FlexEffect Skin Remodeling

                Cross Stretching


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Skin Remodeling is the process of replacing existing worn-out connective tissue with new collagen and elastic fibers. 

Skin Remodeling Exercises

Up until now, the only avenues for skin remodeling exercises were 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 bringing in new collagen and elastin fibers!

Fibroblasts Cells…  The Holy Grail of Skin Remodeling

Today, experiments and studies are now showing far more fibroblast activity resulting from mechanically stretched skin than the typical wound repair brought about from actual cuts, or cosmetically controlled procedures such as punctures, abrasions. laser etc. It is important to note fibroblast cells do not respond to everyday physiological strain on the skin i.e., massage, facial exercise, vibration, etc. To promote the highest level of fibroblast activity the skin must be stretched beyond normal levels.  Remember, it’s all about wound repair, so your goal is to bring about microscopic levels of damage; again, microscopic levels not visible to the naked eye.

I am fully aware of the idea that deliberately stretching the skin beyond the norm could cause permanent damage. This idea comes from the die-hard misconception that any stretching of the skin will permanently stretch it causing sag; this is total 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

Deb Crowley age 61 FlexEffect Cross Stretching

Deb Crowley Age 61 – Click to Enlarge

FlexEffect’s Cross Stretching™ is based on the same principle as Facial Resistance Training™ but instead of breaking down muscle, Cross Stretching™ breaks down weak, brittle, worn-out tissue that is no longer pulling its weight. Cross Stretching™ simply brings about the repair (wound healing) needed to build thicker, firmer, supple skin that you may have thought you had lost forever.
Carol Before FlexEffect Facialbuilding

Carol Before Flexeffect


Carol After FlexEffect Facialbuilding

Carol After FlexEffect


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The science behind FlexEffect’ Facialbuilding 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 the skin.”

In layman’s terms, the researchers concluded that by stretching the skin, cellular physiology is affected in a positive way, Crowley explains. Following the smallest amount of tissue damage, which is not visible to the naked eye, the body’s natural healing process takes over, a reaction triggered by FlexEffect’s Cross Stretching technique. As it heals, the body creates new collagen and elastin fibers, accompanied by a build-up of glycosaminoglycans (molecules that restore the skin’s moisture capacity); the result, Crowley notes, is firmer, more elastic skin with fewer facial wrinkles.   See complete Press Release


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