Facial at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse NY

Facials at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, NY

Facials at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, NY

Our CNY Healing Art Centers in Upstate New York specialize in top of the line skincare! Facials are available at our CNY Healing Arts Syracuse, NY location. We have highly skilled skincare professionals who can bring life back to dull skin! CNY is continually striving to stay up to date with the latest in skincare.

“We believe that by providing our clients with the knowledge and tools to correct the situation, we can help each client reach their skincare goal.” – Kelly, CNY Esthetician

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

For everything, you need to know about facial services, read on!

What is a Facial?

A facial treatment is a great way to get your skin glowing! Facials help with acne, scars, wrinkles, fine lines, hydration & so much more! Facials bring life back into dull skin with exfoliation and cleansing combined with products and serums. The experience of a facial can be relaxing and rejuvenating. Our motto here at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse is: Relax, refresh, and rejuvenate! A facial treatment is right up there in popularity with a massage!

Steps of a Facial in Syracuse at CNY Healing Arts

A facial will begin with the client and esthetician discussing the client’s skin and determining which products are best suited to treat the goal of the appointment.

The steps of a facial are: cleanse, exfoliation, steam, extractions, mask, massage.


The cleansing process will start with your face being wrapped in a warm, moist towel to open up the pores and get rid of any makeup or dirt that may be on your face from the day. A gentle cleanser will typically be massaged into the skin to make sure the skin is properly cleansed. Clean skin is best for a facial so it can soak up serums, hydration, and reduce the risk of bacteria getting into the pores. The esthetician can then tell which mask will be best for your skin seeing it clear and clean.


During a signature facial, the exfoliation step is generally a scrub or gel massaged into the skin to help clear out pores before extractions. Exfoliation helps slough off dead skin cells leaving skin renewed, ready for fresh cell growth.


Steam will be used at various points during a facial treatment. It can be used during the exfoliation step to help open pores and also will be used while a mask is on the face. Both ensuring pores are open and the products can do their job!


Extractions are that feeling that hurts so bad but feels so good. Areas like your nose and around the mouth can be very sensitive and will probably make your eyes water when blackheads or whiteheads are being extracted. The estheticians use different tools to pierce and push impurities to the surface. The steps before extractions help prepare and soften the skin to make extractions less painful.


A mask is applied specifically catered to your skin type. Different masks can help with acne, hydration, oily or dry skin. A mask is typically applied to the skin for 5-10 minutes. The esthetician will watch your skin for redness or irritation before letting you relax with steam.


While the mask is on, your esthetician will give you a soothing hand, neck, and shoulder massage. Your face has just been cleansed and is ready to glow! So sit back, relax, and enjoy pure relaxation bliss!

Final Applications?

A facial treatment will end with serums, moisturizers, and of course the number one beauty product: SUNSCREEN!

How Long Does a Facial Take?

Facial lengths all depend on the treatment itself. Typically, a signature facial following the steps above takes about one hour. Shorter facials are sometimes available but generally don’t include all the steps listed above.

More advanced, medical-grade facials vary in length.

Cost of a Facial

Signature facial costs range from around $50-$120+ with the average being around $75

At CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, a signature facial is $90 and an express facial is $60.

Benefits of a Facial

Benefits of a facial include:

  • Deep cleansing of the skin
  • Help reduce acne
  • Bring hydration to the skin
  • Cain aide with oily or dry skin

*The signature facial can temporarily improve fine lines and wrinkles but for severe cases of skin texture, wrinkles, or acne, more medical-grade facials are better suited such as microdermabrasion, HydraFacial, chemical peels or laser treatments.

Risks of a Facial

  • Redness
  • Rash
  • Irritation
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increase in breakouts
  • Burn

* To avoid any risks or side effects, make sure to give a detailed health history to your esthetician before treatment*

Facials at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, NY

In Syracuse, we have 3 highly trained estheticians who love bringing their knowledge of skincare to educate clients on their skin! During every facial, they take their time to get to know each person’s skin type. Not only will they use the best products and techniques on your skin, but they will also educate you on your specific skin and recommend products to use to keep your results lasting.

