Tech neck is a relatively new term for a condition that is becoming exceedingly more prevalent in our tech dependent society. Many of us spend hours everyday bent over ill-placed computers or scrolling the "Black Mirror" causing the delicate skin on our necks to form creases where it folds.
"The more time we spend bent over our devices, the more the neck ages. The symptoms of tech neck can be aches, stiff neck, and WRINKLES on the front of the neck."
Dr. Lani Doser, DNP
According to data by Pew Research Center, 88% of women between the ages of 30-49 own a smartphone. And that number is even higher for those between 18-29. Moreover, an Asurion Insurance survey showed Americans check their phones an average of 80 times per day or every 12 minutes while awake!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The more time we spend bent over our devices, the more the neck ages. The symptoms of tech neck can be aches, stiff neck, and WRINKLES on the front of the neck.
"The remedy for tech neck is NOT throwing away your phone. It’s getting treated when you recognize the first signs."
Dr. Lani Doser, DNP
The remedy for tech neck is NOT throwing away your phone. It’s getting treated when you recognize the first signs.
So, what can be done other than switching to a rotary phone? Step one is to modify your behavior to help prevent the signs of tech neck. Spend less time staring at our cellphones and tablets and adjust your work monitor so that the center of the screen is eye level. And listen to your mother - "Sit up straight."
Once you've addressed the causes of tech neck, visit SkinWise Rx for a consult. At SkinWise Rx we can look at your nonsurgical options and give you experienced and educated recommendations.
Depending on the area and severity of symptoms, toxin injections such as Botox or Jueveau will help. And laser treatments (Lutronic Genius), fractional resurfacing (Erbium YAG Laser or Er:YAG), and/or dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane all have unique benefits to address the signs of Tech Neck.