ABOUT Afterglow

Afterglow is a full-service medi-spa, founded in 2005 by Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, a practising family physician. Dr. Ebrahim's passion for wellness and beauty - the underpinnings of self-confidence - has led to Afterglow's growing reputation as a respected provider of professional skincare services in the Greater Vancouver area. Although the medi-spa is situated in North Vancouver, it attracts clients from all over the province: a testament to the satisfaction of those who have experienced Dr. Ebrahim's professional and friendly manner as well as her technical ability.




Photo by Mandana Zaidi

The staff of Afterglow Medi-Spa believe strongly in corporate social responsibility. Our special role as health professionals enables us to give back to the communities in which we live, as well as to the world at large.

In 2002, Dr. Ebrahim travelled to Tibet to provide free medical services to the nomads of the eastern regions. In 2006, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for BC Children's Hospital.

In 2010 Dr. Ebrahim climbed to Mount Everest Base Camp with a mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote, underserviced and war stricken areas of Northern Pakistan. She believes that the best hope for a peaceful and prosperous world lies in the education of all the world's children.

In collaboration with the Central Asia Institute, a non-profit organization, Dr. Ebrahim has been donating 2% of the profits from Afterglow, since January, 2009.

In 2012 Afterglow entered into a partnership with Opportunity International, providing small business loans and more in the developing world.


Afterglow for Men

Afterglow for Men

Now, the guys have their own treatment facility at Afterglow! Our unique men's skin care program will give you a firmer and smoother face and body and specializes in result-oriented solutions in a confidential and discreet atmosphere.

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and her highly-trained staff offer the latest medical advancements in cosmetic medicine and skin care for men using state-of-the-art technology.

Take advantage of our men's skin care program today! Eliminate wrinkles, acne, excess body hair and age spots. Improve your looks and enhance your self-image...


We're in the news!

We're in the news!

Our reputation is growing. The following article appeared in the March 2009 edition of Fashion Magazine:

Those looking to get that certain covetable glow might want to book a visit with Dr. Shehla Ebrahim at her fully licensed and medically supervised medi-spa in North Vancouver. Asian-influenced decor is the finishing touch on a relaxed, private and no-pressure environment, where informative Power Point presentations about Botox, photofacial and laser hair removal help set realistic expections and put clients at ease. Menopausal women wary of synthetic hormones can look into bioidentical hormone replacement therapy....

To calm any pre-procedure jitters, enjoy complimentary tea and nibble on chocolates as you wait."


April 15, 2014

The Afterglow Guide to Smooth, Summer-ready Legs:

  HAIR FREE, CARE FREE It’s something all women have in common… our desire for smooth, silky, and hair-free skin all year round. Unwanted body hair can be a serious problem for many women and, very often, conventional treatments work but only for a very short time. Laser hair removal continues to be ranked one…

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March 27, 2014

MEDIA BUZZ: Forever Young BBL™

Our Forever Young BBL™ treatment was recently featured in the latest issue of New You Magazine! “There is no jar of face cream on earth that can do what one well-performed photofacial treatment can do” Click HERE to read the full article    

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March 25, 2014

Media Buzz: Sciton ProFractional for Scars

Sciton’s ProFractional treatment for multiple skin conditions, including hypertrophic scars was featured on The Doctors this afternoon. Click the video below to watch the segment: To learn more about our non-surgical, combination therapy procedures, or to schedule a consultation here at our practice please contact us today.

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Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen, as seen in Allure Magazine

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 30 is featured on Allure.com in a piece about the six best foundations for every skin type. In the story, the product is recommended for sensitive skin by makeup artist, Jeannia Robinette, who says the mineral-based powder is perfect for concealing problem skin without irritating or drawing attention to…

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March 10, 2014

Popular Among Men: CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting, awarded “Best Body Treatment” 2014 by NewBeauty Magazine, is a non-surgical procedure that doesn’t require any downtime. Today there have been over 1 million patients successfully treated with CoolSculpting, and since introducing our device in January 2013 we have been throughly impressed with the ease of the treatments, ensuring patient comfort as well as…

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March 5, 2014

Best Skin at the Oscars 2014!

Forget the “Best Dressed!” Who do you think had the “Best Skin” at the Oscars last night?   Our red carpet favorites include Cate Blanchett,  Jennifer lawrence & Lupita Nyong! How do you get your skin prepped for an event? For smooth, glowing and “camera-ready” skin, we recommend our Forever Young BBL treatment 2 weeks prior…

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February 11, 2014

We Need Your Support!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT Transforming Lives & Create Opportunities for Women in South America In March, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim will embark on a 2 week glacier trek in Patagonia, South America with the goal of raising funds to support Opportunity International initiatives for women. Learn more about our campaign by clicking the link below! We thank you…

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February 3, 2014

The Buzz about SilkPeel®!

Our SilkPeel® treatment is one of our most popular non-invasive, “pick-me-up” treatments to improve dull and rough skin, clear clogged pores of oil and dirt, soften fine lines, smooth out pigment changes and discoloration, and create immediate radiance in the skin post-treatment! Find out what other physicians in the field of Aesthetics have to say about this…

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January 17, 2014

NEWBEAUTY 2014 AWARD WINNERS: CoolSculpting, GloMinerals, Ultherapy & SkinCeuticals

NewBeauty Magazine have announced their Fourth Annual Beauty Choice Award Winners and the Afterglow Team are thrilled to have 4 winning products/treatments featured: COOLSCULPTING, GLOMINERALS, ULTHERAPY & SKINCEUTICALS  To learn more about our winning products & treatments or to schedule a consultation here at our practice please contact us today!  

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January 10, 2014

Are Your Hands Giving Away Your Age?

Hands are one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging because they receive so much environmental exposure. Sunlight, the elements and the natural aging process all contribute to the development of darkened spots, pre cancerous growths and loss of volume. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim’s Hand Rejuvenation treatment has received media attention…

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