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  • Writer's pictureDr Bret Ellington DACM, LAc

Micro-Needling: A Safe, Better and Effective Alternative to Botox

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

Are you looking for a natural way to achieve a more youthful look? Micro-needling with red light therapy could be your secret weapon. Click here to learn more.

Creams, injections, and surgeries: When it comes to anti-aging, you have a plethora of options. But what if you’re looking for a more natural way to rejuvenate your look?

Micro-needling with red/infrared light therapy combines two innovative beauty treatments that naturally revitalize your look from the inside out—without the appearance of having any work done.

At Inner Balance Acupuncture in Westminster, Colorado, we offer a number of innovative anti-aging treatments that help our patients look and feel their best. Our acupuncturist and holistic practitioner, Dr. Bret Ellington LAc, aims to always provide our patients with top-of-the-line treatments.

About micro-needling

Micro-needling is a popular beauty treatment that improves the look of your skin by stimulating your own natural healing powers. During the treatment, we use a special tool that creates microscopic punctures on the surface of your skin.

These tiny wounds trigger your skin’s repair process or dermal remodeling. The healing starts with inflammation that triggers collagen production. Collagen is a protein found in the dermal layer of your skin that makes it tight and youthful. As you get older, collagen production slows down, resulting in thin skin that’s more susceptible to lines and wrinkles.

Micro-needling is known as collagen induction therapy (CIT). Not only do we use micro-needling to treat wrinkles, age spots, and scars. We also use micro-needling to treat stretch-marks.

About red light an infrared light therapy

Red light therapy is a fairly new anti-aging treatment. However, skin experts have been using red light therapy to activate photosensitizing medications that treat skin cancer, psoriasis, acne, and infections.

For an all-natural anti-aging facial, we use red/infrared light therapy to treat fine lines and wrinkles, redness, scars and

stretch-marks. The low-level laser light therapy (LLLT) tool activates the energy-producing parts of your cell — the mitochondria.

This extracellular energy boosts your skin’s natural repair process by stimulating fibroblast production to make more collagen, increasing blood flow to your skin, and reducing cellular inflammation.

At our acupuncture practice, we use a red light therapy tool that surgical rehab centers use to regenerate tissue.

Micro-needling with red/infrared light therapy

When it comes to all-natural anti-aging, micro-needling and red light therapy make the perfect combination. We first stimulate dermal remodeling with micro-needling and then activate cellular energy with red light therapy to enhance the rejuvenation process.

We may recommend a series of micro-needling with red light therapy for you to get the most benefits.

If you’re looking for a natural approach to address the visual effects of aging, we have what you need, from micro-needling with red light therapy to cosmetic acupuncture.

Get started today by calling our office at (720) 361-6870 or booking online at


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