Meet the 8 West team

8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is proud to be the home of facial and skin rejuvenation professionals who are at the top of their field, which includes our highly qualified medical aestheticians and aesthetic nurses.
Equally as important as their skills and experience, our team also develops long-term relationships with their patients. This is so we can have a comprehensive understanding of your skin, its conditions, and its evolution through treatment. This allows us to tailor your treatment plan to best achieve your individual aesthetic goals.
Our medical aestheticians and registered nurse injectors offer a comprehensive and complimentary consultation to discuss your desired results, and provide quotes on your treatment plan.


Why we love BBL Forever Young

BBL Forever Clear is a non-invasive and non-ablative acne treatment that uses light energy to treat acne. No more squeezing and popping, which can force tears and the skin and result in scarring. BBL Forever Clear is fast, with minimal pain and zero downtime – meaning you can complete your treatment in your lunch break, and return to work or school right after.
BBL Forever Clear can provide you with the acne-free face of your dreams with:

  • Fewer active pustules (pimples)
  • Reduction of red spots
  • Reduces pore size with contributes to blackheads
  • Reduction of redness in acne scars
  • Effective treatment of rosacea

Our Broadband Light therapy machine can also be customized to treat a variety of other skin conditions such as the signs of aging, pigmentation and vascular lesions. BBL Forever Young is your ticket to a brighter, fresher and clearer complexion.

Am I a Candidate? 

The beauty of BBL Forever Young is that because it is a gentle light therapy, it is perfect for most people. If you are concerned with the following conditions, BBL Forever Young may be the perfect treatment for you:

  • Pimples
  • Blackheads
  • Spots
  • Zits
  • Large pores
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Redness from acne scars

As the cause of acne is impossible to pinpoint to one individual factor, the best way to treat this condition is usually with a holistic approach. Our medical aesthetic nurses and skin specialists have a thorough knowledge of acne and it’s causes, so take advantage of our free consultations to understand how to best treat your acne.
Broadband Light therapy’s highly customizable design means that it can treat many conditions apart from acne – such as the signs of aging, pigmentation, uneven complexion, and poor skin laxity. Have a look at BBL Forever Young – Face and Body, or book a complimentary consultation to discuss your skin concerns and desired results.

How is it performed? 

A BBL Forever Young treatment is somewhat similar to a Hydrafacial, where you will be lying down and your face will be thoroughly cleaned prior to treatment. Instead of the Hydrafacial wand, a larger handheld device will then be applied to your skin. This device targets areas of active acne and redness, and produces quick pulses of high-intensity light to target both acne-causing bacteria and the red pigment in spots.
This state-of-the-art machine is equipped with an advanced cooling feature, allowing the safe and effective use of high-powered energy in the process.
Once your treatment is complete, the appropriate medical-grade skin products will be applied to your treatment area for the very best post-procedure protection and care. This is customized to your skin and treatment to boost the effects of the treatment and ensure optimal results.

How does BBL Forever Clear work?

BBL (Broadband Light) Photo Facial, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, is a corrective phototherapy treatment. The BBL Photo Facial is a highly advanced device which uses broad-spectrum light energy that is adjusted and customized to penetrate and treat the layer of the skin in which the specific condition or issue lies.
In regards to acne, there are very specific elements in the skin that contribute to acne and pimples, and the BBL device targets these. Two of the primary contributors to active acne are sebum (oi) and bacteria. Cleansing the skin twice daily greatly helps to manage overactive sebum, but the best way to target and kill the bacteria is with BBL Forever Clear
BBL harnesses the colours of the light spectrum (the colours you see when you shine a light through a prism) to penetrate the skin at different levels. Our medical aestheticians have a thorough knowledge of laser and skin science to utilize this technology in such a way that they can target the exact depth of the skin where your skin concerns lie.
The conditions that BBL therapy treats are all within the Epidermis; the visible uppermost layer of the skin – but each condition is within a specific depth of this superficial layer – which is why the highly customizable BBL Photo Facial device is so effective at targeting your concerns for optimal results.

What to Expect

BBL Forever Clear treatments are relatively quick, with little pain or discomfort and no downtime. You can expect some light redness in the treated area, which will only last a short time – sometimes only a matter of hours. How to care for and protect your skin post-treatment will be discussed with you prior to treatment, and your Skin Expert will be available to answer any questions you have after you leave.
You will begin to see lighter and clearer skin within a month or two, as your skin cells turnover every 30-40 days (depending on your age). As acne has a number of contributing factors, it is difficult to give an exact timeline and degree of results. The reduced bacteria due to the BBL treatment, combined with regular cleansing and other lifestyle factors can mean quite significant changes in your skin and the level of acne. Your treatment provider will be able to discuss what you can do to achieve the optimal results from your BBL Forever Clear treatment.


Complementary Treatments

If acne is your primary concern, there are a number of top-quality treatments and products at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic that can get your skin looking clearer and brighter than ever.
Our range of medical-grade skincare by SkinCeuticals and Zein Obagi (ZO) are both backed by science to provide the very best in acne-treating skin products.
Booking regular Hydrafacial’s can work to keep the skin clean, and extract congestion, while infusing your skin with powerful acne-fighting acids and active ingredients. Combine this with our Medical Grade Acne Peel to really kick your skin into the next gear and significantly reduce acne and potential scarring.
The brand new Potenza RF Microneedling is a powerful new revolution in fighting active acne, as we can safely extract the pustule and literally ZAP the pore and the bacteria.
If acne scarring is your primary concern, Microneedling, HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser and ProFractional Laser are the industry-leading technologies in skin resurfacing and rejuvenation.

Learn more with a consultation

If acne or acne scars are something that is a concern for you, a discussion with a skin expert and specialist is always the best step in your journey to clearer skin. Learn more about BBL Forever Clear as well as our other acne and acne scar treatment options with a complimentary consultation and skin assessment. Book your free consultation by calling us on (604) 733-1669 or complete this online form for a call back from one of our knowledgeable Patient Care Managers.