Collagen is a major component of your skin. It plays a role in strengthening skin, as well as in elasticity and hydration. As we age, the body’s production of collagen slows down leading to dry, dull skin, sagging and the formation of wrinkles.
Used for just 5 minutes a day, our proprietary, patented, multi-award-winning Fascia Stimulating Tool restarts the body's collagen production within the fibroblasts (cells that produce collagen), helping improve blood flow, promote lymphatic drainage (in the face and neck), optimize overall skin nutrition and aid in cell regeneration. Skin looks and feels firmer, toned and more radiant.
New Beauty: Best at home Collagen-boosting tool 2021 and 2022
Health Beauty Award Winner: Best Skincare of 2020 for Fascia Stimulating Tool
Apply a small amount of moisturizer to skin prior to use to ensure a smooth glide. Learn how to properly massage each treatment area using the Pause Method.
Use once a day for 5 minutes on your forehead, cheeks, lips, neck and chest. Clean the tool after each use and store it in its pouch for protection.
improvement in skin density *
said skin looked healthier
skin looked more radiant
skin looked more revitalized*
skin felt more hydrated*
* When used in combination with the Collagen Boosting Moisturizer. Based on an 8-week clinical study with 31 women 46-65.
Gua Sha is actually not a tool at all, but a technique originating in Chinese medicine. Gua Sha, when translated to English, means “scrape red.” Performing Gua Sha involves the use of an instrument (traditionally it was a soup spoon, but today many companies market a Jade “Gua Sha” tool) with the intention of scraping the skin to produce Petechiae (subdermal bleeding) for the purpose of healing this damaged tissue. There is a very real-time purpose for Gua Sha. It has been shown to have positive effects on healing, particularly neck pain, back pain, and chronic inflammation. At Pause, we do not employ the technique of Gua Sha, nor do we recommend it for the face. Our method is what we call the Pause Method. This involves the use of our patented Fascia Stimulating Tool with the application of very gentle, up-and-down strokes as well as fast, gentle up and down then side-to-side strokes. The beveled edge on our tool was specifically designed for gentle use to create “shear” – the movement of layers of fascia across each other. This improves blood flow, stimulates fibroblasts, and improves overall tissue health and quality.
You should use the Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool once a day on each of the specified regions (Forehead, Cheeks, Neck & Chest). Each area should receive 60 seconds of treatment with The Tool, the first 30 seconds consisting of long, slow strokes and the final 30 seconds made up of short, fast strokes up and down, then turning the tool 90 degrees to move side to side. You will feel like you are making “+” signs across the regions of the face and neck. The entire daily treatment using the Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool should take less than 5 minutes to complete all specified regions.
Individual results vary. Based on our clinical study, women saw a 24% improvement in skin density, radiance, health and hydration after just 8 weeks of using the Tool and Collagen Boosting Moisturizer once daily for 5 minutes/day.
The tool was designed by a doctor of Physical Therapy who uses similar tools in her practice to improve tissue health and quality. We are borrowing the science that physical therapists employ with their patients for overall tissue health and quality improvement as well as improved blood flow (vascularity) throughout the stages of menopause. Unlike other tools, The Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool is a patented FDA-cleared class 1 medical device. Our Tool is specifically engineered to stimulate fibroblasts, the collagen-producing cells within the fascia connective tissue. The crafted beveled edge distinguishes The Tool from competitors. This unique design, along with daily use, has been clinically proven to significantly (or measurably) improve skin density over an 8-week period of time.
The Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool has a unique beveled edge that promotes maximum results with little pressure. The design allows for good depth & more shear (the movement of layers of fascia across each other) using minimal compression with gentle, comfortable up-and-down as well as side-to-side strokes. On a scale of 0-10 (0 = no pressure, 10 = heavy pressure), aim for pressure in the 1-2 range. At no time should you feel pain or discomfort during or following use. If you do, you are applying too much pressure.
Using the tool on dry skin is not recommended. It is really important to use the tool along with a product that allows the tool to easily slip and glide along the skin more effortlessly.
This Tool can be used with your own facial oils, serum, moisturizer or hydrogel/sheet mask however we recommend using it with the Collagen Boosting Moisturizer for the best usage experience and optimal results.
Fascia is the connective tissue that wraps every internal part of your body. Fascia sheaths your organs, blood vessels, and more. It provides structure in your body as well as nerve sensitivity. Fascia is where fibroblasts live – the cells responsible for our body’s collagen and elastin fiber production. When viewed under a microscope, fascia looks like layers of webbing. This webbing can become stuck together resulting in reduced blood flow and even painful fascial adhesions that we think of as knots. Through regular stimulation of Fascia through the use of a Fascia Stimulating Tool, you can make sure your fibroblasts are actively producing collagen and elastin fibers and that blood and fluids can move freely through the tissue. By improving skin density, the outward appearance of the skin is tighter, less saggy, and smoother.
So, I tried to go back to add on to an earlier review but I couldn't figure out how to do it. I wanted to give an update though, because I can now attest to the fact that this tool truly works! Since using it daily for the past several months, I have seen legitimate improvement in my skin. I had a couple of deep wrinkles that have lessened and the skin under my neck has firmed up. No joke, and believe me, I'm skeptical as anything. Moreover, I have several friends who have noticed the difference on me and who are now buying the tool.
Though I was skeptical at first, I decided to take the plunge and the tool seems to be working, particularly in helping to firm up the skin on my jawline and neck. I've only been using it for about 10 days but am pretty certain there's a difference. I'll keep it up! I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because of the cost.
I have been using this everyday consistently for one week and I have seen quick results. my skin definitely looks and feels more firm and plump. I really do enjoy the process while I am in motion with this great little tool, it is very soothing and relaxing. I will continue my journey with consistency as I am already seeing results. Great little tool!
forget gua sha, this is the tool you want. It's so substantail, easy to clean and the results are real
this tool feels so good and I swear my neck is tighter