HydraFacial – What, How, When, Costs, & More

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specialize in top of the line skincare! The Hydrafacial is one of the most popular treatments in the country right now and CNY is proud to bring this service to the greater Upstate New York community. If your skin is looking and feeling dull and you want to bring life back into it as well as literally glow- the Hydrafacial is for you!

Our estheticians are highly knowledgeable in all things skincare. They take time and put effort into each person individual skin.

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 to schedule your Hydrafacial today!

If you want to know why every 15 seconds a Hydrafacial is performed, see below and learn the benefits!

Fast Facts About HydraFacials

  • A Hydrafacial is a facial treatment that serves to resurface, cleanse, and hydrate the skin.
  • No downtime and results you can see in 30 minutes
  • They work for all skin types
  • HydraFacial’s can help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, clear out clogged pores, and leave you with a fresh, glowing face!
  • Prices range from $150 -$300 depending on the type of HydraFacial and if anything is added on to the treatment

What is a HydraFacial

A HydraFacial is a medical-grade facial treatment that serves to resurface and clear out skin all while hydrating it. It uses the HydraPeel Tip pen to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate by infusing serums into the pores of the facial skin.

Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial MD® Treatment is not only highly effective at improving overall skin health, but also excellent for remedying:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Elasticity & Firmness
  • Skin Tone Evenness & Vibrancy
  • Skin Texture
  • Hyperpigmentation/Photo Damage
  • Oily/Congested Skin
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Advanced Signs of Aging

In order to market and use the patented technology, spas must be registered and licensed by HydraFacial.

How Does It Work

Vortex-Fusion® serum delivery system is what sets the HydraFacial MD® apart from other procedures. The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks to the devices’ superior delivery system, these performing ingredients can more effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles for results you can see and feel instantly.

HydraFacial Benefits

Another great thing about the HydraFacial is that it has many add-ons such as lymphatic drainage. The mechanical use of lymphatic drainage will reduce puffiness and speed up the removal of toxins in the body.

Depending on the result you are looking for from your treatment, different serums can be added to reduce signs of aging, for example.

Another addition that is great for overall skin health is the red and blue LED lights that are part of the HydraFacial treatment. These lights help replenish the skin and stimulate new skin growth while calming it after vigorous exfoliation or extractions.

What to Expect:

During a HydraFacial

The treatment itself is done in a four-step process:

  • It will begin with removing the top dead skin cells from the skin by cleansing it.
  • Next, salicylic and glycolic acids will be pumped into the skin with the HydraFacial pen to unclog pores.
  • For extractions, the tip of the pen will vacuum away dirt and oils that cause blackheads and impurities.
  • To finish, your esthetician will use the HydraFacial pen to infuse serums into the skin to hydrate and refresh.

Aftercare recover

We recommend not wearing makeup the same day to ensure the serums do their job and can adequately soak into the skin. Makeup can be applied the following day.

Side Effects

There are minimal side effects. Celebrities get a HydraFacial before a big red-carpet event to have that Hollywood glowing skin.

It is possible to experience some redness after your treatment as well as irritations.

How Often

The effects of a HydraFacial last longer than an average facial treatment. You will notice immediate results from the facial the day of your treatment. To get the most benefit from the HydraFacial is to have multiple treatments. The idea of the HydraFacial is to improve the skin’s appearance and texture over time. Typical every 4-6 weeks is a reasonable time frame to consider another treatment.


The cost of a varies depending on location and whether you are having it done, a medical spa or dermatologist office. Prices generally range from $150-$300

How does HydraFacial differ from Microdermabrasion or a Chemical Peel

Microdermabrasion Vs. HydraFacial

A microdermabrasion uses manual extractions while the HydraFacial uses suction to vacuum away impurities and cleanse. Downtime is less for HydraFacial, whereas Microdermabrasion is more likely to leave your skin more red or irritated. HydraFacial is also more customizable and able to infuse more hydration into the skin.

Actually, you can combine both in a single treatment!

Chemical Peel Vs. HydraFacial

A chemical peel uses acids on the face to remove the layers of skin.

HydraFacial In Syracuse, NY at CNY Healing Arts

Our CNY estheticians in Syracuse have over 15 years of experience in the skincare business. They take their time to ensure your skin is getting the correct serums, moisture and protection. They work with each client to ensure their skincare goals are met! At CNY Healing Arts, we offer multiple HydraFacial treatments to meet all your skincare needs. From correcting the signs of aging to restoring the skin or giving it a radiant glow for a special event, we’ve got you covered! See our specific services and prices below!

A HydraFacial is also a great way to get your skin Wedding Day ready! Schedule a consultation with one of our estheticians at least six months before your big day and set up a treatment plan to get your skin glowing!

