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 Potenza™ RF Microneedling
Potenza RF Microneedling is a revolution in Microneedling treatments, and provides a fully customizable skin rejuvenation treatment for all skin types, any time of the year, and anywhere on your face or body. Potenza RF Microneedling can help treat the following conditions and concerns on the face and body:
- Common signs of aging (lines, wrinkles, lost volume)
- Loose, crepey skin
- Loss of skin laxity and collagen
- Stretch marks
- Vascularity & redness
- Active acne & acne scarring
- Overall skin rejuvenation & improvement of texture
The primary difference between Potenza RF Microneedling, and traditional Microneedling, is the addition of focussed radiofrequency technology to heat your skin deep within the dermis layer. This coagulation stimulates your body’s natural healing response, creating an increased level of collagen and elastin production. This is what results in an enhanced skin revitalization treatment, leaving your skin bright, tight and blemish-free.
Am I a Candidate?
The beauty of Potenza RF Microneedling is that it is specifically designed to be used on all skin types, at any time of the year, and on any part of the face or body. This makes most people a candidate for Potenza RF Microneedling. Those wanting to achieve the following results are likely candidates for Potenza RF Microneedling:
- Combat the signs of aging
- Clearer, smoother skin texture and complexion
- Tighter and firmer skin
- Reduction of scarring, such as acne scars and stretch marks
As with all of our skin treatments at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic, it is always best to schedule a complimentary skin consultation to determine your ideal candidacy. Our medical aestheticians have decades of experience with different skin conditions and concerns, and will be able to design a bespoke treatment plan to deliver the best results possible. Book your free consultation to determine if Potenza RF Microneedling is the best treatment for your skin rejuvenation goals.
How is it performed?
At 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic, you are in the best possible hands with our Medical Aestheticians and Registered Aesthetic Nurses.
Potenza RF Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that can be performed on any part of the face or body that takes only about 30 minutes. The treatment is pain-minimal, but you will have the option for a topical numbing ointment if you would prefer, which takes about 20-30 minutes to take effect prior to treatment.
The treatment has you in a reclined and relaxed position, and the Potenza RF Microneedling pen is gently run over your treatment area. Much like traditional Microneedling, Potenza uses ultra fine needles that rapidly move to penetrate into the dermis to create controlled damage. Where this treatment differs from traditional Microneedling is as this happens the machine also uses radiofrequency to deliver either a monopolar or bipolar energy wavelength, adding coagulation (heat) deeper into the skin, stimulating significant collagen and elastin production.
How does Potenza RF Microneedling work?
The beauty of this revolutionary treatment is how it treats the deeper layers of the skin using monopolar or bipolar energy in tandem with controlled resurfacing to the upper layers, simultaneously.
By using these ultrafine needles to create controlled damage to your dermis, the micro-channels trigger the natural healing response in your skin to re-form smoother, healthier skin. The addition of radiofrequency is what sends heat deeper into the dermis, which is where collagen and elastin is produced. Controlled coagulation (heat) is the best way to stimulate large amounts of elastin and collagen, rebuilding and re-tightening the skin.
Bipolar Vs. Monopolar
The addition of monopolar and bipolar energy wavelengths is what makes this treatment so customizable, and available to those with darker skin types.
Bipolar wavelengths are a more superficial, wider delivery of energy and is great for skin types 1-3 (Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be a risk for darker skin types)
Monopolar wavelengths are deeper, more focused delivery of energy, which allows for treatment of all skin types. Most skin treatment machines only offer the bipolar wavelength.
Potenza can be adjusted to tailor to any skin type & any level of aggressiveness.
What to expect
Treatment times may vary, however most treatments can be performed in 30-45 minutes or less. Potenza treatments are well-tolerated, with minimal post-treatment side effects, such as a mild to moderate burning sensation, mild pink flushed skin, potential swelling, possible light pinpoint bleeding, and temporary tingling.
Next Day: Mild pink flushed skin – easily covered with mineral makeup, swelling can last 24-48 hours.
3rd Day: Transitions to a dry texture for approximately 5 days (other people generally won’t even notice it!)
Results: Typically, you will see an overall brightness of the skin 1-week post-treatment, but the true magic of Potenza’s long-lasting results will be seen anywhere from 3-5 months after treatment. This is because it takes up to this long for collagen and elastin to rebuild and show on the more superficial layers of the skin.
Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser, ProFractional Laser, and Broadband Light therapy. These treatments can be used in conjunction with other machines to produce outstanding results, just ask your 8 West Skin Specialist for a customized treatment plan!.
Along with our amazing skin rejuvenation treatments, if you are wanting to completely revitalize your face, other treatments such as Wrinkle Relaxing Injections can be used to ease and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers are also a fantastic way to plump the skin, contour the face, add definition and bring out your very best features. Book a complimentary consultation with our Registered Nurse Injectors to discuss your facial rejuvenation goals.
Learn more with a consultation
As with any aesthetic treatment, a consultation is always the best place to start. Our complimentary and comprehensive skin consultations are where our medical skin specialists will assess your skin and develop a customized treatment plan designed to address your unique skin concerns and conditions.
If you are interested in how Potenza RF Microneedling may be able to help treat any of your skin concerns, call us on (604) 733-1669 or complete this online form to receive a call back to book your free consultation.