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Your smartphone may be giving you wrinkles

Press Trust of India  |  London 

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.

First Published: Sun, March 09 2014. 13:30 IST