Click here to read our response to COVID-19


Top Manhattan Plastic Surgeon Offers “Tech Neck” Treatment Options

Andrew | June 18, 2014 | Posted in Skin Care

Tech Neck Treatment in NYC - Neck Lift, Juvederm, Fractora & MoreAs more people are spending their days on tablets, phones and laptops, technology appears to be takings its toll on the body, especially the neck. Looking down at screens for extended periods of time can result in horizontal creases around the neck that age the area much earlier than in years past.

Dubbed “tech neck,” this aesthetic concern is becoming a common reason for individuals to head to plastic surgeons in New York City. Fortunately, there are a number of tech neck treatment options that can return the skin around the neck to its smoother, more youthful condition.

Injectable fillers

Injectable fillers like Juvederm and Restylane effectively smooth away wrinkles from the inside out, by restoring support to the underlying skin structure. These solutions take just a few minutes to inject, and the results can last many months before a touch-up treatment is required. Injectable fillers are one of the fastest and most cost-effective methods for minimizing the appearance of tech neck.


A non-invasive treatment known as Ultherapy can also be used to eliminate signs of aging on the neck. This procedure uses ultrasound technology to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating the body’s own production of collagen and elastin. As more collagen is produced, skin becomes noticeably smoother and refreshed, without the need for needles, incisions or downtime.


This procedure uses radio-frequency waves to deliver energy to the underlying layers of skin via tiny pins. The energy stimulates the body’s own healing process, creating softer smoother skin. Collagen production is also boosted, to support the underlying skin structure for long-lasting results. The selective ablation process involved in Fractora means faster healing times with a significant improvement to the skin’s appearance.

Laser resurfacing

Laser skin treatments can also be used to address tech neck, restoring suppleness to the neck for a more youthful appearance. Non-ablative treatments can be performed quickly and require no recovery time afterward. Ablative treatments do involve a recovery period, but the results are more dramatic and last even longer. Laser energy is directed beneath the surface of the skin, smoothing away the horizontal creases that characterize tech neck.

Neck lift NYC

The most dramatic results in a tech neck treatment can be achieved through a surgical procedure known as a neck lift. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and tissue, tightening and smoothing the neck for an improved contour and greater definition between the neck and jawline. Neck lifts can be customized to the specific needs of the patients, with smaller incisions and shorter recovery times often required to address the concerns associated with tech neck.

A neck lift can be performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure typically involves small incisions located underneath the chin, where they will not be visible after surgery. If a mini lift is recommended, the procedure may be performed through a small incision behind the ear. Most patients are able to return to work within 5-12 days after a neck lift procedure.

Discuss tech neck treatments with Dr. Loeb

Dr. Thomas Loeb offers a variety of facial surgery solutions to treat tech neck at his Fifth Avenue office in Manhattan. Whether you are looking for a minimally-invasive technique to erase fine lines from around the neck, or a surgical procedure that offers more dramatic results, Dr. Loeb will customize treatment to your specific concerns and desired results. To learn more about tech neck lift treatment, contact Dr. Loeb’s office at 212-327-3700.

+ Resources
- Resources
  1. Beauty World News, ‘Tech Neck’ Treatment: Symptoms, Wrinkles and Pain Explained by a Plastic Surgery Pro,
  2. Daily Mail Online, Is Your Smartphone Giving You Wrinkles? ‘Techneck’ Caused by Constantly Looking Down at Gadgets,
  3. My FOX NY, ‘Tech Neck’ and How to Treat It,
  4. Ultherapy, Ultherapy Procedure FAQs,
← Skin Treatments in NYC – No Downtime, Fabulous Results Study Shows Body Contouring Surgery in New York Still Faces Obstacles →

    Latest Aesthetic News


    994 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028
    Click for directions

    Great Neck

    1000 Northern Blvd, Suite 340
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    Click for directions