Laughter, stress, pollution and age are all factors that cause wrinkles, but little did we know that technology was the latest addition to this list. Facialist and skin expert Nichola Joss noticed that her clients were developing a change in the way their facial muscles were behaving as a result of scrutinizing the small screen of their iPhone of BlackBerry.
There is a natural tendency to squint at the screen when reading messages, creating an area of tension and the development of fine lines and wrinkles around the brow. ??Noted cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jean Louis Sebagh says the problem is easily rectified with a bit of light Botox. Joss, however, believes that non-invasive techniques, such as facial massages, are enough to correct this imperfection.
The Botox believer Dr. Jean Louis Sebagh says
Yes, Botox will help correct fine lines in the face caused by mobile technology.
“We particularly tend to squint at the screen of handheld devices because they are small, and as a result we frown when we try to read or look at them,” he says.
According to Sebagh, the lines themselves are essentially no different than classic wrinkles. Sebagh’s clients coming in for this specific Botox are as young as 30.
“From a medical point of view, Botox is a safe and effective method of treating the condition as it can help delay the onset of lines and diminish the lines that do occur.”
Facialist and skin expert Nichola Joss says
No, Botox will just paralyze your muscles and increase tension in the face.
"It’s not something I noticed visually, I could just feel how tense the skin was. Talking to my patients, I noticed they all shared one thing in common: smartphones.
“Many people, and they are getting younger and younger, are reverting to Botox to correct so-called imperfections but this will have a paralyzing effect,” she continues. “If you have had Botox and are a smartphone user and texter, you will be unable to use the correct muscles and others will try compensate.”