale signs are these; the skin begins to drought, blotches of discoloration appear, muscles lose their tone, cheeks and jowls start to sag, wrinkles spread and deepen. We begin to look older than our years.
MICROLIFT was designed to retard the signs of ageing, keep the skin youthful and glowing and to keep the facial muscles toned. By working on wrinkles and laughter lines, firms up bags and tightens the muscles that make up the face. It not only improves looks, but also relaxes you and makes you feel better. It will leave your client’s face feeling alive and with a vibrant glow. Results are visible after the very first session although a course of treatments are required for more permanent results.
Treatments will stimulate the circulation of energy to the facial tissues and muscles. This increases the rate that the skin produces proteins such as collagen and elastin and the rate in which muscle tissue can be re - constructed. Treatments deal with both the skin and the supporting muscle tissue beneath it restoring form and vitality to tissues that have gone soft due to lack of use and lack of circulation.
The muscles in the face are like small elastic bands under the skin. As we grow older they lose their natural firmness and elasticity, allowing the facial skin to sag. This sagging becomes particularly noticeable around the mouth and chin. Even the slightest slackness has an undesirable effect on the facial appearance.
CACI is designed to give gentle exercise to the facial muscles, tightening and firming them in order to reduce slackness. Due to sensitivity of the facial muscles and the degree of exercise they require, facial improvement takes longer than improving the figure.
The treatments improve lymphatic drainage of the face resulting in complexion improvements and a reduction of eye bags. Treatments also soften scar tissue, lighten the colour of the skin and reduce the size of enlarged pores.