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."


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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October 21, 2014

Embracing Male Rejuvenation: Benefits of CoolSculpting™ for Men

Many of our male patients desire a more contoured midsection. They are often in good shape and take excellent care of their health, but they have discovered that love handles and stomach pooches are often resistant to diet and exercise regimens. This was recently the subject of an article in GQ Magazine called, “How to…

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September 16, 2014

Freeze Your Fat Away

August 4, 2014

Vancouver Physician Discusses Ultherapy® Non-Surgical Skin Tightening

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim provides Ultherapy® as a non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to treat skin laxity in the brows, neck, and chin. Vancouver, BC—Traditional facelift procedures can call for complicated surgical operations with extended recovery periods and often uncomfortable side effects; however, some patients may require a much less invasive treatment to reduce…

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August 1, 2014

Discover the Long-Lasting Benefits of Ultherapy®

Last week, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Gabriele Brencher introduced a video highlighting the Ultherapy® skin tightening process. In this follow-up post, Dr. Ebrahim emphasizes the advantages of long-term treatment. Collagen begins to lose strength over time, and individuals as young as 25 may begin to see evidence of skin laxity around the brow, neck, and…

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July 30, 2014

See How Ultherapy® Skin Tightening Treatment Works in Our Latest Video

Maintaining a youthful appearance doesn’t have to require surgical procedures, as this video on Ultherapy® treatment shows. At our skincare practice in West Vancouver–sister location to Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics in North Vancouver–certified Ultherapy® and CoolSculpting™ specialist Gabriele Brencher utilizes the Ultherapy® ultrasound technique to enhance collagen and restore elasticity to sagging skin on…

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July 25, 2014


GOT #ACNE? SEE DR.E! We are thrilled to announce the opening of our third location, THE Acne Clinic, dedicated to the management and treatment of Acne. “THE Acne Clinic offers a variety of acne treatments, including the LumiCleanse technology, which is exclusive to THE Acne clinic in Western Canada. They believe in a multi-step approach, customizing treatment plans to the…

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July 24, 2014

Chronic Dry Lips? We have a solution!

Do you suffer from chronic dry lips?  At Afterglow Medical Asthetics, we offer a unique solution that has proven results.  The primary use of Dermal fillers is to restore volume. However, this is not the only benefit. Hyaluronic Acid is the substance used in a dermal filler. It’s a crystal-clear gel that is completely biocompatible with…

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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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