Appearance Matters – How Looks are Linked to Work Value

Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles


woman on park bench “I’m older than many of my colleagues and not retiring anytime soon. I know appearance matters but I don’t want to do anything drastic. How can I project a younger more energetic image?”

More people can relate to you than you can imagine. Baby boomers are aging but working as hard as ever. And with the economy in its current state, they’re remaining in their jobs and competing with younger coworkers. Meanwhile a recent Newsweek poll informs us that looks are valued over education in the workplace (though not over confidence or experience).

So much for the not-so-good news. The great news is that there is a wealth of appearance-boosting nonsurgical options that will keep your face looking fresh and your incredibly valuable confidence as high as it should be. In a nutshell, this is an ideal time to be maturing!

The first step is Botox, or its newer cousins, Dysport or Xeomin, to smooth those parallel lines between your brows that make you look tired and cranky at work (even when you’re not). Botox and Dysport (and now Xeomin) can also minimize crows feet, lift a drooping mouth and smooth vertical bands on your neck. Injectable fillers, such as Juvederm, Sculptra, and Radiesse work their subtle magic to restore lost volume at cheeks, temples, lips and around the mouth, and under the eyes – all giveaways of aging.

We’ve also recently seen some facelift-rivaling results with a few new skin tightening and resurfacing devices; Ulthera and Profound. You'll get smoother tighter skin, more even tone, reduced lines and wrinkles, and increased collagen production.

To keep your skin in its best condition, periodic IPL’s (Intense Pulsed Light), also called Photo Facials, will remove age spots, freckles, and broken capillaries and simultaneously increase collagen production.

Your work experience is uniquely yours. But I see helping you feel your best about your appearance and increasing your self confidence as my job. It’s what drew me to this profession and what keeps me coming to work.