Too much use of gadgets including smartphones and tablets may cause you “tech neck” that causes to early sign of ageing, health expert advised. Based to the health expert, “tech neck” leads to sagging skin, falling jowls and wrinkles over clavicle, severe impacts facial looks of the person by causing grimace lines, eye bags and horizontal lines on the neck together with fat prominence.
Vinod Vij a Cosmetic Surgeon at Mumbai Fortis Hospital said, “People who bend down constantly for long hours while using any handheld electronic device, like smartphones, tablet or computers, are more likely to get wrinkles. The bending position while texting on mobile phones can cause neck, back and shoulder pain, apart from headache, numbness, tingling in the upper limb and pain in hands, arm, elbows and wrists.”
Latest report by the IAMAI or the Internet and Mobile Association of India had discovered that the range of mobile internet users in the country was estimated to reach a 371 million by June 2016. Almost 40% of the users are teenagers between the age of 19-30. Health expert mentioned that regular flexion triggers changes in the cervical spine, curve, tendons, supporting ligaments and musculature as well as the bony sections frequently cause postural change.
“As people do not realize the negativity they are causing to their neck bone and the skin, tech obsessed people should take necessary steps to avoid the overuse of the electronic gadgets.” Mohan Thomas a Senior Cosmetic Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery Institute.
Thomas also mentioned that too much use of smartphones triggers a shortening of the neck muscles.
Also Thomas said “Apart from shortening of the neck muscle it also increases the gravitational pull on the skin. Ultimately, this results in sagging skin, double chin, marionette lines (vertical lines from lips to chin) and loose jowls (drooping jaw line). All these signs have been collectively labeled medically as “smartphone face.”
For your love ones and friends, advise them to lessen the use of devices especially smartphones. Health is important, better safe than sorry.