Meet the 8 West team
We’re proud to be the home of facial rejuvenation professionals who are at the top of their field, and that includes our highly qualified team who treat injectables as both a science and a finely-tuned art form. Our medical aesthetic team pride themselves on being the best, as they continue to up-skill, and even train others at a national level for many of our brand partners.
Equally as important as their skills and experience, our team also develops long-term relationships with their patients, assessing their specific muscle movement and anatomy in preparation for treatment. This allows us to tailor your treatment plan to best achieve your individual facial 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. You can also book time for optional treatment after your consultation, in case you just can’t wait for the results to start.
Why we love Double Chin Injections
Double Chin Injections seem almost too good to be true, because they’re a non-surgical solution to stubborn chin fat with minimal down time, not to mention that it kills the fat in the area permanently – meaning that you can say goodbye to chin fat forever! Double Chin Injections may be the perfect treatment for you if you’re looking for the following results:
- Reduced chin fat or jowling
- More projected appearance of the chin
- A defined jawline
- A sharper, more balanced profile
Am I a Candidate?
This treatment is usually a perfect fit for most patients, as it can be a great less invasive alternative to surgery or chin liposuction. Those searching for Double Chin Injections are usually looking to treat:
- Double chin
- Sagging jowl
- Undefined jawline
- Deprojected chin
CoolSculpting is another non-surgical, permanent treatment for a double chin, and may be better suited to your specific concern. A free consultation with one of our medical aestheticians is the recommended way to determine the best way forward to reach your goals.
Double Chin Injections should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are allergic to deoxycholic acid, or if you have a current infection in your chin area.
How is it performed?
Your treatment sessions will require you to be in a relaxed, reclined position. Your treatment provider will mark a series of injection points under your chin, which will be in a grid-like pattern. Your injector will then administer multiple injections into these marked points, directly into the submental subcutaneous fat.
Treatment typically lasts no longer than an hour, including an optional topical numbing ointment. During the treatment you will feel a mild stinging sensation at the injection site which may last for a couple of days. The number of injections and treatments required will be customized to the individual patient’s submental fat distribution and treatment goals.
How Do Double Chin Injections work
Double Chin Injections utilizes deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Deoxycholic acid destroys the walls of fat cells when they come in contact with them. Once the walls have been destroyed, they are unable to hold or accumulate fat, resulting in less fullness under the chin.
What to expect
For the week following the treatment, you can expect some stinging and swelling around the injection site. Subsequent treatments usually have less downtime, however most patients find they have some swelling for the week after their treatments. We always suggest scheduling work and social events outside of the expected treatment downtime; so take some time off, relax and enjoy a self-care week just for you!
It takes between 4-6 weeks for the deoxycholic acid to work in the body, and for you to begin to start to see the results. It’s important to keep your treatment plan in mind, as just one treatment may not deliver the complete results you are after. Your treatment provider will discuss the process with you, and set your expectations for your results timeline.
As Double Chin Injections tend to focus on adding definition to the lower third of the face, and reducing the appearance of fat, there are a number of treatments to further complement your treatment.
CoolSculpting is often used in conjunction with Double Chin Injections to help reduce submental fat to an ideal state. They are both non-surgical, low downtown treatments that permanently destroy fat in the chin area.
Dermal Fillers are also a very popular treatment to define the chin and jawline, help hide the appearance of a double chin, and add balance to your face.
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.