I’ve heard all sorts of myths about how women can avoid or delay wrinkles by not smiling/laughing, wearing sunglasses as often as possible, not using straws… but this is a new one. A leading cosmetic surgeon in London says women are starting to develop “computer face.”
According to the London Daily Mail, Dr. Michael Prager is warning against jobs where women spend long hours in front of a computer screen. Apparently, it leads to saggy jowls, “turkey neck,” and deep wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Collectively, the Botox specialist is calling this “computer face” and saying he sees this early signs of aging most in women who work in an office.
He’s trying to pad his wallet and convince more people to get plastic surgery. Looking at a computer screen doesn’t give you turkey neck anymore than reading a book does or going for a walk.
He does, however, offer these suggestions to “save your skin”:
1. Take regular breaks away from your screen
2. Kiss the ceiling (puckering up & stretching your neck back will use muscles that would otherwise weaken and sag)
3. Regularly stretch your neck from left to right, and hold for several seconds
4. Raise your computer screen so you are not looking downwards at it
Interesting. Do you believe it?