CACI for Bell's palsy
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.
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.
Symptoms of Bell’s palsy include a ‘drooping’ of one side of the face. CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument) is a procedure that achieves either a tightening and lifting, or relaxation of the facial muscles. Therefore, CACI can be a very effective treatment for the symptoms of 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.
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.
The benefits of CACI for Bell’s palsy
CACI treatment has the following benefits:
Real patients, real results
CACI for Bell’s palsy is available at our Huntingdon clinic
CACI for Bell’s palsy
What is Bell’s palsy?
Bell’s palsy is temporary paralysis that develops rapidly (peaking at 72 hours) and affects one side of the face. Early medical advice should be sought, as medication for Bell’s palsy is most effective when started straight away.
Improvement in the condition can occur within a few weeks; however, a full recovery can take from three to six months or 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.
What is CACI treatment?
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.
What can I expect at my appointment?
You can have your CACI treatment at our Huntingdon clinic.
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.
How does CACI treatment for Bell’s palsy work?
CACI systems emit tiny electrical impulses called ‘microcurrents’, at ultra-low frequencies. These work in harmony with the body to stimulate collagen production and skin tissue regeneration.
The electrical impulses are combined with muscle re-education techniques, which trigger a stretch reflex response in the facial muscles. This has the effect of either relaxing facial muscles that are over tense, or tightening facial muscles that have lost firmness.
What can I expect during CACI treatment for Bell’s palsy?
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.
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What our patients say
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I am very happy with the treatment of CACI that I am getting from Dan. It is already making a difference and I am very pleased with the result so far.
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