11 Ways to Prevent the Dreaded “Tech Neck”
Technology is great, but there can be an unexpected downside to staying connected. You might think that staring at a lit-up smartphone during all-night Instagram binges is no big deal, but it can actually be detrimental — to your skin. “Holding your phone low and constantly looking at it can cause the collagen in your neck to break down and create an undesirable effect that resembles a turkey’s nape — this is called tech neck,” says Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, celebrity cosmetic dermatologist and founder of PFrankMD Skin Salons.
To avoid this undesirable side effect, Frank recommends holding your electronics at eye level, applying high-quality sunscreen every day, and adding neck-specific skincare buys to your regimen early on (starting in your twenties). Scroll down for the most effective products to treat the issue you never knew you were about to have.
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9. SculpSure Chin Lift (Price varies): If you’ve put off addressing a less than taut throat for a while now, you may want to consider this noninvasive laser procedure that heats and damages fat cells, prompting the body to gradually eliminate them. “SculpSure submental treatments offer a minimal discomfort option for those who want to reduce chin fat without injections or surgery — in 25 minutes,” says Frank. (Photo via Getty)
9. Injectables (Price varies): Frank also recommends mixing and matching fillers and Botox, since “Botox will lift the skin on the neck and tighten the jawline, while Restylane Silk will help with fine lines and the downtime is minimal.” (Photo via Getty)