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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!

Syracuse:
195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205
315.671.5755

Positive Energy: The Secret to Healing at CNY Healing Arts Centers

Below is an article written by Jessie Briel, One of our past Manager’s at our CNY Healing Arts Center in Rochester, NY that was published in Messenger Posts Health Section.

Picture this: You finally find the time to use the CNY Healing Arts Wellness Center & Spa gift card that you received as a birthday present. As the end of your work day approaches, your mind becomes more aware of your body. The tension in your neck and shoulders from craning over your keyboard all day becomes more apparent as the clock ticks toward closing time. Before long, you are scooting out to your car, crawling through the rush hour traffic, and arrive at CNY Healing Arts. Your nose wrinkles as you half-jog to the entrance through the chilly winter air. As you push through the thick mahogany door, your body is enveloped in warmth. A welcoming, friendly face greets you with a smile and kindly asks to hang your coat for you.

As the receptionist leads you to the lobby, you pass through the Fertile Grounds Café, where CNY’s very own barista offers to take your drink order. You choose a Café Latte made with Gimme! Coffee Espresso, Ithaca’s finest, repeatedly voted top espresso bar by the New York Times. You enter the spa lobby and sink into the plush leather couch, letting every muscle in your body fully release for the first time in what seems like an eternity. You slowly sip your drink, allowing it warm you from the inside out. The glow from the fireside dances across your cheeks, and you begin to remember what it truly means to feel at home.

Dr. Robert Kiltz, Owner and Founder of CNY Healing Arts and CNY Fertility Center, believes that first impressions are lasting impressions. From the wellness center’s enticing aesthetic atmosphere to the 5-star customer care that our staff strives to provide our clients with each and every day, just sitting in the lobby is a treatment within itself. What’s our secret? Positive energy.

Positive energy is the foundation of all 3 of Dr. Kiltz’s centers, housed in Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. He empowers his staff and clients to think and speak with positive words and to always envision success in any area of life. This energy is contagious and flows throughout the center freely, rejuvenating the spirits of its guests.  This feeling goes far beyond the lobby:  it embodies every practitioner, every treatment and every service that CNY Healing Arts provides. When you finally find some much-deserved time to pamper yourself, CNY Healing Arts offers a plethora of services to help you reach your goals.

Massage

Let’s start with massage therapy. We know that our clients have a wide range of needs that cannot be confined to one type of massage. So, we chose to name our service “Custom Massage”, so that we could give our clients carte blanche to tailor their treatment to their needs and to allow our therapists to create this perfect fit with no restrictions. We also provide Maya Abdominal Massage, which is a specialized type of therapy that aids in relieving symptoms related to digestive issues such, uterine alignment, irregular menstruation, fertility issues, breeched positioning of baby during pregnancy, frequent urination, migraines and much more.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that serves to balance the energy and blood flow in your body. Tiny, hair-thin needles are used on specific points on your body, depending on the symptoms you choose to treat. The most common misconception is that this treatment inflicts pain! Our Licensed acupuncturists are very gentle and experienced. Our treatments are performed with precision and grace, ensuring that you are as comfortable as humanly possible while receiving your acupuncture treatment, allowing us to maximize the benefits that you receive from your treatment. Acupuncture treats countless symptoms, a few being pain relief, fertility issues, facial rejuvenation, nausea associated with pregnancy, addiction (including smoking cessation), and more!

Esthetics

CNY Healing Arts in Rochester partnered with Aveda to provide natural, environmentally-friendly skincare treatments for our clients. Whether you’re looking to perfect your skin with a facial or get your makeup done for an event or wedding, we have anything and everything you need at your disposal! CNY Estheticians perform Aveda facials, skin resurfacing treatments such as plant peels or gomage treatments, body wraps & scrubs, Aveda makeup applications and even makeup lessons! In addition, CNY offers waxing & nail services. We recently added Harmony Gelish® gel manicures and pedicures to our list of specialties!

Yoga

Balance and stress reduction are two huge benefits of practicing yoga at CNY Healing Arts. Aside from the far-reaching physical benefits of yoga, it also calms & soothes your mind and soul. CNY’s intimate studio houses classes of less than 20 students, promoting more one-on-one time with the instructors and allowing students to tailor the class to their needs for each class. Each CNY instructor is dedicated to improving the practice of their students, guiding them step by step. We have many classes for beginners at CNY, and your first class here is free! Consider this a personal invitation to stop by, take a breath, de-stress and leave class feeling nothing short of carefree.

Dr. Kiltz created CNY Healing Arts Wellness Center & Spa with a purpose: stress reduction for his clients. Every day, we exercise positive energy and healing modalities to leave our clients feeling renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated.

 

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!

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

Sunscreen vs Sunblock

Sunscreen vs Sunblock, CNY Healing Arts skin careBy Lauren Krug, NYS Licensed Esthetician and Nail Specialty

Spring is finally upon us and summer will be just around the corner, at CNY Healing Arts in Latham NY, we want your skin to be prepared! The sun’s rays are more powerful then ever and its time to start protecting your skin from damage that can be caused by over exposure to the sun. As you are preparing for outside get togethers, walks in the park and days by the lake, attention must be paid to you and your family’s skin health. Now the big question: Sunscreen VS Sunblock? Is there a difference? Does it really matter? Truth be told, it does matter depending on what you’re looking for. Let’s break it down.

Sunscreen is the more commonly used of the two sun protection lotions. An easy way to remember what sunscreen does is to use the word “screen” from it. Sunscreen, just like a screen on a window or door, filters; letting some things in but keeping most things out. Therefore sunscreen allows some UV rays to reach your skin but deflects most. The SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, determines the amount of UV rays that reach your skin. The higher the SPF rating, the less UV rays reach your skin while the lower the SPF the more UV rays will reach your skin. Since sunscreen acts as a screen letting only some UV to reach the skin, a sunscreen lotion will allow some tanning of the skin while helping to prevent the skin from sunburn. Sunscreen lotions are less visible on the skin then sunblocks and most will protect against UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate our skin more deeply than UVB rays and have been known to contribute to skin aging, wrinkles and skin cancer. UVB rays affect our outer most layers of skin, causing reddening and sunburn we have after too many hours in the sun. Sunscreen must be applied every few hours because the ingredients in the lotion break down after extended exposure to sunlight. Please remember also to reapply sunscreen after going in the water or after excessive perspiration!

Sunblock is not as widely used as sunscreen mostly because of its thick opaque white consistency. Sunblock literally acts as a “block” for the sun’s UV rays, composed mostly of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Because of the thick texture of sunblock, most people do not use it all over their body. Infants and young children should always have this sun protection lotion applied to them since their skin is more sensitive than adults and will burn easier. People with more sensitive skin who tend to burn or freckle very easily should also use sunblock rather than sunscreen.

There is no clear winner over the battle between Sunscreen vs Sunblock. If you desire sun protection but would like to get tan during those nice summer days, sunscreen is your best bet. For those with children and sensitive skin, go with a sunblock for total protection from the sun’s harmful rays. With either one you choose, just be sure the bottle says “broad spectrum”, “multi spectrum” or “UVA and UVB protection”. Also the SPF rating should be 15 or above. This way you are getting the most out of your sun lotions, while protecting you and your family from all the damaging rays of the sun. Sunscreen and sunblock should be used on a daily basis regardless of the weather to help protect your skin from UV damage. After shopping for the proper sun protection, take a trip to CNY Healing Arts in Latham NY for more skin care advice and a personalized tour of our amazing spa!

By Lauren Krug
Licensed Esthetician