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Brotox Is Gaining Popularity in Silicon Valley

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All the boys want to be Evan Spiegel. Image via <a href="">Mashable</a>
All the boys want to be Evan Spiegel. Image via Mashable

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Bay Area ladies aren't the only ones who want to freeze their faces in time. According to 7x7, men in the tech industry are increasingly turning to Botox to maintain their youthful visages. The price tag: $7,00o to $9,000 annually. And it's not just vanity that's spiking the demand for Brotox: Techies who look older lose out on VC funding and the respect of young employees.

The relative classification of "older" is even more disturbing. SF plastic surgeon Dr. Carolyn Chang told the mag, "There's increasing pressure for those in their 30s and up to look young. Thirty is perceived as getting old, and 40 is definitely old." Forget Mark Zuckerberg; at 30, he's practically ancient. These days, dudes want to look like 24-year-old Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.
· The Face of Tech Gets A Boost from Botox [7x7]
· Is Silicon Valley the Most Ageist Place in America? [Racked]