Is acupuncture the new Botox?

Is acupuncture the new botox.

For over a year I’ve been investing in an alternative needle to the Botox needle – the traditional Chinese medicine practice of acupuncture and for the first time I’ve documented the results through before and after pictures, for my new column on

Unlike Botox, facial acupuncture is not a quick fix for anti-ageing the face but rather a longer term investment into the quality, strength and tone of facial skin and muscles. Instead of paralysing the muscles, acupuncture stimulates the blood flow and energy to the skin, waking muscles up and bringing skin to life. Skin is refreshed, enlivened and energised. Like you’ve had the best sleep ever…

I go to see Maggie Brown at Beaute Chinoise in north London and I’ve written about her before but have never documented the differences in my skin, before and after the treatment. So much of it is to do with increased energy and vibrancy which is difficult to capture on camera but I went for the plunge and was thrilled to see the results: you can really see a difference in the brightness and freshness of my face, especially in the white of my eyes.

To read the full article and to see the essential before and after pics head over to for Is Acupuncture the New Botox? …and let me know what you think! Leave a comment or tweet me at @YanarBeauty…Would love to hear from you on this subject…


3 thoughts on “Is acupuncture the new Botox?

    1. I can’t recommend it enough.. Find someone who uses accupressure massage too so you can learn he techniques and practice at home. It’s not a quick fix to turn back the year but think it could make a difference in the long run. Good luck and let me know how you get on!



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