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.
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.