Like most prejudices, age-prejudice has a strong visual component. When people look at you, they immediately form judgments about who they believe you are. They look at your clothes, your hair, and your face, and they decide what kind of person you are. Often these judgments are made without the judge even knowing that is what he or she is doing. One of the most common prejudices in our society is age prejudice.
When someone looks at you and decides that you are "old," they are likely to make several summary judgments about you. They may think you lack energy. They may think you are out of touch. They may think you are boring. They may think you are a has-been or a never-was. And, unfortunately, how old we look often bears little relation to our chronological age, let alone how old we feel. People making snap judgments about you will never get to know the real you, and age prejudice can unfortunately seriously hurt you in your personal and professional life.
For people who find that they are encountering age prejudice on a daily basis, plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, can go a long way to improving how people receive you. If you are beginning to encounter the effects of aging, a combination of injectable fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can turn back the clock a little bit. If your drooping eyelids make it look as though you are tired and have lost your edge, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can restore a fresh, youthful appearance. And if furrowed or sunken brows make friends, family, and coworkers think you are perpetually angry, brow lift surgery can help you look younger and more relaxed.