Vivace RF Microneedling in Chicago, IL

As the foremost aesthetic medical spa serving Chicago’s North Shore area, Trio Med Spa’s expert providers have researched and handpicked the most effective anti-aging solutions for improving your skin’s appearance, texture, and resilience. If you stay on top of the latest and greatest aesthetic treatments, you are likely familiar with microneedling – a revolutionary, non-surgical treatment that can simultaneously improve multiple skin concerns. In addition to offering traditional microneedling, Trio Med Spa is proud to offer the Vivace Experience – a cutting-edge treatment approach that takes traditional microneedling to the next level by combining microneedling with radiofrequency energy.

Here, we’ve provided some essential information about Vivace RF microneedling to help you learn how it works. After you review this page, call our office at (224) 255-6404 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. From our location on Chicago’s North Shore, we welcome new and returning patients from Glenview, Northbrook, Glencoe, Highland Park, and other nearby areas.

How Does Vivace RF Microneedling work and how is it different from traditional Microneedling?

In traditional microneedling, a specialized device glides over the skin to create controlled, micro injuries in the form of tiny microscopic punctures along the skin. This prompts your skin’s natural healing process resulting in the production of skin firming proteins like elastin and collagen, which are the two “building block” proteins in healthy, youthful skin. These newly developed growth factors work to thicken the skin (which unfortunately thins as we get older) and in turn reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring. Additionally, these tiny micro-channels created by microneedling act as channels for enhanced delivery of topical skin care products.

Aesthetics Biomedical, the innovators responsible for Vivace, have created a technology that pairs microneedling with radiofrequency energy to deliver skin rejuvenation benefits beyond what either treatment could provide on its own. How does this happen? Radiofrequency boosts microneedling’s effectiveness by delivering controlled heat energy to the treatment area.

This minimally invasive treatment makes your skin firmer, tighter, brighter, and smoother. It addresses concerns like facial wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, large pores, and texture. Best of all, Vivace RF microneedling has no risky side effects or a prolonged recovery period.


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What are the Proven Benefits of Vivace RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling is a highly versatile treatment that can successfully resolve multiple aesthetic issues. Here are some of the advantages you can look forward to if you choose this solution:

  • Minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and pore size
  • Tightens and lifts loose skin, such as along the jawline
  • Makes topical skin care products more effective by enabling them to penetrate deeper

Who Is a Good Candidate for Vivace RF Microneedling?

Anyone who wants to refresh their youthful appearance without resorting to surgery is likely a good candidate for RF microneedling. Upon your complimentary consultation, our microneedling providers will evaluate your skin, talk to you about your goals, ask you questions about your health history, and suggest alternative choices if you don’t meet the criteria for Vivace RF microneedling.

Microneedling treatment on female patient at Trio Med Spa in Northfield, IL

What to Expect During and After Vivace RF Microneedling

Upon arriving for your appointment, one of our expert providers will get you cozy in a comfortable treatment bed and cleanse your skin in preparation for treatment. A topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Most clients describe the treatment as light pressure with a warming sensation and a feeling of minor prickling. Some areas on the face may be a bit more sensitive than others.

After your microneedling with radiofrequency, your skin will feel like you have a mild sunburn but an application of the proprietary Vivace Soothe Mask upon the completion of your treatment will bring you instant cooling relief. Your provider will also apply the Vivace Experience Boost Serum, a triple-peptide lubricating gel that helps heal the target area after microneedling. This uniquely formulated product will keep your skin soft, smooth, and resilient while new collagen develops.

Although you will definitely benefit from even just one treatment, 3-4 treatments (done 4-6 weeks apart) are recommended for optimal results and have been shown to be the recipe for success.

Other Microneedling Treatment Options

SkinPen® Microneedling

SkinPen® is a top-quality device and was awarded “Top Rated Treatment for Acne Scars” and “Top Skin Care Device” in the Aesthetic Everything® 2019 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards.

SkinPen works by creating controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. These minor abrasions trigger the release of growth factors and cytokines that stimulate the remodeling of elastin and collagen. The treatment typically takes about  an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the patient.


  • Reduces aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, and skin texture
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Is minimally invasive and can be performed in-office
  • Is safe for all skin types
  • Is effective on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, and décolletage

Interested in learning more about SkinPen? Schedule an appointment with us to get started!

Microneedling with prp

This revolutionary procedure combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, which uses your body’s innate healing factors to regenerate skin cells faster for a healthier, refreshed complexion. Since PRP with microneedling applies components from your blood, it has earned the nickname “vampire facial.”

PRP will enhance your microneedling results with fewer side effects and a shorter recovery time. That’s because the growth factors in your blood promote rapid cell turnover. Exposing your skin to a high platelet concentration can help it appear more refreshed and rejuvenated. Additionally, microneedling creates tiny channels in your skin that allow the platelet-rich plasma to penetrate your skin more deeply. Rejuvenating your complexion with all-natural regeneration also ensures you do not have any allergic reaction to the therapy.

What To Expect During Microneedling with PRP

To begin your vampire facial, we will draw a small amount of blood, then spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. This process creates a higher platelet count than a typical blood sample, allowing it to induce healing and regeneration across the treatment area. Our simple procedure helps you enjoy the many benefits of PRP without adding extensive steps to your microneedling treatment.

Combining PRP with microneedling is a win-win. It reduces the potential risks and unwanted side effects, shortens the recovery timeline, and has a synergistic effect that leads to even better outcomes. Embrace a glowing complexion, supported by your body’s natural healing ability.

Vivace RF Microneedling FAQs

With every procedure we perform at Trio Med Spa, we make every effort to balance your comfort while delivering results driven treatments. A topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. 

Based on your cosmetic concerns, we may recommend a series of three to four appointments, spaced approximately four to six weeks apart, to provide optimal results. This timing coincides with your skin’s natural cell turnover rate. After you complete your initial round of treatment, you might want to schedule a touch-up session to maintain your skin.

One in-office Vivace RF microneedling treatment takes about a hour depending on the size of the area you’re addressing.

Aside from a bit of mild redness (similar to a mid sunburn) following  a Microneedling with radiofrequency, most clients report no social downtime however, you will need to avoid applying makeup the day of your treatment and not working out for 24 hours.

Microneedling is safe and effective for all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.

Trust the Trio Med Spa Team to Provide Your Chicago RF Microneedling Treatment

At Trio Med Spa, our experienced providers are proud to offer innovative anti-aging treatments like Vivace RF microneedling, HALO laser, and more to patients throughout Chicago’s North Shore area. We’ve taken the time to learn about multiple technologies and thoughtfully selected only the ones we feel convinced will be the most effective.

For more information about microneedling or any of the other minimally invasive procedures on our menu, please reach out today to set up your private, no-obligation consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!