Meet the 8 West team
Choosing to have your MOXI™ treatment at the award-winning 8 West Clinic means trusting a team of passionate specialists.
Our highly skilled treatment providers are committed to helping you on your journey to looking and feeling your best. Led by dual-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, 8 West Clinic’s team of highly experienced medical aestheticians, advanced nurse injectors, and patient care managers work together to offer a 360º full spectrum of facial rejuvenation solutions.
Specializing in quality consultations, the treatment providers at 8 West Clinic are equipped with the expertise to design individualized treatment plans that are bespoke to you and your goals.
Why we love MOXI™
MOXI™ is the missing link in our range of lasers, and adds a whole new element to what we can do for your skin, and is the perfect universal laser for most skin types. No more waiting for Summer to be over before you can book in laser treatments, MOXI™ is safe for your skin all year-round (including active tans). A great laser treatment to address the following concerns:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Tone and texture
- Light sun damage and skin aging
- Rejuvenation – stave off the visible signs of aging before they appear.
- Long-term maintenance – extend the results of more aggressive laser & light procedures and maintain the appearance of healthy skin over the long term.
MOXI™ is also a fantastic treatment for people who are new to laser treatments, as the procedure is fairly mild and has a very short downtime – back to your regular daily life in 24 hours!
Am I a Candidate?
While MOXI™ is absolutely custom-built to treat most skin types, at all times of the year, there are some groups of patients who may find MOXI the ideal treatment:
- Younger Age Groups: Those looking to treat the early signs of aging, and start their laser treatment journey. MOXI™ is a good entry-point, with a gentle treatment procedure and no downtime.
- Maintenance: Those who receive other laser treatments, such as HALO™, and are looking to maintain their results from deeper treatments throughout the year.
- Active Individuals: If hiking, biking, or kitesurfing is your favorite hobby, then MOXI™ is for you. Perfect for those who enjoy spending time in the sun, but still want laser treatments.
- Melasma Patients: Help keep the signs of melasma under control all year-round
Depending on the concerns that you are wanting to target, other laser treatments may be more effective in treating these conditions with MOXI™ being reserved for later maintenance. All patients who wish to book an appointment for treatment will have a complimentary skin consultation prior. Our medical aestheticians will ensure that your treatment plan is tailor made to your skin, and will address not only your conditions, but will take your lifestyle and personal needs into consideration as well.
How is it performed?
When you arrive for your MOXI™ laser session, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the entire treatment area to numb the skin. Once the treatment begins, the MOXI™ laser hand-piece is rolled over your skin, sending its non-ablative wavelengths to the bottom layers of the skin and tissue.
How does MOXI™ work?
MOXI™ uses a non-ablative laser, meaning that it doesn’t resurface the skin like other lasers (HALO, ProFractional, TRL). This is what makes MOXI™ the perfect year-round treatment for most skin types. MOXI™ works by heating up the tissue underneath the dermis to stimulate collagen without touching the surface.
What to expect
Immediately after the treatment, it will feel and look as if you have a mild sunburn feeling for approximately one hour.
The next day you will experience some mild pink flushed skin, which is easily covered with mineral makeup. Your skin will feel hot, but shouldn’t be uncomfortable or painful.
From day three onwards, your skin will transition to a very dry texture for approximately 5 days (other people generally won’t even notice it). By the end of this one week period, your skin will feel smoother, and you will notice a bit of a glow.
While you’ll definitely see improvements after your 1st treatment, we often recommend 3-6 sessions, spaced every 4 weeks for the best results. We offer packages of x3 MOXIs™. Your treatment provider will be able to suggest the best course of action with MOXI™, and will suggest how many treatments are ideal to achieve your results.
MOXI™ is wonderfully complemented by other laser treatments, such as the Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser, to provide a thorough level of skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. As Halo is usually a treatment reserved for the Fall and Winter, and does a deeper and stronger level of resurfacing, MOXI™ can then be utilized for the other half of the year. This will ensure that your skin, and you are glowing all-year-round.
For those wanting to combat the signs of aging with MOXI™, you may consider some injectable treatments to further your results. Wrinkle Relaxing Treatments and Dermal Fillers can be strategically used to soften fine lines and wrinkles, add volume and lift parts of the face for a more refreshed appearance.
Learn more with a consultation
We offer complimentary consultations with our extremely talented skin experts, where you can discuss your skin concerns and goals, and they will be able to provide advice on skincare products and treatments. These treatment plans are 100% tailored to your specific concerns and desired results, and will be as unique as your skin is.
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.