“Text neck” is a term used to describe the horizontal wrinkles are caused by looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices. It’s more common than you might think.
Most of us spend time each day using our phones, and in the same way that forehead wrinkles can be caused by repeated facial expressions, neck wrinkles can be dynamic as well. Luckily, neck wrinkles can be reduced through several non-surgical means, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and skin tightening procedures, at our Orlando plastic surgery center.
How do you fix text neck?
Let’s look at some of the non-surgical options to reduce the effects of text neck:
Be mindful of your posture and your neck: Prevention is key to keeping wrinkles at bay. Try holding your phone at eye level as much as possible. The same goes for all your devices; try to keep all screens at eye level. Additionally, take plenty of breaks from your electronics throughout the day. Use a timer or alarm to remind yourself to take a break from your electronic devices. Take a look at Physiopedia.com for more tips for preventing and relieving the pain of text neck.
Moisturizers and SPF: Proper hydration keeps the skin looking healthy and youthful. Using moisturizer has proven benefits in the long run and helps to keep the skin running at peak performance. When skin cells are moisturized, they can rapidly repair themselves, which has big anti-aging benefits. Using sunscreen daily is also a must. Protecting your skin from harsh UV ways is the number 1 way to prevent wrinkles and premature aging. By using a daily moisturizer with SPF each day on your face and neck, you can accomplish 2 things at once!
BOTOX: Regardless of how well you take care of your skin, wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable. Preventive measures will slow down the process, but wrinkles are a part of life. BOTOX smooths out the appearance of wrinkles on the neck by temporarily paralyzing the small muscles that contract and cause lines on your neck and face. This product is made from botulinum toxin, which is safe and effective in small doses.
Fractional laser resurfacing with Fraxel® Laser: This technology treats a fraction of the skin at a time, stimulating the production of younger, smoother, and healthier skin. The Fraxel laser is adaptable to each patient’s specific conditions. We can control energy level, treatment level, and the number of passes to fit your needs.
Ultherapy: Using ultrasound technology, this treatment tightens the skin by stimulating collagen production. Its ultrasound energy harmlessly passes through the surface of the skin and deeper into tissues, where collagen is most needed. This will provide a natural lift and immediate firming. Learn more about how Ultherapy works and what treatment recovery is like in our related blog post.
Even though our phones and electronic devices aren’t going away, you do have options for minimizing text neck. Visit our photo gallery to see what results you might enjoy from one of our non-invasive treatments.
To learn more about your options, request a consultation online or call our office at (407) 333-3040. We can assess your skin and find a treatment that will suit your needs.