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 Microneedling
Microneedling is a quick, non-invasive treatment that provides both short-term and long-term skin benefits. Practically painless, this treatment is safe for any skin type, skin tone and any time of the year (unlike many laser treatments), with minimal downtime. Microneedling is beloved by so many patients for the sensational results that it achieves, such as:
- Refined pore size and skin texture
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Diminished appearance of scars
- More evenly toned skin and less noticeable hyperpigmentation
- Radiant skin that looks and feels firm and soft
- Increased absorption of skincare products
This treatment isn’t just for the face, and can also be utilized on other areas of the body such as the neck and chest for the same amazing results.
Am I a Candidate?
As this treatment is customizable for any skin type, skin tone and is able to be used any year of the time, most people are candidates for Microneedling. Those who typically receive Microneedling treatments are looking for help with the following concerns or conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Dull or uneven skin texture
- Loss of skin volume
- Crepey skin or enlarged pores
- Hyperpigmentation, melasma, or sun spots
- Stretch marks
While Microneedling is a sensational treatment for a number of patients, each person and their skin is completely different and may require a different approach. This is why we offer complimentary consultations with our Medical Aestheticians to design a bespoke treatment plan just for you. We have a range of treatments, including laser resurfacing and injectables, which may be worked into your treatment plan to provide the best possible results for advanced skin health and appearance.
How is it performed?
Your treatment will begin with your Medical Aesthetician cleansing your skin and applying a light topical numbing cream to the treatment area, to ensure you are comfortable.
Your Medical Aesthetician will then run the Microneedling pen over your skin, with the aid of a hydrating serum to assist the pen to seamlessly glide over your skin. As the Microneedling pen rolls over your skin, the ultra-fine needles will gently penetrate the skin. It’s these controlled micro wounds that cause your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, as well as stimulate your skin’s natural healing process to help it look brighter and tighter.
We typically recommend a series of 3 to 6 Microneedling treatments based on the conditions you wish to treat as well as your skin type. Each session should be spaced between 4-6 weeks apart, depending on the treatment plan provided by your Medical Aesthetician.
How Microneedling works
Microneedling is such a phenomenal treatment as it utilizes your skin’s own natural healing ability to plump and refine your skin. By safely creating controlled micro-channels in your epidermis (uppermost layer of the skin), an abundance of collagen and elastin will be produced, essential for plumping the skin. In addition to increasing blood flow to the face, for brighter, tighter, glowing skin.
In the first few weeks after treatment, you will notice initial results in the form of smoother skin with a more even complexion. In the months following, as collagen and elastin production increases, your skin will begin to plump from deep within the dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis). This will then present as plumper, fresher and tighter skin with a radiant glow.
What to Expect
Your Microneedling journey begins with a complimentary consultation at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic to assess your skin and determine the best treatment plan for your skin goals and unique condition.
Immediately after your Microneedling treatment, your skin will be a little flushed and pink for around 12 hours, with some potential pinpoint bleeding. Your skin may also feel dry and tight for a short while as your skin begins the healing process.
Patients who want to get the best out of their Microneedling results may find Dermal Fillers a wonderful addition to contour and add definition to the cheeks or jaw line.
Those who are searching for anti-aging results and desire an all-over “lifted” look, Wrinkle Relaxing Injections can be used for both. This popular treatment can be used to soften and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, while also adding a subtle brow lift to bring out the best in how you look and feel.
Microneedling treatments can also be used in tandem with our laser resurfacing treatments, such as Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser and BBL Forever Young or BBL Forever Clear, depending on your dream results.
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.