A male, high-powered executive for a company worth billions arrives on Wall Street to meet with investors a week before a massive IPO. What is he wearing? What does he look like?
For generations, the answer was easy to guess: an older gentlemen in a suit, likely in his 60s—a figure who exudes wisdom and experience. But in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg, twentysomething CEO of Facebook, met with investors dressed in a hoodie and jeans.
His arrival at a formal meeting in clothes you could buy at Wal-Mart signaled a sea change that had been occurring for years—CEOs are getting younger and younger. In 1980, the average CEO was 59 years old, and according to data from CEO.com, that number has dropped to 56. Some of the most well-known CEOs today are barely 30, with few of them hitting 50.
Because successful companies are seeking the agility and innovation young leaders offer, male professionals are pursuing the same youth-restoring cosmetic procedures women have been using for over a decade.
The number of men seeking Botox injections alone has grown by 376% from 2000 to 20161. While dermatologists still largely cater to women—only 10-20% of cosmetic patients overall are male2—men in competitive careers have begun turning to cosmetic procedures to maintain a youthful appearance. Bodybuilders, C-level executives, and professionals with public brands have all used cosmetic injections for years.
Here’s why high-level male professionals turn to injections:
Generally, men will appear older than women at the same age3. The cause is partially biological—but men are also more likely to lead lifestyles that leave their skin more damaged. Limited sunscreen use, minimal skin cleaning, and more frequent UV exposure eventually takes a toll on man’s youthfulness.
Men have just as much to gain from cosmetic injections as any other gender. Our specialists have improved the lives of masculine individuals who wanted to gain the edge at their jobs, re-enter the dating scene with confidence, or wanted to undo years of neglecting their skin. Kessel Dermatology has helped hundreds of men build confidence in their appearance and themselves.
Arrange a consultation with our Trenton dermatologists to learn about the best procedures for you.
1The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology