Brings back your Smile!
Crystal Touch was founded in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Elena Pashova, dermatologist with more than 25 years of experience in aesthetics. Since 2008 we conduct scientific research aimed at establishing the actual causes of the most frequent complications of Bell’s palsy: synkinesis, contractures and related facial pains. In the clinic we have developed the method of Neuro-Proprioceptive Rehabilitation (NPR). This method addresses both aesthetic and therapeutic issues arising from complications of long-standing facial and Bell’s palsy.
We have currently 4 active specialists working daily with our patients in the clinic. They are Elena Pashova (the founder), Alex Pashov (co-founder), Jana Fialova (rehabilitation specialist) and Michael Lysoy (rehabilitation specialist). Besides helping with the rehabilitation, Alex Pashov also does scientific research.
Read more about our team, the history and responsibilities of each of our specialists.
The Neuro-Proprioceptive Rehabilitation (NPR) was developed by our founder – Elena Pashova. NPR method improves the quality and symmetry of facial movements, general facial appearance and optimizes the functioning of facial muscles and tissues. The systematic application of this method substantially improves the quality of life of our patients and aesthetic clients. The method does not involve any surgical intervention or injections. We do not use Botox or painful muscle stimulation. Our method addresses the causes of the complications, offering long-lasting results and not simply a symptomatic relief.
At Crystal Touch we do research of facial palsy and its complications and residuals. Worldwide, the research in the area of facial palsy by medical and scientific institutions is currently limited. Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to make our own research in the clinic. Alex Pashov continues to make new findings in the rehabilitation and treatment of facial palsy.
We often present our findings during regional and world congresses for neuro-rehabilitation and neurology. We also make written publications in scientific journals with our findings.
During this presentation we propose a new paradigm in the rehabilitation of synkinesis. The new paradigm is based on our view of the underlying cause of synkinesis.
In our presentation in Philadelphia we discuss our view on the cause of synkinesis. We also discuss why currently accepted theories about what causes synkinesis could be misleading.
Stories and Reviews of our patients
Some of our patients like to share their recovery stories and their experiences at our clinic. They would like to share with all of you what they have gone through, to help you understand that you are not alone and that your situation can become better.
On our website you can find stories and experiences of some of our patients. You can also go to our YouTube channel and watch their videos.
Having experienced the recovery themselves, some of our patients would like to share their full journey – how it all started, how the progress went and what were they able to achieve. With their stories they would like to inspire and give hope to their fellow facial palsy sufferers.
Our humanitarian project Bring back your Smile! provides the opportunity for facial and Bell’s palsy sufferers who are financially worse-off to get the treatment. Within the scope of this program we treat the patients free of charge and also help them with their transportation and accommodation costs. Anyone is open to apply for this project. With our team we decide who we can treat within the scope of this program. Under this project we mostly treat those with very visible complications and residuals and children.
This project is aided by those who wish to show their support and help with their donations.
A few times per year we organize Face Sanatoriums in Austria and Croatia. The Face Sanatoriums are an individually composed program aimed at face harmonization and relaxation. It provides both therapeutic and aesthetic results. It is less of a usual rehabilitation program, and more as a relaxation and harmonization get-away for you, your body, mind and spirit. Click below on each country to find out more.