13 Feb

Tech Neck & Double Chins

It’s official

Smartphones and tablets are causing sagging skin and wrinkles in younger generations than previously.

“Tech neck” as it is called, is caused by long periods of looking downward at our devices. It causes structural problems in our neck and spine as well as creating jowls and sagging skin on our neck. It can also cause a deep crease just above the collar bone. In other words, the problem of wrinkles and sagging of the jowls and neck that used to begin in late middle age have now become a problem earlier.

So what is the remedy? Without a doubt, exercises to improve posture and less use of mobiles and tablets will all help.

However, at a clinic level we can also offer several treatments to assist;

HIFU

The latest in our weaponry against ageing. While this technology used to be quite painful it has now evolved to be a comfortable walk-in walk-out treatment with no downtime. Unlike Radio Frequency and lasers, HIFU treats the deeper levels of tissue (known as SMAS), which sit just above the muscle. creating a tightening from within. HIFU is a one-off treatment and ideal for the time poor client.

Fraxel Laser and Fractional Radio Frequency

Both Fraxel Laser and Fractional Radio Frequency are skin tightening treatments. Each treating the outer layers of skin. Fraxel has the added benefit of treating pigmentation (many car drivers find that their right side of their neck becomes pigmented with incidental sun exposure). Radiofrequency tends to have less down time but requires more treatments.

For those of you who love microdermabrasion or radio frequency, then it’s essential to start extending the treatment down to your neck and décolletage. Even, without tech neck, these areas will give your age away if ignored for too long.

Finally, we now have Cryolipolysis for your double chin. This is a simple non-surgical Fat Freezing technique designed to remove  20% to 25% of the fat cells in the area treated.

Call the Ultimate Skin and Body Clinic for a consultation on 07 5655 0679

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