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  • Writer's pictureDr Bret Ellington DACM, LAc

Cosmetic Acupuncture and Why Should You Try It?

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment commonly used to manage pain, discomfort, and a host of other issues. But it also can be used in place of facial treatments like dermal fillers. Read on to find out more.

Despite the desire to look younger for as long as possible, the lines and creases that come with wrinkles are a part of getting older. They come in different varieties on your face and can be caused by aging and other factors, such as smoking and ultraviolet (UV) overexposure. Whatever the cause of the wrinkles, they are the result of your body losing specific proteins like collagen and elastin that help build the underlying structure of the skin and are present throughout the body.

You can reduce the appearance of wrinkles in several ways, but cosmetic facial acupuncture offers results without having material injected under your skin, getting cosmetic surgery, or applying creams.

If you live in the Westminster, Colorado area and want to reduce wrinkles with acupuncture, Dr Bret Ellington and our skilled medical team at Inner Balance Acupuncture can help. To start, let’s explore the process of cosmetic facial acupuncture and its benefits.

Understanding cosmetic facial acupuncture

Acupuncture is generally used to improve blood flow throughout the body, with needles placed in key areas. For cosmetic purposes, it can be administered in the face, neck, and hairline.

During the procedure, thin needles are used to make very small holes (micro-trauma) in specific areas of the face. This triggers the healing response in your body, increases blood flow, and boosts the amount of oxygen and various nutrients to the holes created. It also stimulates the production of chemicals that help reduce swelling by encouraging more collagen and elastin in the areas of micro-trauma.

The benefits of cosmetic facial acupuncture

Cosmetic facial acupuncture works through your circulatory and lymphatic systems to nourish the skin from underneath its surface. Research shows cosmetic acupuncture helps improve the appearance of wrinkles, loose skin, undesired pigment changes, and muscle thickness. Another study demonstrates that it improves blood circulation, skin elasticity, and the overall condition of your skin.

The purpose of the procedure is to improve the long-term appearance of wrinkles, but you can also start to see changes in as little as five sessions. Again, this is accomplished with no medications, lotions, gels, or creams.

This form of acupuncture is great for helping you look younger. So, if you’re looking to lose those wrinkles, call 720-361-6870 or visit to book an appointment with Dr. Ellington today.


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