Dermal Filler Injection Treatments Vancouver - 8 West Clinic

Dermal Fillers

All About Dermal Filler Treatments in Vancouver


We have a saying at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic: “The best injectables are undetectable.” You’re going for beautiful, youthful, natural results, like you just woke up looking radiant and glowing. 


People choose dermal fillers because they want to add shape, contour and replace lost volume to certain facial areas or smooth wrinkles. Some people refer to dermal fillers as a non-surgical facelift, because of the way they restore the cheeks and lips, enhance facial contour, and fill lines, with the end result is a very natural, brighter, and vibrant appearance.


Who to Choose for Dermal Fillers in Vancouver?


There are a few factors that go into choosing the right clinic for dermal fillers. This is your face, after all, so it’s highly recommended that you see an expertly trained physician for your injectable treatment for the best results. 


8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is led by one of North America’s most highly skilled facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi. He has more than 20 years of experience and is dual board-certified. Dr. Buonassisi expertly leads our team of Aesthetic Nurse Injectors, Medical Aestheticians, and Patient Care Managers to provide excellent care and the best quality treatments.


We use only the gold standard, FDA approved dermal filler products—Juvederm and Restylane—and the most advanced techniques to provide a 360° spectrum of facial sculpting and anti-aging options so we can customize a dermal filler treatment plan that’s as individual as you are. 


Meet Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors


Under Dr. Buonassisi’s expert direction, 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is the proud home to the city’s most experienced and talented Aesthetic Nurse Injectors.


About Lisa Roberge


Lisa Roberge has over 20 years of experience with injectables and facial rejuvenation procedures. Lisa is trained in Advanced Filler Techniques and is also a certified Neuromodulator Injector. 


Lisa’s approach to dermal fillers is starting slowly, for subtle, natural-looking results that patients love. She works with you as your face changes over time, helping you look beautiful and youthful for years to come. 


About Jenn Sheaves


Jenn Sheaves is an Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Injector who brings 20 years of experience to our clinic. She has successfully mastered the art of injectable treatments with a fine eye for detail, ensuring the precise results that you want. 


Jenn’s expert knowledge and experience mean that her patients are in the very best hands when they see Jenn for dermal fillers, leaving our clinic with radiant, natural results that they love. 


Book a complimentary consultation appointment with 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic to learn more about your dermal filler options and receive a customized treatment plan that’s as unique as you are. Give us a call at the clinic at

(604) 733-1669

to get started with your consultation.


Why We Love Dermal Fillers


The ways that dermal fillers are such a popular facial rejuvenation treatment option can go on and on. Some of the main reasons why dermal fillers are such a sought-after treatment include:


  • They are a quick procedure with no downtime, so you can easily return to your regular activities after your appointment
  • The results are natural-looking, giving you a refreshed and youthful appearance, not one that looks fake, artificial, or like you’ve had work done to your face
  • Long lasting results (6 months – 2 years) that are visible immediately
  • Plumps, smooths, and contours, allowing us to customize a treatment plan that targets your specific areas of concern


Non Surgical Soft Lift with Cheek and Jawline Filler - Before & After Photos Partial Profile View

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Facial rejuvenation treatment of the cheeks, tear troughs, and jawline with dermal fillers, partial profile view performed at 8 West Clinic, Vancouver.

What Are Dermal Fillers?


Unlike Neuromodulators, which relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles to form, dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume, plump the face, and add definition and contour. 


8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic uses only the highest quality injectables for your facial rejuvenation treatments. We are extremely selective with dermal filler brands, which include the Juvederm and Restylane family of products, using only those that meet the highest standards set by the FDA and Health Canada. 


Some contain larger particles which are used to soften deep creases, while smaller particles are effective for eliminating fine wrinkles. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors are artists who expertly combine or use specific densities of filler to create the results you want. We like hyaluronic acid injections because they make the face look plump, hydrated, and can restore lost volume.


Who Are Dermal Fillers For?


Generally speaking, there are two categories of people who will benefit from dermal fillers, patients who are age 35+ who notice changes in the face due to volume loss, and younger patients wanting to change or enhance features, like defining their jawline and cheekbones or adding lip volume. 


There are many areas of the face that dermal fillers can treat, here are the most common:


  • Lips: Some of us treat our lips because they’ve always been small or thin to begin with, or we want to improve their shape. Others begin lip filler injections when they start seeing volume loss around the mouth and lips due to the aging process.

  • Cheeks: It’s common for the cheeks to lose volume as we age, making them a great anti-aging treatment option. Other people choose dermal fillers to create the look of more prominent cheekbones that created a lifted, contoured appearance.

  • Chin: Optimizing the chin helps balance out the lower portion of the face. It’s common to get the chin treated with jawline and cheeks to give the appearance of a heart-shaped face. 

  • Facial folds: As we age and lose fat and elasticity around the nose, mouth, and jaw. Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to plump these areas and smooth creases for a more youthful look.


  • Lower eyelid hollows: For patients with sunken or hollow-looking lower eyelids, dermal fillers can be an excellent option to brighten the eye. Filler can also help disguise lower eyelid bags in some patients.


  • Temples: Very active people with lower levels of body fat will often develop hollow temples which can be corrected with dermal fillers.


  • Nose: Injecting dermal filler in the nose is also called a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors target the tip or bridge of the nose with dermal filler to augment and change nasal features.


After your consultation, you’ll come away with a comprehensive treatment plan that targets your areas of concern to produce the youthful, natural-looking results that will make you look your best.


How Are Dermal Filler Treatments Performed?


At 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic, you’re in the best possible hands, and our FDA-approved dermal fillers—Juvederm and Restylane.


Our experienced Aesthetic Nurse Injectors carefully administer filler injections in the precise areas you want to target and add volume to, for plumped features and smoothed skin. 


This is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment that doesn’t require any anesthesia. Many of the FDA-approved products in Canada contain lidocaine, to subtly numb your injection areas during your treatment. 


What Can I Expect with a Dermal Filler Treatment?


One of the reasons why dermal fillers are so popular is that the results are noticeable immediately after your injections, so you can start enjoying added volume and smoother skin right away.


Treatments are quick and you can go back to work or resume your usual activities right after your appointment. Dermal filler patients can enjoy their results for about six months, meaning you’ll only need touch-ups once or twice a year to maintain your desired look. 


Complementary Treatments to Enhance Your Dermal Filler Injections


Juvederm and Restylane fillers can be used alone, or with other facial rejuvenation treatments. A combination of treatments may be right for you, depending on your skin type, areas of concern, and your anti-aging goals. Some treatments that make an excellent complement to dermal fillers include laser resurfacing and wrinkle relaxing injections which you can learn more about during your consultation with a treatment provider. 


Learn More with Your Complimentary Dermal Filler Consultation


To learn more about Juvederm and Restylane dermal filler treatments and our other facial rejuvenation options, visit 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic for your complimentary consultation. Book a consultation onlineor by giving our patient care managers a call at