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11 January 2011

Age takes toll on facial bones

When you think of facial aging, wrinkles and sagging skin come to mind, but new research finds that skin isn't the only thing that ages.

When you think of facial aging, wrinkles and sagging skin come to mind, but new research finds that skin isn't the only thing that ages.

If you think of the facial bones as "scaffolding" for facial tissue and skin, the bone loss can contribute to that drooping, deflated look, explained study author Dr Robert Shaw Jr., chief resident in the division of plastic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in Rochester, N.Y.

 
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