As the name suggests The CACI Ultimate machine really is the Ultimate aesthetic treatment system. As the very first treatment system to combine; Microcurrent, Facial Toning Crystal Free orbital Microdermabrasion and, LED Light Therapy Photo Stimulation the CACI Ultimate is truly the most versatile treatment system available.
The system’s multifunctional capabilities enable the operator to offer the most comprehensive range of non surgical treatment options, appealing to both male and female clients of all ages.
The micro-current toning phase uses a combination of specific wave forms and ultra low frequencies that work in harmony with the body’s own bio-electrical field to provide an instant face firming effect.
A unique wrinkle comb applicator combining the synergy of LED red and blue Light Therapy stimulation and high frequency Micro-current is used to instantly plump out and soften deep lines and wrinkles thereby providing a needle free alternative to collagen injections and other dermal fillers.
One of the biggest skin care challenges is the neck and décolleté area. Most women completely ignore and neglect this delicate area in their daily skin care routine. It will most likely never see any moisturizer or an exfoliating scrub. But any close-up look will reveal the damages of such neglect: the neck and décolleté area easily will show a women’s age if it is dry and wrinkled. The Hydratone treatment uses a moisture infused gel mask to bathe the skin with intensive hydrating actives. De-hydrated skin is immediately quenched by the hydrating properties of the mask. The Hydratone mask also has a softening action on the skin tissue that helps to plump out and smooth lines and wrinkles.
All acne is a disorder of the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin moisturised. During adolescence sebaceous glands enlarge and produce more sebum under the influence of hormones, also called androgens. After about age 20, sebum production begins to decrease.
Problems arise when the sebum becomes trapped in the skin and hair follicles. The sebum is produced but gets trapped on the way out, and the cells that are normally sloughed off become “sticky”, plugging up the follicle. The process of obstructing follicles is called comedogenesis. It causes some follicles to form a type of acne called comedones, also known as blackheads and whiteheads.
Treatment methods that buff off the dead skin cells like Orbital Microdermabrasion and an Ultrasonic Peel can prevent sebum from becoming trapped in the follicles. These exfoliation methods also help to unblock obstructed follicles by removing the comedones. Skin exfoliation technology is incorporated in the following treatment systems Ultra, Ultimate, Synergy.
A bacteria, known as Propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more Propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. The presence of bacteria attracts white blood cells to the follicle. This process causes an inflammatory response seen as papules (red bumps), pustules, and nodules. The bacteria also cause the formation of free fatty acids, which are irritants, increasing the inflammatory process in the follicle. The American Academy of Dermatology has reported that blue LED Light Therapy can be used to destroy the bacteria that produces the inflammation associated with propionbacterium acnes.
Cellulite is the term used to describe pockets of fat which are trapped and cause dimpling in the skin. This lumpy dimpling is irregular and patchy and is often compared to the appearance of orange peel or cottage cheese.
80% of post-adolescent women go on to develop cellulite at some time during their life although it is very hardly ever seen in men. The thighs, buttocks and the abdomen are the most common areas for a woman to develop cellulite. Although it is often mistaken for obesity, cellulite is not actually obesity related because it can also take place in thin lean women.
Underneath the dermis and epidermis are three specific layers of fat. Cellulite tends to develop in the subcutaneous fat layers. This layer of fat is unique in its structure compared to the other layers because its fatty parts are structured into specific chambers by strands of linked tissue around it.
To treat cellulite it is necessary to stimulate the area in order to reduce the volume of fat that has become stored and to kick start the blood flow and circulation which has become metabolically sluggish.
Faradic electrical stimulation uses specific electrical wave forms to mobilise the connective tissue surrounding the pockets of stored fat. This stimulation triggers lipolysis whereby the fat cells naturally start to release the stored fat.
The ECM attachment combines the therapeutic benefits of massage with the effectiveness of micro-current therapy.
The unique design of the Electro Cellulite Massager utilizes twenty four conductive rollers electrically charged with micro-current .These rollers are designed to pivot to the body contours of each individual targeting specific problem areas. The stimulatory action of the Electro Cellulite Massager helps to break down fatty deposits, tone muscles and reduce inches.
Stretch marks or striae are a form of scarring. They are caused by tearing of the dermis. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (common in puberty) or weight gain (e.g. pregnancy or muscle building).
Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the resilient middle layer that helps the skin retain its shape. Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, but are most likely to appear in places where larger amounts of fat are stored.
The glucocorticoid hormones responsible for the development of stretch marks affect the epidermis by preventing the fibroblasts from forming collagen and elastin fibers, necessary to keep rapidly growing skin taut. This creates a lack of supportive material, as the skin is stretched and leads to dermal and epidermal tearing.
Stretch marks can be treated using skin abrasion treatment technology. A superficial abrasion of the skin tissue triggers the body’s own natural repair mechanism which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin fibres. Consequently skin abrasion technology can have a remarkable softening action on stretchmarks. Although unlikely to completely remove the stretch marks a course of skin abrasion treatments should certainly cause stretch marks to significantly fade.
Generally the newer the stretch mark the greater will be the response to skin abrasion treatments.