Melissa Juried Kriebel
For those seeking the elixir of youth, an occasional wrinkle-smoothing injection can be an effective option. But, if any female friends were to ask, you should say you did it to get ahead in your career.
This is because women judged those who had anti-ageing procedures more harshly if it was to help them find a partner rather than to feel better about themselves or for work reasons, a study has suggested.
Researchers studied the reactions of 306 men and women to different scenarios in which middle-aged women had used cosmetic treatments, such as Botox injections and dermal fillers. While men judged women the same regardless of the reasons behind their anti-ageing endeavours, women took their specific motivations into account.
The participants were told for