What is the fox eye trend?

The fox eye trend has taken the beauty and aesthetics industry by storm, with multiple treatment options available to achieve the perfect almond-shaped fox eye. As with most beauty trends, fox eyes have grown in popularity through their favour among celebrities and supermodels such as the Kardashians, Bella Hadid, JLO, and more.

Social media has also helped create a buzz – during lockdown many Tik Tok users took part in a viral craze/challenge in which they shaved off the outer half of their eyebrows to create the appearance of fox-like eyes. They achieved this by pencilling in a straighter brow shape, lifting upwards and creating more of an arch to the brow.

This fox-like look can almost be achieved using make up such as eyeliner and false lashes, but it takes time, talent, and is not permanent.

fox eyes

Another fox-eye option involves PDO threads. PDO threads are dissolvable threads that are inserted under the skin that are then pulled in order to lift and stretch the corner of the eyelid – both raising the brow tail and creating that almond type shape that is desired.

PDO threading is an invasive procedure that carries a risk of complications; most notably bruising around the eyes and eyelids, and sometimes even infection. This treatment can be rather unpredictable and comes at a high relative cost to the patient. Not only does it require lots of downtime, but patients can often see uneven, unwanted results.

For those seeking a longer lasting alternative as used by the aforementioned celebrities, the answer lies in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound.

Fox eyes and HIFU

If you are in the aesthetics/beauty industry, you may already be aware of HIFU technology and you may even use it in your clinic!

HIFU treatments can target various depths of the body’s tissue for skin tightening, skin lifting and body contouring. Entirely non-invasive, HIFU machines work by targeting deep layers in the skin – it boosts new collagen production and collagen regeneration right at the source. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘Lunchtime Face Lift’ as the treatment is quick, very tolerable and has no downtime.

Built for comfort

The Ultraformer III boasts a new addition 2mm cartridge – the MF2 cartridge. The only HIFU system on the market with this slimline cartridge which allows easier access to delicate or hard to treat areas such as around the eyes, mouth, nasolabial folds, chin and forehead.

Customisable for each patient

With seven multifunctional cartridges, the Ultraformer III can deliver focused ultrasound energy to the upper dermis, lower dermis, and SMAS. The available cartridges reach depths of 1.5mm, 2mm, 3.5mm, 4.5mm, 6mm, 9mm & 13mm – a whole range that can enable practitioners to treat both the face and body.

Less downtime

With PDO threads, patients can expect a few days of downtime. However, with HIFU, there’s no downtime and the fox eye effect can be seen in as little as 1-2 treatment sessions with predictable and even outcomes.

Why choose HIFU to achieve fox eyes?

  • Fewer side effects.

  • More comfortable than invasive options.

  • Can be customised based on the individual patient needs & their skin.

  • More affordable.

  • Less downtime.

  • Lower risk.

  • The Ultraformer III is medical CE marked and safe to use around the eyes.

  • MF2 cartridge enables practitioners to treat smaller areas.

  • Predictable treatment outcomes.


If you are researching this treatment for yourself it is always important to do your research thoroughly. Ensure that the clinic and practitioner that you visit has undertaken the correct training, and that their devices are of a medical grade standard. You can find clinics which use the Ultraformer III on our Aesthetic Clinic Finder using the button below.

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If you are a practitioner looking to provide this treatment, you can read more about the Ultraformer III below. Make sure to also check out the Ulfit and Scizer HIFU machines and keep in touch with us to keep up to date with all current trends & protocols.

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