Why do so many black adults continue to look youthful as they age?
A new study says it’s in their bones.
Researchers found that the facial bones of black adults retain a higher mineral content than those other races, which makes their faces less likely to reflect their advancing years.
The new study is the first to document how facial bones change as black adults age, and may help guide plastic surgeons’ work.
“It is important for plastic surgeons to understand how the facial aging process differs among racial and ethnic groups to provide the best treatment,” said study author Dr. Boris Paskhover. He is an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, in Newark.