8 West Clinic is British Columbia’s premier cosmetic surgery clinic and medical spa, located in the heart of beautiful Vancouver. In practice for 20 years, we offer the complete spectrum of plastic surgery and non surgical treatments, under the direction of founder and Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi. Our mission is to help you love your skin INSIDE & OUT, and that is why offer medical spa, cosmetic surgery, nutrition & wellness consulting and more – to help you achieve your goals with a comprehensive approach.
Over the years, with the help of our highly appreciated loyal customers, we have grown to a sizeable and talented team of aesthetic medical professionals and client support staff. Be sure to learn about our team of plastic surgeons, Registered Nurses, Medical Aestheticians, Certified Nutritionists, makeup artists and patient care managers. Investing in your skin, body or wellness requires a commitment of time and resources…you want results and so you should! You also deserve to be cared for in a safe medical environment. Be sure to learn more about why to choose 8 West Clinic. In a nutshell, we are a family operated clinic (founded by Dr. Buonassisi and his wife Angie), with a long history of success and the most professional, passionate and skilled treatment providers in the province. To top it off, we invest in the most modern and highly effective medical devices and provide continual advanced training to our team of experts – to ensure they are the best at what they do.
From skin rejuvenation (non surgical ways to keep your skin younger for longer) to laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, Dual Coolsculpting and more – we offer medical grade treatments and consult in a thorough and ethical way. We manage your expectations so that you know what to expect and provide stellar follow up care. If what you hope to achieve isn’t possible with non surgical medical spa treatments (with modern day advancements, so much CAN be achieved without surgery, but there are still things that CAN NOT) we will refer you to consult with our very own Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi for rhinoplasty, facelift or eyelid lift surgery. We would love to meet you and encourage you to begin your journey by scheduling a complimentary consultation.
Laser removal devices come in all shapes, sizes and vintages. Those tempting online coupons often lead to clinics that are desperate for business and use archaic machines (if it takes 10 times as long to remove your hair, it is really a cost savings?). Our laser hair removal specialists will provide a detailed consultation to ensure your hair can be removed effectively and safely.
With two of these incredible machines, we can reduce treatment times dramatically. Coolsculpting is the only FDA approved device that non surgically freezes fat away. Your medical aesthetician will discuss your goals during your complementary consultation and recommend if this treatment is right for you. If you are at a healthy weight and have pockets of stubborn fat, this just might be the treatment for you.
Although IPL lasers are used for photofacials, not all machines are created equal and our device is beyond compare. Nothing like what you will find in your spa aesthetician or hair stylist’s basement, the Sciton BBL is the most powerful and advanced device on the market. In the hands of our highly skilled medical aestheticians, this device can be used to clear reds and brows (with a treatment called BBL Photofacial) or visibly combat skin aging with the BBL Forever Young.
Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular medical spa treatments available because it has no downtime, is relatively inexpensive and provides a quick glow to the skin. Patients looking for a more dramatic result will consider treatments that penetrate deeper into the skin such as the ground breaking new treatment Halo Hybrid Fractionated Laser Resurfacing (the only device on the market that combines ablative and non ablative laser wavelengths in one treatment). In consultation, your medical aesthetician will help uncover your goals and objectives, and recommend the treatment that will get the results you looking for.
Injections of neuromodulators (common brands include Botox and Dysport) and dermal fillers (Restylane, Emervel, and others) are a wonderful way to take years of the face, or make it look more defined and pretty.
Botox & Dysport treat dynamic wrinkles (those that form when we smile or frown) while dermal fillers treat facial volume loss, something that happens to each and every one of us starting at about age 35. Dermal fillers are wonderful as a non surgical lip augmentation technique, to subtly shape the cheeks or chin, or to camouflage folds, wrinkles and shadows.
As we age, collagen production slows down and our skin becomes less tight, a little crepe-y and thinner. Skin tightening is a wonderful non surgical way to tighten the skin. With no down time, this treatment is great as a maintenance strategy to slow down skin aging.
Confidence is key when it comes to sexual healthy. Vaginal dryness, discomfort during sex or feeling self conscious about long or asymmetric labia can really affect one’s mood. We offer comprehensive sexual health consultations to help women deal with the side effects of pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, including Diva Laser Vaginal Therapy & labiaplasty (a surgical way to reshape labia).
At 8 West Clinic, we offer the complete spectrum of medical spa and skin services. Schedule a consultation today! Our complementary Visia Skin Consultation is a great way to get started. We take photos of your skin on a special camera, analyze your skin using our dermatologic software, and tell you how your skin is shaping up on a number of metrics. Call (604) 733-1669 and let’s get you one step closer to loving your skin, inside and out.