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.



Microdermabrasion – Everything You Need to Know

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specialize in top of the line skincare! CNY is proud to bring Microdermabrasion to the greater Upstate New York community. Microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment to give your skin a quick glow up! It peels off the first few layers of skin, leaving your skin fresh and new!

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

Prices: $100/treatment, $50/add on

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

To learn more about this skin-rejuvenating treatment, read below!

Fast Facts

  • Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment that helps thicken collagen resulting in a younger and brighter complexion.
  • Microderm can reduce enlarged pores, treat acne scars, reduce stretch marks and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • This treatment uses a special tool to sand away the top layer of skin removing dead skin cells and built up debris.
  • This is a lunchtime treatment with no down time.
  • Prices range from $50+ depending on how many treatments are needed.
  • Side effects can be redness, swelling and dry/flaky skin.

What is a Microdermabrasion facial?

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment with no down time used to refresh the skin by removing the top layer of debris on the skin. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of the skin such as acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and the over all texture and brightness of the skin.

What do Microdermabrasions help with?

Microdermabrasion can help with:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shrinking pores and blackheads
  • Hyperpigmentation and discoloration spots
  • Acne
  • Brightening the skin and getting rid of a dull complexion
  • Uneven skin tone

How does it work?

To start your treatment, your aesthetic professional will cleanse your skin to prepare it for exfoliation. This is a non-invasive treatment with no pain associated, therefore a numbing agent is not necessary. They will then take as many passes over your skin as needed to refresh your skin.

Microdermabrasion tool

The tool uses suction technology to sand off debris and then suction it up and away. The feeling is like a very dull sandpaper but with suction technology. The esthetician always tests the suction of the tool before applying to your face.

Dimond-tip handpiece

The diamond tip uses crushed diamonds to softly exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells and suctioning them off your skin simultaneously. The diamond tip can be a dry treatment or a wet treatment. The pressure of the diamond tip also helps boost blood circulation to stimulate new, fresh cell growth.


The ever-growing popular HydraFacial machine also allows for a duo Hydra and Microdermabrasion facial treatment. This treatment exfoliates and hydrates the skin for healthy, and younger-looking skin.

What to expect for a Microdermabrasion Treatment?

A consultation is always recommended before a new skincare treatment. In a consultation, you will discuss your skincare goals, allergies, and your aesthetician will examine your skin to see how many passes you’ll need by the microdermabrasion tool to the best results as well as if multiple treatments will be necessary.

A microdermabrasion treatment is a non-invasive, lunchtime treatment. You will be able to resume normal activities following your treatment. It is important to stay hydrated and use gentle cleansers flowing your treatment. Avoid using topical acne medications at least one day after.

Sunscreen is always a must following any skincare treatment.

You will notice immediate results with a brighter appearance following your treatment. Depending on the severity of your skin conditions, multiple treatments might be needed to reach the results you are looking for.

What to expect during

During your Microderm treatment, you will not feel any pain. The feeling associated with microderm has been described as how it feels when a “cat licks your face”. It is gentle but with the light effect of sanding away the dead skin cells.

This treatment can be added on to a facial or can be a stand-alone treatment.

Does it hurt

There is no pain with Microderm so long as it is done by a trained professional.

How often

Based on your skin goals, your esthetician will determine how many treatments will give your skin the best results. If you are looking for a brighter complexion, you will see results after one treatment. If you have severe acne or acne scars, multiple treatments spread over a few weeks time span will give you the best results.

Potential Side Effects

Side Effects may include:

  • Mild tenderness
  • Minimal swelling
  • Redness
  • Minor bruising due to the suction process

These symptoms subside after a few hours.

Using a gentle moisturizer will minimize dry or flakey skin as a result of this treatment


Medical insurance does not typically cover the costs of microdermabrasion as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Depending on which tip and type of microderm you are having done will determine the price. Microderm plus hydra will typically be more expensive than a stand-alone microderm treatment. Prices range from $50 for an add on treatment to $100+ for stand-alone treatments, the average cost being around $130.

Prices range depending on geographic location and provider.

Microdermabrasion in Syracuse, NY at CNY Healing Arts & Wellness Center

CNY Healing Arts offers Microdermabrasion as dry, wet, hydra and diamond tip facial treatments. It can be added onto a signature facial or hydra facial for more advanced results.

Microdermabrasion is safe to use on most parts of the body to help improve skin health, tone and texture. This treatment includes gentle cleansing, crystal-free resurfacing, removal of impurities from the skin and a soothing moisturizer to hydrate the skin.

Wet or dry, Microdermabrasion can help reduce the effects of sun-damaged, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scarring. It can unclog pores and improve oily skin conditions. It is great for the rejuvenation of skin health.

For best results, Microdermabrasion treatments can be purchased as a package based on the recommendation of the esthetician. We offer free consultations for all facial treatments where our estheticians can look at your skin, discuss your skin health and goals and determine a treatment plan to give you glowing skin.

Add on treatment $50

Stand-alone treatment $100