Could your smartphone cause wrinkles?!

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS of Premier Plastic Surgery Center in Morristown, NJ comments on “Blackberry Botox”.


Wrinkles may be a sign of approaching middle age but younger women now have a reason to worry — and the culprit may be your smartphone. According to New Jersey board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Glatt, many younger women are beginning to develop premature wrinkles from staring at their Smartphones. What these women need, says Dr. Glatt, is ‘Blackbery Botox.’ Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Dr. Glatt explains:

 “The trend for ‘BlackBerry Botox’ is highly increasing especially among women who are addicted to gazing on their BlackBerries or iPhones all day.

Peering at a small screen causes facial strain, around and between the brows which may cause premature wrinkles on the face.” 

Smartphone-related wrinkles are the latest condition that doctors attribute to overuse of technology. Others include ‘BlackBerry thumb’ — a form of repetitive strain injury caused by excessive texting. 

Before you start to panic or begin glaring at your Smartphone with resentment, this can all be prevented by taking a few precautions. To read more tips from Dr. Glatt to avoid those tech-savvy wrinkles, click on the link below:

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