“Protox”: The Botox Trend for Professionals
While Botox was originally considered simply a cosmetic procedure for “beauty” purposes, more and more professionals are turning to Botox to remain competitive in the workplace, as well as in the fields of sports and politics. Sometimes half-jokingly called “Protox”, the benefits of Botox when on the job in a professional environment can’t be denied.
The goal of good Botox injections is to paralyze only the muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines, while not making the patient’s expression appear “frozen” or un-emotive. Part art and part science, experienced Botox injectors like Dr. Ali and our nurse injectors are skilled and experienced in reducing wrinkles, while maintaining a natural and youthful appearance. Not only does this make you feel better about yourself, but the more youthful appearance imparted by Botox can yield benefits in the workplace, too.
Botox for Anti Aging in the Workplace
Successful business people across a wide variety of professions are turning to Botox because of the growing pressure to look young and dynamic in the workplace.
Women have always been the majority of Botox users, however the number of men who use Botox has increased exponentially in the last few years – driven in large part by job competitiveness.
While maturity used to be valued in the workplace for the wisdom it brought with it, in many arenas the workplace is getting younger. Younger employees are often preferred for their perceived advantages in knowledge of technology – or because they are deemed to be more “in touch” than older workers.
Many men and women are turning to Botox, and other cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers, to take a decade or more off of their face – so they can remain competitive in a youth-oriented job market.
Botox for Attractiveness on the Job
While being judged on looks rather than merit has always been a challenge for women – the attractiveness standard is now being applied to men as well – further driving an increase in men’s Botox use.
A recent article by The Smithsonian reported that so-called “handsome” men make on average 13 percent more during their career than a “looks-challenged” person in the same position. They went on to say that even “hot” quarterbacks earn 12 percent more than so-called “homely” quarterbacks.
That article further stated that studies have shown that attractive people are also more likely to be hired. So an investment in Botox, and other appearance-enhancing cosmetic procedures may indeed be a good investment in one’s career path.
Additionally, with the advent of social media, photos of professionals are routinely posted on the Internet. Doctors, lawyers, psychiatrists, now have to be camera ready at all times for their website photos, and their Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Botox for a Friendlier Countenance at Work
Another surprising group of people turning to Botox are professionals who not only want to reduce wrinkles, but also want a friendlier, less dour appearance.
Lawyers, psychiatrists, politicians, teachers, and even law enforcement agents are in professions where looking furrowed and unfriendly or disapproving can have a negative impact on their job performance. Deep lines between the eyes not only make a person look older, but can also make them appear permanently negative, judgmental, mean or worried – even when they are not.
Botox relaxes the forehead muscles, taking away the appearance of permanent “scowling”.
Politicians in particular are turning to subtle forehead Botox to look more friendly (and less worried) to voters! And, as an added bonus, Botox can reduce perspiration – which also helps improve a politicians chances of election, by eliminating those incriminating-looking sweat beads!
Botox – Troy, MI
Doctor Ali is a Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon, and an experienced Botox specialist. He will take the time to understand your appearance goals, assess your facial and skin condition, and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Whether you want to look younger for professional reasons – or just wish to feel like a younger you – our Troy, MI area Med Spa offers the absolute best technologies in Botox, facials fillers, line fillers, and wrinkle and line reduction. Schedule a consultation to see if Botox, or another facial filler procedure, is right for you.
Then relax in our Birmingham MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!
Botox Consultation – Troy, MI area Med Spa: 248.335.7200