Like it or not, research has shown that beautiful people make more money and have more opportunities for career advancement. In a paper called “Why Beauty Matters,” scientists from the University of Michigan argued three points:
Physically attractive employees are considered more able by employers.
Physically attractive employees have more confidence, which increases wages.
Physical attractiveness improves social and communication skills, which raises wages.
You might not be able to control whether you are “physically attractive” (which, by the way, is subjective), because genetics play a big part in your appearance. However, you can control how confident you feel. And, as the Michigan team discovered, confidence influences wages! Confidence is also important when trying to land a new job or promotion.
Why You Didn’t Receive That Promotion/Raise
Think about the last time you were up for a new job, promotion or a raise. How did you carry yourself? When you go to work, are you projecting a confident energy? Do you walk into a conference room or a work event with your head held high? Do you avoid speaking up in meetings because you don’t want your coworkers to notice wrinkles or fine lines?
For most people, self-image directly influences their confidence. If you are self-conscious of a certain feature, or embarrassed by your looks, you are probably emanating a negative vibe at work. Your body language may communicate that you are timid; your expression may look unhappy, nervous, or even angry.
Greater Confidence = Greater Career Success
I have helped many of my patients to look and feel their best and I can do the same for you.
I offer procedures to improve areas of your appearance that bother you, so that you can project a confident and capable presence in the workforce. There are many procedures that can help you improve your overall look. Many are simple procedures that I can perform in the office with minimal downtime. Botox and dermal fillers can take years off of your face’s appearance, and can be performed in minutes. Other treatments may require surgical intervention. When you know that you look great, you will experience a giant boost in confidence. Greater confidence will give you a better chance of scoring that new job, earning a promotion or raise and enjoying the respect of your bosses and colleagues.
Having plastic surgery to improve career prospects is a growing national trend. Several years ago, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported that its members have seen more men and women seeking cosmetic surgery (or non-surgical treatments like Botox) to remain competitive in the workforce.
You might be the oldest employee in the room, but with a little help, you don’t have to look it. Facial rejuvenation treatments such as facelift, eyelid surgery or laser skin resurfacing can restore the youthful, vibrant appearance you enjoyed in your prime. Or, if your metabolism has slowed down significantly, body contouring can improve your physique. People are working later in life, so these procedures are in high demand.
One Last Word …
Whether you are: a) just entering the job market; b) a mid-level worker looking for a promotion; or c) a seasoned executive wanting a career change, I can help you look and feel your absolute best.
I look forward to helping you achieve your personal cosmetic (and, therefore, career) goals.
For more information about treatments for fine lines and wrinkles, please contact my practice. Call (301) 468-5991 or (703) 957-8610 today. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to learn about our latest specials and for exclusive offers. You can also follow us on Twitter, Google+ and YouTube!
Dr. Joseph Michaels