FlexEffect Skin Remodeling
Skin remodeling is the process of replacing existing worn-out connective tissue with new collagen and elastic fibers. As of today the only avenues for skin remodeling are either by way of topical remodeling agents or mechanical procedures.
To bring about mechanical remodeling is to induce a small amount of controlled skin damage. Until now such procedures have generally been left to needling, dermabrasion, or laser. After such procedures, the body’s natural healing process takes over… New Collagen and Elastin Fibers!
Experiments show that even though fibroblasts cells are all about wound repair, a cut or puncture produces less fibroblast activity than does stretching the skin. The fibroblast cells do not respond to everyday physiological strain on skin but do respond to skin stretched beyond normal levels. Remember, it’s all about tissue repair, so you’re looking for microscopic levels of damage,
I am aware that for some Facialbuilders, the idea of deliberately stretching the skin may cause serious concern partially due to the die-hard misconception that any stretching of the skin will permanently stretch it, causing sag. This is 100% nonsense. It is true that the skin can be stretched to increase the amount of skin needed for certain medical procedures (grafts) but the procedure for this type of stretching takes months and months of continuous stretching without any let-up in tension. Stretching and releasing the skin within a matter of a few seconds such as in Cross Stretching cannot and positively will not cause permanently stretched skin
Cross Stretching for Skin Remodeling
FlexEffect’s Cross Stretching is based on the same principle as resistance training; you are breaking down tissue to bring about tissue repair; bringing it back stronger and healthier. There is however one major difference, in Cross Stretching you are not breaking down healthy, supple tissue; such tissue can easily withstand the amount of stretch this training calls for. You will be breaking down weak, brittle, worn-out tissue that has an aging effect on the face and is no longer doing its job.
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The science behind FlexEffect’s facial exercises was confirmed in a recent study by the Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School; Tufts University School of Medicine; and the University of Padua, among other contributing authors. In the study, researchers noted that the “accumulation of neuropeptides in both epidermis and dermis were significantly increased after cyclical stretching of skin.”
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