We are all feeling it. Months of homestay have not been kind. More time spent on devices and sitting in chairs is leading to new aging and health concerns. ‘Tech neck’ is the premature wrinkling of our necks from looking down at our screens, hours upon hours. At the same time, our skin pays a price from increased exposure to UV light emissions. Protective face masks are essential, but ‘maskne’ – a new cause of acne – is real. Not to mention back pain from sedentary routines and lack of sleep from anxiety. Tribeca Medspa has some solutions!
Let’s start with Tech Neck. Just as we develop deep nasal labial foldlines from smiling, we create neck lines from endless surfing on handheld devices. Thankfully, there are multiple lines of defense to regain that beautiful neck. For those of us with lines and wrinkles already settled in, Botox might be your next move. A safe neurotoxin, Botox relaxes the platysma muscles, restoring a smooth appearance. To address sagginess, Ultherapy and PDO Threads are ideal to lift and tighten as well as to improve lines and wrinkles.
Another consequence of screen exposure that warrants more consideration is the Blue Light or High-Energy Visible Light (HEV) they emit. Recommendations for combating the hyperpigmentation that may be associated with HEV are professional strength chemical peels. Alpha hydroxy acids such as Glycolic peels and Lactic peels stimulate collagen and encourage the shedding of surface skin to reveal a fresher, healthier look with a more even color and texture.
Moving from high tech to low tech, prolonged use of fabric masks is leading to skin issues such as acne mechanica aka ‘maskne’. The friction and pressure from masks rubbing against your face leads to irritation and inflammation. Masks also trap bacteria and organisms, causing clogged pores, folliculitis and acne. The right skin care routine can lessen mask-related skin damage and breakouts. Make sure to properly cleanse with a gentle cleanser. Avoid over exfoliating and keep skin moisturized with protective ingredients like ceramide and hyaluronic acid. Spot treat acne with salicylic acid and treat your skin to a weekly CBD mask to maintain a glowy complexion. Tribeca Medspa offers Virtual Consultations to help you select the best products for your skin type.
For many of us, quarantine is forcing more downtime. Although rest is always a good thing, extended rest leads to loss of muscle tone. Lack of abdominal tone can lead to back pain. Cooltone is used for body contouring from the core to thighs. Its high-powered coil electromagnetic simulation applicators induct muscle contractions that exercise cannot match. As a result, it not only tones muscle definition but when used on the abdomen, it can also help with back pain.
Quarantine restrictions are slowly being lifted, but the anxiety and changes in our routines and sleep patterns may continue to have an effect on our health and wellness until Covid-19 is eradicated. Tribeca Medspa Medical Director, Dr. Ginsberg says that “loss of sleep decreases collagen production and increases glucocorticoid production.” We recommend Hush & Hush, Mind Your Mind’s blend of tryptophan, valerian root, holy basil leaf, and magnesium which quiets the mind and promotes sleep. With this information, we hope you can get some sleep. Tribeca Medspa is here for you.