3D eyebrow microblading in SYracuse

Eyebrow Microblading in Syracuse, NY- Everything You Need to Know!

3D Eyebrow Microblading at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, NY

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specializes in top of the line skincare! We are constantly striving to stay up to date with the latest in skincare and offer Eyebrow Microblading in Syracuse with our eyebrow queen Alicia Casey!

Alicia, a perfectionist at heart, is here to bring your look to the next level! If you have no eyebrows, missing hairs, or just want to amp up your look, Eyebrow Microblading is for you!

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 to schedule your ($25) consultation today! (Consultation $25 is applied towards your service!)

To learn more on 3D Eyebrow Microblading, read on!

Fast Facts:

  • Eyebrow Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo technique
  • Individual hair-think strokes are cut into the eyebrows by a tool with tiny needles
  • A numbing cream is applied prior to starting, pain is minimal
  • Prices range from $400-$2,000+
  • Alicia Casey is a PHIBROW certified eyebrow Microblading artist in Syracuse at CNY Healing Arts and Wellness Center

What is Eyebrow Microblading?

Eyebrow Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique using embroidery-style individual strokes to mimic the look of real hair. Microblading can enhance and perfect your brows with natural, realistic results. It uses a combination of 12-15 small needles to deposit pigment into the skin. The needles reach into the superficial layer of the skin which causes it to only be semi-permanent.

Microblading is often referred to as “feather touch” or “micro-stroking”. The procedure is done by a trained esthetician. It is performed by drawing individual hair-like looking strokes onto the eye brow with a special tool. The idea of hundreds of individual strokes is that it creates a texture to look like real eyebrow hair.  3D Eyebrow Microblading can be used on any brow line whether they are missing hair all together, are light or dark in color or just want some help filling in space. Your brow stylist will measure and customize brows to perfectly fit your face, skin tone and hair color.

Eyebrow Microblading vs. Eyebrow Tattooing vs. Eyebrow Feathering

Microblading and eyebrow tattooing differ by the tools they use. The Microblading tools allows the esthetician to do more hair-like thin lines that are not as deeply ingrained in the skin as a tattoo gun. Because the esthetician has so much control, these lines look more precise and similar to hair. The dye used in microblading is less concentrated than a tattooed eyebrow. The less concentration is what makes the treatment only semi-permanent since the body ends up metabolizing the dye eventually.

Micro feathering differs from these two treatments because it essentially just fills in the existing eye brow as opposed to creating most of the eye brow shape. Micro feathering uses the existing eyebrow hairs as a base and applies pigment around and in between. Like Microblading, an incision is made into the skin. The idea of  Micro feathered brows is for a natural, fluffy-looking brow. You must have existing hair on your brows in order for this treatment unlike Microblading where you don’t need any natural hair at all. Microblading can create an entire eyebrow for you.

How Often Should I have this Treatment Done?

Results last typically from 12-18 months depending on your skin type. Oily skin will have a shorter result time. There are various points in the process that are recommend for touch ups. These vary by location. In Syracuse, a 4-6 week touch up is included in the initial price. After that, CNY Healing Arts recommends a touch up for 6 months, 1 year and 2 years where it is a full price again after 2 years.

What to Expect During Treatment

A consultation is typically required or sometimes mandatory before having this treatment done. The tools used should always be a one-time usage and disposed of after each client. As with any facial treatment, do your research on the business and esthetician to ensure they are licensed and certified to perform this treatment.

The initial treatment will usually last anywhere from 1.5-2 hours. After a consultation, the appointment will start with the esthetician perfectly measuring out and drawing on  the eyebrows as an outline for the shape they will create. The client will be able to see what they will look like and approve of the shape prior to beginning the official treatment. A numbing cream will be applied prior to treatment, Once the cream has kicked in, the treatment will begin.

Although eyebrow Microblading isn’t necessarily a painful treatment, you may feel mild discomfort depending on your pain tolerance. The feeling has been compared to that of eye eyebrow treading. The more skilled the brow artist, the less pain their will be as they are a master of their work!

