What Is the Difference Between CoolSculpting® and Liposuction?

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that targets 20-25% of the subcutaneous fat. CoolSculpting® helps to minimize stubborn fatty deposits and reduces volume, but it is not a weight loss procedure to reduce pounds. CoolSculpting® targets the subcutaneous fat, which is the soft, “squishy” fat.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires anesthetic. A surgical compression garment must be worn for six weeks following the procedure, and you may be left with small scars where the incision was made. It can be an effective treatment for fat reduction; however, you need to have time to recover from surgery.

Dr. ShehlaEbrahim encourages clients to research both treatments and offers four tips for CoolSculpting®:

  1. Ensure the clinic is a Certified CoolSculpting® Practice.
  2. Double check that the Certified CoolSculpting® Specialist has attended the ZELTIQ® CoolSculpting® University.
  3. Read testimonials and see photos from clients who have had the treatment.
  4. Reserve a private consultation. During this complimentary assessment, express your wishes and make sure that you and the CoolSculpting® Specialist are on the same page with regards to your concerns and goals.

Dr. Ebrahim invites you to contact us for a complimentary consultation with our CoolSculpting® Specialist to find out if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting®.


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Combination Treatments Can Slow Down Aging

Patients who want to age gracefully are repeating a new mantra: maintain, maintain, maintain.

By combining non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments you may be able to obtain better results, particularly if you start caring for your skin today.


Dr. ShehlaEbrahim typical suggests using:

  • Ultherapy® is a non-surgical energy-based procedure designed to stimulate collagen production. Click on the links below to find out more about Ultherapy®, as well as other minimally invasive rejuvenating techniques like Forever Young BBL® and the Vampire Facial

There is scientific evidence through biopsy, electron microscopy, and ultrasound that combination treatments actually slow down aging process.

Check out Dr. Ebrahim’s video:



Contact us today and reserve your complimentary consultation with Dr. Ebrahim for her recommendation of the best combination treatments for you.

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Dr. Ebrahim at Painted Boat Spa on the Sunshine Coast

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, our experienced Physician , invites you to join her at Painted Boat and refresh your appearance for the festive season.

  • Refresh your appearance – Aesthetic Appointments available for dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic on Saturday, June 24, 2017   from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Contact us
  • Rejuvenate your body with a Spa Treatment at Painted Boat Spa.

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Try This Delicious Slimming Berry Smoothie

GlisodinLeap into spring with a healthy start to your day!

A delicious berry smoothie in the morning with Skin Nutrients Advanced Slimming Formula supports a healthy diet and physical activity.

Start your morning with antioxidants and a good source of protein and fibre.

1 scoop mixed into your morning smoothie will help promote a healthy metabolism and aid in controlling your appetite. You can also mix 1 scoop into a glass of water, but as it needs to be taken with food a smoothie is the perfect answer for those busy people on the go.

 Delicious Berry Smoothie:

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh mixed berries
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop Skin Nutrients Advanced Slimming Formula

Add all ingredients to the blender and mix until smooth.  Recipe courtesy of Ailish – Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

The GliSODin® Advanced Slimming Formula also partners well with a CoolSculpting® treatment.

If you are thinking about getting rid of stubborn bulges, love handles, or areas of unwanted fat, this may be the perfect time to learn about CoolSculpting®!

Your search begins with finding a Certified CoolSculpting® Professional in a Certified Practice.  We to invite you to contact us and set up a private consultation with Marouska at Ambleside Dermedics. In this complimentary 30-minute appointment you will discuss your areas of concern and find out from a Certified Professional if CoolSculpting® is the right treatment for you.

We look forward to helping you look and feel your best in 2017!


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Get Rid of Stubborn Fat with CoolSculpting®









Do you have stubborn areas of fat that will not leave?

Do you cringe when someone refers to love handles, muffin tops, bat wings?

How do you feel about MOOBS?  – Man Boobs?

December is the perfect time to treat the bulge and transform your body without surgery.

CoolSculpting® is the number one fat reduction treatment that can effectively minimize excess fat, especially from stubborn areas that may be resistant to diet and exercise.

Click to see CoolSculpting in action:https://youtu.be/YikQ7lSBzsA

Contact us for your complimentary CoolSculpting® consultation.

Ambleside Dermedics is a Certified CoolSculpting® practice with Certified CoolSculpting Specialists.

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Dr. Shehla Ebrahim Featured in “User’s Guide to Cheating Death”

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, our extensively trained physician, will be featured in the documentary, “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.” This series will air in March of 2017, and it will explore the science and social effects of cutting-edge health trends.


