Tripollar Stop Vx review: is it better than Stop X or NuFACE?

Written by Jenny Wu
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  1. Rosemarie Reif says:

    I’d like to ask why this machine is not recommended for darker skin tones?

    • Jenny Wu says:

      According to the manual, darker and super fair skin tones may be prone to discoloration when using this device. This is due to how the heat generated from RF can potentially cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

  2. antonia says:

    I would also like to ask/note – you are a beautiful young girl – many of us looking at RF treatment are well into middle age. I need a device for the mouth area – these devices don’t seem to suggest treatment in these areas. Thank you

  3. Antonia says:

    I enjoyed reading your blog – thankyou. Can you use the Stop Vx then on the crows feet around the eyes, as your chart seems to suggest not. Thanks

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Antonia. My chart is based on the instructions from Tripollar, which says to avoid areas around the eyes. I would look for products specifically designed for the delicate area to use for your crows feet.

      Also RF treatments can be used for all ages. I’m simply sharing how I use the product for my 34 year old skin. If your target area is around your mouth you can certain apply the same circular motions there.

  4. Laura says:

    Hi Jenny, thanks for your detailed review. I’ve had the Stop VX Gold for a year now in my bathroom cabinet and just decided to give it a go but your comments on pain had me worried. Even the Nira laser hurts me at its lowest level and I sometimes jump and make aaacck sounds. Have you tried a painkiller prior to use like they do in-office? I also just ordered the Stop Eye 2, and am hoping that’s gentler than the Nira

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Laura, I haven’t tried the Nira laser so I can’t compare, but I did try the laser facial from Skin Laundry and will say the Stop Vx is more tolerable. I’m not sure a painkiller will help since the pain is surface level though. You could try a numbing cream beforehand, that’s helped me with needles and in office laser treatments! Just make sure you follow the instructions closely and don’t use too much!

      • LAURA FREEMAN says:

        Thanks for your reply, Jenny! I’m taking a tylenol an hour before and then using a lidocaine gel with the gold preparation gel lol. Pain is not my friend.

        • LAURA FREEMAN says:

          So Jenny I asked Tripollar directly and they said not to use any other gel with their preparation gel. Not helpful because I bought the VX Gold for the ELV. This is their response (part of it) {We apologise but we do not recommend using any other topical, medications or similar with the device and its gel. If you feel that you the ELV pain is not tolerable, I highly encourage you use the high RF instead of without ELV. The facial sensation that you may experience is variable. There are more sensitive areas, such as around the eyes and mouth, and less sensitive areas, like the jawline, for example.} Oh well, I have the Myolift Mini too so I guess I’ll have to use that for that area

        • Jenny says:

          Hmm, you would remove the licodaine cream before applying their preparation gel anyways, so I really don’t see how they would conflict? I imagine if you’re going in to a clinic for a professional treatment they may apply a numbing cream beforehand as well. But I don’t want to encourage you to take the risk either, in case there are any! Personally I’ve found microcurrent devices much more comfortable anyways!

        • Jenny says:

          Not a fan of pain either so I can relate! Good luck and let me know if the combo helps!

  5. Ay says:

    Hi there! Can you share what helped you decide on Tripollar versus other RF devices like Newa?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Ay, not gonna lie, a big part of why I went with Tripollar was because reviews said it was the most comfortable of all RF devices (this was before I even knew about Medicube)! I’ve heard that the Newa can fluctuate between burning and no sensation at all, and I knew that if the device was any bit unpainful I wouldn’t be able to commit to using it.

  6. Hailey says:

    I start with high rf mode (two green lights) but it wont stay on stable. The level turns low and high automatically during the treatment. Is this normal?

  7. Theresa says:

    Do you still have a discount code for the tripollar?

  8. Theresa says:

    Thank you for the review! I would like to purchase one!

    Do you still have a coupon code?

  9. Robert says:

    I had the orgiinal Stop X Rose for a couple weeks, but was able to get the Stop Vx while it was on a flash sale on amazon for the same price as the regular Stop X. The Microcurrent is very strong and kind of painful, especially the closer you get towards your mouth area it seems. However, I noticed an immediate firming action after the ELV or whatever its called. I’m only maybe a month in and have noticed improved tightness and plumping of the skin. Fine lines are diminishing some, but I don’t expect them to be dramatically reduced until I’ve been on Stop Vx for a couple months or so. Also, I’ve been using the Stop Vx with Red Light Therapy sessions and it’s really made a world of difference. The Red Light speeds up the healing and redness after a Stop Vx session for sure. It’s improved skin texture, tone, and tightness in the upper neck region. So these two types of therapy pair really well together! Thanks

    • Jenny says:

      That’s awesome that you were able to get a good deal! And yes, the ELV is painful but if you can power through it the results are great, I hope you do see improvements in fine lines in the long run as well! Also that’s great to know about pairing the Stop Vx with Red Light Therapy, I’ll be investing in an LED mask soon and look forward to using them together!

  10. Angela says:

    Thank you so much for writing this! I had seen it on Amazon and ouch the price was really high. I read this article and was considering purchasing it regardless (I had it in my cart at the site you linked, and your coupon does work). Got to the point of purchasing and decided to sleep on it. This morning I got up and hit “refresh” on the Amazon page for it, and like some kind of miracle, they were having a flash sale on it. I purchased it for almost half off! So I’m really excited. Thanks for the information, and being my good luck charm!

    • Pat says:

      @Angela, this just happened to me as well. I had the tab opened for a few days and today I got the device for $400 AUD less. Definitely worth waiting for a deal. Can’t wait to start using it.

    • Jenny says:

      Yay I’m so glad you got a great deal on it! I hope you’ll enjoy the tool as much as I do!

  11. Anne says:

    My jaw line is my main area of concern right now, but it does sound uncomfortable, I am not sure if I am willing to risk that, especially given the price. I have the NuFace and struggle to use it consistently, so I should probably not pay twice as much for something else.

    Anne from Doctor Anne

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