Microblading What to Expect After + Aftercare

Taking care of Microbladed eyebrows is similar to how you would take care of a new tattoo. The eyebrows will look significantly darker and the skin surrounding them will appear red immediately following the procedure. It is important to keep the area dry (from any liquid, even sweat) for about 2 hours. After the 2 hours, you will run a cotton swab that has been sterilized over the area. This gets rid of any dye residue that may be on the face.

The skin will not be fully healed until about (7-14 days depending on your skin type)

  • Your skin will be sensitive afterwards
  • You must avoid touching, picking at and getting the area wet for up to 10 days after your appointment (yes this means even in the shower!)
  • No makeup for at least a week
    • This is because the tool cuts into the skin and over the course of a week, the pigment is still settling
  • Avoid hotness such as a sauna or an activity that causes excessive sweating until your follow-up appointment
  • Apply the healing cream given to you by your provider as directed
  • Follow any specific instructions given for aftercare
  • Your eye brows will scab over- that is normal! Do not pick at them!


Depending on where you have this service done, a follow up appointment or two are usually include or recommended at a reduced price. It is recommended to get a touch up about once a year. This usually will include maintenance and adding lines to the outline of the brows.

Since you just got the PERFECT brows, taking care of them and your skin is important to keep good results. Sunscreen can be applied in order to keep them from fading.

Side Effects of Eyebrow Microblading

  • Infection, irritation or an allergic reaction are all possible side effects
    • Make your esthetician aware of any skin conditions, medication or health concerns that could cause a complication
  • Some pain and discomfort is normal during treatment as it is a needle scraping into your skin
    • If you experience severe pain, puffiness or any form of discharge or continued redness, this could be a sign of infection
    • Women may feel a heightened sense of pain if the treatment is done while they are on their period
  • If you think you have an infection, call your doctor immediately as the brows are close to the bloodstream that reach your eyes and brain
  • People who should avoid Microblading:
    • Pregnant women
    • People prone to keloids
    • People who have had an organ transplant
    • Anyone with a compromised liver or viral condition

Eyebrows must not be in a regeneration process, meaning it must not be damaged with skin irritations such as eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acne pimples or any damage in the eyebrow area


Depending on the location, esthetician and what is included, price typically ranges from $400-$2,000+

3D Eyebrow Microblading at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse

Microblading at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse is performed by our licensed esthetician, Alicia Casey. Alicia is a NYS and PA licensed esthetician specializing in medical esthetics, laser procedures, and eyebrow design. She has had an extensive background in the beauty/skincare industry, and salon management for over 10 years. Alicia worked for the beauty lines Clinique, Yves Saint Laurent and MAC perfecting her craft for makeup artistry and design. She very quickly realized her passion for skin and desired more education. She studied and graduated from the New York School of Esthetics in Tarrytown, NY in 2007. Living in New York City for 15 years, Alicia has worked for some of the top plastic surgeons and dermatologists in New York. Her medical knowledge and extensive fluence of skin science and product knowledge sets her apart from receiving the average spa treatment. She goes above and beyond when it comes to practicing safe procedures and informing and educating her clients on their skin and how to properly care fore and maintain their results. A big believer in continued education, Alicia regularly attends training’s and seminars for the most up to date techniques and advancements in skincare. Becoming a prestigious certified PHIBROW artist for Microblading blended both of her talents of medical skincare and aesthetic artistry together. Her extreme attention to detail and perfectionist mentality means she makes it her absolute priority that her clients have the best experience and results. Her goal is to work with you to get your desired result and make you feel and look your absolute best!

Prices in Syracuse:

  • Consultation – $25 (fee applied towards brow treatment, if treatment is not booked then refund or credit towards other spa services may be used)
  • Full brows -$495 (includes a 4-6 week touch up required to finish the process)
  • Touch up within 6 months- $150
  • Touch up within 1 year – $250
  • Touch up within 2 years- $350
  • Full price after 2 years

* prices subject to change if correction work is needed on brows NOT performed by Alicia, will be determined at consultation

Call (315) 671-5755 to schedule your consultation now!

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Eyebrow Microblading Before & After by Alicia Casey At CNY Healing Arts Syracuse

warm bamboo massage

Warm Bamboo Massage in Syracuse, NY

Warm Bamboo Massage at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, NY

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specializes in Warm Bamboo Massage. Our massage therapist Kristin Biondi was trained by the founder of Bamboo Fusion Massage in 2016. Kristin has years of experience as an LMT and caters each massage to her individual client.

