May 2019

Enhance Your Summer Look With These Nonsurgical Treatments

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Body Skincare, Facial Skincare

A woman is relaxing and happy with her treatment results

With summer around the corner, now is the best time to get your glow on at one of our Vancouver-area medi-spa locations. Starting treatments in the spring will give you plenty of time to make sure you look and feel your best for pool parties, beach days, Canada Day celebrations, and more.

If you want to achieve your best body by summer, consider these helpful treatments.


For tackling exercise-and-diet-resistant fat areas ahead of swimsuit season, try CoolSculpting. This nonsurgical body contouring procedure works by safely freezing and destroying fat cells, which are then naturally metabolized by the body for a slimming effect in the targeted areas.

You’ll see the best results if you are within 10 to 15 pounds of your ideal body weight and are looking to spot-treat frustrating bulges rather than trying to achieve total body weight loss. Results typically develop within 2 to 4 months, so starting in the spring is ideal.

Laser Hair Removal

To reduce unwanted body hair, you may consider laser hair removal, which can greatly cut down on time spent shaving, waxing, and tweezing. During these treatments, lasers damage specific hair follicles to prevent future growth on a long-lasting basis. We offer several variations, including:

For the best results, we recommend a series of several sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are another common source of insecurity in the summer months. These clusters of dark veins occur on the legs and face and can keep men and women from confidently enjoying many warm weather activities.  For treating unwanted spider veins, we recommend laser treatments with Cutera CoolGlide. This device delivers targeted pulses of laser energy that reduce—or even eliminate—spider veins.


To look youthful and refreshed in all your vacation photos, you may consider various injectables. A few of the most popular ones include:

While these treatments are popular for summer prep, they’re not the only options available. Our clinics provide a wide variety of noninvasive approaches designed to help you reveal your best self. If you would like to learn more about our medi-spa treatments in North or West Vancouver, please contact us online or call (604) 998-1594 to request a consultation.

Afterglow Medi-Spa gives Antonia high cheekbones

Posted on March 29, 2010 in Dermal Fillers

Recently, our client Antonia, came to see us about reducing her nasolabial folds. Antonia has deep clefts in the nasolabial area, the result of having a small upper palate.  Although she has had Restylane injected into her folds in the past, the upper edge of the fold has formed an obvious ridge.

To address this issue, and to add more volume to the upper area of the facial triangle, Dr. Ebrahim injected Juvéderm Ultra – a semipermanent filler- into the folds and over the cheekbone area.

In this image, we have shown where Dr. Ebrahim will inject the filler. Enhancing the cheekbones will help elevate the upper edge of the fold.

Injecting the Juvéderm. Since this filler contains lidocaine, Antonia feels barely anything as we inject.

After the procedure, left side.

Right side (where nasolabial fold is more pronounced).

Front, showing higher cheekbones and less deep nasolabial folds.

Juvéderm Ultra and other fillers can be used in a number of different ways to enhance or create more youthful lines for your face.

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