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Your smartphone may be giving you wrinkles, warn experts

The "tech neck" is a line around the neck and chin which is caused by looking down at modern devices.

Disclaimer: Image used for illustration purposes only. The "tech neck" is not necessarily caused due to the use of this particular device. Disclaimer: Image used for illustration purposes only. The “tech neck” is not necessarily caused due to the use of this particular device.

Using smartphones can give you wrinkles as looking down at handheld devices and computers for countless hours develops a line around the neck and chin, experts have warned.

This terrifying new scourge has been dubbed “tech neck” and could affect anyone who owns a modern gadget.

However the effect may last only for a short period of time, ‘Mirror’ reported.

The “tech neck” is a line around the neck and chin which is caused by looking down at handheld devices and computers every day.

The bizarre latest face furrow was identified after a surge of neck-related enquiries for non-surgical, knife-free face-lifts by CACI international, a firm that specialises in “non-surgical beauty solutions”.

“We noticed a surge in enquiries for our product, specifically to combat lines around the neck area,” Dean Nathanson, Managing Director of CACI international, said.

“We’ve identified a correlation between the rise of technology in recent years and the growth of the ‘tech neck’,” said Nathanson.

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