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Pola Richardson inserts needles along vital force, or chi, channels as she gives Veronica Montoya an acupuncture facial treatment. Many believe that acupuncture encourages the production of collagen and elastin to plump the skin and stimulate the muscles for better tone. Richardson recommends a series of 10 to 12 treatments, with regular maintenance, for maximum effect. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)