Her precision and knowledge is extreme. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. You can find Alvina's location in NY and NJ. Make sure you book an appointment in advance, she is very popular!
Call 212-472-8872 or 201-960-9857 "LENOX HILL LASER ESTHETIC"( 210 East 68th st Street, #1F, NY, NY 10065 ).
I felt in good hands as soon as I stepped in her office.
Since I am turning 40 years old in 3 weeks, I wanted to try a procedure called VI peel precision plus.
VI peel is a medium-strength peel that can effectively reach a deeper layer of the skin than superficial peels. When your new skin is reborn after about 7 days, you will see a marked improvement to your skin texture. You will look more radiant and less dull in just one application. But scars, wrinkles or pigmentation problems will require a series of treatment.
Precision Plus is a powerful booster and pad system developed specifically to treat stubborn melasma, pigmentation, and acne scarring. This booster is added to the VI Peel, creating the ultimate treatment choice for more dramatic results.
VI peel gained its popularity when many famous celebrities were reportedly using it. VI peel differentiates itself from other medium peel as a painless peel that is suitable for all skin tones, and requires no preconditioning.
The reason why I chose the VI Precision Peel, which is 25% stronger than the regular VI peel is simply because Alvina looked at my skin and gave me her diagnostic. My main concern was open pores, sun damage and high pigmentation.
Alvina applied eight layers of the VI Precision peel on my face, neck and chest. There wasn’t any pain at all.
Not even a slight tingling. It was unbelievably painless.
She then wiped my face, neck and chest with a post-peel towelette containing retinoic acid and vitamin C et voilà all done!
The smell was totally bearable, nothing to complain about.
Alvina made sure to give me all post peeling instructions from day one to day seven.
Mandatory to keep the peel on for 4 hours.
washing off the acid with VI derm cleanser for all skin types with cold water.
Dry the skin softly and wait 10 minutes to use both sides the post peel (lime green color) towelette. Use it on face, neck and chest. Let it dry.
After 15 minutes use on the same exact areas another towelette, both sides (but this time the dark green color one). Let it dry.
30 minutes before bed, put all over the face, neck and chest a very thick layer of the « VI Derm anti-itch cream post peel protectant » with active ingredient 1% hydrocortisone.
THE VI PEEL KIT
The treatment came with a take-home kit containing:
VI peel towelette (2x lime green and 2x dark green)
Post Peel Protectant Hydrocortisone
SPF50 Sun Protection
ONE HOUR BEFORE BEDTIME
An hour before bedtime, I used the hydrocortisone cream, applied the thick layer over my face, neck and chest.
Tomorrow we will repeat the same step by step....A demain!
I am back to tell you about day 2 and 3:
I slept quite well though I remember feeling a little itch on my face during the night. I tolerated the itch well and did not need to use more of any post-peel protectant anti-itch cream 1% hydrocortisone.
By morning, the itch had stopped.
I was able to go about with my day and face the public. At this stage, it was alright to put on makeup on but I didn’t. I made sure to apply the post peel protectant cream and the sun block from day 2 onwards.
But so far no peeling just my skin feeling tight.
At night, there was a little peeling around my nose and mouth.
I proceed doing the same routine as yesterday. I wiped my face vigorously with the post-peel towelettes both sides an hour before bedtime. It was just fine!
I also purchased during the day a healing ointment called Aquafor* for dry, cracked and irritated skin. I applied it all over my face and neck. It felt amazing
I woke up with sensitive dry lips, even though they were untouched by VI Precision peel.
I did not know, VI peel can seep or leak to areas where the acid was not applied. So expect peeling in areas that were spared.
Other than my lips, No major changes, I am not a snake yet! No full peeling yet. Just a shiny dry layer over my face, neck and chest. It is the layer that is going to peel anytime soon. I decided to see stay home all day since it is the week end.
Alvina and I spoke on the phone (I was wondering if I could wear makeup on day 4, tomorrow! Since I am supposed to be out and about meeting some people).
So far at 6 pm my forehead is starting peeling, my face is feeling warm, I feel a burning sensation I have applied more Aquafor* and anti-itch 1% hydrocortisone cream. Hopefully I won’t be peeling everywhere.
So I can go out and not be grounded, at least for the next couple of days.
Tonight I will wash my face as usual, like day 1 and 2 but extremely gentle. To avoid
as water softens the skin, skin to roll away, earlier than it should. It can be very painful, extreme stinging when post peel protectant is applied later. So guys my advice, be patient!
Day 4 and 5
I went out to meet friends, I had a hat on, applied my sunscreen all over my face, neck and chest.
Let me tell you it was not a nice sight!
My friends were acting as if it was nothing but truly it was horrible to watch. I scared my own self lol.
When I came back, I washed the makeup off gently, pad my face dry, and got into my bed, I slept pretty widely, tossing and turning. Dreaming about many different things.
Uncomfortable! I kept waking up but did not scratch my face. The level of itch was not too bad.
The morning of day 5, my lips were cracked, i could barely open them, especially the corners. I felt totally restricted. My face is now patchy, dead skin was hanging off multiple parts of my face. I feel dry everywhere. My skin texture is uneven. I think I will not recover by day seven. I look and feel ugly at this point but it is worth it. I can see the areas that have already peeled, my pores and skin look so smooth and clean. I am so tempted to speed up the process but I will not.
I am starting looking pretty normal, my forehead and hairline is still hanging to the dead skin but so far so good. My old skin is coming off. My neck and chest are just now peeling. It is apparently the way it goes, always 2 to 3 days later later than the face. I spotted also some pimples but I know that it is the Layers of cream I have been applying since day one that has caused the reaction. However these are little pimples nothing major. It will be gone in no time. My skin right is dehydrated and flaky but i can see that as soon its normal PH level will return. I will be very happy of the result.
I can't wait for day seven to see if my face has completely peeled. Then we can assess the results. I am tempted to go for a microdermabrasion on day nine for more instant glow, since I am supposed to see Alvina who is going to introduce me to her new laser hair removal machine and Sculpture "the new smarter way to sculpt my body, redefine my shape with no surgery, no downtime, just results".
Let's see if it is true! but before that I will give you my final feedback on the results of the VI PEEL PRECISION PLUS.
In a week or two I will let you know if I had a collagen boost, if my pores became smaller and if my skin pigmentation has faded.