‘Wrinkle Epidemic’ In Young Women Caused By Screens, Says Doctor
The number of women who are in need of skin rejuvenation treatments at a young age is growing, according to a top cosmetic surgeon, with women today developing deep wrinkles 10 years younger than they should. But what’s the reason for this?
Speaking to the Daily Mail, cosmetic surgeon Dr Navid Jallali revealed that the cause of earlier on-set wrinkles amongst young people is down to increased exposure to screens: “When you stare at a computer screen, your natural reaction, especially when concentrating, is to frown”, he said.
The doctor, who said he had previously turned away young patients who had come to him in search of Botox, is now seeing more and more justifiable cases where people as young as 25 are suffering from deep wrinkles.
It’s estimated that we spend nine hours and 30 in front of a screen every day – something that has increased over the last few years thanks to growing use of smart phones to watch films and programmes, as well as social media. In fact, the time we spend on smart phones a day has increased 400 per cent in the last six years.
This doctor now recommends a small amount of botox to those as young as 25 with oncoming wrinkles, partially as a preventative measure, however, botox isn’t the only option for those worried about deeper furrows forming on the forehead and around the eyes.
A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure which can really help to skin rejuvenation and lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles.