About Us

About Viva La MedSpa

Viva La Med Spa was created with the intent to provide the best quality care that places our patients at complete ease. Our experience and enthusiasm for the profession welcomes you with an ambience visit that is centered completely around you. We cater to your personal needs and guarantee a satisfying experience.

Our Mission

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Children's Burn Foundation whose main concern is the full recovery of child burn survivors, addressing not only their physical needs, but their psychological, emotional, and social recovery as well. CBF provided services for 85,000 children and families during the past fiscal year. www.childburn.org

Old Town

Manar | Aesthetic Nurse Practioner

Manar is a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner who proudly holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a Florida native and spent 4.5 years sharpening her skills as an emergency room nurse before embarking on her advanced practice journey. Manar's passion for the art of medical aesthetics beautifully aligns with her desire to craft facial harmony for every patient. Her commitment to all patients is encapsulated by her core motto—to ensure that every individual walks out of our office feeling even more confident and radiant than when they first entered. Her favorite part about her career is that she is able to be apart of patients transformative journey towards confidence, self-expression, and authentic beauty.

Haejin | Lead Nurse Injector

Hello, my name is Haejin Cho. I am a registered nurse with over a decade of experience in critical care, specializing in medical and neuro spine ICU at a level-one trauma hospital in the Chicago area. I've expanded my practice scope into aesthetics and provided aesthetic medicine. I am passionate about helping my patients look and feel their best, and I'm committed to providing safe, effective, and personalized care to each client. In pursuit of my goals, I'm enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program focusing on Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Rush University. My goal is to make my clients look and feel their best by helping them achieve their aesthetic goals and make the best version of themselves.

Simran | Nurse Injector

Simran is an experienced nurse that has specialized in care for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Her passion for both beauty and healthcare has fueled her desire to transition into aesthetics. Having embarked on her own aesthetic journey as a patient seeking to enhance her own features, Simran is deeply committed to boosting confidence and meeting the unique needs of her patients. She understands firsthand the transformative power of aesthetic procedures and is passionate about helping individuals feel their best. In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants around the city!

Maegan | Nurse Injector

I graduated in 2019 with my BSN from Lakeview College of Nursing and have been working as a nurse for 4.5 years. I currently work in the CVICU at a level 1 trauma in Chicago. I have always had a passion for both medical and aesthetic dermatology after my own personal experience with acne. My goal is to make my clients feel confident and be the best version of themselves!

Diana | Nurse Injector

Diana is a registered nurse who received her BSN from Aurora University. She was selected for an exclusive intraoperative nursing program assisting in many surgical procedures such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery and more. She has always had a passion for anything beauty. Her goal is to help people feel more confident in their own skin and reveal the inner and outer beauty of her patients. Outside of work, she loves to go to Pilates, try new restaurants/coffee shops, and travel!

Lorena | Medical Aesthetician

Lorena graduated from Tricoci University in May 2022. Her main objective has always been to provide the tools necessary to improve personal image while honoring the person within. Her goal is to empower others to reach for the stars, and to always look and feel your best. It’s been an honor to learn new ways to help others feel good, strong, and confident. She has also been learning new treatments, such as eyelashes and works as a part time barber.

Kara, J.D | Director of Legal & Business Affairs

Kara has a law degree from UIC with a deep passion for skincare and beauty. She’s dedicated to merging her legal expertise with her love for skincare to assist clients in achieving their skin goals. Stay tuned for her journey as she combines law and beauty to make the world a more beautiful and just place!

Veronica | Lead Nurse Injector

Veronica has been a register nurse for over 12 years working at a level one trauma center. Shes always had a passion for helping others and found aesthetics very rewarding. She takes pride in making your skin look beautiful so you can walk away with confidence. Currently certified in injectables, medical grade Microneedling, vitamin therapy, plasma pen, skin care and much more. With her experience she welcomes you to start your skin journey for natural results. She is bilingual in Spanish and was recognized by Negocios Now, Who's who magazine in 2019 as a hispanic who has inspired others in the healthcare field.

Tori | Nurse Injector

Tori received her BSN from the University of Arizona, and works as a registered nurse at a level 1 trauma center. She has always had a passion for aesthetics and enjoys being able to make people feel more comfortable in their own skin. Fun fact: Tori knows American Sign Language.

Maheen | Nurse Injector

Maheen graduated with her BSN from Purdue University and has been an RN for 5+ years. She has specialized in various areas of healthcare, including ICU, ER, Cath lab, and IR. Maheen's personal struggle with adult acne and textured skin led her to explore different skincare treatments and sparked her passion for aesthetics. As a healthcare professional, she strives to provide personalized care that caters to each patient's unique needs and preferences. Fun fact: Maheen’s favorite food is a tavern style pizza with jalapeno’s and onions.

Irene | Nurse Injector

Irene graduated with her BSN from Aurora University. She currently works on a cardiac/ neuro floor. Learning about beauty and aesthetics is a passion of hers. She loves to enhance her patients natural beauty and help people feel more confident in their own skin. Her favorite part about her job is the close relationships she builds with her patients. Irene is fluent in Spanish. Outside of work, she loves staying active, and spending time with family and friends.

Justyna | Medical Aesthetician

Justyna Gut received her aesthetician license through Hair Professionals Career College. She has a strong passion for the beauty industry from a young age and is always looking to expand her knowledge! Her goal is to do her absolute best to provide a pure and blissful service to enhance, protect and cherish every patient’s unique beauty.

Olivia | Medical Aesthetician

Olivia Graca received her esthetician license through Hair Professionals career college. She joined our team at Viva La Medspa in order to further her career and truly expand her knowledge in the field. Her goal is to create a wonderful atmosphere for the clientele as well as, to make informed decisions to best help each client on a personalized level to let their true beauty shine. Fun fact about Olivia is bilingual in Polish.

Lauren | Director of Operations

I am a current law student at the University of Illinois Chicago. I have a strong passion for the beauty and skincare industry. I am always looking for the latest news about skincare ingredients and techniques and love learning how to improve my own skincare routine

Marie | Lead Nurse Injector

Marie is a registered nurse specializing in aesthetic Injectibles with over 10 years of experience within the beauty industry. Upon her early years working with Estee Lauder she was awarded 1st place in the 2014 National Makeup Challenge, her current business has been featured on ABC7 News, and she is an active educator concentrating in cosmetic and Paramedical tattoos. Marie is distinguished by her avant garde style, and graceful procedures that leave her clients looking & feeling beyond reproach.

Elisabeth | Nurse Injector

Elisabeth graduated from Case Western Reserve University with her bachelors degree in nursing. She started out her nursing career as a high risk labor and delivery nurse, but as the pandemic went on, transitioned into travel nursing. After 3+ years of bedside nursing, she decided to finally pursue her passion for aesthetic nursing. Elisabeth has always been interested in beauty and helping fulfill her clients dreams and this began after she got her own lip fillers over 2 years ago. Fun fact about me: I lived in Europe for 9 years and can speak 3 languages!

Joyce | Nurse Injector

I am driven by my passion and dedication to provide the utmost care. I currently work in the Emergency Department. I am passionate about caring for critically ill patients and I look forward to expand my nursing career in the world of aesthetics. I look forward to providing compassionate care and exceptional aesthetic treatments and outcomes. Fun Fact: I love reading - I am a book worm

Nicole | Nurse Injector

Nicole graduated from the University of Illinois with her BSN and began her nursing experience on a cardiac/stroke unit. She started to get involved in aesthetics after seeing transformations on her own skin with getting different treatments done. Her favorite part about this career is learning about how science and aesthetics tie together and utilizing her nursing skills in an artistic way. Fun fact: Nicole figure skated for 18 years!

Karina | Medical Aesthetician

I graduated from Chicago State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science and a minor in Spanish Literature. After 10 years in sales and marketing, I decided to switch gears and pursue my dreams and passion which has always been the beauty industry. I graduated ranking student #1 in my class at Universal Spa Training Academy in Downers Grove, where I received my aesthetics license.

Amaris | Medical Aesthetician

I'm Amaris, and skin has been my lifelong passion. I'm thrilled to soon have the opportunity to work directly with patients, creating amazing experiences for them. Seeing the positive impact of skincare on confidence and well-being inspires me. I aim to educate and guide individuals towards healthier skin, providing effective treatments and building trusting relationships. I'm excited about the possibilities ahead and bringing my dedication to each patient.

Portia | Lead Nurse Injector

Portia graduated from the University of St. Francis with her BSN. She did Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery nursing at Christ and at The University of Chicago. When the pandemic hit in 2019 the need for nurses drastically increased, she then transitioned into travel nursing where she did FEMA work and worked as charge nurse in areas that were hit the hardest by the pandemic. Although she felt a sense of pride at having worked on the frontlines of COVID-19 she soon realized it was time to peruse her dream of becoming an aesthetic nurse. Portia has found aesthetic nursing to be equally rewarding. It’s great being apart of making patients look and feel the best versions of themselves.