Your skin is in good hands when you schedule a facial with us at CNY! Call us to make an appointment to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate! Leave our office with a whole new glow!

Body Waxing in Syracuse NY

Waxing at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, NY

Waxing at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, NY

Our CNY Healing Art Centers in Upstate New York specialize in top of the line skincare! Waxing services are available at our CNY Healing Arts Syracuse, NY location to get in those hard to reach areas and keep your skin baby soft! We are continually striving to stay up to date with the latest in skincare.

Our estheticians are highly skilled and know the tips and tricks to help make your waxing appointment as pain-free as possible!

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

For everything, you need to know about waxing- see below!

Fast Facts about Waxing

  • Waxing is an alternative to shaving
  • Waxing effects last longer (3-4 weeks) than shaving
  • Benefits of waxing include: soft skin, no cuts or bruises, slow hair re-growth, generally irritation-free
  • Side Effects may include: bleeding, bumps, redness, skin irritation
  • Pain minimizes the more often waxing is done
  • Hair generally grows back thinner

What is Waxing?

Waxing is the process of removing unwanted hair from parts of the body by applying heated wax and peeling it off, including the hairs.

What are the Difference Types of Waxes?

Generally speaking, there are two different types of waxes that are used at CNY Healing Arts in  Syracuse:

  • Strip wax: Srip wax uses a strip of “paper” to pull the wax off. The wax used with strips adheres not only to the top layer of hair but to the top layer of skin as well, which causes more irritation. Redness and swelling are sometimes side effects.
  • Hard wax: Hard wax is exactly that, hard, and does not need the paper to pull it off. It can be applied to the skin and pulled off directly. It adheres only to the hair and is thus more gentle on the skin.

Regardless of the type of wax, the wax is heated and then applied to the skin with a wooden applicator. The choice to use hard or strip wax is based on personal preference. The hard wax is typically more gentle on the skin, therefore more generally used in a Brazilian or Bikini wax but can also be used on areas such as the eyebrows, face, or underarm.

How long does a Wax Last?

It typically takes 3-4 weeks for the hair to start growing back. This also depends on the person and the type of hair they have. Getting regular waxes helps hair grow back on a schedule and usually thinner.

How to Prepare for a Wax?

It is best to perform a gentle exfoliate about 2-3 days before treatment. This allows all the dead skin to be sloughed away and minimize clogged pores. A light exfoliation or use of a washcloth will do the trick. Don’t excessively exfoliate as this will irritate the skin.

For mostly all body areas, hair should be grown out to about ¼ inch long (the length of a grain of rice) or about two weeks before getting your wax. This ensures the esthetician can grasp the hair with the wax to pull out. If the hair is too short, the follicle won’t come out, and you may be left with patches.

Avoid tanning or swimming about 24 hours before your appointment.

Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol on the day of your wax. These two things can cause pores to tighten, making the experience more painful.

You can take an over the counter pain reliever before treatment, such as Ibuprofen.

Make sure any area you are looking to get waxed is not exposed to the sun or sauna for three days before treatment.

Different Types of Waxing:

Face Wax: Lip, Eyebrow, Chin, Full Face

  • Every three weeks is typically a good schedule for waxing services on your face.
  • Hair needs to be long enough for the wax to grip.
  • Never get waxed on the day of a special event. The skin around where you are getting waxed will typically be red for a few hours after treatment.

      Underarm Wax

      Either the strip wax or the hard wax can be used on an underarm wax. The esthetician will start by cleansing your armpit, removing any build-up from the day. Try not to wear deoderant to your appointment. After the arm has been cleansed, the wax will be applied. If there are hairs left over, your esthetician may go in with tweezers after checking with you. This is a sensitive ara where pain might be higher.


      • Wear a top where your underarm can be easily accessible
      • Avoid tanning for a few days after your wax, as the skin will be more susceptible to sun damage.

