Friday, September 7, 2012

Competing in a Younger Job Market

In today’s society, the average person in now retiring later in life: men between the ages of 62 – 64, and women between the ages of 60 – 62.

Working in the aesthetics industry for the last 11 years, I interact with this population on a regular basis – the majority of my clients are women ranging from 30 - 70 years of age.  They tell me – especially those over the age of 50 – that it is becoming more and more difficult for them to compete in a younger workforce.

Trying to stay up-to-date with the latest technology advances and wrapping their heads around generational new concepts like “social media” are all tolling on this population.  But, a lot of my clients also tell me that their aging appearance is also an issue for them as it affects their confidence in the workplace.  Their usual concern is that “They look so tired,” or “Look older than their age.” 

There are quite a few cosmetic treatments women can consider for a more youthful look without having surgery.  Chemical peels are a great treatment to improve texture, and tighten pores after years of environmental damage to the skin.  IPL laser treatments can undo years of sun damage and embarrassing rosacea.  And last but not least, BOTOX® and dermal fillers can erase deep lines and wrinkles that are a dead give away of age.

These treatments can sometimes be costly, but are more affordable than surgery.  Positive self-esteem and confidence is essential in today’s job market, and a little pampering can go a long way!

-Posted by Aesthetic Nurse Nancy Neiderer