Double eyelids are something that a lot of Asian women are longing about.

This not only gives the eyes more definition, but it also leaves it more attractive. And with the common features of Asian eyes and its single eyelids or monolids, double eyelid surgery has long been an answer. But one ingenious invention that is perfect for those who are squeamish to go under the knife is eyelid trainers.

Yes! You got that right, trainers are not only for running, but they also make something for the eyes as well.

This device was released just last January 25 by the company Techno Trade, and was sold for 1,575 yen or $16.61. Sales have been very overwhelming with a reported 7,000 units sold during the first month alone. What was originally being sold in ten stores have now reached over 200 more after a month.

The eyelid trainer is worn just as you would with a pair of glasses. It is supported by a main frame which is similar to any eyewear. But instead of glasses what you can see on top are two nylon wires that are shaped like inverted U’s. The topmost portion of the curve will touch the eyelids creating a double eyelid effect. And wearing this device repeatedly could most likely create a linear divide over the lids.

But it doesn’t mean that you have to wear the eyelid trainers the entire day. It can be worn for as little as five minutes daily. The arch of the nylon will create a resistance as the wearer blinks making it a very effective eyelid training and strengthening instrument.

According to Techno Trade representative Ikuo Otani in a statement, “There are many products that create a double eyelid, but there are also many people who have a hard time using glues and tapes to create the look. We created this product with those people in mind, allowing anyone to easily train their eyelids to become creased in just a few minutes a day.”

There still aren’t that many reviews on this product to date, but basing it on the sales, it has impressed a lot of individuals.

Aside from eyelid trainers, there are also other non-surgical options to create the illusion of double eyelids. This includes tapes, plastic devices and special glues. They are temporary but they can create the immediate transformation when needed. You just have to be extra careful if you choose to use double eyelid glues because it can burn the eyes if it accidentally drips in.

Places like Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, have the most double eyelid surgery cases. So for anyone of you who are looking for an easy solution to look more attractive, eyelid trainers are definitely worth a try.

For something more permanent and for those who are brave of heart, double eyelid surgery is always be the best solution. You just have to make sure that you get it from a surgeon who understands the Asian features well and is both experienced and certified to perform it.


Seek Professional Advice

While it is great to have better knowledge and understanding about double eyelid surgery procedure, no amount of research is substantial than getting a professional advice from your doctor. A consultation with your doctor will allow for a proper assessment of your condition. This is also a great opportunity for you to raise some concerns, hesitations and your expectations in getting a cosmetic surgery. Plus, your doctor will be able to explain to you how best you can achieve the eyelid surgery results that you are longing for.

To contact Dr Andrew Kim, please send your concern here: frontdesk@advancecosmetic.com or call (02)9280 3632 – SYDNEY; 1300 155 110 – MELBOURNE