Hands-on Facial Acupuncture Classes

Join Michelle Gellis for hands-on practice in facial rejuvenation acupuncture with her in-person classes!

Two day format with prerecorded video for maximum hands-on time!

  • Two days of practice (Sat/Sun)*
  • Lectures are completed in advance via recorded webinar*
  • Comprehensive Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Certificate Training
  • Includes training in Facial Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, and using a Microneedle Pen
  • Open to licensed acupuncturists and medical professionals who have been trained and licensed in acupuncture; unlicensed students may observe
  • Earn a total of 44 NCCAOM CEU points, 40 CA CEUs, 39 FL CEUs, 12 TX CEUs, and Canadian CTCMA credits
NCCAOM approved

*Some exceptions may apply—see individual class locations below for specific details.

Michelle Gellis Hands-On Facial Acupuncture Class Details:

These classes span two days.

Your registration includes these recorded webinars—modules 1,2,4,5 must be completed in advance of your hands-on practice. Total time for all webinars is approximately 20.5 hours. You will receive a portion of your CEUs upon completing each webinar. See the following links for time and CEUs per module:

Hands-on days start with a review, Q&A and demo, with the majority of the day devoted to practice.

On the first day, review and practice cover the following:

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Advanced Facial Acupuncture Techniques
  • Treating Neuromuscular Facial Conditions

On the second day, review and practice cover the following:

  • Facial cupping
  • Facial gua sha
  • AcuLift™ Microneedling and/or advanced techniques

Important notes about day two:

  • To practice facial cupping and Gua Sha, you MUST use Michelle’s approved tools, available at the AcuLift Skincare website (preferred pricing available with a wholesale partner account). For Canadian customers, cupping/gua sha kits are also available from Eastern Currents.
  • To practice microneedling, you MUST use the AcuLift MicroPen. Michelle will have a few microneedle pens on hand for students to try, but, to maximize your practice time, you will want to bring your own AcuLift MicroPen (also available at AcuLift Skincare, register for a wholesale partner account to purchase). Not available in Canada.
  • No other manufacturer’s microneedle pens or tools will be permitted in class.

Please read carefully:

  • The recorded lectures must be viewed in advance. Upon purchase, you will be enrolled in the modules 1–5 webinar package. Please complete at least modules 1,2,4,5 before class. You may only practice the techniques you reviewed in the recorded webinar.
  • You will earn CEUs with each recorded webinar you complete, and an additional 16 NCCAOM PDA CEU points, 16 California CEUs, and 16 Florida CEUs after you complete the two hands-on days.
  • In order to needle, you must be a licensed acupuncturist or medical professional who has been trained and licensed in acupuncture, NOT only trained in “dry needling”.
  • Registration is also available to practitioners enrolled in Michelle’s Advanced Certification program — they may only practice techniques they have already learned via their recorded webinar(s).
  • Please bring any notes/handouts with you. No printed handouts will be provided.
  • If you wish to practice facial cupping, gua sha, or microneedling, you must use Michelle’s approved tools, available at AculiftSkinCare.com (wholesale pricing available, pen not available in Canada). For Canadian customers, cupping/gua sha kits are also available from Eastern Currents. **Michelle will bring a couple of microneedle pens to class for students to try, but there will not be enough for the entire class to use for active practice. No other manufacturer’s microneedle pen will be permitted in class.

Cost: $1,125; $1,075 for early birds (30 days before class date)

If you have previously studied with Michelle and would like to attend, please visit this page for an option on registering without the added webinars. Not available at all class locations.

Unlicensed students – receive a $50 discount with the code student50. You will not receive CEUs. You may attend the class and observe licensed practitioners in their needling practice, however, you will only be permitted to practice cupping, gua sha, and/or microneedling. To practice, you must use Michelle’s approved tools, available at AculiftSkinCare.com (for shipping in the US, wholesale pricing is available). For Canadian customers, cupping/gua sha kits are available from Eastern Currents.

Interested in Microneedling or Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha class only?

A half-day (Sunday morning or afternoon) only option is available at some locations for students to practice only Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha OR Microneedling – cost is $200 ($25 early bird discount 30 days before class). Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha class will be in the morning, Microneedle Pen class will be in the afternoon. Earns 4 CEUs.

PREREQUISITE: You MUST have already taken the corresponding recorded webinar OR purchase the AcuLift™ Microneedling or the Module 4 Cupping/Gua Sha recorded webinar when you are making your registration. In addition, you must use Michelle’s approved tools,** available at AculiftSkinCare.com (wholesale pricing is available, not available in Canada). For Canadian customers, cupping/gua sha kits are available from Eastern Currents. **Michelle will bring a couple of microneedle pens to class for students to try, but there will not be enough for the entire class to use for active practice. No other manufacturer’s pen will be permitted in class.

See each location below for facial cupping, facial gua sha and microneedle pen practice options.

AFTER REGISTERING:

Please print and bring any handouts from the webinars you reviewed – no printed handouts will be provided in class. Also, please print and bring these forms: Health Profile, Consent Form, and Class Evaluation. The health profile and consent form need to be filled out in order to participate in the hands-on practice. (not for Phoenix & LA)

Choose your location:

March 23–24, 2024
Palm Desert, CA
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Palm Desert

Discounted rooms available, click here for group rate. ↗

Master Class: Price and format varies; previous training required

May 18–19, 2024
Vancouver, BC
Westin Bayshore Vancouver

Discounted rooms available, click here for group rate. ↗

Day 2 format varies: We will cover cupping and gua sha in the morning and advanced techniques in the afternoon. No hands-on microneedling.

*Half-day registrations do not include the prerequisite webinar. If you have not already taken the corresponding recorded webinar, please add the AcuLift™ Microneedling webinar or the Module 4 Facial Cupping/Facial Gua Sha webinar to your cart to complete your purchase.

More 2024 dates to be announced — subscribe to our mailing list for updates. ↗