Price of a Warm Bamboo Massage in Syracuse, NY

Syracuse: $150/90 minute

Schedule a Bamboo Massage at our Syracuse CNY Healing Arts

To schedule, call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755!

If your still not convinced the ultimate relaxation plus deep tissue work of a Warm Bamboo Massage is for you, read on to learn the benefits!

Fast Facts

  • Warm Bamboo Massage uses warmed bamboo sticks of different lengths and diameters to massage
  • The sticks act as an extension of the massage therapists hands
  • This is a warm treatment
  • A treatment is typically an hour to an hour and a half long
  • Great for deep tissue work

What is a Warm Bamboo Massage?

A heated bamboo massage may sound new, but bamboo has been an important part of eastern culture for generations. It is a renewable resource, and some feel it has an energy all of its own!

Heating the bamboo tools helps increase relaxation. The set of tools can provide a variety of techniques and pressure during the massage. The tools act as an extension of the massage therapists’ hands for Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point work. The bamboo sticks offer a kneading and ironing element that helps release muscle tensions. The combination of the bamboo tools and technique can be especially beneficial in a deep tissue massage.

The bamboo sticks are varying sizes. Some are fully circular while some have one smooth, flat side and the other side is rounded. The smoothness of the tools helps the therapist penetrate and maneuver the tools to hit certain muscle groups that usually cannot be penetrated by deep tissue work with a therapist’s hands. This makes deep tissue massage easier on the therapist to perform on the client.


  • The Bamboo Tools helps the massage therapist get deeper into muscle groups than they could with just their hands/fingers
  • Relieve muscle ache
  • Improve lymphatic drainage
  • Can help skin glow because of the ingredients in bamboo such as silica
    • Silica helps the body absorb calcium, potassium, and other essential minerals.
  • Help alleviate psoriasis and eczema
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Increases flexibility

The tools break down muscle tensions felt in the legs, feet, and IT bands. As such, this massage is especially great for runners, cyclists, and athletes for enhancing sport performance.

This type of massage also has its advantages for the massage therapist. The tools help to minimize stress put on the therapists arms, hands and fingers. Less stress on their own body lets them penetrate deeper into the muscle groups to help achieve the desired pressure. Once the therapist is comfortable with the bamboo sticks through training, they can maneuver and use them as trigger point work like they would with their hands/fingers.

How to Prepare for a Bamboo Massage

When deciding where you want to get your massage, make sure it is with a massage therapist who has been trained in performing the bamboo massage.

It’s also important to make sure you hydrate your body prior to your massage. Why?

Massage releases toxins in the body. Hydrating before and after helps the body break down these toxins easier. Hydrated muscles are also easier for a massage therapist to manipulate and move around over a dehydrated muscle.

What to Expect During a Warm Bamboo Massage

During the massage, your massage therapist will use the different tools on your entire body. Depending on the muscle groups, different tools or techniques may be used.

This is a warm treatment since the tools are heated as well as the massage bed. If you fear you will become too warm during your massage, let the receptionist know ahead of time and the bed will not be warmed. Since the body is stimulated by the heat, it helps circulate toxins and remove them. This improves lymphatic drainage and gets rid of excess fluids throughout the body. A warm bamboo massage is a great treatment if you are looking for a little detox on the body.


The cost of a Warm Bamboo Massage ranges from $50 up to around $175 depending on where you have this service done and the training behind it.

Warm Bamboo Massage at CNY in Syracuse

At CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, we have one massage therapist, Kristin Biondi, who specializes in the Warm Bamboo Massage. Kristin is a certified Bamboo Fusion therapist taught by the founder Nathalie Cecilia in 2016. Kristin has been a NYS licensed massage therapist since 2001. Kristin’s other modalities practices include: prenatal massage, hot stone and Thai poultice as well as Swedish and deep tissue techniques.

“I really liked when Kristin used the large bamboo tool on my legs. When she rolled it on the back of my upper leg, it felt like a foam roller. It was great for muscle recovery and got really deep into my thicker, tight muscle groups!”

