The inner end of the ideal eyebrow is at the same vertical line as the inner corner of eyes. At this point, the female eyebrow is right on the edge of the bony socket of the eye. From here the eyebrow gently slopes upwards and outwards in the middle part. In the outer ⅓, the eyebrow arches upwards and is above the bony arch by several millimetres. If a line is drawn joining the outer edge of the nostril with the outer corner of the eye and the line is extended upwards, it should touch the outer end of the eyebrow. Outer end of the eyebrows can be at or above the level or inner end. The highest point of the beautiful arch of the eyebrow is at the junction of inner ⅔ and outer ⅓.
Types of Eyebrows:
- Round Eyebrows:
Round eyebrow shapes follow the eye’s natural curve, and it’s the highest point in the centre of the eyebrow.
- Straight Eyebrows:
Eyebrows do not have any arch or have minimal arch.
- Peaked Eyebrows:
A high arch forming an unnatural peak.
- Queen’s Eyebrows:
Eyebrows are placed high up above the level of bone of orbit throughout. This is common in children and looks immature or surprised in older people.
- Long Eyebrows:
Both inner and outer ends can extend beyond their ideal borders , making the eyebrows long. Long inner ends can make a unibrow and longer outer ends can make eyes look drooped.
- Short Eyebrows:
A short eyebrow extends only as far as the outer to inner corner of the eye.
- Thick Eyebrows:
They are dense and wide eyebrows.
- Thin Eyebrows:
Thin eyebrows, even if they started with naturally thick eyebrows, can become thin from tweezing and waxing. Eyebrow hair can be thin because of medical issues.
- Diagonal Eyebrows:
If the ends of your eyebrows are higher than the front, you likely have a diagonal brow shape.
- Tapered Eyebrows:
You’ll know you have a tapered brow shape if the inner parts of your brows are thicker than the tail.
- Asymmetric Eyebrows :
One eyebrow is often higher than other eyebrow and shapes can be different on 2 sides .
How to get the perfect eyebrow shape at home:
- Find the perfect eyebrow shape for your face shape.
- To identify the three points that you will need to look at when shaping your eyebrow, use the ‘pencil’ method. Place a pencil in a straight line along the side of your nose – this is going to be the beginning (inside) of the brow. Next, place the pencil along with your nose and across your pupil. This will be the arch and the highest part of your brow. Now move the pencil so that the end of your nostril and the outer edge of your eye are in line – this is the end of your brow.
- Make sure you’ve made yourself comfortable and have good lighting. Invest in a high-quality pair of tweezers – this essential instrument you’re using has to be effective in tweezing the eyebrow and grabbing the hair. You can also shave the extra hair easily with eyebrow shavers available online.
- Run an ice cube over your brows to reduce the redness, swelling, and pain, or apply some skin moisturiser.
What if all of this is not working anymore?
Eyebrows are not naturally perfect always and shaping them well can add to the beauty of every face says Dr. Priti Shukla . A lot of people do get eyebrows shaped but not having good knowledge of aesthetics and fear of going wrong makes them only remove extra hair and do clean up . With good knowledge of aesthetics eyebrows can be shaped to add the beauty and symmetry .Eyebrows go down with age starting in early thirties. This is inevitable because of gravity, loss of forehead skin tone and downward pull of muscles around the eyes. Some of you who have low eyebrows to begin with may feel the effect earlier.
Here are the solutions for eyebrow shaping that are safe and effective for anyone above 18.
Botox : Botox can help you get arched and elevated eyebrow . It can make eyebrow symmetrical too . Botox is safe for all ages . Botox micro injections feel like a mosquito bite . They are given around eyebrows into the muscles that are pulling the eyebrows down. Muscles treated with Botox stop over acting and lose the battle against their opponent group of muscles of forehead that pull the eyebrows up in victory. Additionally, if you have crows feet – those lines around the corner of eyes – they too vanish with Botox. Botox can be safely repeated every 3-4 months for maintaining the result of high eyebrows.
Hyaluronic (HA) fillers. Fillers are also injections – but diffent from Botox . Fillers are fantastic alternatives which can be injected under the temple muscle to lift the outer eyebrows. HA( hyaluronic acid ) is a substance that is naturally present in our bodies so filler injections are safe. Procedure takes less than 10 minutes and is painless. These fillers last upto 2 years.
Cat Eye lift : Cat eyes are a recent trend. Cat eyes mean that outer corner of eyes and eyebrows are lifted up . An eyebrow thread lift is a system that plans to fix the hanging skin of your eyebrows and smooth away the wrinkles to give you a more young and fresher appearance. The thread lifts are minimally invasive techniques that successfully lifts, revives and firms the skin utilising absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) stitches. PDO will lift the skin as it gives volume while PDO threads support collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic corrosive creation of your skin. The thread lifts provide a prompt, recognisable lift bringing about a typically tighter, more youthful-looking skin. Thread lift result lasts a few months and can be repeated as needed safely .
Ultherapy or High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU)
This US FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for sagging skin uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen development and lift the skin in the temples, jaw, neck and even the chest. The engaged ultrasound energy works up the cell restoration by warming up deep tissues beneath your skin’s surface, coaxing the body to build collagen creation. Collagen is useful for keeping skin tight and HIFU helps with that.
- RF skin tightening
RF is radio frequency treatment in which electromagnetic waves of high frequency are passed into the skin and they stimulate the collagen in the skin. This treatment is useful for those above 30 years of age when the skin starts losing collagen and gravity then pulls down the loose skin. RF treatment above the eyebrows, in temple and brow regions tightens the skin and can elevate the brow upto 1-2 mm. This treatment is repeated every 4 -6 months to restore lost collagen.
Ambrosia clinic uses fractional radio frequency technology to securely warm the deep layers of your skin, invigorating existing collagen and advancing new collagen development for more youthful-looking skin.
- A word of caution:
“ Eyebrow lift is highly individualized and results are also variable”, says Dr. Priti Shukla. Some get great results and some not much, based on the tissues. An expert plastic surgeon can assess your tissues and assess your expectations to give you the best solution. Assessment of total face and explaining to you if the lifted eyebrows will suit you or not, is also done at Ambrosia Clinic .
Surgery like temporal brow lift, brow pexy, and upper eyelid blepharoplasty are solutions for those seeking drastic and long lasting results. Usually they are preferred by those with severe droop of eyebrows, not responding to any other method. Surgical solutions are also available at the Ambrosia clinic.