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 CoolSculpting

For decades, liposuction was considered the only option for those wanting to remove unwanted fat, but CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive option to reduce fat, permanently. CoolSculpting® is known as the gold standard in non-invasive fat removal, and there are plenty of reasons why it’s such a popular treatment:

  • There is no downtime, so you can head straight back to work or your other activities
  • This is a non-invasive procedure—no need for anesthesia or surgery
  • CoolSculpting is permanent. After the fat cells are frozen, it is gone from that area forever!

CoolSculpting is a highly customizable treatment, and can be used on multiple areas of the body including the abdomen, arms, thighs (inner & outer), knees, hips, flanks (sides), and chin. If a double chin or jowl fat is of concern to you, Double Chin Injections (also known as Belkyra/Kybella) is an alternative and complementary option for treatment.

Am I a Candidate? 

CoolSculpting is a versatile and non-invasive option for fat reduction, and if you find that you are close to your ideal weight but are wanting to tackle stubborn areas of fat, CoolSculpting may be ideal for you. The most common CoolSculpting treatments are for:

  • Abdomen/Stomach Fat
  • Arm Fat
  • Thighs (Inner & Outer)
  • Knee Fat
  • Bra Fat
  • Hips
  • Flanks (Sides)
  • Chin/Jowl

Along with decades of experience, our medical aestheticians will suggest a treatment that will yield the results you are looking for. CoolSculpting has very specific criteria they will assess to ensure this is the perfect treatment for you.
CoolSculpting treats subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that sits below the skin and above muscle. To be able to treat this fat, we need to be able to pinch the fat – so it can fit inside the CoolSculpting suction applicators. Take advantage of our complimentary consultations to determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.

How is it performed? 

How exactly your CoolSculpting treatment will be performed depends on the area you are having treated. We will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure, and if possible we will have you in a reclined position. Your medical aesthetician will then locate the ideal areas for treatment and mark them. The paddle-like CoolSculpting applicator (or applicators if you are receiving dual-CoolSculpting) will then be applied to the area, to then suction onto the area.
The machine will then begin to cool down to below 0℃, this will feel uncomfortable during this time, but will go numb after 10-15 minutes and we can help with managing this discomfort if required.
Once the CoolSculpting treatment for that area has finished, your aesthetician will remove the applicator and massage the area for a few minutes – this is actually the most important part of the process, as it is helping to break up all of the frozen fat cells to optimize the results.
If you are receiving multiple CoolSculpting sessions as per your customized treatment plan, this process will then be repeated in a different area.

How CoolSculpting works

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective non-surgical procedure used to reduce fat and contour specific areas of the body, using a technology called Cryolipolysis®. CoolSculpting targets fat cells, freezes and permanently eliminates them.
While diet and exercise can reduce the size of fat cells, they can’t reduce the number of them. With CoolSculpting®, the fat cells are cooled to the point that they die off, are broken down and dissolved by your body, then naturally expelled via your lymphatic system (through your sweat and urine).
All this occurs without any sensations or awareness that this is taking place in the body, so you can carry on with your normal life after your treatment and don’t need to make any changes to your lifestyle.


What to Expect

Immediately after the treatment, the area may seem a bit red or swollen, but it will be practically unoticeable that you had any treatment done at all. In the days that follow, you may experience a little bruising if you find that you do bruise easily (this is due to the suction of the machine).
The treatment area will feel quite numb for the days that follow, with almost a pins-and-needles sensation, but you won’t experience any pain.
The results timeline does vary while your body naturally breaks up the dead fat cells, and passes them through your lymphatic system. Most patients will see results anywhere from 4 weeks, and up to 12 weeks. The 12 week mark is when your medical aesthetician will book you in for your follow-up appointment, and to continue treatment if this is part of your treatment plan.


Complementary Treatments

As the treatment is to help reduce body fat, we have a number of products that may be suggested by your treatment provider to improve gut health and aid in digestion, such as the range of powders and elixirs by Aura Inner Body.
Our IV Therapy may also be of interest to you, and our series of NAD and vitamin IV treatments host a series of benefits for your health and wellness. Ask any of our wonderful staff for more information on our IV Therapies and benefits.
If your CoolSculpting area of concern is your chin fat and jowl area, then a combined treatment approach of Double Chin Injections (also known as Belkyra/Kybella) may be suggested by your medical aesthetician. In addition, Dermal Filler injections to the chin, jawline or cheek may help to subtly balance your face and help pronounce your features.


Learn more with a consultation

The first step on your CoolSculpting journey is to always book a complementary CoolSculpting Consultation with one of our incredibly experienced medical aestheticians. This is where you will discuss your concerns and treatment goals, and so we can do a thorough assessment to ensure CoolSculpting will help you achieve these. These consultations are absolutely free of charge, and we will provide you with all the information you need, including pricing, your treatment plan, and more information on the treatment itself.
If you would like to book a free consultation at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic, call us on (604) 733-1669 or complete this online form to receive a call back.