17 May 2012

Use of new technology such as laptops and smartphones could be causing users' skin to lose elasticity. That's the view of some cosmetic surgery experts, who say that the skin on a person's face can begin to sag if they spend long periods of time with their head bent forward. The increased use of digital goods such as smartphones and laptops is believed to be to blame.According to new data from Our Mobile Planet, commissioned by Google, mobile penetration in the UK has now reached 50 per cent. A survey found that close to two-thirds of people (59 per cent) used their smartphone to access the internet each day, while more than half (52 per cent) of respondents said they tend to have multiple sessions each day. The regular movements these people make in looking down to read a screen is, experts believe, affecting their facial skin and muscle elasticity. According to a report by the Daily Mail, some experts believe it could be tied to the growing demand for skin tightening treatments and chin implants. Data from 2011, compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, found that the popularity of 'chinplants' grew more last year than Botox, liposuction and breast augmentation combined. See original story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2144663/Rise-Smartphone-face-Is-technology-blame-sagging-complexions.html