Are Your Neck Wrinkles the Result of Too Much Texting?
Addicted to your smartphone? One side effect may be neck lines and creases that result from constantly looking down at it. It’s being called “Blackberry neck,” and one New York aesthetician has created the “Blackberry facial” to treat it, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
The procedure includes a neck peel, a hydrating serum, LED light and oxygen. A New York Daily News reporter who tried the treatment wrote, “At the end of my treatment, the one faint line on my neck did seem a bit fainter. But what I did notice was the smoothness. My neck had a texture of a flower petal.”
Another cell phone side effect can be breakouts on the side of the face where you hold your phone. To alleviate this, try exfoliating that side of the face nightly or try keeping your phone from touching your face.
Neck Rejuvenation Options
No matter what the cause of the wrinkles, there are options for reducing neck wrinkles and correcting other problems in this area.
One non-surgical option is Botox, which can be used to soften and smooth the neck’s appearance if you have neck “bands.” Chemical peels are another option, as they can reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the skin color and tone.
Surgical options also exist for those looking for more dramatic results. A neck lift can help correct neck creases and sagging skin, and neck liposuction can be performed to remove excess fat and enhance the neck contour.