BROTOX, Illusion and the Man in the Mirror
Is it wrong for a man to want to take action when the face looking back at him in the mirror looks older than it should? It’s easy to assume that this is simply a matter of vanity, but that’s far from the only explanation.
Men Facing a Career Change – Appearance Matters.
Many men face an unexpected change of circumstances, forcing a career change. The glow of youth and vitality that is missing in your reflection could be the difference between securing a job and being passed over. While one may hope that experience and education will be the deciding factors, your face and body appearance play a significant role in how others respond to you.
You may have heard the question, “Are you mad about something?” on too many occasions when anger is the furthest thing from your mind. A deeply-creased, heavy brow gives the appearance of anger, displeasure, or unhappiness when the face is at rest. BOTOX injections smooth the brow, reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet, and can shave years off your facial appearance, giving you are more open, friendly, and approachable look.
Physical Appearance Affects the Response of Others
Whether it’s a matter of how you style your hair, the clothing you wear, or any of the many other actions men take (or don’t take) to shape appearance, you are painting a picture, creating an image that reflects your ideas about who you are and how you fit into the world. Men who are impeccably groomed and present an image of energy and vitality tend to experience more success socially and in the workplace. Why not you?
A Cultural Shift: Men and BOTOX Injections
In years past, it was not a mainstream notion that that a man could choose to have a cosmetic procedure. The strategic use of BOTOX is just one an example of cultural changes. Nothing exemplifies this more definitively than the emergence of the term “BROTOX,” meaning, simply, “BOTOX for men.”
More than 400,000 American men have already received BOTOX treatments, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It is likely that someone you know uses this product to maintain a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. The ASPS reports that the number of men choosing to have BOTOX injections has increased more than 300 percent over the past 15 years.
Are you on a slippery slope if you decide to have an injection to smooth the creases and lines on your face? While BOTOX injections may not be for everyone, it could be argued that men are now coming to the conclusion that caring for their skin, paying attention to how various colors in clothing enhance appearance, and eating right and exercise are important – and can lead to greater success in both personal and business interactions.
The BROTOX phenomenon has helped many men smooth deep wrinkles, frown lines on the forehead or between the brows, smooth crow’s feet, laugh lines, and the other symptoms of aging skin. When BOTOX injections are performed correctly, the improvement will be a subtle but significant change – never appearing frozen or unnatural. Even your closest associates will simply think you look well-rested and refreshed.
Self-Esteem and Happiness
We’ve talked about how these procedures might change how you look to others, but what kind of impact could it have on you? The fact is that modern aesthetic treatments can have a positive effect on feelings of self-esteem, confidence and day-to-day happiness. The changes ripple outward, contributing to other positive effects on personal and work relationships.
That’s not all: A study published in a cosmetic dermatology journal found that a more youthful appearance increased the revenue potential of men when measured against those who appeared older. Is that fair? Perhaps not, but there is no doubt that your appearance impacts how others respond to you – even if you are the most qualified and experienced candidate.
Respect in the Workplace
It is fair to suggest that persons with a clean, well-kept appearance do better in the workplace – and, in fact, a Yale University study found that “dressing for success” works. Well-dressed workers were found to be more confident and garnered more respect from co-workers. Moreover, poorly-dressed workers tended to defer to their better-dressed colleagues.
Another study found that better-dressed workers, for some reason, appeared to be better at the abstract thinking that is expected of executives. Why not take advantage of what is known about human response to appearance and present a more youthful, fresh appearance to the outside world?
When you look in the mirror, if you see the signs of aging skin that does not reflect your natural vitality and youthful approach to life, and you’d like to take a simple step to balance the scales, BROTOX may be your answer.