Dr. Chilukuri says his younger patients are also increasingly concerned with “tech neck.”
“More people [are] walking around looking [down] at their phones, so they're getting these horizontal lines,” he says.
To address this, he says using topicals is a popular option. Another is a combination treatment of neuromodulators, fillers and energy devices that, Dr. Chilukuri notes, can be very successful in diminishing the appearance of the lines.
“We can use topicals, which are working great,” he says. “The second thing we can do is use a different type of neuromodulator or Botox technique where we're applying between half a unit to a quarter of a unit of very superficial blebs right along the neck in a wide pattern. We find that those lines tend to fade that way. You can use superficial fillers to go ahead and improve that and then we can maintain these results for even longer by using the external radio frequency.”