In the middle of a busy clinic day, Ambleside Dermedics was the set for the “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death” filming of a Vampire Facial.

This was the very first Vampire Facial for our model. When she heard micro-needling would be the first step in the procedure, she was uneasy as she imagined big long needles poking into her face.  She was so relieved that the needles are very, very tiny, and she describes as feeling as like a deep-tissue massage.


The purpose of the micro-needling is to create controlled microscopic injuries to open channels to deliver the PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) deeper into the skin.

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is rich in many growth factors and stimulates the production of new collagen within the skin. This treatment is excellent for clients who want to improve the texture and tone of the skin, as well as control fine lines. The Vampire Facial can regenerate and rejuvenate the treated area.

Check out the video of the treatment to learn more:  https://youtu.be/HapgsrWxxNk

Contact us for your complimentary consultation with Dr. Ebrahim to learn more about the Vampire Facial.

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Address a Weak Jawline With Dermal Fillers


There is a perception that a well-balanced jawline indicates strength, intelligence, and success.

Not true.

However, a receding jawline may feel awkward and uncomfortable. There can be feelings of insecurity, especially with photos of the side profile.

One surgical option is the chin implant. Some implants may look overdone and are not natural in appearance. Not to mention the pain and downtime involved with surgery.

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, our experienced physician, offers a non-surgical option that can enhance a receding chin temporarily with dermal fillers. Check out the video below to see a chin enhancement procedure that Dr. Ebrahim performed in her office.


If you would like to learn more about chin enhancement and to find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ebrahim.

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Best Candidates for Non-Surgical Nose Job

The non-surgical nose job is achieved with dermal fillers, and this treatment is best suited for minor deformities of the nasal septum or a saddle nose. It is also a great treatment to make the tip of the nose higher. To see how the procedure works, check out this video:

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, our experienced physician, prefers to use dermal fillers comprised of hyaluronic acid, such as JUVÉDERM®, Belotero® Balance, and Emerval®, to address concerns with nasal shape. Part of the reason is due to the ability to reverse the effects of treatment in the rare event of complications or if a patient is dissatisfied with the results. The outcome typically lasts between seven and nine months, and occasional “touch-ups” will be necessary to maintain the benefits.

If you are interested in more information about the non-surgical nose job Dr. Ebrahim encourages clients to contact us for a Complimentary Consultation to discuss your unique concerns and receive a personalized evaluation and quote for the non-surgical nose job.

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Frequently Asked Questions About CoolSculpting®

If you have ever wanted to try CoolSculpting®, the innovative non-surgical technology that can reduce pockets of fatty tissue, this information might be helpful in making your decision. Our skilled medical professionals answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this procedure:

After CoolSculpting® will my fat return?
CoolSculpting® is designed to provide long-lasting fat cell reduction without the need for retreatment. At adolescence, we have all of the fat cells we will get. Our bodies do not produce more fat cells as we age unless we become obese and our fat cells divide. With a healthy diet and regular exercise, the results of CoolSculpting® can be enjoyed for years to come.

How long does the CoolSculpting® procedure typically last, and how many treatments will I need?
Everyone’s needs and goals are unique. Depending on your treatment plan, CoolSculpting® can last anywhere from two to six hours, on average. CoolMini™, on the other hand, usually can be completed in about 45 minutes. Your procedure can often be broken up into several sessions to make your experience more convenient. It’s important to note, CoolSculpting® can reduce fatty tissue in the treated area by up to 20-25 per cent, so repeat treatments can help you to achieve more comprehensive fat reduction. As mentioned above, maintaining a nutritious diet and fitness program will help you preserve the results for years.

How much does CoolSculpting® cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting® is different for everyone. It really depends on the results of your personal assessment and the best applicator for your treatment. Prices start from $750.00 for small applicators to $1500.00 for the large applicator. A price reduction can be achieved for those clients who have multiple applications.

Contact us and set up your Complimentary Consultation with our CoolSculpting® Specialist.
Ambleside Dermedics is a Certified CoolSculpting® Practice and Marouska is a Certified Graduate of CoolSculpting® University.

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September Special – 50% off IPL Treatments


Refresh Your Look After the Summer Sun

A Photo facial with IPL is the best medicine to counteract the harmful effects of the Summer Sun.

Ask our Laser Professionals about the benefits of the IPL Treatment and how it can help you with:

  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Spider veins
  • Skin elasticity and firmness

50% off IPL Treatments that are booked before Sept 30, 2016

To learn more contact us to reserve your Complimentary Consultation.

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