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Good Looking People Get The Jobs?!

By Dr. Susan Van Dyke
March 26, 2010

In this economic enviornment a lot of people are in the job market. Many of them are trying to determine how to stand out, impress the employer and land that job. Face it, first impressions are focused on the face. According to Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink you have precious little time before that future employer makes that first and lasting assessment of you.

Patrick McMenamin, MD – President – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery states:- As unemployment rises, the need for a competitive edge in the job market is becoming essential. Any way someone can compete better in this job market is a plus. Looking and feeling young can be a strong component when trying to get or keep a job. (HealthNewsDigest.com)

So logically a lot of folks are thinking about cosmetic procedures.   But not the big stuff like facelifts.  Too much money and too much down time are required.  The increasingly relevant procedures are the ones that will not take you out of the hunt or destroy your bank account. Men and women are turning to cosmetic procedures of a less invasive kind.

Botox is big, ideal for as a “coffee break” procedure to take the worried look out of the worried job seeker.  One can project an aire of confidence and optimism.  Qualities I look for in my staff and I assume other employers would too.

Fillers  (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Evolence and others) "fill" a great need, they reduce the smile lines by plumping up the parentheses around your mouth that often signals age and fatigue, not the giggles.    A good candidate is bright and energetic and somewhat ageless.  There is nothing wrong with maturity and experience, in fact it can be a powerful plus, if the promise of  years of good service are there for the potential boss.

Lasers cannot be left out of the conversation,  I am Van Dyke Laser & Skin after all.   My favorite new laser (actually the technology has been around for a few years and has improved with age and upgrades) is the Fraxel re:store by Solta.  I love that little machine for what it can accomplish without taking you out of the picture for a week.  Here is a true weekend procedure that will  reduce sun-damage, precancers and fine lines as well as scars.  It is a gradual change with repeated treatments over several months that goes a long way to  producing a fresher looking face.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that turning into a vague and motionless mask of a person will get you anything.  Go for subtle and natural results, see an experienced cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  Avoid discount mall stores that promise the world but don’t deliver. Getting the right treatment for you the first time beats trial and error.

Bottom line, considering ways to get your edge on the competition,  think about first impressions.

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