Have you heard of Smartphone Face? It’s become a buzz term as more and more fashion magazines and bloggers draw attention to the phenomenon. It refers to the premature aging and sagging of neck and facial tissue brought about by having the head constantly bowed while looking at a smartphone – and it is becoming more and more common.
There are a few things that factor into the premature aging brought about by smartphone use:
- Over activity of your platysma muscles (neck muscles) cause skin in the neck to sag
- Gravity pulls facial skin and tissue from bowed heads earthward
These factors combine to rapidly age the face and loosen the skin, and are exacerbated the more this position is maintained. The only way to avoid smartphone face is to improve the posture and keep the neck and head erect. But since this postural position is unlikely to sweep the nation, smartphone face is very likely something that’s here to stay.
What can be done about Smartphone Face?
Fortunately, there are treatments that can be used to counter the effects of constant smartphone use. Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manual Peña can help you determine which will best address your condition during your initial consultation. Options that may be discussed include:
Some medical spa treatments may be useful as well, particularly when used proactively to counter the effects of smartphone use. These can be discussed as appropriate during your visit to our Naples cosmetic surgery office.
To schedule your consultation at Peña Plastic Surgery, please use our online contact form or call us at 239-348-7362. Dr. Peña is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Naples, Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, and all surrounding areas of Florida.