Rehabilitation thanks to facial exercises
Facial-Flex® and muscle tone
Facial-Flex® allows you to redefine your face but not only that, it also enables you to restore and maintain muscle tone. As such, the use of Facial-Flex® is particularly useful in rehabilitation, to regain strength or motor function.
Since 1990 the FDA (Food & Drug Administration, the equivalent of the Ministry of Health in the USA) has taken an interest in Facial-Flex®. It has commissioned independent clinical studies to support the claims of the device. One of these studies revealed that Facial-Flex® increased muscle strength by more than 250%, the elasticity and tone of the skin by more than 32.5% and blood circulation by more than 10%. All of this was achieved with 8 weeks of regular use.
On the basis of the results of this study, the FDA has classified Facial-Flex® as a Class 1 medical device. This classification was renewed in 2012.
Use of Facial-Flex® for rehabilitation (*)
(*) upon medical advice.
Facial-Flex® was initially invented for medical purposes, to help people with facial burns soften their scar tissue. Since then, its medical use has become more diverse and Facial-Flex® is now used in all cases where facial exercise "against resistance" can bring benefits:
- Softening of scar tissue following burns to the face;
- Recovering from an accident or trauma affecting the muscles of the face or jaw;
- Postoperative therapy following maxillofacial surgery or cosmetic surgery;
- Support after minor facial paralysis;
- Hyperlaxity (self-biting);
- Speech therapy: language and pronunciation disorders;
- Dentistry: help combat a loss of muscle strength or muscle imbalance as a result of wearing a full or partial dental device.
Note for disabled users:
If there is muscle imbalance (which is often the case), Facial-Flex® will have a tendency to sit askew in the mouth and to fall on the side where the muscles are not as strong.
However, as the ends of the device stick out from the mouth, you can use your index fingers to:
- Keep the device straight in the mouth and
- help to do the contractions, especially on the weaker side