About Bamboo Fusion Massage

Information found at Bamboo Fusion

“Our goal is to provide a solid foundation through our hands-on workshops for our graduates to be confident in the technique.  Our hand saving technique helps extend the careers of massage therapists and bodyworkers by reducing repetitive use and stress injuries.

Bamboo Fusion is an innovative modality that integrates the use of heat and bamboo tools in varying shapes and sizes to apply massage to the muscles body.

Warm bamboo massage is a very versatile technique that can be applied as a luxurious Swedish style spa treatment or for deep tissue massage. The gentle heat from the bamboo increases circulation and softens muscle tissue and fascial restrictions.

The tools were created to be an extension of your hands and designed to easily replicate the movements and techniques we do with our hands, thumbs and forearms. Kneading, compression, rolling, Trigger Point Therapy and effleurage all combine together in this amazing hand saving modality. Since the tools are comfortable to hold you are able to apply very deep pressure with ease.

Introducing tools into your practice means working smarter not harder. Our tools help reduce fatigue while avoiding strain on your hands and wrists. Bamboo-Fusion® massage is a career extending modality your clients will love.”



Hot Stone Massage in Syracuse and Rochester, NY

Our CNY Healing Art Centers in Syracuse and Rochester New York specialize in Hot Stone Massage services! Our massage therapists create a warm and relaxing environment for the ultimate self-love treatment. If you are looking for a deep relaxation massage and need time to unwind and let your muscles relax, then hot stone massage is for you!

The price of a Hot Stone massage varies per location.

Syracuse: $150/90 minute Hot Stone Massage

Rochester: $125/ 80 minute Hot Stone Massage

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 or our Rochester office at 585-724-5750 ext. 2 to make your appointment today!

To learn more about the benefits of a Hot Stone massage, read on!

Fast Facts

  • Smooth stones are heated and placed on the skin
  • The stones are used as an extension of the therapists hand
  • A typical Hot Stone massage is 1 hour to 90 minutes
  • Hot Stone massage is great for deep relaxation, anxiety and depression relief, aid in loosening stiff muscles

What is a Hot Stone Massage

A Hot Stone Massage is a type of massage where smooth stones are heated and used as an extension of the massage therapists’ hands to massage. The warmed stones promote deep relaxation and are useful in breaking up dense tissue causing muscle pain. The use of the stones and heat is to warm the muscles causing them to relax. When the muscles are relaxed, the massage therapist is able to apply deeper pressure without causing the client discomfort.

The stones used are typically made of basalt since basalt retains heat. Basalt is a type of volcanic rock. The stones, also referred to as “River Rocks”, are smooth due to the river current. The stones are heated to a temperature between 110 degrees F and 130 degrees F in a professional grade stone heater.  Your massage therapist may choose to either lay stones on certain points of your body or hold them in their hands to aide in relaxation and the kneading process of a typical Swedish massage.

Body points stones may be placed on include:

  • Spine
  • Stomach
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Palms
  • Arch of Foot

The use of the stones as an extension of the therapist’s hands helps with circular movements, tapping, vibrations and kneading techniques.

Depending on your massage therapist, a cold stone may also be used at times during your massage. Cold stones are said to calm and large blood vessels and soothe the skin.

Benefits of Hot Stone

  • Overall relaxation
  • Relaxation of muscles
  • Improved sleep
  • Helps relieve depression and anxiety symptoms

What to expect

During a Hot Stone massage, you can expect the stones to be used throughout the entire massage. If the therapist is not using the stones in their hands to massage, they will place the stones on parts of the body such as down the spine, on the feet, stomach or legs. Depending on each individual’s health history and areas of tension, the therapist will determine where to place stones. The stones will vary in size and weight. Your therapist will test the stone’s heat on themselves first then on you before placing it completely on your skin. Sometime stones will be placed directly on the skin, other times there will be a sheet or towel barrier between you and the stone.   Oils will be used on the body so stones can move easily on the skin. The massage therapist will cup the stones in their hands and glide them along the body in circular motions and along the muscles. A Hot Stone massage can be a Swedish, relaxation massage or the stones can be used to get into deeper muscle groups.

A Hot Stone massage is typically a longer treatment from 1 hour to 90 minutes.

