Bell’s palsy is temporary paralysis that affects one side of the face. The condition develops rapidly, peaking at 72 hours. Medical advice should be sought within this period, as medication for Bell’s palsy is most effective when started early.
Improvement in the condition can occur within a few weeks; however, a full recovery can take from three to six months and longer.
Symptoms of Bell’s palsy include a ‘drooping’ of one side of the face, inability to close the affected eye, ear pain during onset, taste impairment and drooling.
Having Bell’s palsy can be a worrying and confusing time as sufferers may initially fear that they are having a stroke. If you are at all concerned that it could be a stroke then dial 999 immediately.
We offer a free initial consultation to all our patients to give you the opportunity to meet our experts and to ask any questions.
During this consultation, the most appropriate treatment for you will be assessed and, if you and our practitioner are both happy that the treatment is right for you, it can go ahead straight away.
CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument) is a procedure that achieves a tightening and lifting effect by toning facial muscles.
The original CACI technology was developed in the United States for the treatment of Bell’s palsy. Its muscle stimulation techniques treat and re-educate the facial muscles. This re-education of the facial muscles produces a lifting effect, which is why the technology is now used in beauty treatments.
In 1992, the first CACI system was launched in the UK. Now, CACI treatments are widely available and commonly known as ‘the non-surgical facelift’. The technology is now also used in physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound healing.
Before and after CACI treatment for Bell’s palsy
CACI systems emit tiny electrical impulses called ‘microcurrents’, at ultra-low frequencies. These work in harmony with the body’s bio-electrical field, to stimulate collagen production and trigger skin tissue repair and healing.
The electrical impulses are combined with muscle re-education techniques to trigger a stretch reflex response in the facial muscles. This has the effect of either relaxing facial muscles that are over tense or firming facial muscles that have lost tone.
During treatment, in most cases, patients feel just a slight tingling sensation. The facial muscles are manipulated using soft cotton-tipped wands that transmit the microcurrents. Although a considerable difference can be seen after the first treatment, the benefits are cumulative and typically a course of 12 treatments is recommended.
If you are not sure whether CACI will be beneficial to you, then call us on 0330 024 1300 or book in for a free consultation with one of our experts to discuss your options.
We also offer botox treatment for Bell’s palsy which can help to alleviate any unwanted facial movements associated with the condition and reduce facial asymmetry.
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This is based upon a course of two treatments per week for the first three weeks, followed by weekly treatments.