HydraFacial MD Treatment

HydraFacial MD Treatment

Are you ready to try something beyond a typical facial service? Maybe you’re looking for a facial treatment that actually works to improve your skin in addition to being relaxing. We are proud to introduce HydraFacial MD, a new medical facial that cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates your skin — in a comfortable environment, and is a less than one-hour facial treatment with no downtime. You can have the best skin of your life!


What Is HydraFacial MD Treatment?

This advanced facial skincare technology uses a unique spiral design and powerful suction handpiece to provide a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment to cleanse, extract and hydrate your skin. Our HydraFacial MD treatment helps remove toxins, dead skin and excess dirt and oil, leaving your face feeling incredibly fresh and clean. These treatments replace a myriad of traditional spa facials and peels, with more advanced results. Check out our before and after HydraFacial pictures.

What Makes Our HydraFacial MD Treatment Superior to Other Facials?

In a standard facial treatment, you’re often met with highly scented creams and serums being applied manually, wiped away and reapplied. HydraFacial MD uses “Vortex Technology” to extract and infuse a variety of super-serums that are fragrance-free yet potent. The ingredients such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid and growth factors are only available at higher strengths in our clinic setting. This is NOT the same HydraFacial you might receive in a spa environment. Also, it’s common for a standard facial to address only one or two skin problems, whereas HydraFacial MD addresses multiple skin issues at once.

What Does the HydraFacial MD Procedure Treat?

What Does the HydraFacial MD Procedure Treat

HydraFacial MD can be performed on all skin types at any time of the year, in contrast to some laser and light therapies that are only safely performed outside summer months. Whether your skin is oily, dry, acne-prone, sensitive or normal, HydraFacial MD is safe to treat all skin types and effective at treating any skin problems. For a visual of results, check out our before and after HydraFacial pictures.

We can create a treatment plan based on your specific needs, addressing problem areas, including:

You can also add a “boost” of super-serums or other add-ons designed to address your specific skin concerns to your HydraFacial MD treatment.

These include:

1. Britenol Boost

Used for: Minimizing dark spots and sun damage.

Key ingredients:

  • Alpha-Arbutin, derived from bearberry extract, to brighten the appearance of dark spots.
  • Vitamin C, which brightens the skin and has antioxidant properties.

2. Dermabuilder Boost

Used for: Addressing fine lines, skin tone and texture.

Key ingredients:

  • Acetyl octapeptide-3, to hydrate, soothe and firm the skin
  • Palmitoyl dipeptides-5, also to hydrate, soothe and firm the skin.

3. Growth Factor Boost

Used for: Restoring skin health and vitality which helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key ingredient:

  • Growth factors that contain naturally-occurring proteins which regulate cellular growth and aid in maintaining skin structure and function.

4. Brightalive Boost

Best for: Brightening skin tone and lessening the appearance of skin discoloration.

Key ingredients:

  • Skin brightening complex, which is a blend of skin brightening serums that block the production of pigmentation.
  • Glycerin, which restores and maintains skin hydration.

5. LED Light Therapy

Best for: Reducing inflammation, acne and redness.


  • Blue light, to kill bacteria that cause acne breakouts.
  • Red light, to build collagen and calm the skin.

What Steps Can You Expect During a HydraFacial MD Procedure Using Vortex Technology?

At Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie, we use a minimum of four steps to complete our Signature HydraFacial MD treatment. For problem areas or extra anti-aging benefits, we can add “booster” steps to complete this medical facial treatment tailored just for you. Here’s an example of a step-by-step outline to describe and help you understand the process.

  1. Vortex-Cleanse and Exfoliation: This initial step uses a proprietary serum called Beta-HD, which includes ingredients such as salicylic acid, honey and spiraea flower extract. Using a blue tip, or orange tip if more exfoliation is needed, a vacuum-powered stream of Beta-HD serum is applied to the face with the patented 4-in-1 Vortex Technology Handpiece to gently and painlessly remove the outer layer of skin along with oil, dirt and dead skin cells. This first steppreps the skin for the rest of the treatment.
  2. Vortex-Peel: Next, a combination of salicylic and glycolic acid is infused into the skin, using a teal colored tip, to further loosen deeper debris, impurities and dead skin cells that can cause both whiteheads and blackheads. Generally, this step results in no downtime such as redness or peeling unless a higher strength acid is used. This will be determined before starting HydraFacial MD by learning about your skin type, concerns, goals and availability of downtime.
  3. Vortex-Extraction: The third step is essentially a painless “vacuuming” of the skin. We use a hydrating and soothing serum and our Vortex extraction tool to suction stubborn blackheads, clogged pores and congested skin. Different levels of suction can be used for different skin types and problems.
  4. Vortex-Fusion: Once your skin is detoxified with the first three steps, we have a choice to use specialty serums or boosters such as Britenol, Dermabuilder orgrowth factors to repair sun damage, wrinkles, pigmentation and more. Using a clear tip, the skin is infused with a variety of ingredients meant for hydration and healing. Antiox+ is our serum of choice which includes hyaluronic acid, arnica, horse chestnut extract and other powerful antioxidants. Finally, the skin is treated with relaxing LED red and/or blue light to reduce inflammation, redness, acne breakouts and further infuse the healthy serums applied.

The Benefits of a HydraFacial MD Treatment

hydrafacial benefits

Many potential patients may wonder if HydraFacial MD treatment is good for their skin. The fact that there were over two million HydraFacial treatments given globally last year alone demonstrates the popularity and appeal of this facial treatment. This can be attributed to the fact that the HydraFacial MD treatment is:

  • Ideal for all ages, skin tones and skin concerns
  • Consistently safe and effective
  • Comfortable and painless
  • Quick with virtually no downtime
  • Customizable to your skin’s needs
  • Harmonious with other skin treatments

In less than an hour, with little to no downtime, HydraFacial MD can deliver significant facial rejuvenation. It’s common to see immediate skin smoothing, radiance and hydration. Many people are reluctant to cover their skin with makeup or other products right after the treatment as to not conceal the glowing, youthful-looking skin. With just one procedure, you’ll notice better and longer-lasting results than a simple facial would provide. Although some patients may experience a slight tightening and redness of the skin for a short time after the treatment, the side effects are extremely minimal.