      Arm Wax

      Arm waxing is great for people who need sleek looking arms such as models or swimmers. It leaves the arms without stuble from shaving. Some people who have a lot of arm hair notice a difference in the way their clothes fit/feel with less hair. Hairless arms are more convenient for moisturizing, exfoliating, and overall skincare.


      • The skin might be more irritated or susceptible to sun damage from having less hair.
      • The skin might be over-exfoliated
      • Stubble can be awkward during the growing out phase

      Full or Half Leg Wax

      Leg waxes are great for people who hate shaving every day. The longer growing period makes legs smooth and hair-free for weeks instead of only a few days. Whn you first start getting waxes, your legs will not be baby-smooth at first. The hair is conditioned to grow a certain way and time. Over time with continued leg waxing, the hair will adjust to waxing over shaving.


      • It will be more comfortable to wear baggy pants after your wax
      • Avoid exfoliating the legs for at least 3 days
      • Take a cold-warm shower, excessive heat is not good for freshly waxed legs
      • Avoid activities where you might excessively sweat

      Bikini, French Bikini & Brazilian Wax

      The Bikini/Brazilian wax removes hair from the pelvic region. Depending on which variation you choose determines how much hair will be removed.  With any variation, you can expect your whole lower half to be exposed. You will be in a private room with just your esthetician. They are used to this. Although it may feel uncomfortable at first, it just another service to them. This is their business, so don’t worry about exposing yourself so much! Some places offer disposable underwear, but for anything more than a bikini, you will need to be completely bottomless. Depending on the amount of hair being removed- be prepared to assist your waxer by moving into different positions or holding parts of your body.

      What is the difference between a Bikini, French Bikini & Brazilian Wax?

      • Bikini: The side of the bikini line gets waxed
      • French Bikini: The sides plus in a little bit leaving hair down the center of the front
      • Brazilian: All hair is removed from front to back and everywhere in between

      It typically takes 3-4 weeks for the hair to start growing back. This also depends on the person and the type of hair they have. The first time is always the worst pain wise as you don’t know what to expect. Once you get into a routine, the hairs will start to grow back in the same cycle and your body will get more used to it. Although it will never feel great, the pain should get easier with time. You can pop an ibuprofen before arrival to help minimize discomfort.


      • Exfoliate the skin every other day to ensure the dead skin does not get trapped inside the follicles; this is how ingrown hairs are created. Avoid activities where you will sweat, swim, or have sun exposure immediately after a wax. Give yourself a few hours.
      • Once all the main areas of hair are removed, your waxer may go back through with some little wax spots or a tweezer to get any leftover hairs.
      • It is best to have a wax done a few days before a big event. For example, if you are going to the beach, make sure to get the wax at least three days before. This allows your skin to heal before hitting it with sand. This also allows any redness, bumps, or irritation to go away.
      • Wearing loose clothing is always a good option as well as bringing a fresh pair of underwear- you will feel some mild soreness afterward.

      Waxing Risks & Side Effects 

      • Bleeding, bumps, irritation, rash
      • Waxing will typically bleed more if a woman is on her period
      • Women will typically experience more pain if they are pregnant
      • Talk to your doctor before getting a wax if you are using:
        • Antibiotics
        • Hormone Replacement
        • Birth Control
        • Acne Medication
        • Topical Retinoids
      • You will feel mild discomfort with all waxing. Some areas will be more tolerable than others. It also depends on each individuals pain tolerance

      Waxing Pricing at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse

      In Syracuse, we offer a range of waxing services to meet your every need! Our estheticians are highly skilled and have been practicing for 20+ years to perfect their craft. They make each session as painless as possible. You are in good hands when you have a waxing service with us!

      Services & Prices in Syracuse:

      • Eyebrow $15
      • Lip $14
      • Chin $14
      • Full Face (eyebrows, lip, chin, and jawline) $54
      • Underarms $30
      • Half Arm $30
      • Full Arm $50
      • Half Leg $40
      • Full Leg $70
      • Bikini $35
      • French Bikini $45

      Call 315-671-5755 to make your appointment today!

