In today’s world, people have enough outside stresses to blame for their wrinkles and aging face. However, with the invention of the smart phone, there came a new platform for wrinkles—the iPhone squint. With the amount of time that people spend on their cell phones increasing every year, it’s no wonder that your iPhone or Blackberry might be to blame for your crow’s feet or brow lines. As a facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, I will provide tips to my patients on how they can avoid falling victim to the cell-phone squint, and what you can do to erase your wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Avoiding The Cell-Phone Squint
Imagine the amount of time that you spend on your cell phone every day—for most Americans, cell phones are used not only for phone calls, but for sending countless text messages, browsing the internet, sending emails, and even shopping. It’s no secret that all of this time certainly adds up, adding a great deal of eye strain that causes us to squint. This is what ultimately results in formation of fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes. If you’ve ever found yourself locked in a gaze with your smart phone, here are some helpful tips to avoid excessive facial strain:
Turn Down Your Brightness
One thing that people don’t realize is that the brightness on our phone is controllable, and a phones factory setting usually comes with it set at the brightest level. Long term visualization of the bright screen causes facial strain. Simply turning down the brightness won’t only extend your battery life but it will also will help prevent wrinkles and the formation crows feet.
Take A Break
Cell phones are in essence miniature computers.It’s important to remember to take a break for a few moments. It’s important to allow your eyes to relax and readjust. This break will decrease eye strain that leads to eye wrinkles.
Make Your Text Bigger
How many times a day are you squinting to see a text message or an email on your cell phone? We probably squint more looking at our phone than being outside in the sun. Increasing the text size on your phone will help prevent eye strain and wrinkles.
Botox For Wrinkles
If you are still experiencing wrinkles around you eyes after changing your cell phone settings, Botox may be a great option for you. As a Botox expert in Charlotte, I can help patients reduce and diminish their unwanted facial lines around their eyes. Botox is injected with minimal discomfort and requires no down time. Patients may continue with their everyday activities immediately after leaving the office.
To learn more about Botox and whether or not you might be a good candidate, please contact my office today by calling (704) 323-5090 to schedule your initial consultation. Remember, it’s very important to enlist the help of a facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte for your Botox needs to ensure that your injections are properly performed and that you your needs are met entirely.