Meet the 8 West team

We’re proud to be the home of facial rejuvenation professionals who are at the top of their field, and that includes our highly qualified team who treat injectables as both a science and a finely-tuned art form. Our medical aesthetic team pride themselves on being the best, as they continue to up-skill, and even train others at a national level for many of our brand partners.

Equally as important as their skills and experience, our team also develops long-term relationships with their patients, assessing their specific muscle movement and anatomy in preparation for treatment. This allows us to tailor your treatment plan to best achieve your individual facial 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. You can also book time for optional treatment after your consultation, in case you just can’t wait for the results to start.


Why we love Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a very specific treatment for spider veins, so it aims to target areas which they most commonly occur. For larger, throbbing veins such as varicose veins, surgical treatment is typically required. Sclerotherapy is considered the most popular treatment of spider veins as it is:

  • Permanent
  • Relatively quick
  • Treated using a natural sugar/salt solution
  • A very tolerable, fine injection

Am I a Candidate? 

As this is quite a common treatment among women, most are considered candidates for this treatment. There are a number of factors that contribute to an increased likelihood of spider veins, such as pregnancy, hormones, sun exposure and physical inactivity.
The primary factor if someone is a candidate or not is if they have spider veins (not to be confused with varicose veins) that they are self-conscious about and wish to treat. To confirm that this is the ideal treatment for your concerns, we do suggest booking a complimentary consultation with our aestheticians to ensure this is the correct course of action for you.


How is it performed? 

Sclerotherapy is performed at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic by one of our Registered Aesthetic Nurses. It involves using a very fine needle to inject a solution (generally a sugar/salt solution) directly into each spider vein you wish to treat. You will be in a comfortable position, likely reclined, and your nurse will carefully perform the treatment.

How Do Sclerotherapy injections work?

Spider veins are caused when the veins that carry blood back to the heart become damaged or weak. These veins contain a one-way valve that closes once blood has passed through it, ensuring that blood doesn’t flow backwards. If this one-way valve weakens or becomes damaged, which can happen simply by aging, it can result in blood pooling inside the vein. Over time this results in a bulge in the skin that branches out like a spider’s web; thus the name Spider Veins.
Sclerotherapy treats this by flushing the vein out with a sugar or salt solution, which then causes the blood vessel to collapse and stick together. Over time the vessel turns into scar tissue and will fade, resulting in the superficial Spider Vein vanishing.


What to expect

After treatment you will be required to wear a compression garment during your recovery for one week. You will be able to return to work the same day, but should take it easy for a few days post-procedure (no strenuous exercise). Complete pre and post treatment instructions will be provided to you by your Registered Nurse Injector.
To help prevent future spider veins in other areas, there are a few health tips you can follow:

  • Keep active
  • Try not to sit for long periods
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Wear compression garments
  • Wear sunscreen


Complementary Treatments

Sclerotherapy treatments are typically quite popular in Winter, as a precursor to swimsuit season. For those wanting to treat similar vascular conditions on their legs, or conditions such as stretch marks or pigmentation, BBL Forever Young for the body can help to diminish these concerns. If you are frustrated with stubborn fat on your legs, arms, abdomen or hips that won’t budge, CoolSculpting is a safe, effective treatment that kills fat cells permanently.
If spider veins and skin conditions on your face and neck are of primary concern, BBL Forever Young can also be applied to the face. We have a range of state-of-the-art laser resurfacing machines to treat a number of different conditions, such as the signs of aging, sun damage, scarring, and more. Laser treatments such as Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser and ProFractional Laser are part of our range of Winter treatments to prepare the skin for Summer

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.