For those of you searching for ways to keep your skin looking radiant, youthful, and wrinkle-free, you may have come across CACI facelifts either through word of mouth or when searching for non-surgical facelift procedures.
CACI claim to be the best selling non-invasive aesthetic equipment manufacturer in the UK, and they supply over ten thousand clinics and spas around the world.
But are their treatments effective and do they actually work for everyone? Let’s find out!
What does CACI stand for?
CACI is the brand’s name and stands for Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument. It’s called this because the treatment is performed using wands that are plugged into a CACI computer and then guided across your face by your beauty practitioner.
What is a CACI non-surgical facelift?
A CACI non-surgical facelift is a treatment that utilises many separate technologies to give you the best chance of seeing well-rounded, beneficial results.
You can receive different treatments depending on your goals. Would you like to tone the muscles in your face for an anti-ageing effect? CACI offer facial toning treatments that can do just that. Or, if you want your skin to be hydrated as well as toned then you can choose the CACI Hydratone Facial. This treatment uses an infused mask with CACI rollers to nourish and deeply treat the facial skin.
As CACI is completely non-invasive, it differs from surgical facelifts and even less invasive procedures such as non-surgical facelift threading.
There are currently five different CACI machines that are on the market: Classic, Quantum, Ultra, Ultimate, and Synergy.
Each one has their own dedicated operating system which a practitioner with CACI training can use to adjust the treatment to your skin depending on your needs and your facial structure.
Although every system is capable of performing some technologies, there are certain technologies that are only supported by specific CACI systems. For example, the CACI Quantum is the only system that can perform faradic stimulation, and the high-end Synergy system is the only one that facilitates SPED technology.
How does a CACI facial work?
A CACI facial works differently depending on what system you have and what treatment you are receiving.
Any treatment you choose will involve an initial consultation with your treatment provider to ensure that your treatment will suit your goals and that you are eligible for CACI treatment.
When receiving treatment, you will usually be given a facial cleanse and a facial mask, over which your treatment provider will apply the CACI wands and deliver the treatment that you desire.
The specialised CACI wands primarily deliver microcurrents, but are also able to combine this with other technologies depending on what system is delivering the treatment. Microcurrent is a current at an ultra-low frequency which has many benefits when applied to the muscles in the face such as lymphatic drainage, increased production of collagen and elastin, and toning.
While you should be able to see some immediate benefits, and your treatment provider will ideally take before and after pictures to show you how your skin has changed after treatments, CACI is very much a long-term treatment. Usually, you will receive a treatment plan comprising of at least 10-12 treatments which will then be maintained with monthly follow-up sessions.
CACI facial before and after
If you take a look at before and after pictures of CACI treatments, you should be able to see visible improvements in skin quality and aesthetics.
For example, see below how the patient’s wrinkles have reduced, eyebrows are lifted, and the eyes look more vibrant and awake due to a reduction in sagging skin around the eyes.
It’s also important to remember that CACI benefits are most obvious when the treatment is performed regularly over the long term. It is also possible for your improvements to diminish if you stop attending treatments regularly.
Getting CACI training in the UK
It’s possible to buy a CACI system yourself for home use, although being treated by a trained professional is always the safest and most recommended option.
If you want to be more knowledgeable on using CACI systems, you can now attend training courses in CACI treatments that are ABT accredited and with protection through insurance.
Therefore, if you plan on receiving CACI training in the UK, you should be sure to find a course that is ABT accredited to give you the most peace of mind.
Are CACI treatments safe?
All CACI treatments are safe as they are non-invasive and non-surgical. CACI systems operate on a range of power settings, so some treatment providers may use lower settings whereas others may use higher settings.
At the higher settings, you may be able to feel the treatment in the muscles on your face but this should still not be painful. If you are experiencing pain, your provider may be using a setting that’s too powerful.
There are some conditions that you could have where CACI is not advised. These include: cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, thrombosis and more. You should also avoid CACI if you have received surgery in the last six months. See the full list here.
Can CACI make wrinkles worse?
No, CACI should not make your wrinkles worse. It is designed to do the exact opposite of this.
Some CACI treatments are more effective than others at improving wrinkles though, and so you should discuss with your treatment provider what services they offer and how best they can meet your aesthetic goals.
Can you have CACI after Botox?
CACI advise that you wait at least three months after receiving Botox before you receive any form of CACI treatment.
Can you have CACI after fillers?
CACI advise that you wait at least two weeks after receiving dermal fillers before you receive any form of CACI treatment.
Can you have CACI facial when pregnant?
CACI do not advise that you receive any form of CACI treatment while you are pregnant.