Guinea Pig: Melinda Nelson
Never say never, but cosmetic surgery, Botox, and Restylane hold no appeal for me. I love Meryl Streep’s 61-year-old radiance, laugh lines and all. But, as I don’t look anything like Ms. Streep, I’m always open to natural enhancements. Intrigued by the idea of cosmetic acupuncture, I made an appointment with Amy Nystrom. The phrase “acupuncture facelift,” as some people call it, is actually a misnomer, as it cannot deliver surgical-style results. But it can provide an array of highly visible benefits, including reduced wrinkle lines, increased circulation, enhanced skin tone,
The Service: For my first visit, Nystrom placed a series of ultra-fine needles along my jawline, hairline, laugh lines, and frown lines. The 120-minute process was painless and extraordinarily relaxing. The price starts at $250.
Our Take: When I returned to the office an hour later, a colleague said, “What did you do to your skin? It looks fabulous!” Three days later, a friend remarked on how young I looked. I’m hooked—and my next appointment is booked.
Small Print: Amy Nystrom, licensed acupuncturist, 612-232-7618, minneapolisacupuncturist.com.