Anyone can benefit from a Hot Stone Massage. If you are someone looking for deep relaxation and love the warmth of a massage bed, this is the treatment for you!

Who shouldn’t get a Hot Stone massage?

Pregnant women should avoid a Hot Stone massage.

If you are a person who does not like a heated massage bed or heat in general, we would recommend a different treatment as you will become warmer during a Hot Stone massage than a regular, custom massage.

Risks and Warnings

  • Since the stones are heated, there is always a chance of getting burned. Your massage therapist will test the temperature of the stones prior to placing it on your skin. If the stone is too hot, let your therapist know immediately to avoid any discomfort.
  • Stones should never be warmed in microwaves, ovens, hot plates, or slow cookers. A Stone warmer, made specifically for heating stone is best to avoid burns.
  • This is not typically a painful treatment. As with any massage, if the work is too deep, causing you discomfort, let the therapist know immediately.
  • It is always best to check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, decreased pain sensitivity, epilepsy, tumors, or metal implants before receiving a Hot Stone Massage. If you have inflamed skin, sunburns or open wounds, it is best to avoid Hot Stone massage until those are cleared up to avoid irritations.
  • Make sure to be hydrated the day of your massage. Massage releases toxins in the body from breaking up knots and muscles. It is important to have enough water before but also to drink plenty afterward.
  • Like any massage appointment, make sure to disclose all health history details with your massage therapist prior to treatment


Hot Stone Massage at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse and Rochester, NY

In Syracuse and Rochester NY, CNY Healing Arts has trained massage therapists that specialize in Hot Stone massage. You will feel calm and relaxed as soon as you walk in the door. You’ll hear calming music and be greeted by our friendly front desk staff. Once in the doors, you have the option of wearing one of our plush CNY robes while you wait for your treatment. We offer complimentary tea, coffee and water, so make sure you stay hydrated! Your massage therapist will begin your session by asking about any injuries or health concerns. Then you will get comfortable on the table and your relaxation will begin! At CNY, our Hot Stone massages are 90 minutes. This hour and a half treatment will give the perfect amount of time to unwind in the warmth.

Price in Syracuse:

90 minute Hot Stone Massage $150

Price in Rochester:

90 minute Hot Stone massage $125

Couples Massage

Couples Massage: Everything You Need To Know

Our CNY Healing Art Center in Syracuse New York specializes in Couples Massage services offering this relaxing and romantic date experience to the greater Upstate New York community. If you and a loved one want to relax together or rekindle a flame, a couples massage is for you!

Our practitioners work together to make the massage experience beneficial for the individual and as a couple.

The price of a couples massage ranges based on the type of massages you choose.

Custom Massages: $60/30 minute, $90/60 minute, $130/90 minute

Specialty Massage: $150/90 minute

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 to make your appointment today!

If you are still not sure, read on to find out everything you need to know about a Couples Massage!

Fast Facts

  • Couples massage takes place in a private room
  • Each person will have their own therapist and massage table
  • Couples massages are for everyone; two people in a relationship, friends or with a family member
  • It is your personal choice to talk during treatment or not
  • The benefits include increased affection, comfort to the other person, relaxation, being present, easing tensions
  • The cost varies by location and service, typically a couple’s massage will start around $60+ per person
  • At CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse offers the custom, Hot Stone, Thai Poultice and Warm Bamboo as couples massage

What is a Couples Massage?

A massage is a great way to treat yourself to some self love. It promotes relaxation, healing, stress relief and helps with injury and recovery. A good massage can have lasting benefits that leaves your body healing, circulating blood flow, and improving your overall health even after the massage has finished.

A couple’s massage is a massage for two people that takes place in the same room. It lets you enjoy the benefits of a regular massage in the company of a loved one . There are two separate massage beds side by side with separate massage therapists. At CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, a typical treatment is an hour long but can also be ninety minutes or thirty minutes. The massages take place in a private room, reserved specifically for you and your partner. The massage therapists coordinate so that the massages start and end at the same time.

An increased bond between partners on a mental and physical level is one benefit of a couples massage. It is also normal for friends or loved ones to get this treatment together. The couples massage creates a safe place for you and your partner, whoever it may be, to relax together.