      Client getting a HydraFacial

      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.


      Dermaplaning treatment performed on woman's cheek

      Dermaplaning – 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 Dermaplaning to the greater Upstate New York community. Dermaplaning is the perfect treatment to get rid of unwanted peach fuzz on the face, chin, and neck.

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

      Prices: $130/treatment, $60/add on

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

      If you want your face products and makeup to on on smoother and look better than ever, learn more about Dermaplaning below!

      Fast Facts About Dermaplaning

      • The basic concept of Dermaplaning is similar to shaving.
      • The sterile blade is dragged slowly across your skin, removing dead skin cells, scar tissue, peach fuzz hairs, and other debris that lays on the surface of your skin.
      • It is not a painful treatment if done correctly.
      • Benefits include softer, smoother skin, reduction of scar appearance, removal of peach fuzz hair, deep exfoliation.
      • Slight redness may appear after a treatment but will subside within a few hours.
      • Breakouts may occur.

      What is Dermaplaning

      Dermaplaning is a safe and effective cosmetic exfoliation procedure done most often in a spa.  During a Dermaplaning treatment, a surgical scalpel is used to shave the surface of the skin in order to remove dead skin and peach fuzz.

      What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning

      Dermaplaning has many benefits.


      • Helps provide deeper product penetration for improved skincare texture
      • Removes peach fuzz that traps dirt and oils
      • Promotes smoother skin
      • Can help with cystic acne
      • removes dead skin cells
      • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
      • Diminishes the look of fine lines
      • Works on all skin types
      • Has instant results and no downtime

      Who Can Benefit from Dermaplaning?

      Dermaplaning can be used for all skin type and for those with:

      Who Should Avoid Dermaplaning?

      Those with acne should avoid Dermaplaning as it can cause excessive irritation. It should also be avoided for those with hirsutism.

      How Dermaplaning Works

      The sterile scalpel is held at 45-degree angle and run along the skin of the face to remove any hair and dead skin cells. The procedure is not used for shaping the eyebrows, as eyebrow hair is much thicker.

      It is a stand-alone procedure or can be combined with a facial or chemical peel.  It creates deeper product penetration boosting the effects of the product.  Dermaplaning makes skin look and feel smoother and will reduce the appearance of acne scars.

      What to expect for Dermaplaning treatments?

      Preparing for an appointment

      A consultation is always recommended before any type of medical grade facial treatment.

      An acne flare up or any open wounds could restrict you from an appointment to avoid further irritation to the skin.

      Be sure to discontinue use of any retinol, exfoliating serums, enzymes or facial scrubs 3-5 days prior to treatment to obtain maximum results.

      Before any facial, staying out of the sun 5-7 days prior is best. If you skin is at all sunburnt, Dermaplaning will irritate the skin like shaving over a sunburn.

      If you are using Botox or fillers to enhance your skin, do not schedule Dermaplaning within the same week. Due to the downtime from Botox and fillers, it tis best to leave 3-4 days in between separate services.

      If you usually wax your face, schedule your wax appointment 1-2 weeks prior to your Dermaplaning treatment or 14 days afterwards.

      If you use Accutane, it is advised to wait 6-12 months after completing it to receive any type of epidermal treatment.

      During The treatment

      Once your aesthetic professional has cleansed your skin, they will gently run the sterile blade over the face at a 45-degree angle removing the top layer of dead skin. Dermaplaning can be applied to the whole face, but is not used for shaping the eyebrows. The esthetician will continue going over your skin as long as needed to remove debris.

      What to Expect after the procedure – recovery

      No downtime is needed after Dermaplaning treatment. There is a chance for redness or your skin to feel like it has been scraped but nothing that would restrict you from going on with your day to day activities. It may take a few days to notice results, but ultimately you will see a new brightness and ease in putting on makeup or lotion.

