CACI treatment is offered in the world’s leading clinics, salons and health spas. The CACI treatment helps tighten and tone sagging facial muscles while smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment produces immediate and pleasing results, that are enhanced when combined with facial exercises. Please consult your City Laser Clinic laser therapist for details of a program to supplement your normal daily activities.
Whilst our normal activities including talking, smiling and even frowning usually provide ample exercise for our facial muscles, you may benefit from some specific facial exercise time. Some people do routinely exercise their face to maintain facial muscle tone, standing or sitting in front of a mirror they spend 10 to 20 minutes a day exercising the muscles with “exaggerated” smiles, frowns, grimaces and other facial movements. Facial exercises cause an increase of oxygen in the facial muscles and help to rejuvenate the cells, presenting your face with a younger and healthier appearance.
To tone up your facial muscles you need to do facial exercises every day, when you have achieved your desired result, exercising your facial muscles 3 to 4 times each week is usually sufficient to maintain the benefit. How long it takes to achieve your desired level of tone and lift depends on how weak your face muscles are when you start. You should expect about 3 months of daily facial exercises to achieve your goals, 3 months may sound a long time but the time expended is minimal for the achievement of a real improvement in our looks! Facial Exercises can be effective on their own, as well as additional to CACI treatment.
Facial Muscles and the Benefits of Exercising and Toning them!
We are all aware of the importance of exercise to keep the muscles in our body toned, but most of us neglect targeted exercise of our facial muscles! Day to day activities including talking, smiling and even frowning normally provide ample exercise, especially when we are younger. However, as we become older we have a greater need to keep those muscles toned, and need to exercise our facial muscles more and have a greater appreciation of the significance of muscle tone in facial aging. Properly toned and exercised facial muscles can decrease or even reverse the effects of aging, a program of facial muscle exercises can be performed in conjunction with CACI treatments to provide superior results. Our faces have fifty seven muscles that work together to support and maintain our facial features. With every facial movement we make whether laughing, smiling or frowning; and even chewing our food – our facial muscles work hard performing thousands of times every day.
Structure of the skin.
Our facial muscles resemble a thin fine knitted weave, this fine layer of muscle lies just beneath the surface of the skin and is interconnected with muscle fibre bundles working to give your face expression and the appearance of vitality that you communicate to other people.
How loss of muscle tone makes us look older.
The large muscles in our body are attached to bones but not directly to the skin, whereas the fifty seven muscles of the face and scalp are attached directly to the skin of the face but they are not connected directly to bone (skull and jaw). This anatomical situation is the principal reason why our face can so quickly betray our age and appearance. As muscle mass declines with age and muscle tone reduces our face appears to sag, because the slackening muscles are drawing the skin downwards producing a sagging, drooping look – the “mini avalanche” as a some well known celebrities refer to it! Some of the effects of reduced muscle tone that you may be familiar with:
- sagging jaw line and development of jowls
- eyelid “hooding” and eyebrow drooping
- increase in under eye puffiness
- mouth corners turning downwards
- chin sagging and double chin developing
This list of common effects may be depressing to review but each of these signs, and others, that we typically accept as a natural consequence of the aging process, are directly associated with the poorly toned muscles in your face. But the good new is that facial muscle tone can be restored through facial exercise and CACI treatments. For your interest we provide some information about some of the muscle groups in the face.