One Eyebrow Higher Than The Other – Asymmetric Eyebrow Tips

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Do you have asymmetrical eyebrows? It’s more common than you think! Most of us have them to some degree. That’s why people say that your eyebrows are like sisters, not twins.

A little bit of the unevenness may not be that noticeable and sometimes, you can make them look more even with makeup.

But why is one eyebrow higher than the other?

There are some cases when the difference is quite prominent. And many of us have to deal with one eyebrow higher than the other.

It’s not a deformity, And it has no other health effects on the body. But you should know that there is actually a scientific explanation for this. Plus, we’ll tell you about the different ways you can correct it if you want to.


Why Is One Eyebrow Higher Than The Other?

To understand why your one eyebrow is higher than the other, we have to take a closer look at what could have caused it. There are multiple causes of uneven eyebrows, including the following:

Difference In Hair Growth Due To Genetics

The easiest way to explain the differences in hair growth is genetics. You may have inherited genes from your parents that lead to asymmetric eyebrows.

Take a look at the rest of your family. Does anyone have the same problem as you do?

Maybe the unevenness or asymmetry is of a lesser degree than yours, but if it is there, it is probably due to your genes.

Injuries To The Eyebrow Area

If an injury occurs in the eyebrow area, it might affect how one brow develops compared to the other one. This is due to a difference in tissue formation and blood flow.

When a scar forms after an injury in this area, usually only one wound will heal at a time. This can result in a significant difference in how each eyebrow grows.

If this is the case, you may be able to correct the issue through a surgical procedure. After surgery, there is usually a visible difference between how each brow looks.

Eyebrow Transplant And Hairs That Are Planted In The Wrong Direction

Have you ever had an eyebrow transplant as a way to improve how your eyebrow looks? That may be the culprit.

In such cases, the unevenness and unnatural appearance may be due to the direction of hair growth and the density of hair follicles planted.

That’s why it is important to properly select the area of the body where the donor hairs will come from. Those who tend to have coarse and curly hair that grows in all directions may not be suitable for the procedure.

Eyebrow Threading, Plucking, Pencils, And Waxing

Who isn’t guilty of plucking, waxing, eyebrow pencil overuse, or threading their eyebrows in the hopes of fixing it? Many of us did it, especially in our teens.

Although it is a great way to shape the eyebrow and a step closer to improving the symmetry, there are some instances that it could lead to damaged hair follicles.

That’s because of the pressure applied to them. That could prevent those precious eyebrows from growing back.

Your Habits And Preferences

Sometimes, one side may have a higher eyebrow than the other due to what you do. 

For example, the eyebrow on the side of your dominant hand is usually higher than the other. That’s because you tend to raise one eyebrow more often than the other when talking or expressing yourself.

It may be due to your sleeping habit. Do you have a preferred side of sleeping on?

If you tend to prefer to sleep on one side more often, one side would have weaker muscles than the other.

You may not notice it… but whenever you talk, laugh or make facial expressions, you move your eyebrows. This can affect the arch of your brows, making one look higher than the other.

A Health Condition

A condition known as Bell’s Palsy could cause an eyebrow to droop. This usually happens when one of the nerves in your face is damaged.

Unfavorable Environmental Factors

Sometimes, if the environment of your eyebrows is unfavorable, the growth pattern can change and could lead to an eyebrow looking higher than the other.

Seasonal changes can affect eyebrow growth. In the summer, for example, the sun and humidity can make your hair grow more quickly. In the winter, when the weather is colder, your hair may grow more slowly.

Both of which could lead your eyebrows to grow unevenly.

Cancer treatments cause the eyebrow hairs to fall off, but they would eventually grow back in their normal pattern. In this case, the eyebrow asymmetry may just be temporary.

Using strong chemicals to bleach or color them may cause the hair to grow in a different way from its normal growth pattern too.

How To Fix One Eyebrow Higher Than The Other

As you can see, there are several factors that could cause your eyebrows to grow differently.

Some of these reasons may be due to your genes, while some other causes may have been caused by environmental factors and certain treatments or procedures.

So if a difference between eyebrows is one of the reasons why you are unhappy with your appearance, then it’s time to find ways ou can even them out.

There are several things that you can do if one eyebrow is higher than the other. Here are some tips:

  • Examine the brows carefully. It’s not enough that you only analyze the height of your eyebrows. You also need to look at their shape and thickness.
  • Give your eyebrows a slight trimming if they are uneven. Don’t make the mistake of shaving them completely. All you need to do is cut off some stray hairs with a little pair of scissors.
  • Use different eyebrow pencils and brushes that can help hide any imperfections between your brows, such as if they are uneven or appear thicker on one side than the other.
  • You can use other makeup products like concealer to improve the shape and height of your eyebrows.

Can Botox Help With Uneven Eyebrows?

Eyebrows that are uneven can be a difficult problem to fix. The good news is that uneven eyebrows can usually be evened out with a couple of minor, painless treatments from your doctor or nurse.

Botox is a costly, powerful, highly toxic muscle relaxant that can be injected into the muscles around the eyebrow to help balance them out.

Injecting the muscles around the eyebrows, also known as neuromodulators, is a very common cosmetic procedure.

In most cases, your eyebrows will be balanced out with just one or two treatments from your doctor. In order to maximize the results, your doctor will inject a small amount of Botox into each eyebrow.

Results are seen in about 10 days with eyebrows looking balanced in 2 weeks. The effects of Botox for this purpose should last anywhere from 4-6 months.

Alternatively, you can get an eyebrow lift with Botox.

Eyebrow lifts will alter the muscles and tissues around the eyebrow area to create a more youthful appearance.

With this both the eyebrows will be raised for a youthful and symmetrical result.

Fixing An Eyebrow Higher Than The Other Due To Microblading

microblading machine

Microblading is a great way to make your eyebrows look fuller and in great shape. You don’t have to always apply makeup. Microblading is considered a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure.

Your eyebrows need time to heal after the procedure for you to really see the result. Sometimes, one could appear higher than the other. That may be due to how the eyebrows heal after the procedure.

If you have uneven eyebrows after microblading, don’t worry! There are a few things that you can do to fix the problem.

One option is to go back to your stylist and ask them to fix the problem. They may need to add more ink to even out the eyebrows or they may need to reshape them.

Another option is to do it yourself. You can use an eyebrow pencil or an eyebrow gel to help fix the problem.

Pro Tip: Pick an eyebrow pencil color that is two shades darker than your natural hair color. This will help to camouflage the unevenness.

Finally, you can also get laser therapy to fix the problem.

Laser therapy uses heat energy to help stimulate new hair growth. It is a great way to help balance your eyebrows.

Learning To Love Your Eyebrows’ Uniqueness

You can always try to fix your eyebrows. But sometimes, you may need to learn to embrace the uniqueness of one eyebrow being higher than the other.

It may be very difficult to learn how to love your eyebrows, but it is definitely possible. Just remember that this is what makes you unique and it is what makes you, you!

No one has perfectly symmetrical eyebrows. Even celebrities have asymmetries, but we don’t notice them all thanks to makeup and photoshop.

Your eyebrows may not be perfectly symmetrical, but embracing them will shine through in your attitude and in the way you express yourself.

Sometimes you just have to rock ’em, no matter how they are.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).