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 places high value on developing 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 Biologique Recherche Facial Treatments

Biologique Recherche is the epitome of French skincare, with a focus on excellence, quality and expertise all linked together with a passion for aesthetics and beauty.
Crafted by the Allouche family in a Parisian research laboratory, Biologique Recherche was created with the combined knowledge of a biologist, a physiotherapist and clinical doctor. Together, with their passion for dermatology, they wrote a unique and revolutionary page in the history of skin care.
Our facials using Biologique Recherche skin care go beyond a simple spa treatment, and can be used to treat a number of concerns:

  • Dry/dehydrated skin
  • Acne/seborrheic skin
  • Pigmentation
  • Dullness/devitalized skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sensitive skin
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Lines and wrinkles

Am I a Candidate? 

The beauty of aesthetic treatments using Biologique Recherche is that they revolve around the notion of the Skin Instant, and use a set of powerful products for customization to all different skin types: normal, combination, dry, oily and sensitive. In the words of Biologique Recherche’s Dr. Philippe Allouche, “the skin is the reflection of oneself; it takes multiple forms within a single day and over a lifetime. Similarly, no two individuals have the same skin, and everyone has different Skin Instants which themselves can vary within a single day, depending on the different parts of the face. The Biologique Recherche Methodology therefore targets the epidermis based on each individual’s Skin Instant.”

Everyone is a candidate for a facial treatment, and will see benefits from a treatment.
Depending on your concerns however, there may be some combination or alternative treatment that can address more severe conditions. Laser resurfacing procedures such as Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser, or injectables like Wrinkle Relaxing Injections and Dermal Fillers may be used in conjunction with your Biologique Recherche facials for the ideal skin rejuvenation results.
We suggest taking advantage of a complimentary consultation with one of our expert medical aestheticians. Discuss any and all skin concerns that you may have, and we can help develop a bespoke treatment plan for you.

How is it Performed? 

Each facial is different and will be designed to address your specific Skin Instant, and your specific concerns after a dermo-cosmetic analysis of your skin. Your medical aesthetican will design your personalized treatment plan among the hundreds of Biologique Recherche products for your facial during your complimentary consultation.

A Biologique Recherche Healthy Skin Facial at 8 West Clinic is one of the most simple and relaxing aesthetic treatments around, as you will be in a reclined position during your 70-minute custom treatment. You can expect a cleansing of the face and neck, an application of the renowned Lotion P50, a custom booster application, followed by the application of serums and creams specific to each patient’s skin needs. 

A Biologique Recherche Second Peau Lifting and Rejuvenating Facial at 8 West Clinic, meanwhile, is a more advanced yet equally pampering custom treatment that clocks in at 90 minutes long. Adding onto the same methodology as the Healthy Skin Facial, Second Peau is an electrospun mask strip made up of 80% hyaluronic acid of medical origin. The pharmaceutical grade hyaluronic acid is purer and 40x more concentrated than that found in traditional cosmetics.

Dependent on your consultation, you may also opt to include high-powered add-ons for further targeting of particular concerns. These might include the highly soothing and reconditioning Toleskin sterile cream, Patchs Défatigants for rejuvenation of fatigue and aging the eye contour area, or the highly concentrated radiance-boosting Masque PIGM 400.

How Biologique Recherche Facials Work

To understand how Biologique Recherche facials work, it is important to learn about the philosophy behind the methodology.

Our skin is our envelope, so it must be protected and cared for. In a nutshell, the skin can be compared to a house: if the roof, i.e. the epidermis, fails to protect against external attack, the interior, i.e. the dermis, becomes vulnerable. To achieve conclusive results, we must start by taking a look at the epidermis. We know that, by creating an ideal surface environment, we can help the skin develop in a healthy, balanced way. Taking care of the epidermis helps restore the skin’s healthy, youthful and radiant appearance.

Building on this, a Biologique Recherche product for efficacious treatment of the epidermis must meet specific criteria:

  • A very complex formulation with high concentrations of plant, organic marine or biological extracts, exceeding 20 percent on average.
  • Absence of synthetic fragrances to preserve formula integrity and try to avoid phenomena of bad reaction.
  • Cold manufacturing processes are used whenever possible in order to maintain the original structure of the active ingredients.
  • High-quality active ingredients to justify its value.

The synergy of Biologique Recherche’s products and their unique and original techniques combined with the Skin Instant approach contribute to the success of their internationally revered treatments.

What to Expect

A facial is a very relaxing and gentle treatment that will reveal glowing, supple skin directly after treatment. Depending on how your bespoke facial treatment is designed by your aesthetician, you may experience very mild tingling during your facial. This will be the work of active ingredients in the Biologique Recherche facial products that help to resurface, reinvigorate and rejuvenate your skin.
As a facial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating treatment, your skin will appear fresh and glowing immediate after treatment. The full benefits of your Biologique Recherche treatment will be seen within the months following, as the products work their magic and your skin’s natural cellular turnover brings newer, fresher, healthier skin to the surface. Continued, regular facial treatments will yield better results, and are ideal for general skin maintenance and overall health.

Complementary Treatments

Biologique Recherche facial treatments are perfect for every skin type, and can provide a number of benefits to your skin, as well as address some mild skin conditions. 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is home to a number of skin and injectable aesthetic treatments to help with most skin concerns.
Hydrafacials as well as Medical-Grade Chemical Peels are fantastic low-impact treatments that can be combined with a Biologique Recherche Facial for greater skin health.
If the signs of aging are your primary concern, injectable treatments such as Wrinkle Relaxing Injections and Dermal Fillers can be included in your treatment plan with a Biologique Recherche Facial.
For concerns such as acne, oily skin, and pigmentation, our Broadband Laser Therapy treatment and Potenza RF Microneedling can be used in tandem with a Facial for clearer, fresher skin.

Learn More with a Consultation

8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic offers complimentary consultations with all of our medical aesthetics treatment providers. During this consultation is when you can discuss your concerns, your aesthetic goals, and pricing. By the end of your appointment, you will have a custom treatment plan designed just for you, and you may even book additional time for optional treatment if you decide you would like this the same day.
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.