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."


July 23, 2014

Want to look younger? Plump up your cheeks.

There’s a reason for the phrase “BABY FACE.” It’s as simple as this. Round, plump cheeks look young. Saggy, sunken cheeks look old.  But why is this? Young faces have a “triangle of youth” – widest part of the triangle is at the cheeks. As we age, cheeks deflate and excess skin falls down to…

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July 6, 2014

MEDIA BUZZ! Dr.Ebrahim, finalist of Women of Distinction Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, finalist of the WOMEN OF DISTINCTION, Entrepreneurship Award 2014! About the Award: “Recognized nationally as one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for women, the Women of Distinction Awards honors women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and the future of our community. The Awards also honor businesses and organizations that…

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June 19, 2014

Look Younger in 15 minutes: True or False?

De?nitely true! The physicians at Ambleside Dermedics, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Dr. Christopher Pavlou, have been perfecting techniques in minimally invasive rejuvenation for over a decade. With tools such as Botox, Radiesse and Juvederm, our skilled physicians can work miracles. Only a few short years ago, face lifts were the gold standard. Not anymore. As…

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May 19, 2014

How To Effectively Treat Acne

At Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics, one of the most common skin conditions we treat is acne. Characterized by redness, swelling, lesions, whiteheads and/or blackheads, acne can be an embarrassing skin disorder that may make you feel less confident. Although most prevalent among teens and adolescents, acne can also affect adult men and women of…

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May 14, 2014

What Is The Best Treatment for Acne?

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim of Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics recently launched a new video series in an effort to inform people about common skin issues, and the most effective ways to treat them. The series, Ask Dr. E, will cover on a range of timely topics including, facial rejuvenation, preventing and correcting sun damage, skin…

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May 7, 2014

Oily skin? We have a sunscreen for you!

Seeking a sunscreen that won’t make your oily skin feel even slicker? We recommend 2013 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, SkinCeuticals Broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen fluid. This groundbreaking, weightless, 100% physical sunscreen provides water-resistant broad spectrum protection with transparent titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*). Enhanced with artemia salina, a plankton extract, this lightweight…

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April 25, 2014

Meet Kathleen: Ultherapy Before & After Story

Kathleen, 41, Actress and Homemaker Motive for getting Ultherapy: Wanting to keep her skin looking healthy after recovering from skin cancer; maintaining a natural look for acting roles. Issue: Looking tired all of the time.

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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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