faye-mandell.jpgGood old professionals are turning to botox injections and other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to keep up their career prospects. Business people of age groups 40s, 50s, 60, are adopting cosmetic procedures to maintain their youthful look. TV shows like ABC's ``Extreme Makeover " and FX's ``Nip/Tuck " have developed awareness of plastic surgery among the general public. A recent Monster.com survey of 21,552 online visitors found that 53 percent believed that cosmetic procedures such as dental veneers or plastic surgery would enhance their career prospects.

Old professionals who are scared of surgeries with long recovery times are turning to minimally invasive or no surgical procedures to lift sagging skin. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery report, revealed that in 2005, the number of male patients seeking non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures rose by 60% since 2000. The number of female patients rose by 30%. In 2005, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed on 8.4 million people, a 52 percent increase over 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Last year, 3.8 million people had botox injections, 1 million underwent chemical peels, and more than 800,000 were candidates for microdermabrasion. Patients are attracted to the less invasive procedures as they are quick, with short recovery times, and less expensive.

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