About Us

Shehla Ebrahim, MD

dr-shehla-ebrahimDr. Ebrahim is a family physician with a focused dermatology practice who has been practicing in medicine since 1992. As she helped patients achieve healthier, happier lives, she developed a special interest in the unique challenges and rewarding experiences that come with cosmetic and general dermatologic care. She believes that, in addition to safety and efficacy, the patient experience should always be one of the highest priorities, and she strives to provide exceptional results with a personal touch for every individual. An advocate of continued education, she is currently pursuing board certification in aesthetic medicine to help ensure patients receive the utmost care in every treatment.

Dr. Ebrahim earned her medical degree from the University of British Columbia. She then received additional training and certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP), where she also completed a fellowship. After discovering her passion for skincare, Dr. Ebrahim studied practical dermatology at the University of Cardiff in Wales. She also trained in numerous laser and light-based therapies to develop a proficiency in the most advanced skincare techniques available. An advocate of natural-looking, non-surgical aesthetic enhancement, she utilizes a comprehensive selection of cosmetic treatments to create individualized treatment plans tailored to suit the unique goals of each patient.



Deneen Baron, MD

rajDr. Deneen Baron is an extensively trained physician with a special focus on sports medicine, injections, and rehabilitation. She earned her undergraduate and medical degree from the University of British Columbia, after which she completed a prestigious fellowship at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. She then received her diploma from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition to working at Ambleside Dermedics, Dr. Baron continues to work as an orthopedic surgical assistant at the Cambie Surgery centre, False Creek Surgery centre, Lion’s Gate hospital, and UBC hospital. She also dedicates time to the Fraser Orthopaedic Institute in the musculoskeletal clinic.
Dr. Baron enjoys an active lifestyle that includes hiking, cycling, and playing softball and ice hockey. She volunteers her time and skill to numerous athletic organizations, including the University of Alberta men’s hockey team, Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team, and the Canadian women’s wrestling team. She has also served as the team physician for the Canada Winter Games, the BC Winter Games, and the 2010 Olympic Games. Dr. Baron and her family have lived on the North Shore for over 25 years.

Ursula Gutteridge, MD

rajDr. Gutteridge is dedicated to helping patients find a greater sense of self-worth and confidence through aesthetic treatments like cosmetic injectables and personal counselling. Experienced in behavioral psychology, she earned her medical degree from the University of British Columbia and completed focused training in mental health and wellness treatment. Dr. Gutteridge is an opinion leader in her field, travelling nationally to promote discussions about self-esteem, confidence, and the pursuit of happiness.

Dr. Gutteridge’s philosophy is based on the mood-enhancing effects of having a positive perspective on aging. She believes cosmetic treatments can benefit individuals experiencing depression and anxiety, and her emotional counselling works in conjunction with therapeutic aesthetic techniques.

In addition to helping patients through her practice, Dr. Gutteridge enjoys endurance sports and is in training for her first triathlon.

Marouska Smith

Marouska pictureMarouska has been working with Dr. Ebrahim since 2013. She originally joined Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Ebrahim’s other skincare practice in Vancouver, as a Client Coordinator, and then she moved over to Ambleside Dermedics to provide CoolSculpting™ treatments as a certified specialist. She returned to the workforce after taking an eight-year break to stay home with her children, and she is the proud mother of two boys and one stepdaughter. An outdoor enthusiast and a Certified Ski Instructor, she can be found practicing yoga, swimming, and training with her boys’ ski racing club.

Terry Almeida

TerryTerry has been working with Dr. Ebrahim for over 10 years as a laser practitioner, and she has over 15 years experience in the field of cosmetic enhancement. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some of the leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Furthermore, she believes that innovations in technology and treatment can help her provide the best care possible to her patients, and she strives to deliver an exceptional experience that leaves individuals feeling happy, healthy, and beautiful.

Bushra Salvino

Bushra pictureBushra is also a Client Coordinator for Ambleside Dermedics, and as one of the newest members of the team she brings with her a friendly, engaging personality that is always eager to provide a superlative patient experience. She is currently training to be a laser practitioner and Physician’s Assistant to provide the best care possible to our patients. She earned her degree from the Lucie Clayton Charm Academy in London, and she has an enduring passion for beauty and fashion. She currently resides with her husband and four children on Vancouver’s North Shore.


ailishAilish is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for helping people. She believes in taking care of oneself inside and out. As a Client Coordinator, she aims to make every experience at our clinic enjoyable and comfortable. With more than 16 years of customer service behind her, she is dedicated to providing our clients with the best care possible and addressing all their questions and concerns. She lives in North Vancouver with her family and enjoys spending time on the beautiful trails right outside her door.

Raj Kang

rajRaj Kang is one of our Medical Assistants/Nurse and Laser Practitioners. Raj received her nursing degree in India and her Cosmetic Laser and Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care certificate from British Columbia Academy of Medical Aesthetics and Skin Care. Raj enjoys providing exceptional care to the clients.

For more information about our skincare team, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact us today.

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