Acne of the face and body is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, and nearly everyone will experience blemishes as a result of acne at some point in their lives. Typically identifiable by red, swollen bumps, whiteheads, blackheads, and/or lesions, acne often can be the cause of feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment, and some individuals may even modify their behavior or lifestyle to hide the perceived problem from others. Acne usually affects adolescents, teens, and young adults; however, the condition can develop in men and women of any age. Fortunately, if you are experiencing acne, there are many innovative and effective options available to diminish the appearance of - or even entirely eliminate - breakouts. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, our experienced family physician, will develop a customized treatment plan that can address your unique needs and cosmetic goals.

For more information about our innovative acne treatments, or if you wish to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ebrahim, please contact us today.

Shehla Ebrahim, MD

Dedicated to providing high-quality patient care and optimizing cosmetic results, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim is an experienced family physician with a special interest in dermatology and aesthetic enhancement. A Fellow and Certificant of The College of Family Physicians Canada (CCFP), she believes continuing education helps to ensure her patients receive the best possible experience and outcome.

Dr. Ebrahim completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia, followed by a Fellowship in and certification by The College of Family Physicians Canada. She then continued her education at the University of Cardiff in Wales, studying practical dermatology in 2011. Despite years of successful practice in family medicine in British Columbia she refocused her career as a result of her patients reporting a need for specialized treatment for skin conditions and cosmetic rejuvenation. She trained in laser and light-based therapies and began utilizing advanced modalities to treat rosacea, facial and body acne, acne scars, and other dermatological complaints in Vancouver. Today, Dr. Ebrahim is devoted to providing a welcoming environment, complimentary consultations, and customized care to each of her patients.

In addition to THE Acne Clinic, Dr. Ebrahim is also the Medical Director for Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics and Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre. Furthermore, she is an active member of the following associations:

  • British Columbia College of Family Physicians
  • College of Family Physicians Canada
  • British Columbia Medical Association
  • Society of General Practitioners of British Columbia
  • Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Medical Spa Society

Marouska Smith

Marouska is the Client Intake Coordinator at THE Acne Clinic. A proud mother of two boys and one step-daughter, she returned to the workforce after taking an eight year break to raise her sons in Kitsilano, where she resides. Marouska joined the practice first as a Client Coordinator, and then she advanced to performing many skin care treatments. A lover of the great outdoors, Marouska is a certified ski instructor and tries to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Vancouver has to offer. She often can be found outside downhill skiing, doing yoga, swimming, and training with her kids for their ski-racing program.

Caroline Bacic

Caroline has been a key member of Dr. Ebrahim's team since 2011, when she returned to the workforce after raising her three children for 13 years. With a strong background in customer service she thrives as the Client Co-ordinator at Ambleside Dermedics and THE Acne Clinic. Caroline is originally from Manchester, England and loves the healthy outdoor lifestyle that North Vancouver has to offer. She can often be found hiking one of North Vancouver's beautiful trails with her family and friends, at the gym, and making a dazzling first impression at Ambleside Dermedics.

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Bushra joined our team in September 2014. She is a graduate of Lucie Clayton Charm Academy in South Kensington, London, and she brings with her many years of experience and a positive and friendly personality. As a Client Co-ordinator and Physician’s Assistant, she embraces the opportunity to exceed expectations and create an exceptional client experience. Fashion and beauty have always been at the forefront of her career, and she looks forward to building strong and long-lasting client relations. She currently lives on the North Shore with her wonderful husband and four amazing children.

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