In the era of technology, our lives have become more connected and convenient than ever before. However, this advancement has also brought along some unintended consequences, particularly in the form of “tech neck.” Tech neck is a term used to describe the lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin that develop on the neck due to prolonged hours spent hunched over smartphones and tablets.
The constant downward gaze and repetitive motion can take a toll on our neck’s appearance, making us look older than we actually are. Fortunately, modern medical aesthetics has come to the rescue, offering innovative, non-surgical neck lift solutions like microneedling, radiofrequency, and PRF treatments to revolutionize neck rejuvenation. In this article, we will explore how you can defy tech neck lines and restore a youthful, smooth neck!
What Is Tech Neck?
Tech neck is caused by poor posture while using electronic devices, leading to excessive strain on the neck muscles and the formation of wrinkles in the skin. The constant bending of the neck forward creates folds and creases, contributing to the formation of horizontal lines.
Over time, the skin loses its elasticity, resulting in sagging and a loss of definition in the jawline and neck area. These visible signs of aging can be a cause of concern for many individuals, leading them to seek effective treatment options.
How to Get Rid of Tech Neck
Eliminating the signs of tech neck requires honing in on anti-aging, with treatments that improve collagen production to erase wrinkles and firm the skin.
At SEV, we offer several non-surgical and minimally invasive options to rejuvenate the neck area, so you can kiss your tech neck lines goodbye. Here are some of our best options:
Microneedling, a minimally invasive procedure, involves the creation of tiny punctures in the skin using the highly specialized SkinPen device, which has ultra-fine needles. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing response, triggering the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for skin elasticity and firmness.
Microneedling helps to smooth out the fine lines, wrinkles, and creases that develop due to repeated bending of the neck. Additionally, it helps to tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of sagging or loose skin on the neck.
Multiple sessions of microneedling may be recommended to achieve optimal results. The exact number of sessions will depend on the severity of the tech neck condition and individual factors. Generally, treatments are spaced a few weeks apart to allow the skin to heal and for collagen remodeling to occur. The effects of microneedling can be even better enhanced in combination with PRP, which we discuss in more detail below.
Combining radiofrequency with microneedling can greatly enhance your neck rejuvenation efforts. Carried out with technologies like Potenza and Morpheus8, the needles in the devices emit a radiofrequency that heats the lower levels of the skin.
The radiofrequency induces tissue coagulation, for a stronger neck lift effect, while also further boosting collagen and elastin production to fill in and soften wrinkles and tech neck lines. This can result in a more dramatic and noticeable reduction of wrinkles and loss of tone in the neck with fewer treatment sessions.
PRP and PRF
PRF and PRP are another excellent option for treating tech neck, by harnessing the power of your body’s own growth factors. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma while PRF stands for platelet-rich fibrin. Both are fluids derived from blood through centrifuging. This process extracts the body’s most powerful anti-inflammatory, regenerative constituents, resulting in an injectable that directly stimulates skin repair and collagen production.
Injecting PRF into the neck induces a unique self-repair mechanism that’s effective for both fine lines and deeper wrinkles. If you’ve been curious about microneedling, another great option is to combine PRP with SkinPen, Potenza, or Morpheus8. This adds another level of collagen induction and ensures better PRP distribution.
Treat Your Tech Neck Lines at SEV
In an age where technology plays an integral role in our lives, the impact of tech neck on our appearance can be disheartening. Thankfully, technology also comes to our rescue in the form of advanced tech neck rejuvenation treatments! Treatments like Morpheus8 and SkinPen effectively address the signs of tech neck, providing a comprehensive solution to erase the lines and enhance skin firmness.
Figuring out which of these treatments will give you the best results depends on your skin type and the severity of your tech neck. A simple session of microneedling might be enough if you’re only dealing with the beginning of wrinkle formation. If you’re experiencing severe loss of tone, you may want to consider a series of neck rejuvenation treatments involving both microneedling and radiofrequency or PRF.
You can book an appointment at your nearest SEV for a consultation, so we can get your neck back on track to youthful smoothness.