Could thinning of the facial bones affect the results of your facial rejuvenation procedures?

Maybe, say researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center. The team analyzed dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans of the facial bones and lumbar spine from 60 patients aged 20 to over 60.

They showed that bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine b decreased significantly for both men and women between the middle and old age groups. In addition, there were decreases in the maxilla and mandible BMD for both sexes between the young and middle age groups.

“Our results suggest that the BMD of the face changes with age, similar to the axial skeleton. This change in BMD may contribute to the appearance of the aging face and potentially affect facial rejuvenation procedures,” the study authors write in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.