• Removes blackheads
  • Unclogs pores
  • Improves local circulation
  • Reduces skin dullness
  • Targets aging, pigment, or acne (depending on protocol).
  • Improves cell metabolism and cell turnover.
  • Light emitting diode (LED) therapy reduces inflammation.

"I was struggling with my skin, and decided to try HydraGlo MD upon Dr. Alster's recommendation. My skin is glowing! This was the perfect thing to cleanse, extract and hydrate my skin. I appreciated how the treatment was specifically tailored to my skin. Dr. Alster also made skincare recommendations to keep my skin at its best in between treatments." -Mary H.


Patients with acne, early skin laxity, enlarged pores, sun damage, skin discoloration, uneven skin tone, or skin sensitivity.


30 minutes


No downtime.


Initial clinical results are seen immediately with continued clinical improvement with regular treatments.

Close up of water with logo that says "HydraGlo MD"

HydraGlo MD is a specialized treatment developed by Tina Alster, MD that combines the benefits of hydrodermabrasion exfoliation with delivery of specially formulated products, oxygenation and LED anti-inflammatory therapy. The non-invasive treatment combination provides immediate clinical results and long-term benefits without pain, irritation or recovery. HydraGlo MD is appropriate for all skin types.

HydraGlo MD is recommended for the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Early Skin Laxity
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Sun Damage
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Skin Sensitivity

Choose from 3 Different Treatment HydraGlo MD Protocols:

  • HydraGlo MD BOOST: for skin rejuvenation & collagen stimulation (improves skin luminosity and minimizes appearance of wrinkles and fine lines)
  • HydraGlo MD BRIGHTEN: for skin discoloration & uneven tone (diminishes the appearance of brown spots and discoloration)
  • HydraGlo MD CLEAR: for acne and clogged pores (reduces inflammation and minimizes future breakouts)

Each 30 minute HydraGlo MD treatment involves a 4-step process:

  1. Skin exfoliation using hydrodermabrasion and vacuum suction to remove blackheads, unclog pores, improve local circulation, and reduce skin dullness.
  2. Application of a specialized therapeutic solution that targets aging, pigment, or acne (depending on protocol).
  3. Oxygen infusion to improve cell metabolism and cell turnover.
  4. Light emitting diode (LED) therapy to reduce inflammation and calm the skin.

"Unlike other cookie-cutter hydrafacials, I chose to develop an advanced hydradermabrasion system incorporating medical-grade boosters with oxygenation and LED therapies for optimal skin effects. In lieu of "feel good facials", HydraGlo MD yields superior clinical outcomes for my patients."

- Dr. Tina Alster

Woman getting HYDRAGLO treatment

HydraGlo MD is also useful as part of a maintenance program after prior skin rejuvenation treatments.

One of the customized HydraGlo MD protocols will be prescribed depending on individual needs.

Regardless of protocol, the end result of HydraGlo MD treatment is smoother, more radiant skin.

How to Prepare for HydraGlo MD Treatment

To ensure that the best results are achieved from HydraGlo MD treatment, it is recommended that all pre- and post-treatment instructions are followed including:

  • Avoidance of sun exposure or artificial tanning before or after treatment. Regular use of sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is necessary to prevent UV damage to the skin and should be reapplied every two hours.
  • Application of topical prescription medications and over-the-counter salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinol-containing products only as directed.
  • Limited exposure to extreme heat (eg, sauna, steam room, intense cardio) for 24 hours after treatment.

If you are interested in a HydraGlo MD treatment, please schedule a consultation at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C. today.

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