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Facial Rejuvenation + Cosmetic Acupuncture

by Dr. Amber Hincks LAc

Facial Rejuvenation + Cosmetic Acupuncture, Amber Hincks Acupuncture in Beaverton, ORFacial rejuvenation acupuncture has a long history in China.  Our 90-minute protocol involves acupuncture points on the body and face as well as gentle facial cupping and gua sha.   Acupuncture points are selected for their ability to enhance blood flow to the face, improve muscle tone, balance hormones and reduce inflammation, as well as to target any specific areas of concern.  Not only is this great for helping your skin have a healthy glow, it can also be fantastic for symptoms like jaw pain or sinus congestion.

*Facial cupping and gua sha feel divinely relaxing - and no purple marks like you may have seen with cupping on the body.  Just lustrous skin!


  1. At the first visit, we will do a complete intake, so that we can assess and diagnose any underlying issues that should be addressed, whether through diet/lifestyle or treatment.  We will also discuss the areas that you would like to improve upon and take a photo.
  2. Facial acupuncture is typically done as a series of 10 treatments with visits no more than one week apart.  After the sixth visit, we assess the progress and may modify the focus areas.
  3. Arrive with clean skin (no make up!) OR wash your face using a washcloth in the bathroom cabinet.
  4. Reception will show you to a room where you can lay down face-up and settle in for your treatment.  You can wear loose fitting clothes or dress down and drape with a towel.  Time to get started!


The skin is our biggest organ.  It reflects our internal states and is very influenced by what we eat, our hormones and what we do to take care of ourselves.  Skin gets drier, thinner, and less elastic with age, but there are many ways to keep it nourished.  While we always want our patients to strive for balance, rather than perfection, here are our recommendations for self care:

  • Nutrition.  Eat a diet that is rich in antioxidants - substances that prevent damage from free radicals.  Vitamins A, C, and E are examples.  Omega-3s and Vitamin D are great for inflammation too.
  • Avoid sugar as much as possible.  It interferes with how smoothly collagen can deposit, not to mention all of its other inflammatory effects.
  • Exercise. Get your heart pumping for at least 30 minutes 5 days per week.  It improves cardiovascular tone and circulation.
  • Hydrate.  Drink 60 - 80 oz of water daily, or more if you are active.
    We are happy to talk to you about products, like serums, toners and derma-rollers. 
  • Different skin types have different needs.  Keep your skin care routine simple and use products with simple ingredients lists that sound good enough to eat.


Herbal compresses are a part of Thai Traditional Medicine.  The moist heat of the herbs helps moisten the skin, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and stimulate tissue healing.  

Derma-rollers are a way to do micro-needling at home.  Tiny needles penetrate the superficial layer of the skin, increasing collagen production and blood flow.  This gives the surface of the skin a brighter appearance and is helpful for more surface skin issues

Jade rollers provide an easy way to self-administer a facial massage. Jade rollers have all the benefits of a body massage by increasing circulation, releasing tight muscles, stimulating the skin, and providing a soothing experience.