Gisselle | Nurse Injector

Gisselle is a registered nurse who received her BSN from Saint Xavier University. She works as a Labor & Delivery nurse and is a former lash technician. She has a passion for anything beauty related and loves to empower all her clients into feeling their best versions of themselves. She takes pride in being a Latina nurse injector and hopes to make a difference in the aesthetics industry. Her fun fact is that she loves doing outdoor activities like hiking and driving 4-wheelers.

Adisa | Nurse Injector

Adisa is a native from Boise, Idaho who recently moved to Chicago after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has 6 years of experience working in healthcare but her RN journey started at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, currently working in observation and ED. Above all, it has always been her dream to work in the world of beauty. Her ultimate goal in this industry is to empower individuals to look and feel their absolute best. After starting her own journey as a client in med spas, she realized the increase in her confidence tremendously, which led her to want to achieve this same feeling for future clients.

Falaknaz | Nurse Injector

Falaknaz is a registered nurse and creative individual. She earned her Bachelors in Science in Behavior and Health at Boston University and Master of Nursing at Emory University. She has experience working in the ICU and is a fashion enthusiast. Falaknaz joined the Viva team to develop her nursing skills at the intersection of healthcare and beauty. She believes injecting is an art form and is passionate about building relationships.

Nancy | Medical Aesthetician

Nancy graduated with her Aesthetics license from G Skin & Beauty Institute in Chicago. She joined our team at Viva La Med Spa to further develop her career in advanced skin care. She developed a true love for this field and became an Esthetician to help her patients reach their full potential while providing a sense of security with their inner and outer beauty. Nancy finds this profession exceptionally rewarding since helping people feel comfortable in their own skin is her true passion.

Anneli | Social Media Director

Hello, I'm Anneli, a dedicated skincare enthusiast with a lifelong passion for healthy skin. My journey, marked by conquering hormonal acne and scarring, ignited a love for skincare care that I now share with others. Backed by a background in social media marketing, I'm thrilled to empower you on your journey to confident, radiant skin. Let's uncover your best skin together!

Buffalo Grove

Niko | Lead Nurse Injector

Niko grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and has gone on to complete his BSN at Northern Illinois University. Upon graduation, he has had experience both in and out of the hospital. He is well versed in multiple medical procedures having worked at Alexian Brother’s Medical Center Emergency Room, Advocate Sherman Immediate Care Center, and Skypoint Vein Center. Having seen a multitude of cases, Niko has brought his experience into Aesthetic Medicine. He specializes in injectables, PRP treatments, IV therapy, and many more services.

Taryn | Medical Aesthetician

Taryn has a strong passion for combining the best products with the latest technology. Her personal journey of seeking knowledge on skin care, nutrition and fitness led her to a career as a Medical Aesthetician. She graduated from G Skin & Beauty Institute and enjoys sharing her expertise and deep understanding of esthetics. She takes pride in helping clients achieve their skin care goals with a result driven approach. Fun fact about Taryn is she loves to be at the beach, enjoys traveling and weightlifting.

Michelle | Lead Nurse Injector

Michelle embarked on her nursing journey in the demanding field of Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU), where she honed her skills in critical care, patient management, and hospital dynamics. Recognizing the value of specialization, she pursued and obtained her Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification, demonstrating her commitment to excellence in the critical care nursing domain. Driven by a passion for holistic and restorative medicine, Michelle transitioned from the hospital environment after two years. She delved into natural IV therapy, furthering her expertise and embarking on a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to deepen her impact in the healthcare realm.

Audrey | Medical Aesthetician

I Received My Esthetician License From New Age Spa Institute, I Am Very Passionate About My Career, I Love Making Personal Connections With Clients & Helping My Clients Achieve Their Skin Goals. The Confidence I Get To See In My Clients Once We Achieve Their Skin Goals Is What Makes Me Love What I Do. A Little About Me, I Love Traveling & Spending Time With Loved Ones

Alyssa | Medical Aesthetician

Alyssa received her esthetician license from International Skin and Beauty Academy. She joined the team at Viva La Med Spa to fulfill her passion and love in helping clients feel and look their best with the advanced skincare treatments we offer at Viva La Med Spa. Her main goal its to help other individuals achieve their skin goals while boosting their confidence knowledge during every treatment.

Anna | Medical Aesthetician

Anna is a passionate professional in the field of aesthetics, specializing in skincare and laser treatments. She received education at Tricoci University and furthered their expertise by obtaining Laser certification from the National Laser Institute. With a genuine desire to help people feel comfortable in their own skin. She is dedicated to enhancing natural beauty and boosting self-confidence. Anna loves traveling and attending concerts.


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