Question: What do the following have in common? A. Close-talkers with overactive spit glands B. Fast-moving balls (as in basket- or base- kind) C. Cheek-pinching aunts and grandmas D. Sharp objects Answer: They’re all things you’d rather keep far away from your face. Which is why you may need some convincing before trying facial acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice-cum-Botox alternative revived by Fremont practitioner Christian Hunt. Too nervous to play human voodoo doll for the witch doctor? One visit to Chopstix, a sweet, pagoda-style studio flanked by gardens and twinkly lights, and you’ll have a change of heart. Breathe sweet lavender from the heated bed while Hunt applies dozens of microthin needles. The process releases energy to your face, smoothing lines in one 90-minute session. (Really.) For a quick pick-me-up or pre-party plumping, a single visit will do. But for long-term results, consider a package. You’ll get a sharp discount. A point that’s bound to be well taken. Chopstix Acupuncture, 469 North 36th Street, suite c (206-547-1104 or chopstixacupuncture.com).