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How Computer Use Can Speed Up Ageing (and What You Can Do)
How many hours per day do you spend staring at a screen? If you are like most of us, it’s probably more hours than you can count. Looking at your mobile phone every spare minute and spending hours every working day staring at a computer screen is something that definitely takes its toll.
Like other plastic surgeons all around the Sydney area, we at the Medispa Institute are seeing women come in with wrinkles earlier than ever before. After just a few years of squinting at their screens, young people are getting deeper winkles at a younger age.
How Computers Can Age You
When you are looking at a computer screen and you’re concentrating on the text in front of you, it is a natural reaction to frown and, often, to squint. This has a major impact on the development on wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes.
Over just the past six years, the number of hours that we spend look at screens has increased in an incredible 400 percent. In fact, estimates say that we are looking at computers and phones for anywhere between ten to 12 hours per day. Those numbers add up quickly and will eventually show themselves on your face.
How to Prevent Premature Ageing
Anti-wrinkle injections, like Botox, have become increasingly popular with an ever younger group. These treatments are incredibly effective at preventing wrinkles as well as ensuring that existing wrinkles don’t get worse.
Using anti-wrinkle injections like Botox while you are young is an effective means of weaken facial muscles, which means that you are less likely to see wrinkles while needing a lower dosage of anti-wrinkle injections with each progressive treatment.
Treatments of anti-wrinkle injections to prevent premature ageing are most effective for women and men in their early to mid twenties up until their early thirties.
Getting Rid of Existing Wrinkles
While anti-wrinkles injections are effective in preventing ageing, treatments like Botox are not an ideal option for existing lines. Fortunately, there is a great solution for turning back the clock: dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers work by adding volume exactly where you want it. This incredibly versatile treatment is commonly used to fill in thin lips, add fullness to sunken cheeks, smooth over deep creases, and cover acne or chicken pox scars.
To understand why dermal filler works so well, it’s essential to understand a bit about how the ageing process works, especially the role that hyaluronic acid plays. That is because when you age, your body procedures less hyaluronic acid. This causes dehydration, thin lips, sunken cheeks, and hallow areas under the eyes. Dermal fillers are perfect for counteracting these impacts. For a fresh and youthful look without going under the knife, there is no better solution.
Afraid of needles? Laser treatment is a good alternative to dermal fillers. This type of treatment can fade age spots, acne scars, and sun damage. It’s an incredible solution for ageing on your hands, neck, and décolletage. Rather than adding volume, laser treatment stimulates new collagen growth to naturally fill up any area.
Getting Started: How to Reverse the Impacts of Computer Use
Do you spend a lot of time staring at a screen? It’s time to get proactive! Wrinkles and other signs of ageing are definitely not something that just disappear if you ignore it. For a customised treatment plan that will help you turn back the clock, contract the Medispa Institute. Dr Turner customises in created creating natural looking results that will make you feel fresh and renewed.