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Technology-Induced Aging and ‘Tech Neck’ Treatments

It’s 2017, and that means you’ve probably head the term ‘tech neck’ by now. But what does it mean and how can it be fixed? Read on to learn more and discover custom tech neck treatment options at Kline Dermatology.

These days the list of skin aging culprits only seems to be getting longer with often the most mundane activities, like heat styling your hair, leading to skin aging damage. The newest aging aggressor may also be considered your best friend – your mobile device!  In fact, all screen devices are responsible for this form of aging, popularly referred to as “tech neck”. Caused by the repetitive motion of gazing downward to look at your mobile device screen, tech neck breaks down the collagen in this delicate skin area resulting in permanent wrinkling, creepy skin texture, laxity and even a noticeable double chin appearance. Physiologically, our skin was not constructed to hold this downward position for long periods of time. Eventually, our skin’s ‘fabric’ just gives out.

Tech Neck Treatment

At Kline Dermatology we have a suite of in-office and at-home therapies that together strengthen the skin foundation to stimulate new collagen synthesis, boost cellular regeneration and firm skin to counteract the tech neck appearance. Our exclusive treatment protocols include:


Our no-downtime skin tightening treatment uses advanced infrared light technology to deeply heat dermal collagen while protecting the upper epidermal layers of the skin. What that means for our patients is no pain, no discomfort and no topical anesthetics necessary! This tech neck treatment experience is uniquely different than other skin tightening procedures, such as Ultherapy and Thermage, that can cause significant discomfort. The device delivers rapid, gentle pulses to promote contraction and partial coagulation of collagen to initiate the skin’s natural healing process. After a short series of treatments, you will notice your skin is firmer, tighter and smoother!

This is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug to reduce the appearance of the “double chin.” Through a series of deoxycholic acid injection, fat cells are destroyed and reabsorbed by the body to refine the chin profile for a more lifted, tighter appearance. The bonus is that the results are permanent! Once the cells are destroyed they can no longer store or accumulate fat. This ground-breaking treatment is non-invasive and has minimal downtime. For the very first time, we have a non-surgical solution to eliminate the double chin and a tech neck treatment that works double duty.

Nectifirm Advanced

The newest skincare product we are most excited about this fall is Nectifirm Advanced. Harnessing a new discovery that each of our skin is made up of a Microbiome, an ecosystem of microorganisms which perform and regulate a variety of imperative functions, this daily treatment maintains the synergistic balance of this environment to maintain skin’s youthful function. The results are astounding! Tighter, softer, smoother skin with reduced wrinkles. It is our perfect at-home complement to SkinTyte and Kybella and a tech neck treatment that will keep you looking young far past the lifetime of your latest phone model!

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