It can happen in an instant: you look in the mirror and see a horizontal line across your neck. Where did it come from? Tech neck wrinkles are the latest in cosmetic aging concerns and are caused by the constant bowing of your head over your smartphone, iPad, or laptop. This over-activity of the thin platysma muscles in the neck combined with the weight of your head compressing those muscles will cause your neck to look older than it actually is.
How to Prevent Tech Neck Wrinkles
Good posture is the first step to preventing tech neck wrinkles. Instead of looking down at your phone or iPad, bring the device to eye level to reduce the strain on your spine and neck. In fact, if you’re reading this on your mobile device, try it now.
Another tip for preventing neck wrinkles is to ensure that your neck is included in your facial skin care routine. It isn’t enough to cleanse the area with body wash in the shower. Your neck needs the same kind of skin care that your face requires. Follow the same steps for your neck that you follow for your face, which should include a combination of cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and may also include applying serums and masks.
Lovely’s Solutions for Tech Neck Wrinkles
Those of you who have deep tech neck wrinkles or other signs of aging in the neck may have considered a surgical neck lift. But before committing to neck lift surgery, think about reclaiming your neck’s youthful appearance with non-invasive procedures. Injectables, such as BOTOX and dermal fillers, can reduce the wrinkles that accompany tech neck. An experienced Aesthetic Injection Specialist can look at the area and suggest a treatment option that will provide the results you want.
BOTOX Neck Lift
If there’s still elasticity to the skin around the neck, a BOTOX neck lift, or Nefertiti Lift, can help reduce the appearance of stressed muscles. It’s designed to temporarily relax the muscles in the area, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive movements, such as looking down at your phone. BOTOX injections are often accompanied by dermal fillers, which plump up the pockets of skin that make your neck look older than it should.
Dermal Fillers for Neck Rejuvenation
BELOTERO BALANCE is one of the newest dermal fillers for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, leaving you with a younger-looking neck. The main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a humectant that pulls moisture from the surrounding tissue and plumps the sagging area. It encourages collagen production, a process that makes your skin healthier and look younger for longer.
Restylane is known as one of the best dermal fillers for rejuvenating areas where the skin and tissue have become lax. Also containing hyaluronic acid, Restylane uses different particle sizes tailored to treat areas ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to severe wrinkles. The results from Restylane can last from six to nine months.
JUVÉDERM is often paired with BOTOX for neck lift treatments. It binds with the collagen in the body to add volume to the area, especially in deep tissue folds. This evens out the neck area and gives it a younger, softer look.
Topical Skin Care With Revision Nectifirm
You already have a skin care routine for your face, but does it include your neck? It can be very easy to forget that your neck needs just as much TLC as your face does. Tending to your neck with a cream such as Revision’s Nectifirm will help tighten the skin that’s been loosened by tech neck wrinkles.
Nectifirm’s special formulation stimulates collagen production and thus fills in lines and wrinkles. It also contains ingredients that penetrate deep into your skin to hydrate on a cellular level, creating an even skin texture. By gently smoothing the cream along your neck, you’ll be encouraging the elasticity that’ll enable your skin to stay supple. This will also help firm the area and reduce your neck wrinkles.
Lose Tech Neck Wrinkles for Good at Skin by Lovely
Skin by Lovely has some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Aesthetic Injection Specialists in Santa Monica, CA and Portland, OR. They will evaluate your skin and aging concerns and suggest a treatment plan that’s right for you. We use only high-quality, FDA approved products like BOTOX, BELOTERO BALANCE, Restylane, and JUVÉDERM to give you a more youthful, natural appearance. For more information, you can make an appointment with Skin by Lovely at either our Santa Monica, CA or Portland, OR, office. Call now to reboot your tech neck wrinkles.