“Text neck” is a term used to describe the horizontal wrinkles that 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®, at our Orlando plastic surgery center.
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.
Moisturizers and SPF: Proper hydration keeps the skin looking healthy and youthful. Using moisturizer has proven benefits for 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® Cosmetic: Regardless of how well you take care of your skin, wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable. Prevention measures will slow down the process, but wrinkles are a part of life. BOTOX can smooth out the appearance of wrinkles on the neck. This injectable reduces wrinkles 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 patients’ 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. The 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.
Even though our phones 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.