Micro Current/ CACI
This treatment is often referred to as a ‘Non surgical face lift’. It is a treatment that is designed to soften fine lines and wrinkles balancing and lifting your contours. It is applied in a course of treatments normally 1-2 a week for 6-12 treatments. The low current used has the ability to exercise your muscles with very little sensation to you, circulation is increased in the cell and all the natural processes are speeded up. This gives healthier cells in the skin and muscles producing a tighter contour and improved complexion. Once the course of treatments is complete a maintenance programme would be followed to hold the effect achieved, (ie; a monthly facial ). There are many of these treatments available with many different names, it is important to ask for all the details prior to treatment to ensure you are fully aware of the treatment regime. These facials have shown amazing results in the last 10 years and are now more sophisticated than ever.
A facial treatment often applied using roller over the skin with the application of specialised gels/serums or ampoules. It is very successful and extremely popular as it has proven to show excellent results.
It is recommended for different skin types and conditions as it has the scope to treat in two totally different ways.
The first treatment is designed to deep cleanse the pores of the skin and degrease oily areas. It can be used to deep cleanse most skins depending on their needs. It is particularly effective on oily congested skins. This is called Desincrustation.
The second treatment involves the re-balancing of the skin whatever the type. from oily to dry including sensitive. This treatment will help to re-balance, normalise and hydrate the skin. This is referred to as Iontophoresis.
These two facials are available separately as well as one facial treatment. This will depend upon the preference of the Therapist, the skin care and equipment range she is trained in and the client’s needs.
The name of the facial will not always refer to Galvanic Iontophoresis or Desincrustation, however by asking the Therapist a few short questions you should be able to establish the contents of the facial advertised at the salon.
What are the effects of Direct High Frequency?
Direct High Frequency is really good for people with oily and combination skins and people who have pimples and blemishes. It has a drying and germicidal effect so it helps calm down acne faster and prevents it from spreading over the face.
Procedure of Direct High Frequency:
When performing a Direct high frequency facial, both the client and the therapist must have removed all jewelery and metal on themselves. A moisturizing or massage cream is applied thickly and evenly all over the face and chin and then a gauze face mask is placed smoothly over the face. The face mask must be flat against the skin otherwise it may cause the electrode to spark the skin. The electrode is then turned on, and is moved in slow circular motions around your face covering the whole surface of the skin. If you have oily skin your treatment will go for 8-10 minutes, and if you have dry skin your treatment will go for 4-5 minutes. For sparking, which is where a pen like electrode is used to quickly and painlessly zap any pimples, the therapist will turn on the electrode and tap the spot 4-6 times.