Category Archives: Facial Skincare

Brotox: BOTOX® Injections for Men

At Afterglow Skincare, we recognize that men have singular needs and goals when considering facial rejuvenation, and our skilled physicians, can tailor a treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns. As a man, you’ll experience the natural process of aging differently than a woman, and “Brotox,” or BOTOX® Cosmetic for men, can help you achieve …

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What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a controlled exfoliation that induces a repair mechanism of the epidermis (upper skin) and dermis (lower skin) caused by the application of a chemical substance. Our experienced physician, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, typically performs this procedure in a series of three to six treatments, which is designed to help the following skin conditions: …

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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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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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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 a range …

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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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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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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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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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SilkPeel® Benefits Vancouver BC

We are thrilled to share that SilkPeel® is included in the August 2013 issue of Allure magazine on the first page of the "Anti-Aging Report: Primary Colors" feature as an in-office treatment that will help brighten skin.   SilkPeel®, offered at Afterglow Medical Aesthetics, is one of our most popular treatments to improve dull and …

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