In this competitive job market, it can be very difficult to find a suitable career position, especially if you're middle age or older. According to Forbes, more than 45 percent of job seekers over the age of 55 who had been searching for a position in August 2013 had been doing so for more than 27 weeks. That is one of the reasons why a growing number of men are turning to cosmetic procedures and treatments to help them look more youthful and, thus, be more competitive with younger candidates. If you're currently looking for a job and feel that your appearance may be getting in the way, here are a few cosmetic treatments that can help improve your appearance.

Botox Treatments

For years, Botox has been a very popular procedure with women who want to appear wrinkle free. Now, men are also flocking to their local cosmetic surgeons for Botox shots that can keep a patient's facial muscles from moving and forming wrinkles. How many more men are turning to Botox? Well, according to Medical Daily, the number of men who have had Botox has increased 10 percent between the years 2013 and 2014. Some men are also turning to Botox for their underarms, which can prevent excessive sweating. 

Facial Fillers

The use of dermal fillers is also becoming more popular with men today. These fillers are injected into lines around the mouth to reduce wrinkles and under the eyes to lessen the appearance of dark circles. Fillers can also help restore the fullness to a man's face that has been lost due to aging. 

Teeth Whitening

Stained or discolored teeth can make an individual look older and less attractive. So it's not surprising that teeth whitening procedures are becoming increasingly popular with men. 


In addition to looking younger, men also want to appear healthier. For some genetically cursed men, this can be a real uphill struggle. It seems that no matter how hard they try, they just can't get rid of their beer guts. In 2012, liposuction was the third most popular cosmetic surgery, according to Business Insider. This procedure suctions out stubborn fat from a man's abdominal area or other trouble spots. 

Eye Lifts

Sagging eyelids or big bags under the eyes can make a man look tired and older than he actually is. That is why eye lifts have become a very popular surgical procedure with men who are concerned about their appearances and want to look more youthful.

At one time, men tended to be reluctant to go under the knife in order to improve their looks. But if you want to be competitive in today's job market, you may need to seek a little cosmetic help. Contact Kim Pfefer for more information about cosmetic surgery options that may work for you.