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."


January 23, 2015

Are Acne Scars Treatable With Lasers?

Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is an exciting new treatment that uses controlled heat from radio frequency to help remodel the abnormal collagen in patients with acne scars. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, our experienced physician, explains what this new technology can do: A new study from the Journal of Dermatology (May 2014 issue) has found that…

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Am I A Good Candidate for CoolSculpting™?

If you’ve heard about the many benefits of non-surgical CoolSculpting™ treatments, you may be wondering if this innovative fat reduction method can help you achieve a firmer, more contoured appearance. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Marouska Smith, our CoolSculpting™ specialist, can determine your candidacy with a thorough examination and discussion during your initial consultation. Some of the…

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January 20, 2015

How Does CoolSculpting™ Eliminate Fat?

Diet and exercise can help you maintain your physique, but often the natural process of aging, pregnancy and childbirth, and life as a whole can leave your body with a different shape than you desire. CoolSculpting™ treatments performed by our experienced specialist, Marouska Smith, and directed by our skilled physician, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, are designed…

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January 14, 2015

The Fight Against Skin Aging: A Review of Diet and Nutraceutical Interventions

Optimizing skin youthfulness requires a healthful diet further supported by nutritional supplements. This combination can assist with the body’s dietary needs and help to reduce metabolic attacks from internal and external influences. Nutraceuticals, which are dietary supplements, include a number of vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, essential fatty acids, proteins, peptides, and amino acids. Skin, the largest…

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December 15, 2014

Stem Cells and the Science Behind Skin Care

  One of the most common misconceptions regarding topical skin care products is that the results come from one key ingredient. In actual fact, the product as a WHOLE leads to the product’s ability to deliver its purported benefits. Our experienced physician, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, explains how topical treatments work.   Cosmetic products consist of…

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December 10, 2014

Vancouver Physician Reveals Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatment

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and her team at Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics offer EndyMed™ treatments to help combat skin laxity and fine lines, as well as enhance facial contour without the need for surgery. Vancouver, BC—Many patients do not wish to undergo major surgical procedures to maintain a youthful appearance, states Vancouver family physician Dr….

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December 8, 2014

Donate to Our Fundraiser to Help Educate Children!

Education is one of the most important resources for a child, and so many young people from the Dominican Republic are deprived of this basic necessity. As a result, many of them are unable to find gainful employment as they grow older, and the vicious cycle of poverty continues. Giving back has always been a…

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December 2, 2014

Psoriasis: The Unspoken Pain

Psoriasis is a genetic skin condition that causes inflammation and irritation of the skin and often appears as red, itchy, and dry patches. The visibility of the symptoms can make many individuals feel self-conscious, and the psychological effects can be pronounced, often impacting emotions and diminishing quality of life. There is no cure for psoriasis;…

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December 1, 2014

Non-Surgical Skin Tightening With EndyMed™

Developing loose skin and fine lines on the face and neck is something that can occur a number of different ways, including aging, sun damage, and genetic predisposition. Regardless of the cause, these effects are rarely welcomed. Many patients fear the only recourse for eliminating the beginning stages of skin inelasticity is with surgical intervention,…

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October 24, 2014

A Cool Night Out Event at Ambleside Dermedics

Join us for our Cool Night Out Event! We will be hosting two events to in order to accommodate all of our guests. The events will be held on November 6th and December 4th. Come learn more about Coolsculpting in a presentation from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Following the presentation we will be providing physical…

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