Microdermabrasion – Everything You Need to Know

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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