The Mathematical Equation of Beauty – Blending Science and Art

t’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; however, some scientists would argue that beauty isn’t a personal preference at all, that it’s a precise measurement. A ratio of 1.618 to be exact. Referred to as the “Golden Ratio”, this is the exact ratio measurement thought to be needed to achieve symmetry and beauty. This applies to all things including nature, buildings, and the human body. A person is thought to be attractive if the length of their face divided by the width of their face equals 1.618.

Mathematical Blueprint for Beauty

The Golden Ratio is not a new concept. It dates back to the ancient Greeks and has been used by many famous artists in history. Today, many physicians and clinics such as Boise Image Enhancement Center can use this mathematical equation of beauty as a guide to help create or restore symmetry and facial balancing.

However, achieving beauty isn’t as simple as doing a math problem and achieving a single measurement. 

“Not everybody will have the same mathematical equation,” says Morgann Eason, Medical Director of Boise Image Enhancement Centre. “It has to deal with your eye spacing, and the spacing of your nose to your lips, and to your chin, and your forehead, and your temples, and your cheekbones, and the space above your lips.” 

The goal of facial rejuvenation is not to change your overall appearance. You want to look refreshed not overdone. This requires a blending of science, art, and medicine. 

No One Size Fits All for Beauty

Asymmetry is more common than one might think. Facial structures and bones aren’t even. One cheekbone might be slightly higher than the other, or even one eye bigger than the other. And further complicating the mathematical equation of beauty, asymmetry only increases with age. 

“What your mathematical equation is at 20 is not the same mathematical equation that I would use when you’re 40, or when you’re 60, or when you’re 80 because the way that we look and the way that we age changes,” says Eason.

The mathematical equation of beauty is less about symmetry and more about the balancing of the face from side-to-side and from the profile. These are all things that need to be taken into consideration when electing to undergo any type of facial rejuvenation treatment. Treatments are not one-size-fits-all. 

At Boise Image, our skilled experts are not only licensed medical professionals, trained in all treatments and products, but they go beyond what they’ve been taught to truly blend science and art to produce aesthetically pleasing results.

“We have that artistic eye to really be able to stand back and look at someone to be able to balance their face,” says Eason, “and to make sure that what we’re doing is appropriate for them and not just doing a cookie-cutter injection technique.  This, combined with a highly educated knowledge of facial anatomy, allows for the most effective and safest experience possible.”

If you’re ready to look relaxed and learn your mathematical equation, contact the experts at Boise Image Enhancement Center.  To schedule a free consultation, call (208) 375-1221 or visiting

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