What Can Be Done About This New Phenomenon Known As Tech Neck?
Dr. Jon Mendelsohn Weighs In
Cincinnati, Ohio – January 22, 2015 — According to a report by eMarketer, Americans spent an average of 2 hours and 51 minutes per day using their mobile devices, up 23% from 2013.
Says Dr. Jon Mendelsohn of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, “All of this downward gazing at smart phones and tablets is taking it’s toll on the younger generation who are being subjected to sagging skin in the neck area – now affectionately referred to as “Tech Neck. Constant downward gazing for hours a day can actually loosen the skin on top of the neck muscles, causing a droopy turkey gobbler neck, with wrinkle lines often resembling a tree trunk.”
Mendelsohn notes that the 20 to 30-something generation is highly susceptible to “Tech Neck” – as they spend the greatest volume of time on their hand held devices.
So what can be done to prevent Tech Neck?
- Moisturize the neck twice a day
- Stay out of the sun or use a strong sun block
- Keep your chin up when texting or reading email on mobile devices, holding it up higher than your chin if necessary – causing you to gaze up rather than down.
But if the damage is already done, what are the restorative options for one’s neck?
According to Mendelsohn, “Non-surgical options include he use of radio frequency technology that can heat up the tissue resulting in varying degrees of skin tightening.”
“Additionally, surgically typically seen with patients entering their 40,s and older, various face lifting procedures may be performed. I now perform a variety of wonderful procedures using local anesthesia in about 45 minutes. Facelifts have come a long way and the recovery and downtime is nothing like it used to be.”
Says Mendelsohn, “For anyone who has ever considered a facelift, the timing could not be more ideal – for “Tech Neck” and sagging skin and wrinkles. We have made tremendous progress in just thirty years in terms of technology and technique. People need to be educated upfront on the reality versus the misconceptions for this surgery. I encourage them to visit our website at www.351face.com. We have “real” video of this relatively simple and painless procedure, as well as a gallery of before and after photos.”
Some of the common myths and misperceptions include:
I need to be “put under” or fully anesthesized to have a facelift.
The Advanced Lift is performed under local anesthesia in about an hour.
My face will look taught, pulled-back and artificial.
The face looks youthful, natural, rested and refreshed.
I will be heavily bandaged for 10 days.
The dressing can be removed in 24 hours.
I will have visible incisions and stitches that can be seen through my hairline.
There will be a small incision that extends around the earlobe.
I can’t wear any makeup for weeks.
You can apply makeup 48 hours after the surgery.
I will miss two weeks of work.
Most patients return to work in several days.