Heh: Gadgets giving the young drooping jowls and neck wrinkles

Heh: Gadgets giving the young drooping jowls and neck wrinkles

[Ed. – We need a new word for this.  Karma doesn’t really work.]

Dermatologists are blaming smartphones and tablets for causing sagging skin and wrinkles in younger generations, including a wrinkling condition dubbed “tech neck”.

The latest ailment to result from modern technology can be found mostly in people aged 18 to 39 who own an average of three devices.

Tech neck refers to a specific crease just above the collar bone that is caused by repeated bending of the neck to look at the screen of a portable device.

“The problem of wrinkles and sagging of the jowls and neck used to begin in late middle age but, in the last 10 years, because of ‘tech neck’, it has become a problem for a generation of younger women,” said Dr Christopher Rowland Payne, a consultant dermatologist at The London Clinic. …

Cell phones have long been associated with various health conditions and even some serious illnesses.

Research conducted by the Swedish Hardell group found that mobile phone use has been linked tospecific types of brain tumour, while a recent study published in Surgery Technology International found that heavy use causes back problems.

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