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.

Do You Struggle With Your Skin?

  • Do you want to look 5-10 years younger?
  • Are you seeing increased fine lines & wrinkles on your face and neck?
  • Are you experiencing uneven skin, dullness or skin discoloration?
  • Are you suffering from acne or breakouts?
  • Are you looking for a natural solution for healthy cosmetic procedures?
  • Have you had invasive procedures and need support to maintain your results?

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I used to think that the aging process could not be stopped. That was until I was introduced to cosmetic acupuncture. Maybe this is too honest for a review, but my vanity and fear of aging had me considering Botox, vampire needling, microneedling, chemical peels, facials, purchasing scrubs, masks, lasers, and a face lift. I am so glad I learned about cosmetic acupuncture. The results are astounding. I have been under Lydia’s care for two months now. At the start I was going once a week but have doubled my appointments to two times a week because I am eager to continue the improvements. My skin is noticeably brighter, pores smaller, fine lines minimized, and my unfortunate adult acne flair up that left scars has been fading away.
I sought out Lydia to work on my crow’s feet around my eyes and on an old acne scar on my chin. I was so surprised that even after one session I noticed a change. My face had a glow immediately after the treatment, too! Lydia gave valuable facial rejuvenation tips and suggestions like which high quality, clean face products to use and some at-home techniques I can incorporate into my daily regimen. She is extremely knowledgeable about facial rejuvenation and I’m confident she will get me and my face to where I want it to be!
After completing the 10 sessions, I can honestly say I’m completely satisfied with my results. The fine lines a much finer (some completely gone), my pores have reduced in size (big plus!), acne scars greatly reduced, and I’ve noticed even & glowing skin tone. Interestingly, I’ve also noticed that my skin feels softer and my face products absorb so much better; I’m normally very dry but products tended to just sit on my skin before. I’ve had many compliments as well from friends and family remarking I look younger and my skin looks more vibrant.
Now that I’ve completed the initial 10 sessions, I plan to see Lydia every 1-2 months to maintain my results. I highly recommend you see the very talented and stunning Lydia for your best skin yet. My only regret is not seeing her sooner!
Lydia is so kind and eager to help with any ailments you might have. After seeing Lydia consistently, I started to see improvements in my Psoriasis, back pain, joint pain and my general wellness.
Her new location is small, which makes it very private. I loved the privacy and loved having the ability to lay down on the beds, especially because they are nice and warm.
Lydia is so kind and eager to help with any ailments you might have. After seeing Lydia consistently, I started to see improvements in my Psoriasis, back pain, joint pain and my general wellness.
Her new location is small, which makes it very private. I loved the privacy and loved having the ability to lay down on the beds, especially because they are nice and warm.