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How effective is the acupuncture face-lift?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
How could sticking dozens of needles into a person's face improve its appearance? As reported in the "definitive medical journal," USA Today, cosmetic acupuncture is the latest evidence that people will do just about anything to look younger. Some acupuncturists are charging $1,200 to $1,800 for twelve treatments over five weeks. Each session takes about an hour. After the course of therapy, monthly maintenance sessions are necessary.

Acupuncture seems to work for certain pain syndromes. Apart from relieving pain and stress, there is no evidence that it can make you look better. Acupuncture is yet another example of wishful thinking that gets in the way of science and common sense.
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