Institute of Manual & Integrative Therapy

DIN-3c: Adv. DIN for F.A.C.E.
Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Enhancement

Adv. DIN for F.A.C.E. (Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Enhancement)

This (din face courses) 2-day dry needling courses provides expert guided experience in facial aesthetic cosmetic enhancement needling. 

**Please reference your state practice act to determine if facial needling is within your scope of practice.

Anyone already certified in dry needling or licensed in acupuncture is permitted to take our advanced DIN-3x courses.

DIN-3h F.A.C.E. Focuses:

Typical Schedule:

  • Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • NOTE:  Technique chosen varies and is based which of the 5 reasons is being emphasized. 
  • Needling STRATEGIES:
    • Safety, patient positioning, and screening protocols. 
    • Needling for facial conditions.
    • Needling for facial rejuvenation. 
    • Superficial needling.  
    • Connective tissue & scar tissue strategies.
    •  Wrinkle & crow lines. 
    • Needling for dermal atrophy, contractures, and myofascial hypomobility. 
    • Systemic needling for analgesia, autonomic regulation, sleep, stress, and relaxation.
  • Topic covered:
    • Anatomy of the face, head, and scalp. 
    • Physiological effects of needling for enhanced integumentary hygiene.
    • Effects of the local inflammatory response. 
    • Current evidence for the use of DIN for F.A.C.E. needling.
    • How to use F.A.C.E. needling within, around, or in lieu of Botox treatments.
    • F.A.C.E. protocol that can be completed in under an hour. 
    • Packaging for needling frequency and duration. 
    • Adjuct packages, services, and marketing. 
    • Detox, stress, sleep, and anxiety needling strategies.

DIN-3h Adv. DIN for F.A.C.E. (Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Enhancement) is a 16-hour live course that focuses on building the skill set to be able to deliver and treat the integumentary system safely.  The course is designed for practitioners in the private sector who are already trained, licensed, or certified in needling and who wish to develop their practical skills in the use of the dynamic integrative needling system for facial aesthetic cosmetic enhancement (F.A.C.E.). The course provides delegates with the physiological and evidence-basis for F.A.C.E. needling, as well as how to perform an effective subjective and objective assessment of the integumentary system.  Participants will be guided through a systematic protocol that is thorough, efficient, and effective.  Various needling techniques are mastered in this course, and Reasons 1, 2, and 5 of the Hobbs Needling Paradigm are emphasized from a clinical reasoning perspective.  Additionally participants are given marketing, packaging, and promotional strategies to jump start success. 

  1. To develop participants’ theoretical knowledge and in the use of F.A.C.E. needling strategies. 
  2. To develop participants’ practical skills in the safe and effective use of needling for F.A.C.E.
  3. To introduce the participant to:

    1. The concept of F.A.C.E. needling strategies.

    2. The anatomy of the face includes muscles, nerves, and blood vessels.

    3. The differing theories of F.A.C.E. needling.

    4. The physiological mechanisms underpinning F.A.C.E. needling.

  4. After the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:  

    1. Safely and effectively needle specific key areas of the head, neck, and face to aid F.A.C.E. needling strategies.

    2.  Safely and effectively integrate systemic “body” and facial needling within a session of F.A.C.E. needling.

    3. Safely and effectively employ a variety of needling techniques in the use of F.A.C.E. needling strategies.


At the conclusion of the course, students must demonstrate a minimum of 80% proficiency in the following course assessments to achieve a passing grade. The assessments will demonstrate that the student has met the listed objectives:

    1. In-class technique safety demonstration and sign-off sheet.
    2. Required post-class survey.
Note:  DIN-3h is not CEU approved and is an elective program.
iM.IT Seminars proudly presents the Hobbs Masters Needling Series (HMNS) in order to provide the most comprehensive dry needling training available in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
The HMNS Dynamic Integrative Needling System™ is grounded in the Hobbs Needling Pardigm™ and over 17 years of clinical and teaching experience. Our dry needling courses are open to all student and professional PTs, DCs, ATCs, OTs, PAs, RNs, NMDs, MDs, & DOs.



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