We are passionate about helping men and women to look and feel more radiant and energized.
We offer a caring, compassionate environment where we earn the trust of our clients and build cherished, long-term relationships.
We take a holistic approach to beauty, addressing our clients’ aesthetic and anti-aging concerns in combination with integrated wellness treatments and products to improve their overall physical and emotional health.
We are committed to the highest standards of safety and continue to upgrade our skills and knowledge about new products, non-invasive techniques and technology.
We encourage our clients to honour the changes they are making to their inner and outer beauty as a symbol of self-care and self-nurturing, confident that we have helped to enhance their lives in a positive way.
We work in a joyous atmosphere of abundance where we celebrate our collective prosperity with the goal of expanding our integrated wellness offerings and becoming the leading physician directed medi-spa in British Columbia.
Dr. Shehla Ebrahim
Dr Shehla Ebrahim is a certificant of the college of family physicians of Canada as well as a fellow of the College of family physicians of Canada.
Dr. Ebrahim's qualifications include:
- Diplomate in dermatology. Cardiff University
- Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
- Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (FCFP)
- She is a member of the following professional organizations:
- BC College of Family Physicians
- College of Family Physicians of Canada
- British Columbia Medical Association
- Society of General Practitioners of British Columbia
- Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
- American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
- Medical Spa Society
Dr. Ebrahim is also the Medical Director for Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre in West Vancouver.
Weight Management Specialist
Gabriele Brencher is originally from Germany, but prides herself as a citizen of the world having spent the majority of her life in the Middle East (Iran, Pakistan, Egypt) and Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea).
She is a bachelor of a Business Management holder and her passion has always been nutrition, wellness and fitness. Her personal achievements include being an active marathon runner, mountain climber and daily yoga advocate.
Gabriele has a holistic approach to weight management and caters her consultations towards the needs and wants of her patients. Whatever your concerns may be, Gabriele is willing to listen, advice and guide with helping hands. She is experienced in weight loss, fat reduction, and total health & lifestyle improvements. Her goal is to improve her patient's confidence and increase self-esteem.
Gabriele's core philosophy is "If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with” – Deepak Chopra
Dione is the quintessential client co-ordinator and is our first impression officer.
Her passion for her work is clear from the moment she greets you with a warm smile as you enter our reception area.
Dione lives in North Vancouver and is the proud mother of 2 children. She has served the beauty industry for the last 12 years.
Having started off working for Plastic Surgeons in Vancouver , she has remained dedicated to her profession and has been with Afterglow since 2006.
Terry Almeida has been working as a laser practitioner since 1999. She received her training in Toronto and has been working at Afterglow for the past 5 years.
Terry has seen many advances in the industry but her focus continues to be on seeking new technologies and techniques to better service her clients. She is grateful for the experience she has gained working for dermatologists, plastic surgeons and ones that have been in the industry for many years. Her motivation is a happy client and the great people she works with.
Donna Macdonald joined us in September 2010 after enjoying 20 years as a stay at home Mom. During those years she was kept busy with her two boys and volunteering as PAC president at her local school and manager on various sporting teams. Prior to that, Donna worked for 15 years in the travel industry, her last position as the Canadian Marketing Manager for Continental Airlines.
She lives in Deep Cove with her husband Don and their two dogs. Their eldest son is at UVIC with their second son planning to join him in the fall.
Donna loves being back in the work force and enjoys the great cliental and working with the Afterglow staff.
Donna is passionate about her work. Her commitment to customer service is evident in the way she works to make each client's experience memorable. She has been a welcome addition to our team.