If you are among the millions of Americans who spend countless hours with neck and head bent, gazing at the screen of a smartphone, you may experience a much more rapid sagging of facial skin. When the head is bent for extended periods of time, neck muscles shorten and the gravitational pull on facial skin is increased. This results in a weakening of collagen and can cause rapid skin sagging and premature aging. Not only is this phenomenon real, it has earned its own name, Smartphone Face, and it is increasing at an alarming rate as younger and younger groups of people become engaged in our constantly connected world.
How can you prevent smartphone face? By changing your posture. Holding your smartphone in a position that allows the chin to remain parallel to the ground and keeping your back and neck straight can help prevent a premature sagging of the skin. But even that may not be enough to fully prevent the damage caused by continuous smartphone use.
If you have begun to notice signs of smartphone face, it may be time to schedule a consultation with board-certified Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata. Depending on the extent of damage done, Dr. Fata can provide both surgical options such as facelift and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments that help tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, and eliminate facial sagging. The treatment best suited to address your case of smartphone-related facial sagging will be determined during your one-on-one consultation at our comfortable and convenient Indianapolis office.
If you are concerned about premature facial aging, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery online or by calling 317-575-9152 today. Dr. Fata serves people living in Indianapolis and all surrounding areas of Indiana.