Benefits of a Couple’s Massage

Couples massages can have significant impact on strengthening the bond between partners. A good massage releases oxytocin, otherwise known as the ‘love hormone’. So, when you get a couple’s massage, love is literally in the air! A couple’s massage can create increased affection towards one another coming from a safe space of calm and ease.

A gift card for a massage or a surprise trip to the spa can be a great idea for special occasions or holiday’s as an alternative to an expensive meal. The benefits of a massage will last longer on you and your partner well past dinner time. You will feel refreshed, connected and brand new after leaving your treatment. In Syracuse, we have beautiful spa amenities such as the aqua terrace, steam showers, dry saunas and a relaxation room that are open to clients at no additional cost. Coming early for your appointment or staying after to enjoy these amenities will give your spa experience an added boost.

Another great benefit of a couple’s massage is that it gives comfort to someone who has never tried massage before and might be reluctant about getting one. Having someone else they know in the room can help make the setting more comfortable. This massage is also great for a partner that might be apprehensive to the idea of being naked in a room with someone other than their partner. Getting massaged together can bring some peace of mind to the idea of it.

Massages help you stay present. It is often hard to be present and in the moment when dealing with life’s stresses. Being able to be present together with a loved one is a great way to let go of the past and stresses of the future. This sense of being present helps partners to reconnect by bringing some mindfulness into their lives together.

Couples Massage at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse

When you arrive at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse, you and your partner will be greeted with plush robes upon check in. After you are given a tour of the facility, you will enter separate men and women’s retreats where you have the option to shower, use the dry sauna or change into swim suits to enjoy the co-ed aqua terrace before your treatment. When it is about 5 minutes before your appointment, you will follow the stairs or take the elevator up to our top floor. There you will find two outside balconies with lounge chairs and tables and an indoor waiting room filled with comfy chairs and couches. Help yourself to our complimentary water, tea and coffee while you wait for your appointment to begin.

Your therapists will greet you by calling your name. It is always best to use the rest room prior to treatment as to not interrupt yours or your partners massage. Once in your private room, each therapist will ask about your health history as well as what you are looking for out of the massages as well as what kind of pressure you are looking for. Once settled in, the therapists will exit the room leaving you to un-robe and get comfortable on the table in private.

A few moments later they will return and your session will begin. It is up to you and your partner if you would like your treatment to be in silence or if you choose to conversate. The massage therapist will follow your lead.  Your therapist will check in on you throughout the massage asking about the pressure. If anything is ever uncomfortable, let them know and they will adjust accordingly.

After your treatment, your therapists will exit the room leaving you and your partner to re- adjust and get changed back into your robes. Once you are all set, your therapists will greet you outside the door with a cup of water and lead you to our dimmed relaxation room filled with comfy chairs, couches, and a fireplace. We encourage couples to spend all the time they need in to room to enjoy the relaxation and each other’s company. After you have properly recovered, you are invited to use the amenities again before the end of your stay. Our locker rooms are equipped with body and face towels as well as sandals for you to use during your stay.

What type of Massages are Available At CNY Syracuse & How much do they Cost?

Our couples massages at CNY include:

Custom Massage: 30 minutes $60/person, 60 minutes $90/person, 90 minutes $130/person

90 minute Hot Stone $150/person

90 Minute Thai Poultice $150/person

90 Minute Warm Bamboo $150/person

*You can mix and match massages as long as they are both the same length of time*


Reiki: Everything you Need to Know in Syracuse & Rochester, NY

Our CNY Healing Art Centers at our Syracuse and Rochester New York specialize in Reiki services offering Reiki to the greater Upstate New York community. If you are feeling unmotivated or lacking creativity, Reiki can be a great way to help revitalize your soul!

Our practitioners are highly skilled and we offer both a 30- or 60-minute Reiki session. Prices vary per location – Syracuse: 30 minute $60, 60 minute $90 – Rochester 30 minute $45, 60 minute $80.

Call our Syracuse office at 315-671-5755 and Rochester at 585 244 1280 Option 2 to schedule your Reiki treatment.

But if you’re still not sure, let’s do some learning!

