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 Young is a non-invasive, non-ablative light therapy that produces amazing results, with absolutely no downtime. As BBL is a gentle light therapy, it is ideal for sensitive skin, at any time of the year. The adjustable light wavelengths and colour spectrums allows BBL to address an extensive list of skin concerns and conditions, with amazing results such as:
- Reduced redness and prominent blood vessels
- Removes pigmentation, sun spots and freckles
- Provides a more even and brighter complexion
- Effectively treats rosacea>
- Improved skin laxity
What if your concerns aren’t on your face? BBL Hero (a revolutionary upgrade) allows us to also treat many areas of the body including the neck, back of the hands, chest, shoulders.
BBL Forever Clear uses the same technology to target and treat active acne, resulting in clearer and smoother skin – that is just how customizable this treatment is.
Am I a Candidate?
As BBL Forever Young is a gentle and non-invasive treatment, most people are eligible candidates for this treatment. This highly-customizable technology allows our medical aestheticians to treat a number of patient skin conditions such as:
- Redness and prominent blood vessels
- Sun spots/sun damage
- Uneven complexion
- Skin laxity
How is it performed?
During a BBL Forever young treatment, a handheld device is applied to your skin which produces quick pulses of high-intensity light. This device is programmed by your medical aesthetician to target the specific areas and depths of the skin where your specific conditions lie. This state-of-the-art machine is equipped with an advanced cooling feature, allowing the safe and effective use of high-powered energy.
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 Young 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.
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 Photo Facial treatments are relatively quick, with minimal pain or discomfort and with little to no downtime. The BBL Hero upgrade allows us to apply the device to large areas of the body, allowing you to be in and out of this treatment during a lunch break.
Many patients are comfortable carrying on with their daily routine after their BBL sessions, but keep in mind that you’ll be more sensitive to sunlight for several weeks, so ensure you are always wearing full-spectrum sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight as much as possible.
You can expect a slight amount of 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 medical aesthetician will be available to answer any questions you have before and after you leave.
How long does it take to see results from BBL? Depending on the concern you are treating, result times will vary. During your in-depth skin assessment before your BBL Photo Facial session, your treatment provider will discuss realistic expectations on the results and when you will see them, and will also recommend a customized treatment plan based on your skin concerns and goals.
BBL sessions are an excellent way to address some of your top concerns with your skin’s tone and complexion. Many patients choose additional treatments to further refresh their appearance, or to tackle more aggressive skin concerns to aid in the overall health of the skin.
Treatments such as HALO or ProFractional Laser work to address more specific and in-depth skin concerns, such as scarring and fine lines and wrinkles, and can be layered onto a treatment plan with BBL to achieve the most outstanding of results. Your medical aesthetician will discuss all options available to you, and suggest a treatment plan that will help to achieve your dream results and skincare goals.
If wrinkles and fine lines are your primary concern, Wrinkle Relaxing Injections performed by our Senior Aesthetic Nurse Injectors are ideal to ease and prevent these signs of aging. Other injectable treatments such as Dermal Fillers can be used to add volume, plump skin, and contour and balance your facial features to ensure you get the most out of your BBL Forever Young treatment.
Learn more with a consultation
As everyone’s skin is unique, and requires customized attention, it is ideal to have a comprehensive skin consultation with a specialist. 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic offers complimentary consultations with our medical aestheticians to help you develop a bespoke treatment plan, designed just for you and your skin goals.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation or appointment, please call the clinic on (604) 733-1669 or complete this online form to receive a call back from one of our friendly patient care managers.