Tech Neck is a new term being used by beauty professionals around the world, and if you spend a lot of time using your smartphone, you’re probably at risk every time you check Instagram and your weather app.

So what is tech neck? According to Dendy E. Engelman, MD, Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital, Tech Neck is the “laxity of the neck skin that can occur from persistent folding of the skin from repetitive motion—like looking down at your phone or laptop computer. The thin skin of the neck is very prone to wrinkling because the dermis—the layer that contains collagen—is thin. Because of the constitution of the skin in this area, it is at higher risk for showing age than other areas of the head and neck.”

If you’ve noticed new lines or wrinkles on your neckline, there are ways to stop them becoming significant. Firstly, hold your phone up in front of your face to avoid the tilting that causes Tech Neck. Secondly, invest in a neck cream that works. Ona Skincare recommends Necitfirm by Revision skincare for visible results.

Another solution for wrinkles caused by Tech Neck is a brand new non-invasive treatment called Ultherapy. Harnessing the power of ultrasound energy, Ultherapy initiates your body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of new collagen and strengthen weak collagen. Ultherapy has been proven to increase collagen production by 42% after a single treatment.

As your collagen levels increase in the treated area, your skin begins to lift, tighten and rejuvenate. Starting 30 to 60 days after the treatment with optimal effects at 3 to 6 months, your neck will look less lined. Take a look at these Ultherapy before and afters – the results speak for themselves.

Ona Skincare has trained practitioners who specialize in Ultherapy. Call us to make a time to come in. We can assess the condition of your skin and prescribe a series of ultrasound treatments to deliver beautiful results that last. We also stock and recommend Revision products to help correct neck lines and neck wrinkles, giving you a two step plan of action to defeat Tech Neck and keep you using your phone and apps, worry free!

Another option for that double chin that you may see in your selfies is Kybella® a minimally invasive treatment that uses a series of tiny injections to permanently kill the fat under the chin and in other small areas. Some people have also reported tightening of the skin under the neck after Kybella® has been performed.