Recently we’ve seen the CACI Ultra Non-Surgical Facelift treatment touted about the internet as a ‘Light Therapy’ alternative to facelift surgery. Does it work? Doesn’t it? Well, we haven’t tried it, but we did want to point out a couple of things.
CACI stands for Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument, and the principles of CACI have been around for quite a while. Apparently CACI was originally developed by Thomas Wing, a doctor in California, USA, to help people with muscle pain, and well as the muscle-related injuries that caused the pain, such as sprains and whiplash.
First off, this treatment uses a combination of electricity, sound and light to do the full job. The bulk of the work is handled by the electrical currents used by the wands that are said to be able to ‘retrain’ the facial muscles, lengthing or shortening them based on where the muscles are and their function.
The Ultrasound works directly on the epidermis, exfoliating the skin to give it a brighter, fresher complexion.
The Microlaser (the Light Therapy) portion of the treatment is used to stimulate the body’s own cell regeneration.
So, we see in this case, that light is actually used to facilitate healing, not the actual face lift portion itself.
It would seem to us that like a ‘real’ workout, the electrically induced ‘workouts’ of the facial muscles would have to be repeated often to keep muscle tone, and at $200-300 per treatment, that sounds expensive over time. If anyone has had this treatment, we’d love it if you’d leave a comment giving us your experience.
There is another company with the name CACI International, which is a private military technology devloper and personnel contractor, and due to the state of the world, if you try a web search, you’re likely to find mostly links about this CACI in particular. Here is the link to theCACI International that creates the medical devices. http://www.caci-international.co.uk/