What is the Korean Love Band?



What is the Korean Love Band?


What is the Korean Love Band?

The Korean Love Band, also known as Aegyo-sal, is a unique beauty trend that has gained popularity in South Korea and beyond. The term "Aegyo" encompasses the concept of displaying cute, playful, and childlike behavior, while "sal" refers to the fatty tissue or skin fold under the eye. Together, Aegyo-sal directly translates to "charming fat" or "cute skin." 


The love band refers to the subtle puffiness or slight bulge of skin beneath the lower eyelid that becomes more pronounced when a person smiles or expresses joy. Unlike traditional under-eye bags or dark circles, which are often viewed as signs of fatigue or aging, Aegyo-sal is known for its youthful and endearing appearance. It creates a charming and approachable facial feature that adds warmth, friendliness, and innocence to one's overall appearance.


Where is the Love Band?

The love band is a distinct feature located beneath the lower eyelid. Contrary to its name, the love band is not a roll of fat but rather a part of the orbicularis oculi muscle, which surrounds the eye and contributes to various facial expressions, including blinking and smiling. The orbicularis oculi muscle plays a crucial role in protecting the eyes and facilitating the blinking action, which helps to keep the eyes moist and free from debris. This same muscle also contributes to the formation of the crow’s feet wrinkles at the outer corner of the eyes, where facial movements are repeated over time. 


In individuals who have prominent love bands, the inferior palpebral part of the orbicularis oculi muscle appears larger, resulting in a bulge or sausage appearance under the lower eyelids. The presence of a prominent love band is often more noticeable in younger age groups, as the skin and muscles in this area tend to be firmer and more resilient. As a result, aegyo-sal is often associated with youthfulness, innocence, and vitality, reflecting cultural ideals of beauty and attractiveness in Korean society. 


Love Bands vs. Eyebags

There is a misconception that love bands and eyebags are the same, but the two have distinct visual differences. 


Eyebags typically refer to the puffiness or swelling of the skin and underlying tissues beneath the lower eyelid. Eyebags protrude farther below the lower eyelid, creating a noticeable bulge or prominence that can give the eyes a tired, droopy, or aged appearance. Additionally, eyebags may be accompanied by dark circles or discoloration, further contributing to a tired or glum demeanor. 


In contrast, love bands are subtle puffs of skin beneath the lower eyelid that become more pronounced when a person smiles or expresses joy. Love bands are characterized by their bright or youthful appearance, with small, rounded contours that add depth and dimension to the under-eye area. Unlike eyebags, love bands do not protrude as prominently and are not typically associated with sagging or dark circles. 


It is important to note that while love bands and eyebags are distinct features, individuals may exhibit varying degrees of both depending on factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and aging. 


How to Achieve the Korean Love Band?

Makeup Techniques to Create Love Bands

Many Koreans use makeup to create the illusion of love bands. While makeup cannot physically alter the structure of the skin or muscle like cosmetic procedures can, it can cleverly manipulate light and shadow to accentuate certain features and create the appearance of fuller, more prominent love bands. 


To achieve the Korean love bands, individuals also have the option of undergoing cosmetic procedures such as fillers or fat grafting. Both aim at enhancing the appearance of the under-eye area. 



Fillers, also known as dermal fillers or hyaluronic acid fillers, are a popular and minimally invasive option. During the procedure, the medical professional injects the filler substance under the lower lash line to create a subtle bulge shape. The filler material adds volume and definition resulting in the appearance of more prominent aegyo-sal. The effects of filler injections typically last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and individual factors such as metabolism and lifestyle. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising immediately following the procedure, which usually resolves within 2 to 3 days. Once the swelling subsides, the love bands become visibly apparent.


Fat grafting

Fat grafting involves harvesting fat from one area of the body (usually the inner thigh or lower abdomen) through a minimally invasive liposuction procedure. The harvested fat is then processed and purified using centrifugation to isolate viable fat cells from other components of the tissue. Once purified, the fat cells are carefully injected into the lower eyelid area. Fat grafting offers a natural and long-lasting solution, as the transferred fat cells integrate with the surrounding tissues and provide permanent volume enhancement. Similar to filler injections, patients may experience some swelling and bruising in the treated area following fat grafting, which typically resolves within a few days to a week.


The Korean love band surgery is a cosmetic procedure that restores the brilliance and vitality of the eyes. If you have flat under-eyes and under-eyebags that make you seem tired and dull, or wish to reduce wrinkles and appear younger, it may be time to consider love band surgery.


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