30 Minute Signature HydraFacial $175

This treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin utilizing super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid

60 Minute Deluxe HydraFacial – Prices Vary

An invigorating treatment that includes all of the essentials of the signature HydraFacial while addressing your specific skin concern with a Booster of your choice. This treatment concludes with LED light therapy to further reduce the visible signs of aging.

Restorative HydraFacial – $270:  Includes CTGF™ to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture, and elasticity

Age-Refinement HydraFacial – $250:  Includes DermaBuilder™ to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Radiance HydraFacial – $250:  Includes Britenol(R^) to minimize the appearance of dark spots

Clarifying HydraFacial – $199:  Includes Extended Extractions & Blue LED Light Therapy.

90 Minute Platinum HydraFacial: $300

The ultimate HydraFacial experience! Begin with detoxifying Lymphatic Drainage. Then, the Signature HydraFacial deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin while addressing your specific skin concern with a Booster of your choice. This treatment concludes with LED Light Therapy to further reduce the visible signs of aging.


Pumpkin Enzyme Facial

We invite you to “turn over a new leaf” this fall with a Pumpkin Enzyme Facial.  Not only does it smell and taste delicious, pumpkin also has many properties for keeping your skin healthy.  It is loaded with Vitamin A (great for acne and skin healing) and Vitamin C (great for skin brightening). The enzymes and vitamins in our Pumpkin Enzyme Facial rejuvenate your skin while removing impurities and dead skin cells, leaving your face with a healthy glow!  Call and book your appointment today at our Syracuse (315.671.5755)  CNY Healing Arts Wellness Centers.


Facials: Healthy Skin = Beautiful Skin

Our skin is the largest organ we have and it serves a number of roles, from protecting us from pathogens to keeping us hydrated—it’s our first-line of defense!   Facials not only help to facilitate this role, but also leave us with healthy skin that looks fabulous!

When you visit us, a skin care specialist will determine the condition of your skin and your skin type and then they will customize a facial treatment just for you.

Based on your personalized skin consultation, the specialist will be able to provide you with a cleansing routine which is individualized.  Exfoliation of the skin will help to increase cell turnover and promote even-toned skin.  A well-matched moisturizer will not only make your skin look and feel hydrated, it will also offer protection from the elements.

Facials may include massages which aid with lymphatic drainage.  During a face massage, muscles are warmed and the lymph nodes stimulated to open and enhance circulatory and toxin removal.  This is one of the reasons why a healthy, bright glow is apparent after receiving treatment!  Antioxidants which contain vitamin A and E can help to remove pollutants from the body.

Relaxation is another benefit in receiving spa facials.  Much of our tension is held in our face from our brow bone to our necks, and a massage given during the facial reduces this tension.  The use of the products during the treatment also provides aromatherapy and a soothing calm.

Our specialists at CNY Healing Arts offer facials that alleviate dry skin, oily skin, and combination skin, sensitive skin that will leave your face looking and feeling completely refreshed and refined.  It also offers a great time to ask any questions that you may have concerning your skin care routine such as which types of products to use for your skin type to leave you glowing all year round!

Our staff at CNY Healing Arts Centers would love to assist with a facial treatment just for you!  Please call us or just stop in and give us the opportunity to help you. It would be our pleasure!

195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205

Summer Skin Care

smooth skinWe hope you’ve been enjoying the summer so far. Please remember how important it is to pace yourself during outdoor activities and stay hydrated! We’d like to share some information on summer skin care. If you want to book a facial or skin consultation appointment at our Albany or Syracuse location please see the information below, our licensed estheticians will be happy to customize a skin care treatment for you.
Syracuse: Call 315.671.5755 to book an appointment with our licensed estheticians, Kelly, Alicia or Anita!
Summer Skin Care:
Summer skin care is crucial in maintaining a healthy glow.  The skin needs regular cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing.  A facial is a great way to combat free radicals and stress from the summer elements.  Did you know that you can add a specialty mask to your facial?  Try these summer face masks to beat the heat and feel cool and fresh instantly!

SPF 15 CreamVitamin C mask – A dynamic antioxidant mask that provides repair, rejuvenation, lightening, firming, and purification

Anti-Acne Mask –  A purifying mask that helps reduce excess oil, cleanses, balances, as it clears acne breakouts

Suggested product – SkinCeuticals SPF Matte

For: normal, dry and hyperpigmented skin

Introducing the perfect day cream for non-oily complexions that tend to develop uneven pigmentation. With a luscious shea butter formula that hydrates, brightens and protects, mega-vitamin C for lightening dark spots and protecting against future damage. Advanced brighteners inhibit excess melanin formation associated with skin darkening. Skin is more evenly toned, dewy and radiant.

~ This skincare information was provided by Kelly Vasquez, licensed esthetician at our Syracuse location.

