What is hydrafacial ?

hydrafacial is an all in one skin system designed to bring you the best skin of your life. At Faces Medspa, we are Dubuque’s leader in nonsurgical, laser, and medical grade skincare. The hydrafacial system uses Vortex technology to cleanse and exfoliate, perform a gentle peel, perform vacuum extractions, and infuse antioxidants and peptides.

At Faces Medspa we realize that everyone’s skin is different. We believe that patients deserve a holistic and comprehensive approach to skincare. Hydrafacial MD fills an important role in that process for many of our patients. The procedure is customizable to fit all skin types and conditions.

What happens to skin over time?

Your skin is the largest organ in the body, and performs an important function in protecting our body from the outside world, as well as detoxification. Our skin is constantly exposed to stresses such as chemicals, pollutants, and UV rays. These exposures can cause abrasion, dryness and dehydration, and damage to the skin’s DNA leading to increased risk of skin cancer.

As we age, the above environmental factors along with an individual’s genetic makeup leads to thinning of the skin, decreased collagen, and reduced elasticity. This shows on the surface as lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, broken vessels, and discoloration, along with large pores and rough texture.

How does HydraFacial MD improve skin appearance and health?

Each Hydrafacial MD procedure follows the same basic steps, but allows the aesthetician and patient to customize the ingredients and process to fit their skin.

Cleansing with Activ-4 solution and Vortex Technology

First, the skin is cleansed and exfoliated with the Vortex technology tip and Activ-4 solution. This process removes dead skin cells, allowing the underlying healthy skin to florish. Activ-4 solution deeply cleanses the skin, dissolves sebum and impurities, and helps dislodge dead skin cells to provide residual hydration that improves the appearance of fine lines

Glysal Peel

Next, a GlySal peel strength is chosen. This combination of safe ingredients is chosen to help gently exfoliating the skin by losening connections between dead skin cells which are removed by the Vortex Technology tip, and allowing trapped debris to be freed from the pores

Vortex Technology Extractions

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Third, Vortex extractions are performed to evacuate trapped sebum, dirt, debris, and toxins from the pores. Traditional extractions can be painful, but this is a completely automated and painless process that is assisted by the Beta-HD serum

Hydrafacial MD boosters

The final strength of the hydrafacial system is the ability to add customized boosters.

Britenol balances the skin tone, causing brightening and reduction of pigmented age and sun spots. Ingredients include Alpha Arbutin, Vitamin C, and Bearberry Extract

Dermabuilder helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhancing skin elasticity. The following three peptides help to signal the skin to help regenerate naturally: IPalmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl, Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl dipeptide-5 Diamionhydroxybutyrate

Rozatrol helps to reduce red, sensitized skin while improving hydration and forming a healthy skin barrier. It is excellent for patients with Rosacea. Ingredients include Lactose and milk protein as an anti inflammatory, and Rosa Canina Extract which helps to reduce sebum and minimize pores.

CTGF is a growth factor which triggers the skin to boost collagen and elastin, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and also reducing and removing toxins and irritants.

NassifMD Hydraglucan intense hydration booster helps to rejuvenate, hydrate, and repair your skin. Ingredients include hyaluronic acid, glucan, and betaine.

Red light LED photobiomodulation therapy

We use the Lightstim system which has a special ratio of infrared, deep red, light red, and deep infrared bulbs. This helps specifically to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and regenerate cell damage.

What can you expect from a Hydrafacial?

Cleanse + Peel

Uncover a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing

Extract + Hydrate

Remove debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with intense moisturizers that quench skin.


Saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.