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Monday, December 8, 2008

What Does 4 Years of Facial Aging Look Like?

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“There remains a capacity for remodeling the bones of the face at any age”
Donald H Enlow

“Developmental mechanisms remain intact and changes in morphology continue throughout adulthood” R.G. Behrents

Our faces are continuing to change every day of our lives.

What Does 4 Years of Facial Aging Look Like at 24 Years Old?

Note thinner upper lip and jowls below the corner of the mouth.

More than 4.0 cc of volume is lost (gray area) between age 24 and age 28.

Note: Deeper nasolabial depression and more jowls

We see a volume loss of 1.3cc between the ages of 50 and 54 years.

Here we see 3.3 cc volume lost in 4 years between the ages of 64 and 67

We see improved facial volume after 7 months of Homeoblock treatment.

Before and after 9 months of Homeoblock treatment
Note: changes around the eyes and wider cheekbones

2.5 cc of volume added after 9 months of Homeoblock treatment

These results are comparable to three corrections using injections of dermal fillers such as Radiesse ™ and Juvederm ®

The dentist can enhance facial volume resulting in a younger appearance using dentofacial orthopedics.