How to Prevent Tech Neck Wrinkles

Are you concerned about developing wrinkles around your neck from all that time you spend looking down at your phone or tablet? Here’s how to prevent tech neck wrinkles.

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Introduce the problem of tech neck wrinkles.

As we age, it’s not only wrinkles around the eyes or mouth that can give away our age—tech neck wrinkles can be just as telltale. “These days, looking at someone’s neck is like looking at tree rings and seeing how old the tree is,” says Dendy Engelman, M.D., a dermatologic surgeon at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

So what exactly are tech neck wrinkles? They’re the horizontal lines that appear on the neck—and sometimes on the chest—from years of hunching over a computer screen, looking down at a cellphone, or slouching in front of a TV. “When you do that day after day, it leads to permanent creases in the skin because you’re repeatedly folding it in the same way,” says Dr. Engelman.

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