Meet Lydia


I want to show people how it is possible to achieve your most beautiful state using natural modalities that do not involve toxins, foreign agents or going under the knife and show how achieving internal balance in your health can ultimately help you look beautiful on the outside.

My interest in cosmetic acupuncture began for selfish reasons. As I approached my 40s, my skin started looking dull and lusterless with more and more fine lines starting to emerge. That’s when I began to start experimenting with different holistic beauty modalities. Just like any other lifestyle change, whether it’s for weight loss or for general health reasons, I started to change the way I think about taking care of my skin. Skincare is like fitness. If you do something for your skin every day, it’s impossible not to see results. It’s a lifestyle change. My skin is looking better than it’s ever been and the people around me always ask me what my secret is. With this practice, I plan to show my clients how I transformed my skin with healthy lifestyle changes and holistic facial rejuvenation techniques.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Training and Certifications:
  • AcuRegen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture & Advanced Collagen Induction Techniques with Amanda Shayle
  • Ageless – Ancient & Modern Day Secrets to Facial Rejuvenation with Dr. East Haradin-Phillips, DAOM
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture Certificate with Dr. Suji Lee at Kyunghee University Department of Clinical Korean Medicine
  • Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Continuing Education Program with Dr. Shellie Goldstein 
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture: MeiZen Face, Neck and Abdominal Protocols with Dr. Martha Lucas, PhD
  • Facial Rejuvenation Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, Micro-Needle Webinar with Michelle Gellis
  • Microneedling for Acupuncturists with AcuMicro


Lydia Au, L.Ac., MSOM is a licensed acupuncturist with practices in Orange and Irvine, CA. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and continued her studies at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. While at SCNM, she focused her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduated at South Baylo University with honors.

After practicing as an acupuncturist for nearly a decade, her interest in holistic facial rejuvenation began when she started experiencing issues in her own skin. Experimenting with different holistic skincare modalities, she was astonished at the amazing results she yielded without invasive procedures. 



Jennifer is a second generation acupuncturist with over 12 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica and has been licensed since 2009.  She is extremely knowledgeable in both Chinese medicine and skincare. She also attributes a lot of her TCM knowledge to her father who is a Chinese medicine doctor that practiced both in Korea and in the US.

Jennifer has a warm, affectionate vibe and a passion for healing. She handles each consultation and treatment with utmost care, using creative ways to manage even the most difficult situations through acupuncture, magnetic therapy, cupping, electro-stimulation and herbal medicine.  

She was trained in cosmetic acupuncture with Dr. Song Jeong Hwa, the creator of Miso Acupuncture Technique and FACE Seoul, and has an in depth knowledge of skincare and skin treatments as a licensed esthetician for over a decade.  She also has successfully treated hundreds of patients in pain conditions, gastrointestinal issues, fertility and more.  She is an invaluable team member at The Beauty Within.

massage therapist

Francine (Frankie) has over 26 years of experience as a massage therapist, both practicing and teaching.  She genuinely loves helping people reach their health and healing goals interweaving her warm, empathic nature with expert skills.

Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain or areas of tension or simply desire greater relaxation, she is able to tailor your treatment to meet your needs. She specializes in Pregnancy, Swedish/ Circulatory, Neuromuscular or Hot Stone Massage.  

We met Frankie as one of Lydia’s patients many years ago and we’re so grateful to have her on our team!

office manager

Krystal has over eight years of experience working as a crossed-trained front office administrator and back office medical assistant. She had the opportunity to work with various specialists throughout the years from a top OC Cardiologist to an OB/Gyn physician as well as an amazing female plastic surgeon in Newport Beach.

She has learned to incorporate everything she’s learned to her work style to deliver the best care with love, patience and understanding. All of our patients have told us that she has very gentle hands when removing needles and they’re always greeted with a smile, whether on the phone or in person. We’re so lucky to have her.

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