Monday, February 7, 2011

Smartphones cause wrinkles

smartphonesWomen heading into middle-age may find themselves self-consciously checking their faces for signs of frown lines and crows feet. But now younger women may have reason to worry according to one top cosmetic doctor, who found many are developing premature wrinkles from staring at their smartphones.

Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh said peering at a small screen causes your face to scrunch up, creating an area of tension around and between the brows. The London-based anti-ageing expert said women were then resorting to Botox to smooth out the fine facial lines.

Dr Sebagh, who treats celebrity clients including Cindy Crawford, said the phenomenon 'can be seen on anyone who has and regularly checks a BlackBerry or iPhone.' But he told the Evening Standard: 'It's easily rectified with the light use of Botox by an experienced doctor.'

London beauty therapist Nichola Joss has also noticed the phenomenon among her customers. Ms Joss said: 'I’ve noticed a huge difference over the past 18 months in my clients’ faces - it’s the constant peering intently down at that mini screen. It’s the same with an iPhone.'

She said a daily DIY face massage could ease the condition. Smartphone-related wrinkles are the latest condition that doctors attribute to overuse of technology.

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