There’s always something in the news about the amount of time that people spend on their smartphones and other gadgets, but is it really all that bad for you? Many experts out there believe that it can actually have a serious impact on your physical health and wellbeing, and result in something that’s come to be known as ‘tech neck’… where drooping jowls and sagging skin make an appearance because of the amount of time we spend bending our necks to look at our smartphone screens. This can also result in more creases and wrinkles around the neck and chin area, apparently.

Of course, it’s unlikely that you’re going to stop looking at your phone throughout the day but do try and limit it as much as possible if you’re worried about how tech neck might affect your overall appearance. There are other steps you can take, such as not resting your chin on your hands when looking at a computer screen as this will stretch the skin around your neck, or using headphones when on the phone so that you don’t bend your neck as much.

It’s also important not to neglect the skin on your neck. No doubt you have a skincare regime for your face, but don’t forget about your neck and chest area, as these are actually more susceptible to wrinkles and creases because the skin is so much thinner. If you haven’t done so already, build it into your skincare routine as soon as you can – and the earlier you start, the better.

But it’s not just about the appearance of your skin where tech neck is concerned. Many people are starting to experience painful symptoms because of the way their posture has changed since smartphones became so popular. Luckily, there is something you can do – and it not only helps to tackle the pain you may be feeling but your fine lines and wrinkles as well.

We’re talking about Botox, of course. This can be injected into the neck to relax the muscles, so the appearance of your lines is softened. Be aware that the skin on your neck can be very sensitive, so you may well experience a little bit of discomfort but you can ask for some numbing cream to be applied first if you’re worried.

As you get older, you’re sure to notice changes in the skin around your neck but there’s no need to worry any more as you can simply have the area in question treated cosmetically. As well as Botox, you could opt for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers if the lines are particularly pronounced and quite deep, which may have a bigger impact than Botox as this would usually be used to treat lines as they appear.

To find out more about Botox courses, get in touch with us at the Derma Institute today.