Bone aging

Bone Aging in Aesthetic Medicine

Bone Aging

Medical Aesthetics requires an understanding of the natural aging process of the skull The skull undergoes a process of resorption and remodeling as we age.

There are predictable areas where bone is resorbed such as the maxilla (upper jaw) orbits, jawline and temples. A skilled aesthetic doctors knows exactly where to place dermal fillers that are specifically designed to address bone loss.

The bones of our skull provide important underlying structural support for the soft tissues of our faces. Without this support the face ages and sags prematurely.

The angle of the lower jaw widens as we age, which results in sagging skin on the jawline and jowls. Placing dermal filler on the jawline helps rebuild the more youthful angle. The upper jaw and area near the nose is the area with the most significant bone loss, resulting in sunken cheeks and a deepened nasolabial fold.

This is one of the most rewarding areas to treat with dermal fillers with lovely results. Enlarging of the eye sockets results in dark circles and a sunken appearance to the eyes.

Fortunately we have modern dermal fillers that are specifically designed to treat the delicate under-eye area. Hollow temples and forehead bone loss aggravates forehead lines and results in sagging eyebrows.

Dermal fillers placed strategically in the upper face make a big difference and lift the soft tissues of the whole face.