Facial Applications for Cosmetic Enhancement (FACE) - Pacific College

NEW AT PACIFIC COLLEGE! Cosmetic Acupuncture Certificate

Now enrolling for the 2023 January start!

The Academy of Advanced Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture™ has partnered with the Pacific College to present Facial Applications for Cosmetic Enhancement (FACE).

This cutting-edge Cosmetic Acupuncture Certificate offers a flexible combination of virtual interactive classroom learning, as well as hands-on, intensive clinical mentorship and training. In addition to the core style of cosmetic facial acupuncture offered by the Academy of Advanced Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, participants will be introduced to skills and strategies developed and mastered by internationally renowned leaders in the field of acupuncture and facial aesthetics including Shellie Goldstein, Deirdre Courtney, Matt Callison, Michelle Gellis, Carrie Hart, and more.

At this time, this advanced training and mentoring program is currently offered exclusively to licensed acupuncture professionals and  advanced level Pacific College students who are interested in enhancing their facial acupuncture skills to grow their practice, or in pursuing a career focused on cosmetic facial acupuncture.

This certificate program qualifies for

8 credits of college education and up to 96 hours of NCCAOM and CA PDA/CEUs (including 2 safety and 2 ethics)

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FACE Cosmetic Acupuncture Certificate Overview

8 Credits/up to 96 CEUs (includes Safety & Ethics)

Hybrid Program: 97.5 hours of virtual class-time hours + 45 hours of on-campus, hands-on training

Elite Faculty of Expert Cosmetic Acupuncture Specialists

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Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by WSCUC

Financial Aid for those who qualify



Semester 1:

  • 112.5 class hours:
    • 67.5 didactic hours January-April 2023
    • 5 days (45 hours) of live hands-on mentorship and clinical training:
      • April 17-21, 2023 at the New York campus
      • Or April 25-29, 2023 at the San Diego campus

Semester 2:

  • 30 virtual class-time hours
  • Case study presentations and practical mentorship


  • Anatomy of the face
  • Muscles of expression
  • Facial neurophysiology and neurological disorders
  • Acupuncture strategies and points for cosmetic enhancement from both Eastern and Western perspectives
  • Motor points of the head, neck, and face
  • Submuscular needling and scalp acupuncture for enhancing appearance
  • Facial diagnosis: organs of the face, emotional maps, wrinkles, and other facial markings
  • Auricular acupuncture
    • Ancillary methods: facial gua sha, facial cupping, dermarolling, microcurrent, light emitting diodes (LEDs)
    • Skincare in Eastern and Western medicine
    • Safety and ethics in appearance enhancement
    • Case study review
    • Case presentations
    • Creating and growing a successful practice
    And more!

    Cosmetic Acupuncture in the Media

    Meet Your Faculty

    A headshot of Shellie Goldstein

    Shellie Goldstein,
    DACM, AP, LAc


    Deirdre Courtney,

    Matt Callison

    Matt Callison,

    michelle gellis

    Michelle Gellis,
    AP, LAc

    carrie hart anton

    Carrie Hart,
    DACM, LAc

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    FACE Cosmetic Acupuncture Certificate FAQ

    Is it possible to take only Part 1 or Part 2?

    No, this advanced training program includes both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

    Do I need to attend the live classes or will they be recorded?

    Although all virtual classes are recorded and available for viewing at your convenience, you will need to attend and actively participate in 75% of the live classes in order to successfully complete the program.

    How long is the live-clinical training portion of the program?

    The live-clinical training portion of the program is 5 consecutive days of intensive hands-on clinical mentorship with leaders in the field of acupuncture and facial aesthetics.

    Where is the live-clinical training portion of the program located?

    The live-clinical training portion of the program will be offered at the Pacific College of Health and Science campuses in NYC as well as in San Diego, CA. In order to successfully complete the program, you will need to attend one of the two available live portions.

    What options are available to finance my training?

    Federal financial aid is available for those who quality and, for those not receiving financial aid, payment plans are also an option. For additional information, please contact Pacific College of Health and Science.

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