Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh said peering at a small screen causes your face to scrunch up, creating an area of tension around and between the brows. The London-based anti-ageing expert said women were then resorting to Botox to smooth out the fine facial lines.
A woman uses her BlackBerry phone in Jakarta on January 19, 2010. The maker of BlackBerry smartphones have started blocking access to pornographic websites in Indonesia ahead of a Friday deadline that could have seen its lucrative operating permit revoked
Dr Sebagh, who treats celebrity clients including Cindy Crawford, said the phenomenon ‘can be seen on anyone who has and regularly checks a BlackBerry or iPhone.’ But he told the Evening Standard: ‘It’s easily rectified with the light use of Botox by an experienced doctor.’
London beauty therapist Nichola Joss has also noticed the phenomenon among her customers. Ms Joss said: ‘I’ve noticed a huge difference over the past 18 months in my clients‘ faces – it’s the constant peering intently down at that mini screen. It’s the same with an iPhone.’
Others include ‘BlackBerry thumb’ – a form of repetitive strain injury caused by excessive texting. Another is ‘computer vision syndrome’ – dry eyes caused by computers users failing to blink enough when staring at a screen for long periods. ( dalymail.co.uk )