Prepare Your Skin for the Fall Season

Hydrate Your Skin:
The main issue that many people experience specifically in the fall is dehydration of their skin. The skin adjusts itself to the humidity in the summer air and as a result, the indoor air causes the skin to feel stale. It is recommended to use a cream cleanser and a hydrating moisturizer.

Repair Sun Damage:
Your skin receives the majority of sun damage during the summer months, and while the sun’s rays feel amazing, they can also damage your skin. For this, getting a facial with a glycolic peel and looking for products that contain vitamin C is recommended. Vitamin C is the best thing to use on sun-damaged skin because it will create new skin and start the process of shedding some of the summer’s sun-exposed skin.

Ingredients to Look For:
For fall skin care products it is best to look for products containing glycolic and hyaluronic acids, as well as jojoba oil. The acids cushion and hydrate the skin, which will deliver a smoother look and feel. Whereas, jojoba oil provides moisture to the skin all day long and does not evaporate like water based moisturizers can.

Jump into fall with a customized facial catered to your skincare needs at CNY Healing Arts today!

–by Kelly Vasquez, Licensed Esthetician

195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205

Radiant, Glowing Skin with a Chemical Peel

Do you want bright, luminous, even-toned skin? Try a Chemical Peel! CNY Healing Arts Centers offers a variety of peels for your skin type to achieve the results you’re looking for.

Peels remove the dead, dull skin cells that are on the surface of our skin leaving behind a fresh, glowing texture. This turnover of skin cells will make your skin will appear firmer and more supple. It will also make your skin feel soft and smooth.

Sun damage can cause wrinkling of the skin or fine lines (especially around the eyes and the mouth), freckles, and age spots. Most often, the sun takes its toll on the forehead leaving behind blotchy, uneven skin tone. The peels remove the layer of darker skin that causes the hyperpigmentation or blotchy patches which will help create a more refined and even skin tone. Other factors that may cause darkness of the skin besides the sun are birth control pills and the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.

Acne or oily skin can also benefit from peels. Dirt, sebum, and debris that causes blackheads get broken down and dissolved during the procedure. It helps to decrease the appearance of enlarged pores and acne breakouts. It also exfoliates which can help with the scarring that sometimes occurs with acne-prone skin.

The estheticians will provide a peel based on the needs of your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive) and specific skin concerns (age spots, blotchiness, acne-prone, etc.). Then, the skin will be cleansed so that any excess oil is removed.  Next, the solution will be applied. While the solution is going to work you may experience a tingling or a warming sensation as the peel is creating this turnover of cells to create radiant skin.

Give the CNY Healing Arts Center nearest you a call or stop in today to find out more about the variety of resurfacing treatments and peels that we offer!

195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205

More Than Just a Facial: Client Review

Immediately upon entering CNY Healing Arts for a facial I am greeted with soothing music, a warm atmosphere and a smiling receptionist.  After checking in, the cheery young lady at the front desk escorts me to the waiting room.  As I sit on a comfortable couch (not a stiff chair like in most waiting rooms!), I notice that the lighting and colors of the room are warm and inviting, with original art on the walls, and the shelves lined with books about the power of positive thinking; again this is very unlike most waiting rooms I’ve ever been to.  The young lady also offers me a cup of tea or coffee while I wait.  As much as I enjoyed this beautiful, comfortable lounge, my wait was short and soon my esthetician showed me the way to our private treatment room, which also had warm colors and soothing music.

After changing into a robe, the treatment began.  The esthetician explained that there are many benefits to getting regular facials.  Regular facials not only cleanse and brighten your complexion, but they have anit-aging benefits, and can help with skin issues like acne.  She suggested that I receive a light chemical peel as well in addition to the regular facial.  The chemical peel would help restore a more youthful appearance to skin, reduce wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, sun-damage, and blotchy patches.  My work involves me being exposed to the elements (sun, wind, etc.) as well a lot of dirt that can really clog my pores so I seemed to be a good candidate for this procedure.  The chemical peel is just a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin (same idea as exfoliating!). Typically administered as a facial peel, a chemical peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin.  After explaining the benefits and the reasons why she thought the chemical would work well for me, the esthetician said that it might feel “tingly” on my skin.  I honestly didn’t even notice any tingling sensation.  While we waited for the peel to run it’s course, I was treated to a hand massage.  Facial, peel, and massage all in one! A girl could get used to this!

The relaxing treatment ended with the esthetician asking if I had any questions and with her going over a few after treatment skin care routines that I needed to keep in mind.  I felt relaxed, renewed, and that the esthetician really cared about my well being.  As you can imagine, before leaving for the day I made sure to schedule my next facial appointment!


CNY Healing Arts offers Skincare Services at our Syracuse Location Only.