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Why book a CACI facial at a spa?

Never experienced a CACI non-surgical facial? CACI’s Training and Development Officer Lauren Evans helps to demystify this much-loved British aesthetics treatment.

I’m thinking of booking a CACI facial treatment on my next spa visit. What does a CACI facial involve?

Think of it as a high-tech facial workout. CACI microcurrent delivers tiny electrical impulses that mirror the body’s own natural bioelectrical field. Microcurrent stimulation helps to re-educate the muscles and lift, firm and tone. It has a dramatic lifting effect on facial muscles and the contours of the face. Together with S.P.E.D microcurrent LED technology – developed for CACI’s Synergy system - it delivers dual action facial toning and skin rejuvenation using high brilliance pulsed LED light stimulation.

Is it safe?

Absolutely. Microcurrent therapy was originally developed as a medical application to treat facial palsy and restore muscle tone by applying tiny microcurrent impulses to the affected muscles Today, this proven technology is now available in thousands of aesthetics clinics and spas worldwide as a painless cosmetic treatment.

How will it feel on my skin?

CACI treatments are virtually sub-sensory, but you might experience a slight tingling sensation on the skin, or a metallic taste in the mouth that quickly disappears. With the orbital microdermabrasion element of the treatment, there’s no dragging or pulling, and the simultaneous vibrations make the treatment very comfortable. While the deep cleansing ultrasonic peeling creates vibrations to draw skin impurities to the surface creating slight warmth to the skin.

Can I go from spa treatment to spa lunch without anyone noticing I’ve had a treatment? Yes - all CACI treatments are non-invasive and gentle on the skin, so there’s no interruption to your lifestyle. Just remember your SPF 30 + following treatment, particularly if you’re lunching outside. Let your skin breathe after a facial if you can.

Consider where you schedule your CACI treatment into your spa day, particularly if you’re including the microdermabrasion or peeling element. For treatments like these, avoid any heat treatments (like a Jacuzzi or sauna) for 24 hours before or after, and swimming or exercise six to 12 hours pre- or post-treatment.

If I like the results of my first CACI, how often should I be having CACI?

Although results are noticeable after the first treatment (lifted, firmer, more radiant skin), the benefits are cumulative (as it’s about muscle memory and reminding the muscles where they should be). Typically, a course of 10 to 15 treatments is recommended for optimum results – it’s a great idea to book CACI in the lead up to a wedding or special occasion. After a course, you will notice real improvements in how your skin looks and feels – facial contours will look lifted and toned with a fresher complexion, followed by monthly top-ups to maintain results. A great excuse to book your next spa visit.

When should I avoid having CACI?

The spa will offer advice when contacting them to book, and all CACI therapists are well-trained on contraindications. Treatments are not advised if you have the following conditions: cancer (advised to be five years clear or in remission), pregnancy, epilepsy, diabetes, heart condition/cardiac pacemaker, thrombosis, facial implants (if treating face), skin disease (avoid area), skin lesions, surgery performed within the last six months, areas that have been treated with Botox (wait three months), or dermal fillers (wait two weeks). Note that antidepressants, high blood pressure medication and other muscle relaxants may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you are taking any medication, or have an existing medical condition or concern that is not listed above, please consult with your doctor before booking a treatment.

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