Are male and female eyes are the same? No…. at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we agree with the 9 out of 10 people in Dublin who don’t agree men and women’s eyes are the same!. There are major differences between the position and shape of a male eye region to that of a female. Masculine vs. Feminine look. We look closely at these and discuss the effect of ageing on the eyes. Look at this photo… can you tel the difference?
The Ideal Male Eyebrow
The ideal male brow is placed at the supraorbital rim and is fairly flat. There is also not much variation in the shape or thickness of the male eyebrow throughout its length. The male eyebrow is usually not trimmed, feathering into finer hairs at the tail.
The Ideal Female Eyebrow
The ideal female brow is located at or slightly above the supraorbital rim (the superior bony margin of the orbit) at the glabella and arches above the rim laterally. The highest point of the arch lies between the vertical lines drawn through the outer edge of the iris (lateral limbus) and the outer corner of the eye (lateral canthus). The female eyebrow then arches downward and ends just lateral to a line drawn from the nasal ala to the lateral canthus. The lateral end of the eyebrow should be at the level of or slightly above the medial end.
Aging Changes in the Female Eyebrow
The youthful female eyebrow is firm and wrinkle-free and is positioned in the middle of a gentle vertical arc from forehead to eyelid. There is a “Faberge Egg” of soft tissue and bone providing lift and support and the lateral end of the brow.
As the female face ages, the eyebrows begin to descend due to volume loss in the soft tissue and bony structures of the face. There is downward drift and ptosis of the brow, lateral brow hooding, redundant eyelid skin and a disappearance of the eyelid crease. This also leads to the formation of crow’s feet. These changes are particularly noticeable at the arch and the lateral end of the brow. This gives the female face a more masculinized appearance. Restoring the eyebrow shape and height is an essential part of facial rejuvenating procedures.
Minimally invasive, non-surgical methods of restoring a youthful, radiant appearance include toxin cosmetic muscle relaxing injections to elevate and shape the eyebrow and relax dynamic wrinkles, and dermal filler injections to restore lost volume and provide support and lift in the periorbital area.
Care must be taken when rejuvenating the male face, to restore volume and relax wrinkles and folds without altering the shape of the eyebrows, as adding an arch would cause feminization of the male face.
Three variants of non-surgical eyebrow lift could be achieved when using the muscle relaxing injections. The first is a horizontal lift, where the entire length of the eyebrow is encouraged to rise by about 5 to 10mm. When one is tired, the eyebrows descends lower, lifting the eyebrows horizontally will results in a fresher eyebrow look that is suitable for both men and women.
The second eyebrow lift is more popular with women and is known as the lateral flare. In the flare, the outer segment of the eyebrow is encouraged upwards resulting in a more desired feminine appearance. The movement will further enhance smoothing of the crow’s feet and minimise upper eyelid hooding.
Dermal Filler Lift
Dermal fillers are used in the area above the eyebrow, know as the temporal ridge area. Small amounts are injected causing a vector of lift to the tail end of the brow. The results are instant. Given the delicate area treated, a soft cannula is used to inject the dermal filler instead of a needle. A moderate but appreciable natural lift is achieved.
Traditional Brow Lift
Traditional Brow Lifting surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and involves making one long cut within the hairline and from ear to ears. As modern techniques in cosmetic surgery developed further, this method is considered to be too aggressive and outdated. There’s a considerable recovery period and unnecessary risks associated with it when there are much less invasive alternatives for the same result.
Mini Brow Lift
The most sophisticated, effective and safe method for brow lifting is the minimally invasive Mini Brow Lift. The Mini Brow Lift is performed by cosmetic surgeons who have undergone advanced training in the procedure. The Mini Eyebrow Lift takes only an hour to perform.
Dr Kahlout numbs up the area around your eyebrows for a pain-free procedure. Two tiny punctures are made in the hair line of each eyebrow, and special suture are passed under the skin of the eyebrow. The lifted tissue is secured below the muscle to make the lift ermanent. You’ll also get a slight lifting effect to the side of the eyes, reducing those unattractive crows’ feet.
As this well-designed procedure is virtually scar-free, no-one will ever know you’ve had anything done… The reason this procedure has become popular is that overall result is much more subtle and natural.Because there’s no hospital stay, anaesthetists and the little time it takes t perform, savings are passed to you in the form of lower costs. The Mini Brow Lift costs only €1500. The true saving with this procedure is on your time and recovery, as you don’t have to endure the risks associated with general anaesthesia, and it’s scarfree.
Eyebrow Lift with toxin injection €350
Eyebrow Lift with Dermal Fillers €350
Mini Brow Lift Procedure €1500
Eyebrow Lift wirh combination dermal filler and toxin injection €600
Mini Brow Lift and toxin injection €1750