Why fresh young faces are now seeing premature signs of aging of the neck
Have you ever tried counting how many times you glance down at your smartphone or tablet in a day? How about the amount of time spent sending all those texts and emails?
Dermatologists like Dr. Harold Lancer of the Lancer Skincare clinic are now treating patients as young as 23 for signs of the high-tech beauty blunder.
Tech neck is a weakening of the neck muscles, causing signs of aging-like wrinkles, lines, and drooping skin. The overuse of neck muscles is directly related to the constant, repetitive motion of looking down at a device, a basic requirement in our now super connected daily lives.
As described by Dr. Lancer, there are steps patients can take to treat and prevent these lines from forming, no matter how many selfies, tweets, or messages they send in a day.
“Keeping your neck skin out of the sun, keeping the skin well moisturized, and I tell people to sleep on their backs with a round pillow behind their neck,” explains Lancer.
He also uses treatments like the Venus Diamond Polar, which is now available in our office, to lift and tighten the skin, stimulating new collagen to form from the deep-penetrating energy the device delivers. This type of non-surgical treatment is both comfortable and effective for the effects of tech neck.
If you’ve begun to notice lines or drooping of the neck, schedule an appointment with one of our aesthetician’s to consult about our new Venus Viva or Venus Diamond Polar treatments.