We are facing the worst unemploment rates in decades and those 55 and older are hit the hardest with an estimated 30% of the unemployed being out of work for over one year. As the job market shrinks, more and more older job-seekers realize the importance of keeping their job skills current, and at the same time, keeping their appearance as youthful as possible to compete in this competitive job market.
Even with today’s economic challenges, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 12.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed. These procedures range from the non-invasive such as botox, dermal fillers and laser treatments, to the more aggressive procedures such as eyelifts and facelifts.
Nancy Etcoff, a psychology professor at Harvard Medical School, has stated that ” attractive people are more likely to be hired and promoted, earn higher salaries and be perceived as more intelligent and creative than their less fetching peers.”