Fast Facts

  • Reiki is a form of energy healing.
  • It provides light, to no touch by the practitioner.
  • The energy is transferred from the practitioner’s hands to the client.
  • Reiki can help improve overall wellbeing and does wonders for your emotional state.
  • Reiki is used to help manage symptoms, not cure disease.
  • Cost typically ranges from $30-$100

What is Reiki

“Reiki is a Japanese form of hands-on healing otherwise known as energy work. The client receives the energy through the practitioner by the laying on of hands. The universal life force energy is channeled through the practitioner, out their hands, into the client. Reiki energy is very intelligent. It goes into your system enhancing/increasing your energy while turning negative energy into positive energy which enhances your spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing.” – Heather Anne Cachione, LMT, Reiki Master at out Syracuse CNY Healing Arts

Reiki came to the U.S through Hawaii in the 1940s after being taught to about 2,000 people starting in 1922 by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist. The definition if “Reiki” is, a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patients by means of touch, to advocate the natural processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki stems from the words “Rei” meaning Spiritual Wisdom and “Ki” meaning Life Force Energy.

Rei is said to be wisdom from God, the higher self. This meaning that Reiki energy is a powerful energy that can be used on all. It understands each person and how to heal.

Ki is the non-physical energy where if this energy is low, it is more likely to cause illness or make one vulnerable to illness. A high energy makes for health and a positive wellbeing.

Reiki is often referred too as palm healing or hands-on healing due to the nature of how it is performed. Reiki’s natural method od healing is often very meditative and magical fro both the practitioner and the client.

Benefits of Reiki

The same energy used in tai chi is what is involved with Reiki. It is referred to as “Qi” which is pronounced “Chi”. One must tune into the energy if they wish to feel results as it cannot be proven by science.

“The sensation, relaxation and beautiful experience will leave the client with an overwhelming calmness that comes from such a wonderful healing.” -Heather in Syracuse

Reiki is a great from of healing for the emotional state by changing the energy patterns in the body. Reiki practitioners believe that energy can be stagnant in the body where trauma has been inflicted whether physical or emotional areas of the body. Increased flow of energy can help release toxins built up enabling relaxation, decreased pain and symptoms of sickness. Reiki is based on the idea that there is an unseen life force energy that flows through each of us. A low life source energy is what causes our immune system to be down causing illness. When the energy is high, we are more likely to be happy and healthy.

Reiki has also been noted in aide with cancer patients. Reiki helps them to relax. The healing power of touch can cause a soothing response on patients who may be overwhelmed, scared, and stressed. It has also been said to be beneficial when patients are going through chemotherapy.

Benefits include:

  • A sense of calm
  • Relaxation
  • Better Sleep
  • More ease of movement
  • More creativity
  • A sense of being re charged
  • Revitalized

What to expect at a Reiki Session

Reiki is best performed in quiet, peaceful settings. It can be performed sitting in a chair or lying down. Generally being fully clothed is best. Although at CNY In Syracuse and Rochester, we invite clients to change into a robe for extra relaxation. Depending on the setting, soft music may be played in the background. All jewelry, hair ties, glasses, shoes and socks should be removed before your session. As with any massage, it is best to turn your phone on silent to limit any interruptions or distractions.

The Reiki treatment will include little to no touch at all. Hands are held directly over certain points in the body where the practitioner feels stale energy. Hands will be held in these areas for as long or as little as the practitioner sees fit, or as long as they feel the energy flowing. Hands will be in different shapes and held over the head, limbs and torso. The practitioner’s hands may become warm. Once their hands are no longer warm or tingly, this signifies to them there is no longer energy flowing and they move onto the next area. Even after a person leave their treatment, the energy will continue to heal.

It is a personal choice, but some Reiki practitioners will choose to use crystals  or chakra healing tools to help enhance the energy from the treatment.

A sessions length depends on where you have this treatment done. In Syracuse and Rochester, sessions are thirty or sixty minutes long. Your practitioner may recommend additional sessions after your initial visit to continue the healing process with energy work.

There usually won’t be any talking during a session after going over your health history in the beginning of your session. Always let your practitioner know if something feels uncomfortable. Our practitioners in Syracuse and Rochester Healing Arts are trained to customize each clients session specifically to their needs and preferences.

