What is the Golden Ratio?

Many dermal fillers are designed to make facial lines less noticeable. With Juvederm® injections, Los Angeles-area women and men can see a visible reduction in the severity of their nasolabial folds, for example. But just as paint can be mere color on a canvas or a lifelike portrait depending on who wields the brush, an injectable is only as good as its injector when it comes to creating a refreshed, more youthful look.

In other words, technical knowhow—while incredibly important to maximize safety and effectiveness—is not the only factor to consider when choosing a skincare provider. The art of making someone look naturally revitalized involves an aesthetic eye for creating the right proportions to maximize beauty.

Of course, experience helps. Physicians who are familiar with a diverse mix of faces, a range of products, and how the two interact are better able to understand the complex connection between skin, muscles, bone structures, and modern treatments. Making cosmetic improvements to a face is not the same as manufacturing widgets that must all be the exact same size and shape. Skincare requires adaptability, creativity, and artistic talent.

This is not to say that good dermatologists just go with their gut. There is a science behind the beauty, too, that can be expressed in something known as Phi, or the Golden Ratio. Found throughout nature, the mathematical proportion has long been studied by mathematicians and artists alike in their quest to understand order and beauty. Leonardo da Vinci based many of his works on Phi, which can also be seen in everything from shells and leaves to the proportions of famous sculptures and paintings.

As with everything, the Golden Ratio is not a hard and fast rule, but the Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team of dermatologists works to apply it to great effect. Dr. Derek Jones created the Derek Jones Facial Harmonics™ approach to guiding the application of injectables and other treatments for natural, not “overdone” look. The approach involves assessing each unique patient for facial shape, structure, symmetry, and proportion, using the results of the assessment to plan cosmetic treatments accordingly.

Contact Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills by calling 310-246-0495 or visiting the pratice’s Contact Us page.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.