      Treatment generally lasts about three weeks. One treatment can clear up three weeks’ worth of debris. Continuous Dermaplaning treatments are recommended for optimal results.

      Sometimes after treatment, the skin will end up peeling slightly.  This typically only happens when there is not enough time in between treatments to let the hair’s growth cycle be completed.  This is why it is important to leave enough time between visits to get the best results.

      There is no need to worry about the hair on your face getting any darker.  Since Dermaplaning only targets the vellus hair (peach fuzz), the hair will grow back the same size and color.  It is physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker and dark, so no need to panic and worry.

      Risks and Side Effects

      Some potential risks or side effects of Dermaplaning include:

      • Slight redness may occur for a few hours preceding treatment
      • Whiteheads may appear a day or two following
      • Infections and scars are possible but rare.
      • If done by a trained professional, you should not experience any cuts from the razor.
      • Possibility of patchy skin pigment

      How often is Dermaplaning performed

      Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks.  It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment done again.  The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.


      The cost of Dermaplaning varies from an add on service around $50 up to $300+ if you esthetician suggests adding a second treatment such as a chemical peel for ultimate results. Treatment is not covered by insurance and is charged per session.

      Dermaplaning at Home – is it safe?

      Although the Dermaplaning tool may be purchased at some locations, it is not recommended to do at home. The treatment should be administered by trained professionals to ensure it is performed correctly. The at-home results will generally not be the same as those done at a spa.

      The risk of infection and complications is more significant when done at home as well as experiencing cuts and pain.

      Dermaplaning in Syracuse, NY at CNY Healing Arts

      Dermaplaning at CNY Healing Arts is done by one of our three trained estheticians. They believe educating our CNY clients on their skin is one of the most important aspects of a facial treatment. They will cater your Dermaplaning session specific to your skincare goals and needs. Feel confident in your skin and your decision to use CNY to reach your skincare goals!

      Dermaplaning can be added onto a facial treatment for $60 or as a stand-alone treatment for $130

      At CNY, we offer free consultations to all clients! Call us to schedule yours and start the process of glowing skin!

      Book now by calling us at 315-671-5755!

      Chemical peel applied with brush to woman's forehead

      Chemical Peels: 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 Chemical Peels to the greater Upstate New York community. Chemical Peels are the ultimate way to get baby soft skin!

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

      Prices: $140 for our light peel, $175 for medium + deep peels

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

      Do you want baby soft skin? Do you have dark spots or dull skin that just won’t budge? Chemical peels are the treatment for you! Read below for all the facts!

      Fast Facts About Chemical Peels


      • A Chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin by removing old, dead skin cells and producing new; like that of a baby’s skin.
      • Chemical Peels are used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, blackheads, freckles and dark marks.


      • Chemical peels must only be administered by professional aesthetic professionals.
      • It is important to follow all pre and post care to ensure optimal results.
      • Sun Screen is a must following a peel and for the whole recovery period.


      • Light peels penetrate the outer layer of skin with little to no downtime.
      • Medium peels penetrate the outer plus middle layers of skin cells with some flakiness and a 5-14 day recovery period.
      • Deep peels penetrate the deepest level of the middle layer of skin cells. In this peel you will experience swelling, a burning sensation, flakiness and about a 2-5 week recovery period.


      A chemical peel will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. It will help increase collagen and produce new skin cells, getting rid of the dry, flaky old surface level cells.


      The cost of chemical peels typically range from $130+ depending on the peel.

      What is a chemical peel?

      A Chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. A peel exfoliates and eventually peels off leaving the skin underneath smoother, less wrinkled and less damaged. Chemical peels are an accelerated skincare treatment that turns over skin cells and clears out pores.

      What does a chemical peel do?

      A chemical peel is a skin treatment which is used to improve and smooth out the surface of the facial skin. A chemical solution is used to remove top layers of skin which allows the dead surface skin to peel off. The peeling process leads to new skin growth which is usually smoother, healthier and less wrinkled compared to the old skin. Chemical peels should be performed by aesthetic professionals only. Depending on individual skin type, your esthetician will determine whether you should get a light, medium or deep peel.

