TECHNOLOGY THAT COMBATS “TECH NECK”
According to Style Caster, the term “tech neck” has been trending a lot as of late. According to dermatologists, tech neck is the result of constantly bending our necks to look at our phone screens, tablets and computers.
That repeated action leads to sagging skin, dropping jowls and creases above your clavicle.
Tech neck can also lead to more unsightly lines and creases around the chin and neck area.
According to The Telegraph, the tech neck crease is found mostly in people aged 18 to 39 who have an average of three digital devices and peer at their screens up to a whopping 150 times a day.
Since most of us are married to our screens, tech neck is inevitable so finding an effective treatment or skincare regimen to combat sagging and creasing is important.
Read below for four of the best ways to combat tech neck.
Ultherapy is the current gold-standard device for not only tightening, but also lifting skin. It is the most effective alternative to surgery in terms of lifting skin.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, no-downtime procedure that takes about 45 minutes in the office. The treatment is performed by applying an ultrasound transducer against the surface of the skin.
Once the device is placed on the skin’s surface, the layers of the skin, along with underlying muscle, fat and bone are visible on the screen (similar to ultrasound devices used in pregnancy).
After visualizing, ultrasound energy is delivered to the deep layers of skin, the same layers that are cut and pulled during a surgical facelift procedure.
The targeted ultrasound energy causes collagen contraction deep in the skin, leading to skin lifting and tightening.
Results are noticeable by 3-12 weeks, and gradually continue to improve over the next 12 months.
The newest device to address superficial neck wrinkling and crepey skin is Infini, which delivers radiofrequency through tiny “micro”needles.
At The West Institute, one of the first practices on the east coast to offer Infini treatment, Dr. Tina West considers Infini the number one device to address the front of the neck, where skin often becomes loose with fine wrinkles.
Because Ulthera cannot be performed directly over the thyroid gland, there was a need for a treatment that would tighten and smooth this specific area.
Infini fills that niche by delivering radiofrequency at three different levels of skin. Your neck gets the benefits of microneedling and radiofrequency at the same time.
Treatment is done in the office after about an hour of topical numbing cream, and mild redness and swelling subsides over 2-3 days.
One big difference between Infini and laser treatments is that makeup can be applied within just a few hours after Infini treatment.
SENTE NECK FIRMING CREAM
Even without the added stress of repeated tech neck bending, the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, which leads to wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture.
Senté Neck Firming Cream is the most effective neck cream on the market for texture and firming the neck and décolleté.
Senté has a patented ingredient called heparan sulfate that is known as the “master molecule” for anti-aging.
Senté’s Neck Firming Cream was featured in Life & Style Magazine as an effective way to banish tech neck!
For “bands” in the neck caused by underlying muscles (which become more prominent with age), the treatment of choice is Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles that are just below the skin’s surface, resulting in a smoother appearance.