Smooth Away Acne Scars with Dermal Fillers

Nearly everyone has experienced acne at some point in their lives. While this condition often is most prominent in the teen years, pimples can develop in men and women well into adulthood. Once the blemishes have healed, however, acne scars may be left behind. These bothersome marks can make your skin look and feel bumpy and uneven, and they may even affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, our skilled physician, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, offers a non-surgical treatment option. Dermal fillers can be used to plump the indentations left by acne scars. There are many different formulations available, including JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® and Radiesse®. The right injectable for your needs will vary based on the type (or types) of scars you have.

Depending on the dermal filler used, you may see virtually instant improvement in the appearance of your acne scars. This technique is designed to be quick, although the number of scars addressed will affect the treatment time. It’s important to note that dermal fillers are temporary, and you may wish to return for maintenance sessions to extend the outcome. In addition to dermal fillers, we also offer laser skin resurfacing technology that may provide longer-lasting results.

We understand that acne scars can be just as unpleasant as acne, and we’re here to help. We offer numerous minimally invasive options to help you achieve the smooth, youthful, and beautiful skin you desire.

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83% of RealSelf Responders Confirm CoolSculpting® Is Worth It!

One our most popular body contouring treatments is CoolSculpting®, an FDA-approved minimally invasive procedure that can reduce targeted pockets of fat on the body. It is primarily used on areas where stubborn, diet and exercise-resistant fat tends to accumulate.

While there are now several treatments available to reduce excess fatty tissue, CoolSculpting® is unique in that it uses cold energy, a process known as Cryolipolysis™ to break up fat cells in a targeted location.

When a patient receives CoolSculpting® therapy, a body area-specific applicator or applicators will be selected based on the needs and goals of the individual. Suction draws in the fatty tissue, which is then exposed to precisely controlled freezing temperatures. This cold energy is designed to damage fat cells without harming surrounding tissue, after which the body’s natural metabolic processes can dispose of the broken-down fat over time.

Several recent studies have shown that CoolSculpting® can achieve between 20 and 30 percent reduction in the affected area. Results become visible over time and are fully complete after about three months. You can watch a CoolSculpting® testimonial here:

Your care and comfort are our highest priorities, which is why we’re proud to be a CoolSculpting® Certified Practice. Our experienced team has received extensive training from CoolSculpting® University, and Dr. ShehlaEbrahim has utilized Zeltiq®, the manufacturers of CoolSculpting®, with great track record of success.

The following seal confirms Dr. Ebrahim’s dedication to quality, safety, and results. To learn more about CoolSculpting® or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us today.

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Dr. Shehla Ebrahim Voted “Top Doctor” on RealSelf!

“Top Doctor” is a recognition that is awarded to less than 10% of the doctors on

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim earned this accolade by achieving high patient satisfaction through RealSelf reviews. She gives expert answers to client questions and provides videos on procedures.

On the RealSelf website you can:


  •      Search for doctors in your area
  •      Read patient reviews
  •      Watch videos made by Dr. Ebrahim on specific treatments
  •      Read questions and answers


For more information on any of the treatments Dr. Ebrahim addresses on RealSelf, as well as our other treatments available at Ambleside Dermedics, please contact us.

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CoolSculpting® Offers High Satisfaction and Effective Fat Reduction, Says Vancouver Physician

CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical fat reduction treatment, is designed to enhance body contour. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim of Ambleside Dermedics discusses the patient response to this procedure and touches on the reported benefits.

Vancouver, BC — Eighty-three percent of patients consider CoolSculpting® “worth it,” according to a poll conducted by medical resource website At her Vancouver medi-spa, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim says a high level of patient satisfaction is common in her experience as well. She attributes the popularity of this non-surgical fat reduction treatment to the broad array of benefits, which include a comparably low cost, minimal downtime, and noticeable results.

Many individuals prefer a non-invasive approach to fat reduction, explains Dr. Ebrahim. Her Certified CoolSculpting® technician, Marouska Smith, says the brief recovery is appealing compared with the downtime associated with liposuction. Smith adds that, unlike a surgical procedure, there is no scarring or incisions, and no needles or scalpels are required. “Following a CoolSculpting® treatment, you can walk out of the office and carry on with your day as usual.”

CoolSculpting® uses a suction-activated applicator to deliver cold energy into the targeted area. The freezing temperatures can destroy fat cells, Dr. Ebrahim explains, gradually causing fat loss in the treated region without affecting surrounding tissue. Smith says patients often choose to target fat on their stomach, thighs, hips, back, and bra-line area, and the treatment plan can be customized to suit the needs and goals of the individual.

Smith emphasizes that CoolSculpting®, like liposuction, is not designed to be a method of weight loss; however, it can help enhance body contour and eliminate excess fatty tissue when combined with a nutritious diet and exercise regimen. “The more someone is leading a healthy, active lifestyle, the better the result will be from CoolSculpting®”

According to Smith, “Weight gain can be a difficult thing to deal with, especially if it is something new to you. CoolSculpting® can help you get back to where you once were with your weight or help you to get to a place where you will be happier and more comfortable.”

About Ambleside Dermedics

Located in West Vancouver and sister to Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics, Ambleside Dermedics is a state-of-the-art skincare practice led by Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, a family physician with a special interest in dermatology. The extensively trained medical team includes physicians, technicians, nurses, and client coordinators dedicated to exceptional patient care and uncompromising results. The two-time Readers’ Choice for Best Medi-Spa in the North Shore, Ambleside Dermedics offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic enhancements and medical treatments, including dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, non-surgical fat reduction, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, acne reduction, and general dermatology. In addition to a number of prestigious accolades, Dr. Ebrahim has been named a “Top Doc” by

For more information about Ambleside Dermedics, please visit,, and


Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre
285 17th St., Ste. 22
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J1
(604) 925-3376

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104-2609 Westview Dr.
North Vancouver, BC V7N 4M2
(604) 980-3993

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(858) 200-0044

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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:

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:

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

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