Headaches, neck spasms, and creaky shoulder joints – these are the issues people usually associate with tech neck (the act of stressing muscles while looking down at an electronic device), but few know that tech neck is also a leading contributor to wrinkles in the neck region. Since the neck is one body part that can quickly reveal your age, at Ageless in the Triad Med Spa, we want you to be aware that there are several ways to minimize wrinkles caused by electronic device usage.
1. Reposition your device—Over time, deep horizontal wrinkles in your neck can form from looking down all the time. Instead of looking down at a sharp angle, reposition your device so it is directly in front of your face.
2. Use medical-grade skincare products on your neck—Your neck needs some TLC! We recommend using vitamin A and C products, as well as AHA, BHA, and peptide serums on your neck. Know that you don’t necessarily have to use a neck-specific product, but we do advise using Tretinoin with caution on your neck. If you do decide to use Tretinoin, start with a 0.025% solution to avoid excessive irritation.
3. Wear silicone pads at night—Silicone pads can improve the appearance of wrinkles by increasing blood flow to the area, which can also result in improved skin tone. These pads will naturally draw moisture to the skin’s surface, improving hydration and smoothing out the appearance of lines.
4. Use Botox—You may think Botox is mainly for the face, but it can also do wonders for your neck! We suggest having Botox done on your neck creases in the form of the microdroplet or Nefertiti Neck Lift.
5. Try a derma roller—When you put skincare products on your neck at night, apply them using a derma roller to trigger skin repair.
6. Go for different types of peels/facials—Certain peels and facials, like serial chemical peels, microneedling, Photofacials, and a fractional laser can all minimize the appearance of neck wrinkles.
7. Try LED Phototherapy—Certain wavelengths of light (blue, red, and near infrared) can stimulate fibroblast proliferation, collagen synthesis, and growth factors, which can all improve the softness and appearance of skin on the neck.
8. Ask us about microcurrent treatments—Microcurrent treatments use low-level electrical currents to increase interstitial fluid circulation in the treated area while relaxing and toning the platysma. Recurrent use can result in increases in collagen and elastin production in the neck.
9. Wear sunscreen daily—If you don’t already put sunscreen on your neck every day, start now! Sun-damaged skin shows/develops wrinkles faster than skin that has been protected.
10. Give topical Botox on your neck a try—We recommend Focus Frown Serum by Environ.