Minimal, final results visible after 4 weeks
Lumps, minor swelling, redness
No touching for 4 hours, no exercise for 2 days
As annoying as you may find these horizontal wrinkles below your jaw, necklace lines – or ‘tech neck’ – are, sadly, a sign of the times, given the number of hours we spend sitting and looking down at various devices.
Working from home in less than ergonomic conditions and taking a break to glance at our mobiles doesn’t help either.
They’re a natural consequence of an unnatural posture. For one thing, a mere forward tip of the head puts a strain on joints and organs not designed to be weight-bearing.
But while we have aches and pains to alert us to that, the wrinkles tend to creep up on us over time. And, given that we’re not about to reduce that screen time in a hurry, it’s a problem that’s not going away.
Thankfully, there is a lot that can be done to help. And Dr Joshua is well-placed to do so, thanks to his expertise in a number of aesthetic treatments that can effectively ‘iron out’ neck creases.
Depending on the indications, and your preferences, these may include:
- Profhilo, a vitamin-infused injectable solution that effectively strengthens and hydrates your skin.
- Morpheus8, a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency that helps to smooth your skin’s texture while simultaneously tightening and ‘lifting’ it subcutaneously.
- Radiesse, a collagen-stimulating filler that can be hyper-diluted with saline and injected under your skin in the neck with a cannula. It can thicken, smoothen and tighten skin in this area.
- Medical-grade skincare and SPF is also vital. Discover the ZO Skin Health prescription-strength products Dr Joshua recommends for you by completing our ‘Contact us’ form.
Is ‘tech neck’ really a growing problem?
Unfortunately, yes. We’ve seen quite an increase in requests for this over the past couple of years. Dr Joshua in particular blames what he calls “the unfortunate angle” we tend to adopt when taking Zoom calls.
How do the treatments for necklace lines work?
In various ways, depending on the method recommended. They work to reverse the loss of skin elasticity by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Basically, they work in different ways to smooth fine lines, while softening the appearance of deep wrinkles.