The Golden Ratio As Applied to Facial Beauty
By Dr. Devgan's Office
Some say if you draw a line vertically down the center of your face and the left side is seemingly, symmetrical to the right, then you have what is defined as a scientifically beautiful face. In fact, if you are curious to what you would look like with a perfectly symmetrical face, find a mirror and hold it perpendicular to the center of your nose. Lining the mirror at the center of your hairline, along your nose, and the center of your chin, you can get an idea of what you would look like as your most scientifically beautiful self.
Though a vast majority of the world can safely say they do not have a deceptively, symmetrical face, there is still hope for some of us. Dr. Stephen Marquardt conducted a study over several years that ultimately revealed the “Golden Ratio” of beauty. The Golden Ratio uncovers 23 areas of the face that are measured on a scale of phi, 1.618. According to this ratio, the more of the 23 defined areas that line up with this gauge on your face, the more beautiful you are. Along these same guidelines, Dr. Marquardt found that this scale measures beauty of all ethnic backgrounds and both females and males. This led him to originate a “beauty mask” that uses a pentagon and decagon as the cornerstones that ultimately lead to the same phi, 1.618, Golden Ratio.
This standard of beauty can be daunting to even the most beautiful of people. When writing about the Golden Ration, writer Gary Meisner, noted that there are infinite versions of beauty that lie outside the lines of the mask that Dr. Marquardt has created. It is important for all women and men to feel that they are not defined by a set of standards.
With this being said, when considering any altercation of your look with surgery or procedures such as filler and botox, it is important to keep in mind your overall facial structure. With any procedure, Dr. Devgan studies all unique characteristics of the face and uses a mastered technique to give her patients their desired outcome while still maintaining a natural look.
Meisner, Gary. "Beauty in the Human Face and the Golden Ratio." The Golden Ratio Phi 1618. N.p., 12 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 June 2016.