Cosmetic Acupuncture Specialist

Dr. Travall's Acupuncture

Dr. Travall Croom

Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan (Murray Hill), New York City, NY

The cosmetic acupuncture available at Dr. Travall’s Acupuncture in Murray Hill, Manhattan, is an exclusive treatment developed by Dr. Travall Croom. The unique system integrates Chinese medicine with modern Western practices, to produce exceptional facial rejuvenation. Dr. Travall teaches his system to acupuncturists around the world, and he was the first to demonstrate the benefit of combining celluma® red-light therapy with acupuncture. To learn how cosmetic acupuncture can revitalize your appearance or to schedule an appointment, call the New York City office, or use the online booking feature today.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Q & A

What causes facial aging?

Your daily skin care routine, cumulative exposure to sunlight, and individual genetics influence how quickly your facial skin ages. Though each person ages at a different pace, everyone deals with similar challenges.

As you get older, your skin produces less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. As these levels diminish, your skin loses strength, resilience, and moisture. Your skin also thins out, and the natural layer of fat under your skin gives in to gravity: loosening, falling downward, and accumulating in unattractive pockets.

Ultraviolet (UV) light is the biggest factor, with up to 90% of skin aging linked to your cumulative UV exposure. Whether you’re in sunlight or use a tanning bed, UV light damages your skin and accelerates aging.

How does cosmetic acupuncture fight aging?

Dr. Travall created an exceptional anti-aging treatment that combines three healing techniques: acupuncture, red-light therapy, and microcurrent therapy.


Though acupuncture generally boosts circulation and heals your skin, Dr. Travall achieves exceptional cosmetic results through precise needle placement.

Inserting fine acupuncture needles stimulates the skin’s cellular turnover, accelerating the process so that dry, damaged skin at the surface is quickly replaced with new, youthful skin. The needles also trigger the production of collagen and elastin, ensuring your new skin is stronger and tighter.

Dr. Travall inserts needles in specific locations that relax targeted muscles and in the connective tissue between your skin and muscles. Relaxing certain muscles diminishes deep wrinkles like frown lines that are caused by muscle contractions.

He also uses acupuncture points to activate weak muscles. This lifts the muscles, improving the skin’s underlying support and reducing sagging skin.

Red-light therapy

Dr. Travall uses celluma® red-light therapy to restore youthful skin. After inserting acupuncture needles, he applies low-level light waves (red light). 

The light waves reach cells in your skin and underlying tissues and boost cellular activity. As a result, the treatment stimulates blood circulation, new blood vessel growth, and collagen and elastin production.


Gentle microcurrents use a mild electrical pulse to stimulate cellular energy, accelerate cellular repair, and tone muscles beneath the skin. As microcurrents reach muscles, they mimic the effect of exercise and increase protein production.

What is facial cupping?

During facial cupping, Dr. Travall places a small, soft cup on your face and uses suction to gently pull the skin into the cup. Using a massage-like technique, he draws the cup over your skin and releases the suction. This process is repeated in the targeted areas of your face.

Facial cupping improves your complexion and rejuvenates your skin by increasing blood and lymphatic circulation. Unlike body cupping, which leaves the cups in place and causes bruise-like marks, you won’t have any marks with facial cupping.

If you have questions about cosmetic acupuncture or would like to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Travall's Acupuncture or use the online booking feature today.

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