Secret to Youth: The Jaw Line
According to a study published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the jawbone change significantly as a person ages, contributing to an aging appearance. The study examined 40 people in different age groups, and the researchers discovered that a two-fold approach may be needed in facial rejuvenation.
The jaw is the foundation of the lower face, and changes to it affect facial aesthetics. There is a significant decline in the jaw’s volume as a person ages, caused by the loss of bony volume. This leads to saggy facial skin, a diminished chin and a weaker jaw-line definition.
The findings will help medical professionals understand this aging process of facial bones and the jaw line, and assist in figuring out new ways to create a more youthful face. The future of facial cosmetic procedures to restore a youthful look may now include the use of volume restoration, like Sculptra and fillers. This would be used to rebuild the structure that time has worn away, in addition to lifting and reducing excess skin.
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