February 16, 2022
The new Facial Applications for Cosmetic Enhancement (FACE) program was recently featured by Dana Wood of Insider’s Guide to Spas, a celebration of spa culture and the fundamentals of its healing world. Wood interviewed Dr. Shellie Goldstein, chair of the program, and widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on cosmetic facial acupuncture. It is a collaboration between Pacific College and Goldstein’s Academy of Advanced Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture. FACE’s faculty are experts in fields ranging from sports medicine to anatomy.
The program, which launched in January 2022, rides a wave of rising interest in cosmetic acupuncture. Goldstein says that “it really took hold around 2015, and it’s just grown and grown to the point that, within our industry, it’s one of the fastest-growing specialties among acupuncturists and Chinese medicine professionals.” Development of a second track focusing on acupressure, which uses no needles at all, is already underway, intended for specialists from fields other than acupuncture. The new track is planned for a 2023 launch.