How does facial bone structure change with age?
So ageing is more than skin deep :)
Rate of bone resorption increases with age and that is the main reason of change in structure of facial bones and the appearance. Volume of facial bones considerably decrease in old age. The rate of bone resorption is higher in females after menopause.
Some of the changes are as follows:
- Enlargement of eye socket (hence sunken eyes).
- Receding jaw bones and gum (hence shrunken lips).
- Brow ridge becomes less pronounced (reduction in angle of brow).
- Loss of connective tissue from dermis and wrinkled skin add to the droopy aged look.