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Tech Neck: The New Cause For Sagging Neck Skin

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It’s undeniable that our phones are a part and parcel of our lives – studies have shown that most people between the ages of 18 to 39 check their phones a whopping 150 times a day!

This has given rise to the new phenomenon known as “tech neck”: the constant bending of our necks to look at our phones, in turn giving rise to unsightly neck creases, sagging neck skin, and drooping jowls over time.


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And it’s not just about vanity. Studies have shown that with every 15 degrees your head inclines forward, your neck has to bear an additional weight of 5 kg on average, causing unnecessary strain on your back and neck muscles.

So what can we do about this?

Generally, prevention is key:

  1. Put an end to bad phone habits
    Let’s be real: we all know using our phones less could reduce tech neck, but realistically, that’s not going to happen. What we can do instead is to put an end to bad phone habits. Try holding your phone higher, closer to eye level, instead of straining your neck and looking down.


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  3. Treat your neck like you would your face
    When you go about your daily skincare routine, don’t forget your neck as well! Use a firming cream as a preventative measure against fine lines and creases.

What if the damage is already done?

Don’t fret just yet, there are still some things we can do to reverse existing damage!

  1. Ultherapy
    Think of this as a non-surgical, non-invasive facelift: this treatment uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin while stimulating collagen production.

    When it comes to tech neck, Ultherapy can help to smooth out fine lines on the neck, and lift sagging skin.

    Additionally, Ultherapy can be used to firm up other parts of the face:

    • Lift eyebrows and eye area
    • Tighten and firm cheeks
    • Reduce double chins
    • Lift sagging skin around the jawline

    For more information on Ultherapy and what you can expect during the procedure, click here.


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  2. Fillers, Botulinum Toxin Combination Treatments
    Fillers and botulinum toxin injections can also be administered superficially, to reduce the depth of neck creases while tightening the skin.

    These can also be combined with chemical peels, which help exfoliate dead skin cells, in turn improving fine lines.

    Still have a ton of questions on fillers or botulinum toxin injections? Click here and here respectively to read our FAQs and what to expect during a treatment!



  3. Threadlifts
    A threadlift is a non-surgical method of lifting sagging skin via the insertion of ultra-fine polydioxanone (PDO) threads underneath the skin. This is great for tightening up sagging skin around the neck.

    We know what you’re thinking – don’t worry! These are medical-grade threads safe enough to use during surgeries, and these threads help create a firm hold on surrounding tissues, while your body naturally responds by stimulating the production of new collagen around these threads, helping to further maintain the lifting effect.

    For more information on our threadlift treatments and how they work, click here.

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For more information on our neck treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > 5 Surprising Reasons for Your Dark Eye Circles

5 Surprising Reasons for Your Dark Eye Circles

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Troubled by dark eye circles even though you've been getting enough sleep? You'd be surprised to know that there are more potential causes for your dark eye circles apart from fatigue.

We list down 5 surprising reasons for those annoying panda eyes that you might not have realised:

1. Eczema
While the eczema itself doesn’t directly lead to dark eye circles per se, the itch from the eczema could. Excessive rubbing of the undereye area can damage the delicate blood vessels in the undereye area.

Since the skin around the undereye area tends to be more transparent, the broken blood vessels can make the skin appear darkened and bruised.


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2. Allergies
Allergies, on the other hand, can trigger histamines in our bodies that cause our blood vessels to dilate – this can cause these swollen blood vessels to appear darker than the rest of the face.


3. Genetics
Dark eye circles can also be an unfortunate genetic trait. If this applies to you, you can blame your parents for this! Hereditary dark eye circles tends to occur more frequently in those with Mediterranean backgrounds.


4. Sun Exposure
Too much exposure to the sun cause sun damage – and given that the skin around our eyes tends to be delicate and more transparent, any form of sun damage tends to appear as darkened rings around our eyes. So don’t forget your sunscreen!


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5. Sunken Tear Troughs
Sometimes our dark eye circles aren’t actually dark eye circles, but could be the result of sunken tear troughs instead.

Tear troughs refer to the grooves between your lower eyelid and your cheek. Some people tend to have a facial bone structure that makes them more predisposed to have sunken tear troughs. These can create the illusion of dark circles around our eyes, making us look tired and haggard.

Fortunately, sunken tear troughs can be easily treated with undereye hyaluronic acid fillers. This is a simple, non-surgical, less than 30-minute treatment with close to no downtime. And as with most fillers, results can be seen immediately!


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If you find yourself with panda eyes as a result of the above, don’t fret! The first step would be to make changes to your habits if you can, such as switching out that mascara that’s irritating you, or remembering to wear sunscreen whenever you’re exposed to the sun.

If you’d like to treat your dark eye circles more aggressively, you can try our dark eye circles laser treatment, a non-surgical, non-invasive laser treatment to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles. Click here to find out more!

For more information on our eye laser treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > Now, You Can Laser Away Your Dark Eye Circles

Now, You Can Laser Away Your Dark Eye Circles

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Dark eye circles: otherwise known as the bane of our lives. We hear people complaining about this all the time and how they wish they had more sleep!


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There are primarily 2 main causes of dark eye circles:

Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is caused by excessive melanin production – melanin being the substance that gives our skin its colour – resulting in skin darkening. There are a number of factors that can trigger hyperpigmentation: too much exposure to the sun, hormones, or even skin allergies like eczema or irritation from unsuitable cosmetics.

Blood Vessels
Due to the skin under the eyes tending to be thinner and more transparent, blood vessels can be seen more clearly. As our skin tends to transmit blue light better, the blood vessels under the eye give off a bluish and brownish appearance.

Dark eye circles are one of the most common aesthetic problems we face, yet in comparison, one of the most challenging to treat, as the skin around the eyes is thinner, more delicate, and more transparent.





However, not all hope is lost! Dark eye circles – whether they’re caused by pigmentation or blood vessels – can be treated by lasers. If the first thing that came to your mind was LASIK, don’t worry, it’s definitely nowhere near that level of invasiveness! To ease any concerns you might have and to get rid of any misconceptions, we’ve rounded up some FAQ on our dark eye circles laser treatment below:

What happens during a laser treatment?
Don’t worry – it’s nothing like LASIK! It’s a non-surgical, non-invasive laser treatment that targets the undereye area to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles.

First, we cleanse the treatment area to ensure that there is no eye makeup residue; after which we apply a numbing cream to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

After Dr Kok calibrates the laser settings to best suit your skin condition, he will then direct the laser across your undereye area. You might feel a mild prickly sensation, but most patients find it tolerable. The treatment should take about 15-20 minutes.


Is there any downtime? Any there any special precautions I should take note of?
Not at all! There is no downtime and side effects are minimal to none – you can resume your daily routine and wear makeup immediately.

For more information on our eye laser treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.