Job Seeking? Cosmetic Touch Ups Can’t Hurt

istock_000008859561xsmallWhile people sound plenty optimistic about the economy this week, competition in the job market is still pretty fierce.  At our Rancho Cucamonga location, we’ve had more than one patient say they suspect that age, or their appearance has affected their job prospects to some extent.

When you’re in competition with young adults fresh out of college, who often accept a significantly lower wage, you need to present yourself in the best possible light.  To get an advantage, many job seekers  turn to their hair stylist for a new look, or their local cosmetic surgeon for Botox or Dysport.

Botox is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the country.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 5 million treatments were done last year.  The cost of a single treatment will vary, and it pays to keep an eye out for monthly specials and events.

If you are going for treatments prior to a job interview, give yourself at least 7 days to heal and let the treatment take effect. Remember, doing well on an interview is not only about how you look, but whether you exude confidence about yourself and your ability to do the job.