Bone Changes in Facial Aging
In principle, to achieve the most natural and harmonious rejuvenation of the face, all changes that result from the aging process should be corrected. Traditionally, soft tissue lifting and redraping have constituted the cornerstone of most facial rejuvenation procedures. Changes in the facial skeleton that occur with aging and their impact on facial appearance have not been well appreciated. Accordingly, failure to address changes in the skeletal foundation of the face may limit the potential benefit of any rejuvenation procedure. Correction of the skeletal framework is increasingly viewed as the new frontier in facial rejuvenation. It currently is clear that certain areas of the facial skeleton undergo resorption with aging. Areas with a strong predisposition to resorption include the midface skeleton, particularly the maxilla including the pyriform region of the nose, the superomedial and inferolateral aspects of the orbital rim, and the prejowl area of the mandible. These areas resorb in a specific and predictable manner with aging. The resultant deficiencies of the skeletal foundation contribute to the stigmata of the aging face. In patients with a congenitally weak skeletal structure, the skeleton may be the primary cause for the manifestations of premature aging. These areas should be specifically examined in patients undergoing facial rejuvenation and addressed to obtain superior aesthetic results.
The following results address the loss of bone are possible with Homeoblock™ therapy. Since each of us and our genetic potential are unique, all results depend on our own genetic potential.
Before and After Treatment
Homeoblock™ treatment in conjunction with Restylane®
Before and After Treatment with NuSmile Face Lift Appliance (the Homeoblock™).
Sixteen months later we have more level eyes, more prominent cheekbones and reduced nasolabial depression.
Before and After Treatment with Dermal Fillers.
Patient four years later includes placement of dermal fillers.
More level eyes, more prominent checkbones, fuller lips, fewer lines and wrinkles, stronger jaws. And she is four years older!
Higher cheekbones, stronger jaws and more symmetrical faces, wider airway and bone growth around the orbit of the eyes.
Results are based on each individual’s potential.