      What does a chemical peel treat?

      Chemical peels, in general, treat a variety of things including:

      • Wrinkles and fine lines
      • sun damage
      • acne scars,
      • hyperpigmentation,
      • scars,
      • melasma and uneven skin tones or redness.
      • Specifically targeted chemical peels can help aide in blackhead removal, freckles, acne, or dark marks.


      Benefits of a Chemical Peel

      A chemical peel will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. It will help increase collagen and produce new skin cells, getting rid of the dry, flaky old surface level cells.

      Types of Chemical Peels

      The three types of chemical peels are light, medium and deep.

      Light/Superficial Peels:

      This peel penetrates the outer layer of the skin to gently exfoliate it. A light/superficial peel improves the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as refreshing the face, neck or hands. The light peel requires 4-7 days to heal. Skin may be pink to red in color and may or may not flake. Gentle cleansers and moisturizers should be applied until skin heals along with daily use of sunscreen.

      Medium Peel:

      Requires 5-14 days to heal. Skin may become pink to red with the possibility of swelling. Before revealing fresh skin, you will form crusts and blotches that will eventually go away. The medium peel penetrates the outer plus middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells.

      Deep Peel:

      This peel fully penetrates the middle layer of the skin to removed cells. In a deep peel, you will see the most flakiness and peeing of the skin during the 7-14 day recovery period. After this peel, your skin will swell and be red with throbbing or burning sensations. It is common for redness to last longer than the 2 week recovery period. Your esthetician will give you specific instructions on how to ease the discomfort with the deep chemical peel.

      After all peels, gentle cleansers and moisturizers should be applied until skin heals along with daily use of sunscreen. It is best to stay completely out of the sun unti your skin heals.

      How to prepare for a chemical peel

      Before your treatment, a consultation is recommended with a skin care specialist. During this visit, your specialist will help you determine what the best treatment option is for your skincare needs. They’ll ask questions about your skin, analyze to see which peel will suite your skin accordingly, give you details about the peel that is best for your skin and ask about anything that could interfere with the peel, such as medications or allergies.

      If you are on any prescription retinols or topicals, you will need to stop using them 5-10 days prior to your chemical peel.

      To not cause a reaction, your skin must not be exposed to sun a few weeks prior to your treatment.

      If you have Melasma, a pre-treatment is recommended for optimal results.

      What to expect during a chemical peel?

      During your chemical peel, you will feel a slight burning sensation depending on the depth of the peel. Your esthetician may put on a few layers after seeing how your skin reacts. The deeper the peel, the more you will feel. The burning sensation will subside shortly after it is neutralized. The peel will only stay on the skin for a few minutes. Your skin may feel tight while the peel is on. Your skin may become pink to red pending the depth of the peel. The feeling will be that of a sun or wind burn.

      Chemical Peel After Care & Recovery Time?

      After your peel, your skin may experience some flakiness within the next few days after. Try to avoid putting anything on the skin including makeup, cleanser and moisturizer the day of the chemical peel. You can apply makeup the next day but once your skin starts shedding, avoid makeup. The shedding will last anywhere from 2 to 14 days depending on the peel.

      After your chemical peel, avoid all exfoliation. Treat your skin with gentle cleansers and gentle moisturizers. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and most importantly- use sunscreen daily! Your skin will be fresh and new like that if a baby.

      Chemical Peel Risks/Safety

      Possible side effects of a chemical peel include:

      • Lightening or darkening of the skin color
        • This is more common in people with darker skin tones.
      • Scarring
        • With the possibility of permanent scars
      • Infections
        • If you are someone with the herpes simplex, you make experience flare ups after a chemical peel. Fungal and bacterial infections are possible but rare.
      • Heart, liver or kidney damage.
        • Due to the phenol used. Check with your doctor prior to treatment if you think this could affect you.

