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The Brotox Defense

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The reality is, getting a job these days is tough, especially for older applicants competing with candidates half their age.  

Some are evening the playing field by reversing the clock.

Tommy Cates, chief auditor of Shelby County admitted to Botox injections, among other cosmetic procedures.

"Appearance wise, I looked 10 years younger," he said.  

Cates' surgeon, Dr. Phillip Langsdon says he sees men from all walks of life.

"We've seen farmers, fireman, policemen, and construction workers. Every person, I don't care who they are, is concerned about their appearance," he said.

According to the latest numbers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 300,000 men get Botox injections a year.

Registered nurse Sandra Horn, who works with Eden Spa and Laser, says that number is growing every day. She says she even sees couples. 

"A lot of my clients admit their wives or girlfriends look better. So, their wives will bring in their male significant other," Horn said.

One of her clients, Tim Deck, says it's a confidence booster. He says he gets Botox injections to erase a wrinkle that makes it appear he's frowning. He says he also gets them to remain competitive in his sales field.

"I know that I've done all I can do. I'm going to have a pleasant look on my face when I walk in as opposed to before I did not. I can be just as competitive with anyone else," Deck said.

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