HydraFacial MD can be done by itself or combined with other aesthetic treatments on the same day. It can be performed once a month but some people are comfortable with quarterly or twice-yearly treatments, depending on the condition of your skin and goals. We recommend developing a customized plan with our skin care specialists to include clinic treatments and at-home care.

HydraFacial MD Versus Other Treatments

HydraFacial MD Versus Other Treatments

While many products and procedures rejuvenate the appearance of the skin, HydraFacial MD claims to be more effective than microdermabrasion, chemical peels, non-ablative laser treatments, Botox and other non-invasive treatments. With benefits that include the ability to fully customize your treatment and virtually no downtime, unlike many other skin treatments, HydraFacial MD is an excellent option for most everyone. The average cost of a hydrafacial is usually between $150 and $300 a treatment and varies by provider and location. Results vary by individual and also depend upon your skin goals. Here are four other treatments you might be considering instead:

1. DermaSweep MD

DermaSweep MD is a microdermabrasion treatment that uses bristle technology to exfoliate and infuse the skin. While both DermaSweep MD and HydraFacial MD procedures remove the top layer of the skin and infuse the skin with hydrating serums, the hydrafacial treatment is considered gentler and more effective since the vacuum tip reaches deeper into the skin. Although more effective on stretch marks, traditional microdermabrasion can affect the skin’s color balance and is not as effective in treating dark spots. The HydraFacial MD treatment offers a smooth and even skin tone immediately following with little to no irritation even on sensitive and acne-prone skin. The average cost of the DermaSweep procedure is about $75 to $200 per session.

2. Microneedling

Microneedling is another skin rejuvenation treatment that uses numerous tiny needles to pierce the top layer of skin and stimulate it to produce collagen, resulting in a smooth and plumped appearance. While somewhat effective at reducing the appearance of acne scars and loose skin, most patients report discomfort both during and after the treatment. Although the risk is minimal, microneedling can cause infection and permanent scarring. The HydraFacial MD treatment is gentle and painless. It’s ideal for those who dislike needles, have a low pain tolerance or a high risk of infection. Microneedling typically costs about $500 per session.

3. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use different types of acids to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shallow scars and age spots. While similar to the HydraFacial MD treatment in many ways, chemical peels are not recommended for everyone. They are typically most effective for those with lighter skin and should be avoided by pregnant or nursing patients and those with sensitive skin and conditions such as rosacea, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. While the HydraFacial MD procedure is not recommended for pregnant women, since the use of certain serums during pregnancy has not been proven safe, and those with sunburn or active rashes, it is effective for all skin tones and patients with sensitive skin and rosacea. Costs for chemical peels can range from $150 to $6,000.

4. Intense Pulsed Light

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacials use laser-like pulses of light to penetrate deep into the skin, which constricts collagen and blood vessels and reduces the appearance of fine lines, redness, sun and age spots, large pores and other skin conditions. While quick, effective and gentle like HydraFacial MD, IPL treatments may not be as effective as other treatments in reducing skin discolorations. Unlike HydraFacial treatments, the IPL treatment comes with a high potential for lingering side effects such as redness, enlarged pores and discomfort in teeth with fillings and can be risky in people with darker skin tones. IPL treatments typically cost about $400 per treatment with most people needing 3-5 treatments for best results.

HydraFacial MD FAQS

1. What is the difference between other Hydrafacials and HydraFacial MD?

Unlike other Hydrafacial treatments you might see at salons and spas, HydraFacial MD is the medical grade version which uses higher strengths of glycolic acid as well as growth factors and other proprietary serums only available through a medical clinic.

2. What areas of the body can be treated with HydraFacial MD?

While most any part of body can be treated with HydraFacial MD, the most common areas are the face, neck and decolletage.

3. How do I prepare my skin before HydraFacial MD treatment?

  • Avoid using products with retinol, glycolic acid and salicylic acid 48 hours before treatment.

4. How do I care for my skin after HydraFacial MD treatment?

  • Avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after hydrafacial treatment.
  • Wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before going outside.
  • Avoid intense workouts for 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid topical prescriptions for 24 hours after treatment.

5. Can I do other treatments such as Botox or BroadBand Light (BBL) on the same day?

  • Most patients are able to do this, and it makes for a great combination treatment! As part of your consultation, we can discuss if this is an option for you, as well as outline the timing and order of the treatments.
  • As an example, we often start with HydraFacial, then follow with BroadBand Light which allows the BBL to work better than it would as a standalone.

6. Why are regular hydrafacials beneficial?

Getting hydrafacials on a regular schedule is beneficial to maintain healthy, smooth and hydrated skin. One treatment per month is recommended if you choose this as one of your only anti-aging treatment. This can help to maintain even skin tone, firmness, elasticity and skin texture and reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It can even balance out oily skin by clearing congested pores. Improvement in skin appearance is usually immediate and can last around five to seven days or longer.

Rejuvenate Your Skin Today

Are you ready to have the best skin of your life? At Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie, we are dedicated to the health of your skin and excited to offer the HydraFacial MD treatment. We are proud to be one of the few clinics in the Madison, Wis., area that offers this amazing medical-grade facial treatment. Whether you’re seeking hydrafacial treatment for acne or just want a more youthful appearance, contact us today to schedule your free consultationor to make a hydrafacial appointment.