Eyebrows serve as a picture frame for your face. They bring balance to your facial features and define your eyes. If you want to understand the importance of eyebrows in facial appearance, simply place each index finger over your eyebrows.Your face quickly loses its shape without eyebrows. To improve facial appearance, shaping your eyebrows is very important. For those with facial sagging in the eyebrow area, a brow lift with pharmaceutical injectables such as Botox can counteract the sagging.


As you get older, a strong brow shape can assist in mimicking a mini non-surgical eye and brow lift. As simple as the concept of strong eyebrows to shape and define your face, it’s worth looking into options that work for you. It’s best to start with paying to have them professionally shaped, regardless of your current eyebrow status. It also makes home maintenance easier if a professional creates your ideal shape and arch. Whether you opt for waxing or threading at the salon, plucking at home is an in-between maintenance option.

If you tweeze eyebrows at home, do so with a magnifying mirror in the daylight for strong natural light. Your tweezers should be sharp with a slant edge to grip each hair as close to the root as possible. For excess hair, remove them with a damp cotton pad.

Your eyebrows shouldn’t be more than an inch apart above your nose. Eyebrows should start above the inner corner of each eye for proper framing. They should begin with a wide-angle bend and end with a taper at the outer tip of your eye.

If you need guidance, drawl your ideal shape with light shade of eyebrow pencil, then pluck out hair outside the shape. Make sure to pluck only a few hairs at a time and then tend to the other to create balance between each eyebrow. You can also tweeze other hair stragglers above the brow line.

Once the process is complete from threading, waxing or tweezing, enhance any gaps with a matching hair shade of eyebrow pencil or power. You can then set the color and style with clear gel or wax.


Another solution to temporary shape brows is with a brow lift using pharmaceutical injectables such as Botox. Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine inhibition blocks the neurotransmission of muscle contraction to either weakening or paralyzing certain muscles. Botox counteracts wrinkles with the temporary inability of muscle contraction so skin remains crease free and smooth. It is also used with brow lift treatments.


Beauty standards for youthful brows and perfect skin

Botox is often used to achieve the ideal beauty standards of raised youthful brows and crease free skin (Image- Creative Commons/Flickr)*



Botox reduces the appearance of creases and wrinkles on average of three to four months, as well as “lifting” the eyebrows. Botox injections smooth glabellar frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet on the outside of eyes and counteracts sagging. Botox is increasingly being used as part of an anti-aging regimen to prevent future wrinkles and to temporarily arch eyebrows higher with a brow lift. Additionally, it may also be used in combination with other aesthetic treatments.

Dr. Sanusi Umar notes that patients can choose how much they want eyebrows raised and the shape of the eyebrows to achieve an arched, flared or horizontal brow. Botox is injected into the depressor muscles counteract the downward pull of the brow’s medial ends of the brows downward.

Your eyebrow arches flatten and sag with age. When you make continuous facial expressions, it contracts surrounding muscles all over your face and around your eyes. Since these muscles work up and down in opposition, the forehead and brows may droop. Botox counteracts this by raising the brows a few millimeters after injections into the depressor muscles.


But remember, different brow shapes will compliment different faces. To minimize a round face, direct the outer third of the brow towards the top of the ear. If your face is square, direct it towards the middle of the ear. But, if your face is long, go straighter and direct it above the ear. Finally, for those with an oval face, direct the outer third part of your eyebrow towards your ear lobe.