The digital age has revolutionised the way we live, work, and shop. However, our dependence on technology has led to surprising issues with our posture. Think about it, how are you sitting right now? Is your head tilted forwards and your back scrunched up? If so, it could be wreaking havoc on your body.
As well as contributing to aches and pains, staring down at a screen repetitively can lead to lines and wrinkles developing on the neck. This in turn can make you look older than you actually are. If you want to combat tech neck, you might want to consider undergoing a neck lift.
Consider a neck lift to remove neck lines
Over time, gravity takes over and the skin starts to dangle, creating a jowl effect. Not only does the skin lose its elasticity, but the longitudinal muscles also start to weaken. This can cause horizontal lines also known as platysma bands to develop.
You can become very self-conscious about neck lines and start to wear high neck or roll neck garments to cover the neck area. A neck lift aims to tighten up loose skin and eliminate excess fat around the neck area.
The procedure starts with any excess fat being removed with liposuction. The platysma muscles are then rearranged to tighten up the area. A neck lift can be carried out alone, or in conjunction with a facelift for best results.
While the procedure won’t stop the aging process entirely, the results should last around five to seven years.
Can you prevent neck lines caused by tech?
While lines in the neck area can develop over time, and there are excellent surgical treatments to correct this, there are ways that you can help protect the neck when using technology.
As tech neck is largely caused by staring down at a screen repetitively throughout the day, the first thing you can do is cut down the amount of time you use your devices. If you work from home and need to use a laptop or computer, make sure you are using the correct posture and consider investing in a laptop stand.
Make sure you take regular breaks from staring down at a screen too. Every 20 minutes or so, move around and correct your posture. Getting up and moving around can help to reset the posture, reducing the risk of repetitive strain and injuries.
If you are concerned about the appearance of your neck or would like to remove neck lines, book a consultation with Mr Tulley today. After assessing the area, he will be able to advise you of the best procedure or a combination of treatments that is most appropriate for you.