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 HALO
Halo is one of the most popular laser treatments for facial rejuvenation, and for good reason too – the way it effectively treats many of the most common skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin discolouration
- Acne and other scars
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
- Sun damage
- Age spots
What makes Halo even better (if it’s even possible) is that treatments aren’t only for the face—it’s an excellent way to treat areas of concern on other parts of the body including the neck, chest, arms, legs, hips, and hands.
Your Complimentary HALO Aftercare Kit
Being diligent with your post-treatment aftercare is key to achieving maximized results, and we make this easy by providing you with a complimentary 5-step skincare kit that contains the essentials you need for optimal healing. We use our top-tier medical-grade skincare brands whose products are clinically studied to be safe for use post-procedure and enhance the healing process for post-procedure skin. Each Halo Kit comes in a luxurious nécessaire and contains a detailed instruction card so you’ll never forget your aftercare routine.
If Halo laser is the right fit for you, your medical aesthetics specialist will discuss your aftercare instructions and your 5-step routine thoroughly with you. The best way to find out if Halo is for you is by meeting with one of our experts in a complimentary skin consultation.
Am I a Candidate?
As Halo is a fantastic treatment for any skin type, skin tone or age, many people find themselves seeing phenomenal results from Halo treatments, and combination treatments. Our medical aesthetics specialist knows the complex anatomy of skin, inside and out, so they will be able to assess if Halo is the ideal treatment for you.
While you may have one or some of the skin conditions or concerns above, this may not necessarily mean that you are an ideal candidate for Halo. 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic provides complimentary and comprehensive skin conditions for patients so we can tailor a treatment plan that is bespoke to you. We host a range of skin treatment options, including Microneedling, IPL/Broadband Laser, Moxi, ProFractional Laser and TRL – all designed to treat a multitude of skin conditions.
How is it performed?
When you arrive for your Halo laser session, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to the entire treatment area to numb the skin. Once the treatment begins, the Halo handpiece is rolled over your skin, sending wavelengths to both the top and bottom layers of the skin and tissue.
Pigment from the damaged skin is brought to the surface and will peel off in the first few days after treatment and the tissues below the surface will continue to regenerate through the body’s natural healing process.
Patients will see significant changes in their skin tone and texture after just one session, although many people choose to have two or more treatments, depending on their skin’s goals and the type of results that they want to achieve.
How Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser works
Halo is a state-of-the-art laser treatment that eliminates years of damage and restores your skin’s youthful glow. This powerful medical-grade laser treatment combines two wavelengths to simultaneously target the top layer of skin and the deeper tissue beneath the surface. The combination of wavelengths repairs visible signs of sun damage and aging, like discolouration and uneven skin tone on the surface layer, while also heating the tissues under the skin to kick collagen production into high gear, resulting in firmer, smoother skin over time.
Halo’s dual-wave technology is highly customized, depending on your unique needs, and does double-duty in maximizing results with minimal downtime.
What to Expect
Thanks to the numbing cream that keeps you comfortable, a Halo treatment feels warm and prickly as it moves along your skin. Depending on the area or areas you are treating, sessions take around 20 minutes to 1 hour.
After your Halo laser treatment, you will be a bit red and sensitive, and the area will feel quite hot, but you’ll be able to go back to your normal activities right away. Keep in mind that it is imperative to have your skin protected for the first 24 hours, meaning staying make-up-free and keeping out of the sun, so some patients opt to take a day off work for recovery.
Your skin will begin peeling after 3 to 4 days, revealing the glowing, rejuvenated, refreshed skin below. Over the coming weeks, you’ll see improvements in your skin’s tone and texture, with optimal results visible about 2 to 3 months after your treatment. This is due to the depth that the laser reaches, coagulates and stimulates collagen in the dermis (under the layer of your skin). Leaving you looking and feeling firmer, smoother, and more radiant from deep within.
Many patients are eager to find out how long Halo results last. With proper sun protection and skincare, you’ll be able to enjoy beautifully rejuvenated skin for several years.
After a successful treatment plan with Halo laser resurfacing, you will be absolutely radiant, and yearly maintenance will be enough to keep your skin glowing. With your newly refreshed skin, you may wish to search for treatments to further rejuvenate and elevate your appearance.
Some popular options that patients choose as part of an overall anti-aging and beauty plan include Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxing Injections. These treatments can work to help plump areas like the cheeks and lips, and to assist in diminishing and preventing lines and wrinkles.
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.