Everyone’s experience with Reiki will be different. Some individuals report feeling different sensations such as body tingles, heat, seeing colors or images or recalling memories. It is in the patient’s best interest to let these feelings happen and not try to push them away. The more you continue with Reiki treatments, the deeper the connections and feelings will get.


Reiki ranges in cost depending on where you have your treatment done and length of time. Costs typically range from $30-$100 and if often not covered by insurance.

Side Effects

Reiki is not an alternative to medical treatments. It can be used along side treatment to help support healing and positivity.

Some side effects to a Reiki treatment may include:

  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Stomach discomfort

Side effects are often short lived and not serious.

In order to avoid side effects it is important to disclose all medical history to your practitioner prior to your session.

If you are feeling extreme side effects post treatment, we recommend calling your doctor.


Since Reiki is a form of energy healing, there is no hard pressed evidence of its effectiveness. Clients who receive this treatment do confirm the benefits and effectiveness. The popularity of this treatment is increasing.

From a scientific point of view, Reiki produces results on an electromagnetic level. From recent research, it appears that Reiki and other type of energy-work act to electromagnetically ‘jump-start’ the body’s own healing process by producing changes in vibrational frequency that in turn stimulate physical changes in the body.

Reiki at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse and Rochester NY

Our Syracuse and Rochester Healing Arts locations both offer Reiki services. Practitioners are highly skilled and always advancing their knowledge.  We offer a 30- or 60-minute Reiki session. Prices vary per location. No two sessions are alike. Call Syracuse or Rochester today to book your session and feel your life force energy rise!

At CNY in Syracuse, we have Master Reiki Teacher, Heather Anne Cachione who hosts classes throughout the year training you to become Reiki certified. Anyone can sign up for classes, even if you are not a massage therapist. In these classes, students will go through the different levels of Reiki training. After level one, students will be certified as a level one Reiki practitioner and able to perform Reiki on their own to themselves or loved ones. After the first level one course, students practice on their own for about 10-14 days before meeting with Heather again to perform Reiki on her where she can then answer any questions during their follow up session.

The passing on of Reiki from one to another is referred to as lineage. If you “have Reiki”, you are part of a succession of teachers leading back to the founder.

Reiki Prices at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse:

30 minute $60, 60 minute $90

Reiki Prices at CNY Healing Arts in Rochester:

30 minute $45

60 minute $80

Stay up to date on our Facebook and Instagram social media as well as our event calendar on our CNY Healing Arts Website for the next class!


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


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 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


Stronger Body, Blissful Mind with Acupuncture

Picture this: You’re lying in a quiet, peaceful room; your mind is at ease, and your body is relaxed. This is what acupuncture feels like. While you’re in this blissful state, you’re also helping to defend your body against colds and other illnesses. That’s because acupuncture is a preventative eastern medicine which boosts the immune system.

Typically, October-May is cold and flu season. Feeling run down and stressed out (especially during the busy holiday season) adds to the problem by weakening our immunity. If we have already felt overwhelmed to begin with, this can lead to chronic stress. Acupuncture can help us cope with stress, therefore, helping our bodies stay strong to fight off bacterial and viral invaders.

The acupuncture needles are extremely small, thin, and flexible (they’re roughly the diameter of two hairs or much like the diameter of a cat’s whisker!). Many clients state that they don’t feel anything at all or an ever so slight sensation when the needles are inserted. The trained and experienced acupuncturists at CNY Healing Arts Centers can help you to first feel calm through various needle insertions, and then the body follows in a very relaxed state.

The energy or ‘Qi’ in the body begins to travel more effectively, heart rate is lowered, and breathing tends to slow down as the body becomes relaxed and the energy becomes balanced.

The increased levels of cortisol that we have during times of stress decrease with acupuncture. When this occurs our body does what it’s supposed to do—fight off infections. Acupuncture also helps our immune system by increasing serotonin and endogenous opioid peptide levels which are like the body’s natural pain killers, as well as easing muscle tension. Many people note that they feel increased energy after an acupuncture session.

Give CNY Healing Arts location nearest you to start receiving all of the benefits that acupuncture has to offer.

195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205

38A Old Sparrowbush Road, Latham, NY 12110

2244 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
585.244.1280 ext. 2