      Sun Burn or Sun poisoning can occur if you do not apply sunscreen following a peel.

      Chemical Peel Cost

      Chemical peels range in price since they are considered a cosmetic procedure. Costs can range from $150-$3,000 depending on where you are getting it done as well as depth.

      Chemical Peel in Syracuse, NY – CNY Healing Arts Chemical Peel Services

      At CNY, we offer 4 different peels. Prior to your peel, we require a complimentary consultation. During this consult, your esthetician will provide you with all the details on our peels. A patch test is also optional to see how your skin will react to the peel chosen. Some of our peels include procedures such as dreamlining to ensure optimal results at no additional cost.

      Micro Peels

      MicroPeel for Sensitive Skin – Light Peel ($140) – The SkinCeuticals Micropeel for Sensitive Skin is a light peel formulated with niacin, lactic acid and usnic acid to gently exfoliate and decongest even the most sensitive skin while balancing moisture levels. This clinical procedure combines dermaplaning (physical exfoliation) and chemical exfoliation to reduce signs of aging. The Micropeel improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and visible skin imperfections in a series of 4-6 consecutive procedures. Micropeel for Sensitive Skin is typically the optimal starter peel and is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive.Micro Peel Plus

      MicroPeel Plus – Medium Peel ($175) – A chemical exfoliation treatment which reduces acne and enhances skin tone and texture. The MicroPeel Plus procedure is a unique one-step treatment of chemical exfoliation designed to reduce acne and help correct environmental skin damage. Solutions are formulated with a combination of salicylic acid to refine pores and help reduce the appearance of acne, and glycolic acid to aid in the improvement of rough texture, blotchiness and uneven skin tone. One week following a MicroPeel Plus procedure, skin will undergo its renewal process and light to moderate peeling may occur. For optimal results, two series of 4-6 procedures per year are recommended.


      • Pore refining
      • Reduces acne blemishes
      • Helps prevent future breakouts
      • Reduces sebum production and cellular debris
      • Encourages cell renewal Improves the appearance of skin discolorations
      • Improves collagen synthesis

      The Pigment Balancing Peel

      The Pigment Balancing Peel – Medium Peel ($175) – is a customizable medical-only treatment targeting hyperpigmentation to dramatically improve the uneven appearance of photodamage, mottled skin after a series of 4-6 treatments. The masque combines high-performance brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with a peeling acid solution to accelerate cell renewal and diminish uneven skin tone and localized hyperpigmentation.

      Advanced Corrective Peel

      Advanced Corrective Peel – Deep Peel ($175)  Formulated with an exclusive blend of clinical-grade acids and a maximized peel concentration of phenylethyl resorcinol, Advanced Corrective Peel dramatically diminishes the appearance of discoloration, while smoothing texture and refining the appearance of pores, to restore a brighter, more clarified skin tone. For optimal results, a series of 4 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended.

      • Improves the appearance of stubborn discoloration
      • Evens skin tone and texture
      • Helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores
      • Ideal for all skin types and Fitzpatrick I-V


      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.


      Sun Damage to Your Skin IS Reversible!

      sun damage to skin is reversible - CNY Healing Arts AlbanyNo matter how hard you try to protect your skin with SPF, UV rays still manage to make their mark during the summer months. The sun strips away moisture and increases pigment-making cells, leaving the skin dull, dehydrated, and uneven, and when the skin is dry, fine lines are more noticeable. It can also cause irritation, acne, seborrhea and the like.

      What’s the good news? Sun damage can be reversed and remedied through utilizing cutting edge treatments that can be targeted to specific post-sun exposure damage. These treatments will put you on a path toward healthier and better looking skin.

      The start of a new season is a perfect time to begin the process of rejuvenation and regeneration for your skin with one of our skin care specialists at CNY Healing Arts.

      We invite you to call this week and schedule an appointment with your skin care professional. It’s a great time to begin your journey to younger, healthier and more beautiful looking skin.

      Warm regards,

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      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