Saturday, January 15, 2011


■Facial bone mass decreases with age, study finds
Facial bones lose volume and diminish with age, contributing to wrinkles and sagging skin, researchers found. Women can begin losing significant facial bone mass in their 40s, though the process typically does not start in men until they reach their 60s, according to the study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. "Aging is multi-factorial," said ASPS President Dr. Phillip Haeck. "The things that affect it are genetics [and] external factors such as sun damage and nicotine use. Then there is plain old loss of volume of the soft tissues and bone." News