Cosmetic acupuncture in vogue with celebrities looking to stay sharp without binging on Botox

Cosmetic acupuncture in vogue with celebrities looking to stay sharp without binging on Botox

By Jennifer Hyland for Daily Record
21st March, 2016

WITH 30 looming, botox seems to be a word that keeps ­cropping up in conversation directed towards me.

In our fast-paced world, where we want everything newer, shinier, tighter and right now, many women are feeling the pressure to look younger and are reaching for the needle to obtain it.

But is all this trying to look younger just a pain in the neck? What if we don’t want to fill our face with some unknown substance just to rid ourselves of a wrinkle or two?

What if there was an easier and more natural solution for those who had a fear of fillers? What if we could achieve healthier, more glowing, smoother-looking skin without pouring chemicals into our faces?

Then I heard the words cosmetic acupuncture and it stopped me in my tracks.

It is said to be a revolution in the anti-ageing field and the rejuvenating results are supposed to last for up to two years.

Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston are said to be converts.

The procedure is a painless and non-invasive and is used to ­rejuvenate and revitalise the whole person to make them look and feel younger.

So I signed up for a session to see if all the hype was anything more than just pins and needles.

I must admit I’m a little nervous as I go to meet Sara Lanzas, 31, an acupuncturist and sports therapist at Acusports in the west end of Glasgow.

But in the clean, calming room, Sara doesn’t seem very prickly and talks me through the procedure.

Then Sara begins by gently tapping super-fine, sharp needles into my face.

Using a tiny little guide, she expertly jabs needles into specific areas on my face, hand and legs.

She tells me that the needles placed on my calf and hand are to stimulate blood flow and get it working to target my face.

I’m surprised because it doesn’t hurt at all and suddenly I begin to relax. Then, I feel really relaxed. Sara says: “For many people Botox works but I have many clients who didn’t like it or want their whole face to look healthier rather than just a specific area frozen.

“The needles an acupuncturist uses are very fine and don’t feel anything like having an injection or solution into your face and forehead.”

The thinking behind this type of treatment is that when needles are inserted at pressure points, energy and endorphins are released.

This minor trauma improves blood flow and stimulates cell regrowth.

Sara adds: “It’s like when you cut yourself, it sends an immediate message to your brain saying, ‘We need to concentrate here.’

“So this treatment works by helping to ­regenerate the skin on the face.”

It is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points on the
body along meridians of energy called qi.

Acupuncture has been around for more than 2000 years and can be used as a treatment for a range of illnesses – from muscle ache to back pain to migraines and fertility ­problems.

So I signed up for a session to see if all the hype was anything more than just pins and needles.

I must admit I’m a little nervous as I go to meet Sara Lanzas, 31, an acupuncturist and sports therapist at Acusports in the west end of Glasgow.

But in the clean, calming room, Sara doesn’t seem very prickly and talks me through the procedure.

Then Sara begins by gently tapping super-fine, sharp needles into my face.

Using a tiny little guide, she expertly jabs needles into specific areas on my face, hand and legs.

She tells me that the needles placed on my calf and hand are to stimulate blood flow and get it working to target my face.

I’m surprised because it doesn’t hurt at all and suddenly I begin to relax. Then, I feel really relaxed. Sara says: “For many people Botox works but I have many clients who didn’t like it or want their whole face to look healthier rather than just a specific area frozen.

“The needles an acupuncturist uses are very fine and don’t feel anything like having an injection or solution into your face and forehead.”

The thinking behind this type of treatment is that when needles are inserted at pressure points, energy and endorphins are released.

This minor trauma improves blood flow and stimulates cell regrowth.

Sara adds: “It’s like when you cut yourself, it sends an immediate message to your brain saying, ‘We need to concentrate here.’

“So this treatment works by helping to ­regenerate the skin on the face.”

It is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points on the
body along meridians of energy called qi.

Acupuncture has been around for more than 2000 years and can be used as a treatment for a range of illnesses – from muscle ache to back pain to migraines and fertility ­problems.
So I signed up for a session to see if all the hype was anything more than just pins and needles.

I must admit I’m a little nervous as I go to meet Sara Lanzas, 31, an acupuncturist and sports therapist at Acusports in the west end of Glasgow.

But in the clean, calming room, Sara doesn’t seem very prickly and talks me through the procedure.

Then Sara begins by gently tapping super-fine, sharp needles into my face.

Using a tiny little guide, she expertly jabs needles into specific areas on my face, hand and legs.

She tells me that the needles placed on my calf and hand are to stimulate blood flow and get it working to target my face.

I’m surprised because it doesn’t hurt at all and suddenly I begin to relax. Then, I feel really relaxed. Sara says: “For many people Botox works but I have many clients who didn’t like it or want their whole face to look healthier rather than just a specific area frozen.

“The needles an acupuncturist uses are very fine and don’t feel anything like having an injection or solution into your face and forehead.”

The thinking behind this type of treatment is that when needles are inserted at pressure points, energy and endorphins are released.

This minor trauma improves blood flow and stimulates cell regrowth.

Sara adds: “It’s like when you cut yourself, it sends an immediate message to your brain saying, ‘We need to concentrate here.’

“So this treatment works by helping to ­regenerate the skin on the face.”

It is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points on the
body along meridians of energy called qi.

Acupuncture has been around for more than 2000 years and can be used as a treatment for a range of illnesses – from muscle ache to back pain to migraines and fertility ­problems.

So I signed up for a session to see if all the hype was anything more than just pins and needles.

I must admit I’m a little nervous as I go to meet Sara Lanzas, 31, an acupuncturist and sports therapist at Acusports in the west end of Glasgow.

But in the clean, calming room, Sara doesn’t seem very prickly and talks me through the procedure.

Then Sara begins by gently tapping super-fine, sharp needles into my face.

Using a tiny little guide, she expertly jabs needles into specific areas on my face, hand and legs.

She tells me that the needles placed on my calf and hand are to stimulate blood flow and get it working to target my face.

I’m surprised because it doesn’t hurt at all and suddenly I begin to relax. Then, I feel really relaxed. Sara says: “For many people Botox works but I have many clients who didn’t like it or want their whole face to look healthier rather than just a specific area frozen.

“The needles an acupuncturist uses are very fine and don’t feel anything like having an injection or solution into your face and forehead.”

The thinking behind this type of treatment is that when needles are inserted at pressure points, energy and endorphins are released.

This minor trauma improves blood flow and stimulates cell regrowth.

Sara adds: “It’s like when you cut yourself, it sends an immediate message to your brain saying, ‘We need to concentrate here.’

“So this treatment works by helping to ­regenerate the skin on the face.”

It is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points on the
body along meridians of energy called qi.

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