Increasing numbers of Irish men are using Botox to get ahead in their professional careers, an expert has remarked.
Trained practitioners have noted a rise in the average age of people opting for the anti-wrinkle injection, the Irish Examiner reports.
Aisling Holly, managing director of cosmetic surgery firm The Hospital Group, noted an increased trend in people aged in their mid-30s undergoing the procedure.
Many male professionals are finding it difficult to progress in their careers with competition from younger candidates, Ms Holly remarked.
With the cosmetic surgery industry currently an unregulated market, experts have called for the introduction of tougher controls.
Ms Holly said: "We're aware of some quite dubious practices that can flourish in an unregulated environment as companies prioritise profits ahead of patient welfare."
People contemplating Botox treatment should ensure they are treated by a reputable and qualified practitioner to prevent any medical complications.